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‘Reaper,’ ‘Gossip Girl’ Usher in Revamped CW Lineup

Lauren Ilano, Copy Editor
October 19, 2007
Filed under Arts & Culture

Reaper Leading the revival is the new sci-fi comedy “Reaper,” which follows Sam, a young man who lives a normal life working at a hardware store until Satan comes to collect his soul. Sam’s parent’s sold his soul so that when he turns 21, he becomes Satan’s servant. Armed with a Dirt Devil from ...

Extinction Should Be the Fate for ‘Cavemen’

Ancy Dow, Staff Writer
October 19, 2007
Filed under Arts & Culture

“Cavemen” planted its hairy feet onto the television October 2. It is on every Tuesday at 8 p.m., and is based on the GEICO car insurance commercials. The show stars three cavemen named Joel, Jamie and Nick, who have found lives in the suburbs of Atlanta. The three struggle through co-existin...

‘Journeyman’ Stuck in Past

Sandra Song, Staff Writer
October 19, 2007
Filed under Arts & Culture

There are so fads that just never die, unfortunately, television show and plots are no exception. “Journeyman” recycles the class time-traveler scenario and attempts to deliver a dose of modernism to this dour drama. Kevin McKidd plays San Francisco journalist Dan Vasser, a devoted family man who s...

Paul’s Wall

Paul Winterbotham, Senior Writer
October 19, 2007
Filed under Arts & Culture, Columns

If you couldn’t read the words above, my name is Paul Winterbotham. If you actually know me, chances are you don’t call me by this name. Like so many others in our society, I have been nicknamed. No longer do I go by the name my parents gave me; instead I have gone by what seems to be a thousa...

‘Halo 3’ Debuts With a Bang

Doug Sangster, Staff Writer
October 19, 2007
Filed under Arts & Culture

Some call him the “Master Chief,” others know him as “Spartan 117” and the enemies that fear him recognize him as “The Demon.” One of the most famous action heroes in video game history is called these three names due to his rank as a superior fighter for the human army. “Halo 3” was...

A Site Worth Seeing: FunnyorDie.com

Hallie Keenan, Business Manager
October 19, 2007
Filed under Arts & Culture, Columns

“In a month or so I feel like the site is going to look like that guy you know in high school whip put a chin-up bar in his bedroom door frame during the summer between junior and senior year: unexpectedly hot.” Surprisingly, this is not a just a random quote from a random guy creating another ran...

Few ‘Blu’s For Those Switching to High Definition Formats

Sahil Luthra, Staff Writer
October 19, 2007
Filed under Arts & Culture

It can certainly be hard to recall the days of VCRs, given that it has been over 10 years since the release of the DVD player. It is not surprising, then, that those in the video industry are trying to sell new, improved video formats to customers. The Sony Blu-Ray and Toshiba HD (High Definition) DVD f...

From Terrifying to Terrific, Great Ways to Look Frightening This Halloween

Alex Williamson, Staff Writer
October 19, 2007
Filed under Arts & Culture

Though Halloween night can be scary, the shopping for it does not have to be. From horrifying to hip, scary to merry, these hot spots are the places to pick up the perfect Halloween costume. Online Catalogs Frightcatalog.com has a large selection of ensembles that can stur up conversation at spooky Ha...

Foo Fighters Still Furiously Fighting

Claire Bedard, Senior Writer
October 19, 2007
Filed under Arts & Culture

It begins with a single guitar and whispering vocals, and then suddenly pulls you into a rollercoaster of musical genres and tempos. The latest album in the epic saga of musical success for the Foo Fighters, “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace,” has arrived, presenting the world with just the kind of...

The Baer Necessities

Stephanie Baer, Content Editor
October 19, 2007
Filed under Arts & Culture, Columns

It seems like ever since summer ended, everyone has been rushing around campus trying to make it to class. What happened to those summer days when we walked at a nice pace, in control of our limbs? We’ve become sloppy and we cannot manage ourselves. Our lack of sleep and increase in stress have bas...

Kanye Knocks Some Sense into 50 Cent

Felix Ong II, Staff Writer
October 19, 2007
Filed under Arts & Culture

“Graduation” by Kanye West “Graduation” features a diverse variety of beats in all its tracks that makes it distinguishable and a stand-alone album. The album contains 13 songs that are original and addictive. Songs like “Good Life,” “Champion” and “Flashing Lights” are perfect ...

‘The Kingdom’ Cuts Complex Cultural Barriers

Stephanie Baer, Content Editor
October 19, 2007
Filed under Arts & Culture

It’s a sunny day and families are enjoying a picnic and a friendly game of softball. Children are running around, smiling and laughing. Everything seems to be at ease, but then the shooting begins. Explosions separate families and steal loved ones from the face of the earth. The bombs scatter small ...

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