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Eagle Perks at USI offer free local activities for students.

Eagle Perks: Discounted activities for USI students

Abigail Durham, Staff Writer September 20, 2023

Feel like you need a break from your everyday tasks or want to do something fun with your friends? Check out the Eagle Perks offered at USI. Eagle Perks at USI offer free or discounted opportunities...

Baldurs Gate 3, released Aug. 3, is a top-down, role-playing game inspired by Dungeons & Dragons. Baldurs Gate 3 stands out as an outlier in a polished and well-crafted game in a business that has become complacent and greedy.

‘Baldur’s Gate 3’ spits in the face of gaming industry greed

Ian Young, Lifestyle Editor September 19, 2023

*This review contains light spoilers for “Baldur’s Gate 3”* The video game industry is in a weird spot right now. Even though there have been a lot of excellent games released, there has been...

The Farmers Who Fought is a historical, nonfiction book written by McKenna Love, sophomore history major. The book is 56 pages long and published July 19.

McKenna Love: Published author and USI student

Abigail Durham, Staff Writer September 13, 2023

McKenna Love, sophomore history major, published her book, “The Farmers Who Fought,” July 19.  Love’s story on her creation of this book is encouraging and interesting.  McKenna Love, a current...

Starfield, released Sept. 6, is an open-world role-playing game set in the vast emptiness of space. While Starfield has enthralling exploration and fun combat, the games technical state renders it unplayable.

‘Starfield’ is a broken, unplayable mess

Ian Young, Lifestyle Editor September 11, 2023

This year has been great for video games. “Dead Space (2023),” “Resident Evil 4 (2023),” “Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom,” “Baldur's Gate 3” and “Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon”...

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie is based on the original Power Rangers TV series, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie’ is still fascinatingly ridiculous almost 30 years later

Bryce West, News Editor September 5, 2023

"Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” aired for the first time on Fox Kids 30 years ago. The show was based on another popular Japanese superhero program, “Super Sentai,” and became an instant success in...

Breaking Bad is an American crime drama that ran for five seasons from 2008-2013. Breaking Bad is highly regarded as one of the greatest shows ever made.

‘Breaking Bad’ is the best thing to happen to television

Ian Young, Lifestyle Editor September 5, 2023

Television is a messy way of storytelling and engagement. You have a story being told in dozens, if not hundreds of episodes, each ranging from 15, 30 or 60 minutes. In that time, a lot can happen, such...

Sanaa Jackson, junior elementary education major, types on her laptop Monday in the back of the Multicultural Center.

Best study spots to try on campus

Abigail Durham, Staff Writer August 30, 2023

Not sure where a good place to study on campus is? If you are like me and feel like you cannot complete any tasks in your room, or if you want to attempt multiple study locations on campus until you find...

Barbenheimer is the cobined name of Barbie and Oppenheimer, two highly promoted movies that released on the same day in theaters.

Double Feature: How ‘Barbenheimer’ took the world by storm

Crystal Killian, Staff Writer August 29, 2023

“Barbenheimer” took the world by storm July 21. All across the nation, people showed up to theaters dressed in pink for “Barbie” or black for “Oppenheimer.” Movie-goers would bring a change...

Members of the Black Student Union smile during one of their weekly meetings Wednesday, Feb. 1 in University Center East 2207. (Photo by Bryce West)

Black Student Union — ‘a safe haven’ for students on campus

Bryce West and Anthony Rawley February 15, 2023

The Black Student Union is a student organization on campus serving as a safe space for Black students. BSU brings students together weekly to discuss the Black community. The meetings are held Wednesdays...

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