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Album Review: Cold War Kids

James Kracht
March 11, 2011
Filed under Entertainment

     The Cold War Kids’ new album Mine Is Yours came out January 25 as the band’s third full length album. It continues the Kids’ hard minor progressions from their previous album Loyalty to Loyalty while still managing to branch into new territories. Lyrically this album lacks a definitive motif...

VEVO invades video sharing

Holly Chisholm
March 11, 2011
Filed under Entertainment

     Frequent visitors of YouTube may have acknowledged the increasingly noticeable presence of advertising banners adorning favorite music videos. These omnipresent logos and ads are the product of the video advertising company VEVO which launched in December 2009. The VEVO website had an astonishing...

NaNoWriMo returns

Nathan Smith
October 21, 2010
Filed under Entertainment

     For any aspiring novelist, chronic storyteller or someone just looking for something creative to do, the 2010 round of National Novel Writing Month this November is for them. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an annual online challenge that encourages writers of all ages and backgrounds...

Mixed views on 3D film

Jared Maddox
October 21, 2010
Filed under Entertainment

     The thrill of a third dimension: a dinosaur charging at the screen and the shrapnel of a great explosion racing toward the eyes of an enraptured audience. No other form of entertainment has proven to have quite the same electrifying effect, and yet some refuse to go along with this new medium...

Life’s extraterrestrial origins

Nathan Smith
May 20, 2010
Filed under Entertainment

     It’s a common concept amongst both scientists and storytellers, and it may be summed up best by a quote from the 1978 Battlestar Galactica: “There are those who believe that life here began out there.”  Numerous theories of the creation of life on Earth – mystical, scientific, divine a...

Austin area provides summer fun

Hannah Jane Deciutiis
May 20, 2010
Filed under Entertainment

     Students often experience some amount of boredom or monotony during the summer as the long, sunny days stretch into weeks and eventually months. Finding new and interesting things to do in Cedar Park can be difficult to accomplish, but a little research is all it takes to discover the many opportunities...

Things that drive your lifeguard crazy

Beth Rozacky
May 20, 2010
Filed under Entertainment

Running:      I can tell when you’re running around the pool, my sunglasses are dark but I’m not asleep behind them. Even when you’re on the other side of the pool I have a full visual of your body. I can totally hear your feet slapping the concrete behind my stand. “WALK…please,” doesn’t seem t...

Nintendo brings 3D to new game console

Nathan Smith
May 20, 2010
Filed under Entertainment

     Over the past decade, 3D entertainment has become more and more popular. Movies like Avatar, Alice in Wonderland and a pack of films out of Pixar’s animation studios have done well to increase the novelty of 3D technology, but what about 3D games? The gaming company that brought you conso...

iPad proves useful for students

Nathan Smith
April 1, 2010
Filed under Entertainment

     It’s one of the most anticipated Apple products of the year, and no one knew much about it until Steve Jobs debuted the new member of the Apple family on January 27.  The next generation in touch-screen computer technology has arrived, and it’s not receiving the warm welcomes that Apple...

New E-books on the way

Nathan Smith
April 1, 2010
Filed under Entertainment

     Those tech-savvy people out there are probably already fairly acquainted with today’s e-reader technology – the devices used to upload and download electronic copies of books and papers.  The first generation e-readers were clunky tablets with black-and-white text, nothing more.  And when...

Script Frenzy returns

Nathan Smith
April 1, 2010
Filed under Entertainment

     For those eager writers looking for a new challenge, be on the lookout for the next round of the worldwide writing challenge: Script Frenzy.  Script Frenzy is an online project that encourages writers both young and old, student and worker, to finally dust off that idea for a script that’s...

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