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EVA’S EVALS: “The Beginner’s Guide” review

EVA’S EVALS: “The Beginner’s Guide” review

Eva Wetzel, Copy Editor

May 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Most writers are writers. This statement is entirely redundant, but the message is that it’s fairly common for works such as plays and novels to feature a writer as its protagonist. The same can be said for film, which disproportionately indulges in the stories of struggling actors and directors from “B...

REVIEW: Dunkin Donuts vs. Krispy Kreme

REVIEW: Dunkin Donuts vs. Krispy Kreme

Siena Gailloux, Dani Barton, and Olivia Washburn

May 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

https://vimeo.com/165147852 On a busy morning before school or work, Westside students tend to stop by two well-known franchises for a coffee or donut fix. The famous, “Krispy Kreme vs Dunkin Donuts” feud has been going on since the beginning of time, and we’re here to put all debates to rest...

EVA’S EVALS: Robots, Broadway and the art of choice

EVA’S EVALS: Robots, Broadway and the art of choice

Eva Wetzel, Copy Editor

April 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It's difficult to graduate high school without at least a bit of regret for roads not travelled. Balancing extracurricular obligations, choosing a college and specializing down to a major feels like life-altering choices, and, well... they are. My notable high school decisions have already been...

EVA’S EVALS: Gamers should get used to female protagonists

EVA’S EVALS: Gamers should get used to female protagonists

Eva Wetzel, Copy Editor

April 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Recently, open-world survival game "Rust" became a lightning-rod for controversy. Like many gaming controversies, it has to do with gender politics. Instead of starting out the game with a stock male character model, players logged on to find that their character had been randomly assigned a gender. ...

REVIEW: Chipotle vs. Qdoba

REVIEW: Chipotle vs. Qdoba

Olivia Washburn, Siena Gailloux, and Dani Barton

April 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Videos

When choosing where to satisfy your lunch-time hunger, two prominent franchises often come to the average high-schooler’s mind. The all too common “Chipotle vs. Qdoba” feud has been going on forever, and we’re here to put all debates to rest. We decided to buy two rice bowls, one from each f...

REVIEW: Modern drama reflects our political system

REVIEW: Modern drama reflects our political system

Connor Tucker, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The Manchurian Candidate is a political thriller adapted to be a play on live stage. The version Westside Warrior Theatre presented is modernized in contrast to its original setting during the Cold War. Hypnosis and mind control are used in both versions, though by different people with different intentio...

EVA’S EVALS: Miitomo Review

EVA’S EVALS: Miitomo Review

Eva Wetzel, Copy Writer

April 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

"Miitomo" succeeds in bringing the wackiness of Nintendo’s "Tomodachi Life" to smartphones, but without scores of actively playing friends, the gameplay gradually loses its appeal. The app, which is free-to-play on mobile devices, firsts asks players to create a Mii “lookalike,” complete with adjusting the pitch and cadence of the its funny little text-to-speec...

EVA’S EVALS: Stardew Valley Review

EVA’S EVALS: Stardew Valley Review

Eva Wetzel, Copy Editor

April 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Dark and gritty can be great, but sometimes I just want to play something really, really cute. This is one of those times. "Stardew Valley" is a farming simulation and role-playing game (RPG) game that came out for Windows in February. The plot — laden with more social commentary than I expected...

REVIEW: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

REVIEW: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Connor Tucker, Staff Writer

April 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

After DC Comics’ competitor, Marvel, released "Avengers" in 2012, DC has now released its equivalent superhero movie series. "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" attempts to connect a new universe to recreate the same success Marvel has had. At the beginning of the movie, along with the well-know...

Argentina Katrina: Blog #1

Argentina Katrina: Blog #1

Katrina Mitchell, Guest Writer

March 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

After three flights, a 12-hour bus ride and three long days of traveling, I finally arrived in my new home for the next five months – Resistencia, Argentina – where I’m participating in a foreign exchange program through AFS. I was welcomed by my host parents and their kids, Naiara, 13; Dylan,...

EVA’S EVALS: “Pokémon Go” has massive potential for Omahans

EVA’S EVALS: “Pokémon Go” has massive potential for Omahans

Eva Wetzel, Copy Editor

March 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The hype surrounding "Pokémon Go," Nintendo’s upcoming smartphone game, is ramping up after a Japan-exclusive beta test was announced to start later this month. It’s the franchise’s first major foray into the ever-expanding iOS and Android market and recent previews have foreshadowed the possibil...

Voices of Westside – The West Campus Ep. 3

Voices of Westside – The West Campus Ep. 3

Andrew, Staff Writer

March 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

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