Category: Opinion

Workers’ rights major theme at GDC 2019

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Writer @brendan_preface One of the more interesting developments to come out of Game Developers Conference 2019  (GDC) was a March 19 panel on the state of worker’s cooperatives and unionization in the games industry. The games industry, as a whole, is particularly notorious for having rather lax views on the state

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The most insane show on television is coming to Netflix

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By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Columnist I am an anime fan. That’s pretty inescapable for me at this point, and there’s nothing left for me to do but come to terms with that. Even with anime steadily becoming more mainstream as time goes on, it’s still pretty niche overall, so I get that interest in me

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Who is Captain Marvel?

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Columnist WARNING: The following column may or may not contain spoilers for the upcoming Captain Marvel (2019). I say “may or may not” because… this is a weird one. The end of 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War” gave a critical teaser for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe going forward. In

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Activision Blizzard fires 80​0 because business was good

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Columnist I love video games. However, I do not love the video game industry. Once you get past the phenomenal triumphs of art and leisure that the world’s largest media industry can produce, you’ll find an industry filled with greed-fueled decisions, corporate cruelty and what can be only described as an

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We Asked You: Mayor Pete’s presidential aspirations

By: TANNIA JOHNSON Staff Writer With the launch of his presidential exploratory committee, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend has announced his plan to run for United States President in 2020. At the State of the Union Watch Party hosted by the American Democracy Project of IU South Bend on Feb. 5, IU South Bend

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If “Monster Hunter” is bad, I will eat this article in sadness

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Writer Fun fact about me: I love video games. I’ve been playing games for as long as I can remember, and the medium has always been a vital part of my life. So naturally when I heard on Friday that my favorite series “Monster Hunter” was receiving a film adaptation set

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Macadoo’s: The best bang for your buck in Michiana

Taylor Waldron Staff Writer, Food Columnist @taylor_sumiko Living in Michiana means that we’re surrounded by amazing local restaurants and more often than not, their high prices can push college students away. It’s easy to settle for fast food and frozen meals when they’re more affordable than local fare. Here, we’ll uncover the hidden restaurant gems

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The real horror in ‘Birdbox’

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By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Columnist I have nothing against Netflix. The convenience of services like the streaming giant are the main reason I no longer have cable TV, and I almost always have Netflix on somewhere in my home.  I say this because I want it to be known that I have no grudge against Netflix

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