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“A Quiet Place” shuts audiences up

“A Quiet Place” shuts audiences up

Samuel Murphy, Content Editor

April 15, 2018

The crunch of a few kernels of popcorn in your mouth. A big gulp of the large drink you bought to wash it down. The little whispers throughout the film from people in the audience offering their commentary on what just took place on the big screen. These are only a few of the characteristics which go along with ...

Speakeasy series explores Louisville’s hidden gems

An old-fashioned served at Pin + Proof.

Macy Allgeier, Social Media Editor

April 6, 2018

The year is 1922. I walk in a barber shop, knock a couple times on the wall — it opens. There’s a room with loud music, people dancing and drinking… Drinking? During the prohibition? What is this place…? Ah!   To my surprise there are still many “speakeasies” around the Kentuckiana area. ...

Your Human Capital on Adderall

Your Human Capital on Adderall

Chandler Cooper, Content Editor

March 30, 2018

In an era where our attention span…. wait I got a notification… OK. In an era where our attention span escapes into our ever distracting world of immediacy, the Netflix documentary “Take Your Pills” focuses on the use of stimulants, particularly Adderall, in our everyday lives. Director Ali...

Manifesting Misogyny

Manifesting Misogyny

Lydia Wieczorek, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018

Your life is comprised of the decisions you make, small and large. But do those decisions reveal who you are, or rather who you are taught to be? You decide whether marriage is something to covet or something to eschew. You decide how to spend your time and money. How to parent. Whether to interru...

Enough is Enough, Pay These Kids

Rick Pitino, former University of Louisville head men's basketball coach, was fired prior to the 2017-2018 season amid another alleged recruiting scandal.
Photo courtesy of Charles Bertram, used under Tribune News Service license.

John Renfrow, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2018

In the heart of March Madness, we tend to push controversial topics to the back of our minds. Even in this scandal-driven year, we’ve simply pushed the issues to the back burner, at least until the holiday (basketball) season is over. Well, it’s almost over, and the issues will remain. Accordin...

Signs of an Unhealthy Friendship

Signs of an Unhealthy Friendship

Lydia Wieczorek, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2018

Friendships are one of life's great joys. Not only does doing something with a friend make it more enjoyable, research has also shown that strong friendships have academic, social development, and even health benefits. However, in order to take advantage of these friendship perks, one must ensure these friendships are high qual...

Eye for Detail

Eye for Detail

Lydia Wieczorek, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2018

When it debuted in 2003, ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’ capitalized on the image of the outwardly prosperous gay man that insisted high-quality handbags should match high-quality inner lives, offering up an inspirational, aspirational symbol for Americans gay and straight alike. The Netflix...

Every A, Every Day

Every A, Every Day

Lydia Wieczorek, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2018

“Every day I am someone else. I am myself – I know I am myself – but I am also someone else. It has always been like this. Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made pea...

The Super-Sexualization of Children

The Super-Sexualization of Children

Lydia Wieczorek, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2018

While doing media victory laps, hitting all the big shows and red carpets, teen stars have been breaking into Hollywood’s scene and it’s no surprise people are obsessed with them. However, with fame comes public scrutiny, and while these teens should be celebrated for their talents and hard work...

Greek Life is a Hard No

John Renfrow, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2018

According to the New Jersey Institute of Technology, 85 percent of supreme court justices, 80 percent of Fortune 500 members, 76 percent of congressmen and nearly all presidents were members of some Greek life organization. Fraternities and sororities have long been previous homes of now successful or...

Is Greek Life Good or Bad?

Is Greek Life Good or Bad?

February 25, 2018

How Not to Talk to Someone With Depression

How Not to Talk to Someone With Depression

Lydia Wieczorek, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2018

Depression is draining. It takes many forms, reeking havoc for people in a variety of ways making the subject tricky to just generalize entirely. Some people have good days and bad days. Others struggle with major depression where “good days” feel far and inbetween. Even further, some only experi...