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Strangers are great. People you don’t know are more likely to ignore you. They’re less likely to spark up a conversation with you on the street than people you know. They’re wonderfully oblivious to your existence. Maybe that’s why people from warmer climates come up to MSU, to be surrounded by people who won’t talk […]

Free movies, the tantalizing smell of popcorn, walkie-talkies — the life of a movie theater employee is a glamorous one. But behind the scenes of this dream job, things get real. Really real. On the outside, it may seem easy to sell popcorn and rip ticket stubs all day. And as a former cinema employee, […]

It’s the time of year for people to pack their bags and meet their loved ones by drudging through packed airports, bumper-to-bumper traffic, and no-room-for-moving buses. With this craziness, it’s only fitting to create a survival guide for how to prepare. And “preparation” is the key term here. Electronics The bare necessities include a phone, […]

“We are thinking about our kids, our lack of kids, about finances and fiancées and soon-to-be ex-wives are having, about loneliness and love and death and Dad, and this constant crowd is like a fog on a dark road; you just keep driving and watch it dissipate in your low beams” (106). With all families, […]

Wizard of Legend, a game of close-combat and dungeon crawling, is our game of the month for November. Growing up, couch co-op (or playing in the same room with your friends) was the main way I experienced video games. The competitiveness of in-person Halo Reach matches, the comradery of overcoming a difficult boss together, the […]