Pikmin 3 Deluxe gives players taste of nostalgia

November 29, 2020

“Pikmin 3 Deluxe” for the Nintendo Switch is a near-perfect port of the 2013 game for Wii U except for some minor flaws here and there. Released on Oct. 30, “Pikmin 3 Deluxe” adds plenty of new modes and features that were not in the original release.

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Mixed results on California propositions ballot

The 2020 elections saw a mixed bag of results in the propositions that were on the ballot in California. While some progressive propositions passed, such as Proposition 17, which restored the right to vote to former felons, others such as Proposition 18, which granted the right to vote to 17-year-olds if they turned 18 before the general election, did not. In addition,

November 23, 2020
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Prop. 18 can supply democracy fresh voters

Proposition 18 would allow 17 yr olds who turn 18 by election day to vote in the primary elections. Voters should vote yes, as this would be good for democracy, and give more people a choice. The politics of California also make Prop.18 even more important.

October 18, 2020
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‘Super Mario 3-D All-stars’ brings classics to new console

October 12, 2020

“Super Mario 3D All-Stars” is a fantastic Switch port of three 3D Mario classics from the past 20 years with a few issues here and there.
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Mario franchise, Nintendo released a compilation of three past Mario games on Sept. 18.
The games included in All-Stars are “Super Mario 64”, originally released on the Nintendo 64, “Super Mario Sunshine”, originally released on the GameCube, and “Super Mario Galaxy”, originally released on the Wii. All-Stars though is a limited release and will only be available to purchase until March 31.

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Analysis – Prop 22, changes to app based drivers

Proposition 22 would have very big effects on California residents.
Prop 22 asks whether application-based-drivers should be considered as independent contractors rather than agents or employees. If voters vote yes, Prop 22 would overturn Assembly Bill 5 for app based drivers, which was passed in 2019. Assembly Bill 5 laid out a three-point test that determined whether a worker would be classified as an independent contractor.

October 5, 2020
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‘Mulan’ remake lacks magic of original

September 17, 2020

Disney’s 2020 remake of the animated classic “Mulan” is a rushed film that does nothing for fans of the original, nor for people who were hopeful for something new. The film tries to take a new direction but is constantly held back by the changes made.

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