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New Pixar movie ‘Soul’ presents intriguing, detailed plot

Pixar’s new movie “Soul” offers an intriguing story about exploring the little things in life and features Pixar’s first Black lead. Produced by the same director as the movies “Inside Out” and “Up,” Pete Docter’s “Soul” is a cute, family-friendly film perfect for all ages with its detailed and eye-catching animations. Joe Gardner, voiced by […]

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ lacks substance, falls short of expectations

The newest Wonder Woman movie, “Wonder Woman 1984,” was one of the most anticipated movies of 2020, and its HBO Max release made it easily accessible during the pandemic. Despite critics’ glowing reviews pre-release, the movie proves disappointing, as it fails to follow a coherent and engaging storyline. “Wonder Woman 1984” follows Diana Prince, played […]

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Donald Trump’s normalization of racism to affect America after his departure

Every president wants to leave a legacy behind, one that is consistent with the agenda they have set during their time in the White House. Donald Trump has certainly accomplished this goal. Throughout and before his years in office, Trump has often blamed minorities for problems in the United States. As he departs, Trump will […]

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‘The Mandalorian’ lives up to the hype in its second season

When the first season of “The Mandalorian” was released in 2019, it captivated the world with the famous Baby Yoda. People could not get enough of the Internet sensation for months after they met him. With high expectations going in, season two brings new energy and focus onto Baby Yoda, which is exactly what we […]

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Editorial: Barriers prevent contraceptives from being accessible to U.S. citizens

On March 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama. While the act was primarily meant to extend health coverage to millions of uninsured Americans, it also required insurers and employers to include birth control in their coverage. However, in recent years, states and the Trump-Pence administration have made […]

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Healthcare workers should be required to get COVID-19 vaccine

After almost a year with COVID-19, Moderna and Pfizer have been able to produce and begin to distribute vaccinations in the U.S. For many who have been following the CDC’s guidelines of social distancing and wearing masks, the introduction of an effective vaccine is a light at the end of the tunnel after such a […]

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Editorial: State governments must act on rising coronavirus cases in coming weeks

The coronavirus is draining Ohio.  According to the Institute For Health Metrics and Evaluation, in Ohio, the need for hospital beds is rising, the Intensive Care Units are full, and the number of deaths in the state will more than double by April 1, 2021, exceeding 16,000. With such grim predictions and a lack of […]

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Is it safe for students to travel over winter break?

Pro Mia Diffley Staff Reporter Most students look forward to the rest and relaxation they achieve during the holiday season, along with quality time spent with family and fun vacations they often have. However, with the current rise of COVID-19 numbers and the quick approach of winter break, many have questioned if it is still […]

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Issue 1 passing good news for progressives but requires oversight

Proponents of environmental protection will be happy to hear that Columbus citizens passed Issue 1, the Electric Service Aggregation Program Measure, with an overwhelming 75.55% of voters approving the measure. According to the Dispatch, the issue was focused on clean energy, and the goal is for all Columbus citizens to be placed in an opt-in […]

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Netflix series ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ paints chess in dark light

The new Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit” not only offers a deep plot and character development that leaves audiences wanting more, but its feminism-driven storyline also adds inspiration for young girls looking to get involved in the game of chess.  The main character, Beth Harmon, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, is a chess prodigy who decides […]