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October 2018

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Movie Review: A Wrinkle In Time

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A Wrinkle in Time is an absolutely charming movie available on Netflix. The film beams optimism and hope while discussing issues of pain and darkness. Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling play the three powerful and mysterious beings who help a young Meg and her brother, Charles Wallace, to find their father, who is lost somewhere in the universe.

The film boasts stunning visuals that come into play as the group explores the universe. One scene depicts a planet that Mrs. Whatsit describes as her ìfavorite planet in the entire universe.î Same here, Mrs. Whatsit, same here. Who wouldnít love a planet with crescent mountains, sapphire seas, and flowers that communicate by color?

A Wrinkle in Time is a beautiful film that explores the universe while carrying a message of hope. Well worth the watch.

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Book Review: Miss Subways

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Book by David Duchovny, Review by Nikki Moylan

While Duchovny is best known for his role as FBI agent Fox Mulder on The X Files, his newest novel rivals any plotline from the 90s sci-fi television show. Following the life of second grade teacher, Emer, as she navigates a new relationship with a man who has a mysterious and somewhat sketchy presence. Her life is turned upside down when she finds strange visitors warning her about this man and the sacrifices she must make in order to keep the relationship. The story does a great job of blending fact and fiction, mixed with some mythological creatures  in present day New York. Readers will enjoy the colorful cast of characters, like the over-the-top spoiled brats that run Emer’s classroom along with Emer’s humorous monologues.

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Book Review: Torn

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Book by Rowena Miller, Review by Maggie Schmutz

Torn by Rowena Miller is a fantasy novel that follows Sophie, a dressmaker who is known for sewing charms into garments. She supports herself and her brother Kristos with her business and by continuing to make dresses for the nobles of their kingdom. Her brother Kristos is a revolutionary and is strongly against the monarchy and the nobles that support it, which challenges Sophie.

She knows that she is supported by these people, and as she gets to know them she finds that many of them see the struggle the lower classes are facing, but at the same time she can’t relate to the elegant lives they lead. She is stuck in between friends, family, and two very different sides of her life. As Kristos’ rebellion grows she must choose between the two worlds she has come to inhabit. This novel is the first in its series and is perfect for anyone intrigued by the mix of politics and fantasy with a fair share of suspense thrown in

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Book Review: Gone Girl

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Book by Gillian Flynn, Review by Taylor Avery

Do you ever get the feeling that people aren’t quite what they make themselves out to be?

Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl is a cleverly written book, with near whiplash inducing plot twists and beautifully crafted characters. At first the book appears rudimentary, complete with boy-meets-girl and marriage-turned-sour elements. However, Flynn quickly sets herself apart by alternating chapters between Nick and Amy, whose narratives are told in different times of their relationship. This unique format gives readers the feeling of a near 360 degree perspective yet with frustrating blind spots that leave the reader guessing until the very last page. Gone Girl puts readers on a roller coaster of emotions, leaving the reader feeling dizzy and with a rush of adrenaline at the end of the ride.

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Your Guide to the Nevada Midterms

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“If you are bored and disgusted by politics and don’t bother to vote, you are in effect voting of the entrenched establishments of the two major parties…In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some diehard’s vote.” -David Orster Wallace

It’s everybody’s favorite season: the one where someone asks if you’re registered to vote at least three times a day, and every other TV commercial is one candidate bashing the other. It’s the midterms, which means that Nevadans have the opportunity to change the leadership both in our state government and in the U.S. Congress.

According to a study by the Pew Research Center, the U.S.’s voter turnout rate falls behind that of the other members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, most of which are developed and democratic. Combine that with the fact that the voter turnout for midterm elections is even lower than that of presidential election years, and you’re looking at very little civic engagement.

Voting as a college student is important. Making voting a priority at a young age solidifies it as a positive habit that you will be more likely to engage in as you get older. College-aged and young Americans make up a huge part of the electorate, but they have some of the lowest voter turnout rates. Their participation has the power to influence election results, especially in a way that could prove favorable to their age group. This means lower college tuition and loan interest rates, LGBTQ+ rights, decreasing the cost of living, and many other policy issues.

Voting can be difficult. You want to make the right choices, but researching each candidate means sifting through the smear campaigns by the opposition and the sugar coating done by the supporters. The following is a list of the races of Nevada, including the candidates and their parties. At the end of end of list, there are a few resources that can help you get more information on the following candidates.

Races not covered include state executive offices (treasurer, controller, State Board of Regents), State Senate (11 seats up for election, out of 21), State Assembly (all 42 seats up for election), local judges, school boards, and municipal races.

U.S. Senate (Class 1 seat):

Dean Heller is the Republican candidate and current  incumbent for this seat. Jacky Rosen is the Democratic candidate challenging Heller.


Perhaps one of the most visible seats, the governor’s race pits Democratic candidate  Steve Sisolak against Republican candidate Adam Laxalt.

Lieutenant Governor:

Kate Marshall, the Democratic candidate, is running against Michael Roberson, the  Republican candidate, for  this seat.

Attorney General:

Democrat Aaron Ford and  Republican Wesley Duncan  are running for this seat.

Secretary of State:

Democratic candidate Nelson Araujo is challenging the incumbent, Republican  candidate Ernest Aldridge,  for this seat.

U.S. House District 1:

Dina Titus, the Democratic  candidate, is the current  incumbent for this seat. Her challenger is Joyce Bentley, the Republican candidate.

U.S. House District 2:

Mark Amodei, the Republican candidate, is the current  incumbent for this seat.  Clint Koble, his challenger,  is the Democratic candidate.

U.S. House District 3:

Susie Lee, a Democrat, is  running against  Danny Tarkanian,  a Republican, for this seat.

U.S. House District 4:

Both Steven Horsford, the Democratic candidate, and Cresent Hardy, the Republican candidate, have held this  position in the past and are now both running for the seat.

Supreme Court:

Running for Seat C is Elissa Cadish and Jerry Tao. Abbi Silver is running unopposed for Nevada Supreme Court F. Lidia Stiglich the incumbent for Seat G, is challenged by  Mathew Harter.


Ballotpedia was used for most of the research for the races covered in the article. It is a site that covers most of the races in your state and provides stats from the primaries and information about each of the candidates, including a link to their campaign websites. It also has information about the ballot measures. has information about the money involved with the Congressional seats, including where the money comes from and where it goes. is also focused more on U.S. politics as a whole, but they check the accuracy of what politicians say in ads, interviews, press releases, and more. has information not only about candidates and ballot information, but also election dates, information on polling places, and more.