How to Stay Busy When You’re Stuck at Home

Maggie Piercy

May 6, 2020

For the past few weeks we have been stuck at home but still (hopefully) staying busy with school. Now, with the year dwindling down and a whole summer ahead of us, we are still stuck at home, now with nothing to do. Here are some ways to keep yourself busy this summer when there are still limited th...

ConFused 2020

April 1, 2020

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Do We Need Valentine’s Day?

Zoe Scheuerman, Reporter

February 11, 2020

The old saying goes that you can’t buy happiness, but our corporate overlords have certainly done everything in their power to prove it wrong. Many holidays have become commercialized (Although Thanksgiving has largely escaped, probably because it’s the least fun. After Halloween, stores skip ri...

The Seven Best Ways to Ignore Valentine’s Day

Maggie Piercy, Co-Editor

February 11, 2020

Valentine’s Day is a trash holiday. You are either happily in a relationship, wish you were, or fine with being single and stuck watching the hordes of happy couples fill your Instagram feed. So here are the best ways to ignore the holiday altogether, or at least get a little bit of joy out of it. ...

A Scientific Ranking of Bloomington’s Coffee Houses

Zoe Scheuerman, Reporter

January 28, 2020

Bloomington’s legion of coffee shops is famously massive, and many people go to cafes for their caffeine and snack needs. Which local coffee shop is objectively the best is hotly debated, so I decided to rise to the occasion and definitively rank them. The methodology and results are as follows.  ...

Tragic Cats

Tragic Cats

Bronwen Deckard, Reporter

January 28, 2020

Spoiler Free “Cats,” directed by Tom Hooper, is a memory I wish I could erase. The movie’s horrifying blend of human and cat looks rushed, like there wasn’t any effort put into it, and the A-list actors and actresses do nothing to help the outcome of this film. The direction of the film w...

We Have Always Lived In The Castle – Book Review

We Have Always Lived In The Castle Book Cover

Gabe Norris, Reporter

November 22, 2019

Book: We Have Always Lived In The Castle Author: Shirely Jackson Genre: Gothic Horror Minimal Spoilers   The short novel We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirely Jackson is certainly not one of her works she is most remembered for, such as her short story “The Lottery” and he...

What a Joker!


Bronwen Deckard, Reporter

October 30, 2019

Joker Movie Review Spoiler free The ‘Joker’ movie is dark yet beautiful. It takes you through Arthur Fleck’s journey of transformation as played by Joaquin Phoenix. Fleck goes from working as a clown performer who dreams of becoming a stand-up comedian but finally morphs into the villainou...

Trevor Noah Kicks off IU Homecoming

Zoe Scheuerman, Reporter

October 30, 2019

On Friday, October 11th, Trevor Noah, the South African comedian and award-winning host of the Daily Show, came to the IU Auditorium as part of his “Loud and Clear” tour. He kicked off the homecoming weekend with two opening acts, including Josh Johnson, a fellow Daily Show writer. I’m familiar with Noah...

Let’s Talk Lion King

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Bronwen Deckard, Reporter

September 4, 2019

Spoiler free Jon Favreau, director of “The Jungle Book,” took charge in the live action remake of “The Lion King.” He had big shoes to fill, as the original was a huge success with multiple awards and an audience that has loved the movie ever since they were young.  Due to my love of “...

The Importance of Captain Marvel

Maggie Piercy

April 30, 2019

"Captain Marvel" hit theaters on March 8 2019, and by April 3 it made history as the first female superhero movie to hit one billion dollars. The film has received lots of praise for this representation, but received even more criticism for this same reason. The story follows Carol Danvers (p...

Netflix Has a Huge Problem. And It’s Not the Price.

The stars of One Day at a Time pose for a group selfie at the show’s launch in 2017.

Jerrett Alexander, Reporter

April 10, 2019

In the 22 years since its inception, Netflix has reinvented television. What began as a DVD distribution service is now a global, video streaming phenomena worth billions of dollars. As of January 2019, the company had over 148 million subscriptions and was the seventh-largest internet company in terms of sa...

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