Cartoon Crossovers

Since the Simpsons met Family Guy last night, no one has been able to talk about anything else. But it’s not like this is earth-shattering stuff - the cartoon crossover has been happening for decades. Just remember some of these classics (well, classics for us).

• Hercules meets Aladdin. Hades didn’t have a chance against Aladdin, sending only Pain and Panic, while Jafar couldn’t hold a candle to Hercules. These two may have thought they could pit these heroes against one another, but good always triumphs over evil.

• Transformers meet G.I. Joe. Cobra found the buried Ark with the Transformers inside, turning them into war machines. Fortunately, they’re able to break free of his control, but that’s when things really get crazy. This crossover happened a few times.

• Lilo and Stitch meet Kim Possible. Stitch is kidnapped by Dr. Drakken, so Pleakley gets Kim Possible to help rescue him. She and Lilo both want the other to get out of the way, while Jumba thinks Rufus is a dangerous experiment that escaped.

• Rugrats meet The Wild Thornberrys. Who knew Tommy was so crazy about Nigel Thornberry? Or that Angelica and Debbie would hit it off so well? These families all work together to save the day, but we know that it’s always the kids who earn most of the credit.

• Futurama meets Adventure Time. This crossover didn’t get too much coverage considering everything else, so you may not have heard about it. Bender meets Jake and Finn in 3013, in Mom’s flying castle, where Mom conducts genetic experiments. 

What’s Different About the iPhone 6?

Assuming you haven’t already waited for hours on end to purchase the newest addition the Apple product line, you should probably look into what the new features are - especially because the price of iPhone 5s is going to drop dramatically.

• It’s bigger. What that means is that it’s longer, giving you more screen space to work with (and more phone to fit into your pocket). The 6 is 4.7 inches long and the 6 Plus is 5.5 inches.

• It’s thinner. If you felt like it was too bulky before (especially with an Otterbox case on it), this is your chance for slimmer. The 6 is 6.9 millimeters thick, with the 6 Plus being 7.1 millimeters.

• The resolution has improved. Colors and contrasts in pictures will come across better. Retina HD makes the screen more like your laptop’s. The resolution on the 6 is 1334 × 750, and 1920 × 1080 on the 6 Plus.

• The camera is better. The picture quality has no come to videos. They have new features like slow motion and time lapse video mode, making sure you don’t miss the moments that just can’t be caught with stills.

• It has fingertip security. Instead of using a password, you can now use your fingerprint to unlock your phone, as well as make purchases. This makes it harder for others to hack into and access your things.

With other features like Apple Pay and the new iOS, there is a lot going for the iPhone 6. However, some of these things may seem unnecessary - especially for the price. It’s important to know why you’re buying what you’re buying before you buy it - do your research!

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Crazy people will do crazy things, but you don’t have to be a victim.

As a current college student, I’ve become really aware of the sexual assaults that are happening all over the country. Young men and women everywhere have been victims, and that leaves a lot of people scared. While these events should not be happening, we can’t entirely stop crazy people from doing crazy things - we can only prepare ourselves to handle them. So, for those of you who sometimes would rather wait things out in a bomb shelter, here’s what you need to know.

• Travel in packs. There’s a reason your parents always told you to use the buddy system; there is safety in numbers. Traveling on your own makes you more vulnerable. With more people around, the chances of any of you being assaulted drop dramatically.

• Use local transportation. Even safer than walking with others is riding with others. Many campuses offer student transport or buses that run into the wee hours of the night. You can even look into calling a cab or using Uber - what’s a couple bucks for a ride when it means you get home safe?

• Be prepared. That means different things for different people. Whether you’re carrying a pocket knife or you take defense classes, you should be ready to handle yourself in the worst possible scenario. Make sure to also check your campus’ rules on weapons.

• Keep your wits about you. When you’re walking somewhere, don’t play on your phone the whole time. Keep one ear bud out. Be aware of your surroundings, and don’t act carelessly. The “shortcut” through the woods may not seem like such a great idea later.

The point of this isn’t to be scared; it’s to be prepared. Crazy people will do crazy things, but you don’t have to be a victim.