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Picket or Flick-it: Logan, A Eulogy for A Franchise

Picket or Flick-it: Logan, A Eulogy for A Franchise

By Jessica Sharpless
March 6
Filed under Arts & Style, Current, Entertainment, Features

(The Picket)- When one thinks of Wolverine from the X-Men it is impossible to avoid the image of a fit Hugh Jackman in an intense fight scene baring his claws or his yellow spandex covered comic book counterpart. We expect the action sequences and bloody fights, what we don’t expect is heavy human...

Pick-It or Flick-It: A Cure For Wellness, Not For The Faint of Heart

Pick-It or Flick-It: A Cure For Wellness, Not For The Faint of Heart

Edward Smith, Picket Staff
March 4
Filed under Arts & Style, Entertainment

THE PICKET—Gore Verbinski is back at it again with his new psychological thriller, A Cure For Wellness. It’s a gorgeously shot film with dark and intriguing imagery, but it’s held down by an unremarkably overdone plot. A Cure For Wellness follows Lockhart, an ambitious businessman played by...

Picket or Flick-It: Lego Batman, A Parody of Franchise and Pop Culture.

Picket or Flick-It: Lego Batman, A Parody of Franchise and Pop Culture.

By Jessica Sharpless, Picket Staff
February 27
Filed under Arts & Style, Current, Entertainment, Features

(The Picket)-A city populated by beloved childhood toy people under attack from every classic DC comic villain known is about to be blown up by an over-complicated bomb, but wait - our hero comes and saves the day. Then again, this is such a heroic hero. Lego Batman is much like its predecessor t...

Pick-it or Flick-it: Get Out, The Horror Genre Gets A New Classic

Pick-it or Flick-it: Get Out, The Horror Genre Gets A New Classic

Edward Smith, Picket Staff
February 27
Filed under Arts & Style, Entertainment

THE PICKET — A horror movie from Jordan Peele. Go ahead and read that again, but you saw it right. Peele, from the comedic duo Key and Peele, made a horror film as part of his directorial debut. You know what’s even more shocking? It’s fantastic! Get Out follows the story of Chris Washington...

Google Pixel XL Review: Three Months Later

Google Pixel XL Review: Three Months Later

Edward Smith, Staff Writer
February 25
Filed under Arts & Style, Commentary, Features, Opinion

The Pixel XL is Google’s new flagship smartphone and their shot at winning over longtime iPhone users. I’ve been lugging my Pixel XL around since December after I switched from an iPhone. So how does the phone hold up after three months? Quick answer, amazingly. Google already has created a substantial...

Where in the world would you go?

Pandora Affemann and Zoe Nicewander
February 23
Filed under Arts & Style

Shepherd students contemplated where they would go if they could travel anywhere in the world, and why. Some students took family heritage into account when considering where they’d like to go. Mariella Avendano, 22, said China and Spain are on her list because she has Chinese and Spanish ancestry....

Shepherd University Presents an Annual Event, The Vagina Monologues.

Zoe Nicewander, Staff Writer
February 20
Filed under Arts & Style, News

The Picket-The Vagina Monologues is an annual performance featuring students and members of the community that rise together to empower women through coming-of-age and liberating monologues, presented by Rising LOVE. The writer and creator of this show is Eve Ensler. The show first debuted in 1996....

Pickett or Flick-It: John Wick: Chapter 2, The Action Flick Is Revamped…Again

Pickett or Flick-It: John Wick: Chapter 2, The Action Flick Is Revamped…Again

Edward Smith, Picket Staff
February 16
Filed under Arts & Style, Current, Entertainment

THE PICKET — Action movies are nothing new. We’ve all seen the typical thinly laid plot of burly guys punching each other in the face while soaking up bullets like sunlight…usually fighting over a damsel in distress. No one should really care at this point. Thankfully John Wick: Chapter 2—just...

Paul White and Danny Brown’s “Accelerator EP” Review: Smooth Insanity

Paul White and Danny Brown’s “Accelerator EP” Review: Smooth Insanity

Thomas Girod, Staff Writer
February 16
Filed under Arts & Style, Entertainment

(THE PICKET) — Paul White and Danny Brown have proven to the music world that they are untouchable in the circle of experimental hip-hop. White brings his signature brand of off-kilter, post-punk production to Brown’s zany rap vocation for an insane two-track EP, “Accelerator”. White and Brown are no...

A Guide to Shepherdstown’s Secret Menu

A Guide to Shepherdstown’s Secret Menu

BRANDON DYE, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under Arts & Style, Current, Food

(The Picket)- The hungry at some Shepherdstown restaurants don’t need menus. For Shepherd University students, diets depend on cheap eats and variety, and availability without a wait. At the Blue Moon, people can order health-conscious meals. “Our menu is self-explanatory. Blue Moon has da...

Picket or Flick-it : Fifty Shades Darker, a Full Example of Sex Sells

Picket or Flick-it : Fifty Shades Darker, a Full Example of Sex Sells

By Jessica Sharpless
February 13
Filed under Arts & Style, Current, Entertainment, Features

(The Picket)- The Fifty Shades of Grey franchise has been giving audiences a set of guilty pleasures on paper for the last five years and on film in the last two years. The stories follow the dark BDSM and romance based relationship of recent college student, now graduate Anastasia Steele, played by...

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Picks

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Picks

By PAIGE CONRAD, Staff Writer
February 12
Filed under Arts & Style, Features, News

(The PICKET) - The most expensive Valentine’s Day chocolate is not the tastiest, according to Shepherd students. Students participated Friday in a taste test of four different types of chocolate: Godiva, Hershey’s Kisses, Dove, and assorted chocolates from DeFluri’s in Martinsburg. DeFluri’s chocolate sells ...

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