- Written by Administrator
TIO is back for another spring semester, and already we're looking at new articles: reviews, satire, coming of age, and living the good life.
The 2014 writers are together. Here they are in a list.
- Nate Avenson
- Devan Bierbrauer
- Matt Buresh
- Sarah Pirila
- Alex Schlee
- Brad Tramel
- Claire Tsuji
- Tricia Tuntland
- Dustin Waulk
Watch for the first week in March.
- Written by Matt Buresh
After being delayed multiple times, ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron is finally out. Hailed by Q as a return to real Gangsta Rap, Oxymoron hopes to fill the void in a genre that helped make hip-hop what it is today.
So does it live up to the hype? Here's my track by track review of the album.
- Written by Dustin Waulk
After being introduced to skateboarding by a childhood friend, Rodney was immediately fascinated. It took a while to convince his overprotective father that he could handle a skateboard and stay out of trouble. "My dad wouldn't let me have a skateboard," he said. "he thought I'd get hurt and never get good, and the culture was bums, and I'd turn into one." On New Years Day of 1977 Rodney's father was in a good mood and decided to take him to the skate shop to get his first skateboard. That day marks the beginning of Rodney's career as he began skating at the age of 10.
That early in skateboarding's history there were only two ways to ride, either vert which was mostly pools or freestyle which was on a flat slab of concrete. Rodney, having grown up in the country sides of Florida, was left little choice when it came to skate spots. He ended up learning to skate in his family's garage as it was the only cement he could find to ride on. Keep in mind that there were few structures built specifically for the purpose of skating like the many skate parks of today.
- Written by Nate Avenson
In the Spring of 2011 Bemidji State University implemented a campus-wide Tobacco Free Policy as part of its commitment to provide students, employees and the public with a safe and healthy work environment. Now three years since the policy first took effect, we talk with students to assess the importance and success of the new policy.
- Written by Claire Tsuji
Saving a few pennies is definitely worth it and when you can save money on a whole meal well then you are frugal. When you happen to a be college student and one of the 52% of females in the small town of Bemidji, you can be hurting for cash more often then people realize. From dealing with the cold of Northern Minnesota, to eating out and dressing up, these tips are sure to save you few pennies, but hopefully dollar bills!
- Written by Sarah Pirila
Welcome to my devastatingly hard easy and fun food adventure!
The only thing hurt by this was my wallet! (My poor, poor wallet...)
The plan was to exchange all my unhealthy snacks I usually have during late night homework sessions to fruit and healthy things.
Not so much.
- Written by Brad Tramel
Indie Game: The Movie is less about games and more about the interesting people who make them, suggesting along the way that these auteurs make art—not simple, pixelated diversions.
Filmmakers Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky have woven four vignettes of the indie game development process into a compelling underdog story. They follow one game during development, one as it releases, and one post-release. I felt invested in the outcome of each project early on despite this fragmentation.
- Written by Devan Bierbrauer
In 1972, Atari Incorporation released a simple, two-dimensional game marketed as PONG. The game involved two colors, a standard resolution, raster-level graphics, and a monaural sound system. 41 years later in 2013, Microsoft released the Xbox One, a video game console capable of handling a 7.1 surround sound system, 4K resolution, and graphics so advanced they can practically see into the future.
The video game industry seeks to advance the "clarity and performability" of their product. Why, then, are low-definiton games (like Mojang's Minecraft, Re-Logic's Terraria and Chucklefish's Starbound) gaining so much momentum in the gaming world? What's the difference between the three? Which one should you choose?