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The Next Big Thing in Drop Shotting

By Samuel Moore Whether it is a new advancement in rod making, a new line of crankbaits, or a breakthrough in soft plastic scents, anglers are always looking for that extra “something” to give themselves a competitive edge. For many anglers, this means burning a hole in their pockets and getting the newest and hottest product […]

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Alison Scott & Co. play at BSU like the pros they are

Andy Ellis| A&E Editor| 10-5-12 Here’s the thing you should know about the music industry – it can be brutal.  You can spend years in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs making a name for yourself, gradually building a loyal fan base and receiving rave reviews on both your shows and albums from national and […]

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Reviews: Walk the Moon

Matt Lavrenz | A&E Writer | 4-19-2012 One fun thing about listening to music that is “less than heard of” is the fact that you can pick and choose what will be the next big hit. For example, Adele became an overnight superstar on the radio dial recently, even though her most recent album, “21,” […]

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Rascal Flatts Come Back with “Changed”

Andy Ellis | A&E Writer | 4-13-2012 When an act has been around for 12 years it’s easy for people to tire of them.  Their albums start sounding the same, and you start looking for new music to try out.  When it comes to the band Rascal Flatts, this may have started to happen with […]

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Hunger Games — Three Weekends On Top

Andy Ellis | A&E Editor | 4-9-2012 When best-selling books — especially series — are adapted into movies by Hollywood, fans of that book or series are very cautious.  Most of the time it’s because they are afraid of what’s going to be cut from the books.  They are also afraid that someone may be […]

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Review: Madeon

Matt Lavrenz | A&E Writer | 3-12-2012 Every once in a while a musician comes along that stands above most others. This artist has the ability to make people feel certain ways and get into the music. Sometimes this is because they have a unique sound, sometimes because of sheer talent and sometimes because of […]

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Review: Shearwater Releases “Animal Joy”

Matt Lavrenz | A&E Writer | 2-23-2012 In the midst of Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, and Adele dominating the radio dial, the first band that comes to your mind as some great new music almost certainly isn’t Shearwater. Shearwater is an alternative-indie band from Austin, Texas that formed as a side-project of Okkervil River, also […]

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Review: Bua at Brigid’s Cross

Matt Lavrenz | A&E Writer | 2-11-2012 When my good friend Caige told me there was a Contemporary Irish-Folk band playing at Brigid’s Cross, one of the Irish pubs downtown, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. On the ride to the show, images of 75-year-old kilt-clad Irishmen scanned through my mind. When we arrived […]

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Tim McGraw’s Emotional Traffic

Andy Ellis | A&E Editor | 2-7-2012 Tim says himself that this the best album he’s ever made.  While fans who prefer his earlier material may beg to differ, I do have to agree with the man himself.  Maybe it’s not just the quality of the record for me.  Maybe it’s the fact that this […]

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Coffee, Anyone?

Morgan Bartlett | Staff Writer | 2-7-2012 It’s a fact: People enjoy coffee. Particularly college students — it’s the easiest way to guarantee attentiveness in those long lecture classes. If you happen to be one of those people who enjoy the occasional–or constant–caffeinated pick-me-up, you are in luck; there are plenty of places that cater […]

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