Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

What we’re listening to

“Phoenix is probably the most upbeat music I listen to. Their music bears semblance to good scotch: makes you feels classy, has a smooth finish, and carries enough of a bite to transcend the typical “pop rock” genre.” Read on…

O. D.‘s Rant

Reality bites. The truth is hard to take. Yet we must admit that racism will probably be with humans until we can turn off the DNA strand that governs flight or fight which in either case generates fear. Fear leads to judgment; judgment easily can descend to bigotry. Read on…

Taco Bell’s new Breakfast Crunch Wrap. Photo credit: Liz Whittemore

Taco Bell’s “breakfast”

Abandon hope all ye who enter…. Several staff members sacrificed their Tuesday morning, and mustered up the bravery to try the “illustrious” Taco Bell breakfast, which has set social networking sites abuzz in the past weeks. Read on, if you dare…

Is religion becoming obsolete?

You don’t have to be religious to see the signs: association with religious institutions is declining at a rapid rate in the United States. Religiously unaffiliated Americans are on a huge rise, surging from 8 percent in 2003 to over 19.8 percent based on a Pew poll from Oct., 2012. Read on…

Atomic Robo comic

Yelling about comics: Atomic Robo

Not all comic books are based around super-powered white dudes in capes and tights. While that is a larger piece of the pie chart than it should be, it’s not the only slice.
“Atomic Robo” is a comic that embraces the fun and pulpy side of comics that it seems the superhero comics are just remembering its ok to have. Read on…

Dark Souls 2

Death has a Sequel

Have you ever woken up and thought, “I want to die as many times as possible in a video game and still somehow love it?”
No one else did either, but that didn’t stop From Software, the creators of “Demon Souls” and “Dark Souls,” from supplying the world with another clean, beautiful and terrifyingly hard game for us to all enjoy. Read on…

The SC4 Skippers fail to achieve a playoff berth, and obtain a less than pretty overall record. Photo credit: MCCAA

A young team misses the mark

11 out of 14 ain’t bad, right?
When talking baseball, hitting 3 out of 10 balls and batting .300 is Hall of Fame worthy, and throwing 11 strikes out of 14 pitches is god-like, but for the Skippers, 11 out of 14 isn’t so flattering. Read on…

The SC4 Skippers play hard in the 2014 Softball standings. Photo credit: MCCAA

Season stopped cold

When the 2014 seasonal schedule was released for Skippers softball, the team was granted a packed schedule full of MCCAA conference matchups. Little did the team know, the Michigan weather would play a bigger part in their season than they would. Read on…

Bring on the talent

St. Clair County Community College is taking aim at the athletic development of young athletes around the area in their annual Skipper Summer Sports Camp.
Taking place this June and July, young athletes in grades 3 through 12 are welcome to register for camps ranging from softball, volleyball, baseball, and more. Read on…