Date: 
Friday, September 15th, 2017

First coming to prominence when they drove Milo Yiannopoulos off the campus of the University of California at Berkeley, Antifa have become the face of the "violent left." But who exactly are they?

Date: 
Friday, September 15th, 2017

This week, we’re reviewing an essential LGBT+ book: "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" by Benjamin Alire Sàenz.  Set in the summer of 1987, "Aristotle and Dante" is a coming-of-age story that explores the unique struggle of a blossoming love that only closeted, queer individuals can feel. Largely told from Aristotle "Ari" Mendoza’s point-of-view, "Aristotle and Dante" is a literary dance between two young Mexican-American men: the out and whimsical artist, Dante, and the closeted and down-to-earth worker, Ari.

Date: 
Friday, September 15th, 2017
By: 
Joshua Ferm

Avalon Hill released "Betrayal at House on the Hill" in 2004, and later that year it won awards for best board game. In "Betrayal," players begin exploring a haunted mansion using their character’s “Speed” and discover new room tiles. While exploring the rooms, players discover event cards that will reveal hidden passages, Civil War ghosts, howling winds, and much more. Along with event cards, players can find items that will help them defeat enemies and omen cards.

Date: 
Thursday, September 14th, 2017
By: 
Joshua Ferm

Sitting at 4.2 stars on Goodreads at the time of writing is Adam Silvera’s "History Is All You Left Me," and it is quickly becoming a well-known book in the LGBTQ+ community, for good reason. The book portrays the love and loss of main character Griffin and his (ex)boyfriend Theo. Taking place in two different time periods (2014 and 2016), the book investigates the history of Griffin and Theo’s relationship (2014) and the aftermath of Theo’s death (2016).

Date: 
Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Global Grounds

 

To anybody who knows me or has ever talked to me in the vicinity of MTCC while the subject is on my mind, it wouldn’t be too surprising to hear me say once again that I am not the biggest fan of the food around here. However, today I will avoid delving too deeply into my standard rant of hyperboles - though it will be difficult for me - in order to offer up some bitter-sweet praise.

Date: 
Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Over the past week, an insane collection of new releases by well-known artists have dropped, and I would be remiss not to share my incredibly subjective opinions on them. The writings and ramblings below are in no way coming from some source of authority, but rather just a college freshman who enjoys listening to music. I hope what’s below brings you some sense of entertainment, a recommendation, or even an intense disagreement.

XXXTentatcion - "17" (6/10) -

Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

If anything else, the music artist Taylor Swift is undeniably ubiquitous. One of the most commercially successful artists of modern times, Swift has certainly come a long way from teenage country music days. Her last released album, “1989”, was her first official pop album, fully embracing this new style. Now, after a very elusive and cryptic marketing campaign (containing many teases of snake motifs), Swift has officially announced her next album, “reputation,” due for release on November 10.

Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017
After a somewhat agonizing wait, Sonic Mania, the latest entry in the 2D Sonic the Hedgehog game series, arrived on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on August 15, 2017, with the PC version released August 29 through Steam. Due to being very hit or miss over the course of the last ten plus years as a series, Sonic has been somewhat of a controversial franchise, regarded with strong opinions in defense of and in criticism of.
Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017

Some strangely timed or poorly placed mobile hardware releases have found themselves brought to market recently, and I’ve found myself questioning what was going on in the “board room” to create such a situation to begin with. Two releases in specific, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (releases September 15, 2017 in the US) and the New Nintendo 2DS XL (released July 28, 2017 in the US), have left me confused as to who the market is and what the point of their release was.

Date: 
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
By: 
Joshua Ferm
Recently I purchased The Red Dragon Inn made by SlugFest Games. This game is made for two to four people, though expansion packs that can be added to increase the player number. The game comes with four characters: Gerki the Sneak, Deirdre the Priestess, Fiona the Volatile, and Zot the Wizard (and his rabbit Pooky).