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The Indiana Daily Student


OPINION: This week’s hot takes


Jack Davis: Going to the movie theater is so much better than watching a movie on a streaming service. There is something about the environment of watching a movie with people that cannot be replicated while streaming it. For example, when you watch a horror movie, you get scared together or when you watch a Marvel movie, you get excited together. It is just a fun experience. If given the chance to watch at home or in a theater, I will choose theater every time. 

Isabella Vesperini: We’re never too old to play Minion Rush. I would play all the time as a kid. If the creators didn’t make the bad decision to change the game, I would be more inclined to play it more. Now, they only let you complete a mission in Minion Rush before ending your run; they don’t let you continue to collect bananas until you die in the game. You can’t even go to different worlds, like inside the tunnels, on the streets or in houses. It's not as entertaining and it makes me depressed.  

Natalie Fitzgibbons: A good, well-made black coffee is always better than any coffee with cream and sugar. When you add cream or sugar, it takes away from the taste of the coffee. What’s the point of drinking it if you can’t taste it? 

Joey Sills: Chicken tenders shouldn’t be eaten with ketchup, but I think ranch is fine. 

Danny William: The film “Sound of Freedom” is not educational or even important. It is actually the definition of an exploitation film –– “a film that tries to succeed financially by exploiting current trends, niche genres, or lurid content.” No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, “Sound of Freedom” shouldn’t be regarded above the typical grindhouse exploitation flicks. Go watch “I Spit on Your Grave” or “Death Wish” and experience exploitation with some decorum. 

Jared Quigg: I despise George Orwell. My hatred of him is mostly politically motivated – he did have some talent as a writer, admittedly. In one of his essays, he wrote that every line of serious work he put out after 1936 (including “Animal Farm” and “1984”) was written against “totalitarianism” and for “democratic socialism.” And yet it seems like every day I see a conservative evoke Orwell to denounce socialism. This is not to mention that Orwell famously snitched on his comrades to the British government, providing them with a list of suspected communists – so much for standing against totalitarianism. If Orwell’s goal was to advance a political agenda, he is a resounding failure as a writer; he is a reactionary and a traitor to the cause of socialism. 

Gentry Keener: Travis Kelce does not owe Taylor Swift for making him famous necessarily, but she did give him a name outside of the football community. Yes, Travis Kelce is an incredibly well-known football player and one of the biggest names in the NFL right now. However, if you do not watch football or are not interested in the sport, most people did not know his name prior to Taylor Swift watching the Chiefs game.  

Leila Faraday: I love going to the dentist and having their latex gloved hands prod around my teeth and gums. It is so relaxing, makes me feel clean and the special tooth polish they use tastes so delicious. 

Prakriti Khurana: "Pride and Prejudice" is one of the most famous romance classics but even Jane Austen wasn’t able to find her love. She remained single for her entire life, and her writing about love is too idealistic and not a portrayal of reality. 

Faith Badgley: Flowers don’t smell good. I don’t think I’ve ever come across a flower and thought that it smelled nice. Flower scented things, like from Bath and Body Works, smell good, but the actual flower, not so much. Flowers are much better to just look at rather than to smell.  

Jacob Lubarsky: Learning a second language should be a necessity in American school systems. There are 142 countries that require their citizens learn English. We should also require that children learn another globally spoken language.  

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