Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Chess Festival

Photos by Julian Hadley
 The Chess Festival took place on April 2 in the Student Center.  At the event people could play chess in various ways that was fun for all ages.  There was "Mega Chess," which is pictured to the right.  This was your typical game of chess, but on a much larger scale.  The pieces and the board were both enlarged.


 Or people could play one-on-one on regular sized chess boards.
 One of the main attractions of the festival was the Simultaneous Play against Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, who is ranked number 1 in the United States.  During Simultaneous Play, Hikaru went around the table playing 20 competitors.  His movements around the room were fast and effective.  He had limited his competition to eight players in 40 minutes.

 KCFV 89.5 The Wave, the radio station on Campus, came out for the event.  They provided music during the festival.  Pictured to the left is DJs "Mose" and "Big Mike".
KCFV also interviewed Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura.

 The event was sponsored by the Student Government Association, the Chess Club, the Clubs of St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley and the Scholastic Center of St. Louis.

The David L. Underwood Award Goes to....

Dr. Joseph Worth

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Help us complete the St. Louis Community College Athletics Profile!

We need a new name for the college athletic teams!
We need new colors to represent our district teams!

    Cast your vote  for your favorite team name and colors.
    Last day to vote is April 22
    You will need to use your college e-mail to validate your ballot.

    Vote Now!

    Photo By Cammy Blount

    Friday, April 1, 2011

    Summer Blockbusters Around The Corner

    By. Anthony Pickens
    The summer is right around the corner and Hollywood knows it. Taking advantage of the fact that many kids and adults alike are out of school, Hollywood traditionally releases some of its best movies right on the brink of summer. 
    This year hopes to bring plenty of great summer blockbusters to a movie theater near you.
    Last summer brought great movies such as Iron Man 2, Inception and Prince of Persia. With movies like The Green lantern, Scream 4 and a new Transformers movie, this summer’s movie releases look to be just as good as last year’s.
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    The Green Lantern is a movie based on the popular DC comic book character of the same name. According to Warner Bros online website, the movie is slated to hit movie theaters on Jun 17 and will star actor Ryan Reynolds playing the popular masked hero.
    Are you looking for something a little more frightening than The Green lantern? Then Scream 4 may be your movie. According to, the next installment in the hit horror franchise is set to come out on Apr 15th and features Courtney Cox who returns to the franchise as well.
    Lastly, Transformers returns to the big screen with the new Movie Transformers Dark of Moon. has confirmed that both Shia LaBeouf and Tyrese Gibson are back to reprise their roles in a movie set to hit this summer July 1st.
    While these movies above look to be great, plenty of other movies are set to come out as well, such as Thor, a new installment to the Pirates of the Caribbean series and The Smurfs.