Stranger Things Review

November 10, 2017

*CAUTION, THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS. Though I felt the warning was not necessary considering the sci-fi nerd, mystery craving, 80's loving population has had ample time to binge watch the new season of Stranger Things, I wouldn't want to ruin it for anyone who has yet to explore the Duffer Brother's next set of episodes, available on Netflix. First of all, did Bob dying really further the plot? Am I the only one who screamed towards the sky when a "demo-dog" ate his jugular for dinner? Despite his demise, what seemed to take place shortly after being introduced to the gang, Bob the brain definitely made an impression. Read More

Artown Reno Presents Día de los Muertos

November 08, 2017

For the first time ever, Artown Reno presented a live performance to honor the Mexican celebration. La Santa Cecilia, Mexrrissey, and Mariachi Flor de Toloache all performed at the Cargo Concert Hall on November 1. Cargo was filled with the local Latino community and many others who came out to join in the celebration. Many of these people were dressed in the traditional Día de los Muertos attire: bright flowers, rich colors, and skulls. Read More

Pack Profile: UNR’s Music Ed Majors

November 07, 2017

It is common for a student to walk through the Church of Fine Arts on the way to or from class, listening to the notes of songs as instruments sneak through the cracks of the doors and into his or her ears. To many, it is a mystery who is producing such lovely music. What many at the University of Nevada, Reno don’t understand is what music education majors do to be able to make that music. Pursuing a degree in music education is a unique experience at UNR. It takes five years to accomplish, ten semesters of upwards of 12 credits each, countless hours of practice outside the classroom, and even more hours in schools getting firsthand experience with students. Read More

A Call to Art

November 07, 2017

Hundreds of local artists participated in turning garbage into art for The Greater Nevada Garbage Patch at The Potentialist Workshop. The Potentialist Workshop is a space for artists to do anything from performance art to recording music. The project is an installation of upcycled art. The installation started going up mid-August, but artists have continually added to the project since. Naomi DeVore, who spearheaded the project said, “It started out with me trying to turn all of my garbage into art, which is preposterous. It became a problem real quick.” Read More

Identity Crisis

November 07, 2017

Originally set to be completed and ready for students to move in late August, the Identity apartments delayed move-in day for its future residents as far back as September 22. When given the news the apartments would not be completed, residents left in limbo were given two options. They could either be temporarily put up at the Circus Circus down the street from campus for free while receiving $100 a day, or they could find their own temporary place to stay while receiving both $200 a day and rent credit for the month of September. Given these two options, decisions had to be made quickly. Read More

A Local Treasure

November 07, 2017

Those who have yet to discover the magic of Grassroots are missing out on a wonderful piece of Reno. Located on East Grove Street, Grassroots is a thriving used book store. Believe it or not, the store began in a mother’s garage near Seattle over a decade ago. Today, this business boasts a variety of tastes and not just in books. They have used and new books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, video games, and even notebooks and other bookish items. Read More

Fleet Foxes Concert Review

November 07, 2017

Bearded guys and girls with flowing dresses formed a line behind me as we waited for the venue doors to open. As we entered the misty space, I proceeded to walk to the general admission area and stood front row. I overheard some travelers from Portland exchange stories about their favorite Fleet Foxes songs and felt the anticipation of each attendee. After the opening band and a short intermission, five slender men walked on stage. Read More