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As criticism and memes about a show go viral, more people choose to watch it so they can add to the storm of hatred.

About the Buzz: How the Era of Hate-Watching is Influencing Media

Jae Jepsen, Copy editor January 30, 2023

The days of consuming quality media for enjoyment are long past, and a new age of entertainment is upon us: the hate-watch. What does it mean to hate-watch something? To put it simply, hate-watching...

Getting a hold of tickets leaves many fans stressed and overwhelmed during elongated registration and purchasing processes.

Zach Bryan Fights Corrupt Ticket Sales

Caroline Corcoran, Multimedia manager January 30, 2023

At concerts, live music enhances bonds between artists and fans, who are otherwise limited to listening to their favorite songs on streaming platforms, or the radio. However, this special bond comes at...

Swift’s influence is well-established with most individuals owning an item related to her.

Taylor Swift’s Billionaire Status Highlights Ethical Issues

Sumika Thapa, Feature editor January 25, 2023

Capturing the hearts of millions, Taylor Swift catapulted to fame in 2006 with the release of her self-titled debut album “Taylor Swift.” Throughout the last sixteen years, Swift has made the world...

Promotional poster for My Policeman, on Prime Video. Photo credit to Amazon Studios.

REVIEW: “My Policeman”

Luci Patel, Innovation Manager January 11, 2023

The highly anticipated film, “My Policeman,” had a theatrical release on Oct. 21, 2022, and a digital release on Amazon Prime on Nov. 4, 2022. This heart-wrenching melodrama follows the love triangle...

Senior Nikhil Ramaraju is captured in the moment as he replicates his favorite scene from Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022).

REVIEW: “puss in boots: the last wish” sets the standard for animated film

Pranav Suresh, Arts & Entertainment Editor January 11, 2023

“Oh, not another Puss in Boots movie,” many probably said with rolled eyes when they saw this in the box office showings, and if these individuals saw any of the older versions, their opinions might...

“Bones and All was released in the United States on Nov. 18, a little more than 2 months after its premiere at the Venice International Film Festival on Sept. 2. Promotional photo courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Productions.

REVIEW: “Bones and All”

Rupika Jai Ganesh, Feature Editor January 10, 2023

Attractive leads, romance and cannibalism. Luca Guadagnino’s “Bones and All” has it all.  “Bones and All” (2022) is a romantic horror movie set in the 1980s that tells the story of Maren,...

The Game Awards 2022 has concluded. Here are some of the most important takeaways from the program.

The Game Awards 2022: What went down

Daniel Marshall, Multimedia Manager January 10, 2023

The Game Awards is an annual event that brings gaming communities together to honor games which stand as icons of their genre. Vast improvements in technology for players and developers made 2022 an exceptional...

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood will be remembered for bringing new wave fashions into the mainstream.

‘The Godmother of Punk’ will live on: Vivienne Westwood’s legacy

Shobini Iyer, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 10, 2023

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood subverted traditional British fashion conventions, built a global empire and practically invented nonconformity.  Known as the 'Godmother of Punk,' Westwood helped bring...

Jackson Pollocks piece, Mural showcases abstract expressionism and is currently displayed at the Stanley Museum of Art in Iowa City.

Stanley Museum of Art reopens

Luci Patel, Innovation Manager January 9, 2023

On Aug. 26, the highly anticipated reopening of the Stanley Museum of Art took place. The Stanley Museum of Art is located in Iowa City at the University of Iowa. It was first established in 1969 after...

Selena Gomez has released a heartwrenching documentary about her life journey and struggles with mental health. She also dropped a single with the same title as the film.

Selena Gomez documentary: “My Mind and Me”

Katy Babcock, Copy Editor January 8, 2023

Selena Gomez's childhood was unconventional by most standards. She started working at the age of nine when she was cast in Barney and Friends. In the following years, she maintained a steady acting career....

The Menu offers a delightful dish with the acting of Anya Taylor-Joy and Ralph Fiennes.

REVIEW: “The Menu” serves a delicious black comedy satire thriller

Kushi Maridu, Co-editor-in-chief January 6, 2023

Addressing over-analytical foodies, over-analyzing critics and the filthy rich, “The Menu” pulls off a delightful dish with bold flavors of suspense and black comedy. The movie follows celebrity...

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are available exclusively on Nintendo Switch. Many players attest that the Nintendo Switch’s power limitations are the primary reason for the entry’s lackluster performance.

REVIEW: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet “Venoshock” fans with a “U-Turn” in the series’ direction

Tommy Glennon, Copy Editor January 3, 2023

Pokémon is the single largest multimedia franchise to date. The global phenomenon, which originated in 1999, has long been revered as the quintessential role-playing game in video game history and one...

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