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Ranking (Almost) All the Barbie Movies: Fairy Movies Edition

 With Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie,” starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling coming out this summer, we, Abby Godsen (copy editor and reporter) and Jackie Bozinovski (reporter and Abby’s roommate), decided it would be a great idea to rewatch and rank (almost) all of the Barbie movies to date in celebration.  This second installment features the fairy movies of the Barbie franchise. 

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Ranking (Almost) All the Barbie Movies: Princess Movies Edition

  With Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie,” starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling coming out this summer, we, Abby Godsen (copy editor and reporter) and Jackie Bozinovski (reporter and Abby’s roommate) decided it would be a great idea to rewatch and rank (almost) all of the Barbie movies to date in celebration.  This first installment features the princess movies of the Barbie franchise.

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Remembering the Holocaust Through Eva Kor

Antisemitism, or Jewish hatred, can be traced back to the third century. This racial hostility toward the Jewish community has been a consistent theme throughout history, and perhaps the largest and most well-known antisemitic period is the Holocaust.  The Indiana Historical Society museum in Indianapolis is bringing awareness and remembrance towards the recent revival of Jewish hatred with their new exhibit, “Eva Kor from Auschwitz to Indiana.” Eva Kor, Auschwitz survivor and Jewish activist, voices her experiences in the concentration camps and how these persecutions forever changed her life.

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Islam in Indianapolis

Over the past month, Muslims around the world were unified through fasting from sunrise to sunset. Fasting is one the five pillars, or tenets, of Islam, alongside having faith in one God, praying five times a day, giving charity, and making the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia (if one is physically, mentally and financially able to). There are many Hoosiers who participate in Ramadan. According to Indiana Historical Society Press, Muslim sects have established themselves in Indianapolis as early as 1926. Today, a culturally diverse Muslim population calls Indianapolis home. At IUPUI, the Muslim Student Association (MSA), Pakistani Student Association (PSA), Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA) and IUPUI International Club have all hosted iftars— meals consumed when breaking the fast, traditionally starting with a date or water and in a group setting— over the past month.

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Veganism in Indianapolis

Acclimating to a new environment at IUPUI, many vegan students, or students interested in trying vegan food, may wonder how Indianapolis fares in terms of vegan cuisine. Considering Indiana’s reputation for traditional Midwestern dishes and a plethora of food deserts in and around Indianapolis, students may be surprised to learn that farmers market vendors, small business owners, local organizations and established restaurant owners have been working to increase the vegan options in Indianapolis for over a decade. One example is Soulshine Vegan Café, which is one of the only vegan breakfast spots in Indianapolis. Located in Broad Ripple, a 20 minute drive from IUPUI’s campus, Soulshine provides a welcoming space to relax, study and enjoy a variety of vegan menu items, with its mission of making veganism more accessible.

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Behind the Curtain: A Look at Indiana's Lesser Known Tradition

Show choir is an integral part of the Indianapolis cultural scene. Throughout the calendar year, thousands of people cram into venues across the metro area to see some of the most prestigious groups in the nation present shows that rival Broadway productions and inspire a whole new generation of performers. The most impactful facet of show choir is its effect on inspiring the next generation of performers to carry on its legacy of entertainment as well as embrace the same friendly yet competitive spirit that makes the performing art so distinctive.

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OPINION: The Trivialization of Violence Has to End

On Mar. 27, a mass shooting occurred at the Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee. The private Christian academy is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), an evangelical Protestant denomination. It's tempting to make it solely political, and forgot about the ones who died, but we are called to do more.

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Discussing Issues of the Past and Present with A'Lelia Bundles

A'Lelia Bundles, successful journalist, NBC producer and great-great granddaughter of Madam C.J. Walker was born in Chicago, but Bundles grew up in Indianapolis and its culture. She wants Indianapolis residents to know how the once vibrant Black neighborhood on Indiana Avenue was destroyed in pursuit of so-called progress. 

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AAPI Media Representation Over the Years

The abbreviation AAPI, an acronym for the term “Asian American and Pacific Islander,” has been making its way towards the global stage in familiarity among audiences. As a minority group in the U.S., the AAPI community has been struggling to establish a solid and fair place within American society for decades since ancestral arrival in the mid 1800s—the media industry has not been an exception.

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OPINION: Five Great Films For Black History

With a new month, it is important to remember that Black History Month can be celebrated all year long by sharing stories expressed through the point of view of Black Americans, and the experiences that they have had throughout the years. Below are five great films that those who wish to learn about, and in turn celebrate, Black History can watch.

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A Trip to the Eiteljorg Museum

Located within walking distance from IUPUI is the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. It is one of the major art museums located in Indianapolis and is home to paintings, sculptures, clothing and more.The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to reward IUPUI students who are looking to enrich themselves in cultures different from their own by giving them an opportunity to do so for free.

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Stress Relief Session at the Indianapolis Nine Lives Cat Café

Researchers have found that animal connection helps relieve stress; the Nine Lives Cat Café assists in this manner. The café is located ten minutes from campus in the Fountain Square area. The cat café has seen over 1,500 adoptions, and there is no shortage of stories ending with a happy ever after for cats that are worth sharing.  


Top 5 Best, 5 Worst Valentine’s Date Movies

Coming up next week is what is considered to be one of the most romantic days of the year, Valentine’s Day. The Campus Citizen has decided to put together a selection of romance films that one should or should not watch on the upcoming holiday. On a general consensus among audiences, these films are considered universally praised as romances that are worth watching, while the other films on this list could be considered universally distressing to watch with your significant other.  


OPINION: The Impact of Gender Stereotypes on Hollywood

Gender stereotypes that perpetuate sexism are more prevalent in the media than most people realize. Most of these toxic stereotypes have been formed from the Hays code, which was a self-imposed censorship to accommodate governmental preferences in Hollywood between the late 1930s to the late 1960s. Through understanding and accepting past mistakes, it can make for not just a more diverse, but more effective form of cooperation now, and in the future. 

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