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Look again, Mr. Hogue

By: Brent Raines ~Sports Editor~ Let’s get this out of the way now: Ben Carson and Donald Trump are irrelevant. Neither will be the Republican nominee or your next president. Despite what esteemed Opinions and Editorials Editor Jonathan Hogue wrote in this space last week, their words should not be taken as a hateful and … Continue reading

Advice: No hookup for us

By: Abrena Rowe ~Copy Editor~ Has anyone said, “You just need to hook up with someone?” I get told this often. I complain about being single and my friends’ solution is, “Just hook up with a cute guy or girl,” and then the problem is solved. No, that’s not how it works for me. Call … Continue reading

Our problems are just that: our problems A perspective on how individuals view U.S. foreign policy

By: Jonathan S. Hogue ~Opinions & Editorials Editor~ It is true, the world is a dangerous place. People should not be surprised when they hear political leaders stress this fact during highprofile speeches. With recent attacks in Paris, Beirut and Syria, it is hard to watch the news and not feel sad about the state … Continue reading

Cecilia’s Art Corner

By: Cecilia Nonis ~Managing Editor~  

Creed has ‘electric’ performances

By: Jacob Mueller ~Staff Writer~ “Creed” is the newest chapter in the “Rocky” franchise, starring Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed, the son of the fictional boxing legend Apollo Creed. Sylvester Stallone returns once again as the iconic character Rocky Balboa. He mentors and trains Adonis to become a boxer in this film sensation. “Creed” … Continue reading

Cincinnati Art Exhibit rings in New Year

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ To end this year’s final month and to ring in the new year, the Cincinnati Art Museum will feature many notable exhibitions. It is currently showcasing an especially unique exhibition: the Tree of Life. This exhibition of the art piece, which opened on Nov. 17 and will be on display … Continue reading

Christkindlmarkt comes to Fountain Square

By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~ Spending time outside at Fountain Square may be the last thing anyone wants to do during the cold winter months, but there is something to be said for the quaint, temporary German village that overtakes Cincinnati’s downtown park during November and December. This winter, Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt celebrates its fourth year … Continue reading

‘This Is Our Youth’ is a success

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ Chronicling the misadventures and anxieties of coming-of-age, Xavier Theatre’s presentation of Kenneth Lonergan’s “This is Our Youth” provided a fulfilling, well-performed entry into its expanding collection of successful shows. Directed by Ed Stern, “This is Our Youth” follows the boyish Warren (Griff Bludworth), escaping his abusive home life and crashing … Continue reading

Opinion: ‘Jessica Jones’ Netflix series triumphs

By: James Neyer ~Staff Writer~ “Doing something… good, it helps with the self-loathing,” This quote by Jessica Jones (Kristen Ritter) to her lawyer friend Jeri Hogarth (Carrie Ann Moss), seems to define who Jessica Jones is as she struggles to overcome her Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in “Jessica Jones.” This Netflix-exclusive show is different from any other … Continue reading

Macy’s Downtown Dazzle gives back

By: Megan Lux ~Staff Writer~ Guests gathered in Fountain Square over the weekend for Macy’s Downtown Dazzle where they celebrated Christmas festivities and ways to give back during the holiday season. The evening began with a performance from the Young Professionals Choral Collective (YPCC) and the Cincinnati Boychoir. These choirs formed at Below Zero Lounge … Continue reading