The Vidette's Sports Editors Kade Heather, Jonathan Barlas, and Jake Sermersheim sit down for the spring semester's final Redbird Report. They discuss Illinois State baseball's series loss over the weekend to first-place Indiana State and what it means moving forward, ISU softball's season f…
Illinois State senior wide receiver Spencer Schnell is no stranger to being overlooked.
This week on Pop Culture Addicts, hosts Hannah and Ty “Granddaddy Sandwich” Lesure talk about "Avengers: Endgame" breaking box office numbers, "Star Wars," "The Act" and the 20th anniversary of "Spongebob Squarepants."
Senior Sports Reporter and soon-to-be Sports Editor, Blaine Lewallen joins The Vidette Sports Editors Jonathan Barlas and Kade Heather on this edition of the Redbird Report to discuss ISU women's tennis' NCAA Tournament berth, ISU baseball, and volleyball's 2019 home schedule.
The Vidette Girls talk about finals stress and they ways they overcome the hustle and bustle of "Hell Week." The Girls also say goodbye until the return of Tea Time in the Fall 2019 semester.
This week's Wrong Generation explores The Hidden Talent, a new up-and-coming artist in the Chicagoland area
The Vidette's Sports Editors, Kade Heather and Jonathan Barlas discuss Illinois State baseball's recent success, football's Spring Showcase game and next season, as well as some men's basketball.
This week, The Vidette Girls talk about past jobs and what made them fun or what made them a nightmare while navigating the best way to maintain professionalism in the work place.
This week's Wrong Generation looks at songs that should be played at the cookout.
Pop culture hosts Ty "Grandaddy Sandwich" Lesure, Hannah Dakis and Ashley Viscioni discuss the world of media, including big fandoms, Hulu and Netflix originals like "The Act" and the upcoming Ted Bundy movie and the rise of a new genre.
Daivin Gilliam discusses artists he listened to while on spring break and how many hip hop artists are going unappreciated.
The Vidette Girls talk about the seriousness that is sexual assault and attempt to take down the stigma surrounding discussions of sexual assault.
The Vidette Sports Editors Kade Heather and Jonathan Barlas sit down to discuss Illinois State baseball's three-game series at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign over the weekend and an overall outlook on the team thus far. Also, ISU softball's 5-0 start to Missouri Valley Confer…
This week The Vidette girls discuss the positives and negatives of having, or not, having roommates and what it essentially means to be a good roommate.
Pop Culture Addict hosts “Granddaddy Sandwich” Ty Lesure and Hannah Dakis give a spoiler free review of Jordan Peele’s "Us," discuss "Toy Story 4" and "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" trailers, Lori Loughlin scandal and Disney’s final purchase of Fox.
Vidette Sports Editors Jonathan Barlas and Kade Heather wrap-up ISU men's and women's basketball seasons and discuss Bradley's No. 15 seed at NCAA Tournament. Also, Redbird baseball hosted Central Michigan in its home-opening series, and ISU football opens up spring practices at Hancock Stadium.
The Vidette Girls take a moment to discuss how amazing women are and who the top women in their lives are and why being a woman is especially important today.
Vidette Sports Editors Jonathan Barlas and Kade Heather discuss Illinois State basketball's fate amid Arch Madness play. Vidette Sports recaps ISU's disheartening loss against Southern Illinois Saturday as well as previewing the 'Birds first-round play-in against Evansville at 8:30 p.m. Thur…
The Vidette Girls discuss spring break stories and what people can do if they choose to stay at home for their break.
Daivin Gilliam and special guest Kendall talk about whether it is true or not that there hasn't been a classic hip hop album in 10 years.
Hosts Ty "Grandaddy Sandwich" Lesure, Hannah Dakis and Ashley Viscioni discuss the return of the Jonas Brothers, Oscar winners and upcoming movies this year.
Vidette Sports Editors Jonathan Barlas and Kade Heather discuss ISU basketball's huge upset win over Drake, defeating the Bulldogs 67-60 on account of double-digit performances from all four senior players. This win not only resets the table for Arch Madness next week in St. Louis. but Videt…
The Vidette girls discuss the complexities of all the items it takes to be a girl and how those items can become expensive. In an attempt to remedy it, the girls find a way to make being a girl cheaper.
Illinois State student Davian Gilliam, aka "Prince Gbaby," takes a deep dive into the world of hip-hop in this first episode of "Wrong Generation."
Ty "Granddaddy Sandwich" Lesure, Ashley Viscioni and Hannah Dakis talk about the Space Jam sequel, Netflix removing show, the Hulk Hogan biopic and more!
Vidette Sports Editors Kade Heather and Jonathan Barlas, along with special guest and women's basketball reporter Jake Sermersheim, recap and provide insight into both men's and women's basketball's weekly bouts. While the men's team experiences a four-game losing skid, the women have pieced…
In this episode of Tea Time, The Vidette Girls discuss the importance of not letting mean girls tear you down and that building each other up is the best thing one could do.
While Hannah's out sick, Ty "Grandaddy Sandwich" Lesure and Night Editor Ashley Viscioni talk the Grammys and the Oscars as well as Netflix's decline and a new segment where Ty spoils old movies for Ashley.
