A Book Review BY EMILY LUCIA ____________________________________ “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die” (A Game of Thrones). Many of you have probably heard of or have seen the HBO […]
BY TRENT ALLYN BOYER Solomon Northrup has had a rough night. After dining with supposed friends who allegedly wanted to utilize his talents as a violinist, he wakes up wrapped with chains inside of a […]
A Television Review BY EMILY LUCIA Two brothers travel a lonely road. It all began when the youngest brother, Sam, was a baby. He was just a few months old when his father found his […]
BY CHRYSTINA PHILLIPS CBS’s long-running crime drama, Criminal Minds, reached a milestone this week: 200 episodes. For all of the fans who have been here for every episode, it’s hard to believe it’s been nine […]
BY WILL BASLER ______________________ In The Shawshank Redemption, escaped convict Andy Dufresne wrote to his fellow-prisoner and long-time friend Red, “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever […]
BY LAUREN APETZ __________________________ The McKendree Men’s Volleyball team put up a fight against multiple teams over the course of the past few weeks. The Bearcats have taken on two ranked teams in the nation, […]
Vol. 92, Iss. 2 Editors Kimberly Bennett Co-Editor-in-Chief / Web Designer Natalie Van Booven Co-Editor-in-Chief Mindy Allen Assistant Editor Emily Lucia Assistant Editor Editing Team Mindy Allen Britani Beasley Kimberly Bennett Natalie Van Booven Emily Lucia […]
Letter from the Editors Hello and welcome back to McKendree! We are so sorry for getting this issue out so late, but it is finally here! We would like to encourage McKendree students and staff […]
You’re Missing Out on the Excitement BY WILL BASLER ___________________________________ High- flying and sharp-shooting Bearcats are truly an exciting team to watch. *** Over the weekend, the Bearcat men’s basketball team lost at Southern Indiana […]
Brand New Bearcats BY LAUREN APETZ __________________________________________ This year, McKendree University began a new sports program: men’s volleyball. This team is young, with 15 freshmen making up the roster. Nicki Sanlin, who is assisted by […]
McKendree Speech and Debate Opens Spring with Strong Performances BY JOSEPH BLASDEL, PhD __________________________________________ The McKendree University speech and debate team began its spring semester of competition with strong performances at both University of Utah’s […]
Academic Excellence Celebration: More Than Just a Day Off of School? BY MORGAN MABERRY __________________________________________ The Academic Excellence Celebration is a day for students and alumni to show off their academic achievements and for the […]
Make Mindless Eating Work for You BY REBECCA COLLIER, MS, RD Registered Dietitian Adjunct Instructor, Health Promotion and Wellness __________________________________________ Does the thought of “going on a diet” make you cringe? For most, this means […]
…and the Grammy Goes to… BY BRITANI BEASLEY ___________________________________________ On Sunday, January 6th of 2014, musicians of many different backgrounds and genres arrived to a night of dancing, speeches and fashion for the 56th Annual […]
The Best of Sundance Film Festival 2014: Whiplash Scores Top Honors BY CHRISTYNA PHILLIPS ____________________________________________________ The Sundance Film Festival is best known as the land of Filmmakers & Celebrities, Mountain Chic Fashion and Glamorous Festivities. The […]
Frozen: A Movie Review BY KIMBERLY BENNETT _________________________________________ In Ancient Greek, there are four different words to describe feelings of love: agape, eros, philia and storge. Most spiritual books and films, such as Facing the […]
Beauty & the Beast ~ TV Series Review BY KIMBERLY BENNETT _________________________________________ Before Oct. 11, 2012, I had never come across a television show worth obsessing over. If you ask me, I would admit to […]
TV Review: How I Met Your Mother BY BRITANI BEASLEY __________________________________________ In September 2005, the voice of character Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) was introduced talking to his two kids in the year 2030 about how […]
Vol. 92, Iss. 1 Editors Kimberly Bennett Interim Editor-in-Chief / Interim Web Designer Natalie Van Booven Assistant Editor Chris Streetman Assistant Editor Mindy Allen Assistant Editor In This Issue Allison Barrows Kimberly Bennett Natalie Van […]
Bearcats Cross Country Wrap Up Seasons, Sending One to NCAA Nationals By: Megan Doty The McKendree Bearcats Men’s and Women’s Cross Country team began their post-season on Saturday, October 26, at the Great Lakes Valley […]
Marching Band: It is More than a Sport An Opinion written by: Emily Lucia With the recent online popularity of the Ohio State Marching Band, the art form has intrigued many. Commenters on the YouTube […]
Thor: A Dark World
A review written by Emily Lucia
*Warning: Minor Spoilers Ahead*
Marvel’s second post-Avengers film is just what a Marvel film should be. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry (sometimes in the same scene) and it leaves clues to future Marvel productions (Avengers 2 and 3 anyone?). Despite the change of director from the first film, Thor: The Dark World is an exciting ride that keeps audience members on their feet until the very end.
The film begins in the same manner as the first with Odin (Anthony Hopkins), Thor’s father and King of Asgard, lending his voice to tell an ancient tale of an evil race called the Dark Elves led by Malekith (Christopher Eccleston). In the tale, Malekith seeks a dark substance known as the Aether. Asgardians led by Odin’s father and predecessor, Bor sweep in and save the day. Malekith was going to use the Aether to absorb its power and, we can assume, take over the nine realms. Bor and the Asgardians defeat Malekith and the Dark Elves and confiscate the Aether, locking it away somewhere no one will find it.
What’s Hot on the CW Network?
Written by: Kimberly Bennett
For those of you who do not know me, I am a huge TV fan. I watch a lot of different shows and this year happens to be the CW’s biggest year yet! Before last year, I didn’t really watch a lot of shows on the CW but since last year’s freshman series, Beauty & the Beast, starring Jay Ryan, Kristin Kreuk and Austin Basis, I immediately started watching more of the CW shows. If you remember WB-11’s Smallville, then you’re ahead of everyone else. Smallville was one of the few series that lasted 10 seasons and was formally owned by the Warner Bros. Company. However, in 2006, CBS and Warner Bros formed a partnership and became the CBS and Warner Bros. Company (or, for short, CW-TV).