George Hyde

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Stories By George Hyde

Sleep and the collegiate brain

In the year 2013, an alien brain slug from one of the galaxy’s most feared empires crash-landed on Earth and assumed control of a lowly reporter at this newspaper. These are his stories. A new semester is starting, and regular readers of this column know what that means: sleep issues! Hooray! George is currently typing […]

‘Ultra Street Fighter IV’: Brilliant, difficult design

Game: “Ultra Street Fighter IV” Developer: Capcom Platforms: PS3, 360, PC Genre: Fighting Release Date: Aug. 5, 2014 Rating: 4 Something strange happened when the original “Street Fighter IV” hit the scene almost five years ago. Suddenly, a seemingly-dead genre sprung to life with a vim unlike any other genre revival in the history of […]

Good reasons to join clubs

“It gives you something to do, something different from classes,” says Chris Johnson, a member of UAA’s Anime Club. “It gets you around campus and into events that you normally wouldn’t get into.”

Is the Bookstore charging too much?

Textbooks are the great hidden fee of college. Not many grasp how truly expensive they are until they have to buy or rent them. But why are they so expensive? Some blame publishers, and many others blame bookstores. And now, with the advent of Amazon, it’s becoming easier and easier to blame the latter for exorbitant textbook prices.

“(Amazon) is just generally much cheaper, despite even the shipping costs to Alaska,” said Matthew Parker, a student at UAA’s main campus.

Why clubs are important

Where do you see yourself after you get your degree? You’ve probably been asked this many, many times, but humor me for a minute. Really think about this. You want to be in a highly respected position, right? I know you do. If you’re anything like me, you want to have a fruitful career in […]

Here we go again.

By Klax Zlubzecon Translated by George Hyde   Here I am, sitting on George’s head as he types my thoughts. It’s 1:42 in the morning, and neither he nor I can sleep. I’m feeling this odd sense of deja vu. This was how my last beginning-of-the-semester article started, wasn’t it? Oh, I’m sorry. Most of […]

Worshipping Whedon

By Klax Zlubzecon Translated by George Hyde Looking back at George’s last film reviews over the past year, it’s clear that he’s a bit of a Marvel nut. It’s the closest thing to an ongoing “series” that he’s really into, and just about every Marvel film he’s covered since “The Avengers” has been covered with […]

‘Anarchy’: Your mileage may vary

Title: Director: Release date: Rating: “The Purge: Anarchy” James DeMonaco July 18, 2014 2/5 The first “Purge” film turned a lot of heads when it came out a little more than a year ago — at least, before it actually came out. The premise was ambitious and seemed very promising, but the film didn’t live […]

‘The Wolf Among Us’ is a gripping mystery

Game: Developer: Platform: Genre: Release date: Rating: “The Wolf Among Us” Telltale Games PS3, 360, PC, Mac, iOS Adventure July 8, 2014 5/5 stars In 2012, developer Telltale Games released a point-and-click adventure game adaptation of “The Walking Dead,” and needless to say, it was a smashing success. It revitalized what many considered a dead […]

Is four years realistic?

How many years does it take to get a degree? Ask UAA’s marketing department, and they’ll tell you to stay on track and get it done in four. That’s what all of the advertisements across campus and on the Seawolf Shuttles say. That’s what I was expecting when I graduated from high school and looked […]

‘Shovel Knight’: Gaming history in a small package

Game: Developer: Platform: Genre: Release date: Rating: “Shovel Knight” Yacht Club Games Wii U, 3DS, PC Platformer June 26, 2014 5/5 Side-scrolling platformers in a pixellated retro style have become something of a cliché in the indie-gaming scene. It began with “Cave Story” and soon seemingly exploded into a genre of its own with games […]

Can stupidity and intelligence coexist?

By Klax Zlubzecon Translated by George Hyde During George’s sick streak, he, like any good man these days, decided to lie in bed and marathon a series on Netflix. The series in question: “Kill la Kill,” an anime with gratuitous nudity that centers around clothes being evil. George is kind of weird like that. “Kill […]

“Transformers:” Age of Profits

Film: Director: Starring: Release date: Rating: Transformers: Age of Extinction Michael Bay Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammar June 28, 2014 1/5 stars I entered the theater with a hoodie and sunglasses on. I put them all on as I approached the box office, and asked for movie tickets. As I took my seat, a […]

The Steam summer sale shindig

Every summer, Steam holds a massive sale on video games. Many see it as a brutal whipping on the wallets of gamers, and that view isn’t necessarily wrong. For me, it’s an experiment of self-control —one that I always fail. Nevertheless, there have been a few titles that I’ve wanted to cover over the last […]

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