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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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Salisbury’s Take: Striving for perfection is not healthy

By: STEPHEN M. SALISBURY Columnist One of the reasons I wasn’t able to be successful in my college career until much later in life was because I always felt like if I could not be perfect, it wasn’t worth it to make the effort. I’ve had several discussions with students this semester who get so

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How to: survive football weekends in South Bend

By: CHRISTINA CLARK Columnist christinalee1788@gmail.com Many of you may have noticed something happening in South Bend over Labor Day weekend. An influx of traffic, a distinct lack of cases of beer on the shelves at the supermarket and party beads strewn about the town’s finest (and not-so-fine) bars are all signs of something happening. If

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Deadlines: The government gets blurry on their definition

By CHRISTINA CLARK Columnist Being an adult means you have to read the news. It doesn’t mean you have to pay really close attention to it, but it means that when there’s a nationwide deadline to register for something or submit something (like taxes, or now for government health care), you kind of have to

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How the king of meta TV got its groove back

By: DYLAN LEMERT Columnist The strange world of television sitcoms, for its overall breeziness and oft-criticized shallow brand of humor, is a curious place to find programming aimed more at genre-bending than good ratings. But in its fifth season, the Dan Harmon helmed “Community,” a show notorious for the way it plays with pop culture

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On both sides, why can’t we come to terms with Bible movies?

By: DYLAN LEMERT Columnist On the tail end of the last weekend-released “Noah” film comes a wave of controversy. In reality, seedlings of this contention were planted months ago when it was divulged that director Darren Aronofsky’s take on the well-known Bible story would be given a spectacularly Hollywood treatment. And with a budget of

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