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The Past Week on Campus

Written by: Alex Ray Sanchez

Published: October 7, 2021

The 0-4 University of Arizona football team is scheduled to face up against the 3-2 UCLA Bruins this upcoming homecoming weekend. UCLA, who was nationally ranked earlier this year, has slipped out of the top 25 with losses to Arizona State and Fresno State. The Wildcats are planning on rolling with sophomore QB Jordan McCloud.The Wildcats head coach Jedd Fisch expressed confidence in McCloud starting this week. Arizona has been struggling at the QB position, with McCloud now being the 3rd QB to start for the Wildcats this season so far. If the Wildcats win, it will be their first win since the 2019 football season and would also be breaking the football program's longest losing streak in its history. Arizona is coming off a loss against Oregon, which was a close game at the start of the 4th quarter but the Wildcats struggled to close out the game and eventually lost by more than 20 points. Hopefully, they can pull off a win this upcoming weekend!


The Past Week Locally

Written by: Ashley Arleen Avila

Published: October 7, 2021

Starting this week, The Loft Cinema in Tucson has begun airing a slate of horror-themed movies for the rest of October. While the movies House (1977) and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein have already aired, there are plenty more movies to catch! There are movies this month to attract all sorts of filmgoers: from those looking for cult classics to those who are super into the Frankenstein mythos, to those who just want to get out and have some fun with friends.

If you haven’t been to The Loft before, you’re in for a treat. It’s an art-house lover’s dream. The marquee in front of the theater is a warm welcoming sign and is a sight to see when driving along Speedway Blvd. The marquee lists off the movies that will be showing which, throughout the year, can be anything from new releases to older classics. Even if none of the October Horror movies being shown this year interest you, keep an eye out for other features and new releases as there is bound to be something you’d want to watch.

Here at KAMP, we’ve made a short “teen-magazine” style quiz to help you decide which movie to check out! Scroll down to find the image and make sure to mention which one you ended up with. Disclaimer: I haven’t seen some of these movies but will eventually, so some of the quiz options might be a bit off. Have fun and hope you catch some fun films!




The Past Week Nationally

Written by: Rhiannon S Cox

Published: October 7, 2021

Fat Bear Week Announces Winner

Every year, Alaska’s Katmai National Park hosts an event known as Fat Bear Week to celebrate the park’s bears and their preparation for winter hibernation. Starting September 29th, fans were able to vote in brackets for their favorite bears, resulting in one being named the winner on October 5th. Fans of the bears can watch a live stream of the Brooks River where contestants eat local salmon.

Ultimately, bear 480 known as Otis was announced as the winner of Fat Bear Week 2021 this past Tuesday. The 25-year-old bear was a favorite among fans after he came out of hibernation much skinnier than the other bears at the park. Due to his old age, Otis faced several health problems such as decaying teeth and issues walking, meaning that younger bears would likely push him out of his fishing spots. However, through perseverance and the support of his fans, Otis was able to successfully gain weight for this year's hibernation. While voting is now closed, the Brooks River live stream is still available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nprdq03e8yI


The Past Week Internationally

Written by: Sophie Carlisle Applin

Published: October 7, 2021

The global hit Squid Game made its U.S debut on Netflix on Sept. 17 and has taken the country by storm. The nine-episode series follows contestants who risk their lives in a variety of deathly children’s games in order to pay off their debts (The Boston Globe, 2021). Similar to another fight to the death spectacles like The Hunger Games, Squid Game manages to bring something new to the table, at least for an American audience.

The show, written in Korean, requires English speakers to turn on subtitles or dub the series. This is not entirely new, especially to those who are familiar with the popular K-Dramas. However, a fierce debate has raged on the internet about the translation of Squid Games subtitles. With subtitles in more than 30 languages, many viewers argue that the integrity of the script has been lost. Some viewers who are fluent in both Korean and English expressed their frustration over how the “translations misrepresented what was actually said by the actors speaking Korean” (Fox News, 2021). One viewer, a comedian from New York named Youngmi Mayer voiced her opinion on the subtitles in a now-viral Tiktok. In regards to one character’s dialogue, Mayer said, “Everything she’s saying is not really aligning, so you’re missing a lot of this character and what she stands for” (Mayer, 2021). This slight, but noticeable difference between what the actual script says and what the English translation relays are something Netflix has aimed to fix.

In 2017, Netflix launched HERMES, an “online subtitling, and translation test” that would, in theory, make translations more accurate and reliable (The Netflix Tech Blog, 2021). To find translators fit for HERMES, the company employs outside parties to find and pick the best translators for the job. But this doesn’t mean the translations will be perfect. The Netflix Tech Blog wrote that “it’s nearly impossible for Netflix to maintain a standard across all of [the translators] to ensure constant quality” (The Netflix Tech Blog, 2021).

The challenge of finding translators and accurately training them to identify unique phrases and idioms in one language while also being able to translate them to another is tough work. Perhaps this disconnect is what is to blame for the translation mishaps in Squid Game, perhaps not. Regardless of the state of translation, Netflix will have to up their game for the next non-English series to sweep the world. Squid Game is certainly not the first, nor will it be the last.



For more information on the above stories visit the links below:


Campus:

https://www.azdesertswarm.com/football/2021/10/5/22711575/arizona-wildcats-jordan-mccloud-football-ucla-bruins-2021-usf-oregon-interceptions-jedd-fisch

https://www.espn.com/college-football/player/_/id/4360890/jordan-mccloud


Local:

“The Loft Cinema Now Playing” The Loft Cinema, loftcinema.org

The Loft Cinema Twitter. “This October We'll Have Loft Horror Passes Available at the Box Office.” Twitter, Twitter, 30 Sept. 2021, twitter.com/TheLoftCinema/status/1443704771651723265


National:

Chappell, Bill. “Fat Bear Week Has a Champion: All Hail 480 Otis.” NPR, NPR, 6 Oct. 2021, https://www.npr.org/2021/10/06/1043647458/fat-bear-week-champion-480-otis.

Franklin, Jonathan. “Fat Bear Week Is Here. Take a Look at What to Expect and How You Can Celebrate.” NPR, NPR, 30 Sept. 2021, https://www.npr.org/2021/09/30/1041674219/fat-bear-week-2021.


International:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/10/06/arts/everything-you-need-know-about-squid-game-netflix-phenomenon/

https://www.tiktok.com/@youngmimayer/video/7013820557414141189?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1

https://netflixtechblog.com/the-netflix-hermes-test-quality-subtitling-at-scale-dccea2682aef


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