October 21, 2020

WIRED electrifies crowd in TW Lounge

September 25, 2018 Kevin Shaw 0

On Sept. 22, an attentive audience watched as the stage was set for this season’s WIRED. Late Saturday night, the packed crowd enjoyed four original plays acted out one after the other with a brief intermission. However, there were no ordinary plays, each was written, edited, rehearsed and acted live in the span of 24 hours. […]

College should take better care of the Pixels

November 6, 2017 Kevin Shaw 0

Why have the Pixels become a landmark at the College? It could be the fact that two of them are blue and gold, our school colors. It could be the beauty in their simplicity. Maybe it’s just their location, inside one of the busiest thoroughfares on campus. Whatever the reason, one thing is certain — the Pixels are in shambles. […]

Students explore solar system at Star Party

April 17, 2017 Kevin Shaw 0

Thanks to the Astronomy Club and its telescope, students were able to see Jupiter up close and personal, even spotting its jetstreams. They also saw history unfold as they spotted Jupiter’s extra-terrestrial moons that formed the basis for Galileo’s heliocentric model of the solar system. […]

Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ is mystifying and thrilling

September 18, 2016 Kevin Shaw 0

The show retains the same sense of childhood wonder and the thrill of adventure as “The Goonies.” The kids in “Stranger Things” clearly draw influence from the young characters in the 1985 classic, but the show also has dark and supernatural elements reminiscent of “The Twilight Zone.” It is best described as a sci-fi, action, adventure, psychological thriller. I’ve really never seen anything quite like it. […]

Blizzard’s ‘Overwatch’ outdoes itself

September 1, 2016 Kevin Shaw 0

“Overwatch” is an objective-based team game — similar to “League of Legends” — set as a cartoon FPS like “Team Fortress 2.” You’re on a team of six heroes and villains chosen from 22 playable characters. They all have their strengths and weaknesses, which allows them all to be countered one way or another by an experienced player. […]

‘Deadpool’ makes his movie debut

February 16, 2016 Kevin Shaw 0

By Kevin Shaw Staff Writer With a character seemingly custom-fit for him, Ryan Reynolds rocks it with his portrayal of everyone’s favorite “Merc with a Mouth,” Deadpool. Surprisingly, this is not Reynolds’s first on-screen depiction […]

Video game offers fun experience

February 2, 2016 Kevin Shaw 0

By Kevin Shaw Staff Writer Crazy, stupid, awesome, fun: “Just Cause 3” makes no attempt to hide its ridiculous nature. It is what I would consider “Explosion Simulator 2015,” and I wouldn’t want it any […]

People take Black Friday shopping to the extreme

December 1, 2015 Kevin Shaw 0

Thanksgiving is a time to get together with the ones we love, eat the food we enjoy and be thankful for the things we are lucky enough to have — until 6:00 p.m., at least, when stores like Walmart and Target open their doors to Black Friday shoppers. […]

Scientists should take a break from space and search seas

November 10, 2015 Kevin Shaw 0

Space: the final frontier. Or is it? The continuing mission for “Star Trek’s” Starship Enterprise was to explore strange new worlds and seek out new life, but it didn’t have to travel thousands of lightyears to do so. There are strange new worlds and undiscovered life much closer to home. Rather than focusing on space, we should be exploring under the seas of our own little blue planet. […]