The Crossover

A Professor’s-Eye View on Fall 2020

Chauncey T. Beaver wearing a mask before everyone went virtual.
How this unprecedented flex-hybrid semester looked from the other side of the zoom camera.
December 10, 2020

At first glance, professors are feeling the same way about this semester as we are. Professional Writing professor Sheila Liming, this semester her first at Champlain, describes it as, “Challenging,...

The Crossover’s List of Books You Must Read Over Winter Break

The Crossover's List of Books You Must Read Over Winter Break
December 8, 2020

Haley Seymour, Editor-in-Chief- In my senior year of high school, I read The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, and it ended up being one of my favorite books. A young, white girl named Lily Owens runs...

Is This the Future of Games?

Is This the Future of Games?
Will video game developers start to outsource development to community members?
December 2, 2020

On November 16, 2009, Left 4 Dead 2 was released with resounding success. On July 24, 2012, Left 4 Dead 2 received the last major content patch for almost a decade with a pack of maps referred to as the...

The Wire: A Must-See, 20 Years Later

The Wire: A Must-See, 20 Years Later
December 1, 2020

June 2, 2002, the first episode of The Wire aired on HBO. Upon first glance, the show seemed like your typical police procedural, albeit one with much more profanity and diversity than network television...

Understanding the Handmaid’s Tale Protests

Understanding the Handmaid's Tale Protests
November 30, 2020

The latest Handmaid’s Tale protest occurred on October 12 of this year. Women dressed in red robes with crisp white bonnets shading their eyes and cloth masks over their mouths marched on Capitol Hill....

Da Five Bloods: A Vietnam Movie for 2020

Da Five Bloods: A Vietnam Movie for 2020
November 13, 2020

Ever since his cinematic debut with She’s Gotta Have It, director Spike Lee has proven himself to be one of the most provocative voices in the film industry. His films are stylish, bold, visually inspired,...

The Relevance of HBO’s Watchmen

The Relevance of HBO's Watchmen
November 3, 2020

In 1986, DC Comics published the first issue of Alan Moore’s Watchmen, one of the greatest pieces of American literature ever written. Watchmen was highly acclaimed throughout its year long run, and...

A Role Model to All Internet Personalities

A Role Model to All Internet Personalities
How One YouTuber Stays Humble Amidst 140,000 Subscribers
October 19, 2020

With millions of people having YouTube channels nowadays, it’s no simple feat to achieve even one-hundred subscribers. Due to this, some may be intimidated by these internet figures with thousands of...

Unique Fall Activities in Vermont

From Nightmare Vermont's Facebook page.
Let's get away from the basics.
October 14, 2020

Autumn is a great time to get outside before the snow falls, especially considering that the snow could have a coating on the ground by the end of October. Everyone loves carving pumpkins and leaf peeping,...

Six Music Videos Made During Quarantine

Six Music Videos Made During Quarantine
October 12, 2020

The pandemic has limited the options of creatives. However, these limitations have allowed artists to showcase their different creative strengths. Creative media is still being produced, but certain aspects...

There is a Trending Game Among Us

There is a Trending Game Among Us
October 8, 2020

Especially in the tumultuous times we live in now, escapism is a must-have break from reality, and video games are the perfect example of escapism. They allow players to live out the greatest power fantasies,...

COVID’s Impact on the Film Industry

COVID's Impact on the Film Industry
October 7, 2020

Many industries have seen irrevocable damage due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the film industry being hit especially hard thanks to the necessity of social distancing. Movie theater release dates have...

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