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Opinion

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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IUPUI

IUPUI in search of mascot for IU Indianapolis

IUPUI will be no more once the 2024 fall semester hits. IU and Purdue will be splitting from the campus which IU owns. This was first announced on Aug. 12, 2022, by IU president Pamela Whitten and Purdue president Mitch Daniels after a 9-0 unanimous vote was delivered in Bloomington. This will cause ...


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Politics

Kirk Cameron draws crowd to Indianapolis Public Library

On Dec. 29, actor and author Kirk Cameron drew a large crowd to the Indianapolis Public Library for a reading of his latest book, "As You Grow." Cameron is well-known for his conservative views, and elicited some controversy over a public disagreement with the library over the booking and handling of the event. Despite the event being for primarily for children, several political activists attended in hopes of speaking to the actor. 


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Reviews

Review of 'Wednesday'

If you are a fan of the spooky and the peculiar, then you are probably familiar with the Addams family. What started in the 1930s as a comic series has led to the production of games, films and television programs, with the Netflix series 'Wednesday', released Nov. 23, as its newest addition.  This series explores Wednesday Addams as a student at Nevermore Academy, a private school for “outcasts” in small town Jericho. There, she makes friends and enemies while unraveling the mystery behind the murders happening in Jericho by uncovering deadly secrets and digging up the past.


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Reviews

Review: Taylor Swift's "Midnights"

Returning to her pop sound with long-time collaborator Jack Antonoff, Taylor Swift released her 10th studio album, “Midnights”, on Oct. 21, 2022. “Midnights” is a culmination of some of the best parts of Swift and Antonoff’s projects over the years. After two re-recorded albums and nine previous studio albums, “Midnights” marks Swift’s most successful era yet. Sixteen years into her career, Swift has more than earned the right to pen “Ask me why so many fade, but I’m still here.”


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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

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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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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Local

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

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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