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Multiplayer carries ‘Battlefield 3’

Zak S. Cowan, Editor in Chief

November 2, 2011

“Battlefield 3” is one of the greatest first-person shooters I’ve ever played, and it’s because it provided me with a gaming experience like no other. I didn’t play “Battlefield: Bad Company”, and I didn’t play its sequel. My “Battlefield” experiences are strictly limited to “Battlefield 1942” and “Battlefield 1943.” This is why when BF3’s...

New Coldplay lacks their old soul

Martin Chang, Online Editor

November 2, 2011

With “Mylo Xyloto,” Coldplay’s fifth album, they have traded in their emotionally stirring, perfectly balanced music, for slick, radio-friendly Rihanna and Lady Gaga style dance pop, and while the core of what makes Coldplay good is still here and the album is generally successful in creating a more catchy dance pop sound, the music on “Mylo Xyloto” sounds generic...

‘Rage’ is certain to satisfy your id

‘Rage’ is certain to satisfy your id

October 19, 2011

It’s just another evening on near-future Earth. In pod-like bunkers called Arks, all over the planet, the world’s best and brightest are being tucked...

Haggard’s ‘Tennessee’ leaves you yearning for more

Jon Nelson, Reporter

October 19, 2011

After being raised around his music and seeing him half a dozen times in concert, I thought I knew everything there was to know about Merle Haggard. However, with his new record, “Working in Tennessee,” the “Okie from Muskogee” proves that despite his age, he still has a few surprises up his sleeve. The title track from the album is “Pure Haggard” in the best...

Dialogue carries new Clooney film

Nate Perez, Reporter

October 19, 2011

“The Ides of March” doesn’t feature any fight scenes, or have any corny, over-the-top dilemma. What it does feature is great dialogue, a fantastic plot, and surprising entertainment given that it is a political drama. “The Ides of March” features an all-star cast: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei, Paul Giamatti, and Evan Rachel...

Kicking balls, or killing monsters: read and decide

Staff

October 5, 2011

With two major blockbusters hitting the market in previous weeks, two Rip staff members  review EA Sports’ Fifa 12 and Epic Games’ Gears of War 3 to help you decide which of these games more fits your style, because although both are more than worthy of a five-star rating, each will provide you with something different. By Esteban Ramirez Reporter The new FIFA video game is out and th...

Blink is back, and it’s like they never even left at all

Blink is back, and it’s like they never even left at all

Patricia Rocha, Reporter

October 5, 2011

“Neighborhoods,” the newest album from Blink-182, is a true reflection of all that the band members have experienced and matured from since their breakup...

Aluma Wallet: Not as indestructible as they claim

Gregory D. Cook, Photographer

September 21, 2011

We are over a decade into the 21st century, and what was the science fiction of yesterday is quickly becoming the commonplace of today. While science seems to have fallen behind on its promise of flying cars, the Telebrands company of Fairfield, N. J. claims that the new Aluma Wallet is the 21st century upgrade for the good old-fashioned wallets and billfolds that our grandparents...

River Walk Cafe makes a better pastry than sandwich

Cassandra McGowan, Reporter

September 21, 2011

I arrived at Riverwalk Café about an hour and a half late for breakfast, which was highly disappointing because I was really looking forward to a good omelet or breakfast burrito.  They stop serving breakfast at 10:30 a.m. but from the looks of the menu, it looks pretty tasty. The café features Peets Coffee & Tea, and also offers espresso as well as grape, apple,...

Madden continues success with deepest installment yet

Madden continues success with deepest installment yet

September 8, 2011

Every August, I go out and spend $60 I don’t have for the newest "Madden" video game, and nearly every year I am disappointed by how little the game...

Sparks fly in first issue of ‘Justice League’ reboot as two familiar superheroes meet for the first time, yet again

Martin Chang, Online Editor

September 8, 2011

Other then music, no other medium has made a deeper impression on me than comics. But the superhero style comics represented by DC Comics have never been a part of that. It just has never clicked with me. The long history and back-stories of these styles of comics has made it even harder to get into. Therefore, the recent DC comic reboot is ideal for readers like me. “Justice...

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