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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 Review

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!

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

Let’s Talk Lion King

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 “...

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

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

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...

The New Netflix Must-See

The New Netflix Must-See

Frances Sheets, Editor, Reporter

February 21, 2019

Last month, fittingly with the upcoming holiday, Netflix released their latest original show. This latest Netflix production, a British comedy-drama simply named Sex Education, brings a slightly taboo topic to the table: teen sex. The topic of sex in high school is fairly prevalent for several different ...

Mulia’s Picks: Four Best Video Game Love Stories

Mulia Hermudia, Multimedia Editor

February 13, 2019

Planning to spend Valentine’s Day all by yourself? These four games will definitely keep you occupied.

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