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New game allows you to explore new world

Chris Miller, Reporter

February 3, 2016

Filed under Reviews

Xenoblade Chronicles X is a true successor to the original Xenoblade Chronicles and manages to provide everything a JRPG, or Japanese Role-Playing Game, fan could ever want in this type of game. Xenoblade Chronicles X is a JRPG exclusive for the WiiU that released in early December last year. It is a spiritual successor, not a direct sequel, to the original Xenoblade Chronicles. The...

Flu shots: Con

Victoria Miller, Opinions Editor

November 18, 2015

Filed under Opinion

It’s that time of year again; flu season is upon us and we are once again bombarded with reminders to get our annual vaccination. Everywhere we go, we have friends, family, corporations and organizations drilling the idea into us that getting a flu shot is a matter of life or death. Americans are scared out of their minds about getting the virus, while companies make billions...

Flu shots: Pro

Mason J. Rockfellow, Photo Editor

November 18, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Many people argue whether a flu shot is worth getting. Some say it doesn’t work, and a lot of people, such as myself, say it does work. From my experiences with flu shots, it seems to get the job done. Even though you usually get a mild cold or illness a few weeks after getting the flu shot, it has prevented me from getting the flu. When I was young, I wasn’t able...

California becomes the sixth state to legalize physician-assisted suicide

Victoria Miller, Opinions Editor

October 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Earlier this month, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that will allow terminally ill people to take their own life with the help of a physician, making California the sixth state to legalize physician-assisted suicide, or PAS. PAS is not a new concept. Switzerland has allowed assisted suicides to take place since 1947. In Belgium, euthanasia is legal, including...

New phone apps make food ordering process simple

Carissa Diaz, Reporter

October 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Since cell phones have become so important to people’s everyday life, companies have come up with an idea to invent an app that makes ordering food much easier. These apps are everywhere and can be used for well-known fast food restaurants. I believe that it can be extremely helpful to anyone but more importantly to college students when it comes to saving time. Most...

Caged animal debate goes on as circus comes to town

Mason J. Rockfellow, Giovanni Lopez, Photo Editor, Reporter

September 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Pro There are all types of unique things that come to town with the circus, that if it wasn’t for the circus, you wouldn’t get to see or experience them. Exotic animals are one of the things I am talking about. You don’t usually get the chance to see a tiger, lion, or an elephant outside of a cage, man-made habitat or out from behind glass. Getting to see those big...

Pokémon trading card game captures experience

Chris Miller, Reporter

September 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

The official Pokémon Trading Card Game Online card simulator captures the experience of playing with and collecting Pokémon Cards almost perfectly. The PTCGO is a free downloadable card game simulator for PC found on the official Pokémon site. The PTCGO is a card game simulator that allows players to battle with, collect, and trade virtual Pokémon Cards with its online...

Isis crisis putting the US in a political pickle PRO

Isis crisis putting the US in a political pickle PRO

September 10, 2014

Since the departure of the United States military from the battered country of Iraq, a group was forming in the shadows. The Islamic State of Iraq and...

Love comes in many forms, but the meaning is just a four-letter word

James Macias, Reporter

September 10, 2014

Filed under Opinion

We first experience love when we bond with our mothers during infancy. Yes, I recognize that some people will be able to say that they did not have or did not bond with their mothers. It's not relevant. This first experience with love is always the same for everyone because we all come into the world with completely blank minds. We know nothing except that we need to eat...

‘Ice Bucket’ has its challenges

James Macias, Reporter

September 10, 2014

Filed under Opinion

ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. This is a debilitating disorder, which I believe deserves as much attention as possible. That having been said, I feel the current ice bucket challenge that has been sweeping the nation is embarrassing and un-American. Charity...

Wings are the thing

Bertin Rodriguez, Online Editior

September 11, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Football season started Sept. 5 and what does every party need during your favorite football team’s game? Chicken wings. Do you know where to find the best chicken wings in town? Probably not, but you are not alone and up until now I included myself in this category. I had the pleasure of trying three of the best chicken wing restaurants in town according to Yelp. H...

Jonas Brothers’ comeback is not as great as it seems

Jonas Brothers’ comeback is not as great as it seems

April 17, 2013

By Samantha Briggs Reporter After four years of obscurity, the Jonas Brothers are attempting to make a comeback. For those of you who do not rememb...

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