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 →

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 →

“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 →

Music is more than simple sound; it is a deep, ancient and powerful form of communication. The emotions conveyed can be just as primal. Most music is about love, peace and spirituality, but violence is a common theme as well. Not that I think it shouldn’t be a part of music. I think it’s integral that the range of emotions reached goes full circle. The problem becomes apparent when aesthetic becomes action. I’m going to ask you to think about a question that you’ve probably had to ask yourself before “is this a bad enough person for me to not listen to their music?” YouRead More →

DARRYL RAY  The Mainstream “Call Me by Your Name,” is quite simply a work of art as it amplifies a beautifully yet subtle complex story of love. Director Luca Guadagnino artistically crafted this film so well, that like all great artist, his work feels effortless. Taking place in a small Italian town during the summer of 1983, “Call Me by Your Name” follows the story of Elio as he slowly falls for an older student intern that has come to live in his home. The story between Elio and the intern Oliver gets told perfectly through a gentle pace that gives the film a senseRead More →

OPINION Although our country is not the most divided that it has ever been, it is still plagued with anger and hate. People have different ideas on why this is; maybe social media has just become a window into people’s unpopular beliefs and warped opinions. Or maybe radical idealism is becoming more frequent. Whatever is happening, the feelings of the country’s citizens seems to be moving farther and farther away from sanity. It is becoming so normal, in fact, that Twitter recently verified a prominent member of the white nationalist community, Jason Kessler. Jason organizes meetups like the Unite the Right’s March in Charlottesville, VA.Read More →

Society has become quick to condemn and vilify public information. In this column first-year Paralegal student Charles Crosier breaks down what’s wrong and what’s right in: (Para) Legally Laughable!  Disclaimer: This column in no way constitutes legal advice. It is simply an opinion of the author. Entering my first year in paralegal studies I’ve come across certain things that are, without a doubt, laughable. This time around I’m going to focus on a personal favorite: Incest. Now, I know what you might be thinking. ‘Incest?! What the HECK man?!’ I promise that this is worth it, so listen closely! The standard definition for incest accordingRead More →

Before we open presents, can we appreciate the turkey mom spent half a day on? The holidays are coming up and many are very excited about holiday festivities such as hanging up stockings, Christmas shopping and New Year resolutions. With all of this excitement in the air, some are forgetting that it is still November. Isn’t there some sort of event that happens in November? Oh yes, Black Friday? No! There is still a pretty big moment missing: Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a holiday that entails a rather large feast with family and friends. Some people also engage with listing what they are thankful for. TheRead More →

   Hardcore fans of the Call of Duty franchise can now pick up their newest addition: Call of Duty WW2, developed by Sledgehammer games (last release was by Infinity Ward). The fast-paced first person shooter had a midnight release Nov. 2.    Call of Duty WW2 tells the grim story of World War II. For example, the game’s campaign mode starts players off directly in the battle as they storm Normandy Beach evading machine gun turrets while watching fellow soldiers take heavy casualties.    With all the questions and excitement in the air, many people are curious about Sledgehammer’s approach to the game’s multiplayer andRead More →