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CWJD: Episode 13
Can We Just Discuss: The golden silence
By Chad Marden
One of the things I've been hearing around campus from RA's is that there were a lot of complaints about noise last semester. As a result, they are now being told to place stricter enforcement on noise laws and "quiet hours" in and around their respective buildings. As one of the more busy people among my circle, I am happy to see that the school is trying to make for a peaceful study and work environment.
I only have one question for my fellow returning class; was the noise really that bad? I don't think I've heard one complaint from anyone. Bear in mind that I've been asking a lot of people about this and nobody had any grievances last semester. On top of that, I've spent my most of my life in silence of suburbia and the countryside, so I notice noises easily. Despite that, I didn't think it was that bad.
My only complaint would be the many parties that happen on the weekends. Granted I, like most people, don't worry about things
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CWJD: Episode 12
Can We Just Discuss: Politically Incorrect
By Chad Marden
It's time to talk a little more seriously for a second, folks. I'm sure I mentioned it once here at the paper and multiple times among friends, but this topic seems to keep coming up around me recently. I've never been shy about saying my piece before and that's why I'm going to just come out and say it – I am deeply offended by euphemistic language and political correctness.
From my perspective, politically correct language is just another form of intolerance. And this one is far more insidious because it comes disguised as tolerance. By suggesting a level of shame is attached to an existing title given to a condition or group of people, even if the people involved are only tangentially related to the title, we are inadvertently attaching shame to those people. In short, what we call "political correctness" is nothing more than cleverly concealed, institutional prejudice.
For this reason, I can't help but feel that a lot o
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CotC: Fist of the North Star
Cult of the Classic: Fist of the North Star (1986)
By Chad Marden
This is yet another movie like "Yojimbo" that can be filed in the I-Freaking-Love-Japan folder. For better or for worse, Japanese film is almost always a reliable source of story and imagery so far out that I can't help but love it. For example, let's look at the insanity that is the animated movie "Fist of the North Star" (Please note that, in the interest of simplicity, I will be using the voice actors and character names used in the English localization).
The story takes place in an alternate future where the Cold War escalated to world-destroying levels. Only a few survivors are able to barely make a living. Among them is martial arts master Ken (John Vickery) and his beloved Julia (Melodee Spevack), who are attempting to revitalize the world. Jealous of their love, Ken's former friend Shin (Michael McConnohie) beats Ken to the edge of death and takes Julia as his queen in his new world order. Barely alive and out fo
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CotC: Killer Tomatoes
Cult of the Classic: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)
By Chad Marden
Coming off of two legends of b-grade cult classic cinema, "Zardoz" and "Killer Clowns from Outer Space", I felt compelled to close off this season with one last hurrah of cheesy movies. The greatest coincidence of "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" is that one of the biggest scares of this decade was the Spinach/ E Coli outbreak this year. 22 years after this movie – right idea; wrong section of the produce aisle.
In this movie, the country is inexplicably invaded by super intelligent, murderous tomatoes. Mason Dixon (David Miller) is contracted by the government along with Lt. Wilbur Finletter (J. Stephen Peace, credited as Rock Peace) to deal with the threat while all the while trying to keep the news away from reporter Lois Fairchild (Sharon Taylor).
This movie breaks all the rules of good movie making. Its plot moves far too quickly to build up suspense and a lot of its jokes might be considered in bad taste
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CotC: Zardoz
Cult of the Classic: Zardoz (1974)
By Chad Marden
'Zardoz' is one of those Cult films where more than 90 percent of people have heard of it, but less than half of those folks have actually seen it. There are some very mixed reviews about this film floating around. Personally, I'm amazed that this even exists. It's by far one of the strangest things I've experienced in some time… and I've seen 'Forbidden Zone'.
The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic future. The false god Zardoz, controlled by thespian Arthur Frayn (Niall Buggy) controls the breeding of primitive "Brutals" to produce for his race of bored and undying "Eternals" who have created a utopian society… until the one of the Brutals, Zed (Sean Connery), stows away in Zardoz's head/Arthur's ship to learn the truth.
My problem with this film is that it doesn't seem to know what it wants to be. It dances on the borders of Sci-fi adventure, Student Art film, and sleazy B-Grade Exploitation (Half the women are topless
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CWJD: Episode 11
Can We Just Discuss: High Stress Workout
By Chad Marden
As midterms pass us by and finals quickly approach, things are going to start getting more hectic. As important as getting your work done is, it is just as important to keep your mind and body sound and at ease to get the most out of your work. That said here are some things to keep in mind should things get a bit too heavy.
Firstly, keep yourself organized.  There's not much more stressful than getting smacked in the face by a project you didn't see coming. Keep a schedule of due dates handy and try to get projects done early if possible to free up time later.
Next, make time for yourself as well as your work. Everyone needs some down time. Constantly digging your heels in will drive you crazy – sometimes to the point of physical illness. Part of keeping organized and scheduling yourself means setting aside time to do the things YOU want to do.
Finally, if all else fails and you just can't take the pressure, don't
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CotC: Krull
Cult of the Classic: Krull (1983)
Chad Marden
When I found this on my Netflix account, my reaction was that of "I remember this!" I first saw 'Krull' as a game at an arcade near my house. I remembered the game somewhat fondly and hoped the movie to be just as good or better. No such luck, my friends. "Krull" successfully shattered my childhood.
The land of Krull is under siege by a race of alien creatures lead by a monster known simply as The Beast (voiced by Trevor Martin). In order to unite their kingdoms against The Beast, Prince Colwyn (Ken Marshall) and Princess Lyssa (Lysette Anthony) are to be wed. However, The Beast's forces kidnap her and take her to his domain; The Black Fortress. Now, aided by the mystical weapon The Glaive, Colwyn sets forth on his quest.
