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Editorial: There is more to life than what’s on Earth

Conspiracy theorists debate many topics, but one that seems to be more widely accepted is that aliens are real. At the Spectator, we believe that there is no feasible way that Earth is the only planet in the universe that has life. According to Britannica Dictionary, the word alien is a noun that means “a creature that comes from somewhere ...

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People Poll: Marvel vs. DC

  “Marvel has become tiresome in terms of movies. Meanwhile, DC’s animated flicks are still amazing.” Daniel DeMesseman, sophomore secondary education major with a concentration in history “I definitely enjoy watching marvel more than DC, so I’m going to have to choose marvel.” Maggie Stewart, freshman pre-medicine biology major “I definitely like Marvel better. I strongly believe that their characters ...

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Opinion: Fan culture helped define our generation

Fan culture has taken social media by storm. Everywhere you go, you can find accounts dedicated to TV shows, movies, fictional characters, content creators and celebrities, especially on Twitter and Instagram. More often than not, what has been named “stan culture” is the butt of a long running online joke. Accounts like these are often seen as cringy or obsessive, ...

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Editorial: Biden’s plan to forgive student loans

On Aug. 24, Biden announced via Twitter his plan for forgiving federal student loans, a campaign promise he made during the 2020 election. According to the plan, up to $10,000 of your loans can be cancelled if you didn’t receive Pell Grants, and up to $20,000 if you did receive Pell. This only applies to those earning less than $125,000 ...

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OPINION: Big Ten expansion brings uncertainty for college athletics

On June 30, the University of Southern California (USC) and University of California of Los Angeles (UCLA) made a seismic decision to leave behind their longtime conference, the Pac-12, for the Big Ten in 2024. This move is easily the most surprising in the latest round of conference realignment in college athletics. However, it has since been widely seen as one ...

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Column: gun violence should be stopped after Uvalde shooting

On Tuesday, May 24, a little over a week since the shooting at Tops Friendly Markets in Buffalo, New York, 19 fourth grade students and two teachers were killed in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The shooting comes as we approach the ten-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, which left 20 first grade students and ...

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Editorial: social media use raises mental health concerns

One of the greatest inventions in the past few decades is the internet, which allow people to google answers to questions and watch cat videos. When social media became popular, it opened a wide door of possibilities. First came Myspace, then Facebook, then around 2010, there came a plethora of social media websites and apps. Alongside the social media explosion ...

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‘Heartstopper’ Review: a must add to your watch list

“Heartstopper,” Netflix’s newest LGBTQ+ show, dropped on April 22 and is a show that everyone should watch for more than its wholesome content. The show was originally a 2016 webtoon comic by Alice Oseman, which follows British teens Charlie Spring and Nick Nelson on their unlikely friendship as they navigate high school, teenage love and self-discovery. “Heartstopper” had a 5-year ...

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Progress in the eyes of a Lady Blazer

Written by Grace Beyer, Special to the Spectator. Photo courtesy of Grace Beyer. As I jog out of the locker room, around the corner and out toward the gymnasium, I look around. In front of me, a couple of my teammates line up by a big sign that reads “Nease High School Women’s Basketball Game at 6 p.m.!” My coach ...

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