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Not Quite News: Brendan still can’t read a calendar

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Columnist @brendan_preface The white, middle-class university student from Indiana forgot that February was Black History Month, and nearly missed the opportunity to come up with a column on it?  Shocking, I know. I would like to take this opportunity to highlight one of my favorite black writers. Due to the fact

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The Student Soapbox: What are you mad about?

By: BRENDAN McDANIEL Guest Angry Ranter @brendan_preface Hi, I’m pissed. Everything sucks, and as a young twenty-something with opinions that people for the very first time seem to be listening to, I want to have someplace to yell about it. And while my regular segment, Not Quite News, is the perfect medium for me to

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Not Quite News: No really, Sonic was good

By: BRENDAN McDANIEL Staff Columnist @brendan_preface It’s the twenties again, Donald Trump is somehow still the president, and the biggest movie of the past week was Sonic The Hedgehog. Truly, we live in the weirdest timeline. I had been fully expecting to spend this column dunking on what I thought would be the first “so

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Not Quite News: Five games to play this Valentine’s Day

By: BRENDAN McDANIEL Staff Unqualified Advice-Giver @brendan_preface This past Friday was Valentine’s Day, everybody’s favorite romantic holiday. Personally, I recommend celebrating it like the Romans did; find a goat, slice that bad boy up, then go around slapping your favorite women and plants with the blood-soaked skin flaps for good luck. It was called Lupercalia

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Not Quite News: The Oscars are ridiculous

By: BRENDAN McDANIEL Staff Movie Weirdo @brendan_preface This Sunday, movie lovers across the United States are going to be subjected to the Oscars, the single most needlessly extra event in American pop culture. I am not here to convince you that the Oscars are either good or bad. The Hollywood elites who benefit from the

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Are we all psychopaths?

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Columnist @brendan_preface Last Thursday, professor Heidi Maibom of the University of Cincinnati presented this question to the students of IU South Bend. In a just under two-hour talk, Maibom discussed what psychopathy is, how it presents in people, and our overall fascination with the idea of labeling people as psychopaths. At

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Not Quite News

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Columnist @brendan_preface On Oct. 6, professional Hearthstone player Chung Ng Wai of Hong Kong was suspended from tournament play by Activision-Blizzard, who developed the game and oversaw its tournaments. Chung was suspended, and was forced to forfeit $10,000 in prize money, after stating his support for protesters in Hong Kong and

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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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