The Spectator

In review: Thirst

Story by Scott Hansen

March 11, 2010

Being someone who hates movies involving vampires, it is nice to see a movie like "Thirst" come out and put its own inventive spin on a genre that is getting really old really quick. Sure, it isn't the greatest movie and definitely...

NOTA: Submissions & judging

Story by Thom Fountain

March 11, 2010

As I walked in I saw a bustle of people swarming around vertical aisles. Bright fluorescents revealed the intricacies of the deep, vivid colors of the room. Music poured out of a pair of computer speakers. The room held a vibrant...

Who’s the king of computing?

Story by Danielle Ryan and Sara Nemec

March 11, 2010

Macs By Danielle Ryan Admit it, Macs are beautiful. If this was a popularity contest, they'd win hands down. Their design is sleek, the multi-touch pad is ingenious and easy to use, and they come preloaded with fun creativ...

In review: Shutter Island

Story by Nick Gourdoux

March 11, 2010

Posted at 9:00 p.m. 3/12/10 Martin Scorsese is one of the greatest directors of the last 40 years, and his latest film "Shutter Island" doesn't disappoint. Scorsese and his new favorite actor Leonardo DiCaprio team up once aga...

In review: M

Story by Scott Hansen

March 4, 2010

"M" is a chilling movie that once again proves foreshadowing and not showing a villain up front, when executed flawlessly, works better than any cheap scares and a revealed villain ever could. Set in 1930s Berlin, the film...

Wisconsin vs. Minnesota: Sports

Story by Frank Pellegrino and Lucas Carlson

March 4, 2010

This week in Currents we pit Wisconsin and Minnesota in an extensive Great Debate. Wisconsin Although Wisconsin's sports history has been blowing Minnesota's out of the water since the ball was invented, I am going to focus...

Wisconsin vs. Minnesota: Famous citizens

Story by Samantha Muehleis and Nick Gourdoux

March 4, 2010

Minnesota The two first "famous" (or I suppose infamous) people from Wisconsin that come to mind: Jeffrey Dahmer and Ed Gein. Hmm. Yes, Wisconsin does have Chris Farley and that toilet guy, Kohler. A far cry from the ser...

Wisconsin vs. Minnesota: Metros

Story by David Taintor and Rebecca Jonas

March 4, 2010

Milwaukee Why is Milwaukee better than any city in Minnesota or any city in the United States for that matter? One word: Summerfest. It is the largest outdoor music festival in the world and has 11 days of music, 13 stages...

Wisconsin vs. Minnesota: Brett Favre

Story by Samantha Muehleis and Thom Fountain

March 4, 2010

Minnesota Brett Favre looks better and plays better in Viking Purple. Enough said. I know Packer fans are going to say, "You just can't compare Favre playing in Minnesota to Favre playing in Wisconsin," but really you c...

Wisconsin vs. Minnesota: Music

Story by David Taintor and Thom Fountain

March 4, 2010

Wisconsin Here's the difference between Wisconsin and Minnesota when it comes to music: Minnesota is Minneapolis and St. Paul. Wisconsin is Milwaukee, Madison, Door County, Wausau, and Eau Claire. This is a state debate, so...

Wisconsin vs. Minnesota: Natural beauty

Story by Rob Hanson and Breann Schossow

March 4, 2010

Wisconsin Lakes are pretty cool, no one can contest that. There really is nothing like an evening on a lake emblazon with a fiery sunset or waiting for the sun to show itself over a lake as the mist rises from the water and a ...

Wisconsin vs. Minnesota: State flags

Story by Sarah Bradford and Corbin B. Cousky

March 4, 2010

Wisconsin The long-established saying goes "age before beauty" and in the Wisconsin-Minnesota flag debate, this holds true. Wisconsin was a state 10 years before Minnesota, which gives our flag a more mature and practical fl...

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