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Gaming Corner: ‘Total War: Three Kingdoms’

Gaming Corner: ‘Total War: Three Kingdoms’

By Yixin Song

June 18, 2019

  “The empire, long divided, must unite; long united, must divide. Thus it has ever been.” No opening line in Chinese literature better summarizes ancient China than this opening line in “Romance of the Three Kingdoms.” Written by Luo Guanzhong, it is considered one of the most beloved novels ...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 55: ‘Chernobyl’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 55: ‘Chernobyl’

By Yixin Song

June 10, 2019

  Warning: This article contains spoilers.  What is the cost of a lie? HBO’s new miniseries, “Chernobyl,” gives a rather satisfying answer to this question. Set in April 1986 under the influence of the Ukrainian SSR, this miniseries documents one of the worst nuclear disasters in ...

Best Humanities Classes To Take as A Freshman

Best Humanities Classes To Take as A Freshman

By Yixin Song

May 15, 2019

  The first few months of college can be daunting, but not because it has a stricter regulation on academics and lifestyle. On the contrary, it's because you'll find that nobody will tell you what to do. Up until college, teachers and guidance counselors alike have helped students choose what...

A Word of Advice from the Arts Desk

A Word of Advice from the Arts Desk

By Palak Jayswal, Abigail Raasch, Hannah Keating, Christopher Payne, Alison Myers, Yixin Song, Ray Gill, and Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

May 15, 2019

  Being a freshman is terrifying, to say the least. As you embark on your college journey, the writers of the Arts Desk want to pass along some words of wisdom — from reflections on our personal degrees to general advice, we wish you the best of luck. Palak Jayswal - Communication (B.A.) ...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 53: ‘Sex Education’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 53: ‘Sex Education’

By Yixin Song

May 5, 2019

  Warning: This review contains mild spoilers for “Sex Education.” Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) doesn’t have a normal life. His mother (Gillian Anderson) only does two things: has sex and advises others about having sex. He is not happy about his life in high school. Even worse, h...

Game Corner: ‘Unheard’

Game Corner: ‘Unheard’

By Yixin Song

April 27, 2019

  It is always hard to review games that are built solely on narrative without revealing any spoilers. You can talk about the intense fights, art styles and why characters are in their current situation, but it is almost impossible to analyze elements such as the map design in "Gone Home" separ...

Avatars in the Real World: Gaming Simulations Can Help with Real World Application

Avatars in the Real World: Gaming Simulations Can Help with Real World Application

By Yixin Song

April 23, 2019

  Whether or not video games are a form of art has been a heated argument for the past several decades. Loyalists of gaming have been claimed that video games are the greatest art bestowed upon humankind. Adversaries would contend that gaming is nothing but a meaningless waste of time. However,...

Gaming Corner: “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice”

Gaming Corner: “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice”

By Yixin Song and Ray Gill

April 11, 2019

  死, probably the most recognizable Chinese word right now thanks to “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice,” a game that truly reflects the meaning both narratively and mechanically: "that is death." If you’ve ever wanted to play as a ninja in a "Souls" game wielding a katana and a grappling arm, thi...

Our Favorite Campus Eats for the Starving Student

Our Favorite Campus Eats for the Starving Student

By Madge Slack, Palak Jayswal, Josh Petersen, Marshall Falkner, Abigail Raasch, Alaikia Marielle, Christopher Payne, Alison Myers, Yixin Song, Ray Gill, and Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

April 3, 2019

  It's a well-known fact that food is necessary for survival. However, until the age of nearly 18, and sometimes older, we don't control this all-important factor in our success as a species. Our food is cultured, prepared and served to us by various forms of authority: parents, cafeteria ladies,...

The Clothesline Project Uses Art to Increase Awareness of Sexual Assault

The Clothesline Project Uses Art to Increase Awareness of Sexual Assault

By Yixin Song

April 1, 2019

  Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault. Growing up in China, I was rarely exposed to any discussion of sexual assault, partially because of the country's traditional and conservative attitudes towards sexuality and partially because of the its lack of freedom of speech, wh...

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