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Trash on the ground of the East Campus parking deck, photo by Claire Hall

In the bin for the win

Claire Hall, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

I frequently visit East Campus to hang out with my boyfriend and friends and recently, I’ve been appalled by the amount of trash found in the parking garage. I’m honestly not sure how the other parking...

Man performing martial arts moves, photo from Unsplash

The Martial Arts movie: Ripe for a comeback

Jarrett Connolly, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

Martial arts and cinema have a close relationship. The genre of the martial arts film can be traced back to the late 1920s, making it one of the oldest genres in cinema history. The martial arts movie,...

Hoodies from Shein, taken by Holly Haydon

Temu takeover: Why is Temu everywhere?

Holly Haydon, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

It is a good thing that this is an opinion piece, because boy do I have some major hot takes on this topic. I will forever be a loyal member and consumer of Temu’s competitor, the fast fashion organization...

Taylor Swift concert, photo courtesy of Samantha Spears

Has Taylor Swift exhausted her own power?

Quinn Hardy, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

It's no secret that Taylor Swift is one of the most influential people of our time. Her power expands further than her music. It expands further than The Eras Tour. It has reached NFL viewership. It has...

Ingredients, cooking knives and cutting board, photo courtesy of Katherine Zickel

Why we need more cookbooks for college students

Jarrett Connolly, Stafff Writer February 14, 2024

Cooking is a vital skill, everybody needs to learn how to do it in order to survive and function. It’s a necessity, hobby, job and bonding activity all rolled into one. Cooking is a popular hobby on...

Dr. Cynthia Cherrey speaking with the PLP show hosts, photo by Holly Haydon

Reflections on the PLP show

Holly Haydon, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

I have only been at CNU for a semester and a half, so I have only been to a couple of the PLP speaker events. When I started, it was not just the PLP speaker event, it was the PLP show. The creation of...

Stanley Cup, photo courtesy
of Charlotte Costic

Stanley vs. Owala

Holly Haydon, Staff Writer February 6, 2024

When it comes down to it, is the quality of the water bottle different, or have consumers just assumed a difference? Back in 2020, when the freshman class of 2023 was entering high school it was all about...

A couple holding hands, photo from Unsplash

No more PDA on campus!

Quinn HArdy, Staff Writer February 6, 2024

Valentine’s Day is upon us and love is in the air which can only mean one thing- single people are feeling particularly lonely right now. If the giant Costco teddy bears and vibrant pink and red Valentine...

Protest, photo from Unsplash

We’re doing protests wrong

Cameron Tomaino, Copy Editor February 6, 2024

I find the right to peacefully assemble and petition our government a fundamental right, to any healthy democracy and I would never seek to attack these rights in any way. What inspired me to write this...

Biopics: an ethical dilemma

Jarrett Connolly, Staff writer January 31, 2024

The lives of musicians are always a topic of interest to filmmakers and it's one of the few Hollywood trends that never seems to die. Recently we had movies about Leonard Bernstein, Whitney Houston, Elvis,...

Reboots are everywhere

Holly Haydon, Staff Writer January 31, 2024

Every day more and more sitcoms from the late 1990s to the early 2000s are being rebooted into newer versions of the same shows. Some of these shows – produced by Nickelodeon and Disney – include Raven's...

Why can’t we just reuse our reusable water bottles?

Alyssa Tillman, Staff Writer January 23, 2024

The Stanley cup craze has become society's latest symbol of overconsumption. Companies are capitalizing off of our willingness to splurge on whatever is trendy at the moment. This didn’t start nor will...

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