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Zach Ienatsch

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Don’t upgrade your iPhone unless you have to

Nothing encapsulates the culture of the modern age better than Apple’s iPhone. Limitless technology and information in the palm of every hand connect people...

Combating air pollution ultimately benefits humans

When individuals think about environmental activism or conservation, it is likely that the first thought is of the benefit to plants and animals, what...

Texas State should require physical education again

Texas State University currently offers about 60 different physical fitness and wellness classes, ranging from basic exercise courses to the National Collegiate Athletic Association sports...
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SXSW film review: “Isle of Dogs”

The closing feature for the SXSW film festival this year was Wes Anderson’s stop-motion film “Isle of Dogs." After an impressive, crowd-pleasing line-up for the festival,...
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SXSW film festival analysis: the benefits of representing urban communities

An important quality of a diverse collection of stories is the inclusion of underrepresented communities. Not an abstract conception of a group of people...
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Hatred of veganism is rooted in toxic masculinity

For vegans and vegetarians, adherence to a plant-based diet can sometimes draw the ire of friends, family or random strangers while eating for nourishment....
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SXSW film festival analysis: the unexpected power of comedy

Comedy is not just about making an audience laugh. The art of comedy allows artists to cross lines and provoke questions which cannot be...
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SXSW film festival analysis: women in film

With diversity being a hot button topic, there’s been a long overdue push to include more women in important conversations and in positions of...
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SXSW Film Review: “Blockers” a comedy for the modern era

The daring, sex comedy "Blockers" appears to be another standard predictable adult comedy at first glance. However, the movie dares, and accomplishes, to be...

SXSW Film review: Final Portrait

Actor, writer and director Stanley Tucci’s latest addition to his portfolio, "Final Portrait", qualifies every aspect of the term “passion project”. Adapted from his...