Category: Opinion

Inclusive games improve everyone’s experiences

By: Peter Miles Hamilton  Columnist March was Women’s History Month. March 31 was Transgender Day of Visibility, and April has brought in Autism Acceptance Month. As I consider this time of recognition, I cannot help but notice how poorly represented these groups are in the medium I love. Although the representation of women in gaming

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A Walk in the Woods: Love Creek County Park

By: John Griffee Columnist Huckleberry Road in Berrein County hosts the entry way to Love Creek County Park. Love Creek is a 200 acre natural area that offers six miles of winding trails, with paths for mountain biking and cross-country skiing. The entrance to Love Creek is easy to pass up on the first drive

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Tasty Tips with Tay: Air Fryer Fried Oreos

By: Taylor Waldron Co-Editor-in-Chief/Columnist  The past week has been stressful and filled with major assignments, exams and projects. I found myself uninspired in the kitchen and just going for whatever was quick and easy. When trying to think of what to make this week for Tasty Tips, I had a total mental block.  I didn’t

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A Walk in the Woods: Remnants of the Kankakee

By: John Griffee Staff Writer Long before South Bend’s establishment, there was a humble river that flowed through the area, influencing the course of history and the shaping of our environment: The Kankakee River. Though the Kankakee has lost most of its grandeur and size due to human intervention, the river still flows through the

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Game Emulation: Illegal? Not really.

By: PETER MILES HAMILTON Staff Columnist I would like to introduce everyone to a little hobby of mine: video game emulation. Game emulation is the process of using a computer program to mimic the programming of a game console, allowing the user to play video games without the use of an expensive console. Although emulating

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A Walk in the Woods: The sounds of spring

By: John Griffee Staff-Writer You only have to turn your ears to skies to hear the first signs of spring’s impending arrival. It was just four months ago that tens of thousands of Sandhill Cranes were departing from Jasper-Pulaski Wildlife Refuge.  At peak, there was upwards of 30,000 cranes booking their winter travel plans for

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Tasty tips with Tay: buffalo cauliflower… wings?

By: Taylor Waldron Co-Editor-in-Chief/Columnist tswaldro@iu.edu This week we’re taking a look at our snacking habits. I can’t speak for everyone, but I do know many people who consume Takis, Hot Cheetos or spicy nuggets on a daily basis. Knowing that I’m also one of these junk-food-spicy-snackers, I wanted to find a healthier alternative that also

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A Walk in the Woods: Winter hiking safety

By: John Griffee Staff Writer Signs of spring have begun to creep into the projected weather forecasts, with temperatures rising and snowdrifts shrinking. While the weather is beginning to turn around after a period of strong winter storm fronts, hikers still need to take precautions when heading out to local parks. With the snow piles

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