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Ethan (CrankGameplays) sits down and discusses his career on YouTube, including his work on Unus Annus.

Over the years, YouTube has evolved from a simple website used to share homemade videos and sketches to a fully-fledged employer for some. Ethan is one of YouTube’s success stories. Transitioning from an avid viewer to a well-known creator, Ethan is what many viewers strive to become. From his first videos with his friends to his temporary channel teaching us about life and death, Ethan has done it all.

I sat down with Ethan and talked about his first experiences with YouTube, his transition from a viewer to a content creator, his work on Unus Annus, and his future plans…

Matt Watson sits down and discusses his first EP — “Ouch!”

It is not often that a brand new artist creates a beautifully crafted album or EP on their first try, but for Matt Watson, this happened naturally. From the long, late nights, to the early hours of the morning, Matt put a significant amount of time into experimenting, mixing, editing, and crafting not only an EP but an experience.

Ouch! is not your typical EP. Of course, you could make comparisons between Ouch! and In Tongues given the nature of their conception (mostly in relation to their creators), but apart from the few humorous songs Matt has created in the…

Matt Watson’s debut EP is a perfect blend of chillness and seriousness that is much needed from new artists.

Matt Watson’s debut EP Ouch! is by far one of the most hyped albums/EPs I have ever seen from a first-time artist. The last time I even saw something similar was when Joji released “In Tongues”. This time, not only did Watson trend #1 the night Ouch! released, but his album garnered tens of thousands of views on YouTube roughly about an hour after releasing.

From Matt Watson’s parody music to his obscure “meme” songs, his music production has been fantastic and he has a clear, imaginative vision for every track he creates. This not only shines through Ouch!, …

There is no denying that Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (D-VT) has revived the FDR-era of social policies, but what does that mean for the future of the Democratic Party?

Back in 2013 and 2014, the name Bernie Sanders probably didn’t mean much to the majority of Americans. Yet, in 2016 he was able to inspire young people to turn out in record numbers to vote for him, but how?

Sanders’ policies aligned with what we all had wondered about and dreamt of, but very few candidates actually advocated for. His interests were always in the American people rather than corporate or political interests. …

Alvvays brings strong emotions and catchy instrumentals with their 2017 hit album.

Alvvays is a Canadian indie-pop band largely unknown in the music community. They’ve released only two albums, but have shown their ability to create amazing-sounding songs and tell a story through music. Their self-titled album put them on the map for the indie-pop community, but they did not blow up nearly as much until fairly recently. Gaining traction was largely through playlists, suggestions, and even a few celebrities — most notably, Glenn Howerton of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia fame. Their music is a unique blend of indie-pop sounds and excellent storytelling that most can relate to. …

The idea of an all-female Marvel film has been floating around recently, and it would do wonders for female representation within superhero films.

As Burwick explains in his article, an all-female Marvel movie has been pitched by some of the female leads in the MCU, and that it would be a wonderful idea. I wholeheartedly agree with this idea, and I think it would most certainly make a cultural impact much on the likes that Black Panther did for the African-American and black community. Having a female-focused film would create a division between those wanting to see change, and those hoping not to, but it would benefit the female community greatly. This is not the only thing we should do, however.

‘River City Girls’ is a beat-em-up styled game that is a leader in dismissing gender stereotypes in the way they should be dismissed.

In Walker’s article, “Double Dragon’s perpetual damsel isn’t taking any shit in the new River City game”, he argues that WayForward’s game is innovative in the way that it presents women as video game protagonists, more specifically, for the character that initially was a victim of gender stereotypes. Marian Kelly was a video game character that appeared in the 1987 video game Double Dragon, in which she was beaten and kidnapped — a “damsel in distress” trope that has been around for decades. However, the way she is presented in this game is much more reminiscent of a Street Fighter…

Speedrunning has been a crucial part of developing the internet to fit our individual needs and interests.

Video Game speedruns have been around for decades. Ever since the unexpected popularity of classic 1980’s video games such as Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda there have been people with a constant strive for perfection. Even after some reaching what was believed to be a ‘perfect run’, there have been others who have conquered those times by mere seconds, and in many cases even milliseconds. …

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