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Week 12.2 – A Farewell – April 3, 2017
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Week 12.2 – A Farewell – April 3, 2017

For the very last time, DJs Deej, Nix, and Winks were in the studio. First and foremost, we would like to thank all of the supporters of the show who have tuned in on Monday nights, our management team, Radio Laurier, and Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications. Each piece is truly appreciated.

ICYMI, here is our year in summary:

This year brought about a lot of growth for the “After Class” brand on social media. Just last year, DJ Deej launched the @RLAfterCLass Facebook page. During this school year, the page crossed the 100 like threshold. Twitter under the same handle as Facebook was present, but DJ Winks brought the feed back to life with the “Track of the Day” feature, and well-timed updates and playlists. Through DJ Nix, we made our way onto Instagram under the handle @afterclazz. Although we are not going to be on the air anymore, we still intend to keep these social media channels going to put our successors in an excellent position for next year.

We went through our highlights of each month. They included DJ Nix joining the team in September; getting creative with homemade Halloween costumes in October; The Weeknd releasing Starboy in November; Childish Gambino releasing Awaken, My Love! in December; celebrating DJ Nix’s birthday in January; travelling to New York (Nix) and getting wisdom teeth out (Deej) in February; the Ripley’s Aquarium (Winks) and Drake’s More Life in March; and DJ Deej’s birthday and the upcoming WLUSP Volunteer Appreciation awards for April.

We were fortunate to be able to attend a few concerts during the school year and write several reviews on both those and albums that we loved. Click the links below to read:

Concerts: Kanye WestChance the RapperMatthew Good

Albums: StarboyAwaken, My Love!Culture

Our last track list is as follows:

  1. “Redbone” – Childish Gambino
  2. “Fade Away” – Logic
  3. “M.A.A.D. City” – Kendrick Lamar
  4. “Rockabye Baby” – Joey Bada$$ & Future
  5. “HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar
  6. “Trophies” – Drake
  7. “Poetic Justice” – Kendrick Lamar ft. Drake
  8. “Down For Me” – G-Eazy & Carnage
  9. “Chillin” – Wale ft. Lady GaGa
  10. “The Good-bye Song” – Out of the Box

Friendships were created and strengthened, music and issues in the media were debated, and nothing but good times were had. After a collective five years with Radio Laurier, we can honestly say that we are proud of what we have accomplished. We are fortunate to have had the opportunity, and look forward to watching the station continue to grow.

Good-bye, for now, until we meet again. 

Much love,

Deej, Nix, and Winks

Radio Laurier’s After Class 2016-2017

Williams & Williams in the Morning – March 31, 2017

W&W Awards ballots.

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Williams & Williams in the Morning – March 31, 2017

A sad day in the history of Williams & Williams in the Morning and WLU, as Troy and Marc hosted their last show for Radio Laurier. Naturally, we held the W&W Awards, reminiscing on the year that was and giving out awards for the best of all our segments. Without further adieu, here’s how the ballots broke down, with the winners bolded.

Audio:

Lyrical Breakdown of the Year:

Closer – The Chainsmokers / Hot N’ Cold – Katy Perry / Frick Park Market – Mac Miller

Foe of the Year:

Mike Webley / Mike Webley / Mike Webley

Guest of the Year:

DJ Khaled / Santa Claus / Jimmy from Jimmy’s Pet Depot

Sponsor of the Year:

Wired Headphone Alliance / Freddy’s Fruit Farm / Laser Eye Removal

Weapon of the Year:

Beer Coozy at the Bar Guy / Racoon Hat/Middrift Guy / Cigarette Scooter Gang

Show Theme of the Year:

We’re Back / Fire and Ice / Animals

Song of the Year:

You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon / Fireball – Pitfall / Body Like a Back Road – Sam Hunt

Wow what a ridiculous show we host. It was a good run, and we want to thank everyone for tuning in all year long, it’s been a blast and an honour to be in your ears. You all win Friend of the Year. Troy and Marc signing off one last time, and remember, party without the smoke.

Summer Plans… Press Start to BGN 29/03/2017 Show Recap
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Summer Plans… Press Start to BGN 29/03/2017 Show Recap

Hey! Listen!

