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A graphic shows two images of Sexiest Man Alive award winner Patrick Dempsey. Opinion Columnist Olivia Zapf interviewed students about whether they find Dempsey sexy. (Joey Trella | Northern Star)

Street interviews: Patrick Dempsey, hot or not?

By Olivia Zapf, Assistant Opinion Editor | November 30, 2023

There is no doubt that Patrick Dempsey holds a place in the hearts of many “Grey’s Anatomy” fans. From his role as McDreamy in the hospital drama to his role as a sheriff in the 2023 movie “Thanksgiving,” Dempsey has proven to be a versatile...

Patrick Dempsey poses for photographers at the premiere of the film Ferrari. On Nov. 7, People magazine named Dempsey 2023s Sexiest Man Alive. (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)

Looking back on People’s Sexiest Man Alive

By Lindsay Curtis, Lifestyle Writer | November 15, 2023

Patrick Dempsey is the 35th man crowned People’s Sexiest Man Alive for its November 2023 feature. The former “Grey’s Anatomy” star was announced as Sexiest Man live on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Nov. 7, replacing last year’s title-holder...

(L-R): Amy Adams as Giselle and Maya Rudolph as Malvina Monroe in Disneys live-action DISENCHANTED, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Jonathan Hession. © 2022 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

‘Disenchanted’ enchants audience with mix of magic and music

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | November 28, 2022

Music and magic collide in "Disenchanted," a charming tale full of wonder and whimsical daydreams where we learn the truth of what really happens after 'happily ever after.'  Have you ever made a wish with all your heart? Have you wondered what your...