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From Green Days Official Music Video for The American Dream is Killing Me

The American Dream is Killing Me Too

Adrian Randall, Staff Writer November 10, 2023

It feels like only yesterday that Green Day announced their last album, publicly known as Father of All… because the official title features a swear in it. That album’s reception was… less than...

Cover of Creepers Third Studio Album, Sanguivore

Creeper Conjure Spirit of the 80s with Newest Horror Punk Album

Adrian Randall, Staff Writer November 7, 2023

Horror punk is a funny name for a genre, and yet it’s been prevalent since the late 1970s. Big band (the) Misfits employ horror-punk in their stage presence and iconography. From their logo; a b-movie...

Jack Skellington From Tim Burtons the Nightmare before Christmas

The Return of Halloween Town

Amanda Woods, Staff Writer October 26, 2023

In honor of the thirty-year anniversary of The Nightmare Before Christmas hitting the theaters, the film has been re-released to select theaters across the US and Canada as of October 20th. For a limited...

The Crossover Staff Picks for Fall Films

The Crossover Staff Picks for Fall Films

Crossover Staff October 24, 2023

Kelley Lebahn, Editor in Chief When it comes to Fall films, I have a long list of choices I would recommend. However, if I had to choose one, I would go with the 1998 direct-to-video animated mystery...

Cover of 3TEETHs fouth album, EndEX

3TEETH Return from Desert to Deliver Fourth Album

Adrian Randall, Staff Writer October 17, 2023

3TEETH is an industrial metal band with a snake-like bite on its listeners from the time they press play to the end of any album. The bite leaves listeners feeling desolate and hopeless about the Earth....

5 characters in the film Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves gathered around a magical device.

“Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” is This Year’s Biggest Surprise

Eric Banks, Staff Writer May 5, 2023

Chances are, Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves wasn’t your most anticipated movie of the year. Making a D&D movie in the first place is a fool's errand. The last adaptation of the popular...

Person reading on the beach, book opened to Chapter 1.

The Crossover’s Must-Read Books for Summer Break (2023)

Crossover Staff May 2, 2023

Haley Seymour, Editor in Chief My top pick of this year (so far) has to be The It Girl by Ruth Ware. Ruth Ware is one of my favorite authors, and I was lucky enough to interview her for my Capstone project,...

A piece of Depeche Modes newest album, featuring photos of their former band member.

Depeche Mode Uses New Album as Mode to Deal with Grief

Adrian Randall, Staff Writer April 12, 2023

Death impacts us all. As a writer, I've been influenced to create because of death in the past. Others have made their magnum opuses out of their pain and grief. Examples of this would be songs or entire...

Ruben from The Sound of Metal wearing headphones.

“The Sound of Metal”: A Beautiful Tale of Finding Oneself

Adrian Randall, Staff Writer April 3, 2023

If you grew up listening to music, chances are you heard the same spiel from your parents; “you’ll go deaf if you keep listening at that volume!” You’d pay it no mind and continue listening, but...

Spotifys logo for the AI DJ

Is Spotify’s AI DJ Overstepping Boundaries, or Does it Have Good Taste?

Adrian Randall, Staff Writer March 31, 2023

The use of AI in making art has been a topic of heavy debate as of late. Is AI art stealing? Is it helpful for artists? The answer will most likely remain subjective to anyone. However, it seems like AI...

Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 4.

“John Wick: Chapter 4” is an Ode to Joy, Violence, and the Human Body

Eric Banks, Staff Writer March 30, 2023

For years, brave individuals have risked their lives for cinematic stunt work, putting their body through hell for jaw-dropping action set pieces. Some have lost their lives to the profession, while others...

Screengrab of Pedro Pascal in The Last of Us official trailer.

The Last of Us: A Tragically Human Zombie Show

Eric Banks, Staff Writer March 23, 2023

The Last of Us is one of the greatest video games of all time. Released in 2014 by Naughty Dog Studios, Neil Druckmann’s achingly poignant apocalypse story was immediately recognized as a towering achievement...

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