Welcome back to Press Start to BGN, Laurier’s gaming show by a bunch of Game Design & Development students here at Laurier’s Brantford campus. The program is very new and so is our show, so for those who don’t know Game Design & Development is headed by Dr Scott Nicholson through the Brantford Games Network or BGN, hence the name “Press Start to BGN” which sounds like “begin.” This is our last show of the 2016/2017 school year and so, of course, we’re talking about our Summer game plans! We discuss the games we want to play with our well deserved time off… Thanks for tuning in!

NEWS!

 

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Episode 1 – “Tangled Up in Blue”  has been announced to be available on all platforms on April 18; season passes will be made available on May 2nd in North America
  • Rocket League CEO Dave Hagewood has called the game’s online issues as “totally unacceptable”
  • Ex-senior Apple employee Michael Hillman has been hired as the new head of hardware for Oculus VR
  • Warner Bros. has unveiled the first details of the Tomb Raider movie, which includes images of Alicia Vikander as Laura Croft

 

  • The first teaser trailer for Destiny 2 has been released, with rumours of the release date being set to September 8th

  • Lego City Undercover has been discovered to require Internet connection to play due to the fact that it requires 13 GB of storage
  • Marie Blue’s cartoon strip of Kirby with human feet has quickly become the latest meme
  • The Australian Classification Board’s decision to ban Outlast 2 in Australia has been reversed since the original submission, said to be a mix-up, had the final game code and a video file of the Alpha version of the game; Red Barrel’s public relations team has stated that the video file shouldn’t have been sent “as its content was not representative of the final game”

What’s Coming Out Soon!

Has-Been Heroes (March 28th, PS4, XB1, Windows, SWITCH)
Has-Been Heroes is an action-adventure game with both RTS and turn-based strategy elements. Made by Frozenbyte, the game has you playing as 4 heroes making their way through a dungeon and surviving the biggest challenge: get the Kings Twin Princesses to school! Playing it on the Switch is interesting; the game play has you playing every character at once, so at first you have a really crappy time just not understanding. Once you get it, though, it comes naturally and poses a different kind of challenge. I would recommend it if you’re looking for something different and engaging. Pick it up for $20!

Rainworld (March 28th, PS4, Windows)
PLAY AS CAT BUG! wait-
Play as Catslug, a part cat, part slug… Thing, that is working to survive an incoming torrential downpour. Escape enemies, find shelter and forage for food as you discover your larger purpose on this futuristic planet Earth. Pick it up for $15.99!

Persona 5 (April 4th, PS4)
Buy. This. Game.

Thanks for sticking around guys, have a good summer and hear our voices again comin in September!

Music!

Persona 5: https://youtu.be/B14111ZRHNQ

GTA V: https://youtu.be/Ru2uzhqQ3a8

Topic of the Show:

As the school year comes to a close (except for those doing summer courses) and exam’s start coming back, Press Start to BGN says goodbye for now. The topic of the show this week was what we were all doing this summer. How will we spend our time, in the sun perhaps? Probably not too much. Playing games with some buds or by ourselves? That’s pretty much a guarantee. A lot of us will be catching up on our gaming because of the now abundant amount of free time we will have, what will you be doing this summer? Or rather, what will you be playing? Let us know in the comments!

What We’ve Been Playing:

Stephan:

  • Fallout Shelter
    • From Bethesda Game Studios comes the single-player simulation game Fallout Shelter. In this game, players build and manage their own Vault as the coordinator and leader of the citizens that live there with you. Keep everyone happy as you meet to your citizen’s needs of power, food, and water.  Rescue survivors, take care of your citizens and pet your dog in this game available on iOS, Android, PC and now the Xbox One.
  • Overwatch
    • From Blizzard Entertainment comes their 2016 first person shooter, multiplayer game Overwatch. Overwatch contains multiple characters to choose from to battle as with their strengths being linked to four main play categories: offense, defense, tank, and support. Choose your character and fight either one on one or on a team of six against other teams throughout the game’s various game modes and maps. With updates and events coming out throughout the year, Overwatch is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Jelena:

  • Hyper Light Drifter
    • From Heart Machine comes the action roleplaying game Hyper Light Drifter. In this game, players control the Drifter, a figure who has technology that has been long forgotten by the world’s residents and who is suffering from a mysterious illness. Travel across the land and discover the secrets of this immersive world. Available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Ouya.
  • This War of Mine
    • From 11 bit studios comes the war survival game This War of Mine. Based on the true events of the 1992-96 Siege of Sarajevo during the Boasian War, this game has players experience what it is like to be a civilian trying to survive in a war environment. Different endings will occur based on the decisions you make throughout the game. Try to survive the everyday dangers you occur and experience a small taste of what it is like to be a civilian in a warring nation. Available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Cassie:

