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5 Reasons Netflix’s Daredevil Is Awesome

5 Reasons Netflix's Daredevil Is Awesome

Isaac Rouse, Impact Staff

May 6, 2015

Netflix's Daredevil has made its debut on the streaming service and in a brief period of time has been hailed as one of the greatest Netflix Original Series ever. Fans expected a great show, but Marvel has gone out of its way in terms of production and execution to create a show that perhaps is bette...

The Foundation of Horror Films (As Told by Halloween 1978 & 2008)

The Foundation of Horror Films (As Told by Halloween 1978 & 2008)

Isaac Rouse, Impact Staff

May 6, 2015

Horror films are built on the foundation of society’s fears and function by making them into a reality. Alongside this basic rule, the classic tropes of Horror come into play, as well as new contemporary tropes discovered throughout the history of the genre. Halloween (1978) created the sub-genre of Slash...

Response: American Hustle Cannot Be A “Film Nior”

Response: American Hustle Cannot Be A

Isaac Rouse, Impact Staff

May 6, 2015

Although, I’ve only spent a brief few months learning about all the different aspects of film noir in my Dark Genres class, I can say with profound confidence that American Hustle is as close to a film noir as Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. Based on the given examples from class of film noir at its ...

May The Fourth Be With You: Why “Star Wars” Is So Important

May The Fourth Be With You: Why

Isaac Rouse, Impact Staff

May 4, 2015

“A long time ago in a galaxy far far away” has become synonymous with one of the most well-known and culturally significant movies of our time, Star Wars. Star Wars is a narrative sci-fi epic spanning six films and is responsible for forming an entire generation. In particular of this ever-spanning...

Record Store Day: A Holiday For Vinyl Enthusiasts

Record Store Day: A Holiday For Vinyl Enthusiasts

Isaac Rouse, Impact Staff

April 26, 2015

Record Store Day is a special holiday that lands on every third Saturday in April for all audiophiles, collectors, and casual listeners to gather 'round their local record shop and appreciate the fine art of vinyl. Vinyl has once again found popularity amongst younger fans of music, with its admiration...

Vaping On Campus

Kevin Power's favorite flavor: Drunken Monk

Isaac Rouse, Impact Staff

April 23, 2015

Similar to a book, smoking has evolved from a tangible activity involving papers, into a technological endeavor that has evolved the way the product is consumed. No, that man holding the metallic instrument with clouds floating above his head is not a wizard...he just likes to vape. Instead of burning...

The Hypocrisy of Personality Tests

The Hypocrisy of Personality Tests

Isaac Rouse, Impact Staff

April 9, 2015

I feel that we live in a world where we’re told that our sense of self, our integrity and independence comes second to "so-called" reality. In terms of working and being a productive member of society, corporations and businesses don’t want a person working for them, they want a skilled android....

How PAX East Saved My Life

How PAX East Saved My Life

Isaac Rouse, Impact Staff

April 2, 2015

  Getting trapped in the monotony of your day-to-day can cloud your long term goals. Trudging week after week through the daily schedule of work, school, bills, and general responsibilities can consume your mind and heart if not checked. Sometimes a reminder of what one is ultimately striving fo...

Marvel’s “Star Wars” Comics Make The Franchise Better

Marvel's

Isaac Rouse, Impact Staff

April 2, 2015

The Star Wars saga has returned to Marvel, dishing out canon storyline of our favorite heroes and villains from the original trilogy, helmed by acclaimed writer Jason Aaron and artist John Cassaday. The comics take place between Episode IV and V, leaving a lot of wiggle room to explore new aspects of...

What Video Games Taught Me About Life

Now! This is it! Now is the time to choose! Die and be free of pain, or live and fight your sorrow! Now is the time to shape your stories! Your fate is in your hands!

Isaac Rouse, Impact Staff

April 1, 2015

My gaming credentials as a kid was nothing short of typical. My library of games for the most part consisted of mascot main characters—Mario, Sonic, Crash Bandicoot. I never really played a game for the storyline, and only wanted high octane fun. My best friend’s older brother always talked about...

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