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Opinion

Vinyl Confessions

On the eve of this weekend’s Record Store Day, where hundreds of thousands of music fans turn out to purchase hard to find and collectible vinyl, I’m reminded of how I got started on my own record collection and the records that mean the most to me. As I sit here typing this while listening to a ...


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Culture

Record Store Day at The Exchange

Vinyl collectors all over the world will join together this Saturday to celebrate their passion of music and records. According to the official Record Store Day website, “there are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica.” In Indiana, many local businesses that ...


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Irvington Prepares for Inaugural Brewery Festival

A small eastside community is getting people ready to experience an event for craft beer lovers of all types, from the pale ales lovers to the stout connoisseurs. The Irvington Community Council (ICC) is hosting its first Beastside Brewfest on Saturday, April 28 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Our Lady ...


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Comic Con Entertains the Circle City

Last weekend, over 40,000 people attended the 5th annual Indiana Comic Con at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, and they were not disappointed. “There was just so much to do,” Indiana Comic Con frequenter Casey Carson said. This year, Indiana Comic Con spanned over 400,000 square ...


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Movie Review: Tomb Raider

On March 16, the newest adaptation of the “Tomb Raider” story was released in theaters, and although the fast-paced action sequences were exciting to watch, the movie itself falls a little short of living up to the two video games published by Square Enix: the self titled reboot of the “Tomb Raider” ...


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Comic Con Comes to Indy

Comic book fans, pop-culture lovers and wearers of cosplay, rejoice! The Indianapolis Comic Con is back this weekend, March 30 through April 1, at the Indiana Convention Center, located at 100 S. Capitol Avenue. Last year, over 40,000 people attended the event. This year, Indiana Comic Con is expecting ...


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Local

Poetry on The Fringe Explores Body Image

Poetry on the Fringe brought a personal and thought-provoking look at body image through poetic, comedic and auteur performances on Sunday. The event, scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., featured an open mic for emerging artists, an original theatrical production and a poetry slam. It took place at the ...


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Reviews

Movie Review: A Wrinkle In Time

When the original source material is considered to be unfilmable, it’s easy to see that director Ava Duvernay was gambling big on her attempt at a film adaptation of the beloved novel. But was it worth the risk? Well, yes and no. But one thing is certain: It’s the thought that counts. Based on ...


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Oscar Predictions 2018

Looking back, 2017 presented maybe one of the most diverse arrays of great films within a single year. From summer blockbusters, to year-end Oscar bait, to even early offerings of horror, audiences were treated to a consistent stream of exciting, hilarious, moving and horrifying times at the theater. ...


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L.A. Guns at The Vogue

L.A. Guns came to The Vogue on February 28th, and blew away the audience with a mix of classic songs and newer ones that kept their audience enthralled and entertained throughout the night. The band wrapped up their Missing Peace world tour with a final stop at the Vogue and put a stamp on their reputation ...


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Culture

International Festival Celebrates Culture at IUPUI

As a public college in an urban setting, IUPUI has over 20,000 students, each with different diversities and cultures. According to the 2016 IUPUI diversity report, 10 percent of students are African American, 4 percent are Asian American, 6 percent are Hispanic or Latinx and 4 percent are international ...


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Black Panther Review

After nearly 10  years of film after film, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has finally introduced what may be its most impactful, progressive, insightful, and topical film in its entire slate in “Black Panther.” This is a superhero film that completely stands out of every other marvel film ...


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Indiana Art Fair’s B Skinner Shares Joy in Art

At the 15th Annual Indiana Art Fair, held Feb. 10-11, artists strove to capture life in their works. Some used organic components, such as ceramics with horse hair or pressed flowers. Silversmith and regional inlay artist Chuck Bruce even incorporated dinosaur bones into his pieces. “Not the ...


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Culture

Bringing Culture to IUPUI

Almost every Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., International Club, more commonly known as I-Club, hosts a Culture Hour in which international students from across the world deliver presentations about their home countries. I-Club offers Culture Hour as an initiative to allow all students who would ...


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Stories from the Indiana Art Fair

Two artists at the upcoming Indiana Art Fair shared how their work has brought meaning to their lives and the lives of others. The 15th Annual Indiana Art Fair will take place Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Indiana State Museum. Photographs, ...


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IUPUI Students React to Retiring the Indians Logo

On Jan. 29, 2018, the Cleveland Indians baseball team announced that beginning in the 2019 season, the controversial ‘Chief Wahoo’ logo would no longer be worn on the field by the players. They did, however, say the logo would still be sold on team apparel. While that isn’t the ideal situation ...


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ISO Performs Beethoven's "Pastoral"

On Jan. 27, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra performed two classical symphonies by two legendary composers. The first was Des Knaben Wunderhorn by Gustav Mahler, and the second was Beethoven’s 6th symphony, most commonly known as the “Pastoral.” The show started with a performance of Gustav ...

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