  • Pokemon Sun
    • From Nintendo comes another instalment to their Pokémon franchise, 2016’s Pokémon Sun and Moon. Pokémon is a role-playing game that has players catching various species of Pokémon, battling trainers be it online or in the game’s story mode, take care of their teammates in Pokémon Refresh and more. In Pokémon Sun, players can find Pokémon exclusive to their version of the game and has their game running exactly to their 3DS’ programmed clock. Available to play on the Nintendo 3DS.

Hunter:

  • Tap Tap Fish (AbyssRium)
    • From SangHeon Kim comes the Zen aquarium tap game Tap Tap Fish, also known as AbyssRium. Acquire fish and reef life, take pictures of your fishes to share online and create your own aquatic atmosphere experience. Available on iOS and Android.
  • OneShot
    • From Degica comes the fourth wall breaking adventure game OneShot. Play as Niko, a small cat-like child as you traverse through a mysterious computer world with the task of restoring the world’s lightbulb like the sun. There is a catch, though. This world knows you exist and every choice you make has consequences. You only have one shot to rekindle this world’s sun and to get Niko home. Available on PC. Proceed with a warning: this game heavily interacts with your computer and brings out feelings of paranoia.

Paris:

  • Need for Speed
    • From Electronic Arts is their action racing game Need for Speed. Choose and customize your vehicle, race against other players, and do your best to win. Specifically the PS4, Xbox One and PC Need For Speed reboot released in 2014.

WRAP

That’s everything! We’re super excited to be doing this show and we hope you’re enjoying it too 🙂 We’re on every Wednesday at 7 pm on this site and if you have any questions or feedback feel free to tweet Stephan (@StephanReilly) or email reil4130 (at) mylaurier (dot) ca. Thanks again and catch you next week!

NextWeekNow March 30
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NextWeekNow March 30

Yes my friends, this will be the last blog post for NextWeekNow this year. I wish you all a fun and safe summer, but for now, on to the news!

A fifty-year-old woman Idaho hit a deer last week. This would not normally make it to my news feed except that this particular incident was the fault of a Sasquatch. Yes, that is correct, she saw the walking carpet in her rear view and swerved and hit the deer.

This week, actor James Bland was contacted by a woman, who informed him that his photo was being used for a fake obituary. A pastor created the fake obituary to get a few days off work saying that James, or as he is known in the fake obituary ‘Eddie’, was his brother. The most recent update is that the man had been fired.

Just a small update to a story I ran last week: the Venom Movie has had its date changed again. Probably, at least. Info has surfaced that it will likely be filming in this fall and not knowing when you will finish filming is a bad thing if you already have a set release date.

Jeremy Putnam, a 31-year-old Virginian man, was arrested last week for dressing up in Joker make-up and wielding a sword in public. Turns out, the charge was for the make-up not the sword wielding.

A British-Columbian study has found that dairy cows will actively work to go outside at night. They do so by leaning their body weight against their pens. The study’s findings suggest that they cows might get something out of getting to go outside at night.

A study out of the UK found that playing Tetris helps people prevent intrusive memoirs caused by trauma. The only thing that I am confused about while reading the study is whether you have to play Tetris immediately after the trauma or just anytime after the trauma.

For some reason, both humans and computers have the ability to correctly guess people’s names based on their face. Several studies revealed that based on the society that the person is from their name can be guess with a higher than predicted likelihood.

To my fellow students out there: have you ever gotten in a fight with someone because you think they are doing okay and it turns out that they are very angry with you? Well have I got news for you: you might be exhausted. A University of Arizona professor found that tired people are unable to correctly read some emotions.

Drinking! Everyday! A joint study from the University of Cambridge and University College of London has found that people who engage in moderate drinking reduce the risk of several serious heart conditions.

It’s really something how often we find new species in this beautiful world of ours. Last week a new species of terrestrial crab (I was unaware that that was a thing that existed) was discovered in Japan while it was climbing trees.

You know when you smoke a massive blunt and you also happen to be a member of an extremely wealthy New York based design firm? Yeah so a couple of people had that totally normal experience this week and have announced plans to pursue a giant floating space skyscraper. Just a warning, based on the day this was published and the content, I am actually unable to tell if this is for April fools’ or not.

