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Monarchies are obsolete 

Brock Willard editor in chief  The world was rocked by the death of Queen Elizabeth II of England last week. Many people experienced grief. Others experienced different emotions. The thru line being the death of a clearly influential figure during the time she has been on the throne of England. …

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Rotten Bananas: Netflix’s increasing problems 

Brock Willard editor in chief  Netflix has a had a long and illustrious career as a media production company, but they have been in some considerable hot water and that shows no signs of stopping.  Netflix started in 1997 as a media delivery service. Customers could order specific DVDs from …

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Voting is always important, no matter what 

Brock Willard editor in chief  You might have heard someone say here or there that voting is just a waste of time and that no real change can come about through simply voting. I’m here to tell you that’s simply not true.  Many people take issue with voting because of …

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Smooth Bananas: how country music moved to the right 

Brock Willard editor in chief  Many people avoid country music like the plague (or like COVID) in today’s music selections. They cite the “twang” or the emphasis on certain narratives pervading the genre. However, I posit a different explanation: country music has moved primarily towards a conservative, Christian nationalist worldview …

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Esports should be treated the same as physical sports 

Brock Willard editor in chief  As a form of entertainment, video games have only been around for approximately 40 years and have only in the last decade been shot into the limelight of competition on scales as grand as that of professional sports. The term Esports was coined to describe …

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Student loan forgiveness and the idea of justice

The Biden White House’s recent announcement on forgiving a maximum of 20,000 dollars in college debt for some borrowers, and 10,000 dollars for others has garnered both praise and criticism from people on both sides of the political spectrum. Student loan forgiveness was one of President Biden’s campaigns promises and …

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Rotten Bananas: ‘Bullet Train’

While “Bullet Train” is a colorful movie with interesting shots, it falls flat in nearly every other aspect; and this hits the audience like a runaway train. The movie, directed by David Leitch and written by Zak Olkewicz, stars Brad Pitt as the retired assassin only known as “Ladybug,” a …

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Rotten Bananas: the MCU’s misogyny problem

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is one of the most successful media franchises of all time, grossing approximately 26 billion dollars in revenue from the box office alone. That’s not even including toy sales, video games, amusement park attractions, and other peripheral products. However, there is a dark underbelly to …

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