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Sex work, stripping and pornography are real work

Taylor McDaniel, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2019

A couple of months ago, I wrote a review of the film “Hustlers,” a movie I very much enjoyed. However, while the acting, cinematography and music were all great, it seems as though the portrayals of the sex work career have not ...

Lizzo tells me to love myself, but my Insta feed says don’t

Taylor McDaniel, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2019

A recurring theme of the past few years has been the spoken message of body positivity and self-love, but the subconscious message hasn’t exactly lined up.  In the past few years, celebrities such as Lizzo, Jameela Jamil ...

Director Rian Johnson masterfully revives the murder mystery genre with spectacular ‘Knives Out’

Trevor Tyle, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2019

For film aficionados, Rian Johnson is a name that, for better or worse, you’ve probably become very familiar with in recent years. Yes, he’s the guy that allegedly ruined “Star Wars” with 2017’s “The Last Jedi.” (As ...

The end of friendly generational relations

Katelyn Hill, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2019

The youth have been mocked by elders for years about being whiny children who have become lazy and reliant on technology. To that, we simply say, “Ok, boomer.” The phrase, originally coined on the social media app Ti...

Killing teenagers is now ‘justifiable’

Autumn Page, Contributor

November 7, 2019

Today, seeing a story on the news about someone being shot — whether it’s involved with a mass shooting or individual — is not surprising. We’re numb to the bad and inhumane events that happen here in the United State...

Finally, there is justice for the girl set on fire

Autumn Page, Contributor

November 7, 2019

A 19-year-old girl was set on fire after she refused to withdraw a sexual harassment complaint she filed against the principal at the school she attended.  On Oct. 24, a Bangladeshi court sentenced 16 people, which included the p...

Is coffee the new alcohol?

Liz Kovac, Engagement Editor

November 7, 2019

Coffee has become an addiction. You wake up in the morning and need your coffee. You go to work, go to class, are out on the street … and need coffee, to look hip — if nothing else. Drink in these common coffee quotes: “Everything...

King Princess breaks hearts with debut album “Cheap Queen”

Lauren Karmo, Campus Editor

November 7, 2019

Although she only recently dropped her debut album “Cheap Queen,” King Princess is no stranger to fame. Gaining attention from a Harry Styles tweet last year, her first single “1950” is still beloved by the queer community i...

Kanye’s new ‘Jesus Is King’ album isn’t praiseworthy

Bridget Janis and Lauren Karmo

November 4, 2019

Kanye West came out with his ninth album, “Jesus Is King” on Oct. 25, 2019, and it has a completely different feel than past albums. Some would even say it’s a complete opposite of one of his most popular albums “Yeez...

“Bob’s Burgers” Halloween episodes ranked

Taylor McDaniel, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2019

My yearly Oct. 31 tradition is watching “Bob’s Burgers” Halloween episodes. As a jumpy scaredy-cat, it is nice to get into the spirit of the spooky holiday without being terrified and anxious, all while having a good laugh a...

Trashcan Sinatras visit Ferndale’s Magic Bag

Rachel Basela, Life&Arts Editor

October 30, 2019

Scottish indie pop band, the Trashcan Sinatras, visited the Magic Bag in Ferndale, Mich. on Oct. 21 as a part of their "One Night, Two Albums" tour. The members of the group include Francis Reader as vocals, John Douglas a...

Insensitive Halloween costumes have no place in 2019

Taylor McDaniel, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2019

We are currently in the midst of spooky season with Halloween right around the corner. The holiday spirit means candy, parties, creepiness, pumpkins and costumes, but oftentimes, the type of delicious treats is taken more seriously ...

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