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The Best Releases of May: Music Staff Picks

Squid – Bright Green Field Long before the release of their debut LP, Squid has been making waves in the post-punk community with their own brand of angular and uniquely provocative songwriting that has set them apart from peers in the genre. With the often deranged and purposely erratic vocal delivery of singer Ollie Judge and the driving pseudo-punk melodies conducted by the rest of the band, there is no doubt the group has emotional, musical, and lyrical potency. In their most recent works, including the two singles they released in 2020 and their latest LP, Squid has begun to incorporate … Continued

News
Vaccines in Iowa: How are we doing?

As of April 5th, all Iowans are eligible to receive vaccinations. Previously, state guidelines restricted vaccines to high-risk groups such as essential workers, adults aged 65 and up, or people with pre-existing medical conditions. Now that eligibility has expanded, securing an appointment may be a difficult task. (image via Global Gazette)

Sports
Iowa Spring Practice: QB’s duel, youth arrives, and defense shines

Not since Iowa beat Illinois 19-10 on Senior Day in 2019 had the Hawkeyes played in front of home fans outside of friends and family. That streak ended Saturday morning as Iowa held it’s first of two open practices this spring with fans in attendance. Fans arrived as early as before 7 AM to get the first chance to see their Hawkeyes in person since November of 2019. Many were pleased with the results, but it would’ve taken a natural disaster to ruin the moods of the black and gold this weekend. “Certainly is great to be back in Kinnick … Continued

Breaking the Fourth Wall: Oscars 2018: What we learned

Breaking the Fourth Wall, a term in cinema described for when characters grasp their fictional nature and directly approach the audience. For this column, I will be breaking the fourth wall by conveying to anyone with a passion for movies and television the next best flick, or recent trend in this entertainment medium. Image via: WSIU radio

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           With the Oscars tomorrow, I thought it was an appropriate time for me to release my top five all-time favorite sports movies. I did not use any sort of complicated scientific formula to come up with them. This is just a list of my five favorite sports films. I believe all of these films do a great job portraying their respective sport, and showing that often, sports are much more than just a game. Trouble With the Curve I know this movie is relatively new, but it has already become one of my favorites. Clit Eastwood plays a main character … Continued

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