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No such thing as too much ‘Star Wars’

No such thing as too much ‘Star Wars’

Kestutis Rushing,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The Star Wars universe is about to expand even more. The main saga, episodes I-IX, will end with Episode IX in 2019. However, more movies and TV shows are well on their way. David Benioff and D.B Weiss, creators of the hit television show “Game of Thrones,” announced on Feb. 6 that they will write...

There may be hope for ‘Solo’

There may be hope for ‘Solo’

Kestutis Rushing,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Now that the commotion about “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has calmed down, Disney and Lucasfilm dropped a teaser for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” on Super Bowl Sunday and then posted the full trailer the following Monday morning. People criticized “The Last Jedi” for being too different fr...

Enough with the “The Last Jedi” hate

Enough with the “The Last Jedi” hate

Kestutis Rushing,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

In 1977, George Lucas, a director with only two feature-length films under his belt, created something that nobody had faith in. Not even the studio. But to everyone's surprise, the movie exploded into a worldwide phenomenon. Now we sit in 2018, a little over 40 years later, as the eighth movie in t...

Does the gaming community have to pay to win?

Does the gaming community have to pay to win?

Cody Davis,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With its official release, many people in the gaming community are already complaining about Electronic Arts (EA) pay-to-win tactics established in the game “Star Wars Battlefront II”. “Star Wars Battlefront II” is a multiplayer, first-person shooter that takes you further into the Star Wars...

Star Wars collecting: A labor of love

Star Wars collecting: A labor of love

Kestutis Rushing,
Contributor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Arturo Chavez, a senior computer science major at CSU East Bay, reflected on his memories of collecting Star Wars memorabilia. He had to stop collecting when adulthood came knocking, and said, “Time for college.” “I couldn’t just lug [my collection] around. Also, I had to start saving money...

Hollywood is running out of ideas

Hollywood is running out of ideas

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor

June 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

Summer is practically here and with it will come three months of blockbuster movies. Unfortunately, most of these films will not be original ideas: they will be attached to a pre-existing franchise. Hollywood is taking it too far by pumping out films within established franchises. The franch...

2015: A year in hashtags

2015: A year in hashtags

Kris Stewart,
Managing Editor

January 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Politics #Trump dominated the trending topics section across all social media platforms due to his crass, unfiltered comments on immigration, terrorism and pretty much every other subject brought up during GOP debates. With suggestions like deporting all Muslims, suggesting that Hispanics that come to t...

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