The Daily Iowan

No one takes memes seriously; you shouldn’t either

Brooklyn Draisey, Summer Editor

July 16, 2019

A Facebook event calling for a raid on Area 51 is a one silly, fake event in a long line of silly, fake events.  Remember all the event posts about Cloud Gate, also known as the Chicago Bean? There were probably dozens...

Area 51 energy can be brought to real movements too

Elijah Helton, Opinions Editor

July 16, 2019

Obviously, no one is actually going to charge, Monster in hand, into a heavily protected military base. And even if there are a dozen Kyles that try, they’ll just get sent back out into the middle of nowhere in Nevada. I’m...

Prequels hurt stories more than they help

Brooklyn Draisey, Summer Editor

July 1, 2019

Prequels, more often than not, exist only as a method to make more money off something that was already successful without it. Movies such as <i>Oz the Great</i> and <i>Powerful</i>, <i>X-Men Origins:...

Prequels give important context to TV and films

Austin J. Yerington, Columnist

July 1, 2019

“Prequel” — it can be a cash grab, or it can be a dive into the backstory of a popular main character, never spoke about before. But looking through the bad examples and rage-filled internet commenting fans, the style of...