Why you should listen to Serial

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
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Serial, a new weekly podcast from the makers of This American Life is the most compelling new series I’ve started following all year. The story behind Serial starts with a simple tale that has been told over and over again in crime dramas like CSI or Cold Case, classic Law & Order episodes and even […]

 

Holiday Recipe: Chewy gingerbread cookies

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
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The holiday season is upon us, so what better thing to do then share one of my favourite holiday recipes! These chewy gingerbread cookies are one of my favourite treats, and can also be made gluten free with only a slight adjustment. They are also thee perfect treat for a novice baker or student on […]

 

Foo Fighters experiment in newest album (Review)

Sunday, December 14th, 2014
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Album: Sonic Highways Artist: Foo Fighters Label: RCA/Roswell Genre: Hard Rock/Post-Grunge Year: 2014 Grade: B Since the birth of Nirvana and Grunge music, Dave Grohl has become a mainstay in the rock music scene. The Foo Fighters’ latest effort, Sonic Highways, justifies this statement. Its musical guests range from Zac Brown (Zac Brown Band) to […]

 

Christmas-ify your classic recipes

Sunday, December 14th, 2014
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Turning that tried-and-true recipe a new holiday treat As the saying goes, cooking is an art and baking is a science. Some people really hate baking because if you mess one thing up, chances are your product is ruined. Because of this, many people tend to stick to baking goods that they have mastered, and […]

 

T’was weeks before Christmas…

Monday, December 1st, 2014
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T’was weeks before Christmas, and all across MUN Every student, from building to building, did run Dropping papers at offices, hoping not to see All the profs whose classes they skipped all this week For the writing and reading and thinking piled high Til they stood by the clock tower reaching for sky And though […]

 

Upcoming events: November 29-December 19

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Merry Geek-mas Market                                November 29, Mount Pearl Soccer Hut, 9am-4pm, Sci-Fi on the Rock presents this one stop shop for all your science fiction, fantasy, and geeky gifts this holiday season. There will be holiday treats, photos with Darth Vader, face painting, and lots of vendors. All ages welcome, admission by donation in support of […]

 

MUN’s St. John’s campus gets first Dancer in Residence

Monday, December 1st, 2014
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Memorial has its first ever dancer-in-residence, and you won’t even need to leave the library to see her perform. Karen Kaeja spent September on the West Coast of the island as part of her residency and is now bringing her talent to St. John’s. She has a number of activities planned before the end of […]

 

Marvel and Disney’s love child: Big Hero 6 (Movie Review)

Friday, November 28th, 2014
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Big Hero 6. Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, and Damon Wayans Jr. Walt Disney Pictures. 102 min. PG. Animation/Action/Adventure. 4 out of 5 stars I was already a huge fan of anything Disney, but as soon as I heard of a Disney movie based on a Marvel comic, I just […]

 

Is ORAS really all that new? (Game Review)

Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Solid remakes come at the price of innovation Pokemon Omega-Ruby and Alpha-Sapphire (ORAS) 4/5 stars With a flurry of trumpets, a bunch more Mega Pokémon, and a gang of hunky pirates, Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire hit the market on November 21. The Hoenn region is the black sheep of the Pokémon games. It came out […]

 

Nightcrawler is an old school star-maker for Jake Gyllenhaal

Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Nightcrawler.  Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, and Riz Ahmed.  Elevation Pictures.  117 minutes.  14A. Crime/Thriller  5 out of 5 stars Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler is a bit of an unusual film.  First off, Gilroy has never directed a feature film, or anything else to my knowledge. His start came with screenwriting. The only particularly worthy […]