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Why Arcane Succeeds Where She-Hulk Fails

Although Arcane and She-Hulk differ in style and tone, they both aim to portray their respective female leads as strong characters worthy of audiences’ attention spans. However, Arcane accomplishes this task while She-Hulk fails, and the defining reason is found within the portrayal of their main characters.

She-Hulk (left) and Vi (right) are two strong female characters who are elevated in different ways within their respective shows. “Arcane” is on Netflix, while “She-Hulk” airs on Disney Plus. Photos courtesy of Marvel Studios and Riot Games

Netflix “Dahmer” Series Exposes Mind of a Twisted Man

Netflix has recently released several Jeffrey Dahmer documentaries and series following the story of the serial killer’s life, from a young age up until when he committed his heinous crimes, to his death in prison. Evan Peters gives a chilling performance in “Dahmer- Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” in which he captivates watchers from his mannerisms to the way he talks, his portrayal being truly uncanny to the real deal. This series focuses more on the victims in the case. Each episode follows what happened to a victim and more about their personal lives leading up to their untimely death.

“Dahmer-Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” was released on Sept. 21, 2022, and quickly became one of the most watched series on Netflix, right behind “Stranger Things” season 4. Photo by Emily Retzer

Styx Songs and “So Longs”

A song that was made our “class song” during our senior year of high school rang much too true at the end of the school year. It brought hope and peace to us in a way that other senior classes wouldn’t understand. No one expected our last year of high school to end the way it did, but that Styx song made it all the better.

A senior class gathers together for the last time before graduation, what they thought would be the last time ever. Nostalgia, confusion, uncertainty and sadness were all emotions felt at this moment, thanks in no small part to a global pandemic we were all trying to figure out. A song that we heard over and over this year was one we didn’t expect to ring true during this time. Photo by Allie Pruett

Showcasing Missouri Baptist University’s 2022 International Education Week

This year Missouri Baptist University’s International Education Week took place Nov. 14-18. There are currently 45+ countries represented in the MBU community. This includes traditional F-1 student visa holders (international students) and people born outside of the U.S. who have other visa types or now have permanent residency or citizenship. The purpose of the week was to showcase the wide range of diversity to which MBU caters. With opportunities to try different international foods, play unique sports from other countries and partake in international festivities, International Education Week is a great way for the MBU community to learn new aspects about food, culture and traditions from all around the world. Many MBU students, staff and faculty showed up each day and engaged in the events hosted by the Office of International Experiences, showing their appreciation for the different countries represented at Missouri Baptist University.

With the International Festival being the staple of International Education Week, there is always an assortment of booths to partake in. One table in particular had Korean calligraphy. Junior Jacob Simmons watches Dr. John Han translate his name into Korean during the International Festival. All photos by Jessica Kunkel

Three Sixty St. Louis: A Step Closer to Heaven

Restaurants nowadays are not merely about food anymore. The atmosphere and the experience are today’s keys to attracting customers in the very competitive business of gastronomy. St. Louis offers various locations and diners that provide a good combination of cuisine and ambience, but there is no place quite like Three Sixty St. Louis.

The view of Downtown St. Louis from Three Sixty St. Louis, sitting nearly 400 feet above the ground atop the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark hotel. The restaurant, established in July 2011,  features over 6,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor dining spaces. As the weather begins warming up and Opening Day for the Cardinals is less than two weeks away, you should definitely have this on your list for elevated dining, game watching and people watching.      Photo by Patrick Szymczak

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