Date: 
Sunday, October 1st, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

With “Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi” due for release in theaters on December 15, 2017, many fans of the series are looking to relive the myriad battles that have taken place in that far, far away galaxy (a long time ago). From Disney parks to LEGO sets, “Star Wars” is no stranger to promotional co-branding.

Date: 
Sunday, October 1st, 2017

After almost a year's wait, U.S. fans finally saw the release of the latest game in the cult classic Ys series on September 12, 2017. Although a rather niche series, Ys (pronounced “ease”) has managed to capture the hearts of its fans in almost every one of its games. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, created by Nihon Falcom and published by NIS America for PS4 and PS Vita, is no exception, being one of the most beautiful and expansive games produced by the developer yet. But, without further ado, on with the overview.

Date: 
Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Starting next week, the 53rd annual Chicago International Film Festival will begin, showcasing the best pieces of cinematic artwork in recent times. As the title of the festival implies, films from nearly every corner of the globe will be presented, to show the people of Chicago how the medium of film is used across multiple cultures and societies. Films from 55 different countries will be showcased, with numerous pieces originating from Europe and Asia.

Date: 
Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Last week Bungie and Activision released the highly anticipated sequel to their first-person shooter Destiny. Having had a taste of the game by playing the beta earlier in the year, I knew the mechanics of the game were going to be pretty similar to its predecessor and that, with now having to carry one kinetic weapon, the gear and weapon systems were going to also be generally unchanged.

Date: 
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
By: 
Joshua Ferm
A brutal story that ends in misery and despair, the Oregon Trail consumed many innocent travelers and has been turned into a popular meme. Known well for its 1971 computer game, The Oregon Trail captured all of the fun acts from the real Trail in the 1800s. Dying of dysentery, snake bites, breaking a wagon axle, and many more circumstances are presented in this game.
Date: 
Friday, September 22nd, 2017

It’s common for students at Illinois Tech to go their entire time at the university without ever setting foot south of 35th Street. Conditioned by parents, peers, or the press, a large portion of our student population is convinced that very little of value to them lies below that boundary line.

Date: 
Thursday, September 21st, 2017

2017 was a big year for Riot Fest, especially with such big names as Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, and Jawbreaker headlining. As an attendee of the annual punk/metal/alternative/anything that's loud music festival, I had high hopes for a quite of few of the acts. What I got between September 15 and 17 was an amazing array of diversely talented acts bringing a lot of energy to the people there. I decided it was only right that I highlight my five favorite acts, commending them for the shows they put on.

Date: 
Thursday, September 21st, 2017
By: 
Joshua Ferm

Tuesday, September 24, 622

The Islamic prophet Muhammad completed his pilgrimage from Mecca to Yathrib, currently known as Medina. His journey, more commonly known as the Hegira or Hejrath, began after assassination threats were made to him in June of the same year.


Friday, September 25, 1237

Date: 
Thursday, September 21st, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

In case you missed it or were otherwise not aware, Friday, September 1 was Force Friday II, a recurring “Star Wars” merchandising event in which the legendary saga releases its newest lines of toys and action figures in anticipation of its latest movie premiere. The original Force Friday was held on September 4, 2015 in advance of the theatrical premiere of “Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens” in December of that same year.

Date: 
Thursday, September 21st, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

The fourteenth installment in the ubiquitous “Call of Duty” franchise developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by video game publisher Activision, “Call of Duty: WWII,” is being regarded by many as a welcome return to the series’ roots in the Second World War. Although the game has yet to be released (it is due for release on November 3, 2017), it has already stirred a large amount of media attention, both praising it and lambasting it.