Seawolf Slug: Getting back in the swing of things

George cannot sleep. No, I’m serious. I’m taking advantage of the fact that he’s up at 3:30 in the morning unable to sleep in order to have him translate this into writing. But the holiday break has done something terrible to my host.

In search of employment, housing, and other milestones of adulthood.

It’s quickly becoming that time of year where I begin making the difficult decisions that shape my summer months. Who signs my paycheck? Do...

My car the deathtrap: An ode to the Kia

A man’s car is like his baby. Wait, no. That may be a bit misleading because I’m really not fond of babies. To clarify, my...

“Zak McKracken” hasn’t aged too well

As most people know, LucasArts was a legendary video game developer before their sights turned primarily to the “Star Wars” license. They went under...

Borrowers novel re-imagined in new Miyazaki movie

While not one of Hayao Miyzaki’s greatest animated masterpieces, his screenwriting in “The Secret World of Arrietty” is easily recognizable in the brilliant storytelling...

‘Sleuth’ seeks out success with movie remake

Originally based on a play by Anthony Shaffer ("The Wicker Man," "Sommersby"), "Sleuth" has the potential to come off a bit too staged, just like any other play adaptation. However, in 1972, director Joseph L. Mankiewicz ("Cleopatra," "Guys and Dolls") was able to make it zing as it was meant to, and it became a great success.

Art history whitewashed

The history taught in schools is propagandistic and white-centric. American kids are raised in a racist and post-colonialist education system. Students come out the...

Toe to toe: Rights are not requirements

Every four years, the United States of America must make a very important choice. This choice is one that will shape our nation for...

Sex and the Seawolf: Take it slow

When people think of relationships, they think of all the good and bad that come from them — the good being the availability of...

O.R.W.: Dance, Churchill, Dance!

A group of  friends and I recently took it upon ourselves to serve up some lobster as a prelude to UAA’s Homecoming Dance. It...

Orange Rhymes With: Sasquatch festival: A true test of fortitude

Sometimes I make decisions that are inexplicably contrary to every conviction I have. I have no explanation for it. I seem to subconsciously try to challenge myself on a daily basis. So when I was planning out an adventure for this summer, I must have decided to throw caution to the wind and fill it with things that will drive me nuts.

‘Top Hat’ a refreshing rom-com, despite being several decades old

Romantic comedies are a dime a dozen in the movie industry, and while their plots are mostly the same, occasionally a gem shines through. Unfortunately, this hasn’t happened for at least a decade. Unless you’re an avid rom-com-aholic, most movies in this genre are forgettable and interchangeable.

Sex and the Seawolf: Choosing the right lube

You run into the other room. Your partner is waiting. Shuffling through your bathroom cabinets and looking through various bottles, containers and boxes, you are on a mission. All of the neck kisses and foot massages have led up to this: finding what makes the perfect personal lubricant.

SEAWOLF SLUG: It’s still too early for VR

Klax meditates on Virtual Reality

Countdown to snowfall, possibly broken bones

Midterms are hell. You know it. I know it. There’s really no reason to reiterate a topic that 90 percent of these columns reference in one way or another. That being said, the cumulative stress of midterms couple with the last dying gasps of fall have convinced me that I need to find a few new winter hobbies.

‘Star Trek’ flies into theaters, exceeds expectations

If anyone out there is concerned about how Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock”) will perform as Khan in the new “Star Trek” movie, they needn’t worry. He owns this role. Even his iconic line from the movie trailer gives off chills. “Now, shall we begin?”

Natalie Portman delivers a performance to remember

“Black Swan” is a visually breathtaking movie, no doubt about it. Director Aronofsky delivers a dark and gritty tale of obsession, mental deterioration, and...

Internships, illness, and the long road to employment

As an underclassman you have a very uneducated view of what goes in to being a college senior. “Sure, you naively assume, I mean...

Smooth merlot with a gentle kick

Sometimes simplicity is the way to go. But simplicity with a subtle kick is often much more satisfying. Milbrandt Vineyards’s 2009 merlot is a deep...

‘Man of Steel’ is everything a Superman film should be

Perhaps the filmmakers don’t realize it, but “Man of Steel” has come out in a time when America needs someone like Superman. Over the past year, we’ve seen terrifying attack over terrifying attack, and we’ve seen normal, average people rise up and become heroes to those in need. “Man of Steel” is a film that reminds us what exactly makes heroism like that so inspiring. It brings back that sense of wonder and excitement from watching and reading about superheroes as a kid and shows us just what makes both them and today’s real heroes so incredible. This is another retelling of Superman’s origins.

Film Review: “Fury Road” pleasantly surprises

Reboots are tricky things to do. Right off the bat, audience expectations are low. Some might accuse executives of reaching for low-hanging fruit. Fans...

Discovering the magic of male ‘pleasure points’

Say you’re a person trying to please your hard-working man. Sure, you can please him by stimulating his shaft, but that takes the fun away from actually exploring his body. You may even find yourself knowing more about your partner’s pleasure points than he does himself, giving him an instant, gratifying surprise.

Milla Jovovich returns as Alice; she shouldn’t have

Superhuman Alice (Milla Jovovich “The Fourth Kind”) returns on her quest to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation and help guide survivors to safety in...

‘Avatar’ versus ‘Holmes’: holiday hits go head-to-head

As another semester begins and nothing but homework awaits, some students are buzzing about the biggest holiday movies and what’s really worth seeing in...

‘Virtua Fighter 5’

Back when arcades were still populated (do they even exist anymore?), fighting games used to have perpetual crowds gathered around, top players getting more than their money's worth as they took on all challengers. That concept is the basis of the quest mode in "Virtua Fighter 5," in which players navigate a city map with different arcade venues to challenge computer players of various skill levels.

‘Brave’ attempt at a new Disney princess movie

Disney takes a different direction in princess stories with the recent release of “Brave.” Princess Merida (Kelly Macdonald, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Pt....

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...

‘Balls of Fury’ loses its bounce

The subject of sports spoofs has been done to death, but apparently Hollywood hasn't gotten the message yet. This time, "Balls of Fury" attempts to lampoon the world of competitive pingpong, but it fails miserably.