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EVA’S EVALS: Pocket Mortys and the perils of licensed games

EVA’S EVALS: Pocket Mortys and the perils of licensed games

Eva Wetzel, Copy Editor

January 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

When I watched the initial review of Pocket Mortys from IGN, which awarded the game a mediocre 5.5, I was disappointed but hopeful. This free iOS title is based on one of my favorite TV shows, Rick and Morty. Naturally, I wanted it to be amazing. After giving Morty-collecting a fair shot, thoug...

Voices of Westside – Words of Wisdom Ep. 3

Voices of Westside – Words of Wisdom Ep. 3

Andrew Jones, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Palin endorsement opens more doors for Trump

Palin endorsement opens more doors for Trump

James Buckley, Sports Coordinator

January 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

This story is written as a satire against Donald Trump, and all quotes are fictitious. It's everyones favorite time of the year, election season! Every four years we use this season to select the leader of America, the President of the United States (POTUS). It's a very prestigious position full o...

Voices of Westside – Words of Wisdom Ep. 2

Voices of Westside – Words of Wisdom Ep. 2

Andrew Jones, Staff Writer

January 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

EVA’S EVALS: Freemium iOS games done right

EVA’S EVALS: Freemium iOS games done right

Eva Wetzel, Copy Editor

January 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Last year, I wrote an article for the Lance about the perils of freemium iOS games. Since then, I’ve encountered some games that do the freemium model well — or at least in a manner that avoids being completely heinous — and decided to list out my favorites. So if you haven’t yet, I urg...

EVA’S EVALS: Revisiting The Sims 4

EVA’S EVALS: Revisiting The Sims 4

Eva Wetzel, Copy Editor

January 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Here’s a secret about me: I’m in love with the franchise, but I would never buy a Sims game on release day. Now, it’s not because Maxis titles are typically released with more bugs than a summer in Virginia. It’s not even because I’m waiting for patches or mods. Instead, it’s because Sims game...

New food hall introduces unique, innovative dining options

New food hall introduces unique, innovative dining options

Abby Lang, Staff Writer

January 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The days of chowing down on a Whopper or Doritos Locos Taco at the mall are long over. After years of planning, Westroads Mall unveiled a new food hall on Tuesday, Dec. 29 under the name of Flagship Commons. Flagship Commons, which is located in the former T.G.I. Fridays, is now home to eight local eateries...

Fallout 4 Survival Guide

Fallout 4 Survival Guide

Eva Wetzel

January 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Maybe you’ve gotten a few games over the holidays. Maybe these games, specifically Fallout 4, are taking over your life. If so, this handy, 5-step guide is for you, extracted from my 10+ years of gaming experience -- and current Fallout 4 addiction. Also, though it’s written specifically for Fallo...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

Connor Tucker, Staff Writer

January 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the seventh live-action film in the epic sci-fi series. It is the beginning of a new trilogy, with familiar faces from the previous movies, as well as new protagonists and evil villains. The question everybody is asking: how good is it? For those who are unfamiliar with the...

Student directors respond to Project 66

Student directors respond to Project 66

Project 66 Directors

December 15, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Recently, staff writer Connor Tucker wrote an opinion piece regarding the recent showing of Project 66, a group of plays directed by Westside students. The directors of Project 66 responded: Westside Wired, let’s be frank, While reading Connor Tucker’s opinion piece regarding the recent production, Project 66, we f...

Finals Survival Guide

Finals Survival Guide

Abby Lang, Staff Writer

December 14, 2015


Filed under Opinion

No matter how many tears come to my eyes while typing this, there’s no point in denying that finals week is among us. As junior who has gone through finals four times, here’re five of my best tips for underclassmen as they’re preparing for finals. Space out your finals While many people sched...

OPINION: Westside’s reasoning for not showing support for Paris is nonsensical

OPINION: Westside’s reasoning for not showing support for Paris is nonsensical

Siena Gailloux, Staff Writer

December 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Nov. 13 2015 was a devastating  day in the world. Hundreds of people died, not only in the Paris attacks, but in Baghdad, Beruit, Japan and Mexico. The most talked about attack of that day was the attacks in Paris, France that left close to 200 people dead and many more emotionally scarred for...

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