Review of Operation Breakout

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Operation Breakout is a new DLC for Valve software’s Counter Strike:Global Offensive. It is free to all players of CS:GO. It contains 6 maps and 59 weapons skins made by the Counter Strike Community. These maps will be playable until October 2nd and then will be removed from the game. In previous Operation DLC packs […]

Review of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite

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MONSTER HUNTER, HUNTING MONSTERS, KILLING MONSTERS, WEARING MONSTERS. I love Monster Hunter. What could be more fun than hunting down a big scary dragon and making a fancy hat out of said monster? Monster Hunter is a 1-4 player cooperative game about hunting monsters. There isn’t much of a storyline. It’s all about gameplay that […]

Crossroads June 16, 17, 18

Monday, June 16 – Movie Pajama day at NOVA (there will be movies playing in different classrooms–students should come spend time with friends watching movies and celebrating the end of the year together)  Tuesday (June 17) and Wednesday (June 18) – a combo of activities and crossroads conversations about next year at NOVA.  There will […]

Crossroads reviewed: June 4

Last week, on June 4th, we discussed quite a few things. This year’s Crossroads may have not been the most efficient one (of course, I’ll have to wait and see), but it also was my first time attending, and we definitely discussed some important things that staff will hopefully take into account when designing schedules. […]

A Discussion on The “Citizen Kane” Standard

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Lately, I’ve been hearing a bit about the Citizen Kane standard, especially applied to video gaming. For those of you who don’t know, Citizen Kane is apparently the best movie of all time. In my personal, subjective opinion, if it’s the best movie, then I’d hate to see the worst movie. I actually fell asleep […]

Review of the Game ‘Awesomenauts’

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Awesomenauts is a fantastic indie game, created by the fantastic folks over at Ronimo Games. (It definitely doesn’t have to do with Robot Ninja Monkeys.) It focuses on a 2-D platformer/MOBA sci-fi-ish style game, similar to Defense of the Ancients and League of Legends… except with the platforming. While you may ask yourself, “That’s just […]

An Interview With a Nova Student from the 1970s

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Q: I heard that to find Nova’s first students, 2 students were recruited from each traditional high school. How were you recruited? How did the people searching for students describe Nova? A: I was attending Franklin HS, and one of the counselors, John Morfield, knew that I was interested in alternative education, possibly through conversations […]

Book Review of The Singularity Is Near

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The Singularity is Near is a fascinating book about the future. It talks about the technological future we face as homo sapiens–it features the possibilities of developing robotic, intelligent blood cells that are 100-fold more efficient than our own, removing the heart for less chance of horrible failure and replacing it with the previously mentioned […]