The “Star Wars the Clone Wars” Finale Reinvigorates Frustrated Fans

By Kyle Van Pelt <There are spoilers ahead if you have not yet watched the finale> The Star Wars sequel trilogy, despite being incredibly lucrative, was met with mixed reviews from fans. Many claimed that Disney would never truly reinvigorate the ridiculously high praise of the original trilogy, until now. The final four episodes of Clone Wars have been hailed as the best episodes of … Continue reading The “Star Wars the Clone Wars” Finale Reinvigorates Frustrated Fans

YouTubers Accidentally Start a “Zoom Raiding” Crusade

By Kyle Van Pelt Among all the quarantine activities and memes, the relatively new craze of “Zoom bombing” is a controversial onslaught of pranks on school, work, and recreational Zoom sessions.  On April 11, YouTuber and streamer, Twomad, uploaded a video of himself joining Zoom calls of which he either received the join code from followers or other discrete methods. He pranked random teachers, workers, … Continue reading YouTubers Accidentally Start a “Zoom Raiding” Crusade

Developing The Healthy Addiction: Exercise

by Kyle Van Pelt Of the countless addictions possible for humans, there is one predominantly healthy one, but getting addicted to it is not as easy as picking up a cookie or a Juul. This helpful addiction is exercise, especially vigorous exercise. With the correct repetition and observable results, anyone can intentionally addict themselves to working out regularly. Hardcore physical exertion is extremely hormonal specifically … Continue reading Developing The Healthy Addiction: Exercise

Living the Island Life

by Kyle Van Pelt Lifestyles around the world all have some unique qualities, and Hawaii is home to the exceptional “Island Lifestyle”. This peculiar way of life is not exclusive to the Hawaiian islands or any place; it is expressed as an attitude of limitless acceptance of others, willingness to try almost anything, a Buddha-like calmness, and a very outward kindness.  While not exclusively Hawaiian … Continue reading Living the Island Life

The Rivalry Is Played Out

By Kyle Van Pelt On November 30, 2019, the Auburn Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide met to play the 83rd Iron Bowl at Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium. The relative underdogs, Auburn, managed to pull off a narrow 48-45 victory in a game filled with explosive plays and costly mistakes.  The Auburn – Alabama rivalry is something unique. Both teams are likely NCAA championship contenders nearly … Continue reading The Rivalry Is Played Out

The Big Ones Break in Maui

By: Kyle Van Pelt On December 12 at 7:30 AM Hawaii time, the Jaws Big Wave Tournament began. Surfers faced a gargantuan swell with 40 foot plus waves at Maui’s infamous Pe’ahi break. Hawaii natives Billy Kemper and Paige Alms won the tournament by demonstrating impeccable skills and avoiding potentially lethal wipeouts.  Big Wave tournaments such as the one at Pe’ahi only invite the greatest … Continue reading The Big Ones Break in Maui

Alabama and LSU Play a Game of the Century

by Kyle Van Pelt LSU and Alabama entered Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday, November 9 as the second and third best-rated college football teams by the NCAA, while many coaches and players believed either team to be the best team in the NCAA. LSU was coming off of an eight-game losing streak to the Crimson Tide, but they finally had a team with comparable talent … Continue reading Alabama and LSU Play a Game of the Century

Lethwei: Ancient Brutality Living in the Modern Day

by Kyle Van Pelt Deep in the jungles of Myanmar, the bravest, most tenacious people train to master arguably the most brutal martial art practiced today.  Lethwei translates to The Art of Nine Limbs in English, as a fighter uses their legs, knees, hands, elbows, and head to strike opponents in vicious kickboxing matches. Fighters endure 5 three-minute rounds and can only win by either … Continue reading Lethwei: Ancient Brutality Living in the Modern Day

Journeying to the Stars: Musk Unveils Newest Spacecraft

By Kyle Van Pelt On the evening of September 28, owner of SpaceX, Elon Musk, unveiled what is by far the largest, longest-ranged spacecraft ever constructed. The 50 meter tall Starship mk 1 will be placed atop the 67 meter Falcon Super Heavy to create the entire launch vehicle collectively called Starship. The Starship prototype has a cargo bay capacity of slightly over one hundred … Continue reading Journeying to the Stars: Musk Unveils Newest Spacecraft