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Alice in Wonderland Review

Alice in Wonderland Review

Miranda Molina, Reporter
February 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Raider Reviews, Showcase

Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll’s famous book about a young girl’s misadventures in a fantasy world, has been adapted as several different movies and plays. Arguably, the most well-known, is the animated Disney feature from 1951. Now, Raider Theater has taken their own swing at the play. The...

Review: Cutting Edge vs. Dark Hour

Review: Cutting Edge vs. Dark Hour

Hannah Majerczyk, Reporter
November 3, 2016
Filed under Raider Reviews

Halloween is a time for scares and haunted houses. I visited two of the most popular haunted houses recently to see which one I thought was the best. These included “The Cutting Edge” and “The Dark Hour.” I first went to “The Cutting Edge” in Fort Worth. The house plays on some common...

Review: ‘Blond’

Review: ‘Blond’

Eden Amberber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
September 28, 2016
Filed under Music, Raider Reviews, Showcase

Frank Ocean is back and better than ever. This R&B singer, rapper and songwriter definitely proved to his long-awaiting fans that his new album, “Blond,” was worth the wait. His last release, “Channel Orange,” is now four years old. “Blond” already feels like a transcending classic. ...

Movie Review: Hotel Transylvania 2

Connie Ho, Co-Editor-In-Chief
November 3, 2015
Filed under Movies, Opinion, Raider Reviews

Sony Pictures Animations recently released Hotel Transylvania 2, their second installment to the Hotel Transylvania franchise, on Sept. 25. The family movie is a mixture of funky, fun, and spooktacular scenes that tell the story of how Dracula attempts to guide his half-human grandson into becoming a...

‘Kindred’ Passion Pit Album Review

Amy Pham, Print Managing Editor
June 2, 2015
Filed under Music, Raider Reviews

The third studio album of the electro pop group Passion Pit is encompassed in their characteristic high-pitched vocals and habitual bouncy sound effects, to the point that songs seamlessly mold into a metaphorical fabric of music, while becoming borderline indistinguishable from each other. Several tracks...

Review: Passion Pit’s Lifted Up (1985)

Abraham Deleon, Design Editor
February 20, 2015
Filed under Music, Raider Reviews

After using their social media accounts to hint at new music, the electronic and synth-pop band Passion Pit released two new singles in the past two days; one of them being "Lifted Up (1985)." "Lifted Up (1985)" is the song that you can play in the background while doing work. The new single has a...

Review: Milky Chance’s Sadnecessary

Review: Milky Chance’s Sadnecessary

Abraham Deleon, Design Editor
February 10, 2015
Filed under Music, Raider Reviews

After releasing their first single “Stolen Dance,” the German pair Milky Chance released their debut album Sadnecessary one year after they had originally released it in Germany. The duo is easily recognized on the radio for their unique vocals and simple, but catchy beats. Using their success ...

Review: Mockingjay, Part 1

Amy Pham, Print Managing Editor
December 18, 2014
Filed under Movies, Raider Reviews

The third installment of the "Hunger Games" series: "Mockingjay" Part 1, depicted the beginning of a rebellion forming amongst those against the Capital, with the majority of the movie focusing on Katniss filming propaganda clips to promote the rebellion. The film’s production value was prominent,...

Album Review: Pentatonix, ‘That’s Christmas to Me’

Connie Ho, Online Managing Editor
December 18, 2014
Filed under Music, Raider Reviews

The holiday season is the perfect time of the year to pop in a CD and listen to joyful, festive music. Pentatonix, an American a cappella group consisting of five members, released their new holiday album, “That’s Christmas To Me” on Oct. 21. The album contains their covers of classic holiday songs...

Album review: Ariana Grande, ‘My Everything’

Amy Pham, Print Managing Editor
November 10, 2014
Filed under Music, Raider Reviews

She’s got one less problem without you, and you, and you, because she’s been racking up sales since the release of her second studio album,"My Everything" on Aug. 22. Ariana Grande is back with her familiar luscious vocals and R&B-influenced poppish beats, but also tests the waters by experimenting...

Album review: BANKS,’Goddess’

Amy Pham, Print Managing Editor
November 10, 2014
Filed under Music, Raider Reviews

BANKS’ debut album “Goddess” debuted on Sept. 5 as a hosh posh of both heavily-modified, studio produced beats and natural-sounding acoustic guitar and piano. BANKS’ instrumental-prevalent style, along with her haunting vocals (comparable to that of Lorde) are an instant hit and a sublime addition...

“The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug” Review

Lynne Diaz, photographer
December 15, 2013
Filed under Raider Reviews

For director Peter Jackson, releasing a film with a such a big fanbase wouldn't be a first. From the author J.R.R Tolkien, "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug" was released Dec. 13 to many awaiting fans. Any book-based film always has the pressures to exeed to the original stories and pay as much respect...