Remember the inconvenience of having to balance your checkbook before you could go out Friday night, just to make sure you had enough money to last the weekend? Me neither. These days, most people keep their banks in their pockets — and if anyone’s using a checkbook, it’s your mom. Now that virtually every millennial …

Photo by Steve Barnum / Contributing Writer Story by Steve Barnum / Contributing Writer Senior psychology major Ramona Creighton has two freshly inked tattoos of flowers and a black cat on her forearm. She got the black cat tattooed on Friday the 13th and intends to get a white cat that isn’t hissing on her opposite arm …

Photo Courtesy of Fencesmovie.com On Tuesday the Academy announced the full roster of nominations for the 2017 Academy Awards, more affectionately known as “the Oscars.” Critics and common moviegoers reacted to the news, celebrating well-deserved nods and critiquing snubs. While no one was surprised to see some of the season’s most buzzed-about films, like “Manchester …

Story and photos by Wes McIntyre / Contributing Writer and Photographer Local restaurant and music venue The Block hosted its final show on Saturday night before closing its doors due to slow business. Owned by chef Manny Santana and operated by Quinten Thornten, The Block was a relatively new venue that focused on gourmet, grassroots eating, music, …

Photo and story by Steve Barnum / Contributing photographer Agriculture Business major Luke Blackburn laughingly says his historic tattoo of a snake with the saying “Don’t tread on me,” is “badass.” “That’s what I always grew up with, it was like my parent’s slogan,” says the junior. “I wanted the saying but I didn’t want the …

Behind every tattoo is a story — a memory, a reason, a history or even a bad decision. With her blessing, Sidelines has decided to re-up Journalist in Residence Whitney Matheson’s weekly tattoo feature, Tattoosday.  The series ran on Pop Candy, a pop culture blog she ran for 15 years at USA Today. “Honestly, I …