The Future of Internet

By DREW METZ

(Defiance, Oh) The revolution began last November, with almost no one to witness it.  A technician in a small home in Kansas City, Kansas, plugged a fiber-optic cable from the street into his white wall jack and history was made. The small blue light indicating that there is connection, the first Google Fiber hookup-an ultrahigh-speed gigabit internet service and TV network that runs 100 times faster than garden-variety broadband.

A feature that should have created uproar in most tech companies, but not Google, Google stayed quiet and away from most national media. Google insisted that its investment to make the Kansas City the first fiber-wired zone in the country is nothing more than an experiment rather than an enormous business opportunity.

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Laundry Woes

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Laundry can be an unexpected financial burden on students. At Defiance College it cost $2.50 to complete just one load of laundry, which might mean picking between a clean shirt and spending the night out.

If a student does their laundry twice a month then they will find themselves paying $10 a month, which adds up to $90 over the school year; not including the cost of detergents, fabric softener, dryer sheets and other laundry essentials. Of course, depending on how often you do your laundry, you can easily find yourself paying more than $150 on laundry by the end of the school year.

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Thor Swings Back into Action

Lights. Camera. Action. It might seem a little cliché, but Thor: The Dark World, which premiered on November 8, followed that exact guideline. The lights dimmed, and the trademark comic page turning intro of Marvel began. Action hungry audience members only needed to wait two minutes, before the sci-fi action associated with the Thor universe began.

Thor: The Dark World follows the continuing saga of the hero Thor and was well worth the two year wait. Though the movie revolves around the story of Thor, there are numerous references to the events from The Avengers as well as the first Thor movie, displaying a core story line that will most likely be represented in all upcoming Marvel movies. Although Thor is the main character and protagonist in the movie, keep your eye out for one or two super hero cameos.

Enjoyment of Thor: The Dark World id not dependent upon previous knowledge. Viewers who haven’t seen the first Thor movie, or The Avengers, will not be lost. They may feel left out of a few funny one liners, but the storyline is essentially new, allowing anybody to dive right in to the Marvel Universe.

Under the direction of Alan Taylor, Thor: The Dark World paints a darker, post Avengers universe. Unlike previous Marvel movies, there are no hints as to who will die, who will live or even if the hero will succeed. Taylor excels at manipulating the audience’s knowledge of key characters, using them to present multiple possibilities from the struggles in the movie. Both veteran comic book readers and regular movie goers will be blown away by the truly unexpected plot twists.

Though the movie may present a darker mood, there are still plenty of one liners and comedic scenes. Throughout the movie you may find yourself on the edge of your seat, biting your nails before being reassured everything is alright. By the time the end credits role you won’t be able to decide whether the fight scenes or the comedic aspects of the movie were better.

Whether you are an avid comic book fan or just enjoy going to see superhero movies, Thor: The Dark World is a truly enjoyable addition to theaters across America. It will make you jump in surprise, laugh and wish there was no end in sight. So grab your friends, your spare change, and buy yourself a ticket to go see Thor: The Dark World. Oh, and make sure you don’t get fooled into leaving halfway through the credits

DC Helps Draw Campus Awareness to Sexual and Domestic Abuse

 

By MYCAH LEWIS

Wednesday night saw the encore performance of Diamond in the Rough.  What began as a project by Defiance College students Mandie Heil and Dorothy Pascol for Dr. Chris Medjesky’s Communication and Performance class last spring, has become a full production performed for the Defiance community

The production of Diamond in the Rough was performed by 14 DC students and is meant to shine light on the issues of sexual assault and domestic abuse.  It seeks to change the way individuals and communities view the issues of sexual assault and domestic abuse, through the use of music, dance and drama.

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Reliving Our Childhood

By KAYLA BOHN

“Pikachu! I choose you!”  As a child, I loved Pokémon.  Who didn’t?  You got to control a boy, catch Pokémon, and battle them against other Pokémon.  You wanted to fill your Pokédex. The franchise captured the youth with their cartoons, card games and video games and occupied many of our elementary school lives.

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

By COURTNEY FLECK

(Defiance, Oh) The Defiance College theater program will be performing “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” on November 21st – 24th in Schomburg auditorium in Dana Hall.  It is free to all Defiance College students as long as you have your student I.D with you.  Thursday – Saturday the performances are at 8:00pm and on Sunday the show is a 2:00pm matinee.

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