A Poor Person’s Gift Guide to V-Day

Rachel Billstrom | Staff Writer

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It’s Valentine’s Day again, and everyone who’s anyone is rushing to get their special someone a meaningful gift, because nothing says “I love you” more than processed candy and stuffed animals. Times are tough though, and we may be finding our wallets are a bit slimmer than we normally would hope for. Thankfully, I’ve compiled a list just for you to be able to get your partner not only a sensational present, but all on an affordable budget. So if you’re finding yourself having a hard time choosing between some pointless balloons, and eating for the week, look no further! These will surely leave your loved one swooning, everybody else envious, and you relaxing having survived another year of this ridiculous holiday:

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Life Skills: The Art of Making Friends

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Kiana Williams | Staff Writer

Like many of you, I had grand plans for my first day of college. I would breeze into the school, my braids whipping in the wind, and I would stand in the doorway of my biology class. My fellow students would gaze up at me, unable to hide their awe. Power would roll off of my very being, like I was the avatar…or Beyoncé. Then, just when they thought I couldn’t get any better, I would reveal my secret weapon, Heelys! I would glide to an open seat in the front row as they watched, mesmerized. Then, I would turn around to face my peers, one eyebrow raised mysteriously.

“Did somebody say, ‘Knowledge’?” I would ask, and the class would erupt into a mad fit of laughter, even though they weren’t sure what was so funny. It would just feel right. The friends would flock!

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Valve’s Latest is the Last Game You Will Ever Need to Play

C. Scot Stene | Staff Writer

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One of the fastest growing genres in video games today is the multiplayer-online-battle-arena game, or MOBA. The most popular entry in the genre is the wildly successful League of Legends from Riot Games. All of these games, however, are based off a map modification for Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft III, the third entry in that studio’s popular Warcraft RTS (real-time-strategy) series, the precursor to the popular online game World of Warcraft. The map was called Defense of the Ancients.

A few years ago Valve, the creators of games such as Half-Life, Portal, and Left 4 Dead, hired the guy who had been running the map, a man known only as Icefrog, and secured the rights to the map’s popular nickname, DotA. A few months ago Valve officially released the free to play product of those acquisitions, Dota 2. It is an incredibly deep and immensely satisfying multiplayer strategy game with only one major drawback; the required time investment.

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It’s Only Logical

Ellen Ahlness| staff writer

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Throughout the years there have been numerous complaints about the open-air bridge between Century’s East and West Campuses, especially during the winter months. While students plead and protest for a roof over this chilly bridge, some administration claim that a cover over this bridge is totally unnecessary. For the sake of journalistic discovery and truth, this Artichoke writer dove into the arguments for and against a roof on the bridge. At the conclusion of this investigation, it was discovered that no, there is no need for a cover. This article will address some of the major arguments for constructing a roof.

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The Medicine Man in the Moon

Ellen Ahlness | Staff Writer

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Image Courtesy of Gutenberg.org

Some Century Students may have noticed the addition of NASA to the lists of student clubs. No, it’s not an astronomy club—at least, not yet. Establishing itself as a student-run club at Century College, NASA (standing for Native American Student Association) has a long-term goal it holds high on its list of priorities. By the end of this year, The Native American Student Association hopes to reach the moon. Not only do they wish to land, but they plan to make contact with the most controversial, least spoken of aspect of their club’s culture: the medicine man in the moon.

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