dir. Don Mancini reviewed by Dakota Drobnicki Even with all of the different directions the Child’s Play franchise took over the years, Don Mancini has remained the one consistent showrunner pinning all seven films together. He wrote all of the films up to Bride of Chucky before also taking on directorial duty from Seed of […]


dir. Denis Villeneuve reviewed by Dakota Drobnicki When the original Blade Runner opened in 1982, it was saddled with narration from Harrison Ford, awkwardly shoved in to explain the obvious to the more “casual” (too polite of a term?) filmgoers coming in. This attempt to make Blade Runner more palatable to a wider audience was […]

Game-On Gigazone

By Dana Flickinger Gigazone Gaming held their second annual gaming convention at the Sanford Center last Friday and Saturday, with many chances to win prizes and try out old and new gaming systems. The main event was a League of Legends tournament, which was won this year Go Next, a team from Duluth. During their […]

Nerds After Noon – Episode 1: A Nerdstory

This week, Stacey and Dakota kick-off the series discussing the history of “nerd culture” from the first known publishing of the word to Revenge of the Nerds to Star Wars to the Nerdist to bow-ties being cool. Nerds After Noon is an hour-long radio show/podcast aired everyday of the week at 1 p.m. on FM90 […]

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dir. Martin Campbell reviewed by Dakota Drobnicki Thanks to the ever-increasing influence of the Chinese market on international box office totals, we finally have another Jackie Chan vehicle making its way to a wide theatrical release in the States! One of the world’s greatest entertainers returns to American screens for the first time since the […]

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The Evolution of Franchise Horror

by Dakota Drobnicki Horror is a genre the public and the film community tend to have the biggest love/hate relationship with. Horror films typically rake in large sums of cash through word of mouth and viral marketing these days, but thanks to long-running public and critical stigmas against them, you usually aren’t going to see a […]

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Cross-Cultural Cuisine: Brazil

By Stacey Kaslon Beatriz “Bea” Costa, a junior psychology major, comes to BSU from Recife, Brazil. Home of the international food festival Feira Internacional da Alimentacao, some of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil and one of the top places in the world for Carnaval, Bea embraces her culturally rich home. Occupied by the Portugese […]

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  dir. Neils Arden Oplev reviewed by Dakota Drobnicki In recent years, Sony Pictures has been neck-and-neck with Warner Bros. to see which of the two can be more delusional and prone to expensive bad decisions. Literally, the only good movies Sony plopped into theaters this summer were the crime thriller Baby Driver and Spider-Man: Homecoming the […]

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Chapman Challenges Students’ Ideas on Aliens and Studying Abroad

by Rebecca Carvell Dr. Alan Chapman of Oxford came to Bemidji Sept. 25 to speak to Bemidji State’s students and faculty about the history of aliens and to promote Eurospring. Dr. Chapman discussed all the previous attempts that were made to get to the moon–be it by launching people or a flying machine. He also […]

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Community Members Walk to Defeat Alzheimer’s

by Dana Flickinger BEMIDJI—The walk to defeat Alzheimer’s was held on Saturday. There were approximately 100 participants and 22 different teams. They had a goal of 24,000 dollars and raised about 17,000 dollars. The walk is in support of those lost and to fund research to stop further loss. It was a three mile walk […]

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Eurospring Professor to Speak About Aliens in America

By Rebecca Carvell Scientific historian, Dr. Allan Chapman of Wadham College at Oxford University comes to Bemidji State University to present “Aliens: 2,000 Years of History — But Do They Really Exist?” at 4 p.m. Sept. 25 in Hagg-Sauer 102. The lecture will be about why aliens fascinate people and just how far back the […]

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Saying Goodbye to Songs of Summer

by Shawn Campbell Summer is in the rearview mirror—yes, I know it’s sad—but I have a cure for your sorrows… music! There was some fantastic music released over the summer, and with all this homework killing my summer buzz, I think it’s time for the first edition of Shawnyc’s Guide to Music Survival. These are […]

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