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Living in Fiction: Why We Get Attached to Stories

Living in Fiction: Why We Get Attached to Stories

Abigail Werry November 12, 2021

ILLUSTRATION BY TIFFANI NELSON “Harry Potter,” “The Chronicles of Narnia,” “The Hobbit,” “The Hunger Games,” “Uncharted,” “Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse,” “Game of Thrones,”...

Another Obligatory and Unqualified “Donda” Review

Another Obligatory and Unqualified “Donda” Review

Grace Marie Burton October 7, 2021

Illustration by Olivia Vennel Kayne West and his latest release, “Donda,” truly need no introduction. We all watched the usual public stunts, social media posts, postponed release dates, and overall...

Paranormal Craze: Trends

“Paranormal Craze”: Trends

Jenna Bal October 6, 2021

Illustration by Tiffani Nelson In 2005, Stephanie Meyer published her first book, “Twilight,” which chronicles the life of shy girl Bella as she moves to a new town. Naturally, Bella falls in love...

Romanticizing Serial Killers

Romanticizing Serial Killers

Maria McGinnis February 20, 2021

Illustration by Miranda Sepúlveda Pop culture has the power to impact viewers in a variety of ways. Maybe you watched “Gossip Girl” and started incorporating headbands into your wardrobe because...

On Video Games and Escapism

On Video Games and Escapism

Sarah McGinnis November 10, 2020

Featured image by Miranda Sepúlveda With the uncertainty ushered in by America’s current climate, people are seeking an escape. One of the best ways to avoid reality is to dive into another world,...

50 Years of Pop: Then & Now

50 Years of Pop: Then & Now

Maria Serra May 4, 2020

Written by Maria Serra for Spring 2020 print issue of The Burr Magazine Exploring stages of pop culture is essential when reflecting on our past and examining our present. Our art, worldviews and even...

Movie Soundtrack History

Movie Soundtrack History

Grace Marie Burton April 16, 2020

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3jKVlcmyEyz3KDCi4swBM1?si=Wv0irMpgRNi0Jt3ikZvzWA Even before films had any speaking roles, music was still a colossal element of the early movie adventure. Early...

America’s War with Iran: Should You Be Worried About The Draft?

America’s War with Iran: Should You Be Worried About The Draft?

Jacqueline Flickinger February 12, 2020

Featured image by Porapak Apichodilok from Pexels Point of view: It is 2020. Australian bushfires have wiped out the Outback, the coronavirus is spreading, Kobe has died in a helicopter...

Kent State junior becomes TikTok famous

Kent State junior becomes TikTok famous

Kaitlyn Finchler February 10, 2020

A Kent State junior has over 36,000 followers on TikTok. Jake, also known as @sir.mclovin, has been making TikToks since Oct. 2019.  Jake has videos ranging from Fortnite dances to his most recent...

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