Colin W Barry - Writer/Journalist

Creative writing, tech/video game news and reviews, feature stories, hard news, film reviews and sports news.

Portfolio

PlayStation 2 servers shut down after 16 years
March 31 st marks the grand finale of the Sony PlayStation 2, as the online servers for Final Fantasy XI were shut down, as reported by Movie Pilot . After almost two decades,...

Hard News/Feature Stories

Tuition rise looming: Suffolk students paying more for less?
Suffolk's tuition has dramatically increased for the 2016-2017 academic year by over 2 percent according to the Boston Globe. To put the costs into perspective, comparing the...
Popular dating apps such as Tinder and Grindr may not bring the love, according to study
With Valentine's Day within the next few days, everyone is looking for a last-minute date so they won't have to spend the Day of Love by themselves. According to app quality and...
This Bostonian shipped snow as a joke but quickly found it to be a profitable business
A unique startup company in Boston is shipping naturally made snow all over the West Coast and to some famous clients as well. Ship Snow, Yo!'s founder, Boston-based...
1st Suffolk Led Relay For Life
Suffolk University had their first ever student-run Relay For Life team this past weekend. The team was open to all the members of the Suffolk community, meaning both students...
Meet Alex Wulff, a 16-year old app developer looking to make a difference
Alex Wulff is a high school junior from Syracuse, New York. Wulff is a student athlete at his high school, however, his true passion lies with technology. Specifically, he...
Strong opinions on MBTA fare raise
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority recently announced their fares will increase by 10 cents starting in early July. This follows a report that the MBTA plans to...
SBS optimistic new major will pay off
A feature story about the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University creating a new major.
US election to resolve or heighten global tension
With the daunting presidential election coming up just months away, the rest of the world is watching as they outline their tensions with the United States. The world will face...
Investigating the ins and outs of ISIS
Covering a conference about the origins of the terrorist groups ISIS.

Film Reviews

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review - The Lifecast
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a unique experiment for the long running franchise. It is also one that works, and ultimately succeeds. Shedding familiar plot elements in favor...
Sarcastic superhero is an R-rated blast
Deadpool is one of the most popular characters Marvel Comics has ever produced, debuting as a generic bad guy who later developed into a sarcastic jerk in the 90s. Nowadays,...
Disney creates a living, breathing city in Zootopia
In a sprawling urban landscape, people come from all different backgrounds and personalities. Sometimes, everyone has the ability to work together, but more often than not,...
Olympus is Full of Mindless Fun
The action movie genre is an acquired taste. Viewers can sometimes get a very intelligent and well developed action movie that has sympathetic and likable characters, or an...
The Purge Review
The idea of just letting out your anger in an extreme manner, such as severely injuring someone, is a thought that most people will have for a split second. It is nothing to...
Batman v. Superman is flawed, but entertaining
Batman and Superman are two superheroes who are ingrained into American pop culture. The two have fought multiple times in their respective comics, but never on the silver...
Damon's performance, special effects unearthly
'The Martian' film review

Sports News

To the victor goes the spoils
Trash-talking mixed martial arts phenom, Conor McGregor will be facing the dominant UFC Featherweight Champion, Jose Aldo, in the main event of UFC's final pay-per-view of 2015,...
Irish vs. American: UFC 196 Preview
Champion vs. Champion. Veteran vs. Veteran. Welterweight vs. Featherweight. This is the second UFC pay-per-view in the promotion's history where the headlining fight is between...
The Fastlane to WrestleMania
WWE's Fastlane set the tone on Sunday night finishing off the final pay-per-view before WrestleMania 32. The self-proclaimed Roman Empire defeated Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar...
Mediocrity headlines WrestleMania 32
The AT&T Stadium was packed with more than 100,000 wrestling fans in attendance for the show in Arlington, TX. They were anticipating an engaging show, which is intended to the...
The Yes movement is over, Daniel Bryan retires
WWE superstar Daniel Bryan made the shocking announcement on Twitter on Monday that he is ending his nearly two-decade career. Making his way out to deafening cheers in his...

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