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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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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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The most insane show on television is coming to Netflix

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By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Columnist I am an anime fan. That’s pretty inescapable for me at this point, and there’s nothing left for me to do but come to terms with that. Even with anime steadily becoming more mainstream as time goes on, it’s still pretty niche overall, so I get that interest in me

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Who is Captain Marvel?

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Columnist WARNING: The following column may or may not contain spoilers for the upcoming Captain Marvel (2019). I say “may or may not” because… this is a weird one. The end of 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War” gave a critical teaser for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe going forward. In

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Activision Blizzard fires 80​0 because business was good

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Columnist I love video games. However, I do not love the video game industry. Once you get past the phenomenal triumphs of art and leisure that the world’s largest media industry can produce, you’ll find an industry filled with greed-fueled decisions, corporate cruelty and what can be only described as an

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The real horror in ‘Birdbox’

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By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Columnist I have nothing against Netflix. The convenience of services like the streaming giant are the main reason I no longer have cable TV, and I almost always have Netflix on somewhere in my home.  I say this because I want it to be known that I have no grudge against Netflix

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