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You’re Dumb and Wrong: Critiquing a movie as ‘overrated’ is lazy

This is me, looking at Facebook comments on any given column. Image by Lucasfilm Ltd.

By Jeremy Brown, Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 2, 2019

It's easy for critical entertainment audiences to blow off popular movies as either watered-down for the masses or overrated. The latter is an obnoxious blanket statement with immediately less effort than anything the audience is criticizing.

Opinion: If you want to combat rape culture, stop normalizing porn addiction

Opinion: If you want to combat rape culture, stop normalizing porn addiction

By Jeremy Brown, Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 1, 2019

By normalizing porn addiction, I think we, as a society, unintentionally enable misrepresentations of sex.

Opinion: Six things to consider when adopting a dog in college

A Saluki dog looks towards the crowd on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, during the Southern Illinois Salukis' matchup against the Evansville Purple Aces at SIU Arena.

By Elizabeth Biernacki, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2019

Curling up next to a big ball of fur is always something I’ve looked forward to with my dog at home, which is why I have been highly considering adopting a dog in college. However, with adopting comes a boatload of responsibility and considering all of the possibilities can be quite overwhelming.

Opinion: Better than butter, Mayo belongs on grilled cheese

Jacob Lorenz holds up a grilled cheese sandwich and a jar of Hellman’s Mayonnaise on April 4, 2019, in his apartment at the Saluki Pointe.

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2019

What I am about to tell you may shock you – I eat my grilled cheese with mayonnaise instead of butter. I know what you’re thinking, I was clearly raised in a parallel dimension where the world never developed butter.

Letter to the Editor: ‘Where is Mike Henry’s response?’

Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry talks about Thursday's shooting death of 19-year-old Javon T. Trott, of Johnston City, on Friday, March 10, 2017, at Carbondale Civic Center.

By Rebecca Schlosser

April 24, 2019

"Two whole weeks have passed and the city of Carbondale has yet to hear a word from Mike Henry in regard to the events that took place in his home in the early hours of March 30th, or why he lied about them."

In the War Room with Warfel: Women athletes deserve more recognition

Tyjuana Eason, a sophomore majoring in psychology, poses with her medals won at the MVC Indoor T&F Championships at Cedar Falls Iowa. Where she was the top-point earner for the Saluki women.

By Adam Warfel, Sports Editor

April 23, 2019

I hope you sit back and instead of complaining Saluki Athletics has had a terrible year, look towards the women and admire their efforts and their abilities in bringing recognition back to SIU.

Opinion: Plagued with issues, Thompson Point buses are worse than walking

The Campus Loop bus departs from its bus stop on Wednesday, April, 2019, in front of SIU’s Student Center.

By Grace Schneider and Emily Cooper

April 19, 2019

The buses are a means of transportation for students on campus but Thompson Point Direct is a struggle bus that practically tells you to walk instead.

You’re Dumb and Wrong: Netflix’s browsing menu sucks

The Netflix logo on Sept. 19, 2014 in Paris.

By Jeremy Brown, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 17, 2019

I'm not going to say Hulu's menus are better, or Amazon Prime Video's pause button is acceptable, or Amazon Prime Video is even a good name – but as the #1 streaming service, Netflix's browsing menu is like an overeager second date with a bad laugh.

In the War Room with Warfel: Lebron James made the Lakers worse

The Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against the Milwaukee Bucks' Brook Lopez (11) in the second half at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, March 1, 2019.

By Adam Warfel, Sports Editor

April 17, 2019

"My argument however does not hinge on James not being an elite player and clearly having the ability to make his team better – it's that James made the Lakers worse by stunting the development of young players."

The great pet debate — who’s better cats or dogs?

Alaina and Heather Reno, of Carterville, walk dogs on Saturday, March 23, 2019, for Wright Way Animal Rescue’s “Hike with a Homeless Dog” event at Giant City State Park.

By Elizabeth Biernacki, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

We all love a cute animal that will spend its time with us as we procrastinate doing our work, but which do you prefer, a cat or a dog?

You’re Dumb and Wrong: 5 out of 10 should not be a mediocre review score

You're Dumb and Wrong: 5 out of 10 should not be a mediocre review score

By Jeremy Brown, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 10, 2019

"When I got a 59.6% in Trigonometry, I failed the class and nearly got kicked out of my high school's production of Shrek the Musical," Jeremy Brown, arts and entertainment editor, writes.

In the War Room with Warfel: Time to turn your eyes to the Stanley Cup playoffs

In the War Room with Warfel: Time to turn your eyes to the Stanley Cup playoffs

By Adam Warfel, Sports Editor

April 10, 2019

"Fighting is considered a major penalty in hockey, but since it takes two to tango in a fight, both players normally end up in the box, thus negating the advantage of having extra players on the ice for either team when a penalty is called."

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