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September 5, 2020

Blogs from a quarantined college student: Week ten

Maddy Harrison

May 30, 2020

Monday, May 18th, 2020 Ten weeks already? Wow, this is week ten of my quarantine blogs. That is just mind-boggling. To think that I have been sharing part of my life with the internet for that long… holy moly guacamole. Am ...

"Better Call Saul" Season Five: Showing its characters' fall from grace

Ryan Sheehan

May 20, 2020

“Better Call Saul” took some time to find its footing. Its first few seasons can feel uneven. The show eventually settled into its style, and each season became better than the last. The show’s fifth season continues this tr...

A worthy follow-up: "Doom: Eternal"

Luke Rex

April 26, 2020

2016’s hellish shooter "Doom" is a game that knows what it is: a ludicrous, blood-pumping ride that puts the player in control of a demon-slaying/crushing/tearing/ripping/pounding juggernaut. I can say with sheer certainty that "Doom" is one of the...

A letter from an essential worker

Skye Melcher

April 26, 2020

I want to start this letter out by apologizing to all my professors. During this time I have not been doing my best with homework and projects because it is hard to find the time. I am trying my best to keep up with everythin...

National Lampoon’s "Animal House:" The college movie to end all college movies

Ryan Sheehan

April 23, 2020

No movie has changed the way people view college life more than “Animal House.” Even though it was made over forty years ago, you can still find people referencing it. The film has made such a big impact that it has partl...

The future of VOD & movie theaters

Luke Rex

April 10, 2020

Amidst the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, companies are rummaging around on how to save themselves. Restaurants are turning against dine-in, necessities are becoming more and more limited during the so-called toilet paper epidemi...

Blogs from a quarantined college student: Week two

Maddy Harrison

April 2, 2020

Monday, March 23rd, 2020  Just another day As much as I love the rain, I would LOVE for some sunshine right about now. This weather is terribly dismal at this point and I would really enjoy some warmer weather so I could get o...

Blogs from a quarantined college student: Week one

Maddy Harrison

March 27, 2020

Tuesday: March 17th, 2020 Hello friends :) I never really saw myself as a writer, as much as I love literature and reading, yet here I am. Writing. For the newspaper. This was NOT part of my job description. My name is Maddy Ha...

Mapping Against Mediocrity: Strategy in horror

Steffen Schwarz

March 26, 2020

Survival horror is a tricky genre to develop for. Immersion is even more important to the genre than it is elsewhere. A single misstep will take players out of the experience, turning a nightmare into nothing more than a medio...

“Sonic the Hedgehog” – A fun tribute to a classic character, but nothing more

Ryan Sheehan

February 28, 2020

When the trailer for “Sonic the Hedgehog” was first released, it was terrible. The design for Sonic was horrible. From the clips that were shown, “Sonic the Hedgehog” looked like it was going to be the latest in a long line of bad CGI-hybrid films such as the “A...