Sports Editors Jonathan Barlas and Kade Heather discuss the Redbirds' latest stretch of losses against Valparaiso at home and away at Missouri State as ISU snaps its undefeated halftime lead streak. Vidette Sports brings you in-depth analysis of both games as well as previewing ISU's potenti…
Vidette Editor in Chief Chief Becky Fletcher, News Editor Cindy Hernandez, Photo Editor Ali Rasper and Features Editor Grace Barbic launch a new podcast dealing with female issues and empowerment with Valentine's Day disasters and how to remedy them.
Sports Editors Jonathan Barlas and Kade Heather recap Illinois State’s statement win against first-place Loyola Saturday, as the Birds now share the top spot in the Missouri Valley Conference. Vidette Sports brings you up to date previewing the team’s MVC matchup against Valparaiso Tuesday, …
In the first episode of The Vidette Alumni Files, General Manager John Plevka chats with former Vidette Sports Editor Zack Carpenter, a 2016 Illinois State University graduate.
Illinois State University Vidette hosts Ty "Granddaddy Sandwich" Lesure, Hannah Dakis and Night Editor Ashley Viscioni survived the Polar Vortex to talk new Ted Bundy movies, 'Vice,' and their favorite things to watch and do during snow days.
Sports Editors Jonathan Barlas and Kade Heather recap and preview Illinois State basketball's latest trials and tribulations, as Vidette Sports runs through ISU's loss against Bradley and bounce-back win against Indiana State Sunday. Looking ahead to pivotal MVC match ups with Valley leaders…
Ty “Granddaddy Sandwich” Lesure and Hannah Dakis talk about Hulu’s Fyre Fraud documentary and Oscar nominations, snubs, and predictions.
Sports Editors Jonathan Barlas and Kade Heather (with special guest and senior sports reporter Blaine Lewallen) discuss the latest Redbird basketball news surrounding both men's and women's teams. While both squads prepare for bouts against Missouri Valley Conference rival Bradley this week,…
Ty Lesure, Hannah Dakis and Ashley Viscioni discuss the highlights of 2018 from memes and celebrities to their favorite movies and what they're looking forward to in 2019.
Vidette Sports Editors Jonathan Barlas and Kade Heather discuss Illinois State Redbird basketball’s up and down winter break slate, recapping games against Loyola, Evansville and others. Vidette Sports brings this analysis to new heights with loads of content, coach Dan Muller quotes and pre…
Editor-in-Chief's Monica farewell show featuring Ty "Grand-Daddy Sandwich", Night Editor Ashley Viscioni, and Hannah Dakis. In this podcast, we discuss re-makes, holiday movies to watch over break, Grammy nominations and more.
Sports Editors Jonathan Barlas and Kade Heather discuss Redbird Basketball's SEC match-up against Ole Miss Saturday, as the 'Birds suffered an 81-74 loss at Redbird Arena. Looking ahead to post-finals week play, ISU strives to keep their positive momentum going (amid a three-game losing stre…
Sports Editors Jonathan Barlas and Kade Heather discuss Redbird Volleyball's first-round sweep in the NCAA Tournament, losing to Cincinnati for their eighth first-round loss in the program's total 14 tournament appearances. Heather and Barlas also discuss where Redbird basketball has been an…
It's a bear-knuckle match inside the octagon between America's familiar faces of the forest Smokey Bear and Yogi Bear. Who will paw their way to victory? Find our how Features Editors Stu Stalter scores it.
While hosts Monica Mendoza and Ashley Viscioni are out of town, Ty Lesure welcomes a new co-host to the weekly edition of "Pop Culture Addicts." Journalism major Hannah Dakis joins Lesure for some fun chit-chat
Sports Editors Jonathan Barlas and Kade Heather discuss Redbird Volleyball's continuation of their historic season as the Lady 'Birds received an at-large NCAA tournament bid Sunday night. Along with the triumphs of volleyball, Vidette Sports also recaps ISU Basketball's Cayman Islands Class…
Vidette Editor in Chief Monica Mendoza is joined by Ty "Granddaddy Sandwich" Lesure and Night Editor Ashley Viscioni discuss new movies, the death of Stan Lee and Ariana and Pete Davidson.
Vidette Sports Editors Jonathan Barlas and Kade Heather discuss ISU football’s fourth MVFC loss in a row to Indiana State, bouncing the team out of playoff contention. While football's season finale is at home against Youngstown State Saturday ,the boys also discuss and look ahead to Redbird…
Editor in Chief Monica Mendoza alongside Night Editor Ashley Viscioni and Ty "Granddaddy Sandwich" Lesure brings in a conversation regarding new music Friday, 'Shrek' reboot, 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' and all things pop culture.
It is a Sacha Baron Cohen clash for the next What If Championships episode, as popular characters Ali G and Borat duke it out in the Octagon. Vidette Features Editor Stuart Stalter provides the blow-by-blow account.
Vidette Sports Editors Jonathan Barlas and Kade Heather discuss Redbird Football’s latest MVFC loss to Northern Iowa and look ahead to Week 11's Missouri Valley Conference contest at Indiana State. The boys also discuss men’s basketball’s regular season opener tomorrow at 6 p.m. as the 'Bird…
Vidette Editor in Chief Monica Mendoza sits down with her co-host Ty "Graddaddy Sandwhich" Lesure and special guest, Rocky Roque discuss 'Emmanuel', 'Other Side of the Wind', Cardi B and Nicki Minaj, Apu from 'The Simpsons' and a discussion on diversity in the entertainment business.