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REVIEW: ‘To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You’ gives us another predictable teenage love triangle

REVIEW: ‘To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You’ gives us another predictable teenage love triangle

Kayla Brown

February 17, 2020

Fans of “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” finally got their sequel on Feb. 12, just in time for Valentine’s Day.  “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” started off strong with an ode to the classic ‘80s rom-com and ended with Lara Jean getting another fairytale kiss, but I can’t...

OPINION: Taylor Swift will always be polarizing no matter what

OPINION: Taylor Swift will always be polarizing no matter what

Brooke Uhlenhop

February 16, 2020

I love Taylor Swift. A lot. And I am not afraid to say it.  I have been a fan since 2006. I remember hearing “Tim McGraw” play on Radio Disney when I was 8 years old and I was hooked. Just to establish my authority: I have seen her in concert nine times (three of which were on the “reputation”...

MAX’S TABLE: Food is my Valentine

MAX’S TABLE: Food is my Valentine

Max Connor, Managing Editor

February 14, 2020

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw  I love food. Who doesn’t? So what better way to celebrate love on Valentine’s Day than to celebrate the love of food.  I read a quote the other day from Moliere. Full disclosure: I was reading about food, not ...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: Black women are dying and biased medical training is the killer

SHIAVON’S JAWN: Black women are dying and biased medical training is the killer

Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

February 13, 2020

Black women are dying at the hands of everyone because we’re all conditioned to ignore Black pain if the cries are coming from a Black woman. And that is the hottest tea I will ever serve you. Harvard University conducted several studies about combating the ongoing bias in medical training that aff...

OPINION: Mahomes Super Bowl victory icing on the cake for Black QBs

OPINION: Mahomes Super Bowl victory icing on the cake for Black QBs

Nijzel Dotson

February 11, 2020

Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the National Football League, a casual fan at best or fall somewhere in between, it wouldn’t be much of a reach to assume you know that the quarterback is often regarded as the most important player on the football field.  I find it very interesting that in a league ...

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: So, the Oscars happened

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: So, the Oscars happened

Shiavon Chatman, Jannah Khalil, Brooke Uhlenhop, and Robbie Pierce

February 11, 2020

On this episode of Shiavon’s Jawn, staff writer Brooke Uhlenhop returns along with managing editor Jannah Khalil to discuss the Oscars with host and opinion editor Shiavon Chatman.    What’s the significance of “Parasite” winning so many awards? How do we feel about Natalie Portman’s snubb...

OPINION: The Sacramento Kings are the perfect example of a failed rebuild

OPINION: The Sacramento Kings are the perfect example of a failed rebuild

Jordan Parker

February 10, 2020

Last April, there was a lot of excitement surrounding the Sacramento Kings. The team had just finished in ninth place of the Western Conference.  Fast forward to February of this year, and the Kings look like they’re on their last leg. Many expected an improvement from their surprising 39-43 ...

OPINION: Is ‘Joker’ as smart as it thinks it is?

OPINION: Is ‘Joker’ as smart as it thinks it is?

Bradley Hinkson

February 9, 2020

At the beginning of “Joker,” Arthur Fleck, played by Joaquin Phoenix, forces a smile as a single tear falls down his face and in this moment, the whole film encapsulates its theme and meaning. It promises to show that a film that is an emotional look at a broken man struggling with mental illness...

COLUMN: How toxic tech culture failed the democratic process (again)

COLUMN: How toxic tech culture failed the democratic process (again)

Kylie Robison

February 6, 2020

This year, the Democratic Party attempted to implement a new voting technology for the Iowa Caucuses in the form of an app. The app was supposed to show the votes as the precinct chairs reported them.  This caucus is notable because out of the last nine Democratic caucuses, Iowa has voted for the event...

OPINION: The most underappreciated performances left out of the Oscars

OPINION: The most underappreciated performances left out of the Oscars

Bradley Hinkson

February 5, 2020

As with every other year, the nominations for the Oscars leave a lot to be desired. Many films and performances that deserved more recognition didn’t make the final cut. One of the most disappointing aspects was the actors who didn’t get nominated. Last year was filled with many strong performa...

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