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Town and Gown: A Lack of Transparency

The Ubben Lecture Series presents "Wired... and Weary?" - a debate between Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia and Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, at Kresge Auditorium, Green Center for the Performing Arts. Photos by Richard Fields.

I had family in attendance at Tuesday night’s Jenna Fischer Q&A event at DePauw University. Similar to the confusion that other town members have expressed throughout social media, they too were unaware of the racial slurs, threats, or feelings of insecurity that had plagued DePauw’s campus recently. For them, the ...

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Daytrip: Point Pleasant, West Virginia

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Around 10:30 in the morning, Point Pleasant was still dormant when our group of four parked our car next to the post office. Few people walked the streets. Even fewer cars passed down the main strip. Some small businesses were closed permanently, others still waiting to open for the day. ...

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Stop Parenting Everyone Else’s Entertainment

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Around Christmas of 1999, I was four years old and obsessed with Batman. I don’t remember ever living without loving superheroes. As far as I can tell there was no real defined reason, and no commercial on TV that piqued my interest. One day, I just woke up and wanted ...

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Film Review: Black Panther

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In a move many consider long overdue, Marvel finally places people of color in the forefront with its eighteenth film, Black Panther. Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther is a fresh and welcome improvement in the Marvel franchise. With a visual design and imaginative heart ripped straight from the comic ...

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Film Review: Hostiles

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If you’ve ever wanted to see the film equivalent of buying a sports car just to drive it off a cliff, look no further than Hostiles. Written and directed by Scott Cooper, Hostiles is a narratively lacking yet visually breathtaking entry into the Western genre. It’s an experience that will ...

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Leaving Greencastle and the Return Home

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“Every morning, my commute to IUPUI was spent looking out at a city that was so much bigger than myself…” In August of 2014, I got exactly what I wanted; I moved out of Greencastle. When Mom and Dad left my Indianapolis apartment, I didn’t have the nerve to start ...

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