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The effect of COVID-19 on the Muncie DIY scene

As summer draws near, music festivals and artists typically blast social media and their websites with promotional videos and pre-sale ticket options. But social distancing guidelines issued to stop the spread of COVID-19 — a disease that has taken the lives of more than 323,000 globally — has taken center stage. Although many fans are sympathetic to the regulations, they are bummed at the slew of music festivals and concerts that are either being cancelled or postponed. Many are worried about the long-term impact of the pandemic on the music scene.


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X Lovers deserve more appreciation

With dreamy, soft vocals over a relaxed electronic beat, it’s difficult not to fall head-over-heels in love with pop duo X Lovers. This duo consists of London Jackson and Jacob Ames. They are childhood best friends who met in fourth grade in their hometown of Nevada City, California, and have been inseparable since then. Jackson is the vocalist and tends to most of the songwriting while Ames produces all their music. They are stars on the rise and — in my eyes — they deserve more appreciation. 



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An update on the movie industry

The past few weeks have affected the movie industry in a variety of ways. Ever since stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders were put in place, theaters across the world have shut down indefinitely without any assurance of when they’ll reopen. With the closing of theaters, many films that were to be released in the months between March and July have either been assigned new release dates or pushed back indefinitely. Not only have movie studios and those who work on films been greatly affected, but theaters themselves have been taking major blows after being forced to shut down. With the quarantine put in place and no definite answer for when it will be lifted, the movie industry has had to learn how to roll with the punches and adapt to a new world.


ENTERTAINMENT

Five best post-apocalyptic novels to read while in quarantine

Each day feels more like we’re living in a strange apocalyptic movie. Everything in life is canceled and grocery stores are completely out of paper products. In the midst of these strange times, many of us have endless downtime to catch up on movies and TV shows we’ve been wanting to watch. Another great opportunity to keep ourselves occupied while we’re all sitting at home keeping our distance from one another is the chance to catch up on some books we’ve been intending to read. 



NEWS

Input2S8E5- To All The Stars That Ever Warred

Welcome back podcasters! In a galaxy far far away, Input 2 is discussing what makes Star Wars so addictive to watch- especially during a time of isolation. What projects do we want to see produced now that the Skywalker story is over? How could the overall franchise become more entertaining in general? All that and more on this week's "out of this world" episode of Input2!  Hosts: Tanner Kinney, Kellyn Harrison, and Nick Black Edited by: Shwetha Sundarrajan Graphic by: Kellyn Harrison


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Input2 S8E4- Binge-watching Debunked

Welcome back Podcasters! With everybody in isolation amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this week we are debunking the act of binge-watching! Why is binging so satisfying? What are we currently binge-watching? What do we suggest you binge? Find all this out and more in this week's episode of Input2! Hosts: Tanner Kinney, Emily Worrell, Katherine Simon, and OK Schlatter Edited by: Kellyn Harrison  Graphic by: Tyler Westman


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TheCovenS6E6- Disney's Onward Brings a Lack of LGBTQ+ Representation

  Welcome back podcasters to another episode of The Coven! Bubbling in the cauldron this week is Disney Onward! After being promised a large representation of the LGBTQ+ community, fans were excited to see Disney's first step into the direction. Did the movie uphold our expectations? How could Disney do better in the future? What other corporations have stood out in representing the LGBTQ+ community? Find this all out and more in this week's episode of The Coven! Hosts: Ashley Curry and Kellyn Harrison Edited by: OK Schlatter Graphic by: Tyler Westman



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Input 2 S8E3- How Isekai Animation is Engulfing Entertainment

  Hello, film fanatics! Welcome back to another episode of Input 2! This week we identify and discuss the slow engulfment of Isekai Animation in the Entertainment Industry. What are some great Isekai films in the industry? What are some that could be improved? What are we expecting for the future of isekai animation? Find all this our and more in this week's episode of Input 2! Hosts: Tanner Kinney and Katherine Simon Edited by: OK Schlatter Graphic by: Malia Hutton








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