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Peter Parker returning to school after he is outed as Spider-Man

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” gives new life to nostalgic characters

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor January 19, 2022

When asked the highlight of their winter break, those I asked didn’t respond with holiday celebrations or time off of school. For many, it was seeing “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” arguably the most...

Winter break was the perfect time to catch up on movies and shows from my watchlist. Theres plenty I dont regret streaming - and some I wish Id skipped.

Skip it or stream it: Break Binge edition

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor January 13, 2022

After a long and mentally taxing fall semester, I was more than ready to go home to my family and relax. For me, this meant indulging in hobbies I had no time for during the semester and catching up on...

A new year doesn’t mean we have to forget all of the great things we discovered in the past year. Ian Young, staff writer, lists his five favorite albums he discovered in 2021 that he thinks you should be in 2022.

Best listens to bring into the new year

Ian Young, Staff Writer January 12, 2022

Time spent indoors due to COVID-19 really exposed me to the deep rabbit hole of music. 2021 had some objectively amazing music, but I would like to take the time to appreciate my personal favorite albums...

In this skip it or stream it, staff writer Abby Sink shares which holiday movies she would skip and which ones she would stream.

Skip it or stream it: Holiday edition

Abby Sink, Staff Writer December 20, 2021

In my family, I’m the one who starts celebrating the holiday season as soon as November 1st hits. There’s something so magical about this time of year. The spirit that seems to exist within everyone...

Poster for the second season of the Netflix original “Tiger King.” The second season picks up where the first season left off by tying up the legal loose ends.

“Tiger King 2:” The return of Joe “not so” Exotic?

Tegan Ruhl, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

Everybody remembers “Tiger King” right? The Netflix series about gunslinging rednecks who owned hundreds of big cats and the events were actually real? Well, it’s back, but it’s not better than...

Ian Young, staff writer, picks his top 10 music albums of the year.

Best of 2021 Music

Ian Young, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

2021 was an excellent year for music. I feel that this was one of the rare years that every genre got a major release with some quality.  Out of all of this quality, I have chosen ten of my favorite...

Tegan Ruhl, staff writer, lists her favorite movies released in 2021.

Best of 2021 Movies

Tegan Ruhl, Staff Writer December 7, 2021

I would almost consider 2021 to be the year movies made a comeback. With the widespread closure of movie theaters due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, it seems movies decided to come back strong this...

Cover art for “The Secret History” by Donna Tartt. The 1992 novel follows a group of friends who are attempting to cover up their murder.

The Secret History: greek mythology, trust funds and first degree murder

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor December 3, 2021

There’s nothing like good, old-fashioned murder to bring your friend group closer together or tear it apart completely. At least, this seems to be the sentiment shared by the characters in Donna Tartt’s...

Abby Sink, a staff writer, holds her program for Anastasia at the Old National Events Plaza Nov. 11. Sink watched the live performance of Anastasia by the Broadway national tour.

“Anastasia” stuns at Evansville Old National Events Plaza

Abby Sink, Staff Writer December 2, 2021

The silence of the theater echoes as a man stands on stage left. Hope fills his eyes, but the somberness of his stature reveals his lack of confidence. To his right, a trio stands preparing to flee to...

Easton Crisp as Scrooge in USI’s “A Christmas Carol”. A Christmas Carol opened on November 18.

USI theater gives new life to holiday classic “A Christmas Carol”

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor November 30, 2021

The children were singing, the large audience was laughing, the lights were expressive, the sound was strategic, the costumes were eloquent and the Christmas spirit was evident. USI Theatre’s sold-out...

Reynolds, Johnson and Gadot pose for “Red Notice” promotional image. “Red Notice” is Netflix’s newest heist movie.

“Red Notice” is the action movie you don’t want to miss

Tegan Ruhl, Staff Writer November 22, 2021

Do you like heist movies? Do you like thrilling adventures filled with twists and turns? If so,“Red Notice” is the movie for you.  John Hartley (Dwayne Johnson) is an FBI agent who specializes...

Poster for Netflix original Love Hard. Love Hard is No. 3 on Netflixs Top 10 in the U.S. list as of Nov. 16, 2021.

“Love Hard” is a promising start to Netflix’s 2021 Christmas lineup

Tegan Ruhl, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Step aside Hallmark. Netflix has you beat this year for cheesy Christmas movies.  Netflix original “Love Hard,” released Nov. 5, 2021, kicks off 2021 Netflix Christmas movies. The romantic comedy...

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