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Column: Pride shouldn’t be a commercial holiday

Helena Edwards, Opinions Writer June 14, 2021

Pride month has rolled around again and with that comes businesses coming out of the woodworks to produce LGBT+ inspired merch from which something often called “rainbow capitalism” is born.  Rainbow...

Column: Bedroom could define a whole genre

Ryan Meyer, Opinions Writer June 11, 2021

I never know what to say when people ask me what type of music I like, because “indie rock” is such an outdated term, and “rock” doesn’t exactly do the bands I love justice. There are buzzwords...

Column: “Sour” is the album of the summer

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Opinions Writer June 10, 2021

Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album “Sour,” released on May 21, is definitely the best album of the summer. The album’s energetic pop punk songs and pop ballads center on the experiences of being a...

Column: Taking care of yourself can mean losing people

Karina Delgado, Opinions Writer June 9, 2021

This summer has been different for me. Throughout the last couple weeks, I have been reflecting on my past at EIU and everything that has happened in between. My time here at EIU is finally coming to...

Column: Life lessons from strange teachers

Helena Edwards, Opinions Writer June 8, 2021

I am currently in possession of three pet leeches that I am babysitting for a friend for the summer. This friend could not take them home due to transportation issues, so I buckled them into my passenger’s...

Column: Working around the 9-to-5 schedule

Destiny Blanchard, Opinions Writer June 7, 2021

It’s time to address the overwhelming monotony of working a 9-to-5. Like many of my young counterparts in college, I have a goal of getting a good job in my field that pays well and provides security....

Column: NOV3L’s “NON-FICTION” is a standout in the post-punk genre

Ryan Meyer, Opinions Writer June 4, 2021

My album of choice lately has been “NON-FICTION” by the band NOV3L. The album came out on May 28th, shortly after I had discovered the band through Spotify’s “Post Punk 2k” playlist. The first...

Column: Americans shouldn’t idolize politicians

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Opinions Writer June 3, 2021

It’s time to stop praising politicians. Yes, even the ones you like. Every once in a while, I will log into Twitter to see the people of the internet praising some political figure or other, and I...

Column: Pitchfork needs to reprioritize

Ryan Meyer, Opinions Writer June 2, 2021

The popular music review website Pitchfork is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The website is one of the most prominent in the music reviewing industry and holds its own with heavyweights like...

Column: Pride month is time for celebration, remembrance

Karina Delgado, Opinions Writer June 1, 2021

I remember standing in my living room with goosebumps all over my arm. I watched the interns run to the press while people cheered. Then the news anchor announced that same-sex marriage is a constitutional...

Column: “Hannibal” art shows that fan art should be appreciated

Helena Edwards, Opinions Writer May 28, 2021
Recently, to my great joy, fanart of the two main characters from the TV show created by a high school student in New Jersey won in the Congressional Art Competition and it is now hanging in the U.S. Capitol building. 

Column: “Deadwood” is a fantastic show and movie

Adam Tumino, Opinions Writer May 27, 2021

HBO Max has been a near constant supply of great entertainment for me since I subscribed to it last December. The most recent HBO original series I watched was the excellent “Deadwood,” which ran...

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