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The Risk of Livestreams

The Risk of Livestreams

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

With a growing audience, and a growing number of content creators, live streaming has become a worldwide industry. Many streaming sites, such as Twitch and Chinese site Xiandanjia, pay their streamers using ad revenue or their subscriber base who pay a monthly fee to have perks. Websites such as Facebook...

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
March 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts, Showcase

Scheduled for realease on March 21st, Mass Effect: Andromeda is the fourth video game installment to the Mass Effect series developed by BioWare. Retaining its sci-fi role-playing strategy, the game begins in the distant future of the 22nd century in our homely Milky Way Galaxy. The player chooses...

The Stranglehold of Social Media

The Stranglehold of Social Media

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase

Within the age of likes, friends, followers, and favorites, social media has developed an uncompromising grasp upon news, opinion, and any semblance of individuality. One attends the assembly of opinion within the Twitterverse and logs off attaining an amalgamated view upon the world.   Not on...

Wonder Woman 2017

Wonder Woman 2017

MelIssa Rodriguez
January 20, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

After a pilot crash-lands on an all-female island, he meets Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), princess of the Amazon. He tells her of the horrors of war in the outside world, convincing her to leave the island in hopes of ending the conflict.   There, she becomes Wonder Woman and discovers the full potenti...

Sherlock Returns For The Last Time

Sherlock Returns For The Last Time

Melissa Rodriguez
January 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts, Showcase

Sherlock welcomes the new year with a new season. Previously elongating the wait for season 4 past a year, the series is finally back on our screens, and possibly for the last time. Returning a year after their Christmas special, "The Abominable Bride," the new season includes new mysteries, new clu...

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Donavyn Suffel, Photographer
December 7, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts

"Ghost in the Shell" (GITS) since its release in 1995 has been a cult classic and an inspiration to many movies/shows in the cyber punk genre. The most notable being "The Matrix." "GITS" was originally a manga by Shirow Masamune and was then adapted into a movie directed by Mamoru Oshii. "GITS" on...

“Hacksaw Ridge”

“Hacksaw Ridge”

Donavyn Suffel, Photographer
December 6, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts

"Hacksaw Ridge" is an excellent movie directed by Mel Gibson. The movie is based off of a true story about Desmond Doss's [Andrew Garfield] heroic exploits in WWII. He was a field medic that refused to carry or shoot any gun during the war. In the Battle of Okinawa, Desmond saved 75 soldiers and was...

20 Years of Pokémon

20 Years of Pokémon

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase

Many know of the popular franchise Pokémon. It features fictional creatures that are caught, trained and made to battle by Pokémon trainers. The craze began with the international release of the video games Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue on Nintendo Game Boy on September 30, 1998, but the series itself...

A Movie to Watch Over Thanksgiving Break

A Movie to Watch Over Thanksgiving Break

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
November 5, 2016
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts, Showcase

Premiering November 18th, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, introduces us to Newt Scamander who travels to the USA in 1926 for the Magical Congress. While there he discovers a very Wizard-phobic America, reminiscent of the Era of the Salem Witch trials. ...

A New World

A New World

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
Filed under El Mo News, Media&Arts, Showcase, Uncategorized

Sid Meier's Civilization has returned with Civilization VI. The video game's sixth main title in the Civilization series was released on October 21 and featured many classical characters the previous games have seen as well as introduced new government and diplomatic systems to have more control over...

An End to the Six Seconds

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor
October 27, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Uncategorized

Today, Twitter announced they would be shutting down Vine, an application millions of users created 6 second videos with. However those who’ve heard the news, don’t seem too concerned. While Vine’s easy to navigate app and countless amount of 6 second clips are enjoyable enough to stay on the app for ...

Black Mirror: Season Three [Series Review]

Black Mirror: Season Three [Series Review]

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor
October 26, 2016
Filed under Focus, Media&Arts, Showcase, Uncategorized

  Originally broadcast on the British network Channel 4, "Black Mirror" is a Sci-Fi anthology series. It criticizes culture through its use of dark and sometimes satirical themes regarding the dangers of technological advancements in modern society. The creator of the show Charlie Brooker stated th...

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