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Southwestern Alumni ‘19 | Former Collegiate Football Player | ΠΚΑ | Sports Writer | Almost Beat Hungrybox In Smash Bros

It’s June of 2003. While Justin Timberlake’s Rock Your Body blares in the background on the radio, you’re watching reruns of Sportscenter while slamming down a Stuffed Crust Gold ‘za from Pizza Hut. You see San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds snag his 500th stolen base against Eric Gagne and the Los Angeles Dodgers in extra innings, making him the sole member of the 500 home runs and 500 stolen bases club. You wonder, “wow, I can’t wait to collect his trading card and use him in EA’s next baseball video game MVP Baseball 2004.” Well, Barry had other plans


So, the big Nintendo Direct was last week. 531 days since the last one. Everyone was hyped up to no end. Would we get some critical updates to Bayonetta 3, Metroid Prime 4, or Zelda Breath Of The Wild 2? Would we hear anything from recently dormant franchises such as Star Fox or Mario Kart? (Before you say anything, the last full-fledged non-port Mario Kart game was 8 in 2014. I rest my case.) The Direct ends. The people all yell in unison:

Now, I won’t be the first nor the last person to tell you that the…


I love stock photos so much.

Let’s paint a picture. You’re a senior in college, eager for the weekend so you can drink and hang out with your buds. Perhaps one of your professors was being especially crabby during the week. So you and a group of your friends go to the local bar near the university. You know the one, the one that’s always pop’n. The one that always has the coldest beer and the friendliest atmosphere. While you’re enjoying the company and developing a nice buzz, you see a strange machine tucked away in the corner. “Computer Space.” It has a screen like a…


Music in fighting games can make or break a game. You can’t go toe to toe with your best friend with drinks on the line or likewise the final of a competitive local tourney with a weak ass song playing in the background. It saps both you and your opponent’s energy. Certain stages and each character will have their own atmosphere and vibe. That’s why we have such a wide variety of genres in fighting games. Perhaps you need a heavily orchestrated song for when you’re fighting in an underground cavern.

This music also does a great job of staying…

There have a wide array of changes at Chelsea F.C over the years. Eden Hazard is gone. Fellow Belgian compatriot Thibaut Courtois has been gone for a couple years now. There have been plenty of new signings ever since Chelsea’s wallet was reopened following their transfer ban in 2019. That transfer banned season gave rise to numerous youngsters that rapidly advanced through the Chelsea youth system, giving fans plenty of reason for hope in the future and now. But it begs the question. With all of these fresh faces, who is Chelsea’s longest serving veteran? Lets find out shall we…


I’m sure you’ve seen those kinds of people at the gym. The ones that hog up every single machine or squat rack, putting almost max weight on everything, but barely moving them during the workout while grunting and screaming like a madman thinking they’re entering a new zenith of ‘Beast Mode’. Then when they’re finished, they chug an entire water gallon worth of protein shake and walk around like they have wooden planks for legs. It makes you wonder how anyone can possibly move around with such bulky muscles. Well, we have that try-hard bodybuilder given form in Dragon Ball…


Dark Comedy: a play, movie, etc., having elements of comedy and tragedy, often involving gloomy or morbid satire.

Whenever a team suffers relegation from the Premier League, you’ll usually see a few insults and sarcastic goodbyes being tossed around but there will be some fans who wish goodwill for the club (especially if their favorite club bought a player from said relegated team). “You’ll be back up.” “We wanted (insert relegation survivor here) to go down, not you.” “Proper club, don’t deserve to be in the Championship.” But there’s always that one club that’s easy to laugh at, no matter…


Everything was changing in the 1980s. The Berlin Wall was crumbling. Movies such as Valley Girl, Sixteen Candles, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off among others were shaping pop culture (with The Simpsons coming late on to tear it down). The internet and computers were becoming a household name thanks to the Macintosh, IBM, and the cult classic Amiga. The golden age of arcade games and Atari made way for the savior of the 1983 Game Crash, the NES, changing video gaming forever. Hip-hop entered a golden age, entering the mainstream for arguably the first time thanks to Run D.M.C, the…


Everyone knows that person. The one person that complains about a movie they barely paid attention to, and when you ask them why they hated it so much, they retort, “oh, it was all style and no substance.” Then they’ll walk away thinking they’re best movie critic around but in reality, they’re Jay Sherman from The Critic.

Great show by the way.

Like any critique, it’s valid when it actually applies to the thing we’re talking about and not valid if it doesn’t. Yet, we hear this criticism constantly for all kinds of movies, TV shows, video games (a dude…


The humble grilled cheese. Usually one of the first things you enjoyed eating as a kid and one of the first things you learned to cook as you got older. I mean all it takes to cook one is bread, cheese, and butter. How hard can it be? With this simple concept of a sandwich, you can do pretty much whatever you want with this. All it takes is good execution and the limits of your own imagination.

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