AJ Mitchell delivers heartfelt single ‘Cameras On’

‘Cameras On’ is a ballad not of love but of patience and brave standing against what it means to be on camera versus. a “real person.” The young artist wants his listeners to understand where he’s coming from with personal struggles behind closed doors and offers an exciting peek into his upcoming album Skyview.



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Wrapped Up S1E6- Journalists leave their Huff-Post

Welcome back to another episode of Byte's news podcast, "Wrapped Up"! In this episode, Kellyn Harrison reports on HuffPost layoffs, Directors Guild of America nominations, the PowerPuff Girl's live-action show, and Netflix implementing a new verification system for user log-ins.  


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Fringed: Highlighting women and diversity in the film industry

It’s no secret that the film industry lacks diversity and inclusion. In 2015, the Oscars were called out with the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite because every category listed lacked an artist of color. And I mean literally every category. This movement was the beginning of the shift that the film industry is slowly making to be more diverse and inclusive. Fringed, a film club at Ball State University that focuses on women and diversity in the film industry, is working heavily towards bridging that gap while educating others in the process.


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Five movies directed by women that aren’t talked about

Over the past decade, we’ve seen an increase in female directors given the opportunity to direct more high-profile projects including Wonder Woman, Charlie’s Angels, Captain Marvel, and Mulan. Other films like Booksmart, Little Women, and The Babadook get high praise for their quality, as well as being directed by women. However, there have been many other great films from previous decades that were helmed by women that were exceptional, and maybe even better than ones directed today. However, they have not received the same praise or been even mentioned when discussing films directed by women.



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A Day To Remember’s ‘You’re Welcome’ is their blandest record to date

‘You’re Welcome’ is by far, the most disappointing ADTR record, filled to the brim with bland, generic lyrics, and unmemorable songs. The repetitive song structures make for a boring listen, not even halfway through. The record doesn’t add anything fresh to the band’s discography. Even though they changed their sound, their songwriting style has been applied before countless times. It feels as if there is nothing new from a  band that sets their genre’s standards. 


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‘Later’ sparks King’s original magic

‘Later’ brings back some of the strange and bizarre elements missing from King’s recent works. The story is well-paced, and the characters are written well enough that you become attached to them. King didn’t craft Jamie as perfectly as he did with others, but he still works for the sake of the story. With the exception of a few minor issues, this turned out to be King’s best work since Doctor Sleep. 


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Wrapped Up S1E5: Golden Globes ratings SAG

Welcome back to another episode of Wrapped Up! Tune in as we cover this week's top stories with Microsoft Mesh, the Golden Globes ratings, casting choices for the new Dungeons and Dragons movie, and reports for a potential model for the Nintendo Switch. Host: Blake Chapman Edited by: Blake Chapman Graphic by: Emily Hanes



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'Tom and Jerry' is “Eloise” with a cat and mouse shoved in

This movie is a two for one - the actual 'Tom and Jerry' movie is a fun slapstick romp that would please young and old fans alike, but the other half is a series of forgettable incidents and some real groan-worthy jokes. The old cartoons are still available to watch and would probably be a better use of one’s time.


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‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ surprises with its unique world

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ is worth checking out in theaters or when it’s available for free on streaming. However, it’s not worth the thirty-dollar price tag. Its world is fresh and incredible but isn’t able to bring these qualities to its standard formula. It’s great to see Disney explore different cultures and characters, but it would also be nice to see them expand upon their generic plot lines. 


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‘WandaVision’ continues Marvel’s home run streak

‘WandaVision’ proves that Marvel still has a great game plan for their universe. The series also shows that Marvel is willing to make content that’s bizarre and refreshing. Although some of the sitcom aspects don’t work at times, it’s nice to see Marvel changing things up. With blockbuster level quality and two lead characters who we’ve grown attached to, this series is one worth the binge. 


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The Coven S7E9: Joss Whedon & the Age of Controversy

  Welcome back to another episode of the Coven! Join us as we talk about director Joss Whedon's multiple controversies, what makes a good strong female character, and the misogynistic themes in Whedon's films! Tune in for all this more on this week's episode of the Coven! Hosts: Shwetha Sundarrajan & Harrison Hopkins Edited by: Lia Weisbecker-Lotz Graphic by: Shwetha Sundarrajan



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‘L.W.’ is a strong addition to the King Gizzard discography

‘L.W.’ proves how creative this band is. Their lyrics have improved greatly since 2014’s "I’m In Your Mind Fuzz" and even 2016’s "Nonagon Infinity." King Gizzard managed to take their microtonal sound into new areas and created a successful double album that flows right into each other, track for track. But how far can they take microtones? It stales and becomes forgettable in some places, while in others, they fuse it with other genres previously explored in other albums to create something unique to the band. 


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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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