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REVIEW: ‘Escaping Twin Flames’ shows the scary truth of modern cult

Sascha Harvey, Opinion editor December 7, 2023

“Escaping Twin Flames” is a documentary miniseries about the Twin Flames Universe cult. Despite the long title, the series is relatively short, spanning only three episodes but managing to recount...

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OPINION: Is Lily Wu what Wichita really needs?

Shaylee Jacobs-Wilson, Reporter December 6, 2023

With the recent mayoral election on Nov. 7, Wichita voters were faced with a difficult choice between incumbent mayor Brandon Whipple and challenger Lily Wu. Despite having little to no political experience...

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REVIEW: Welcome back to ‘Good Burger,’ 26 years later

Jacinda Hall, Podcast editor December 6, 2023

“Good Burger” is a 1997 classic that gained popularity among fans of  “All That” and other  Nickelodeon shows that aired during the late 90s and early 2000s.  The movie is cheesy, but there’s...

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REVIEW: Pomme’s new album ‘Saisons’ captures haunting beauty of shifting seasons

Genesis Merriett, Reporter December 5, 2023

Singer, songwriter and musician Pomme may just be the folk French lesbian you need in your life.  Part one of her newest album, “Saisons,” meaning seasons in French, was released on Dec. 1, and...

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REVIEW: ‘Thanksgiving’ slasher teaches that Black Friday is not worth the trouble

Jacinda Hall, Podcast editor December 2, 2023

Anyone who has had any sort of history class knows that Plymouth, Massachusetts, is the town known for the first Thanksgiving. The newly released slasher “Thanksgiving,” starring 80s teen heartthrob...

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REVIEW: ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,’ a necessary, if not underwhelming, character study

Salsabila Attaria, Arts & culture editor November 29, 2023

I’ve had to remind myself multiple times that in order to be fair in my opinions of “The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes,” I have to let go of the expectation that the movie would give me the same...

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OPINION: How to come up with your ideas and develop them

Tyler Guthrie, Columnist November 28, 2023

Thinking, organizing and creating ideas into a congruent structure can be difficult to execute. Whether it’s outlining a 10,000-word paper for an English class or writing a thought-provoking and moving...

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REVIEW: ‘Priscilla’ extends mournful piece of American mythos

Trinity Ramm, Managing editor November 24, 2023

When I saw Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” for the first time, I couldn’t help but feel like I just walked out of Elvis Presley’s funeral. More than a year later, Sofia Coppola’s “Priscilla” invites...

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REVIEW: A definitive ranking of ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Thanksgiving episodes

Sascha Harvey, Opinion editor November 23, 2023

Thanksgiving offers up some of the best “Bob’s Burgers” episodes in the entire series. Their sweet (and funny) family moments, paired with Bob’s culinary skills and Thanksgiving obsession, make...

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OPINION: Six films that navigate uncomfortable truths of Thanksgiving

Monique Bever, Reporter November 23, 2023

Thanksgiving remains divided between a designated time to spend time with family and a reminder of food insecurity, cultural alienation and America’s Indigenous genocide.  With these films, celebrate...

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REVIEW: ‘A Murder at the End of the World’ captures its audience with mesmerizing and chilling ambience

Tyler Guthrie, Columnist November 21, 2023

“A Murder at the End of the World” is a new murder mystery and psychological thriller brought to viewers by FX and Hulu. The series stars Emma Corrin, who played Princess Diana in “The Crown.”...

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REVIEW: Go for a walk and listen to Jennette McCurdy’s ‘Hard Feelings’ podcast

Piper Pinnetti, Reporter November 18, 2023

Shame, anger, fear and guilt are top difficult feelings that Jennette McCurdy has faced. To challenge these feelings, McCurdy has released her new podcast “Hard Feelings” near the end of October.  This...

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