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Opinion: Five Palestinian poets for National Poetry Month

 Now that we’ve entered the seventh month of Israel’s attack on Gaza, I completely understand the people who say it’s pointless to read and enjoy poetry. While it is certainly not a replacement for attending protests, emailing representatives and donating to relief organizations, I believe that poetry has the incredible capacity to criticize and dismantle oppressive structures and ideologies. Poems serve as a rallying cry; they give voices to the voiceless and allow people to empathize with those who have different experiences from theirs. 

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Inaugural book crawl comes to Indianapolis

You’ve heard of a bar crawl, but have you heard of a book crawl? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like (with presumably less alcohol). A book crawl involves visiting several independent bookstores as a way to support local businesses, connect with fellow book lovers and win prizes or rewards. 

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The "invisible orientation": Ace identity, culture and misconceptions

International Asexuality Day took place April 6, and for all asexuals (aces), it’s a day to celebrate ourselves, our experience and the community as a whole. As an asexual myself, I’ve read a plethora of asexual content that gave answers to all my questions and a voice to affirm that my identity is valid and my experience matters. As such, I’ve decided to clear up three common misconceptions about the asexual community and shed some light on the invisible orientation. 

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Knox performs at Indy’s HI-FI with opener maryjo

On Feb. 8 in Downtown Indianapolis, the neon lights of the HI-FI’s marquee lit up the faces of excited fans as they stood in line mingling with each other.   Fans lined the block outside the venue in uncharacteristically warm February weather to see Ohio native, up-and-coming indie artist Knox, and opener maryjo, on his “I’m So Good at Being Alone” tour. 


The impact of beauty pageants on women's development

Beauty pageants serve as a platform where contestants can display not just their physical beauty, but also their intelligence, talent and charisma. Some people believe that pageants solely encourage physical beauty and repress an individual’s intelligence and charisma. Emily Eshbach, a junior at IUPUI, ...


The 2023 Fat Bear Week champion

Fat Bear Week is an annual celebration that takes place in Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska and runs from Oct. 4 to Oct. 10. The event is a fun and unique way to acknowledge and appreciate the survival of brown bears in this wild and pristine environment. Fat Bear Week centers around the idea ...


"Bottoms" is the absurd teen comedy the world needs

Described as a “queer Fight Club,” “Bottoms” is the latest from director Emma Seligman, who exploded onto the scene in 2020 with indie film “Shiva Baby.” Here, Rachel Sennott, who plays PJ and co-wrote the movie with Seligman, and Ayo Edebiri, who plays Josie, are two high school friends who end up starting an all-girls fight club in an attempt to lose their virginities to popular cheerleaders Isabel (Havana Rose Liu) and Brittany (Kaia Gerber) under the guise of defense against the guys at the school. 

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Easy. Fun. Creative: College fall dessert recipes

The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting cooler, and winter is right around the corner. This is the time of year when we all begin craving the sights, smells and sounds of nostalgic homemade dessert creations. The Campus Citizen is here for students with simple, fast and satisfying dessert recipe ideas.  

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