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“Your Vote Matters because Your Voice Matters”

Grace Perrine

March 24, 2020

These past couple months have been a difficult time for America, especially because of the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. Our current President, Donald Trump, has not taken this outbreak seriously until recently, leaving many fa...

El drama de época francés enciende los corazones de los espectadores (translation)

Ariana Alcaraz

March 9, 2020

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu), escrita y dirigida por Céline Sciamma, ha sido nombrada por IndieWire como una de las mejores películas de 2019, y también una de las mejores películas de la...

French period drama lights viewers’ hearts on fire

Grace Perrine

March 9, 2020

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu), written and directed by Céline Sciamma, has been named by IndieWire as one of the best movies of 2019, and also one of the best movies of the decade. The film has a...

“Parasite” Transcends Cultural Film Barriers

Brendan Swogger, Student Life Editor

March 9, 2020

It’s hard to believe we’re already nearing a month since this year’s historic Academy Awards. I remember the anticipation and adrenaline of watching it all go down like it only happened last night. If you’re not a film p...

Political science professors comment on President’s acquittal

Sebastian Herr

March 9, 2020

President Donald Trump became the third president in United States history to be impeached and acquitted this past February. However, a few questions remain about what this impeachment process says, how it could have gone differen...

President Trump and Speaker Pelosi Show True Colors at State of the Union

Isabelle Williams

February 21, 2020

As usual, February kicked off with the State of the Union Address by the current president, Trump in this case, to a joint meeting of both chambers of Congress. The Address is usually a call to action for members of Congress ...

Fascination with murder, death fuels streaming industry

Ella Cutter, Opinion Editor

February 21, 2020

Humans have a morbid fascination with the suffering of others. Stories about shootings, murders, fires and accidents always garner the most attention; because for some reason, we love to read about death and destruction.  Net...

“Meek” delivers powerful message on artistic voice

Brendan Swogger, Student Life Editor

February 21, 2020

With a small crowd packed into the Black Box theater in Warner Hall, a simple scene was illuminated with moody lighting: a table, two chairs, a concrete holding cell, and two characters, Irene and Anna. Irene has been taken into...

Spotify Playlist for February 20: Index Staff choose new tracks to vibe through the week

Various Artists

February 21, 2020

“Bathroom Dance” - Hildur Gudnadottir By Brendan Swogger   Icelandic cellist and composer Hildur Gudnadottir has been sweeping the awards scene this year, her original score for HBO’s Chernobyl already earning t...

Editor’s Column: How my enemy became an inspiration: my Kobe Bryant story

Aidan Lannom, Sports Editor

February 21, 2020

I hated Kobe Bryant. There was not a single fiber of my being that would ever allow for me to root for him growing up. It had nothing to do with the type of person he was and entirely to do with what he could do on a basketbal...

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