Culture


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Local

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 2022

Despite the rainy weather, around 15,000 participants competed in the 5k, half marathon, marathon, and wheelchair races on November 5. Multiple athletes who competed in the Olympic trials, along with Luis Orta, who placed second in the marathon and competed in the 2016 Olympics. Jacob Heslington was the male marathon winner with a time of 2:18:56. Jennifer Pope was the female marathon winner with a time of 2:37:22. Tom Anderson won the male half marathon with a time of 1:03:34. Lauren Hurley beat the women's half marathon race record with a time of 1:09:49. The previous record was set by Molly Grabill last year at 1:10:43. 


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Culture

Selfie WRLD location brought to Indianapolis

In January 2022, a new “Instagrammable” location, the selfie museum, opened up on the northwest side of Indianapolis. Opened by owner Nina Koehler, a former local news anchor at WISH-TV, the site has multitudes of interactive room installations. 


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Local

The Hunt for Vintage: Not Just a Trend

The importance of sustainable shopping and the mantra of reduce, reuse and recycle have been emphasized to the general public for years. Environmental movements have identified many issues associated with fast fashion and the mass production industry. For college students especially, finding affordable and sustainable items, and finding places to donate used or upcycled items, can often be a struggle. Consignment and second-hand stores offer one work-around to this dilemma. Indy’s very own Retro Metro is the epitome of such a concept.


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Reviews

Restaurant Review: Isuka Hibachi Express and Sushi

Isuka Hibachi Express and Sushi, located on 32 E 16th St in Indianapolis, opened in January of this year. This restaurant, owned by Helmi Khosyi and family, serves good food to the community of Indianapolis, at a good price.  For people who have never tried hibachi style food, Isuka Hibachi Express and Sushi is a great place to try.  


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Film

Review of ‘Paranormal Activity’: Fear of the Mundane

Everyone, at some point in their lives, has heard a loud noise in the middle of the night, and in turn, experienced the subsequent rush of fear that accompanies the uncertainty of what may be around the corner. The manipulation of this feeling is what led to the 2009 film ‘Paranormal Activity’, which inspired a slew of sequels and a new horror film franchise that decade. ‘Paranormal Activity’ capitalizes this dynamic of the very real feeling of paranoia and lack of control that one gets in the middle of the night when darkness is all one can see, through the use of subtlety and simplicity. 


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Local

Five Things To Do in Indy’s Irvington Historic District

From antique stores to restaurants, Irvington has much to offer college students looking for something to do on the weekend. Irvington is a protected historic district east of downtown Indianapolis, just a short drive from campus. It is best known for the Irvington Halloween Festival originally established in 1927, for being Butler University’s original location in the late 1800s/early 1900s and being home to the creator of Raggedy Ann.


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Local

An Addict's Guide to Coffee: Bovaconti Coffee

Welcome to the third review of my series: An Addict’s Guide to Coffee! Quills Coffee and Hitherto Coffee and Gaming Parlor have previously been reviewed.Sunday is always a weird day for me. On some Sundays, I am overwhelmed with homework. On other Sundays, I am deeply entrenched in the NFL slate, ...


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Culture

Halloween: Two Years Post the Start of a Global Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a number of changes, including the original essence of national holidays. Halloween, as most people know it, first began as the Celtic festival of Samhain. During the festival, bonfires were lit, and townspeople wore costumes to deter ghosts. Today, Halloween is heavily celebrated in the United States. However, effects from the pandemic have caused a change in the holidays regularity.


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An Addict's Guide To Coffee: Quills Coffee

My name is Zachary Barnett, and I love coffee, specifically espresso beverages. I have my usual coffee shop: whichever Starbucks is near me. However, I want to spice up my coffee-tasting life by visiting every local coffee shop in Indianapolis. I want to gauge how each coffee shop makes the same beverage ...


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Music

Classical Guitarists Perform in Indianapolis: A Review

On Thursday, the Indianapolis Society of the Classical Guitar held their first concert of the 2022-2023 series in the Informatics and Communications Technology Complex at IUPUI, featuring professional classical guitarists from around the state. Their next concert will be on October 13th and will feature the winner of the prestigious 2021 Guitar Foundation of America International Competition.


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Culture

Stephen Breyer leaves the Supreme Court

President Joe Biden made an announcement on Jan. 27 that Justice Steven Breyer will step down from the Supreme Court at the end of the term. Biden was the Senate Judiciary Chair during Breyer’s confirmation hearing. During the 2020 election campaign, Biden said he would nominate a black woman onto ...


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Local

Jingle Rails: Indy’s Favorite Holiday Family Tradition

“The Fifth Third Bank Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure” is back for it’s 12th year at The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. The display showcases landmarks throughout the American West while also paying homage to the city of Indianapolis.  The massive and whimsical ...


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Film

Malignant: Parasitic and Mindless

Every fall season, there is another horror movie released that gets promoted as being the eerie film of the year; this year it was Malignant. The promotion of the movie revealed it as a psychological thriller that would leave the audience in a Halloween frenzy. James Wan, the director, has been known ...


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Local

Alice in Groceryland

Inside the Needler’s Fresh Market on N. New Jersey St. downtown Indy shoppers picked and scanned their Thursday evening provisions. Outside an October cold front was descending upon the adjacent courtyard, sounding an early winter warning as a band of culture-minded individuals assembled their projector, ...


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