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Discussing the Oscars Incident

By Mikayla Anding Web Content Contributor It’s been all over social media since Monday. We’ve all talked about it with our friends. We know more about this incident than what’s going on in Ukraine. Yes, when Will Smith smacked the *bleep* out of Chris Rock at the Oscars. This incident rocked our world somehow, as many conversations between friends this week turned into deep analyses over it. “Whose side are […]

todayApril 1, 2022 56

Three mini classic arcade games side by side. On the far left, a black game with red buttons and colored stickers with “Galaga” written on the top. In the middle, a yellow game with red buttons and “Pac-Man” written on the top. On the right, a yellow and white game with red buttons with a multi-color “Mappy”written on the top. There is a red and white hue overlay on the photo.


Rewind to the ’80s

By Hannah Brown Web Content Contributor Among the bold colors and big hair, the 1980s are synonymous with retro gaming, questionable fashion and "The Empire Strikes Back." Often referred to as the decade of greed, it began with the election of Ronald Reagan and the highly anticipated royal wedding of Lady Diana and Prince Charles. In 1983, the first mobile phones were introduced to the United States and Microsoft released […]

todayMarch 15, 2022 64

A photo from The Last of Us Part II of characters Ellie and Dina about to kiss.


Three Fictional Pride Icons

By Andrea MauWeb Content Contributor With June coming to an end, major events such as the second wave of COVID-19 and racial tensions are hot topics on our minds. However, we mustn’t forget that June is also the month of Pride and celebrating the LGBTQ+ community will further contribute to the civil rights movements prevalent today, which work against discrimination and brutality based on race or sexual preference. With that […]

todayJune 27, 2020 183

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My Undying Love for Gilmore Girls

By Piper BlakeWeb Content Contributor If you are a chronic coffee lover or bookish teenaged girl, you might love Gilmore Girls as much as I do. Even though I watched and enjoyed the episodes of Gilmore Girls that played on television throughout my childhood, I never realized I would be able to relate to the show as much as I do now in my early adulthood. Here are a few reasons […]

todayFebruary 27, 2019 58

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The Gen Show: The Past Infatuations & Dating Apps

By Jaden Edison and Maria CorazaPodcast Producers The Gen Show with Jaden and Maria mixes early-to-mid-00s pop culture, nostalgic references, and happenings in tech & social media.  In each episode, we will basically talk about what’s relevant in this day and age as we reminisce on what our generation grew up with. Overall, The Gen Show aims to strike the conversation of the good ‘ole days and how weird, interesting […]

todayFebruary 12, 2019 41

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Philosophy Mixed

Philosophy Mixed: Advanced Technologies and Popular Culture

By Nick WilliamsHost From the Texas State Department of Philosophy and KTSW, welcome to Philosophy Mixed, the podcast series exploring philosophy and the nature of things. This session analyzes the philosophy of modern technological advancement as it intertwines with popular culture. Participants Facilitators: Rebecca Farinas, Texas State Department of Philosophy; Nick Williams, KTSW Guests: Kyle Davidson, University of Tartu, computer science and semiotics; Aimee Roundtree, English, Texas State University; Dr. […]

todayJanuary 9, 2019 147

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Rap Influence in Pop Culture

By Isaac Muñoz Rap Journalist Undoubtedly, the rap genre has grown from something that only influences neighborhoods where popular rappers were from to where a rappers influence has control over neighborhoods across the world. Rap influences people of all ages, race, and gender across the globe. The genre’s impact on pop culture has clearly influenced fashion, ideals, and trends that the masses gravitate to because of rappers recognition. Rap and […]

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The Beginning of Mad Genre

By Jenise Jackson Blog Content Contributor Back in 2013, I decided to check out a podcast that was co-hosted by one of my favorite YouTube personalities, Kid Fury. After just five minutes of listening to The Read, I was struck with this idea of starting my own podcast. At the time, I was only 16 and did not really have anything to talk about that I felt people would be […]

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