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No Laughing Matter: Joker Review

Horrifically beautiful, unimaginably uncomfortable, and all too real. These are just some phrases that come to mind when I think about my viewing experience for “Joker”, directed by Todd Phillips.  This movie is like nothing I have ever seen before from a comic book franchise. It truly sheds off ...


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Music

Kanye has Finally Let Me Down

“Dark Knight feelin', die and be a hero Or live long enough to see yourself become a villain” -Jay-Z, ‘So Appalled’ On his spectacular debut album “The College Dropout”, Kanye West came out with a song titled “Never Let Me Down.” The gist of the song is that, despite whatever trials ...


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Music

The Jonas Brothers Throw Indianapolis Crowd Back to Childhood 

For the first time since 2013, the Jonas Brothers made an appearance in Indianapolis on their Happiness Begins Tour. Inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse felt as if time hadn’t moved since then. The predominantly female audience, varying from all ages, were decked out head to toe in Jonas Brothers merch ...


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Beloved 24-hour Diner Peppy’s Reopens

When most of us think of Fountain Square, Peppy’s Grill is surely one of the first places that come to mind. It has been a Fountain Square staple since 1949 for cheap, late-night delights. In 2018, Peppy’s began to struggle due to health code violations and aging facilities. When it closed last ...


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Artist Spotlight: Elaina Nichols

Elaina Nichols is an exceptionally talented and creative artist here at IUPUI. This semester will mark the completion of her second year of classes working towards a degree in drawing and illustration at the Herron School of Art and Design. She defines being an illustrator as somebody having an idea ...


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Film Review: "Avengers: Endgame" (NO SPOILERS)

Back in 2008, Marvel released both “IronMan” and “The Incredible Hulk”-- not knowing how much of an impact the movies would leave 11 years later. There are plenty of people out there who just see this as a film, but there are those who see the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a part of their life. ...


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Culture

Indy Artist Spotlight: Nathan Brown

Nathan Brown and Arturo Martinez, both sophomore filmmakers studying media arts and sciences at IUPUI, have recently started a documentary series titled Indy Artist Spotlight. This documentary series takes a look at different artists coming out of Indianapolis and shines a spotlight on them and their ...


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Festival Highlighting Women and LGBTQ+ In Indianapolis

“That’s What She Said” is a new monthly event, as well as summer music festival, being hosted at Square Cat Vinyl in Fountain Square. These events focus on showcasing the talented women in the community, educating women of all demographics and empowering the women of Indianapolis to have a voice ...


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Film Review: Pet Sematary

Warning: this review contains spoilers. If the 1920’s were the Golden Age of Hollywood, we are currently living through the Rusted Age of Hollywood. Unnecessary reboots, lazy rewrites of classics and painful to watch rehashings of the same old storylines has made going to the movies seemingly pointless ...


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Film Review: Shazam!

DC is hopping on superhero comedy train, and it’s heading to the “wizard” himself, Shazam!. We all know what DC is trying to do here, but let’s put down the comparison to Marvel for a second and think about it. With their two most prized characters out of the ring, DC is left with little to ...


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Culture

Annual Indy Random Band Challenge Recap

For the fourth year in a row, Fourth Sunday Music Co., Square Cat Vinyl, Virginia Avenue Music Fest and HI-FI Indy presented the Annual Indy Random Band Challenge. As the name suggests, the challenge is just that - random. Musicians sign up online and indicate what instruments they play. Every January, ...


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Review: The Price of Progress

“The Price of Progress: The IUPUI/Indiana Avenue Story” play existed for the explicit purpose of starting a dialogue about the relationship IUPUI has with the history of the neighborhood it displaced. Part of the 50 year anniversary, this play prompted interesting questions as to how the university ...


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Film Review: Dumbo Returns as Disney's Latest Live Action Flick

Dumbo has flown in as one of many live action Disney films that are set to come out this year, and Disney spared no expense. There are many who expected the movie to be just like the original, but surprisingly, there is a lot more human interaction than in the 1941 version. There are still many, many ...


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Culture

A Superhero for the Next Generation: "Captain Marvel" Review

Warning: there are spoilers within this review. Captain Marvel has been anticipated ever since it was announced. With countless theories on the internet to almost just as many leaks, we can finally see how Captain Marvel debuts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With this movie being one of the most ...


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Music

Album Review: "Wasteland, Baby!"

As the old Elvis Costello quip goes, “You have 20 years to write your first album and six months to write your second.” This rush to get new music out often results in a second album that lacks the depth and musicianship of the first. While there was a five year gap between Hozier’s debut album ...


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Culture

International Peer Mentoring Program Helps Students Acclimate

After 30 years, IUPUI’s Office of International Affairs has not slowed down. To help new students, the OIA runs the International Peer Mentoring Program (IPMP). Mentors guide students in their first years through both typical student concerns and the social complexities of being a young person abroad. ...


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Culture

Poverty Simulation Aims to Open Eyes

It is hard for many to imagine the true struggles of life below the poverty line because we are so conditioned to our ways of life and having the basic needs of living at our fingertips. Poverty is a harsh reality for millions of people throughout the U.S. as well as people that we see and interact ...


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Opinion

An Unlikely Christmas Classic

Around the holidays, there are a lot of things up for debate. At what age do you tell kids the truth about Santa Claus?What’s the best way to discreetly throw away that fruitcake Aunt Helen brought to the party? How much wine is too much wine to drink in front of grandma? But perhaps the most heated ...


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