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“Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection” is a treasure chest of awesome

By Glenn Battishill

November 30, 2011

Back in the day (seven years ago) a teenage Glenn Battishill would have answered the "what's your favorite video game?" question with an easy "Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater." Things change and the PS2 went away and slowly MGS3 began to fade out of the popular eye, mostly because the stealth game gen...

“The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” is one of the best games ever made

By Glenn Battishill

November 16, 2011

Welcome back to Tamriel, the land of "Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind" and "Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivon." It's been 200 years since the champion of Cyrodiil closed the gates to the Hellish Oblivion once and for all. Now, the emperor-less empire is at war with the northern province of Skyrim, a cold and h...

“Paranormal Activity 3” is fun but lacks exposition

By Justine Ackerman

October 26, 2011

When I walked into the Cinemark Theater in Mansfield to watch "Paranormal Activity 3," I instantly knew that it wasn't going to be the most enjoyable experience. And unfortunately, that had nothing to do with the movie. The theater was swarming with bodies, most of them under the age of 18, so when th...

Theater department to perform “Whistle Down the Wind”

By Marin Haba

October 12, 2011

With the directing of Ric Goodwin, the Ashland University Department of Theatre presents the play "Whistle Down the Wind." The story is based on a novel written by Mary Hayley Bell and a movie directed by Bryan Forbes, both in 1961. In 1997, Goodwin directed the North American premiere of "Whistle Down t...

Breaksk8 not the same on a small stage

By Tyler Remmel

October 12, 2011

While Breaks8's performances on America's Best Dance Crew were very impressive, they weren't on the same level when they came to Redwood Hall on Sept. 30.The show started out with very high expectations. On a projector above the stage, a montage of the best Breaksk8 performances on ABDC were assembl...

Madrigal Feaste “quite the experience”

By Tim Hawk

October 12, 2011

Tickets are now on sale for the 36th Annual Madrigal Feaste, which will run from Nov. 30 until Dec. 4. This festival, held each year in Redwood Hall, features music and food, as well as entertainment throughout the evening. Despite the sense of history surrounding the event, however, many students h...

Promising year for theater department opens with “Circle Mirror Transformation”

By Tim Hawk

October 12, 2011

Ashland University Theatre closed their first show of the year Saturday evening. Directed by Fabio Polanco, "Circle Mirror Transformation" tells the story of five individuals who are brought together by a drama class in small town Vermont. Over the course of six weeks, we see how a small drama class...

Quincy Mumford rocked AU

By Rob Woodward

October 5, 2011

Saturday, October 1, Quincy Mumford's first solo tour made a stop at the Eagle's Landing. The CAB event attracted about forty-five people and began with Ana Reynolds's stellar opening feature, including four acoustic cover songs from Peter Gabriel to City High and Joe Purdy. Following Reynolds's previous ...

Circle Mirror Transformation

By Courtney Young

September 28, 2011

"Circle Mirror Transformation" will be in the Studio Theatre from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2, and Oct. 6 to Oct. 8. The shows will take place from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., with the exception of a matinee show on Oct. 2, from 2 - 4 p.m. The play is directed by Fabio Polanco and based off of the written work by Annie...

Acting and plot keep the action rolling in “Drive”

By Brian Young

September 28, 2011

When I first saw previews for the movie "Drive" I thought, "Oh great, another CGI-filled action driving movie with no plot and tons of explosions." Then I learned that Ryan Gosling was starring and I feared the worst. Little did I know, I was being a complete moron. This movie is fantastic. Great act...

Resident Evil 4 HD has many things, but HD isn’t one of them

By Glenn Battishill

September 28, 2011

Re-releasing the "classics" of last console generation is a trend that is becoming more and more popular. The most recent game to receive this treatment is "Resident Evil 4," one of the best Gamecube games ever. The game is download only for Xbox 360 and PSN and retails for 1600 Microsoft Points or $...

Ashland’s Fall Festival of Arts

By Dan Griffin

September 28, 2011

The Coburn Art Gallery isn't the only student resource for viewing and appreciating the aesthetic talents of Ashland. The Fall Festival of Arts will be returning to Brookside West Park on October 15th for its second year to showcase artists from around the area. Carl Renneker, an Ashland resident, is the...