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App of the Week: NetNewsWire

September 15, 2010

By Jimmy Piraino Ever get tired of going to your favorite blogs and news sites only to be bombarded by pop-up ads and useless blinking banners? Well Mac, iPad, and iPhone users now have a way to enjoy their favorite news stories without the advertisements, using the simple app NetNewsWire by NewsGator...

Review: “Resident Evil: Afterlife”

September 15, 2010

Review by: Mila Pantovich “Resident Evil: Afterlife” Director/Writer: Paul W.S. Anderson Genre: Action/Science Fiction Rating: R Runtime: 97 min. “Resident Evil: Afterlife” is the fourth film in the “Resident Evil” series, based off of the popular video game franchise. With three f...

Dropping 9/14

September 15, 2010

Media Credits: Thumbnail: Linkin Park "A Thousand Suns" album Above Image: Prince of Persia Albums: The Walkmen – “Lisbon” – Fat Possum/Bella Union The Walkmen had their start in 2000 and are now approaching the release of their sixth album, “Lisbon.” Having been together for nearly 10 ye...

Memories Outlast iPods: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Experiences

September 6, 2010

By Candice Wyatt Photo Credit: realadventures.com MasterCard is right. For every materialistic product we purchase, there’s a dollar amount attached to it.  Experiences and memories, however, are unique and priceless.  There is no depreciation in the value, no newer edition that will be released...

Midnight Madness: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

September 6, 2010

By Candice Wyatt The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 horror musical starring Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon.  The spoofs and random details such as a transvestite character from the planet of Transsexual, in the galaxy of Transylvania, make this a hilariously funny horror movie that is more likely...

WOW! It’s Been 20 Years!

September 6, 2010

Weeks of Welcome events offer ways to get involved in campus life By Jenna Jauregui: Digital Media Manager If you haven’t heard, CSUSM is celebrating its 20-year anniversary this school year!  Current students are part of California history and have the opportunity to help shape the campus dynam...

Check This: App of the Week

September 6, 2010

By Candice Wyatt Chase banking customers and iPhone owners can now enjoy an updated application from Chase that allows customers to electronically deposit checks into your account without ever visiting an ATM machine or talking to a bank teller. Simply take a picture of the front and back of a check...

In Theaters: “Machete”

September 6, 2010

By Mila Pantovich Photo Credit: moviecarpet.com Robert Rodriguez is clearly doing what he loves to do most in “Machete,” his most recent homage to the B-films of the 1960s and 1970s. Derived from a fake trailer that he created for the “Grindhouse” double-feature released with friend Quentin...

Dropping This Week 9/7

September 6, 2010

By Rebekah Green That Evening Sun Director Scott Teems’ fourth film is an independent gem based on a short story by William Gay entitled “I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down.” The film’s adaptation revolves around Abner Meecham (Hal Holbrook), an elderly man who leaves a nursing home and...

UnRAVEling the Truth About Raves

August 31, 2010

By Candice Wyatt: Arts and Entertainment Editor Graphic by Rachael Danyew The rave movement has turned what were once underground dance parties into nationalized events involving tens of thousands of attendees.  The recent Electronic Daisy Carnival (EDC) held at the LA Coliseum on June 25 and 26,...

Get Involved in the Arts

August 31, 2010

By Candice Wyatt: Arts and Entertainment Editor Last fall marked the launch of the Arts Association, a student organization that has quickly became an outlet for creative expression to any CSUSM student who wants to participate. “We want to encourage students to be involved in the arts outside of...