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“Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood” is a solid game

“Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood” is a solid game

    Every action gamer out there loves feeling like an unstoppable killing machine, that’s why game series such as “Halo,” “Gears of War,” and “Assassin’s Creed” are top sellers world-wide. “Assassin’s Creed,” received its latest installment, entitled “Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood,” last November, and continues the series’ theme of historical intrigue and ancient conspiracies in […]

Death Metal from the cartoon world: Dethklok’s new album

Death Metal from the cartoon world: Dethklok’s new album

        I love metal. Metal is the music of the soul, given that the soul in question feels the need to rock harder than a landslide, and is as brutal as the night is black.  And when I say brutal, I mean bone-crunchingly ferocious, like a viking with rabies. With the aforementioned […]

ECOS film series draws a crowd

More than 80 people came to the opening film for the Ecology Center of the Siskiyous winter film series last Wednesday, more than any of the showings last year. “Dirt” provided a comprehensive, and sometimes comical, look at what was described as the largest living system on our planet, urging veiwers to pay a little […]

Book review: “Under the Banner of Heaven”

Book review: “Under the Banner of Heaven”

From the highest peak in the world to the untamed forest of the last frontier, John Krakauer has kept readers enthralled with heart wrenching tales of bravery and heroism. “Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith,” takes us to an equally untouched and dangerous surface. Mormonism, America’s fastest growing religion with 11 […]

This week in music: higher education from the music geek

Musically speaking, many exciting things happened this week in history.  Here are a few of my favorites: Story of the Week: Patricia Anne Boyd – Rock Muse This week in 1966, George Harrison married Patricia Anne Boyd.  Unlike Jenny (867-5309), L-O-L-A Lola, or Eleanor Rigby, Patricia’s name doesn’t show up in any song, but she […]

Movie Review: “The King’s Speech”

Movie Review: “The King’s Speech”

    What do you do if you are the king of nearly one-quarter of the world’s population and, finding your empire poised on the brink of one of the most pivotal episodes of the twenteieth century, you can barely make your way through a single sentence? The importance of voice is revealed in “The […]

Thorndike Gallery hosts Daniel Kasser’s work

Daniel Kasser’s series of photographic art titled “Artifacts of Technology”  opened in the Thorndike Gallery on Jan. 4. Kasser, a professor of visual arts at the University of the Pacific, collected stunning composite photographs that highlight the relics of a bygone age, and the seemingly ancient and monolithically proportioned remnants of American industry. The photos […]

Student filmmaker wins year supply of yogurt

Student filmmaker wins year supply of yogurt

One Southern Oregon University video production team is tasting victory after winning a year supply of yogurt in a commercial creating contest. SOU senior Jotham Porzio, 22, and his crew won a year supply of yogurt after winning a commercial contest for Yogurt Hut. Porzio is choosing to split his 368 yogurts amongst his friends […]

La Niña brings snow

La Niña brings snow

La Nina is in full swing in southern Oregon, already bringing a series of early winter storms and plenty of snow pack.  The counterpart of El Nino, a La Nina weather phenomenon means a cooler ocean surface temperature, which causes a cold, wet, winter and the chance of more storms than usual. The early winter […]

CD Review: New Politics

CD Review: New Politics

        I have problems with pop music.  Not with the messages, goodness no.  Nor is it an aversion to catchy and infectious beats that Dr. Dre came up with years ago.  It’s not even a music snob reason, as if I think pop is too mainstream and I want to be different […]