Ke$ha is what is right with America

Garrett Cimina, Humor and Leisure Editor

January 7, 2011

Past painful chart-toppers, such as Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and summer siren Katy Perry’s “California Gurls,” one song reigns supreme as the number-one single of the 2010 decade (thus far): “Tik Tok.”  Sung by...

Fuel fails to burn evenly, but doesn’t flame out

Garrett Cimina, Humor and Leisure Editor

January 6, 2011

8/10 A post-apocalyptic wasteland can be a pretty fun place, at least according to video games.  The shooter game Borderlands and the classic Role-Playing Game series Fallout have already demonstrated that.  But what about ra...

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit leaves hearts racing

Garrett Cimina, Humor and Leisure Editor

January 6, 2011

9.25/10 A $200,000 Lamborghini tears down a mountain pass, the pavement beneath its tires barely wider than a goat path (www.lamborghini.com).  Its brakes screeching as it rounds a corner, the Lamborghini overtakes its nemesis,...

Fall in love with Fallout…again

Garrett Cimina, Humor and Leisure Editor

December 16, 2010

Score: 9.5/10 You awoke in a house to the sound of an old man’s voice.  Your vision is blurred.  Your head aches.  Stumbling forth from the white cottage amid a flurry of questions from the old man, a doctor, you find...

The Apprentice enthralls business-minded audiences

Vijay Viswanathan, News Editor

November 18, 2010

First aired in 2004, Donald Trump’s business-reality television show, The Apprentice, has always raised eyebrows. At the same time, its edginess and its hardcore competition have attracted many viewers and made Trump into a...

Rock Band 3 delivers more rock than ever before

Garrett Cimina, Humor & Leisure Editor

November 18, 2010

And so it begins, the original player of plastic instruments, Guitar Hero, begins to fade quietly into the night, as the reigning king of rhythm games has squashed it flat.  The Rock Band franchise has consistently outscored the old...

Outsourced: a bold but risky new television show gaining popularity

Vinay Viswanathan, Opinions Editor

November 18, 2010

Rating: 7.169315231776542800015238871886752341999999999911111000000000313333333 Outsourced, the new addition to NBC’s stacked Thursday comedy repertoire developed a major stir with American viewers because it has caused N...

Pac-Man should be a model for modern video games

Vijay Viswanathan, News Editor

November 18, 2010

Namco’s 1980 video game franchise, Pac-Man, is now considered one of the best video games of all time, because of its addictiveness and simplicity. Despite its humble beginnings as a game found in arcades, in 2005, Electron...

Man v. Food hits new heights of brilliance

Vijay Viswanathan, New

November 18, 2010

Man v. Food, Travel Channel’s eating competition-themed show, has enjoyed popularity for many moons. The host, Adam Richman, travels America (and as of September 15, Canada) looking for good pigout spots” (www.travel.latimes.com). While fi...

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