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“Hamilton” revolutionizes American theater and storytelling

“Hamilton” revolutionizes American theater and storytelling

John Renfrow, Contributing Reporter

June 24, 2019

The buzz around Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” is inescapable, but it was especially difficult to miss when it came to Louisville for the first time in June to the Kentucky Center for the Arts. The first of two sold-out shows on the last day of performances found me entering the arts center,...

Winter is coming…this month

Winter is coming...this month

India Wong, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2019

On April 14, the eighth and final — and much-anticipated — season of Game of Thrones (GOT) will air its first episode. GOT is a TV show on HBO, based on George R. R. Martin’s book series, “A Song of Ice and Fire.” The series first premiered in April 2011.   Since its premiere, the series received 47 P...

Reviewed: Starlight Distillery’s Private Reserve Brandy

Reviewed: Starlight Distillery's Private Reserve Brandy

John Clere, Managing Editor

March 4, 2019

Brandy, a distillate of wine, faces unfair biases among consumers. For example, buyers see “apple” on the label of an apple brandy bottle and think the drink inside must taste like apples. But does one buy beer and expect it to taste of barley? Does one buy vodka and expect it to taste of wheat?...

The 91st Academy Awards is one for the (Green) books

Peter Farrelly accepts the Best Picture award for

Christian Dimartino, Staff Contributor

February 26, 2019

Audiences look forward to the Oscars just about every year, even though there’s usually an infuriating win or two. Yet they usually have such a strong list of nominees that one can understand why so-and-so lost and why so-and-so won. Not this year though. This year, the Oscars lost all credibility w...

Let me cast my ballot

Let me cast my ballot

Shannon Greer, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2018

In every American politics class, it seems one particular question always comes up – is voting a right or a privilege? The answer, of course, is that it’s a right. The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: “The right of citizens of the United States, who are 18 years of age or older...

We are your citizens, too

We are your citizens, too

Jose Aponte, Interdisciplinary Studies Grad Student; Assistant Director of Student Media

September 19, 2018

Jennifer Ortiz, assistant professor of criminal justice, was not able to reach her grandfather for three months after Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico. He was without power, water or food. The people from the town of Naguabo did what all Puerto Ricans do in times like these, they took ca...

To beef his own

To beef his own

D.T. Richardson, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2018

What’s beef? Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace asked this same question in 1997. In 2018 though, beef seems to be more satisfying than ever. If we want to understand “beef” and its nature, we should ask ourselves, “What’s the meaning of beef anyways? Why is it so appealing in toda...

My Major Problem

My Major Problem

Allison Cloud, Volunteer

September 3, 2018

When you tell people about your major, you’ll get a wide range of responses. For me, some of them are good, but most of them are not. Here are some of the responses I come across regularly as an economics major. “Ew.” Such a small noise that says so much. It has come from friends, peers a...

Speakeasy series goes off the beaten path

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Macy Allgeier, Social Media Editor

April 24, 2018

Last time, I spoke of speakeasies that you can find in hotels around town — Pin + Proof, a fresh, new speakeasy located in the Omni, and the Rathskeller, located in the Seelbach which holds a ton of historical value. This week I am mentioning two speakeasies that are a little more off the beaten pa...

The Honest Scholarship Essay

The Honest Scholarship Essay

Chandler Cooper, Content Editor

April 18, 2018

I write this essay with $14 to my name, a pantry full of ramen noodles and the blackest coffee with a splash of Bailey’s by my side. I haven’t slept in two days. I don’t know what I’m doing in life. I honestly have no clue how I got this far in college. I suppose the premise of this essay is ...

How to Successfully Thunder

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Meleena Richardson, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2018

The smell of funnel cake and Coors Lite fill the air, vibrations of aircrafts echo over the Ohio River and fireworks fill the sky after the sun sets. Life is good, you’re at Thunder Over Louisville. Kentucky is known for many things, one of which is Thunder Over Louisville, the largest firework ...

Speakeasy series explores Louisville’s hidden gems

An old-fashioned served at Pin + Proof.

Macy Allgeier, Social Media Editor

April 6, 2018

The year is 1922. I walk in a barber shop, knock a couple times on the wall — it opens. There’s a room with loud music, people dancing and drinking… Drinking? During the prohibition? What is this place…? Ah!   To my surprise there are still many “speakeasies” around the Kentuckiana area. ...