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REVIEW: ‘SCOOB!’ was a great idea that flopped on its face

Shaggy Rogers (Will Forte) and Scooby-Doo (Frank Welker) share nachos at a movie theater during the latest addition to the Scooby-Doo franchise, SCOOB! (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)

Jordan Parker

May 20, 2020

Scooby-Doo was my absolute favorite show as a kid and is now my comfort show when I need a laugh or two, but I can confidently say that the release of SCOOB! put a stain on the franchise. I know that’s not very subtle, but director Tony Cervone dropped the ball on this one. For years we’ve seen m...

IN THE EAT OF THE MOMENT: Pittsburgers are the perfect meal for staying in

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Jordan Parker

May 10, 2020

With most of the nation under shelter-in-place orders, restaurants have resorted to takeout only or have shut down completely. I say, ditch takeout and try this delicious recipe that I’ve been devouring since my early childhood.  Let me introduce you to Pittsburgers, a savory dish that is the ...

REVIEW: Netflix struck gold with ‘Outer Banks’

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Jordan Parker

May 7, 2020

 I’m not going to lie, I started watching “Outer Banks” two weeks ago and I just wasn’t interested in the first episode. But after giving it another chance, I couldn’t have been more wrong. Set on the Outer Bank islands in North Carolina, this Netflix series is one of treasure huntin...

OPINION: Black culture is not yours to take

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Makenna Roy

May 5, 2020

Cultural appropriation and stealing from Black culture isn't a new phenomenon.  From Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian-West to Fergie in the 2000s, white women and celebrities love to take Black culture and use it to their benefit — but they don’t love the Black people who created their styles. ...

OPINION: The US Women’s National Team deserves equal pay and denying that is insulting

A judge dismissed the U.S. Women's National Team's claim for equal pay on the basis of lack of evidence Friday, May 1. The team has been fighting for equal pay from the United States Soccer Federation since 2016.
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Robyn Dobson and Brooke Uhlenhop

May 2, 2020

Ruling that there is “insufficient evidence” that the United States Women’s National Team is paid unequally is a giant slap in the face.  Not just to them or female athletes around the world, but to all women who are working to end the pay gap. On Friday, a U.S. District Court judge for the ...

STREAMING PICK OF THE WEEK: ‘Bad Education’ is already one of the year’s best films

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Bradley Hinkson

April 30, 2020

Every week, I’ll be recommending a film or television show currently available on certain streaming websites. New or old, it does not matter. I’ll recommend anything that I feel should be seen by many people. When people do horrible things — like say, embezzle money —  they’ll try to find a...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: I am not a person of color — I’m Black

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Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

April 30, 2020

A jawn. Pronounced jôn. Noun. A person, place, thing, or event that doesn’t need a specific name. An indescribable, but memorable entity. I’m Shiavon and this is Shiavon’s Jawn. (If these two words don’t rhyme, then you’re saying my name wrong.) There has never been consistent solidari...

REVIEW: Netflix’s ‘Too Hot To Handle’ was lukewarm

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Makenna Roy

April 30, 2020

 Like every other reality dating show, it tried to be different. Like every other reality dating show, it wasn’t. “Too Hot To Handle,” challenged 10 single people, five men and five women, to embark on a journey of self discovery and a chance to create more meaningful connections. The only ...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: Why is Lawrence still on ‘Insecure?’

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Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

April 26, 2020

A jawn. Pronounced jôn. Noun. A person, place, thing, or event that doesn’t need a specific name. An indescribable, but memorable entity. I’m Shiavon and this is Shiavon’s Jawn. (If these two words don’t rhyme, then you’re saying my name wrong.) It's episode three of the HBO scripted t...

OPINION: The stimulus package should not exclude those that need it

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Makenna Roy and Jordan Parker

April 25, 2020

The past two weeks social media was filled with people finding out their stimulus check was deposited into their bank account — not everyone is having the same experience. The pandemic has cost many college students their jobs. Now, more than ever, these students are struggling with having enough ...

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