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Try an “Epic” breath of fresh air

Try an “Epic” breath of fresh air

Bryn Gallagher

September 21, 2010

The music market of today is crowded with fast-paced pop rock songs and technologically enhanced robotic voices, so an album with slower, more natural songs is a breath of fresh air. Sharon Van Etten, in her second album “Epic” supplies that.  As much as the album’s title would lead you to expect...

This Changes Everything… For Music Lovers

This Changes Everything… For Music Lovers

Rachel Crane

September 21, 2010

Every September as the trees change their leaves, Steve Jobs changes his iPods. This year has proven to be no different, as new models of the iPod Touch, Shuffle, and Nano were released on September 8. It seems that each year Apple daringly transforms one version of its iPods completely. Last ye...

Arcade Fire: The Suburbs Album Review

Arcade Fire: The Suburbs Album Review

Oscar Pratt

September 21, 2010

 There is nothing that Canadian indie band Arcade Fire has released that has not become a monumental hit musically. From their 2004 breakthrough album "Funeral," which was awarded sixth best album of the decade by Rolling Stone Magazine, to their 2007 album Neon Bible, they've done nothing but grow in reputation. There a...

FYF Fest: A feast for the ears

FYF Fest: A feast for the ears

Heather Luscombe

September 12, 2010

Indie kids and hipsters alike flocked to Los Angeles Historic State Park this past Labor Day weekend for the seventh annual FYF fest. An estimated 20,000 people crammed into the park to listen to 35 bands for 12 hours in the blistering sun. Shade was a luxury due to lack of normal sized trees....

Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World

Bryan Hickman

August 30, 2010

According to Bryan Lee O'Malley, this place is not a high school in Ventura. This place is Toronto, Canada. "Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World" is a cinematic adaptation of O'Malley's series of comic books about a 22 year-old man-child, played by Michael Cera, who meets the girl of his dreams, Ramona F...

The Ultimate Breakup Playlist

The Ultimate Breakup Playlist

Dragon Press Editorial Board

December 10, 2009

Breakups: almost everybody goes through them. After a hard breakup you just want to veg out and listen to music that will take your mind off it. This ultimate breakup playlist is guaranteed to make you feel better…so open that tub of ice cream, unwrap that chocolate bar, burn all of those pictures and l...

Ventura students pull off deep themes in “Rimers”

Ventura students pull off deep themes in “Rimers”

Anaika Miller

November 21, 2009

Bright headlights. Screeching breaks. A mournful-looking group of people. This is how Ventura High School’s production of The Rimers of Eldritch introduces itself to audience members. Written in 1966 by Lanford Wilson and directed by Stefoni Burgi, Ventura High School’s drama teacher, the pl...

Brutal Legend a humorous heavy metal romp

Brutal Legend a humorous heavy metal romp

Joey Newman and Warren Halderman

November 10, 2009

So here goes our first in-depth review, and the game we’ve chosen as our guinea pig? Tim Schafer’s Brütal Legend. This is the game every “metalhead” has dreamt of playing. It is an action-adventure open world game with hints of real-time strategy (RTS). The game, rated M for "mature," starts off...

It’s that time of year again…

It’s that time of year again…

Joey Newman and Warren Halderman

October 7, 2009

  The fall is a time of many changes. Summer is ending, the weather is cooling down, the leaves start to fall off of the trees, and the gaming industry releases its biggest hits, anticipating large profits during the holiday season. Each year, many games are released to sales ranging from fantasti...

Is Project Natal Microsoft’s secret weapon?

Joey Newman and Warren Halderman

September 26, 2009

  There has been quite an influx in the motion control video game market lately. The Nintendo Wii, which launched in November 2006, popularized motion control in the mainstream video game media. Now, Microsoft is getting into the business with Project Natalan add-on that will be compatible with any existing Xbox ...

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