We the People

Benjamin Goodspeed | Staff Writer

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www.wtip.org

On July 4 1776 we as a nation officially declared our independence from British rule, thus establishing the governing rules that we carry with us to this very day. Our forefathers had dreams of a free country, where the masses possessed the power and had control. A country where people were free to govern themselves, free from the control of a dominating monarchy, free to determine their own fate. A country where the people were not controlled by the thoughts and whims of a single individual, but where people were free to dictate what was best for themselves.  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

 

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

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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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Dragons Plan To Set St. Paul Waters Ablaze

Johann Hollar | Staff Writer

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http://www.dragonfestival.org/

With the semester coming to an end, what do you plan do with the rest of your summer? Going to the movies? Perhaps bring out the grill and Barbecuing, or maybe just relaxing? If you have nothing to do on the 12 and 13th of July, you should come out to Lake Phalen & Park in Saint Paul, Minnesota from 10am to 5pm for the 2014 Dragon-Boat festival.

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Shields Up! The Star Spangled Avenger Delivers Quite a Punch

Matthew Hoemke | Staff Writer

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier: A-

The Captain America sequel is easily the best of Marvel’s Phase II line so far. The film offers not only excellent action set pieces, but also real engaging drama as the stakes are raised against Cap and the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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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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Anime-niacs: They Came, They Saw, They Ate

Lanie Carter | Staff Writer

Picture by Lanie Carter

Picture by Lanie Carter

On March 12, Century’s Anime Club held their first Cosplay Café and Contest Event in the Nest. Staff and Volunteers dressed in costume as their favorite anime characters.

First, what is Cosplay? Cosplay, short for costume play, is when people dress as a character from anime, comic books, video games or films. Cosplay Cafés are a theme restaurant or pub, usually having a theme like a Maid or Butler, and serve food and drinks.

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