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“Every man has to settle down eventually. You know why you gotta settle down eventually? Because you don't want to be the old guy in the club. You know what I'm talking about. Every club you go into, there's always some old guy. He ain't really old, just a little too old to be in the club.”

With the university rushing to take precautions against the spread of COVID-19, on-campus student activities and events were quickly suspended indefinitely. The Art department was one of the first to see one of their major events canceled. 

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Bored while practicing social distancing? Tired of refreshing your Twitter and Instagram feeds incessantly? Books can be a great alternative to entertainment, here’s a list of my top five books to read while in quarantine. Crack one open and enjoy a reality different than ours.

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With everyone being stuck inside these days, Netflix’s newest documentary series hit, “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” has been receiving a lot of attention online. The show has everything that anyone could ask for to be entertained by: murder, mystery, chaos and endless feuds.

With everything happening recently, I’ve felt stressed almost constantly the past few weeks. When I’m browsing social media, when I check my inbox flooded with Professor’s emails, when I have to do quick runs outside of my apartment for the essentials, I’m stressed. 

The two-night live “Bachelor” finale took place on Mar. 9 and 10. At the “Women Tell All” episode the week before, host Chris Harrison warned during that no one knew how Peter’s journey would end--including Peter himself. He also described the season as “one of the most controversial and sho…

“The Invisible Man,” directed by Leigh Whannell, is one of the best horror movies I’ve seen in the past few years. Following Cecilia, who hears about her abusive ex’s suicide and is left his fortune, viewers see her suspicions unfold that he faked his own death. Throughout the film, Cecilia …

Pixar has done it again. “Onward,” the animation studio’s newest release, hits all the marks of a great family adventure. There’s heart and humor as well as the exploration of serious topics. The story takes place in a fantasy suburbia where two elf brothers go on a quest to cast a spell to …

Autumn Fagenbaum is a senior art and communication double major here at Valpo. She has a true passion for art and spends most of her free time working on it as well. While the mediums that she uses spread across many different kinds, ceramics is the art that she is most proud of. She has bee…

For the few who don’t know who BTS is, here is a short introduction. BTS is a seven-member Korean-Pop group from South Korea. They have sold out stadiums all around the world, including in America. Their upcoming tour already has sold out dates, even before the release of their new album. 

Ruling the indie-pop genre at the moment, Beach Bunny fittingly released their debut album on Feb. 14. The Chicago-based band is known for their emotional, love-sick “sad-girl” pop music and their hit break-out song “Prom Queen.” 

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Junior theater and psychology major Kristine Hayden is involved in many aspects of theater, including both performing and stage management. However, Hayden is unique from most actresses because she also writes her own plays. 

Justin Bieber’s first album in over four years “Changes” dropped on Feb. 14. After listening to this album two things are made clear: Bieber is a man in love and, alluding to the title, he has changed. 

On Jan. 24, the third chapter, or season, of “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”came out on Netflix and, of course, I binge-watched all eleven episodes. 

The much-awaited second chapter of the romantic comedy trilogy, “To All The Boys I Loved Before: P.S I Still Love You” was released on Feb. 12th on Netflix. It serves as a reminder to viewers that amid the chaos in the world, fairy-tales still can come true. 

Brandon LaChapelle is a senior public health major with a minor in chemistry. He is also enrolled in an early graduate school program for his masters of public health. When he’s not focusing on his studies, LaChapelle spends his time taking pictures. He has been photographing since he was a …

The worst movie I’ve ever seen is “Transformers: The Last Knight.” Somehow, every time I checked, there were 40 minutes left in the movie. I judged these categories on that basis. 

“Gretal & Hansel,” starring Sophia Lillis and Samuel Leakey, is an adaptive fairy tale set in the far countryside highlighting the two siblings’ journey in the dark woods in search of food and work. 

