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Stooges return age-old shenanigans

David Pleyel April 19, 2012

When it comes to comedy in its entirety, no one has raised the bar more than “The Three Stooges.” With their physical farce and extreme slapstick routines dating back to the early ’20s through...

Disney movie goes to whole new world

David Pleyel March 15, 2012

I’m sure I speak for some when I say it’s been awhile since anything productive, intriguing or memorable has come out of Hollywood when it deals with films. The never-ending loop of 3-D graphics,...

Senior Lyons paces ’Cats in multiple sports

David Pleyel February 2, 2012

It’s no secret that NMU has many talented athletes who devote much of their time and effort to a sports. It’s also no secret that a main reason athletes play to begin with is to see who the better...

Students shouldn’t rush into college

David Pleyel December 8, 2011

As the fall semester comes to a close, and one more semester stands between me and graduation, it just can’t come fast enough. The long nights in the library hunched over my laptop, the constant reading...

‘Skyrim’ builds world without borders

David Pleyel December 2, 2011

Let’s see what’s on the to-do list today. Chop some wood before sunrise, make a few health potions, raid the local bandit cave, climb a snow-covered mountain leading to an abandoned fortress and...

‘Warfare’ delivers more fun for gamers

David Pleyel November 17, 2011

“Your world as you knew it is gone. How far would you go to bring it back?” Infinity Ward, developer of the “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” franchise has done it again by delivering yet another...

Online Exclusive: Art of Flight Video Premier

David Pleyel November 6, 2011

It’s that time of the year again where Casualties Skate and Snow shop hosts another video premier e of snowboarding’s top athletes. “The Art of FLIGHT,” promises not only to deliver unprecedented...

Online Exclusive: ‘Three Musketeers’ doesn’t live up to the legend

David Pleyel October 26, 2011

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from “The Three Musketeers.” Part of me was really excited to see how the story would be developed. Yet, another part remained skeptical because Paul W.S. Anderson...

‘Real Steel’ gives real action to viewers

David Pleyel October 20, 2011

When I saw the preview for director Shawn Levy’s “Real Steel,” the first thing that came to mind was the game “Rock’Em Sock’Em Robots.” The movie is truly an exact duplicate of that game...

Gamers play for wrong reasons

David Pleyel October 20, 2011

Staff Column I will never forget the first time I was introduced to video games. I was only 4 years old and my dad was playing “Pac-Man” on his new Atari 2600. “What are you doing?” I asked...

Freshman becomes track All-American

David Pleyel June 6, 2011

The NMU outdoor track and field team’s season officially ended on May 28 at the NCAA Championships in Turlock, Calif. Freshman pole vaulter Jaime Roberts was the lone representative for the Wildcats...

Track building toward conference meet

David Pleyel April 20, 2011

The NMU outdoor track and field team continues to excel in its endeavors as it made its way to Midland, Mich. to compete in the Northwood Invitational. Team scores were not kept but head coach Tom Barnes...

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