This year, I again attended Wizard World’s Saint Louis Comic Con. This was their second year doing this, and it was a huge improvement from the year before. There were more celebrities, bigger panel rooms, bigger show room floor, more artists, and more comics. Of course, even though all of this was amazing, it seems what really made my weekend was one specific celebrity by the name of Manu Bennett.
Polish your horned helmets* and sharpen your axes, freonds, because this Saturday only is the end of the world! I mean sure, we lived through Y2K, the Mayan Apocalypse, the Rapture, death by fire, and heck… Zorp returns every year! What makes the Ragnarok so different from all of these other ends of the world? Well, uh… um…
This winter has been different for many cities throughout the United States. There have been long periods of time that not only is it below zero degrees Fahrenheit in the Midwest but snow just keeps falling in different areas of the country that as of February 13, 2014 at least 57.9 percent of the United States is covered in snow. This is a record breaking season because 49 out of the 50 states, all except Florida who has gotten cold weather but so far is snow-free, have had some snow this season.
The Higgs particle answers the important question of how matter formed shortly after the Big Bang to create the universe. The solution involves the existence of an invisible field that extends throughout the entire universe. The more the elementary particles inside atoms interact with this field, the greater their mass and the heavier they become.
Ah, coffee—that wonderful beverage to which our country is addicted. The 1:1 ratio of Starbucks to U.S. citizens is proof enough. However, a recent action within a Colombian city might rival our caffeinated nation. Last Friday, October 4, a remarkable group of 13,800 people claimed to gather in a town square in Tunja to share a cup of joe.
Greenville College is a wonderful place. Most people would be hard-pressed to find another environment that is as supportive, comforting, and enriching as this campus. It only makes sense that most students would focus their attention on what happens locally. If you had a team of cats with jetpacks doing a choreographed flight performance to Smash Mouth’s greatest hits, why would you want to think about anything else? Comparing GC to the aforementioned cats performance might seem a bit absurd, but the point stands—no matter how great GC is, we should not limit our view to its borders.
United States If King Kong has taught us anything, it’s that male gorillas do not know how to positively treat the other gender. Sure, climbing a skyscraper while holding a woman seems like a good idea in theory; it’s actually a pretty bad plan. Patrick the gorilla is just like King Kong, but smaller and a jerk. After biting a female gorilla and sneering at others, this Dallas Zoo primate is being sent to South Carolina for therapy. He’ll live comfortably in his own place and bring enjoyment to the crowds that come to visit him. "He's beautiful and smart and everyone loves him," said Laurie Holloway, a spokeswoman for the Dallas Zoo. "We're really sad to see him go but it's for the best for the zoo and for Patrick." His old space will be used to bring in two new gorillas, including Zola, a break-dancing gorilla. This is some serious monkey business.