Video Games: Source of Violence or Helpful Tool?

This is a research paper written by Matthew E. Semrau in June of 2010. You are free to use this article as long as proper citation and attribution are given. Should you plagiarize this article (use it as your own for school, profit, etc) you will...

Associated Press (AP): Illegal vs. Undocumented Immigrant

A topic of disgust (and discussion) in conservative circles lately is the new Associated Press (AP) guidelines on how news sources should refer to those who have immigrated illegally. As a student of journalism, this is an issue I found troubling. How can I report the...

Free Images, Graphics, & Photos: Creative Commons

I’m going to take a big step away from politics and jump into the arts. Whether it’s finding an image for your blog, a picture for a class project, or a photo to turn into a great photoshop masterpiece; I can show you where you can...

Call of Duty did not cause Sandy Hook

Emotional knee jerk responses are plenty after such tragedies. People jump to conclusions with little to no evidence. People think that since it was a crime committed with a gun that the response is to disarm all of the people in the United States (forgetting the...

Deaf Culture I: Overview

Lets play a game. We’ll call it “Guess who is deaf?”  From the picture below tell me who you think is a deaf person: Give up? This a photo from an event called the Deaf Nation Expo. The one I went to this past April was...

Fantasy Earth Zero (FEZ): Interesting for a free game

The game looks like it has some fun ideas. Like its completely centered around massive PvP. I also found the customization of your faction separate from your character creation fascinating. But in the end failure to launch and the usual anime idea of...

Peripetia Story 1, Part 1 “Call me…”

He watched intently as she approached.  He tried to look professional, but with a woman that stunning it was impossible to be anything but captivated. Come on, fall back on your training. It didn’t work.  This wasn’t a mission.  It was a dinner meeting. No, no. ...