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Critic’s Corner: ‘Gimme Shelter’

Sheldon Costa, Author

January 29, 2014

If you want to get a feeling for what kind of a movie "Gimme Shelter" is, go watch the trailer. In those two and a half minutes, you’ll learn just about everything you need to know. Despite being based on an uplifting true story, "Gimme Shelter" ultimately never becomes much more than a formulaic feel-good story about a girl’s journey from...

Famous Games That Took Place in Seattle

Sheldon Costa, Author

January 29, 2014

Seattle is about to receive a face-lift. No, I don’t mean the avalanche of new apartment complexes currently overtaking the city, or the surge of artisanal furniture stories popping up around the hill. On March 21, the new Playstation 4 game infamous Second Son will be released. The game, which features a super-powered protagonist fighting off a...

Local Woman Hosts A ‘Funeral For Fat’

Sheldon Costa, Author

January 22, 2014

To the casual observer, the headline at the top of Sharee Hansen’s Tumblr blog might seem a bit zealous: “I wear black when I work out. It’s a funeral for my fat.” But for Hansen, a 24-year-old currently working toward her graduate degree at Central Washington University, the statement has been a guiding principle for the last five years of...

Winter 2014 Fashion

Winter 2014 Fashion

January 22, 2014

Winter 2014 Fashion Winter is a magical time of year: when else can we cover our pale, holiday-softened bodies under layer af...

Warren Buffets Adds New Dimension to this Year’s March Madness

Sheldon Costa, Author

January 22, 2014

If you’re a human being living on planet Earth, you could do a whole lot with a billion dollars. Buy a huge house in San Francisco. Make some smart investments and live off the interest for the rest of your life. Buy a small Island nation. Purchase a Zeppelin and live the rest of your days sailing over the world’s continents. Stuff like that. Well,...

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Italian Book Art Binds Seattle U’s Hearts

January 15, 2014

The term “book art” might not immediately bring to mind a very versatile art form. Chances are, book covers tend to be the...

Sawant Increases Pressure for New Minimum Wage

Sheldon Costa, Author

January 15, 2014

New city council member Kshama Sawant and her supporters at Socialist Alternative have recently upped their endeavors to support the drive for a $15 minimum wage by launching a new website: 15now.org. According to the website, Sawant and others have decided to create the website in order to “strengthen the grassroots movement for a $15/hour minimum...

Dennis Rodman Goes too far in North Korean Visit

Sheldon Costa, Author

January 10, 2014

We live in a strange world. As if things weren’t getting weird enough with the East Coast currently hibernating under winter oblivion and the NSA working on new quantum computer to reinforce their global cyber war, Dennis Rodman decided to take yet another trip to North Korea—his forth in the last year—in order to play basketball and, as it turns...

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Critic’s Corner: ‘The Book Thief’

December 4, 2013

There was a moment about two-thirds of the way through “The Book Thief” when something strange happened. As I watched...

Attending SU Basketball Games for Dummies

December 4, 2013

If you’re an average student with a full-time job, a full class load and those extra service-learning hours, you may have never...

Do We Live in the Hunger Games?

Sheldon Costa, Author

December 2, 2013

About a week ago I went to see “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” I haven’t read the books, and I wasn’t particularly impressed with the first movie—because “Battle Royale” is out there, guys—but the new film was pretty good. As far as young adult dystopias go, the movie had some emotionally poignant moments that were extremely powerful....

Gym Closures and Dark, Windy Workouts

November 20, 2013

Finding the time to exercise is never easy, or even fun. Between work and school, many students rely on the gym’s early morning...

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