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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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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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