Wrapped Up S1E10: An electronic panic reaches the White House

Welcome back to another episode of Byte's news podcast, "Wrapped Up"! In this episode, Blake Chapman reports on President Biden's meeting on semiconductor shortages, the new live-action Gundam, and Sony's new investment in mobile gaming. Tune in for all this and more on this week's episode of Wrapped Up! Host: Blake Chapman Edited by: Blake Chapman Graphic by: Emily Hanes



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‘My Hero Academia’ Season 5, Episode 4: “Make It Happen, Shinso!”

Despite the slow-developing story arc, this episode held many attributes contributing to the character growth of less developed characters in the My Hero Academia universe. However, it only added to the growing anticipation for when Deku will finally square off against Shinso again. Minor characters receive more depth to their personality, and we start to see a growing relationship between the distant Shinso and Class 1-A. All of which establish a starting point for more teamwork and well-developed interpersonal relationships in the future, impacting their journey as heroes and overall character growth. 


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Artist of the Month: Rina Sawayama

Despite the alarming number of assignments congregating on my to-do list and the mountains of textbooks piled on the desk in my tiny dorm room, I scrolled through Tik Tok. I did this because it is the only thing that drags me from the pull of schoolwork and gives me a break from the pressures of being a sophomore in college. Most of my feed includes memes and music, so I am used to people on the platform recommending me new music. But it was the dreamy and up-beat sound used as a dramatic parallel to the heavy references including systematic racism and generational trauma that drew me to Rina Sawayama. 



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Possible ‘Sons of Anarchy’ works

During its seven-season run, Sons of Anarchy became one of, if not the most, successful series on FX, gaining a massive following along the way. With the popularity of the show, it is no surprise that a spin-off series, Mayans M.C., was put into development. Season three recently premiered on FX, however, the original creator of the Sons of Anarchy universe, Kurt Sutter, was fired after Disney took over the brand. Before his departure, Sutter had other projects in the works that now possibly won’t come into fruition. 


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Agree to Disagree: Godzilla vs. Kong

There have been countless “versus” movies where studios pin two popular characters against one another. Aliens vs. Predator, Freddy vs. Jason, and Batman vs. Superman are some of the most notable ones, with Godzilla vs. Kong being added to that ever-growing list. Between these two titans, who is the reigning champion?


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Ball State Esports Center Walkthrough

Ball State Esports recently opened their new competition and broadcast facility in the Robert Bell building. Take a look around as Director of Esports Dan Marino shows Blake Chapman what new technology can be found inside and how it will be utilized by athletes and students in the future.


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Remixed Minisode: Lil Nas X stirs up controversy

  Welcome back to another minisode of Remixed! In this episode, join Sam as he discusses the controversy surrounding Lil Nas X's new single, MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) and Sam's thoughts on it! Tune in as we discuss all this and more on this week's minisode! Hosts: Sam Shipe Edited by: Sam Shipe Graphic by: Emily Hanes



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Wrapped Up S1E9- Despite COVID-19 E3 doesn't flee

Welcome back to another episode of Byte's news podcast, "Wrapped Up"! In this episode, Kellyn Harrison reports on E3's return after a year of COVID, Jimmy Fallon's AmongUs charity stream, and what to expect for Record Store Day 2021. But that's not it! Listen in on the latest news regarding Twitch's new misconduct policy and the U.S's stance on the 2022 Beijing Olympics! 


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‘My Hero Academia’ Season 5, Episode 3: “Clash! Class A vs. Class B!”

This episode makes viewers take a moment to reflect just a little bit more on how far the students have come following the premiere episode of this season. Even though the show was a little slow-building, there were gorgeous visuals, long-awaited introductions, and humor mixed throughout to make up for it. It was just as entertaining and wholesome as always. Overall, setting up for the next episode where the students will go head to head in their joint training exercise.


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New York Rapper-Actor DMX dead at 50

The Yonkers-born recording artist, famous for songs like “X Gon’ Give It to Ya,” “Ruff Ryder’s Anthem,” and “Where The Hood At,'' was rushed to White Plains Hospital in New York early April after suffering a heart attack following a potential overdose, which remains unconfirmed. Soon thereafter, he was reported to be in critical condition and placed on life support.



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‘My Hero Academia’ Season 5, Episode 2: “Vestiges”

Looking back, the previous episode’s slow start was exactly what viewers needed to prepare for the Pandora’s box this episode opened. “Vestiges” finally dug into plot points from season one, answered burning questions, and left more questions in its wake. Despite the huge plot developments viewers were treated with, the show didn’t let up on its amazing character development and visuals, per usual. The episode was so well made that it prompts an even more satisfying second watch to make sure a single detail wasn’t missed. 


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Underrated Female Video Game Streamers

Growing up playing a lot of video games, I noticed the lack of female representation to be a regular issue in the gaming community. Even now, a majority of gamers that I watch are men, and I hate that.  There are a lot of women who play video games but aren’t often given the opportunity to be seen without judgment— or at all. I want to start trying to change not only the lack of support for female gamers but the idea that it’s so easy for them to be successful. Therefore,  here is my list of underrated female streamers in the gaming community.


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The Coven S8E1: Fighting back against stereotypes

Welcome back to another episode of the Coven! On this special Women's History month episode, join us as we discuss Asian women in the media, the fetishization, and stereotypes of Asian women, and how this plays into the recent string of hate crimes against many Asian Americans. Tune in for all this and more on another episode of the Coven! Hosts: Shwetha Sundarrajan & Lizzie Nguyen Edited by: Shwetha Sundarrajan Graphic by: Taylor Sheridan


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#TimesUp: Representing Women in the Film Industry

The entertainment industry has been under scrutiny for how they include underrepresented communities within their work, specifically for the industry’s lack of inclusion. While this knowledge was never new, talk of this trend became even more apparent since the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement blew up in 2017 after actresses spoke up about sexual harassment cases involving Harvey Weinstein. Both movements brought personal stories of women who face social injustices out of the woodwork and, specifically for the topic of this article regarding the entertainment industry, shaped an activist community whose motive is to demand equal representation and respect from all parties involved in the entertainment industry, i.e. casting, salary, award shows, etc. 








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