Author Archives: Joseph Dieckmann

“Melee” is the best feel-good game of all time

By Joseph Dieckmann Staff Writer “Super Smash Brothers Melee” is a fighting game released for the Gamecube system in 2001. For many years, “Melee” was considered to only be a party game for recreational purposes. But, as recently as 2010, “Melee” has become a competitive fighting game with thousands of players and spectators.  I believe that the main reason for

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“Sapiens” is a book deserving more recognition

By Joseph Dieckmann Staff Writer Human beings (members of the genus Homo) have existed for about 2.4 million years. Homo sapiens, our own wildly outrageous species of great apes, has only existed for 6% of that time – about 150,000 years.  So a book whose main title is “Sapiens” shouldn’t be subtitled “A Brief History of Humankind.” It’s easy to

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