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Junk Dealer by Kara Jenson (if you know their grade then add , grade art major) in the 53rd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. The art show started Nov. 7 and will end Dec. 9.

‘It is a therapy for me’—Meet the artists of the 53rd Annual Juried Art Gallery

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor November 30, 2022

The 53rd Annual Juried Art Gallery opened Nov. 7. The exhibit features art made by students of various backgrounds, judged by an outside juror. This year’s juror was Brian Harper, associate professor...

The Banshees of Inisherin is a story of loneliness and failing friendships set on the fictional Irish island Inisherin in 1923.)

“The Banshees of Inisherin” is a coming-of-age film for men in their midlife crises

Ian Lloyd, Staff Writer November 30, 2022

This review contains minor spoilers for “The Banshees of Inisherin” As we come closer to the end of the year, the final film in the 2022 Colin Farrell trilogy has arrived (the previous two films being...

Love it or hate it, Christmas music is on its way to your car radio and local shopping malls. Which albums are worth listening to? (Graphic by Maliah White)

Five classic Christmas albums for the holiday season

Tegan Ruhl, Assisstant Lifestyle Editor November 29, 2022

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Get out your jingle bells and hot chocolate as you prepare to dust off your grandparents’ old Christmas records for the holiday season. I’m always excited...

Tom comforts Catherine about her diagnosis. “These Shining Lives” tells the true story of the Radium Girls.

USI Theatre puts on a tear-jerking performance with ‘These Shining Lives’

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor November 23, 2022

USI Theatre put on its first student-directed show of the 2022-2023 academic year with “These Shining Lives” Nov. 17-20. The production was directed by Amelia Schmitz, senior theatre major, who has...

With Thanksgiving break only a week away, we asked students what they were thankful for on campus.

What students are thankful for on campus

Tegan Ruhl, Assistant Lifestyle Editor November 16, 2022

In the past year and a half of my time at USI, I’ve come to realize how much of a hidden gem this campus is. Not only have I been given so many educational opportunities that have helped me advance my...

McManus Woodend enters his first semester at USI as an instructor of English. Among other roles, the actor and filmmaker portrayed the Geico Caveman for a decade.

McManus Woodend: Former GEICO actor teaches English at USI

Tegan Ruhl, Assistant Lifestyle Editor November 9, 2022

USI is full of exceptional students and faculty members with unique interests, talents and aspirations. This year is no exception as a former Geico actor started teaching English on campus.  McManus...

Babel by R.F. Kuang is in part a critique of the dark academia aesthetic, exploring how affluent nations and institutions thrive on the oppression of others.

“Babel” is a tantalizing tale of academia, secret societies and deadly privilege

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor November 9, 2022

“Babel” by R.F. Kuang was one of my most anticipated reads of this year. It promised everything I love in a book: magic systems, a poignant narrative, diverse characters, a rich academic setting and...

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story delivers a fictionalized story about Weird Al that makes fun of music biopics.

The “Weird Al” Movie is the Perfect Response to Music Biopics

Ian Lloyd, Staff Writer November 9, 2022

“Weird Al” Yankovic has been around for nearly 40 years, making music for weirdos and geeks. His music was a beacon of silly fun unlike anything else in the music industry. The mixture of polka influence...

Recycling bins are available near the dumpsters for USIs on-campus apartments.

How does USI’s recycling work? “Only as good as the people who use it”

Tegan Ruhl, Assistant Lifestyle Editor November 2, 2022

At the on-campus apartments, Maddy Nolan watches as waste management combines the recycling bins into the trash. Disheartened, she begins to question whether recycling actually works on campus.  This...

Elden Ring is an open world, role-playing game focused on exploration and challenging enemies. (Photo courtsey of Bandai Bamco Entertainment)

“Elden Ring” rekindled my faith in the video game industry

Ian Young, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

If there is one game that will define the year 2022, it is “Elden Ring.” “Elden Ring” has quickly become one of the highest rated and highest sold games of the year with millions of copies sold...

 Were All Going to the Worlds Fair hides its horror in the underlying dread of being a kid on the internet.

“We’re All Going to the World’s Fair” is an unsettling depiction of growing up on the internet

Ian Lloyd, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

Many of us grew up with access to the internet. It’s been present our whole lives and, in many ways, has been beneficial. We can make new friends, find communities that align with our interests and have...

As time goes on, streaming becomes more popular and other forms of film-watching grow outdated. With so many options on the market, how do you know which services are the best pick for you?

The Streaming Guide: Which service is best for you?

Ian Lloyd, Staff Writer October 26, 2022

It has never been easier to find content to watch without leaving the house. The evolution of streaming services over the last decade has produced a mountain of content that will keep you satisfied for...

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