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Friday, September 24, 2021

Myles Gibbs


OPINION  |  COLUMNS

The best Pokémon games so far

On Friday, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield hit the big time on Nintendo Switch after eight months of hype. In light of this notable step for the franchise – seeing a main-series game on a console for the first time – I thought it’d be prudent to look back on some of the best games in the series so far.

OPINION  |  COLUMNS

You should still care about the environment

On Sept. 20, a youth climate strike of unprecedented proportions stood at the forefront of the world stage. Now, two weeks later, that energy has died down to some degree in Gainesville’s corner of the world. This is a shame, because it’s our generation's responsibility to enact the change. The private sector still needs to be held accountable, the government still needs to be pressured and public sentiment still needs to be changed: and here lies the purpose of the Climate Reality Project.

METRO  |  CRIME

Blue lights and rape culture: How do these play in at UF?

Walking down UF Fraternity Row, one might take note of the tall facades of three identical southern-style mansions facing out towards the street or the surprising presence of ample parking, an all-too-precious commodity on such a crowded campus. What’s the most remarkable feature? The noticeable lack of emergency blue lights – the stationary police hotlines equipped with cameras which seem ever-present on the rest of campus. This information is truly disconcerting when it is taken into account that an approximated 33 percent of the campus’s sexual assaults take place here, and 58 percent take place in nearby dorms.

OPINION  |  COLUMNS

The Mouse and the Spider

In the expansive gallery of Marvel’s superheroes, there are few characters that even come close to the level of name recognition and reputability as Spider-Man. In the year 2018, he got an Academy Award-winning animated film, a game that set the record for sales of a third party game from Sony at 3.3 million copies and a role in the fifth highest-grossing film in the history of the world. It would be an understatement to say that the year 2018 was kind to his brand. Far From Home, which was released early last month, has even surpassed Skyfall to become Sony’s highest-grossing film of all time. It seemed like the property of Spider-Man had a bright future under the guidance of Sony and Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe – so it was a surprise to many when reports surfaced in late August detailing Sony and Disney’s disputes which would land it in very uncertain waters.

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