Tag: brendan mcdaniel

Not Quite News: Culture cancelled

By: Brendan McDaniel Staff Columnist @brendan_preface At the beginning of the month, a YouTuber by the username of ContraPoints (legal name Natalie Wynn) found herself in a bit of hot water on Twitter. In a thread discussing the practice of including preferred gender pronouns when one introduces themselves, Wynn vented some frustrations she had based

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Not Quite News: Guys, calm down about the Spider-Man thing, you’re not helping

By: BRENDAN McDANIEL Staff Columnist @brendan_preface Hello, fellow college students returning from a not-at-all insane summer full of completely reasonable news and events! After taking some time off of reporting to post nonsense on Twitter and annoy my friends and family about how the world is both literally and figuratively on fire right now, I’m back

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Not Quite News: How fake news changed my life for the better

By: BRENDAN McDANIEL Staff Columnist @brendan_preface New academic year, new column title, same amateur columnist doing whatever he can to throw a wrench in conventional journalism and reporting. Welcome back to school, everybody! Before I have to cover any bigger stories this year, and before I hear one more thing about the Sony-Disney breakup and

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“Shazam” might just be the saving grace DC movies need

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Columnist @brendan_preface So, I’m guessing a lot of you went out to see “Shazam!” recently. Shazam! will have made nearly $200 million in a week since it debuted, doubling its production budget and having started early plans for a sequel presumably right after the box office numbers came in. Superhero movie

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“Brendan can’t read a Calendar:” Transgender Visibility Day 2019

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Columnist @brendan_preface International Transgender Visibility Day was March 31, and it would have been the perfect opportunity to have a column highlighting LGBTQ+ representation in media. Unfortunately, I didn’t think about it until after the date had already passed, which means that any article about it that we did run would

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LUNAFEST looks to support women film directors of Michiana

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Writer @brendan_preface It’s not exactly breaking news that the film industry isn’t the most welcoming place for women.  With the #MeToo movement finally starting to slow down, roughly a year and a half after its start in October 2017, people are beginning to wonder what’s next in the fight for equality

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“The Leggings Problem” is a disaster and here’s why

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Columnist @brendan_preface I’ve thought about writing this letter for a long time; a whole week. I waited, hoping that others would rake this fool over the coals and such a response would be unnecessary—but that doesn’t seem to be happening. I’m going to say that I don’t want to attack anyone’s

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Headline Lightening Round: Games in March

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Columnist @brendan_preface In the nearly full month since our last publication, the gaming world has positively exploded with newsworthy happenings. Although I could just as easily write full articles on any one of these topics, I decided to try and grab them all in a new segment I’ll call the “Headline

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