Turn your salt into sugar How video games provide life lessons for players

By: James Neyer ~Copy Editor~ I love playing video games. I learned how to play before I learned how to read. I have devoted thousands of hours to games such as Dota 2, Skyrim and Halo. I have braved the Fargo Deep Mines of Elwynn Forest, explored the desolated laboratories of the Black Mesa Research Facility and gone to war with Ghandi, who seriously needs to stop threatening to nuke my civilization. I play team-based games. In these games, I have learned one thing that has carried over into real life: remain calm and keep the hostile thoughts from spreading. … Continue reading Turn your salt into sugar How video games provide life lessons for players

‘The Book of Mormon’ comes to Cincinnati

By: James Neyer ~Staff Writer~ Have you ever wondered what Mormons believe? Are you curious about how two 19-yearold kids would try to convert people in Uganda? Do you want to watch a musical composed by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of “South Park” and “Team America: World Police?” Your prayers have been answered, as “The Book of Mormon” will soon return to Cincinnati. This play follows Elders Price and Cunningham, two young Mormon missionaries, who are sent to Uganda. They try their best being thrown into a new setting with harsh new challenges. These challenges come in … Continue reading ‘The Book of Mormon’ comes to Cincinnati

Town hall meeting addresses race issues

By: James Neyer ~Staff Writer~ The banquet room of Cintas Center was filled to capacity for the ERS Lecture titled “Fifteen Years Later: The Cincinnati Riots and the Future of the City.” This event started off with former mayor of Cincinnati Charlie Lucan sharing his thoughts on the issue. “It’s good to pause and remember and look forward,” Lucan said. “Our community, including me, was slow to grasp the depths of legitimate complaints. When citizens demand change, when they deserve change, when they petition for change, and people in power do not respond or do not listen, then it is … Continue reading Town hall meeting addresses race issues