Speak Up And Be Heard, Geeks And Gamers!

It’s not okay to threaten a school shooting. It’s not okay to threaten to kill someone’s family. It’s not okay to find someone’s address and post it online without consent. It’s not okay to try to induce someone into committing suicide. It’s not okay to threaten someone with rape. None of these things is okay,…
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A Crummy Month For Geek Women

The last few weeks have been a tough time to be a geek woman, heavy with victim-blaming, brutalization and creepy gender-based harassment and lameness on a number of fronts. All of it has been fraught with victim-blaming. 1. Culture and video game critic Anita Sarkeesian, of Feminist Frequency,¬†was terrorized into leaving her home. It’s one…
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The Frost Giants: A New UND Nickname?

The Sioux nickname issue is over for the University of North Dakota, but it has left UND without a nickname and a mascot. Last week, UND grad Lisa Monte wrote a letter to the Grand Forks Herald suggesting a new nom de game: The Frost Giants. That’s pretty clever, actually–it’s right out of Norse myth.…
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Rip Haywire Offers Snarky Adventure

The Jamestown Sun recently added three new comics to its roster, and as one of them is a serial adventure comic — and we started in the middle of a storyline — I thought I would provide readers with a quick guide to the new comic, Rip Haywire. According to Wikipedia, Rip Haywire is written…
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Updated: North Dakota Has Lots Of Escalators

Apparently some people have been making fun of Wyoming for only having two escalators in the entire state. I’m not sure why, but it’s prompted someone to count the six escalators in South Dakota–three of which are in Sioux Falls. One of them doesn’t have steps, but is a moving ramp–that’s the one at the…
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