ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Since Donald Trump’s election in 2016, voters from both parties were eager to get out and vote for candidates in one of the wildest election years in recent history. 435 members of the House of Representatives, 35 Senators, 50 Governors, Lieutenant Governors, judges, city council members, state assembly people, and more were up for election. Predictions were made about who would win and how many voters would turn out, but one thing was clear: No one could’ve truly prepared for the results on election night.
Politics suck, but this year’s midterms could be one of the most important votes you cast.
Here’s the problem with avoiding politics and voting: If you don’t vote, you can’t change anything.
The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell. If you went to high school, it’s likely that you have this piece of knowledge drilled into your brain. Unfortunately, what you might not have learned in high school may be far more important.
DACA applicants,including a young man from Cogswell College, arrived in the United States with their parents when they were very young, and have depended on this program for many years to protect them from deportation as undocumented citizens.
Although it has been refuted multiple times, by scientists and researchers, that video games cause increased aggression and violent tendencies in kids, video games continue to be the main scapegoat when tragedy strikes in America.
It was a cold midnight: New Year’s Eve. 2017 had been a harsh year for many, and while some were (and still are) pessimistic about 2018, millions of people across California were optimistic about a sweeping change that was decided upon in 2016. The thousands of people staying out in the cold night were anticipating getting their hands on a controversial drug: recreational marijuana.
What’s the big deal with marijuana and making it legal? How does legalization work? What’s important to know about buying and selling cannabis?
Two weeks after the tragedy, I had the opportunity to speak with Marjory Stoneman Douglas alum’ Julia DeFinis about the lives of three victims, #NeverAgain, and the growing problem of school shootings in the United States.
A list of events you should know about in 2017.
The war surrounding free use of the internet explained.
GAMING & TECH
While the games story is a little convoluted as all anime stories are, Ace Combat 7 is worth playing. You truly feel as though you’re in the cockpit of your choice of fighter jet from around the globe.
When one early hominid invented the wheel, another trolled him for being nerdy. In other words, the recent rise of hate in the community is astonishing.
ICYMI: The Cogswell Dragons participated in a small Overwatch California Cup between schools went on behind the scenes. Other teams competing included the Academy of Art University, Stanford, UC Irvine, and UC Berkeley. Cogswell’s team, spearheaded by Ryan “Maverick” Loveless, went 1-1, losing to the University of Santa Cruz in 2-1 teeth-clencher.
Read about how video games use the same techniques and tricks that filmmakers use to create their cinematic masterpieces.
What does this mean for games and the creative process behind them? It means that the objective of game creation, at least at the AAA level, has changed. Developers have changed their mindset. They are not creating games for the story, to create a new world, or explore the facets of a complex mechanic. Those aspects have taken a backseat to revenue generation.
Fall is the time when all the major publishers release their heavy hitters, and there’s no shortage of them this year. Here’s what we think you should use as a distraction from homework this season:
Which game announced at #E32018 are you most excited for?
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This February's #PatchNotes: Secret of Mana, Dragon Quest Builders, Dynasty Warriors 9, and more!
On these patch notes: Perfect World shuts down studios including Gigantic-developer Motiga, Starcraft II goes free-to-play, EA strikes again, and more!
On these #PatchNotes : E.A. gets Star Wars-shady, Pokemon's last 3DS title, and what may be the best Mario Party yet!