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Britney Spears poses for photoshoot in 1999. Since topping charts as a 17-year-old pop sensation, Britney faced a spiral of incidents that kept the media focused on her presence.

How we failed Britney Spears

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor May 14, 2021

The first question asked by the host of “Star Search,” after Britney Spears gave her dream debut performance of the Judds’ “Love Can Build a Bridge,” was “do you have a boyfriend?” It is...

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The new classification of being

Opinion: Why the term “super straight” is disrespectful

Kamryn Drake, Staff Writer April 13, 2021

“Super straight” is a term used by people who are only attracted to a person who identifies as their born gender. The term “super straight” has been used to show discrimination against transgender...

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The official logo for the 2021 Academy Awards. The nominations will be announced on March 15, 2021, and the ceremony itself will be held on April 25, 2021.

Oscar race begins to come together following hectic year for film

Noah Sparkman, Staff Writer March 3, 2021

Even after what could reasonably be considered to be a barren year for film, the Oscar race is now fully underway, and is more intense than one might expect. Following the Hollywood Foreign Press Association...

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Actors Maddie Ziegler and Kate Hudson are two stars of the new movie

Opinion: Sia’s ableism is not ‘Music’ to the ears

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer January 28, 2021

Sia’s approach to representing the autistic community in her upcoming film “Music” is particularly tone-deaf, and she owes them more than an apology. In November 2020, Australian singer Sia released...

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Kanye West plans to expand Wyoming ranch into Yeezy Campus

Kanye West plans to expand Wyoming ranch into Yeezy Campus

Jackson Collins, Director of Visuals December 30, 2020

Rapper and mogul Kanye West is not new to making headlines for his provocative behavior, and he’s now reaching new levels of nonconformity with his proposed Yeezy Campus. While Yeezy was once known...

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Female rappers should be given the same chance as men

Nicholis Emmons, Staff Writer November 24, 2020

The hip-hop and rap music genres have historically been known almost as a boys-only club, with the subject of many songs being about swagger, violence, sex, and masculinity. This has left very little room...

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Does the U.S. have the right to ban TikTok?

Nicholis Emmons, Staff Writer October 20, 2020

NOTE: This story is part of a Point/Counterpoint Opinion. Check out this link to see the other side! On the surface, BytDance’s “TikTok” may seem like a completely normal social media app, similar...

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TikTok is a beneficial app for people trying to express themselves

Sophie Hance, Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2020

NOTE: This story is part of a Point/Counterpoint Opinion. Check out this link to see the other side! Over the past couple years, a new social media app has become wildly popular with people all around...

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A screenshot of an iPhone layout with pacer app covers

Pacer themed IOS app covers

Teagan Knutson, Photographer October 19, 2020

With the launch of the IOS 14 update, many users are taking full advantage of the app cover feature offered through the Shortcuts app. Below are 25 icons that you can use as Pacer-themed app covers for...

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