Author: Dr. Joyce L. Haver

Opinion

No commencement, but plenty of perseverance

This article was originally published in and is used courtesy of the Monroe News Perhaps we should add the letter “P” to Monroe County Community College’s student transcripts this year. That’s “P” as in perseverance. To state that “It’s been a long haul” for them to complete their winter 2020 […]

Entertainment

Surprise Gorillaz track honors afrobeat drummer Tony Allen

Breaking their pattern of posting a track approximately one month apart from each other, Gorillaz’ “Song Machine” initiative released a new track on May 2. The unexpected track “How Far?” features rapper Skepta and drummer and songwriter Tony Allen. The track was released earlier than previously scheduled tracks in honor of […]

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The Phantom Thieves steal hearts again in ‘Persona 5 Royal’

This article contains spoilers for “Persona 5” and “Persona 5 Royal.” The Phantom Thieves have re-emerged from the shadows to steal hearts once again. Released in the US for PS4 on March 31, “Persona 5 Royal” follows in developer Atlus’s standing tradition of releasing updated versions of previous games in […]

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‘Aries’ fails to continue Gorillaz ‘Song Machine’ potential

Continuing their “Song Machine” initiative, which sees a new track released almost every month, Gorillaz released their latest track, “Aries,” on April 9. “Aries” features Peter Hook from Joy Division on bass and music producer and drummer Georgia on drums, a change different from the prior iterations of “Song Machine” […]

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Hell on Earth arrives in ‘Doom Eternal’

“Rip and tear until it is done.” These are the words that echo through a player’s mind as they fight off the hordes of Hell in “Doom Eternal.” The game was released March 20 and is the sequel to the 2016 reboot of the classic video game franchise “Doom.” “Doom […]

Opinion

COVID-19 leaves visible changes to everyday life

It’s unsettling to be flipping through TV channels in a hotel room only to find talk shows with little to no audience. As if the proverbial rapture was upon us, the populations of streets, audiences and buildings grew thinner by the minute. The day the Agora crew left New York […]

Opinion

‘Pokemon HOME’ almost killed all my friends

“Pokémon HOME” is finally here, giving players across the world the chance to gather their little battle buddies in one area to transfer to different games. Available on Nintendo Switch consoles and mobile devices, the app uses a Nintendo Network Account to safely store all the friends you’ve gathered across […]

Entertainment

Gorillaz shouldn’t be sorry for ‘Désolé’

Returning a month after their previous single, “Momentary Bliss,” Gorillaz released their newest song “Désolé” on Feb. 27. The second single from the “Song Machine” initiative, “Désolé,” features Malian actor and singer Fatoumata Diawara. Gorillaz creator Damon Albarn and Diawara had previously worked together on Albarn’s project “Rocket Juice and […]