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Culture Wellness

Drunk Driving Dangers on College Campuses

Image Source: Unsplash According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, over 1,800 college students die from alcohol-related injuries every year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 30 Americans die every day in drunk driving crashes. These unfortunate statistics speak for themselves. Despite countless efforts to dissuade students from driving drunk, […]

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Culture Government

The Age of the Pampered Princelings

What in the world is a Pampered Princeling? How about Donald J. Trump for one. His son and son in law for another. As Naomi Klein recently wrote in The Intercept: Trump has been sucking on a spigot of his father’s cash nonstop since he was in diapers, becoming a millionaire by middle school. According […]

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Film

“Glass” – Movie Review

By Bob Garver Director M. Night Shyamalan is known for his twist endings, and 2017’s “Split” ended on a doozie. It turned out that the movie, which featured an antagonist named Kevin (James McAvoy) with 24 distinct personalities, one of which was a kill-happy Beast, took place in the same world as 2000’s “Unbreakable,” wherein […]

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Film

“Ralph Breaks the Internet”

By Bob Garver “Wreck-It Ralph” was one of my favorite movies of 2012. The look inside the lives of video game characters should have won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature that year instead of “Brave.” Six years later, we’re getting a sequel that finds the oafish, well-meaning villain (John C. Reilly) going on another […]

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Film

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”

By: Bob Garver The “Fantastic Beasts” series exists as a way for J.K. Rowling to build on the extremely lucrative Wizarding World franchise without continuing to shove Harry Potter down our throats. Taking place in the 1920’s, the prequel series follows magical animal expert Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) as he tries to go about caring […]

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Film

“Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” – A Movie Review

By Bob Garver I am of the boring opinion that the 1966 animated holiday classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” is a work of genius and the 2000 live-action take on the same story is an ugly, mean-spirited abomination. Is it any surprise that the new animated film “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” falls somewhere in […]

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Community Culture Government Wellness

What is Next Muncie?

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana Blog– In case you’ve not discovered the connections between all things Muncie, we have a trust fund managed by Jud Fisher, a descendant of the Ball Family who became incredibly wealthy off access to cheap natural gas and low land and labor costs. They amassed a fortune even though their […]

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Culture Wellness

How STD Stigma Negatively Affects Men

Muncie, Indiana Blog – The term “toxic masculinity” is thrown around a lot nowadays by the media and feminist journalistic communities. This isn’t necessarily unfair or unfounded — after all, people like Harvey Weinstein got away with their abusive actions for years before any allegations were taken seriously. While it’s easy to feel attacked when […]

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Community Food/Drink

How to Make Your Local Farmers Market a Force for Positive Change

How is Your Local Farmers Market Changing Culture Muncie, Indiana Blog – The Midwest is notorious for its glorious farmer’s markets where the food is fresh, abundant and tasty. Some would argue that the Midwest is best when it comes to growing good food. People across the country want to support the local economy and eat […]

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Business Community Culture Government

Papa John Schnatter Still on Ball State’s Center

Muncie, Indiana BLOG– In a world where our POTUS has given the term “bad weeks” a new meaning, a close second would have to be John Schnatter’s fall from grace as CEO & Chairman of Papa John’s Pizza franchise. His pizza empire has lost over 30% of its value since his last November comment about […]