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“The Vietnam War” a powerful ten-part documentary

William Ryan, Contributor

October 2, 2017


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“The Vietnam War,” a 10-part documentary, aired this month on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). After the program’s run on public television, it is slated to appear on Netflix. Documentarian Ken Burns provides a glimpse of the heart of the social awakening, political activism, music, uphe...

Lingofy plugin for Google Chrome a free and competitive alternative to official AP Style Lingofy app

Lingofy plugin for Google Chrome a free and competitive alternative to official AP Style Lingofy app

Lenny Williams, Contributor

September 29, 2017


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While setting up a new Windows 10 based desktop PC, installing MS Office and Google Chrome, then personalizing them, I realized how many of my journalist friends and classmates still may not know about the Grammarly plug-in for MS Office and most popular browsers   While Grammarly mainly follows MLA rule...

“Mother!” one of the most controversial films of 2017

“Mother!” one of the most controversial films of 2017

Jeff Boudreaux, Contributor

September 29, 2017


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  Writer/Director Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan,” “The Wrestler”) made a career out of films that challenge his audience’s collective perception of reality. While some of his works (e.g. “Requiem for a Dream,” “Pi”) are more cerebral than others (“The Fountain,” “Noah”), Arono...

Villainy: A lecture in Anti-Heroism

Villainy: A lecture in Anti-Heroism

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Contributor

September 29, 2017


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  On Sept. 21, the UNO English department hosted the first of many Midday Musings scheduled for this semester. Three presenters described the birth of a villain, the modern-day villain and how villains have changed throughout the years.   Betsy Housten, a MFA creative writing student at UNO, prese...

“I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream” continues to thrill readers

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

September 22, 2017


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Perhaps one of the most digging questions which comes forth upon reading Harlan Ellison's short story "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" is "what did Ellison mean by this?" Clearly intended not only to stretch the imagination but also to stimulate contemplation, the single-draft story written in just one night...

“This Impossible Light” sheds light on hidden issues

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2017


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“This Impossible Light” by Lily Myers depicts the life of Ivy, a teenager who is losing control of more than just her growing body. Her parents have divorced, her brother has moved out, her best friend has found someone new and her mom has seemingly lost touch with herself and the world around he...

Pokemon franchise re-releases two popular games

Kellie Vedros, Reporter

September 22, 2017


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Upcoming releases for the Pokémon franchise include the newest installments of Pokémon UltraSun and Pokémon UltraMoon. However, the games that most Pokémon fans are excited about aren’t new at all. The most hotly anticipated games are re-releases of two of the most popular games in the Pokémon s...

No man’s land for wonder women

No man’s land for wonder women

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Contributor

September 22, 2017


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Earlier this month, “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins confirmed that she will return as director for the upcoming sequel, set to be released in 2019. It was the culmination of “Wonder Woman’s” four long months of breaking records, stereotypes and expectations. Although it’s hard now to rem...

Freezy Street offers alternative to traditional ice cream

Freezy Street offers alternative to traditional ice cream

Kevinesha Glenn, Reporter

September 15, 2017


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There’s a new way to eat ice cream. Freezy Street, a shop located in the Marigny neighborhood at 2633 St. Claude Ave., serves rolled ice cream handcrafted to order. Customers can watch their ice cream turn from liquid to solid in a matter of minutes as employees use a cold plate that stays below ...

Facebook executive’s book about coping with loss a major success

Facebook executive’s book about coping with loss a major success

Christopher Walker, Contributer

September 15, 2017


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Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, wrote “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy” in the wake of her husband’s sudden death from a massive brain aneurism. In the book, Sandberg details how she coped with the loss of her partner and the techniques ...

BROCKHAMPTON redefines rap in popular culture

BROCKHAMPTON redefines rap in popular culture

William Ryan, Contributer

September 15, 2017


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On Aug. 25, three major worldwide commercial hip-hop albums were released. These albums were A$AP Mob’s “Cozy Tapes 2,” Lil Uzi Vert’s “Luv is Rage 2,” and XXXTENTACTION’s “17.” However, the best, most provocative album released on this date seemed to fly under most everybody’s ra...

“Crown Heights” most earnest film of the year

“Crown Heights” most earnest film of the year

Jeff Boudreaux, Contributor

September 11, 2017


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Winner of the prestigious Audience Award for best dramatic film at Sundance, “Crown Heights” is the most earnest film of the year, if not one of the best. Written and directed by Matt Ruskin (“The Hip Hop Project,” “Booster”), this heart-wrenching drama is based on the true story of Colin Warner,...

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