Engineering Club Recruiting New Members

photo by Michael Aguirre

photo by Michael Aguirre

Interested in meeting people who share a similar passion for science and engineering? Are you currently an engineering student that has questions concerning the engineering program or the career field of engineering in general? Come join the Engineering Club. We welcome anybody who wants to learn more about engineering. Continue reading

The MOBA Scoff

Levi Nordine | Staff Writer

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It seems that whenever you hear about anything relating to the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena genre these days, it is accompanied by a condescending tone that undermines the topic at hand. Though games like League of Legends and Dota 2 are indisputably the most popular out there, a somewhat pervasive sentiment of dismissal seems to run through the conversations had not only by the press and media, but also by everyday hobbyists and enthusiasts. I think I’ve been able to understand where this type of attitude comes from, and I’d love to air my thoughts on the matter, but first, a little background. Continue reading

50 years of Civil Rights

Johann Hollar | Staff Writer

 

Courtesy of freedom50.org

Courtesy of freedom50.org

The previous August of 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer.  The event known as Freedom Summer was part of the Civil Rights Movement (1954-1968 CE) in an attempt to promote voting and education for African-Americans.  Volunteers such as college students and Wednesday Women were involved in this memorable moment of American history.  The efforts of such people were not met without resistance.

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Limping into the Console Race

Levi Nordine | Student Writer

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courtesy of portablegamingregion.com

In a time where the phone in your pocket is capable of providing you with interactive entertainment, along with an immense suite of practical utility all packaged in a portable format, it becomes harder and harder for dedicated gaming consoles to be relevant. However, as the Darwinian model predicts, the companies that manufacture and distribute these machines have attempted to adapt. Just in the past year we have seen Microsoft attempt to wriggle its way into the living rooms of people outside of their target audience by implementing television aggregating capabilities into the newly debuted Xbox One, essentially making it as much a set-top-box as it is a gaming console. Continue reading

The VCT Lecture Series This Week

Nicholas Hanke | Staff Writer

image courtesy of century.edu

image courtesy of century.edu

Join us for the VCT lecture series. The VCT Lectures series is a lecture series that occurs every month with a professional guest speaker. This month we have a certified professional photographer, David Grupa. He owns and runs David Grupa Portrait. David Grupa has come to a few previous lectures in the VCT area on the East Campus. With his years of experience, he has learned much but one thing has stood above it all—Never Stop Learning.

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Change is in the Air

Angela Garagiola | Editor in Chief

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(image source sdsu.edu)

The Century Times has been bringing students the campus news since 2008. Starting this semester, the publication is reorganizing to create a magazine. The new format will offer a unique chance to include the important work of all Century students. Continue reading

The Amazing Spider-Meh Improves on Previous Film; it’s Only too Bad the Villain Blue

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sciencefiction.com

Matthew Hoemke | Staff Writer

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: B-

The plucky web-crawler slings his web into theaters for the fifth time in twelve years and boy is it feeling derivative. The story finds Peter Parker in a will they/won’t they romance with his lady love, Spider-Man facing off with his occasionally psychotic best friend, and matching wits with super villains writ with the complexity of a doily.  None of this is new ground to be covered.

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