“Thor: Ragnarok” Movie Review

December 4, 2017

While lacking emotional resonance, Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Ragnarok” proves immensely enjoyable. “Thor: Ragnarok” continues the adventures of Thor — portrayed by Chris Hemsworth — within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The destruction of Thor’s homeworld, Asgard, […]

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Hit or Miss: Agent Carter

January 15, 2015

The Index has scoured the Internet and gone deep into the recesses of Netflix to find  the things you have yet to discover. We lie in wait for new entertainment to hit the web or […]

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Movie Review: Big Hero 6

November 23, 2014

As you might expect from a Disney film, “Big Hero 6” was fun, adorable, and heartwarming. The main character, Hiro, is a witty teenager who is dealing with the death of his best friend and […]

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Learn how to live alone

September 4, 2014

Some of you live alone. I am in awe of that.

Having a living situation where you often are the only person in your building is great for some people, but terrifying for someone with out-of-control anxiety like me. So when I realized I would have to spend a week alone in my house before my roommates showed up, I didn’t know how I would be able to stay calm — but I ended up learning a lot from the experience. If you have to live alone and you’re like me, here are some tips to maintain your sanity and make you feel safe in your own house. […]

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Take a walk and relax

August 17, 2014

As I understand it, the fun and the challenge of college is figuring things out for oneself, making it strange that I now am giving the class of 2018 the shortlist of my favorite walks in Kirksville. Consider it a tiny head-start rather than a cheat-sheet. If you need some quiet and fresh air during your time at Truman State, consider these trustworthy routes.

Big Creek Conservation Area

A short drive down Boundary Road from the University Farm, Big Creek is a restored oak-savanna habitat. Before modern agriculture, this county was a transition between the prairies of the west and the oak-hickory forests of the east. Big Creek is a decent approximation of what this county might have looked like before European settlers. With broad trails, steep hills with scenic outlooks and an open canopy that prevents you from getting lost, this park is ideal if you have a free morning or afternoon and want some fresh air. This is one place I will be conducting morning bird surveys for a research project this fall. […]

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Superheroes assemble for big screen adaptations

April 24, 2014

It’s a great year to be a superhero — you know, if you’re into that sort of thing. For those of us who do not take to the streets in a blaze of vigilantism, the best place to see superheroes in action, and avoid being arrested for good-intentions-turned-disastrous-reality-checks, is the big screen.
Here’s a look at what superhero films are in store for the rest of the year.

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Three weeks ago, Marvel Studios released “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” its ninth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Other films in the MCU include three “Iron Man” movies, one “Hulk” movie, two “Thor” movies, the first “Captain America” movie, and the superhero team-up “The Avengers.” This second “Captain America” film follows Steve Rogers as he adjusts to the 21st century, and the new way the government and S.H.I.E.L.D. work.
What’s smart about this film is it puts Captain America up against America itself, as Steve soon realizes his enemies may be the people he works with. […]