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Reviews

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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Reviews

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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Culture

The History of Christmas

When was the first Christmas as we know it celebrated? When did we first start watching Christmas movies and specials, listening to Christmas songs, putting up Christmas trees, sending Christmas cards, and waiting for Santa to bring us presents? And what do those who celebrate Christmas as a religious ...


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Culture

IUPUI Students Celebrate Hanukkah

“Hanukkah is a time for me to be with family and friends and loved ones and celebrate our heritage and our traditions,” IUPUI student Belinda Oberman said. Oberman was among the Jewish students and faculty celebrating Hanukkah at the Campus Center this week. The Jewish Student Association informed ...


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Q&A with Author Kaylin Boyd

Behind the quaint but chaotic cafe Coat Yard Coffee, through the mini drag show and stand-up comedy show held out in a tent to hide from the rain, was Playground Productions. The studio housed a small flock of individuals ready for new author Kaylin Boyd’s to launch her first novel, “Tell City.” A ...


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Department Spotlight: PR and Outreach

Follow along The Campus Citizen PR and Outreach Coordinator, Casey Kenworthy, as he explains his role, the many opportunities his department provides, including advertising and graphic design! Follow The Campus Citizen: Twitter: @CampusCitizen Facebook: The Campus Citizen Instagram: @thecampuscitizen Check ...


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Local

Indy Musicians Give Back at Tonic Ball 2018

Local musicians are providing a special mix of music and community to raise money for a great cause. This Friday, the annual music extravaganza with a block-party atmosphere, Tonic Ball, will deliver once again. Tonic Ball is a night full of some of Indy’s favorite local bands covering songs by classic ...


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An Evening with the Square Cat Vinyl Family: Song-a-Thon

On Saturday, Nov. 10, Square Cat Vinyl hosted the second annual Song-a-Thon on Virginia Avenue. The evening chill in the air rushed patrons inside, but not before they could possibly buy a Cajun sausage and an order of barbecue macaroni and cheese that was “cheaper than snake oil,” as Square Cat ...


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Department Spotlight: Culture

  Follow along Culture Editor Lynzi Stringer as she explains what opportunities the department provides and shares advice for journalists who have an interest in her beat! Connect with The Campus Citizen: Twitter: @CampusCitizen Facebook: The Campus Citizen Instagram: The Campus Citizen For ...


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