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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...

New changes made for the betterment of a company might eventually lead to their own downfall from backlash and consumer responses as shown by Netflix and PayPal.

Netflix and bill: What the new streaming policy means for the future

Scott Winchester, Staff Writer March 22, 2023

Several weeks ago, Netflix’s support page listed a new subscription plan policy.  As a result, faced severe backlash from consumers and the media alike. New changes to their policy included paying...

The 95th annual Oscars will be airing on March 12. (Photo courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

Opinion: Five phenomenal films snubbed by the Oscars

Ian Lloyd, Staff Writer March 1, 2023

The movie catch-up season is coming to an end as we inch closer to the end of the awards season. The Oscars are nearly here, and the race to watch the nominees for Best Picture is underway. However, if...

The era of streaming services has drastically changed the production and format of television. It has altered the viewing experience and the elements that once made television unique.

Opinion: Streaming services have ruined television

Ian Lloyd, Staff Writer February 15, 2023

Television has been in a weird spot for the last decade. With the switch to streaming services, many changes were made to the production format, and, in most cases, these changes have been for the worse. Binge...

Finals are right around the corner. Heres some advice on how to survive the last week of the semester. (Graphic by Maliah White)

Finals are here: Don’t freak out

Tegan Ruhl, Assistant Lifestyle Editor December 7, 2022

The Fall 2022 semester is coming to a close. Finals are officially in a week, and classes are coming to an end. The last week before finals is supposed to be filled with a lot of stress and studying, but...

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...

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...

Fall is finally here, which means busting out comfy sweaters and pumpkin spice infiltrating your favorite drinks. Here are eight ways to get into the spirit of the season.

Finally fall: Eight ways to get into the fall spirit

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor October 4, 2022

Fall is undoubtedly my favorite season. It brings around feelings of comfort and coziness, warmth and togetherness. I can’t help but smile the first time I step outside and find an autumn breeze has...

Despite only being a few weeks into the fall semester, I am already feeling the pressure of stress. It is important to be forgiving to yourself when stress weighs you down.

Opinion: Stress is not linked to your competence – be kind to your mind

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor September 13, 2022

It’s not a big assignment that knocks me down. It’s a simple one. It’s one I’ve done a million times before. It’s one that will only take me a couple of hours to complete. But, it’s one I haven’t...

“Shrek” is one of the most iconic film franchises to come from the 2000s. Here’s why “Shrek 2” is the best.

Tegan’s Throwback Thursday: Why “Shrek 2” is the best Shrek

Tegan Ruhl , Staff Writer March 31, 2022

With Netflix putting both “Shrek” and “Shrek 2” on its platform, I just had to bring attention to the iconic franchise.  Obviously, “Shrek 2” is the best movie in the franchise, no doubt...

Sometimes romane doesn’t play out the way we want to. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing to celebrate on Valentine’s Day.

Opinion: Valentine’s Day is about more than romance

Abby Sink, Staff writer February 14, 2022

When I was growing up, my parents constantly reminded me that school always came first.  I had been raised on fairy tales about true love and all the magic and fairy dust that came with it. Naturally,...

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief, gives her opinion about the possible transition to Division I.

Opinion: The problem is not DI – it’s communication

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2022

The majority of problems students and faculty have with the potential transition to Division I is not the Division I distinction itself. Students and faculty feel administration is not listening to them...

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