Category Archives: COLLEGE LIFE

Super-representation: The Real Power Behind Captain Marvel

Meah McCallister | Culture Staff Writer | mm428216@ohio.edu

The last few years have shown a refreshing uptick on the growing representation in movies. Disney has made minor steps towards progress with the “Marvel” and “Star Wars” series, placing people of color and women in starring roles. However, few anticipated the overwhelming success of the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Captain Marvel.”

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For the Throne

Chloe Ruffennach | cr584116@ohio.edu | Culture Staff Writer

Game Over.

Perhaps there is no object more iconic in modern television than the jagged, ominous Iron Throne. Elements like this have embedded “Game of Thrones” into popular culture, and this societal phenomenon has resulted in pop-up bars, recognizable quotes and even some of the first known memes. In a way, the television show has grown with its viewers, which makes its impending end in May all the more saddening.

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Who Run The World? Depop!

Tarein Phillips | Culture Staff Writer | tp314215@ohio.edu

We’ve all been there. Scrolling countlessly through magazine pages to find some ‘drip’ to wear, or wondering which shirt on page 17 or 35 makes you look ‘fresh to death.’ However, wouldn’t your life be simpler if your shopping searches were already tailored to your style? Thankfully, there’s an app for that called Depop.

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OPINION: This week in my existential crisis: chasing dreams and fear of failure

Emily Gayton | Society Staff Writer |eg006616@ohio.edu

I am about to finish my second year of college. With so much behind me yet so much ahead, I am suspended in a state of polar-opposite fears: the fear of failure and not being enough versus the fear of success.

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The Bluths are Back in “Arrest Development”

Chloe Ruffennach | cr584116@ohio.edu | Culture Staff Writer

Fans of “Arrested Development” know that the past season and a half has been hard to get through. After Netflix revived the comedy, the show took a significant and noticeable dip in quality. The jokes didn’t land, the characters were scattered into odd storylines, the episodes became too plot-intensive and overall, it lacked the magic that made it a classic, rewatchable series. Fans of the series will find redemption in these last eight episodes as it provides a concise, satisfying ending to a season that began on a rocky start.

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Liberating Harley Quinn

Chloe Ruffennach | cr584116@ohio.edu | Culture Staff Writer

Most people who have seen “SuicideSquad” would agree that the highlight of the movie was Harley Quinn. Margot Robbie knows this as well. So, it’s no surprise that she leveraged the character’s popularity to get what she wanted for Quinn’s future. And what Robbie wanted for the fictional antihero was a diverse, women-empowering film that liberates Harley Quinn from her abusive relationship with the Joker.

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OPINION: This week in my existential crisis: Pursuing Passion

Emily Gayton | Society Staff Writer |eg006616@ohio.edu

For most people, the sound of their own voice makes them want to choke themselves out with their own hair. While most people at 20 years old have not found their figurative voice, for those of us that have, the constant sound of that voice DRIVES US CRAZY, TOO.

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It’s Time to Eat Your Veggies, OU

Chloe Ruffennach | cr584116@ohio.edu | Culture Staff Writer

Ohio University is a school that takes pride in diverse ideas and lifestyles. However, the school often drops the ball when it comes to encouraging unique eating habits. OU’s Culinary Services and marketplaces appear to not prioritize vegetarianism and veganism or have a complete disregard for these lifestyles.

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OPINION: This week in my existential crisis: Eating Disorders

Emily Gayton | Society Staff Writer |eg006616@ohio.edu

I distinctly remember my first learning experience about eating disorders in sixth grade. Everything seemed clear, cookie cutter, black and white: anorexia and bulimia. Either you did not eat, or you ate a lot and found a way to get rid of it.

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