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There’s never been a better time to get into comic books

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor April 9, 2021

I’ve been a comic book fan for as long as I can remember. I have a faint memory of being given a copy of “Batman: The Long Halloween” in a comic book shop when I was six, and the rest was history....

Ride throught the kingdom of Hyrule and celebrate the anniversary of the iconic

“Zelda” turns 35—the legend goes on

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor February 26, 2021

35 years ago, the gaming world was introduced to “The Legend of Zelda” and it has never been the same since. The fantasy-adventure series has consistently set the bar for what video games could be...

Getting your hands on a PS5 may be difficult, but is it worth the hype?

You don’t need the PS5 right now … But it’s still a nice upgrade

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor February 5, 2021

Despite what store shelves may indicate, the next generation of gaming consoles have indeed arrived with the release of Sony’s PlayStation 5 (PS5) and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X/S in November.  Console...

The PlayStation 4 was the default gaming device for the last seven years, and for good reason.

Looking back at the PlayStation 4

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor November 13, 2020

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and Series S released this week, ushering in a new generation of gaming consoles, with their increased power, graphical output and the potential for more impressive...

Image courtesy of first-year student Ethan Deemer in his recreation of the Village at 115th House 5

The joys of “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” in a time of quarantine

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter April 16, 2020

I won’t say I handled the shift to remote learning particularly well, at first. Like many, I was mad that the rest of the semester was taken away, and, as the pandemic worsened and social distancing...

Despite blacklash, “Sonic” is a decent movie.

“Sonic the Hedgehog” is just fine, but that’s enough

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter February 21, 2020

The thing about “Sonic the Hedgehog” is that it is entirely aware of what type of movie it is.  Movies based on video games are notoriously hard to pull off, with almost every one ending in disaster,...

Playing bingo with Cleveland’s drag queens

Playing bingo with Cleveland’s drag queens

Lydia Mandell, Contributing Reporter February 6, 2020

“If you must drink and drive, drive someone else’s car,” Drag Queen Veranda L’Ni announced to a hall jam-packed with bingo players. Laughter filled the dimmed hall as the 18+ crowd sat at the edges...

How “Call Her Daddy” is empowering women

Aura Rossy, Accounts Manager November 30, 2018

When you first tune in to the Barstool Sports’ “Call Her Daddy” podcast, your mind may overflow with judgements and misconceptions. The voices of the two women that fill your ears are high-pitched...

Socks, NERF blasters and tag... oh my!

Socks, NERF blasters and tag… oh my!

Mary McPheeters, Copy Editor October 12, 2018

Have you noticed a bunch of students running around with NERF blasters in green bandanas for the past week and a half? You’re not imagining things. These students have been playing Humans vs. Zombies...

The final episode of Lara Croft’s journey

Tracy Wang, Staff Reporter September 28, 2018

The charming archeologist, scholar, adventurer and warrior Lara Croft is back. “Shadow of the Tomb Raider” is the third and final game in the reboot trilogy that follows the origin story of Lara Croft. In...

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