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College-based music app offers free music to students

Written by Tatyana Phelps, Managing Editor We’re college students, so most of us aren’t rich. Yet, a lot of us love music and can’t always afford to pay for a monthly subscription. How can we have all the access to the music we want without breaking the bank? There’s a new free music app that’s combining easy access to unlimited ...

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Kingdom Hearts 2.9? So close, yet so far to Kingdom Hearts 3

Written by Stella Henderson, Photo Editor It’s been three years since The Kingdom Hearts franchise has released a new game and eight years for a non-hand held console. With this year’s E3 event, Square Enix showed snippets of what was to come for Kingdom Hearts three and a mobile phone game, Kingdom Hearts: Unchained. At the Disney D23 expo in ...

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A new Apple fell from the tree; Apple unveils new iPhone 6s (and more) at keynotes presentation , but are they worth the price?

Written by Mayah Cantave, Staff Writer Look in your pocket, on your desk, television or even around campus. Chances are that something that you own, or that you have seen recently has been influenced by Apple and its products. Apple has become increasingly popular in the past 20 or so years with products such as the IPhone, IPad and MacBook ...

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The Weeknd the beauty in the madness

Written by Tatyana Phelps, Managing Editor It’s safe to say that Michael Jackson has been reincarnated. If you’re a Weeknd fan or a Michael Jackson fan, you’ll definitely love the Weeknd’s new album, “Beauty Behind the Madness,” which dropped on Aug. 28. I got chills the first time I listened to the album. The resemblance of the Weeknd’s voice to ...

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RetroSpec: A forgotten action hero gets remembered

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief Some would argue that gaming reached its best level at the popularity of the PlayStation One.  Atop the pixelated throne sat gaming juggernauts Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy, Grand Theft Auto and Resident Evil, to name a few. Action heroes Lara Croft, Solid Snake and a loveable purple dragon by the name of Spyro, were some ...

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E.T. unearthed in New Mexico desert

Written by Joseph Albahari In 1987, an urban legend was born. It was reported that 14 trucks of Atari products were taken from a factory in El Paso, Texas to a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico. The legend revolved around the failure of one particular game: “ET: The Extraterrestrial.” Zak Penn, writer of “The Avengers,” was intrigued by this tale ...

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Internet lives on after heartbleed

Written by: Joseph Albahari Are your passwords safe? That depends on when you last changed them. On April 7, it was made public that the security of the Internet was compromised by the Heartbleed bug. Heartbleed, or CVE-2014-0160 as it is technically named, is an OpenSSL security bug that has affected about 17 percent of the internet’s websites. The bug ...

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Backers demand refund

Written by: Joseph Albahari With the help of generous Kickstarter donations, tech company Oculus VR was set to revolutionize the world of gaming. But in March, much to the dismay of the Internet, Facebook decided to buy Oculus VR for $2 billion. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, commented on the deal after it was made public. “After games, we’re ...

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