Monthly Archives: October 2015

Potential ‘Counter-Strike’ pro league faces big problem

Counter-Strike game play

Some of the biggest “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” tournament coordinators in the world have been discussing their plan to band together and develop a global circuit for the e-sport.   The groups involved in this possible alliance consist of the e-sports tournament organizers MLG, StarLadder, PGL, CEVO, Gfinity, and FACEIT. If this massive tournament goes through,… Read More

Pharmaceutical industry bias leads to burial of drug side effects

Paxil pills spilling out of a bottle

The antidepressant medication Paxil was found to be not safe for teenagers in September, even though the pill’s original 2001 drug trial said otherwise. The pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline funded the trial, and used their influence to suppress the negative results Paxil presented when used on teens.         GlaxoSmithKline isn’t the only pharmaceutical company that… Read More

Nestle: 3 things to do NOW to save face

A Nestle logo is pictured on a van outside the company headquarters in Vevey February 19, 2015.

When California’s drought caused a huge water crisis across the state, Nestle started facing endless waves of negative PR when they continued their water bottling operation within the area in need. The company’s situation has only gotten worse since, but there are a few changes they could make to help boost their brand image.  … Read More

Small businesses say America is off track

"Think Big, Shop Small" sign

The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) released a survey of small business owners earlier in October which illuminated serious concerns on America’s future. According to the survey, 63 percent of small business owners believe that the United States is on the wrong track, 71 percent are “very concerned with the size and growth of… Read More

Square Enix goes nostalgic with HD remakes

Square Enix offices

Square Enix has recently announced that they will be releasing high definition (HD) remakes of their most popular older titles. According to their 2015 Annual Report, they plan on developing HD versions of their past intellectual property (IP) for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 by 2016.     “We will revitalise some of our strong… Read More

The road to the championship: Which teams will be celebrating in January?

college football playoffs

Next week, the College Football Playoff Committee will release their first rankings of the season, and already players, coaches, and fan bases are making their case for inclusion in the top four. Here are our picks for the most likely teams to reach the second annual playoff.   Ohio State Buckeyes The reigning national champions… Read More