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Emily Gustin, a senior majoring in digital media arts and minoring in communications, works with The Torch as a graphic designer and photographer.  After she graduates, she hopes to work in graphic design in either marketing or advertising.

When most of us think “superheroes” we often think of DC comics or Marvel, two comic book universes which revere superheroes as gods amongst men who were brought to save humanity from impending doom. “The Boys” definitely does not depict its heroes as such.

Sarah Engles is a junior psychology and criminology double major who discovered a new passion of hers during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown earlier this year. 

Senior Jennfier Perkne is majoring in music education and she loves what she chose to pursue. After graduation, she wants to be a choir director for high school students. Perkne has also thought about becoming a strings teacher for fourth and fifth graders or a church choir director. 

Malachi Smith is a sophomore philosophy major with a minor in art. He takes pictures of a lot of different things, but is mostly focused on portraits. Smith has a website and is a freelance photographer, but also takes pictures around campus. 

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Netflix released their newest documentary “The Social Dilemma” on Sept. 9. The documentary follows the very well-known idea that social media is addictive and lacks privacy. This documentary, though, focuses on exposing this creepy addictiveness as a feature of the platforms and not just a s…

It's no secret that for the past few years Disney has been making live action versions of their greatest animated classics, the ones we all sat down and watched as kids. Some of these include “Cinderella,” “The Jungle Book,” “The Lion King” and “Aladdin.” The next movie on the docket is “Mulan.” 

Natalia Thompson, a senior music education major, wants to become either an elementary choir teacheror a middle school choir teacher after graduation. 

From really fanatic Christians, to a boy with anger issues and a very shady preacher, the movie “The Devil All the Time” was a very interesting film to say the least. The new Netflix movie based on the book of the same name is one of a very bizarre nature. 

Brandon Flowers, lead singer of the band The Killers, recently had a move from Las Vegas to Utah. Throughout the move, his wife had a hard time dealing with her mental illnesses. Flowers and the band took these events and made them into their 6th full-length album, “Imploding the Mirage.”

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The last film in Fox’s X-Men franchise before the series is to be rebooted in Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), “New Mutants” is a spin-off that attempts to add horror and teen elements to the comic book genre. While watching, I found that this film clearly had good intentions to do …

Netflix’s newest original movie, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” is certainly not what I expected it to be. I didn’t watch any trailers going into this one, I simply read the description provided by Netflix and started my viewing. 

Christopher Nolan’s new film “Tenet” released this past week and I had the pleasure of viewing it in a theatre, something I have truly missed doing since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. 

Since leaving the White House and her role as First Lady in 2016, Michelle Obama has released her book “Becoming” and has continued to grow in popularity as a public figure. In late July, she decided to try a new avenue and released the first episode of her podcast “The Michelle Obama Podcast.” 

Megan Martinez is a senior creative writing major with a minor in professional writing. She has been writing since she was a little kid and has decided to continue writing throughout college with the hopes to someday publish her own book.                  

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Are you tired of watching the same shows over and over again? Do you want something new and refreshing to enjoy while stuck in the house during quarantine? I have a list for you! Here are my top 5 binge-worthy TV shows on Netflix and Hulu.

“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 “…