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Sonoma State Star

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Mumford and Sons: “Wilder Mind”

Jake Burke, Staff Writer May 12, 2015

In 2012, Mumford & Sons released the Grammy award-winning album “Babel.” The band’s unique mix of folk and rock made Mumford & Sons one of the most impressive musical groups in the past few years.  After three years, the band has released their new album, “Wilder Mind,” and to this reviewer’s surprise, it’s not exactly what a Mumford & Sons fan would expect.



Earth’s mightiest heroes conquer box office

Jake Burke, Staff Writer May 5, 2015

In 2012, the world saw Earth’s mightiest heroes come together to create movie history, now the sequel was faced with the enormous competition left by its predecessor.  


Seawolves SPEAK! Movie Reboots/Sequels

Jake Burke, Staff Writer April 28, 2015

“Transformers,” “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “Star Trek.” These are just a few of the many reboots guaranteed to fill theaters.  


‘Orchard Development’: Clever, but cluttered

Jake Burke, Staff Writer April 21, 2015

“Where does one look?” 

This question is sure to be asked by any person watching Sonoma State’s latest show. “The Orchard Development” is a unique combination of technology, acting and dancing based on Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard.”  



‘Marvel’s Daredevil’: A unique hit

Jake Burke, Staff Writer April 14, 2015

Ever since the release of “Iron Man” in 2008, Marvel has dominated the film industry.  



Retro-styled game boasts vibrant graphics

Jake Burke, Staff Writer April 7, 2015

When it comes to “Axiom Verge” there are two certainties. One, it’s a complex and challenging experience, and two, it’s downright addicting.  “Axiom Verge” is a game that pays homage to the Metroidvania genre, made famous in the 90s by games like “Super Metroid” and “Castlevania.”


Travel through time with the ‘Chrononauts’

Jake Burke, Staff Writer March 31, 2015

In the world of comics, it’s very rare that top-tier writers and artists come together to create an entirely new series. But this type of collaboration is exactly how the new comic book series, “Chrononauts,” was formed. On the surface, “Chrononauts” is just a story of humanity’s first attempt at time travel, but like most of Mark Millar’s previous books, there’s so much more.


Vince Vaughn film offers no potential

Jake Burke, Staff Writer March 10, 2015

The newest Vince Vaughn comedy “Unfinished Business” is not only a bad movie, it may be one of the worst movies an audience will ever see.  



New PlayStation exclusive is lacking

Jake Burke, Staff Writer March 3, 2015

On the surface of the new third-person story based shooter game, “The Order 1886” is a remarkable feat. Sadly, once your eyes adjust to its console defining graphics, the feeling of greatness slowly fades and this PlayStation 4 exclusive becomes an incredibly conflicted game.



Career Fair a good source for all

Jake Burke, Staff Writer February 24, 2015

Most college students’ No. 1 goal after getting their degree is to get a job. But like most things in life, that’s immensely easier than it sounds.


Recycled Percussion gets thrown center stage

Jake Burke, Staff Writer February 17, 2015

Imagine sitting down in a theater watching a group of performers use chainsaws and buckets to craft music like one has  never heard before. On Feb. 27, that performance no longer has to sit in one’s imagination. As part of Sonoma State’s week long event Late Nights with Lobo, the professional junk rock music group Recycled Percussion makes their way into the Person Theatre.


Actor, comedian performing at Sally Tomatoes

Jake Burke, Staff Writer February 10, 2015

It certainly isn’t everyday when a celebrity comes to Rohnert Park, but Wednesday isn’t an ordinary night.  For one night only, the local restaurant, Sally Tomatoes, is bringing actor-comedian and three-time Tony Award nominee David Alan Grier to their restaurant for a three-hour standup comedy event.

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