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BEST ALBUM TO BUY ¡Viva La Cobra! by Cobra Starshipby Meagan Perle Staff Writer Riding the success of their album While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets, Cobra Starship released their follow-up album, ¡Viva La Cobra! at the end of October. The band first burst onto the scene when they collaborated with Maja Ivarsson (The Sounds), Travis McCoy (Gym Class Heroes) and William Beckett (The Academy Is…) on the lead track for the Snakes on a Plane soundtrack, and things have never been the same for them. Now signed to Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen, Cobra Starship definitely delivers on their sophomore album. In my opinion, ¡Viva La Cobra!has a much more upbeat dance feel than the previous album.

Guilty Pleasure is a perfect representation of the rest of the album. The album features a lot of synth-inspired beats bordering on a Europop sound that makes you want to get up and rock out.

If it is any measure of their success or the quality of the music, the song has also received a 100 percent thumbs-up rating from their fans on the site. I give the album an A-rating because you can listen to the whole thing through and each song is as good as the one before it. The band even has some of their friends like McCoy collaborate on some of the songs. If you want to catch the band live, Cobra Starship is scheduled at the Culture Room in February, headlining the show.


Yokohama Sushi RestaurantSamantha Andrews Staff WriterWant some delicious sushi at Burger King prices? Well then Yokohama Sushi Restaurant on Palmetto and US-1 is where the party’s at. Besides their awesomely cheap and savory sushi, every Wednesday is Ladies Night with one-half off Sake bombs and $2 Buds.

This seeming hole-in-the-wall sushi restaurant is anything but. Located in Mizner Park, it’s close for FAU students and within walking distance of most of the clubs and bars in the area. You’ll hear the latest trance and techno music (their music of choice) with two widescreen TVs with BMX and Motorbike videos for your entertainment. Tuesday through Thursday, every week, they have one-half off sushi rolls – and may I say, it’s the best sushi in town.

This Wednesday night, come out to Yokohama in Boca for a cheap date with hyper music, delectable sushi and awesome drink specials. Yokohama Sushi Restaurant 60 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (561) 392-9328


Desperate Housewives Samantha Andrews, Staff Writer

This week on Desperate Housewives, it was supposed to be a beautiful day, when a tornado blows through Wisteria Lane. With the writer’s strike still prevailing, Desperate Housewives had to come up with a shocking episode to keep fans on edge for weeks to come. This week’s show is killing me already and it just aired last night.

It was a very well-rounded episode, with all of the characters coming to a realization. Gaby tells her friends she is running away with her ex-husband Carlos, until things boil over with current husband, Mayor Victor. Bree mettles with Katherine’s marriage by consoling the woman who ultimately ruined Katherine and Adam’s marriage. Mike and Susan are at it again because of his pain pill addiction, and this time he accidentally pushes his pregnant wife down the stairs.

Edie of course tries to intervene on Gaby and Carlos’ getaway. Once the storm hits town, the plot gets even more intense because everyone is fighting and having no concern for the funnel cloud wiping houses off their foundations. In the midst of all the quarrelling, the housewives look to the sky, then realize they have bigger issues than their domestic affairs and scurry to find shelter.

This episode is devastating and yet has a feeling of connection with each of the characters that didn’t exist before the cyclone. New friendships emerge and relationships may sever after this horrific and spellbinding twister.

BEST SHOW FOR DUAL ACTION A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila Jessica Cotzin Staff Writer

This week’s episode, Tila took her last three suitors to Cancun, Mexico. While they had a blast zip-lining and relaxing together by the pool, naturally, there was still some backstabbing and jealousy going on.

Tila spent some quality time first with Amanda, next Bobby, and then Dani last, none of which had anything good to say about the others.

Plenty of awkwardness ensued when Tila returned for breakfast with her date … both wearing the same clothes they had on the night before.

While Tila was getting some action, things started heating up between the wary three. After all of Amanda’s badmouthing about Bobby and Dani, Tila decides to sack her. I guess two is company but three is a crowd. Now, at long last, Tila is down to her final two. Girl vs. boy.

Will she go with the butchy female, Dani, or the sweet lovable country boy, Bobby? A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, airs Tuesday at 10 p.m. on MTV.


Ghost Squad By Daniel Alexander Nigro Staff Writer

One of the great things about the Wii is the unique controller. The pointer is well-suited for shooting games. Sega seems to agree, and gave the Wii a pretty good port of their arcade gun shooter Ghost Squad.

If you’ve played a gun shooter from Sega before, then Ghost Squad is more of the same.

You are part of a Special Forces team, and your mission is to defeat the terrorists and rescue hostages. The game mixes things up with context-based minigames where you defuse bombs, handcuff suspects and snipe enemies from a distance.

Furthermore, you have a choice of several weapons to do business with, like a shotgun, pistol or machine gun. They all act differently, ensuring a good amount of variety.

A gun shooter like Ghost Squad lives and dies by the control, and it is here where the game excels. Sega put in several levels of controller calibration, ensuring that the Wii Remote is as accurate as possible. Just point and shoot. I really can’t complain about that.

Although the game itself is short, Ghost Squad does include a wealth of unlockable costumes and weapons, and also includes a party mode for up to four players that adds some crazy things, like the ability to play as ninjas. Still, the main game can be completed in under an hour.

Luckily enough, the game is priced at just $30. At that price, I can recommend Ghost Squad for Wii owners looking for some shooting action. It’s fun while it lasts. Ghost Squad / $30 / Wii / Out now

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