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The Stolen Truth of NikkieTutorials

The beauty blogger came out to her 13 Million “Glow Babies” as a transgender woman who fully transitioned while growing her following on YouTube over the last 11 years.

“Detective Pikachu” Review: The First Great Video Game Adaptation

By Ashley Zhou When “Detective Pikachu” was first announced, many Pokemon and video game fanatics rolled their...

Xbox & Nintendo: An Interesting Relationship

As of 2019, most believe the end of the console generation of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is near.

PlayStation’s View of E3 and their Plans for the Future of Games

Effectively, Sony sees games heading toward a place where consumers no longer care what console/platform they’re playing on as long as the game is what is wanted. This means that while the company is still trying to keep their own brand on top, they see the need to start cooperating with other companies to create a better industry.

Apex Legends: A Surprise to Be Sure, But a Welcome One

“Apex Legends” is a new “Battle Royale” game, developed by Respawn Entertainment. The game was released on Feb. 4 as a free-to-play game for the Xbox one, PlayStation 4, and PC. It takes place in the same universe as the developer’s prior AAA game, “Titanfall.” Though the aesthetics may share the DNA of its predecessors, the game differs greatly in terms of gameplay.

Blizzcon 2018 Wows Gamers at Annual Convention

Blizzcon 2018, Blizzard Entertainment’s annual gaming competition, announced an exciting list of new and soon to be released content.

Video Game Adaptations: A Mixed Reception

By Albert Thai Le Warner Bros. Pictures will be releasing “Tomb Raider” (2018) in theaters on March 16. As a live action reboot of...

The Return of Cyberpunk

By Albert Thai Le With last year’s release of “Bladerunner 2049” and the upcoming Netflix series adaptation of Richard Morgan’s “Altered Carbon,” it’s no...

Exploring the Legacy of the Star Wars Universe

By Albert Thai Le  It’s been over 40 years since the release of “A New Hope” set the Star Wars universe into motion for...

The Witching Hour: Magia Transformo Featured at IndieCade

by Elyse Joseph Three figures dressed in bright robes and pointed hats dance around a glowing, neon green circle, reading from spell books as...

From Stuffy to Selfie: Social Media Reframes the Museum Experience

One of the most recently-invented holidays (but arguably, one of the better ones compared to Squirrel Appreciation and Kazoo Day), Museum Selfie Day,...

The Problem with Video Game Movies

By Hubert Ta Whenever I hear about a new movie based on a video game, I take a measured approach. If it’s helmed...

NEWS

UCI Student Receives 2020 Strauss Scholarship

UCI junior and cognitive sciences major Karishma Muthukumar has received the 2020 Strauss Scholarship. Provided by the Donald A. Strauss Public Service...

Orange County Moves Into Stage Two of California’s Resilience Roadmap

The City of Irvine announced on May 23 that Orange County had officially been given permission to move into the second stage...

Great Plates Delivery Program Launched in Irvine

The City of Irvine announced their participation in California’s Great Plates Delivery Program on April 24 to support seniors and local businesses...

OPINION

Orange County: The Shame of California

At a time as critical as this one, the popular saying, “Orange County is the Florida of California” has never felt more...

Artificial Crisis at UCI: Austerity or Humanity? How Disposability Politics Guides the University’s Treatment of Students and Workers

Editor's Note: This article has been updated with links to resources for Student-Worker Week of Action, USASUCI and the BSU at UCI.

Expressing Change Through Art: Black Lives Matter Hollywood Peaceful Protests

It’s been a revolutionary week in modern day America, as the people in this nation...

SPORTS

UCI Men’s Basketball Player Tommy Rutherford Laments Abrupt End To Season

On game days, UCI Men’s Basketball senior Tommy Rutherford eats breakfast at around eight or nine in the morning, begins his stretches in the weight room, shoots around and grabs a balanced pre-game meal that consists of carbs, protein and some veggies. He prepares for the game by going over the film of the opposing team and discussing the team’s game plan with his coaches and teammates. Sometimes he allows himself to take a nap and takes about an hour more for shooting around. When all his ritualistic pre-game preparations are over, his team has their warm-up time on the court. Finally, it’s time to play basketball.

Letter From The Sports Editors: Changes In The Sports Section Due To COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic occurring, it is evident that live sporting events are in a hiatus during this time. There...

COVID-19’s Effect On Sports

The day began like any ordinary day at UCI on Tuesday, March 10.

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