Artist of the Month: Black Punk Bands

February is Black History Month and for a while now, I’ve wanted to write about Black punk bands. Black punk bands help spread not only a form of education as to what the Black community is going through, but also offer each other a sense of belonging in a largely white community. 



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Captain and Tennille: A marriage like no other

Husband and wife duo Captain and Tennille dominated much of the 70s with their keyboard and piano instrumentals. Unfortunately, the duo’s time in the spotlight didn’t last much longer than a decade, leaving the memories of the two that much more reminiscent.


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Is the Spider-Verse happening?

With the Infinity Saga wrapped up, it may feel like Marvel doesn’t have any more tricks up their sleeves. Phase Four recently began with the premiere of Wandavision, giving us a brief glimpse into what the next couple of years will look like for Marvel Studios. Wandavision marks the beginning of a story arc that will carry over into Spider-Man: No Way Home and concludes with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. With the introduction of both the multiverse and characters that have been revealed that will be in Spider-Man: No Way Home, it’s looking like we’ll finally be getting a live-action version of the Spider-Verse, with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield returning as their incarnations of the web-slinger.  However, recent comments from Tom Holland have said otherwise. So, is there any factual evidence for the Spider-Verse?


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Remixed S6E4: Black History Month, Music Edition

Welcome back to another episode of Remixed! On today's episode, join us as we discuss the black roots in many music genres, as well as what they mean for the culture, and how we can open up conversations and genres between people of all races. Tune in for all this and more on another episode of Remixed! Hosts: Sam Shipe & Dr. Gabriel Tait Edited by: Sam Shipe Graphic by: Shwetha Sundarrajan


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Wrapped Up S1E4 - Music fans get Daft Punk'd

Welcome back to this weekend's episode of Wrapped Up! This time, Kellyn Harrison is reporting on the latest news regarding Daft Punk's split, the expansion of Avatar and Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse, PlayStation's new VR project, and Tom Holland's releasing of the third Spiderman title. 



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Wrapped Up S1 E3

  Wrapped Up continues this week with this week’s top stories on the latest Nintendo Direct, Donald Glover’s move to Amazon Prime, and the plethora of new trailers for HBO and Disney. Host: Blake Chapman Edited by: Blake Chapman Graphic by: Emily Hanes



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Ball State University Singers bring forth warmth and goodwill for 2021

The walls of the dimly lit hallway leading to MU 123 are chipped with avocado green paint. The flooring has decades of hope, laughter, love, sweat, tears, and dirt from the bottoms of Ball State alumni’s shoes caked into the tiles’ seams. Despite the age, the second you enter the quaint mirrored room in the Hargreaves Music Building, you are instantly transported into an environment full of dedication, goodwill, and support. Sounds of laughter, singing, chanting, and clapping all filter into the hallway. Even while social distancing, the Ball State University Singers bring students of all majors together to fill the charming room with passion and warmth.


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7 Years Later: Why ‘The Giver’ Films Should Have Continued

Louis Lowry, known for books like Number the Stars, The Anastasia Krupnik Series, and The Silent Boy, reached her peak when she wrote 1993’s The Giver. Lowry wrote about 12-year-old Jonas, who was chosen to receive memories of his society’s past from the giver, Jeff Bridges. She was able to tell a story of a government keeping humanity bottled up in one man, the giver, and how dangerous and cruel this burden can be. I believe the 2014 film’s lack of violence and blockbuster-esque appeal killed the film before it was even released, although it wasn’t the film’s fault that it didn’t continue. 



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Top 10 ‘Soulcalibur’ Characters

One of the best and longest-running video game franchises, Soulcalibur continues to show players what it means to strive toward a goal—and their destiny—through the means of using unique weaponry. No two characters have the same weapon or moveset, so I always experience new ways to combat enemies. The game itself is incredible, and it seemed only appropriate to rank the top 10 best Soulcalibur fighters/characters.


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Why ‘Black Panther’ should be recast

During the Marvel Studios presentation, Marvel President Kevin Feige revealed that they weren’t going to recast Black Panther's role, nor use CGI to bring the character back. Instead, the Black Panther sequel will be focusing on the other characters from the first film, and further develop the world of Wakanda. While it’s understandable that Marvel wants to respect Chadwick Boseman as much as they can, not recasting the role is a major mistake.


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The Coven S7E7: Female Tropes in TV

  Welcome back to another episode of the Coven! In this episode, join in as we dive into female tropes in TV and movies! Tune in as we discuss why tropes are harmful, how it limits women's opportunities in film, and cover a couple of prominent examples of female tropes in media! Hosts: Shwetha Sundarrajan & Lia Weisbecker-Lotz Edited by: Lia Weisbecker-Lotz Graphic by: Lia Weisbecker-Lotz


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History Of: Valentine’s Day

Tis’ the season for the only day of the year where it’s socially acceptable and celebrated to be super corny and mushy with your lover. This day practically oozes affection. This kind of love is a challenge to flee from when it surrounds every move you make throughout February, so the majority of people either completely love it or completely hate it. I have certainly flip-flopped from one side to the other, but something that remains a burning question in my head is how did Valentine’s Day become a holiday? 


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Valentine’s Day: A New Perspective

I love celebrating Valentine’s Day, but not for the reasons most people do. For many, Valentine’s Day is about spending the day with their significant other, showering them in love and care. For me, it’s about expressing my love and appreciation for my friends, family, and myself.


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Remixed S6E3: Love is in the soundwaves

  Welcome back to another episode of Remixed! On this special Valentine's day episode, join us as we talk about love songs, what they mean to people, and why they're important! Tune in as we talk about all this and more on another episode of Remixed! Hosts: Sam Shipe & Arianna Sergio Edited by: Sam Shipe Graphic by: Shwetha Sundarrajan








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