Associate Press or AP, a stylebook that many students will be familiar with, has adopted ‘they’ as a gender-neutral pronoun. Thank you AP I am proud to have used you as a style form. You are doing right by me. Even if I hate footnoting.

In Aswan, Egypt, an intact tomb from the 12th dynasty has been discovered in Qubbet El-Hawa. Just so you know that is roughly 3,800 years ago.

 

Stories:

In Some Parts of North Western USA They Call Him The ‘Wild Man Uncle’:

http://www.craveonline.ca/mandatory/1238943-idaho-woman-hit-deer-suv-blamed-sasquatch

Dead Man Walking:

http://www.craveonline.ca/mandatory/1238095-dude-recognizes-headshot-fake-obituary-used-pastor-paid-leave

Release the Venom Into my Blood:

http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/news/137816-venom-movie-shoot-date-listed-as-fall-2017.html

No Laughing Matter:

http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/news/137811-virginia-police-arrest-man-dressed-as-joker-wielding-sword.html

Cow Curfew Correction Could Create Capital Conditions:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/uobc-dfs032317.php

I Told You, Mom and Dad, Video Games are Good for Something:

http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/mp201723a.html

What’s in a Name?:

https://theconversation.com/do-you-look-like-your-name-74781

I’m so Tired That Your Face is Starting to Blur:

https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/sleep-deprivation-impairs-ability-interpret-facial-expressions

Pour Me Another:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/drinking-heart-disease-lowers-risk-alcohol-pint-a-day-bmj-cambridge-steven-bell-a7643151.html

Japan Has Crabs:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/pp-nso032117.php

I Work a 9 to 5 but I Do Have to Fly to The Office Daily, Which Adds to the Commute:

http://www.nbcnews.com/mach/space/firm-floats-plan-hang-colossal-skyscraper-asteroid-n739601

AP Earning Some Goodwill:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/gender-neutral-pronoun-they-adopted-associated-press-180962679/

A Wondrous Find:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5404-170327-egypt-shemai-coffin

Exploring Body & Mind: Mike Romano
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Exploring Body & Mind: Mike Romano

Join Drew Taddia this week on Exploring Mind and Body as he interviews Mike Romano on Fitness for Longevity.
Mike is co-owner and senior personal trainer Longevity Personal Fitness. Born and raised in Millburn, Mike has been on a path of studying the areas of fitness and health for over 25 years. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge with individuals and groups to help them feel and move better.
Beyond strength, he is specifically focused on the biomechanics of functional movement and bridging the gap between theory and practical application and how it applies to personal longevity.
The Morning After More Life
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The Morning After More Life

This week, DJ Goldilocks and DJ O$AP began saying their goodbyes to Radio Laurier and their listeners for this school year. Crazy to think how quickly the time’s passed…but as sad as it is to say goodbye to this year, they hoped their playlist of the morning gave you More Life.

That’s right, DJ Goldilocks and DJ O$AP jammed out this morning to Drake’s newly-released album, More Life. They discussed the album’s track list and some of the featured artists.

Currently, their favourite tracks are: Ice Melts feat. Young Thug (DJ O$AP’s choice), and Get It Together (DJ Goldilocks’ choice). They made special mention of the songs Passionfruit and Gyalchester. They also compared the similar beats to some of the songs in More Life to that of Drake’s last album, Views. Could there have been some inspiration stemming from the popularity of One Dance to influence Passionfruit?

There were a few interludes on this album, which was more of a miss for these DJ’s. O$SAP and Goldilocks agreed that the interlude with Drake’s mother on the phone seems to be an overdone feature that many rap artists are including on their recent albums, for example Mac Miller in the Divine Feminine.

Drake really impressed the DJ’s with some of his featured artists, especially Young Thug! Young Thug is one of O$AP’s favourite rappers, and thinks he is one of the most underrated rappers.

If you want to hear more of Young Thug’s music to see for yourself, here’s a few of his suggestions:

Track List (all from Drake’s album, More Life):

  • Passionfruit
  • Madiba Riddim
  • Blem
  • 4422 (feat. Sampha)
  • Ice Melts (feat. Young Thug)
  • Get It Together
  • Gyalchester
  • Glow
  • Fake Love