The Moon Landing really happened

An opinionated essay by Daily Planet Reporter, Clare Cade.

On July 20, 1969, at approximately 20:17 UTC, two Americans made history by becoming the first men to step foot on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin turned President Kennedy’s space mission into a reality with this voyagebut some conspiracy theorists believe that it was all a lie.

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Exclusive: Wonder Woman voice actor, Susan Eisenberg, reflects on her Justice League journey

In the new Warner Bros. direct to DVD/Blue-ray feature film “Justice League vs. The Fatal Five,” earths greatest heroes face off against power hungry villains from the future. From legendary animator Bruce Timm comes this thrilling adventure slated to excite fans of the DC Animated Universe (DCAU).

Before there was the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe, there was Bruce Timm’s DCAU. Fan favorite shows like “Batman: The Animated Series,” “Batman Beyond” and “Justice League Unlimited” were just a few major building blocks for this universe and are responsible for introducing iconic DC characters to a new generation of fans.

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The planet celebrates Batman’s 80th anniversary

Saturday, March 30th, 2019, marked the 80th anniversary of the Dark Knight. People from around the world celebrated in various ways but here at the Planet, we decided to celebrate by translating the world’s greatest detectives first case into article format.

Batman first appeared in 1939 within the pages of Detective Comics no. 27 and has been an inspiration to many ever since. As a publication that was once proudly owned by his billionaire playboy persona, Bruce Wayne, we gladly tell the story of “Bat-Man” and some of his loyal fans, including our own Bat-fan reporter, Addie Marzinske.

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Supreme Sacrifice Day: Honoring real life heroes and celebrating fictional ones

Sacrifices come in many forms. Many times people recognize them as someone choosing to die in order to save the greater good. However, a character can also sacrifice their time and comfort in order to help others.

The media represents these different types of sacrifices all the time in TV shows, comic books, movies, and books.

Today, the Daily Planet team came together to celebrate and share some of their favorite and memorable sacrifices in the media for Supreme Sacrifice Day.

The remainder of this article may contain potential spoilers.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, and in admiring how far women have come since the oppressive age of misogyny, I want everyone to take a moment and appreciate how resilient and persistent women are. The society as we know it would not be if it wasn’t for women. They need to be appreciated. There is no way we would be where we are today without women.

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The Bluffs

The following is a creative piece.

The Parker farm sits on a quiet stretch of the North Hillview Blacktop that runs along the west side of the Illinois River bluffs. It sits tucked into a five-acre opening in the cliffs with, what was once called Elmer’s Cut Road running along the south end of the property, heading east up into the bluffs. The Parker’s home sits almost dead center of the opening. Built in the 1950s, its solid brick ranch-style architecture combined with a glass A-frame in the middle, gives off a feeling that the house is gazing outward at the sprawling river bottom to the west. There is an original homestead that rests on the south end of the farm, just off of Elmer’s Cut.  A 19th century, two-story white farmhouse with black shutters, and a wrap around porch that hugs around two-thirds of the house.  The later, the Parker’s rent out to a young family by the name of Byers, who have a young boy the same age as their son Joshua, named Oliver.

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Cross-cultural marriages add up to tolerance

“For better or worse, for richer or for poorer in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, ’til death do us part.”

That is the vow we take when we marry. But in the ever changing world of today’s society and cultural “norms”, there is a lot of debate about the interpretation of “for better or worse.” When looking at the statistics for multicultural marriages and unions, there is the question of, “What does that mean?” We are exposed more and more to the idea of multicultural marriages and witness the struggles that are accompanied with it.

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Hall of Trophies reveals Wayne ego

Bruce Wayne has a healthy ego. We know this from his many exploits from “Year 1” to “Knightfall,” a myriad of conversations with his many mentees, Justice League leadership banter over the decades, conversations with Alfred over late dinners and of course all the Wayne women. But it is in his Hall of Trophies that we see the real Bruce Wayne, through the physical evidence he has chosen to collect and showcase in The Hall. Dressed as a Bat at night, he hides his true identity as he strives to take down those with evil identities all around him, to protect those he loves.

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