“Love, Simon” review

  The world of movies is rapidly expanding. There is diversity all around us, and in the past, movies and television have not done a good job of reflecting this diversity. In a study conducted by USC analyzing 900 popular films from 2007-2016, LBGTQ+ characters represented only 1.1% of characters with speaking parts. In addition…

The Hamilton hype

  Guns, ships, and hip hop? “Hamilton, an American musical” is a diverse story about founding father, Alexander Hamilton. The musical is unlike many debuted before. It’s one of passion, war, and rap cabinet battles. “Hamilton” is a stellar show, and if given the opportunity, it is a must see for this century.   Inspired…

The Ranch Smokehouse and Grille ravishes tastebuds

      The Ranch Smokehouse and Grille is a recently new barbecue place located in Town Center. The Ranch Smokehouse is located next to Raising Cane’s. They serve barbecue style entrees and have a bar for those of age.   I was a little skeptical to try The Ranch. Before heading to the restaurant,…

Marching under the lights

   One of the world’s most multicultural events took place at the Olympic Stadium on Feb. 9, 2018 for the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. Many new and old athletes appeared out of the gate, representing countries from around the world. With some amazing visuals, the anchors for NBC said, “You were witnessing history.”…

Another Marvel movie worth watching?

Black Panther Review (no major spoilers)     It seems every day new superhero movies are popping up on the radar, with mixed results on the final product. It is obvious a lot of work goes into making them, but are they worth watching? One of the most recent superhero flicks, more specifically a Marvel…

Boo the boring Bachelor

It is the 22nd season of the Bachelor. 29 women blush over a 36 year old, grey haired man, who in the 8th season of the Bachelorette lost his dream girl, Emily. He is the most boring Bachelor, who doesn’t know the difference between a fun date and a snooze of an episode. Arie Luyendyk…

One foot in reality, one in virtual reality

  Video games as a whole have grown in complexity over the years, from a ball bouncing across the screen to today’s advanced systems. The technology needed to run these games have been growing as well, branching off with various companies with different ideas. One of these is the well known HTC Vive, but is…