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“Love Is Blind”: The show we didn’t think we needed

“Love Is Blind”: The show we didn’t think we needed

Hunter Gause, Contributing Writer

March 25, 2020

Would you be able to fall in love with someone and commit to them, without seeing them? Netflix’s newest hit show, “Love Is Blind,” gave the term “blind date” a whole new meaning and pushed the boundaries of finding love.

Review: ‘The Circle’ sparks conversations about gender, sexuality and identity online

Review: ‘The Circle’ sparks conversations about gender, sexuality and identity online

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

February 25, 2020

At first glance, the show seems like it wants to warn viewers of the dangers of social media, but the players’ disdain for catfish reveals the deeper message: even online, people want to see real, authentic humans and forge connections with them.

Review: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance contains a slow beginning but solid ending

Review: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance contains a slow beginning but solid ending

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2019

One of the most unique things about the series is the use of puppets instead of actors or CGI. It is a very uncommon medium to use for an entire show that isn’t directed towards children.

Review: Russian Doll is an intense hit for Netflix

Review: Russian Doll is an intense hit for Netflix

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

Full disclosure: I was incredibly hesitant to review this show in fear of just not getting it. The trailers definitely portrayed a very “mindscrew” view and other reviews I read marked it as a very thought-provoking show. However, I was very pleasantly surprised upon watching that while it’s definitely...

Fuller House’ satisfies ’90s nostalgia

Fuller House’ satisfies ’90s nostalgia

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

March 16, 2016

The opening song plays, and instantly I am back in my childhood bedroom watching late night reruns again. Except for the first time since 1995, it's not a rerun. “Fuller House” is the purest form of concentrated nostalgia. Netflix brought back the hit show of from the 80s and 90s. And it does no...

Aziz Ansari dazzles in new project, “Master of None”

Aziz Ansari dazzles in new project, “Master of None”

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016

Best known for his role as Tom Haverford in “Parks and Recreation,” Aziz Ansari has since traded in small town Pawnee, Indiana for the big apple in his newest project, “Master of None”— a delightful comedic series in which he truly shines. Ansari plays the lead role of Dev Shah, a 30-year-old actor who...

SGA Report: Bear DVDs funding cut

SGA Report: Bear DVDs funding cut

Sarah Pounds

February 28, 2015

In one of his first major acts as Senator at Large, Timothy Lewis pushed for the SGA funding of Bear DVDs to be cut, which means that the $500 that annually funded the program can now be used for other student concerns. Bear DVDs are the movies and shows in Tarver Library’s DVD section that hav...

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