Hayley Kiyoko’s new EP “I’m Too Sensitive For This S--t” dropped Jan. 14 much to the excitement of her fans. The EP clocks in around 15 minutes, includes five tracks total and is just enough for me to want more. This EP is the first new music her fans have gotten since her 2018 debut album “…

Claire Van Wagoner is a junior digital media major with minors in studio arts and entrepreneurship. She loves graphic design, photography and 3D art, and has been interested in design for years. “In high school, I was the art and publicity chair for the student council and I was also the yea…

Guy Ritchie’s newest movie came out in theaters this past week. “The Gentlemen” is a crime film centered around a British drug lord played by Matthew McConaughey. The premise of the film sounds interesting enough, as McConaughey’s character attempts to sell his highly successful marijuana em…

Sam Mendes’ World War I flick “1917” was released in the U.S. this past week and I had the pleasure of viewing it in the theater. This is the only movie I’ve been looking forward to since I heard about its production. The movie is filmed and edited in a way that it plays on the screen as one…

Eminem has been considered a “Rap God” for years and has won multiple awards throughout his career. He released a new album this past week called “Music to be Murdered By.” The cover of the album shows a red curtain and him standing behind it with a shovel, playing off the title of the album. 

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American rapper Mac Miller died in 2018 at age 26 due to a drug overdose. However, his new debut album “Circles” came out Jan. 17. The album captures features some of his old sound while bringing in new styles .

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After a great first season, Netflix’s “Sex Education” returned with a new season this month. With an amazing cast of unique, complex characters and a refreshing plotline, I was super excited to binge-watch this newest season after I first saw the trailer. 

Selena Gomez released her third album “Rare”on Jan. 10. The 13 track album signifies the meaning of losing love but also the power that comes from discovering yourself. Reviews say “Gomez dances out the toxins weighing her down” in this album and I couldn’t have described it better myself; I…

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Emma Hecht has changed her major four times, starting with accounting then nursing then computer science. Her fourth and change of major as she enters the spring semester of her senior year finally satisfied her academic needs. Hecht is currently a double major with creative writing and huma…

Alternative pop superstar Halsey dropped her latest album “Manic” on Jan. 17. Known for her raw and honest lyrics, Halsey continues this trend throughout this album. While in the past I’ve felt Halsey maintained a consistent style, this album is a beautiful blend of various sounds and genres…

Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s American classic is brought to the screen in a daring, magical way that will leave the audience wishing it never had to end. What makes this remake unlike its predecessors is the way in which it is told. While most stories are told in a linear…

Ethan Jones is a freshman in the physician assistant program but his science-driven major doesn’t stop his artistic side from flourishing. Jones, who has been taking photos for years, credits the hobby to encourage him to slow down and take in more of the world. 

An exhibit containing art from the Hmong people is currently on display in the basement of the Brauer Art Museum. The Hmong are an ethnic group from East and Southeast Asia, who artistically are known for their textiles and silver. 

“Last Christmas” highlights the roller coaster life of Kate, portrayed by Emilia Clarke, who works at a Christmas supply store and seeks more value during the holiday season. Directed by Peter Feig, who was responsible for the hit comedy “Bridesmaids,” and co-scripted by Emma Thompson, the f…

“Sondheim on Sondheim,” the Valpo Theatre Department’s fall musical, has been a smashing success during its past two weekends of performances. It closed this past Sunday after a total of four riveting performances.

This weekend, “Ford v Ferrari” released in theaters and I had the pleasure of viewing it. It has been on my watchlist since I first saw the trailer, and I’m pleased to say that it didn’t disappoint. This movie is a non-stop thrill ride and is everything you could want from blockbuster entert…

King Princess has been steadily rising in popularity since her 2018 hit single “1950” and her debut album “Cheap Queen,” which came out on Oct. 25, will surely only add to that hype. This long-awaited album contains 13 tracks and more than exceeds any expectations I had.   

“Dolemite Is My Name” is a biopic film about Rudy Ray Moore and his quest for stardom. Moore, played by Eddie Murphy, began his career in show business as an aspiring singer. The film begins with Moore struggling to promote his music. 

Freshman Emily Gaus is a psychology major with criminology minor who also happens to run an Etsy shop and has a love of experimenting with different artistic media.

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Hulu’s adaptation of John Green’s beloved novel “Looking For Alaska” was released on Oct. 18 as a limited series. It’s the kind of show that will make viewers fly through all of the eight episodes, causing them to wish they could restart it with no recollection of what they watched.