75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
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75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
The 2022 film Terrifier 2 is the third installment of the Terrifier franchise and follows the story of Art the clown as he attacks the people of Miles County. The film was directed by Damien Leone and was made six years after the second installment, Terrifier, and nine years after the first installment, All Hallows Eve. Graphic by: Jane Armstrong

“Terrifier 2” is anything but terrifying

Ruby Lacques and Jane Armstrong December 2, 2022

 Overdramatized violence makes the third installment of the horror franchise lack substance and weakens the plot On Oct. 6, the sequel to 2016’s “Terrifier” hit the theaters, “Terrifier 2.”...

Smile gained the attention of the world with its unique marketing tactics and since its release has received positive reviews. Allie Nichols 23 said, I literally screamed out loud in the movie theater. Graphic by: Hugh Murphy

Movie review: “Smile”

Hugh Murphy and Annika Lange November 5, 2022

An electrifying scare-fest that lacks substance “Smile” intrigued prospective audiences with a cheesy yet eerie trailer that would play in front of many during its big release. Though a bit imitative...

The movie Clueless is filled with funny and relatable quotes such as, I know it sounds mental, but sometimes I have more fun vegging out than when I go partying. Maybe because my party clothes are so binding. This quote is said by the movies character Cher (center-right). Graphic by: Kendall Garcia

Movie review: “Clueless” is a must watch movie

Kendall Garcia November 2, 2022

Clueless is a relatable teenage file that deserves more screen time “Clueless,” a cult-classic film from the 1990s that stars icon Alicia Silverstone as the main character, Cher. Cher is a ditzy high...

Olivia Arriaga 24 said, “I thought [It Ends With Us] was so good and it was funny at some points, but I also thought it was sad. It was just such a good book and I would recommend it to anyone.” Photo by: Ava Mohror

Book review: “It Ends With Us”

Ava Mohror and Halle Gentry October 21, 2022

After the trend of reading “It Ends With Us” died down, is it still worth reading? We have likely all heard of author Colleen Hoover, more specifically, her most popular novel, “It Ends With Us.”  Despite...

The copy of The Dharma Bums that has been passed around among Hugh Murphy, Buck Balling and Miles Newman. A classic of contemporary American literature, The Dharma Bums is praised for its unique stream-of-consciousness style and moving spirituality. The novel has moved and changed each of us in very different ways and permanently altered the trajectory of our lives. Photo by: Hugh Murphy

Book review: “The Dharma Bums”

Hugh Murphy, Buck Balling, and Miles Newman October 14, 2022

 A spiritual rollercoaster through 1950s America by Jack Kerouac “The Dharma Bums” is an embellished memoir written by Jack Kerouac and published in 1958. It was released a year after Kerouac’s...

Dont Worry Darling received mixed reviews after high anticipation and drama surrounding the cast and crew days before its release. Graphic by: Ava Mohror

Movie review: Don’t Worry Darling

Ava Mohror and Kinda Mehael October 7, 2022

After a swarm of drama surrounding the “Don’t Worry Darling” premiere, the movie received mixed reviews and ratings “Don’t Worry Darling,” a psychological thriller directed by Olivia Wilde...

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