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TV shows are great for more than just mindless binge watching. Television gives us couples to look up to and envy the relationships they have on screen.

5 TV shows worth watching again

By Ariel Morris, Lifestyle writer | January 23, 2022

Some of the best TV shows ever aired have created so much nostalgia through past generations. Shows that brought us entertainment, inspiration, growth and knowledge left a memorable mark on many and are still loved and rewatched to this day. These shows...

Asking students about their interest in Donald Trump impeachment trial

By Kennedy Jones | January 24, 2020

The Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has now entered its fifth day according National Public Radio. Several students in DuSable Hall were asked if they had been following the impeachment trial and what their thoughts are on the subject....

‘Guy Code’ spinoff gives girls hope

By Aymie Telinski | April 21, 2013

MTV’s newest series, “Girl Code,” shows women’s thoughts on things like the definition of a “frenemy” or the proper and courteous way to stand in line while waiting for the bathroom. “Girl Code” is a spinoff of MTV2’s “Guy Code.”...

New ‘Mad Men’ episodes explores Don’s character

By Kevin Bartelt | April 8, 2013

Discovering your true identity is a difficult, often never-ending process. We hope the decisions we make positively effect our future; however, this isn’t always the case. The struggle of understanding one’s identity is an overlapping theme seen once...

‘Bates Hotel’ covers hard-hitting topics

By Kevin Bartelt | March 27, 2013

Remember “Psycho,” probably the scariest film produced in the 1960’s? Well, it’s back with a new modern spin in “Bates Motel.” This contemporary thriller shows viewers how Norman Bates became the killer we all know and love--or maybe hate....

Ouya gaming system looks to overtake the industry

By David Stenger | March 4, 2013

A fourth console will be available for TV gameplay this June. The Ouya is an independent game console created by video game industry veteran Julie Uhrman. It has become the project with the second most funds raised on Kickstarter reaching a little more...

Top five live TV falls

By Aymie Telinski | March 4, 2013

Seeing a celebrity fall on live TV will send me straight to to watch it over and over again. Over the years, I have made a list of my favorite celebrity falls on live TV. 1. Jennifer Lawrence fell as she was walking up the stairs to accept...

Reruns refreshes your love for TV shows

Reruns refreshes your love for TV shows

By Kimberly Randall | February 26, 2013

The general conception of sitting in front of a TV and watching endless hours of TV shows is that nothing good can come of it; it is purely a waste of time and a source for inactivity and laziness. Thus, it would seemingly be better for you to get up...

The geek phenomenon is here to stay

By Jen Weddle | February 18, 2013

If the lyrics from the song “The Geeks Get the Girls” by American Hi-Fi were trying to tell us something about geeks invading pop culture and the hearts of women, I think they were right. In a perfect world, all the geeks get the girl and even losers...

Thanksgiving TV recap

By Kevin Bartelt | November 25, 2012

Unfortunately, Thanksgiving break is over. However, I enjoyed a few different shows this week. Happy Endings had a really funny Thanksgiving episode. The friends watch an episode that showed Alex on The Real World in 2002. It’s hilarious how accurate...

Parks and Recreation teaches viewers about love

By Kevin Bartelt | November 11, 2012

Season five of Parks and Recreation just keeps getting better and better. For those who are not caught up, SPOILER ALERT: Ben (Adam Scott) proposes to Leslie (Amy Poehler). With no fear of losing my man card, I can confidently say that Ben and Leslie...

‘Happy Endings’ will fill your ’30 Rock’ void

By Kevin Bartelt | November 4, 2012

Are you sad that 30 Rock is ending and want to fill the comedic void in your heart? Happy Endings just started its third season and the show is definitely getting funnier. The first season was...OK. It was an average comedy at best. However, season two...

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