This movie is essentially every Sci-fi/Fantasy cliché of the 80's and 90's amalgamated into one entity. Normally, that would make it a decent Camp Classic, but they're put together so ham-handedly here that it's impos
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CotC: Yojimbo
Cult of the Classic: Yojimbo (1961)
Chad Marden
My closest friends can tell you that I have a deep love for Japanese culture. As such, a lot classic and obscure Japanese films and anime find their way to me. Most of them have a noticeable western influence, but this foreign classic not only draws from American films but would go on to inspire them as well.
A wandering ronin samurai, Sanjuro Kuwabatake (Toshirô Mifune), finds his way to a small town that has been split in two by a pair of rival gangster families. After hearing the extent of the damage caused from local innkeeper Gonji (Eijirô Tôno), Sanjuro devises a series of cunning plans to turn the families to ruin each other.
As stated, 'Yojimbo' was inspired by American cinema – namely westerns. But, in an odd twist, it has been cited as the inspiration for Sergio Leone's western classic, 'A Fistful of Dollars'. How appropriate, as Toshirô's hardened personally in this film really does make him feel like t
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CotC: The Refrigerator
Cult of the Classic: The Refrigerator (1991)
Chad Marden
Few things get a worse reputation in horror films than household appliances and power tools. With movies like 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' and scenes like the zombie in a blender from 'Dead Alive', I'm surprised I'm not terrified of my dishwasher. What's worse is that, after a while, death by appliance just starts sounding silly. Take, for example, the case of 'The Refrigerator'.
Steve Bateman (Dave Simonds) gets a new job in Brooklyn causing him to move into a new apartment with his wife Eileen (Julia McNeel), who is studying to be an actress. Little do they know that a strange curse looms about their new room that has caused previous tenants to disappear without a trace; a curse centered around their demonically possessed refrigerator.
There's very little material to work with in this film; Most of it consists of boring filler scenes in an attempt to stretch it out to 86 minutes. The music is also no joy as the salsa soundtrack ju
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CWJD: Episode 10
Can We Just Discuss… Safety First
By Chad Marden
I was deeply disturbed a few nights ago by some less than cheery events. Early one morning I awoke to the sounds of a fisticuffs fight just outside my window and several girls screaming. When I got there to see what had happened, the assailant had left, the other men involved were looking over their wounds, and the girls were still shaken by the event.
While Residence  Life assured all of us in this building that the Perp was caught and was not a student on campus, it actually bothers me more to know that a creep like that can just wander on to our campus and stir something up. I know it's an open campus and I'm understanding of the fact that there's not much more that Public Safety can do that they aren't already doing, but I lost more than one night's sleep (as well as missed that day's class due to stress-related illness and exhaustion) over this falderal; afraid to dose off for fear that someone else might get hurt.
St
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CWJD: Episode 9
Can We Just Discuss… Clubbin'
By Chad Marden
I was very happy to meet with the figure heads of my various clubs when I heard that they all reported record high sign-ups. It's a big deal to me because I think the clubs are even more important than the actual classes. So instead my usual anger, I'm going to tell you why you should join a club (or two… or three) if you haven't yet.
1) Clubs look good on résumés.  Looking for a job in radio? Start a show on Radio SNHU. Like to write novels? Join our creative writing club. Clubs and organizations in your résumé show that you have experience and care enough about your career field to explore it further.
2) Clubs are further education. You'd be surprised just how much more you'll learn about something you truly enjoy in a club. Some clubs are even focused around furthering education in the field.
3) Some clubs can benefit your college life. Some groups, like us here at The Observer, provide class credit
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CWJD: episode 8
Can We Just Discuss: A Love Story
Chad Marden
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As cold as I may act in my articles, I'm actually quite the hopeless romantic. Baring that in mind, I'd like to share a true story about two close friends of mind as we enter the lovesick days of spring.
Two of my good friends – no names mentioned – were obviously attracted to each other. They made each other laugh and they loved to hang out with each other. The problem was that they wouldn't admit it to each other or themselves. It took some persuasion on my part to get one of them to, quoting my exact words, "get out there and just tell 'em, you dip." Eventually, they did did start talking about it and are still exploring their feelings. The thing is that if they didn't speak up, they would have gone through life not knowing.
If you honestly love someone – or just have something you want to share with them – I encourage you to "get out there and just tell 'em." The worst that can happen is that they say 'n
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People PISS ME OFF!

Yesterday night; 2am:
I'm sound asleep in my room when I'm shocked awake by men yelling, loud pounding, and women screaming. I jump out of bed and looked out my window to find a man getting beaten and two girls crying in terror. I tried to get dressed and run down to stop it, but by the time I got down the hall of my building, the outside door was kicked in and the girls were inside still shaken. The three guys that they were with were in the bathroom looking over their injuries, but assured me that they where largely unharmed.

I was assured by our residence director that the perp was was caught, But that doesn't make me feel much better. Those of you who have seen Kickass or are huge fans of Rorshach from Watchmen will know how I feel about it. I wish I could do something more to help than just a witness statement.

On a happier note, I'm now employed with More Than Games, LLC as their new Marketing Director. I encourage you all to check out the forums at www.morethangaming.com.

Sorry I haven't uploaded any new articles or art in a while. I'll get on that ASAP.

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Chad Marden
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Personal Quote: To the disorganized mind, order and logic are the worst forms of chaos.
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Sorry for the late response, but thank you for watching! It is appreciated!
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