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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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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

Netflix screen

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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