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This Week in History: 9/1-9/7

This Week in History: 9/1-9/7

  September 1 1894- Labor Day is declared a national holiday by an act of Congress. 1904- Hellen Keller graduates with honors from Radcliffe College. 1939- Germany invades Poland, which begins the European front of World War II. September 2 1789- The Treasury Department, spearheaded by Alexander Hamilton, is created in New York City. 1945- Japan signs the official document of surrender, …

Sounds from the Steeple: Capital Cities

Sounds from the Steeple: Capital Cities

“In A Tidal Wave of Mystery” by the hipster/techno band Capital Cities is sure to be forever associated with my college experience here in Dahlonega. The first time I heard the album, I was driving through Camp Wahsega with my best friend in her Wrangler, getting increasingly lost on back roads. I was having a panic attack because of a club …

Movie Review: “Jurassic Park”

Movie Review: “Jurassic Park”

Movies are a huge part of the entertainment history. We love movies because they inspire us. They conjure up emotions and realities. I have noticed that the science fiction genre has become more visually appealing, with lots of colors and explosions, and there is almost always a love story. However, I also feel that science fiction movies have almost become …

Book Review: “Brothers”, by Yu Hua – A Peek into China

Book Review: “Brothers”, by Yu Hua – A Peek into China

When the Chinese government censored the 1994 film, “To Live,” the original author of the novel quickly gained international recognition. Forsaking a career in dentistry, Yu Hua began writing novels in 1983. Many of his writings reflect upon China’s dynamic political, economic and social changes over the last decades. Drawing on his personal experiences, Hua’s 2005 novel, “Brothers”, provides insight into the …

Video Game Review: ‘The Wolf Among Us’

Video Game Review: ‘The Wolf Among Us’

If you were to pull out a list of things I like, you’d easily find “Fairy Tales,” “Gritty Re-imaginings” and “Murder Mysteries”near the top. With these three things in mind, Telltale Game’s “The Wolf Among Us” was pretty well equipped to grab me from the start. Similar to Telltale’s adaptation of “The Walking Dead,” the company has put its spin …

Meditations from the Mountain: Nantahala Outdoor Center

Meditations from the Mountain: Nantahala Outdoor Center

The Nantahala National Forest was created in the 1911 Weeks Act, established under the Department of the Interior. This area was first settled by the Cherokee Indians; who called the River and surrounding Gorge ‘Nantahala’.  This is translated to mean ‘Land of the Noonday Sun’. The gorge, being extremely steep in some areas, often does not receive sunlight until midday …

This Week in History: 8/24-8/31

This Week in History: 8/24-8/31

  August 24 79 A.D.- Mount Vesuvius erupts in Southern Italy, causing the deaths of thousands and burying the historic city of Pompeii. 1869- Cornelius Swarthout, a New York Native, patents the first waffle iron. 1954- The United States Congress outlaws the Communist Party.   August 25 1875- “Captain” Matthew Webb, an Englishman, becomes the first man to completely swim …

This Week in History

This Week in History

This Week in History: Friday, August 15- Friday, August 22 August 15 1914- Panama Canal opens to traffic. 1961-The Berlin Wall is built. 1969-Woodstock festival opens in Bethel, New York. August 16 1896-Gold is discovered in the Yukon, sparking last major US Gold Rush. 1948- Babe Ruth dies. 1977- Elvis Presley dies. August 17 1943 Robert De Niro is born. …

Video Game Review: ‘Watch Dogs’

Video Game Review: ‘Watch Dogs’

Looking at my notes for this review, I find myself laughing at how comically often my viewpoint on “Watch Dogs” fluctuated over the course of its 30-hour campaign. Ubisoft’s latest open-world blockbuster is full of exciting and fun ideas, but “Watch Dogs” is well aware of how “cool” and “awesome” it is, and it presents itself as if it expects …

B.O.C – Hiking Blood Mountain

B.O.C – Hiking Blood Mountain

I do not hike. Let’s start this off with that fact. This hike was my first time hiking (unless you count the hill to HNS, then it’s like my five hundredth). Last weekend, I drove up to Dahlonega to take care of a few things before classes started, and once that was all said and done, my friends invited me …