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Detroit Become Human Review

Detroit Become Human Review

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

September 10, 2019

‘Detroit Become Human’ developed by Quantic Dream and Studio Head David Cage is an ultimately flawed but highly ambitious look at just what it means to be human. The game follows three separate android protagonists: The Jesus stand-in Marcus (Jesse Williams), the battered house droid Kara (Valorie Curry...

Secrets. Lies. Popularity. Drama.

Secrets. Lies. Popularity. Drama.

Matthew Rago

September 10, 2019

Whether your high school career just concluded or you spent the entirety of your freshman year recalibrating your Myspace Top 8, most of us have experienced the same whirlwind of emotions about high school.  Well, the third installment of “Thirteen Reasons Why” came along, injected said emotions w...

The Role of the Silent Protagonists in Gaming

The Role of the Silent Protagonists in Gaming

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

September 10, 2019

In “Far Cry New Dawn,” the pseudo-sequel to 2018’s “Far Cry 5,” developer Ubisoft doubles down on a problematic storytelling technique, the silent protagonist. “Far Cry” utilizes a first-person perspective, we see through the eyes of the character we are playing as, and this in theory ...

Has Rey Turned to the Dark Side?

Has Rey Turned to the Dark Side?

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

September 2, 2019

The second trailer for “Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker” came out of Disney’s D23 expo and audiences were exposed to the next shocking twist in the “Star Wars” saga. At the tail end of the trailer, we are shown a shot of Rey, looking far more sinister than she ever has before....

Higher Ground Review

Higher Ground Review

Joslyn Reile

August 28, 2019

“Higher Ground” is a nine-part aerial dance performance in which most of the dance takes place using silks and ropes that the dancers perform on. What struck me about the first part, “The Phantom Beside Me,” was the amount of trust these dancers had in each other. It was a very intimate dance...

Sony Buys Insomniac Games

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

August 27, 2019

Sony Interactive Entertainment has acquired Insomniac Games, the developers behind ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ and ‘Ratchet and Clank’, as a first-party PlayStation studio. This means that the prolific developers at Insomniac will be making their games for PlayStation exclusively. While Insomniac...

SummerSlam 2019- Final Verdict

SummerSlam 2019- Final Verdict

Will Jones

August 27, 2019

WWE's 32nd annual SummerSlam pay-per-view event, hailing from Scotiabank Arena located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada,is the culmination of WWE’s summer storylines.. There were plenty of great moments, but SummerSlam lacked in some areas. It was a 12 match card with three matches on the pre-show and nine...

Disney has 5 Billion-Dollar Movies in a Year

Disney has 5 Billion-Dollar Movies in a Year

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

August 27, 2019

Six movies have made over a billion dollars this year and five of them were made by Disney. They are as follows: ‘Toy Story 4’ ($1 billion), ‘Avengers: Endgame’ ($2.79 billion), ‘The Lion King’ ($1.34 billion),’ ‘Captain Marvel’ ($1.12 billion) and ‘Aladdin’ ($1.035 billion). The...

A VEGGIE BURGER THAT TASTES LIKE A WHOPPER IS…IMPOSSIBLE

A VEGGIE BURGER THAT TASTES LIKE A WHOPPER IS…IMPOSSIBLE

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

August 27, 2019

If you’re anything like me and you’ve binge-watched ‘Community’ on Hulu, then you have probably been inundated with ads for Burger King’s new Impossible Whopper. A veggie burger that tastes just like a Whopper? Could it be so? I had my doubts. I’ve already lived through Wendy’s Asiago ...

NETFLIX’S GLOW: SEASON 3 REVIEW

NETFLIX’S GLOW: SEASON 3 REVIEW

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

August 27, 2019

Season 3 of ‘GLOW: The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling’ recently released on Netflix. For fans of the series, it represents a change in the format of the show. In season one and two, the gimmick of the show was watching women wrestlers wearing wonderful wardrobes wrestle.  Alliteration aside, it was a show about fail...

The True Fan

The True Fan

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

August 19, 2019

In recent years an increasingly alarming trend has arisen in fandom. Sometimes the role of a fan is that of an apologist, making excuses and ignoring all the faults of their chosen fandom. Other times they take on the job of an evangelist. They sing the praises of their fandom to any and all and adama...

Good Boys

Good Boys

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

August 19, 2019

‘Good Boys’ is a tale about endings. The beauty and tragedy of life is that it is finite and someday it will end for us all; unless we can become robots. I’m not completely sold on becoming a cyborg, but I am willing to consider it. My own grappling with mortality aside, the central theme of ‘...

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