Make your mark on the Dragon Age

Game developer Bioware has truly outdone itself.

The creator of popular and successful role-playing games like “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic,” “Mass Effect” and “Baldur’s Gate” among others, has once again raised the bar with its new “dark heroic fantasy” “Dragon Age: Origins.”

As the title suggests, you begin the game by choosing your character’s race, class and origin story, which you yourself play through. You have a choice between three races and three classes: humans, elves, dwarves, and warrior, mage, rogue.

Emerging artist ‘rockets’ to the moon with new release

In a world where technology is advancing faster than the latest techno beat, new artists emerge from being a no body to popularity in seconds, just by numerous clicks on YouTube or Pandora.

One of the latest fads in the music scene these days is a single man band who uses synthesizer vocals and drum kits to make their music.

Along the lines PlayRadioplay! and Owl City, a slightly less known band by the name of A Rocket to The Moon recently emerged on to the music scene.

Indie-supergroup hypnotizes thousands at Orpheum Theater

When indie-folk group Monsters of Folk rolled into downtown’s Orpheum Theater in late October, there were certainly high expectations for the group.

This was especially true in terms of what Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes, Jim James of My Morning Jacket and M. Ward were going to achieve with their personal work.

Back in 2004 the group congregated for handful of shows under the banner “An Evening with Conor Oberst, Jim James, and M. Ward,” playing as an off shoot of each of the musician’s core bands. A few years later the band reassembled for an album, and are now embarking of a world tour.

‘The Fourth Kind’ proves to be unbelievable as based-on-true-story flick

“The Fourth Kind” may seem like just another PG-13 thriller movie, but it can leave viewers questioning the supernatural.

There is something strange going on in the quaint town of Nome, Alaska. Dr. Abigail Emily Tyler has made it her mission to try and figure out what is wrong, but the truth ends up costing her more than she would have ever expected.

The movie is supposedly based off actual audio and visual recordings, as well as an extensive account by Dr. Abigail Emily Tyler, who is played by actress Milla Jovovich. The film includes clips of Dr. Tyler as herself being interviewed by director Olatunde Osunsanmi as well as in clips of “paranormal experiences.”

Four Peaks provides weekend getaway

The Tonto National Forest, which stretches across most of Arizona, offers beautiful scenery and great weekend getaways.

The Four Peaks Wilderness Area is no different. Just north of Mesa on Highway 87, on the way to Payson, is a great location to camp without being to far from home.

When you look towards the east from the Valley it is possible to see the four jagged peaks looming above the horizon, the highest of which is Brown’s Peak, standing at 7,600 feet.

Solo act Owl City’s latest album not worth a hoot

Every once in a while, a musician comes along and revolutionizes music with great visionary skills, genius writing and incredible talent.

Adam Young, the musician behind Owl City, is not one of these people.

Owl City’s first major album, “Ocean Eyes,” was released on iTunes on July 14, while the physical copy was released on July 28. Owl City consists of Adam Young, and only Adam Young. He started out by writing his music in his parent’s basement.

Xavier Gator

What is your name and year?

My name is Megan Maerowitz, I am a senior at Xavier.

Christmas is coming up, are you excited?

Yeah, I’m excited. It’s a good time—it’s always fun— always a lot of cheer going on and jolliness.

If you could have anything at all for Christmas, what would it be?

Anything at all? Oh! A new car. Definitely a new car.

Reddit wrangles remarkable reads

If you’re ever sitting at home with nothing to do, I have a suggestion: Get your Internet browsin’ boots on and put in your address bar.
Reddit is a social media site that will entertain, edify and enthrall you.

The purpose of Reddit is for users to submit links to content they find on the Internet. Other users judge whether the links are useful, interesting or just plain fun.

If you go to, you will see a long list of links, with numbers next to them. Click on one of the arrows next to the link to either “up-vote” or “down-vote” a link.