Horror Freak News, Cheatsheet and IMDB have started analyzing what is new is the horror movie realm. The top 10 list below include my favorite films with my synopses from their picks. Death House – February 23, 2018 Trailer for Death House Synopsis: A prison is a place that holds bad people. And sometimes the worst of the worst. What would happen if the prison went under a power breakdown and every single door was unlocked letting out the evilest criminals with no way out?  How is help supposed to find you in a secret prison? It’s essentially a Death House.        Read More →

Last week, the United States Senate brought forward four bills that sought to end the current debate on immigration and protect the nearly 690,000 undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S. known as “Dreamers.” These “Dreamers” are in the United States legally under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive action, but these four bills would have kept them from potential deportation. None of the bills were able to garner the 60 votes needed to advance past debate. Out of all states, Oregon has the 14th most DACA recipients. As of March 2017, 11,281 recipients live in the state, according to the Department ofRead More →

The last few weeks of the term can be stressful. Finding different ways of coping can help to relieve some of that stress. All of these tips can help reduce stress in the next few weeks while all the first 3 are tips that can help for a lifetime. A good place to start is by eating healthy. There are numerous benefits to eating healthy. When it comes to studying, eating whatever may be convenient can have some negative effects. According to the Time.com “the quick calories of processed carbohydrates will ultimately leave you exhausted.” Veggies, whole grains and lean protein can go a longRead More →

Staying active can be difficult in the winter months. For those who are not so inclined to be on the hiking trails, here are a few other ways to keep busy. There are many different forms of games that a person can play. But, according to ThinkMobiles.com the best ones to play on the go are Geolocation Augmented Reality, or AR. The website goes on to define geolocation AR games as games that, “use the real-world maps and locations as the gaming environment augmenting them with unique plot, fantastic creatures and amazing quests.” All of these games are within your reach and available on yourRead More →

Director: Alex Garland (“Ex Machina”) Starring: Natalie Portman (“Black Swan”), Jennifer Jason Leigh (“The Hateful Eight”) and Oscar Isaac (“Star Wars” episodes VII and VIII) Rating: R, for violence, bloody images, language, and some sexuality. Showing: Roseburg Cinema Many movies today are only skin deep, just offering an entertaining fun time. Not this one. Director Alex Garland has provided audiences with a puzzle of “Annihilation.” His film wants audiences to really question almost every aspect of the movie. From questioning “The Shimmer” to the nature of evil. “Annihilation” tells the story of Lena, a biologist played by Natalie Portman. Lena embarks on an expedition withRead More →

For a free game, Fortnite gives me the same rush after a win that I got after my old high school sports victories. The amount of adrenaline I get after a win makes my hands shake for the next two to three games. It is amazing. Fortnite was created by Epic Games. The game has not officially been released, but it has been in very long open beta. One game mode known as Battle Royal is free to play on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC (personal computer). Fortnite has two different game modes: PVE (player versus enemy) and PVP (player versus player). PVE does requireRead More →

Heroes Haven, a comic shop that carries unique table top games and pop culture merchandise, has had an impact on our community since its opening in 1987. The shop is one of the only places in town to offer issue and volume comics, card games like Magic The Gathering, and miniature figures. Aside from cute buttons and figures, the shop also has a wide variety of comic books offered at a reduced price in the back of the store. Heroes Haven has occupied four different storefronts over its 31 years in Roseburg and is now located at 635 S.E. Jackson Street in downtown Roseburg. TheRead More →

As they tackle education and adulthood simultaneously, students are finding themselves overwhelmed and spread a little too thin. The American College Health Association claims that depression rates in college students have been on the rise the past several years, with studies from researchers such as Hunt and Eisenberg showing that many other mental health disorders are also rising in number and severity. Why is this the case? Well, UCC students are attempting to balance classes, work, personal relationships, family life and leisure time all while learning how to “adult” well. These copious responsibilities require students to develop a high stress tolerance. To that end, springRead More →

As part of Roseburg City Council’s 2018 goal for enhancing community livability and public safety, Roseburg will be reopening the public library, formerly known as the Douglas County library. The projected reopening could be as soon as summer of 2018. Trish Ochs, a current student at Umpqua Community College, is in full support of the library reopening. “I would love to see the library come back to the county; I know how useful it was for the children who are home schooled as well as the kids that attend high school,” Ochs said. Scott Batch, a Douglas County sheriff and a Umpqua Community College securityRead More →

This past winter has been noticeably warm. According to the AccuWeather website, December recorded a high of 63℉ with a low of only 30℉. In January, the high was a comfortable 71℉ with a low of 36℉. It was only below freezing 15 times in the past three months. The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Forestry have a season climate forecast for the months of March to May. La Niña conditions are being observed which will “increase the chances for cool temperatures and some recovery of mountain snowpacks, which are currently well-below average.” Roseburg sits in a valley which seldom getsRead More →

“Black Panther” fulfills its much-anticipated promise. After nine months of publicity and hype, an eager mass movement packed movie houses worldwide. According to the L.A. Times, the film shattered ticket sales records for the four-day February weekend with $235 million. It was fifth highest total ever for a domestic opening weekend surpassed only by “Jurassic World,” “Marvel’s the Avengers,” and two “Star Wars” movies. Even so, viewers walk away from this film moved in unique ways that might surprise them. The story of prince T’Challa’s return to become the new Black Panther king of Wakanda , an African nation that had avoided conquest and corruptionRead More →

Editor’s Note: See Bordenave’s first article “An uncommon video game: Dwarf Fortress” published in Volumn 43 issue 10, or online here for a history of the video game with an interview from its lead designer, Tarn Adams as well as information on how to download the game. To help readers that haven’t read the previous article. Dwarf Fortress is a city-building game set in a fantasy simulation of a world that players randomly generate every time. To add to the fun, the game can be played with “mods” or modifications. One common and highly recommended mod or rather “Mod Pack” (which is a bunch ofRead More →

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The time comes when silence is betrayal.” The time to break the silence has come again for the survivors of sexual abuse with the #MeToo movement. What began as a simple hash tag trending on Twitter and Facebook in October 2017 has grown with millions of men and women proclaiming their independence from sexual violence. I am a #MeToo. It seemed simple enough to say those words when I first posted it on my Facebook page. I have been a victim and a survivor of sexual harassment and violence from my childhood on. Many of my experiences were tuckedRead More →