March 26, 2020

If you were to take a minute to look up “movies about the 2008 recession”, the search results will probably seem typical for the subject; documentaries or “based on a true story” fiction films about the Wall Street bigwigs that lead to the financial catastrophe. Few fi...

November 14, 2019

Back in the winter of 2017, pancreas-related surgery complications left me reliant on IV-fluids, unable to eat real food of any kind for 7 weeks straight. One year ago, I wrote a personal essay about that experience and how it changed my relationship to food. Since the...

November 14, 2019

In 2007’s Lars and the Real Girl, the titular Lars (Ryan Gosling), asks his brother Gus (Paul Schneider) when his brother knew he was a man. Gus can’t exactly figure out an answer, having trouble recalling a moment when he realized he was no longer a child. Lars asks i...

October 25, 2019

This past September marked the 10 year anniversary of Jennifer’s Body, a comedy horror film directed by Karyn Kusama and written by Diablo Cody. The film focuses on a teenage girl turned succubus who begins to kill off her male classmates. A fire that burns down a bar...

October 23, 2019

Interviewee: Malick Mercier (Sophomore Journalism Major)

Journalism is a stressful, fast-paced field that is mentally, physically, and emotionally demanding. To some, these stressors pay off when the truth is revealed, culprits are caught, and the “greater good” prevail...

October 12, 2019

In terms of pop culture, we live in the age of superheroes; they control the conversations surrounding nearly any and all forms of media, whether we find them in video games, television shows, or the newest medium for them, film. Superhero films have existed for decade...

As the year comes to a close, final projects start to pile up, job applications are being sent left and right and sleep is… well, nonexistent. As college students we often forget that we have limits to our capabilities — mentally, emotionally and physically. We have to...

April 20, 2019

 Illustration by Nicki Diacik

Beating the Elite Four and becoming a Pokemon League Champion for the first time. Witnessing the end of The Last of Us. Performing that-one-combo-that-you-can-never-pull-off to win the game. Actually getting a W with a bunch of randoms in c...

April 9, 2019

 Illustrations by Bridget Bright

I stand in my bathroom hidden inside the fog-like steam. Droplets of water drip down my back and my thighs. My hair clings to my neck and my shoulders.

I stare at the hazy reflection where the only detail I can make out is the shape of my...

April 4, 2019

Illustration by Nicki Diacik

It’s hard to think about “This day and age” without being bombarded with bad news. Even I’ve never considered myself a particularly optimistic person and I often have trouble appreciating the present for what it is. That said, when The Aveng...

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