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Education: part of life’s journey

Education: part of life’s journey
Nathan McMahon May 9, 2013

As the Beatles would say, it’s been a long and winding road. I first started on my path to a college degree back in 1998 as an incoming freshmen. That means the vast majority of you reading this...

Arcade and Dive Bars

Arcade and Dive Bars
Nathan McMahon May 2, 2013

Arcades were immensely popular in the ‘80s and early ‘90s. They helped establish the burgeoning love for the home console market and introduced video games to a wider audience. Their popularity...

Video game press needs fixing

Video game press needs fixing
Nathan McMahon May 1, 2013

  Video games and journalism. Two words seemingly diametrically opposed. They are at odds with each other and on the verge of being entirely incompatible. Oftentimes the word journalism isn’t...

Boston Marathon proves the human spirit unbreakable

Boston Marathon proves the human spirit unbreakable
Nathan McMahon April 16, 2013

Monday’s terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon. How do we address this? How do we cope? Remnants of 9-11 are etched into our conscious. We struggle to find reason or sanity. It’s a virtually...

Internet freedom threatened by ‘Six Strikes’ policy

Illustration by Jasmine Mochizuki/ Assistant Visual Editor
Nathan McMahon March 19, 2013

A program titled The Copyright Alert System, or CAS, has been active since the beginning of early March. Five of the major Internet service providers and two of the major content providers collectively...

New show ‘The Following’ may be worth following

New show 'The Following' may be worth following
Nathan McMahon January 23, 2013

An obsession with Edgar Allen Poe, empty eye sockets, lots of scars, puddles of blood, and a pile of dead puppies. This is Fox's new mid-season crime thriller show "The Following." It's an entertaining...

Petraeus coverage reveals media fallacies

Petraeus coverage reveals media fallacies
Nathan McMahon November 18, 2012

  While the sexual revelations of former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus have been exploding in the media, it is equally important to observe and analyze the cozy relationship the media had...

Books into movies and back again: a reader’s tale

Nathan McMahon November 14, 2012

      Hollywood is never one to shy away from any perceived money-making trend that can be turned into the latest, greatest and sometimes lamest blockbuster movie franchise. Heck, even intellectual...

Long Beach Comic Con: Day 1

Long Beach Comic Con: Day 1
Nathan McMahon November 7, 2012

This past Saturday and Sunday the Long Beach Convention Center hosted the 4th annual Long Beach Comic Convention. The one room show was filled to the brim on Saturday with a wide variety of both attendees...

Why we need to eliminate the electoral college for future elections

Nathan McMahon November 7, 2012

  The presidential election is finally over, as Barack Obama took more than 300 electoral votes. While many voters casted their ballots with excitement Nov. 6, the sad truth is that for a vast...

Get clubbed over the head with a lot of comedy

Get clubbed over the head with a lot of comedy
Nathan McMahon October 31, 2012

Within Los Angeles, there is a thriving comedy club scene. Many classic performers and funny people have made their comedic bones performing on the LA circuit and many clubs have laid the foundation...

Disney buys a galaxy, far, far away

Disney buys a galaxy, far, far away
Nathan McMahon October 31, 2012

Disney is making some heavy moves in the entertainment industry. They solidified their stake in Pixar with a $7.4 billion purchase in 2006. In 2009, they spent $4 billion on Marvel Comics and brought the...

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