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Actions have consequences: Sex Fest and shaming students at IU Bloomington

By: KATE LUCE Staff Columnist  kmluce@iu.edu Since the beginning of the school year, my younger sister has been involved with the Sexual Health Advocacy Group (SHAG) at IU Bloomington. Earlier this month, the organization had their fourth annual Sex Fest, which included BDSM demonstrations on tying your partner and impact play. This event was not

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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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Apple and its three-eyed monster

By: NATE HOLMER Staff Columnist A few weeks ago, Apple released the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, a new Apple Watch, and new operating systems for all of their currently supported devices. While that is interesting news, with the new separation of iPhone from the rest of the Operating systems, that is not what I

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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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