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Meme culture keeping Jeffrey Epstein story alive

Meme culture keeping Jeffrey Epstein story alive

November 13, 2019

You have most likely seen the “Epstein didn't kill himself” posts and memes pop up on your social media feed, and just as it seems they might be dying...

10.14 Letter from the Editor

Caleigh Sowder, Editor-in-Chief

October 14, 2019

As this week begins, I want you to know that we are still working hard to obtain an update about the aggravated robbery that occurred late last Monday, Oct. 7, on the hike and bike trail that runs behind campus. We have filed an open records request, have reached out to UPD several times for a statement, and are in the process with speaking to other campus officials.  I...

Caught in the crossfire: Recent mass shootings lead to in-party fighting for Republicans

Caught in the crossfire: Recent mass shootings lead to in-party fighting for Republicans

September 25, 2019

“Take the guns first, go through due process 2nd,” said President Donald Trump back in 2018 during a meeting with bipartisan lawmakers. This was in...

People raise eyebrows at billionaires donating to Notre Dame

People raise eyebrows at billionaires donating to Notre Dame

April 22, 2019

On April 15, 2019, an accidental fire by reconstructionists burned across the Notre Dame Cathedral. Millions of people all over the world reached out ...

Student debt raises some concerns

Student debt raises some concerns

March 7, 2019

Here we are in the spring semester of 2019, and some of us have to take out student loans just to attend our classes. According to Student Loan Hero, “Among ...

Izzy: a mascot appropriating cultures since 2004

Izzy: a mascot appropriating cultures since 2004

February 25, 2019

The first time I saw Izzy the Islander in his infamous glory was during a basketball game. He skipped around the basketball court, high-fiving people and...

Netflix price increase receives mixed reception

Netflix price increase receives mixed reception

February 15, 2019

Netflix prices increased by upwards of eighteen percent in the month of January. The standard plan that offers HD video and streaming from two devices ...

Consumer rights and the stagnating price of video games

Consumer rights and the stagnating price of video games

February 15, 2019

Gamers are  disgruntled over the state of the video game industry and the games that have been appearing on the market,  issues including microtransac...

Tax dollars are being wasted

Tax dollars are being wasted

February 1, 2019

With the Internal Revenue Service recently being closed due to the government shutdown, government spending is being called to the spotlight. For the f...

Gillette ad tackles toxic masculinity while making a profit

January 25, 2019

Gillette released an online-only ad that urges men to “do better” in society. The ad tries to tackle the hard conversation surrounding toxic masculinity a...

‘Person 5: Dancing in Starlight’ review

‘Person 5: Dancing in Starlight’ review

December 28, 2018

“Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight” is a spin-off of the sixth entry in the “Persona” RPG series published by Atlus. Released in America on Dec....

Things you didn’t know existed: a recap

Things you didn’t know existed: a recap

December 2, 2018

People are weird. Weird people make weird things. Weird people make weird things and then sell them to unsuspecting citizens in society. Welcome back...

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