The Geekwave Episode 11: Bethesda and Blizzard be Bitchin’

Chances are, if you’re a gamer, you have precious little time to spare right now from playing Fallout 4. But if you’re the kind of person who can listen to the radio while you play a game, then we think you’re going to enjoy this episode. We talk about Fallout 4, and all of the announcements and hype from Blizzcon (just give me Overwatch already!)

If gaming isn’t your favorite realm of The Geekdom, we also talk about new movies we’re excited for (Finding Dory, Toy Story 4, Star Wars VII, Warcraft). Solar tells us about seeing Chris Hardwick live and stories about The Talking Dead.

Events coming up in the next few weeks include tomorrow’s Cosplay Boot Camp and next Saturday’s Crimson LAN.

We also watch Shia watch Shia for a little bit. Definitely don’t want to miss that.

Equality

Today we went over the police report from campus, the LGTBQ issues on homosexual relationships.

Big stories and food for thought today was on University of Missouri President resigning over racial issues.

People in different cities are protesting the minimum wage to be raised to $15.

Foster-care Hero Helps Reunite 200 Siblings in Disneyland for a Day

Lizzy Palmatier Miss Utah Candidate

Lizzy Palmatier, Miss Utah candidate, philharmonic violinist, foster-care hero

Lizzy Palmatier is a foster-care hero, Philharmonic violinist (she smiled huge when she said so), and candidate for Miss Utah. Her involvement with Together We Rise inspired gratitude and love, after spending a day reuniting 200 siblings at Disneyland. Listen as Lizzy tells the tale at Larry Gardner Concert Hall. Find out how you can help children who need it.

Lizzy Palmatier and Together We Rise Reunite 200 Siblings in Disneyland

Lizzy Palmatier and Together We Rise Reunite 200 Siblings in Disneyland

“My goal is to find more foster parents. Right now there are over 400,000 Foster children in the US (2,700 of them in Utah) but only 186,000 Foster parents (13,000 of them in Utah). This means that there are thousands of children who are needlessly suffering.”

“Reciprocity,” Filtering Through the Noise, Part B

Avery Holton, a man of communication on campus

Avery Holton, Assistant Professor, Communication, University of Utah

Part B

What do you want people to think of you online? How do you identify with others? What is ambient transparency?
Texas-born, Avery Holton is a voice for “connectivity” at the U. His award-winning studies recently identified a gap between personal identity and journalistic enterprise. Our conversation picks up at LNCO 2149, where personal identity, relationships, and culture come together around the challenges of social media.

Changes in State and Religion

Campus news we shared stories from the Chronicle paper on new leadership coming to ASUU as well as others stories happening around campus U should know.

Local news we talked about the New Mayor Jackie

National news is when we covered the big talk lately about the LDS faiths stance on not allowing children of a same sex marriage to be baptized.

World news covered the downed Russian aircraft possibly blown up by a bomb placed by terrorists.

The Geekwave Episode 10: Comicbooks with Amanda Green

Hey Geeks!

It’s been a while since we did an episode focusing on Comicbooks, but with the Westminster Comic Symposium coming up next week we thought this was a perfect time to get on it! We caught up with Amanda Green, professional Batman fanatic and English major, to talk about the impact that the Comicbook industry has had on American culture and literature. We talk about everything you’d expect – the constant rise and fall of the industry, the success of the cinematic universes, the growing diversity of characters, and even tha latest fiasco featuring Captain America and Fox News.

For those of you interested in the Symposium, here’s a flier about the event:

Comics Symposium Flyer

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