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Column: 10 years of ‘High Violet’

Ryan Meyer

June 24, 2020

In May of 2010, the National released their fifth record, High Violet. There are days where this is my favorite album of all time, but most days it sits comfortably in the second-favorite slot. I didn’t even realize it was the tenth anniversary until they began advertising limited-edition merchand...

Why ‘The Golden Girls’ helps me cope

Why 'The Golden Girls' helps me cope

Logan Raschke, Senior Designer

June 19, 2020

I don’t know if this is weird, but sometimes I listen to TV sitcoms in the background while I work. And when I say “TV sitcoms,” I’m mostly referring to “The Golden Girls.” For one, having some noise while I work, read or do tasks around my apartment sometimes helps me work harder (sometimes...

Column: My favorite albums from the 1st half of 2020

Ryan Meyer

June 17, 2020

It’s right around the middle of the year, and I’d like to start a tradition that is definitely not copied from other music criticism websites. I want to review my favorite new albums halfway through the year, and then again in December. The only requirements are that the albums came out in the year...

Column: Juliper Sky on the way to the clouds

Ryan Meyer

June 12, 2020

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Jamie Lambert, the singer and guitarist of up-and-coming Manchester band Juliper Sky. We talked about whatever came to mind, from Star Wars to Jimi Hendrix to our ideas of Shangri-La. But we mostly discussed his band and their roots, influences, and aspirations. They’re...

COLUMN: Check on us: We’re not OK

Logan Raschke, Columnist

June 5, 2020

Check on the college students in your life during this pandemic and economic recession. We’re not OK. In fact, (at least) half of the country isn’t doing OK. A Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 45 percent of adults have been “negatively impacted” by the virus. The KFF also says th...

Column: It is OK to need an escape

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2020

The news can be a bit overwhelming right now. Every time you pick up your phone, open Facebook or Twitter or turn on the news, it is easy to feel like things are out of control. In times like this, it is OK to feel the need to escape from time to time. Find something to do each day that brings you...

Column: COVID-19 still a threat as protests continue

Ryan Meyer

June 3, 2020

It feels strange continuing to write about the coronavirus in a time where the pandemic has taken a backseat in the news to protests over the recent deaths of George Floyd and many African Americans before him at the hands of police. But last week I wrote an emotionally charged column, titled “Minecraft...

Column: America needs another balloon boy

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

May 28, 2020

It seems as though every bit of news that has come out in the last three months has been bad. In these dark days, America needs something in the news that unites that can unite and fascinate us. American needs a hero. America needs another balloon boy. For those who do not recall, for one glorious...

Column: Minecraft and long-distance relationships in the age of COVID-19

Ryan Meyer

May 27, 2020

Lately my girlfriend Hailey and I have been manipulating free trials of Minecraft in order to play together. Larking through the pixelated meadows or spelunking the dark caves of the game with her has provided me with some of the only happiness I’ve experienced during this godawful *insert the overused,...

Column: Resisting the urge to reopen the country for the summer

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2020

It is finally beginning to feel like summer outside. But the weather is the only thing about summer that is starting to feel normal. Many people around the world are still isolating at home, only going out infrequently and carefully. But some people seem so desperate to enjoy their summers after several...

Column: ‘Empire’ still striking after 40 years

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2020

Over the last 43 years, the “Star Wars’ franchise has been a cornerstone in American popular culture. It has produced 11 films, most of which are very good. Some of the magic has been sucked out of the franchise in recent years by a ravenous fandom and tedious fan theories that run amok online,...

Column: Honoring a music legend

Ryan Meyer

May 20, 2020

Monday, May 18, 2020, was the 40th anniversary of the death of Ian Curtis, a lyrical mastermind and singer of the band that was at the front of the post-punk musical movement, Joy Division. There is a mythical aura surrounding Curtis and his band, as there is with many artists who perish too early....

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