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

Limping into the Console Race

Levi Nordine | Student Writer

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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

A Look Back at Spider-Man

Matthew Hoemke | Staff Writer

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With a summer full of sequels, prequels and remakes We here at The Century Times thought we’d take readers on a journey back through various franchises to refresh audiences on their filmic origins.  Up first, and kicking the summer into full gear is The Amazing Spider-Man 2.  Let’s take a look back at the series shall we?

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The Art of Writing: And The Winners Are…

Drew Petersen | Staff Writer

Winner, Starkfield, by Debbie Johnson-Hill. Photo taken by Aisha Ali

Winner, Starkfield, by Debbie Johnson-Hill. Photo taken by Aisha Ali

The 2nd annual student art contest in the Writing Center came to an end with many great submissions. Students expressed themselves in various ways to help the Writing Center, showing off their talents in the process.

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Wood Duck Awards

Lanie Carter | Staff Writer

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Image courtesy of Century College

For the last 4 years, awards have been given to individuals, advisors and clubs recognizing their hard work and dedication.

On April 24, The Wood Duck Awards banquet was held presenting awards to students and advisors who have demonstrated leadership within their club and serving Century.

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This Show Was Legen—Wait for it….

Matthew Hoemke | Staff Writer

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How I Met Your Mother: The Last Forever – B

Television viewers bid farewell to one of the best sitcoms of the 21st Century Monday night when How I Met Your Mother aired its final episode; a two-parter that has left fans of the show with severely mixed emotions.  I am myself an avid fan of this ridiculously addictive show, and was, too, of two minds with regard to the finale.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts – The Specters of Modern Warfare Understanding the Aggression Felt While Playing Videos Games

Drew Petersen | Staff Writer

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You and a few members of the most elite Ghost team in the world are perched precariously high above a city that is blissfully unaware of your presence. As fireworks explode in the sky, you fire your zip-line launcher to a massive skyscraper across the street and begin your assault.

The games of tomorrow are starting to look better and better with the recent release of Call of Duty: Ghosts, on the PS4 and Xbox One. Year after year, the Call of Duty franchise tops sales lists and draws new fans of all ages. Currently rated as the most advanced first person shooter thus far by Game Informer Magazine, Ghosts offers some small changes from previous versions that appear to make big differences with such things as the removal of straight lines from round shapes. Where a player once saw pixelation within games when zoomed in, Ghosts created seamless curves so players can see flawless circles within video games for the first time.

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ASA Celebrate New Year on Campus

Johann Holler | Staff Writer

   On January 31st, 2014, members of the Asian Student Association (ASA) hosted the Chinese New Year, in the Nest on the West Campus from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. The year of the Horse was celebrated in the Nest with food like Vegetable Stir-Fry, Cream Cheese Wontons and Egg-rolls. The Century Anime Club had a booth there, advertising their Cosplay Cafe and making themselves aware of the club’s existence for anyone interested in joining.

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   Other than food and Anime Club booths at the Lunar New Year Celebration, there was an origami booth, a fortune telling one, a duck pond table, a ball toss game and the prize booth where one could spend tickets on various items earned from participating in the game booth.

   One last thing that made celebrating the year of the Horse more memorable, is that at one particular table, they had an information booth put up that showed not only how Chinese New Year was celebrated in China, but also Korea, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan and Singapore.

   The Asian Student Association succeeded in not only celebrating the Chinese New Year, but also promoting diversity.

 

Black Panties: Devoid of Panties

Joshua Mahan | Staff Writer

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R. Kelly is at it again. The famous R&B singer, well known for his thoughtful work on songs like “Feeling On Yo Booty”, “Down Low (Nobody has to Know)”, and his contributions on The Space Jam Soundtrack, announced in a recent interview with Fruit of the Loom Magazine that his forthcoming album, Black Panties, will be devoid of any sexual content whatsoever.

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