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Big Screen Grinches: Movies that hate on the holidays

John Mendiola December 5, 2014

In my humble opinion, the sappiest writer on the staff is me. I will talk about my feelings and cry a lot if anyone disagrees. My track record shows that I have a penchant for being sappy and sentimental...

A guide to practicing safe sequels

John Mendiola November 21, 2014

There are eight "Assassin's Creed" games in the main series, along with 11 more games that are related to the universe. The release of "Advanced Warfare" marks the 11th "Call of Duty" game. "Halo...

Wait, this one has subtitles?: In defense of foreign film viewing

John Mendiola November 14, 2014

I went through a phase in high school during which I watched indie films"”some were foreign"”because I thought I was better than everyone and my tastes were so refined. I still think this way and have...

Internet Week, Part 1: What would you do for a click?

John Mendiola November 7, 2014

The "curiosity gap" is a term used to describe the gap between what we know and what we really want to know. Today, plenty of websites are finding ways to exploit that gap. Sites like BuzzFeed, the...

Please welcome your new PC overlord

John Mendiola October 31, 2014

When I first heard about the "Paranautical Activity" controversy, I immediately thought about how stupid the game's creator was. Here's a quick summary. Code Avarice is a small six-person game studio...

Hacking the West Coast, Texas style

John Mendiola October 24, 2014

I visited San Francisco a few weeks ago, and it was such a weird experience. You see, 11 years ago, a scared little ten-year-old stepped off of a plane from the Phillipines and arrived in San Francisco,...

Taking counsel from comedy’s new British ruler

John Mendiola October 10, 2014

I normally do not like people with the name John because, frankly, they crowd up the scene. After all, I already have to contend with hundreds of years of Johns. There was already that Jon Stewart doing...

A non-foodie tackles San Antonio’s trendy tastes

John Mendiola October 3, 2014

I am not a foodie. I admit that right now. To be fair, I don't know very many people who would even call themselves that. I would like to think that college kids"”people who usually do not have a reliable,...

Live How You Want To

John Mendiola September 26, 2014

One of the reasons I chose Trinity was the university's offer of a generous  financial aid package, a situation shared by many others. That said, the people who attend Trinity come from a variety of...

Gaming your way through the rest of the year

John Mendiola September 21, 2014

Temperatures and leaves aren't the only things dropping this fall.. Smaller downloadable games come out all year, but the major AAA games are still stacked in September, October and November. Tons of games...

One Phone, Two Companies and A Dozen Watches

John Mendiola September 19, 2014

I am writing this as I watch "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey." The amount of time that humans have been in this universe of ours is staggeringly small. If you imagine a calendar where January 1 represents...

Sophomore College undergoes changes: students explore strengths and skills

John Mendiola September 12, 2014

In order to give sophomore students more direction between their first year and years as upperclassmen, the university has elected to use StrengthsQuest to help them find their focus and strengths. StrengthsQuest,...

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