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Gill’s Favorite Games of 2019

Gill’s Favorite Games of 2019

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer

December 8, 2019

Warning: There may be mild spoilers for the following games. This year was a limited yet spectacular year for games. I had a hard time putting some of my favorites down. I couldn't rank these titles in any particular order, but I can give you my top ten favorite releases from 2019:   "Untit...

Dine or Dash: Sawadee

Dine or Dash: Sawadee

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer

December 4, 2019

Just a few blocks away from the University of Utah is a bustling rustic building fit with a modern take on Thai food. It’s hard to miss the large windows that show off its warm and welcoming atmosphere. The line out the door at Sawadee Thai Restaurant is a clear indication that it's a popular spot...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 65: ‘Outlander’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 65: ‘Outlander’

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer

November 20, 2019

Warning: This review contains mild spoilers for the Netflix show “Outlander.”   We all have a niche genre that we’re more inclined to remain with when watching television shows. Straying from comfort titles only happens when boredom strikes and nothing else seems to satisfy your ente...

October Arts Desk Favorites

October Arts Desk Favorites

By Palak Jayswal, Christopher Payne, Ray Gill, Kate Button, Weston Wood, Alison Myers, Hannah Keating, Abigail Raasch, Arielle Gulley, and Oakley Burt

November 19, 2019

Palak Jayswal While summer is my seasonal time to read without the nagging feeling that I could be doing 30 other important tasks, fall and winter are my binge-watching seasons. It's far too easy to climb into bed and binge a couple of episodes instead of doing, well, anything else. "Law and Order:...

Lighting Up Salt Lake City: The Illuminate Festival

Lighting Up Salt Lake City: The Illuminate Festival

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer

November 12, 2019

From the center of The Gateway, an array of vibrant lights emanated. It was hard to miss the sound of a live band and the brightly colored '60s-esque dancing silhouettes on the clocktower. On Friday and Saturday night, Nov. 8 and 9, the Utah Arts Alliance celebrated its third annual Illuminate Festival. People of all ages were invite...

The Importance of Fading Video Game Fads

The Importance of Fading Video Game Fads

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer

November 6, 2019

The video game industry has had its ups and downs, but game developers continue to find ways to push creativity and innovation to make the next big hit. These innovations lead to fads — trends in genre or method in the gameplay industry. They come in strong and either fade gracefully or fight to stay ...

September Arts Desk Favorites

September Arts Desk Favorites

By Palak Jayswal, Christopher Payne, Alison Myers, Abigail Bowe, Abigail Raasch, Kate Button, Ray Gill, Weston Wood, Arielle Gulley, Hannah Keating, Oakley Burt

October 29, 2019

  Palak Jayswal September quickly turned into a month of nostalgia for me. It’s always interesting to be able to turn back to old art — whether it’s music, tv or a good book — and relive the feelings you experienced when you first consumed it. For me, September consisted of reminis...

Local Cosplayers Connect to Their Favorite Characters

Local Cosplayers Connect to Their Favorite Characters

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer

October 26, 2019

There’s a symbiotic relationship between video games and cosplay. Each builds off of the strengths of the other and ties together fans on either side. Those who enjoy cosplaying often have fallen in love with a character from a game and want to bring that character to life. Cosplay provides a fun wa...

Fishing Through ‘The Legend of Zelda’ Franchise

Fishing Through ‘The Legend of Zelda’ Franchise

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer

October 25, 2019

Fishing is a boring, repetitive task for most. Some like it for this reason — it provides a relaxation period with no real responsibility behind it — but others enjoy it for the catch. That being said, it’s not a task loved by all. So why would The Legend of Zelda series implement it into their ...

Who’s Who in the Zoo? – The ZooWho App Could Revolutionize Small Talk

Who’s Who in the Zoo? – The ZooWho App Could Revolutionize Small Talk

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer

October 23, 2019

Social media has created an era of constant connection — we can always see who’s been up to what, or share our thoughts, beliefs and memes with hundreds of people. You can find those acquaintances you haven’t spoken with in 20 years as easily as the friends you saw two minutes ago. Without these ...

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