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‘Brain on Fire’ gives perspective on fragility of life

‘Brain on Fire’ gives perspective on fragility of life

Kendall Sedam, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


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Susannah Cahalan had a great life: she was a journalist for The New York Post, she had a loving family and boyfriend and she was independent. One day everything changed and she almost lost it all, including her life. “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness” is an autobiography about Cahalan’s str...

‘The Perfect Date’ predictable, yet enjoyable

‘The Perfect Date’ predictable, yet enjoyable

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


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The conversion from cable networks like DirecTv and WOW! to streaming platforms like Hulu has caused a major change in the consumption and competition of media. The saturation of media apps has caused the streaming giant, Netflix, to flood its users with new content to keep its users satisfied. This ...

Looking back on ‘Avengers’ franchise before ‘Endgame’

Looking back on ‘Avengers’ franchise before ‘Endgame’

Rhonda Wheeler, Community Engagement Manager

April 9, 2019


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The Avengers is a popular franchise and has amazing movies. Each one represents each hero as a real person, making mistakes that normal people would, but ones we don’t expect heroes to make. “Avengers: Endgame” comes out on the April 26, and soon enough fans will finally get answers to what...

‘The Order’ satirical, with cult themes

‘The Order’ satirical, with cult themes

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


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Who doesn’t associate cults with college? If you don’t, then you’re going to get a new outlook in the new Netflix original series “The Order.” Now, I’m not pointing fingers at certain colleges that may or may not have cults…. but Belgrave University definitely fulfills the qualifications. ...

Disney’s ‘Dumbo’ flies in with new version, powerful message

Disney’s ‘Dumbo’ flies in with new version, powerful message

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019


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A live action remake of Disney’s animated film “Dumbo” was released Friday. The director of this remake is the widely renowned Tim Burton, who is known for films like “A Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Big Fish.” The cast mixes with both new and seasoned actors that bring the atmosphere...

Dueling documentaries uncover music festival deception, fraud

Dueling documentaries uncover music festival deception, fraud

Riley Guerzini and Megan Thorne

April 2, 2019


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Fyre musical festival may have been a disaster, but the documentaries were far from it. Netflix and Hulu both spotlighted the festival’s debacle in different but still significant ways. The competing streaming services uncovered the untold stories of the marketers, festival-goers and contractors wh...

‘The Dude in Me’ needs more depth, pizzazz

‘The Dude in Me’ needs more depth, pizzazz

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


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It might seem inconvenient when you switch bodies with someone completely different than you, but for Dong-Hyun, a chubby high school student, and Pan-Soo, a member of a criminal organization, switching bodies was exactly what they needed. “The Dude in Me” is a Korean movie that was recently release...

Comedic spin on fairy tales in ‘Cursed Princess Club’

Comedic spin on fairy tales in ‘Cursed Princess Club’

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

March 26, 2019


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Why do princesses always have to be drop-dead gorgeous? Why can’t there be normal looking princesses? Or better yet . . . a princess who may not be so fair and perfect? “Cursed Princess Club” created by webtoon artist LambCat turns the tables on typical fairy tale tropes. Instead of depicting a ...

‘The Cruel Prince’ wicked, enchanting

‘The Cruel Prince’ wicked, enchanting

Darrian Breedlove and Alyssa Osborn

March 19, 2019


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Princes are usually dreamy and chivalrous, right? Aren’t faeries docile and friendly creatures? These stereotypes are all wrong, at least in Holly Black’s novel “The Cruel Prince,” the first in “The Folk of the Air” series, where readers can’t trust anyone. Holly Black’s world of faeries is very wel...

Sam Cooke documentary recaps life, accomplishments of activist

Sam Cooke documentary recaps life, accomplishments of activist

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019


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“The Two Killings of Sam Cooke” chronicles the life of the singer, writer and political activist who used his platform as a crossover artist to create change. The title refers to his physical death and the loss of his legacy as a civil rights activist. Cooke is also known as the father of So...

‘Bru Burger Bar’ displays classic American food, dining

‘Bru Burger Bar’ displays classic American food, dining

Kendall Sedam, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019


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This past weekend, I ate at a local restaurant in Evansville. It’s called the “Bru Burger Bar.” This restaurant offers dozens of burger, salad and beer options. There are even vegan and vegetarian options. According to the “Bru Burger Bar” website, “Our goal is to bring you great burger...

‘Grown-ish’ giving voice to new generation

‘Grown-ish’ giving voice to new generation

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019


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The occasions of a television spinoff being as successful as the parent program is very rare. Example of spinoffs that have failed majorly includes “Joey,” “Sam & Cat,” and “Big Brothers: UK.” Yet, one program has managed to become more successful than its predecessor. “Grown-i...

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