‘Super Smash Bros.’ for the Nintendo Switch: known information and predictions

Newest ‘Super Smash Bros.’ video game release  By John Buday, Collegian StaffMarch 26, 2018 As an avid fan of video games since early childhood, there’s nothing quite like hearing the announcement of an upcoming title in one of your favorite franchises. That said, this month’s reveal of “Super Smash Bros.” for the Nintendo Switch shook meContinue reading “‘Super Smash Bros.’ for the Nintendo Switch: known information and predictions”

After Du Bois 150th anniversary VR trial, what’s next?

First come, first serve 3D printing services offered at the Digital Media Lab. By John Buday, Collegian StaffMarch 6, 2018 The W.E.B. Du Bois Library celebrated the 150th anniversary of its namesake on Wednesday, February 28 in part through inviting students on a Virtual Reality Interpretive Trail of the Du Bois Historic Site in Great Barrington,Continue reading “After Du Bois 150th anniversary VR trial, what’s next?”

The ‘Black Mirror’ episode ‘USS Callister’ is a journey of space and mind

(Black Mirror/ Facebook) By John Buday, Collegian CorrespondentFebruary 1, 2018 What does a person become when you give them the power to take out their frustrations by any means they wish, without consequence? Robert Daly answers that question in an emphatic fashion in a highly intriguing episode of “Black Mirror.” As CTO of a hyper-realistic VRContinue reading “The ‘Black Mirror’ episode ‘USS Callister’ is a journey of space and mind”

Tips to help manage stress during finals

By John BudayDecember 11, 2017 Along with relationships, taxes and climate change, testing for many people qualifies as a stress-inducing topic. Very few enjoy taking tests, let alone studying for them, and yet here we are at the end of the semester with finals at the doorstep. Now if you’re anything like me, there’s at leastContinue reading “Tips to help manage stress during finals”

Pet projects: a look at the ‘Paint Your Pet’ fundraiser in Springfield

By John BudayNovember 14, 2017 Owners of cats, dogs and pets in general gathered at the Dakin Humane Society in Springfield, Massachusetts last Friday for the Paint Your Pet fundraiser where, for $50, animal lovers could create artistic renditions of their furry pals. Thanks to cohost the Art Cart, an organization dedicated to spreading smiles to people withContinue reading “Pet projects: a look at the ‘Paint Your Pet’ fundraiser in Springfield”