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Iovinelli returns for Spring Concert

Iovinelli returns for Spring Concert

Paul Kritikos, Media Editor
May 7, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Fine Arts, Multimedia, Top Stories

Former RB Band Director Angelo Iovinelli returned on April 16 as a guest conductor for RB's Spring Concert.  Not able to attend the event?  Listen to some of the best moments with Clarion.

Catching up on Blur

Catching up on Blur

Chris Olszewski, Opinion Editor
May 7, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Music & Books

London-based four piece Blur is one of the most prominent British acts of the 1990s, along with Manchester counterparts Oasis. Unlike Oasis, Blur never achieved a great level of success in the United States, aside from 1997’s “Song 2” and headlining performances at Coachella 2013. On April 27,...

Orchesis’ “Pulse” leaves hearts racing

Orchesis’ “Pulse” leaves hearts racing

Molly Cunningham, Staff Reporter
May 7, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Featured A&E, Fine Arts, Top Stories

I have been to my fair share of performances throughout my high school career. I've watched musicals, listened to band and choir concerts, and wandered through art show displays. Orchesis, however, never ceases to amaze me each time I watch a performance. The company, under the new direction of English...

Neverwinter shines in PC-to-console crossover

Neverwinter

The legendary PC MMORPG comes to consoles.

Our Rating: 8.5 out of 10

Cameron Yarger, A&E Editor
April 29, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Featured A&E, Games & Tech, Reviews

Neverwinter, a PC-based MMORPG, has just been released to consoles for the first time.  Xbox one players were finally given the ability to play an MMO on our consoles. The best part of this game is it's completely free! The storyline is the standard MMORPG type story, not very in depth but with tons...

Mario Kart 8 turns over a New Leaf

Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

An Animal Crossover brings two Villagers and Isabelle onto the racetrack.

Our Rating: 10 out of 10

Galen Alaks, Layout Editor
April 29, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Games & Tech, Reviews

In the second Mario Kart 8 dowloadable content (DLC) pack, a horde of Animal Crossing characters and Dry Bowser take to the tracks. From an underground train station to a Shy Guy Village to a child’s bedroom, Mario races in everything from a beetle to an undead ATV. Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 is...

Battlfield Hardline hits the target

Battlefield Hardline

Visceral Games adds a surprising entry to the Battlefield series.

Our Rating: 9 out of 10

Cameron Yarger, A&E Editor
April 9, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Featured A&E, Games & Tech, Reviews

Battlefield Hardline is the next game in the well like Battlefield series, developed by a studio some might be surprised to see, Visceral Games. This is surprising because any fan of the series will know that DICE, or EA Digital Illusions CE, has been lead developer in games prior to this. Nevertheless, Visceral...

Crashing the party

Mario Party 10

Bowser joins the party in the most intense and suspenseful Mario Party game yet

Our Rating: 8 out of 10

Galen Alaks, Layout Editor
April 9, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Games & Tech, Reviews

When Mario and his friends planned their most recent party, they were expecting for Bowser to try to crash it as he has done at every one of their other parties. But they weren’t ready for the extent of Bowser’s intentions. The fire-spewing turtle, now controlled by a fifth character, can chase Mario...

Last of Us continues to impress

Last of Us Remastered

Finally, Last of Us is remastered for the Playstation 4. It keeps the same story, but added new improved quality.

Our Rating: 9.5 out of 10

Danilo Lezza, Staff Reporter
March 20, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Games & Tech

Naughty Dog, the creator of Last of Us, has successfully taken one of the best games from PS3 and made the remastered version for the PS4. This new version has a higher frame rate and crisper colors, making this game give the gamer the feel of watching a movie while using your characters, Joel and El...

American Beauty/American Psycho barely budges the needle

Fall Out Boy-American Beauty/American Psycho

If you are a fan of Fall Out Boy, this album is worth it, but don't start here.

Our Rating: 6 out of 10

Cameron Yarger, A&E Editor
March 9, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Featured A&E, Music & Books, Reviews

Fall Out Boy came out with their sixth album January 16, 2015 and it was another hit. It was their third album to make it to No. 1 on the U.S. billboards, along with Infinity on High and Save Rock and Roll. This album does not fail to deliver to those standards either. The album features 11 songs and...

A curse you want to get

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Rainbow riding, submarine shooting, and Grab Hand gouging comes together in a great new Kirby title.

Our Rating: 9.25 out of 10

Galen Alaks, Layout Editor
March 9, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Games & Tech, Reviews

Mario Kart 8. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. New Super Mario Bros. U. What do these three games have in common? They are all really cool games… but none of them have very important and innovative uses for the Wii U’s main controller: the Wii U gamepad. However, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse...

Winter Art Show dazzles

Winter Art Show dazzles

Cameron Shaw & Caitie Rusen, Staff Reporters
February 23, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Featured A&E, Fine Arts, Slideshow, Top Stories

Riverside Brookfield High School held their annual Winter Art Show located in the school's auditorium Wednesday, February. Many participated, showing and creating incredible pieces of art. Each piece of art was placed into a category, where it had a chance to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. There was also...

Recapping the 2015 Oscar Winners

Recapping the 2015 Oscar Winners

Chris Olszewski, Opinion Editor
February 20, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Featured A&E, Movies & TV, Top Stories

The 2015 Oscars featured featured some notable surprises (Birdman gags!) and somewhat predictable award winners (Moore, Arquette, Simmons), and acceptance speeches that weren't boring. The Academy Awards are the most prestigious award in film. Even from Cannes in February there is speculation as to...

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