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“Us,” released March 22, 2019, is a psychological thriller following an All-American family, as they fight for their lives against their own doppelgängers. “Us” stands strong as one of the greatest horror thrillers of this generation.

Five years later, we’re still scared of ‘Us’

Maci Crowell, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

“Us,” released March 8, 2019, is a psychological horror movie directed by Jordan Peele. The film follows Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) and her family, who are attacked by a group of menacing doppelgängers,...

Season two of Abbott Elementary, released from Sept. 21, 2022	to April 19, 2023, is a mockumentary sitcom television series following Janine Teagues (Quinta Brunson), a perpetually optimistic second-grade teacher, at the underfunded Abbott Elementary. Season two continues the heartfelt humor established in the first season, yet adds a new layer of emotional tension.

‘Abbott Elementary’s’ second season is as humorous, more emotional than its first

Abigail Durham, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

This review contains minor spoilers for seasons one and two of “Abbott Elementary” Season two of the ABC TV series “Abbott Elementary” aired Sept. 21, 2022, and concluded April 19, 2023. It...

Keith Scheller, Disability Resources coordinator, and Michelle Kirk, manager of Disability Resources, stand next to a poster advertising Disability Resources. Disability Resources provides assistance to students with disabilities on campus.

Disability Resources provides assistance, awareness, acceptance for campus community

Abigail Durham, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

Disability Resources is a service on campus that provides assistance to students with disabilities, including those with various diagnoses and physical limitations, anxiety, depression and/or PTSD. Disability...

Bostyn Parkhurst, senior communications major, and Caitlyn Selby, sophomore psychology and anthropology major, sit at the Financial Assistance front desk in the Orr Center Feb. 7. 21st Century Scholars is a need-based financial assistance program that allows free admission to any Indiana public school and assisted tuition to Indiana private schools.

A look into USI 21st Century Scholars

Maci Crowell, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

21st Century Scholars, located in the Robert D. Orr Center, is a program that helps make college more affordable for income-eligible students. The program starts in the seventh or eighth grade and ensures...

Madvillainy, released March 24, 2004, is a collaboration project between rapper MF DOOM and producer Madlib. Madvillainy is one of the most celebrated hip-hop albums ever created and stands tall with its unique sampling and iconic rapping.

‘Madvillainy’ holds up as one of the most unique hip-hop albums ever made

Ian Young, Lifestyle Editor February 21, 2024

“Madvillainy,” released March 23, 2004, is an abstract hip-hop album created by American hip-hop duo Madvillain, including rapper MF DOOM and record producer Madlib. The album features 22 songs over...

Maci Crowell lists six books she loves for Valentines Day.

Six books I love

Maci Crowell, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Like a lot of people, I love a good book. No matter the genre, there are good reads everywhere. So, if you’re like me and plan on spending this Valentine’s Day cuddled up with a hardcover book, here’s...

Voting for the 2024 Homecoming Court candidates has nearly come to an end. With Homecoming week in full swing, we want to help you get to know the nominees.

Meet the 2024 Homecoming Court

Abigail Durham, Staff Writer February 7, 2024

Homecoming 2024 Majesty voting opened Thursday and ended Wednesday.  On the election survey, students were emailed information about the Homecoming Court committee with some information about them....

Whiplash, released Jan. 16, 2014, is a psychological drama following a young jazz drummer, Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller), as he works his way to the top of his highly competitive band program. Whiplash holds up as a classic as it is one of the most intense dramas of the last decade.

‘Whiplash’ has become a modern classic

Maci Crowell, Staff Writer February 7, 2024

This review contains spoilers for “Whiplash” Academy Award-winning film “Whiplash,” released Jan. 16, 2014, is a psychological drama following a young jazz drummer, Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller),...

The 66th Grammy Awards, aired on CBS Sunday, celebrates the music released in 2022 and 2023. While this years presentation and guest performances were top-notch, I still couldnt help but feel burned by the awards themselves.

Opinion: The 66th Grammy Awards was a slam dunk for everything except the awards themselves

Ian Young, Lifestyle Editor February 7, 2024

I am usually not a fan of award shows. It is especially easy to hate on award shows when all you do is look up the winners instead of watching the shows themselves. This year, I wanted to change that by...

Alison Buchanan performs as the title character, Ruth, during the Jan. 26 and Jan. 27 performances in the Performance Center.

USI presents its first-ever opera production, ‘Ruth’

Abigail Durham, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

“Ruth,” presented in the USI Performance Center  Jan. 26 and Jan. 27, is a one-act opera put together by Philip H. Hagemann Performing Arts Department, Pegasus Opera Company, Evansville Philharmonic...

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, released Jan. 24, 2017, was the first new resident evil game in the franchise since 2012. The game would not only bring a revival to the Resident Evil franchise, but Capcom as a whole.

‘Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’ saved the ‘Resident Evil’ franchise

Lou Orth, Staff Writer January 24, 2024

“Resident Evil” as a franchise has been flooded with remakes in the past few years, such as “Resident Evil 2” in 2019, “Resident Evil 3” in 2020 and “Resident Evil 4” in 2023. Even though...

Wonka, released Dec. 15, 2023, follows young Willy Wonka (Timotheè Chalamet) before the factory as he navigates the business world from a anti-business point of view.

‘Wonka’ is as wonderfully whimsical as the original 1971 classic

Maci Crowell, Staff Writer January 24, 2024

“Wonka,” released Dec. 15, 2023, is a prequel to the childhood classic “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.”  “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” originally released June 30,...

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