Tag: Jordan Rae Lucas

South Bend prepares for primary day

By: JORDAN RAE LUCAS Columnist @JordanRae017 As the semester draws to a close, South Bend residents head to the polls to vote in the May 2015 mayoral primary. Mayor Pete Buttigieg is up for reelection, and also vying for the Democratic spot on the 2016 ballot is Councilman Henry Davis, Jr. Local small business owner-operator

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Give reboots the boot

By: JORDAN RAE LUCAS Columnist @JordanRae017 Last October, Showtime announced plans to reboot cult classic television series “Twin Peaks.” In January, Fox announced plans to reboot another cult classic with “The X-Files.” Both of these shows have massive followings and are sure to be ratings success stories for the networks involved. In short, it makes

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A pop culture geek’s guide to cat-naming

By: JORDAN RAE LUCAS Columnist @JordanRae017 Don’t be hasty. It’s important to remember that there’s no need to name a kitten on the first day. In fact, it’s better to get to know the little fella first, as my boyfriend and new kitten owner learned recently. Cats have their own unique personalities, so not all

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South Bend celebrates sesquicentennial:

Making an old city feel young again By: JORDAN RAE LUCAS Columnist @JordanRae017 The City of South Bend will be celebrating her 150th birthday next month, and the yearlong celebration is well underway in the downtown area. Area businesses, from tried and true favorites to new ventures, are doing their part to bring residents to

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Low-hanging fruit the easiest to roast

By: JORDAN RAE LUCAS Columnist @JordanRae017 Comedy Central aired their latest “roast” special with Justin Bieber as the target. It should be noted that I am writing this column before I am actually able to watch the special, due to print deadlines. The star-studded event was filmed beforehand and People Magazine compiled a list of

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Stuck in an elevator

The Preface takes Manhattan By: JORDAN RAE LUCAS Columnist @JordanRae017 I have said it before and I’ll say it again: pop culture prepares us for life. Movies and television, books and music all play a role in forming our expectations for certain everyday experiences. Take the classic trope of being trapped in an elevator. We

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Mr. Scott, tear down that wall!

The unexpected joy of renotainment By: JORDAN RAE LUCAS Columnist @jordanrae017 Over this long winter, my mom and I have found ourselves spending much of our time with HGTV. Our most-watched shows are “Property Brothers” and “Love it or List it.” Both shows focus on families who have been lucky enough to have professional contractors,

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