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All Out of Love: Potential Free Agents for Cleveland to Target in 2015

Despite winning the Central Division and claiming second place in the Eastern Conference, the Cavaliers have been the subject of major free agency rumors. The possibility of Kevin Love leaving the Cavaliers has been intensely speculated as early as November 10th, which was less than two weeks after the franchise’s season opener. What initially would […]

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Same-Sex marriage legalized in Alabama! So, why are some judges denying couples their marriage license?

Being someone who supports all human, equal rights, it pains me to see that persons who love each other are finally allowed to get married in a state that has been against same-sex marriage for so long and somehow, still can’t. Same-sex marriage was, at last, legalized in Alabama by a federal judge’s rulings, making […]

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Christianity: a Renewal of Hope, Life and Freedom for African-Americans

With Easter finally having arrived, a renewal of life and good weather has finally arrived. Just as Jesus Christ rose from the dead, the flowers are now in bloom, the barren trees have sprouted new leaves and the warmth of the sun pounds the ground below from the sky. During Spring, we all give thanks […]

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REVIEW: Aspire – Make Your Move EP

“Tell me who do I put trust in when nobody’s got faith in me?” Toronto pop punk newcomers Aspire released their second EP this week, titled Make Your Move. Following 2013’s We Stay Golden Forever, the Toronto rockers expertly combine electro-tinged pop punk with hip-hop in their sophomore EP release.

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Was Ubisoft the Worst Game Developer of 2014?

2014 was a rough year for gamers. A lot of games that were wrapped up in thick layers of anticipation failed to deliver. Among the more criticized game developers of 2014 was Ubisoft, a french video game firm which has produced the likes of Assassin’s Creed, Rayman, Peter Jackson’s King Kong, and Far Cry. 2014 […]

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An Entire Weekend of “Doing Nothing”

I am bombarded with schoolwork all day, every day. But not today. This weekend, I had absolutely no deadlines to meet; no essays, tests, readings, projects that I know will painstakingly be added up to create my final second semester grades. While my ideal reaction to this type of situation would be to rejoice and […]

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After 55 years, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Fans Will Finally get Sequel

With the novel published in 1960, only about 50 years later will the author, Harper Lee, release the sequel that has been around all along? Reports have said that the ‘sequel’ was found attached to an original typescript off ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ in fall last year. I would do a quick recap of the […]

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Fixed vs Growth Mindsets: As Illustrated by GIFs

I just received my first semester grades. While there are some things I could have done better, I’m generally pleased with my performance and I think I owe most of it to the times I embraced a GROWTH mindset over a FIXED one. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, psychologist Carol Dweck published […]

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4 Essential Hip-Hop Albums of the 90’s

With the release of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, a new standard has been set for the rest of the genre. No longer is rap limited by their production or subject matter, a beautiful revelation for the old-school hip-hop fans who are tired of the commercialized, club/gangster songs of the early 00’s. Finally, a […]

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Misogyny in Music

Things are not looking good for Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke, who are being forced to pay 7.2 million dollars to Marvin Gaye’s estate for copying the soul singer’s 1977 hit “Got to Give it Up” on their extremely successful 2013 single “Blurred Lines.” However, lurking under the lawsuit and copyright violations is a more important […]

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3 Tips for Dealing with People You Don’t Like

We have all been there. Everyone has had a study partner, roommate, co-worker or teammate that they just DON’T like. That person may not even be all that awful, they just simply don’t gel well with you. I’ve had my fair share of awful encounters with people I don’t get along with and each time […]

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Racism, Rap and Why White America Does Not Want to Think About Them

Fox News is known to make thoughtless and harmful statements on contemporary American politics and culture, and this week it was Geraldo Rivera’s turn to spurn controversy over the popular news network. In an interview, he discussed his strong feelings against the hip-hop genre, claiming that it has “done more damage to black and brown people than […]

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The Blazers Team That Could Have Been

The title of this blog may be deceiving. The phrase “could have been” often carries negative connotations with it, namely those of wasted potential or disappointment. The Blazers franchise has been competitive in the NBA since it shipped off the last of its Jail Blazers. This blog also isn’t striving to say that the scenario […]

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Was Ubisoft the Worst Game Developer of 2014?

2014 was a rough year for gamers. A lot of games that were wrapped up in thick layers of anticipation failed to deliver. Among the more criticized game developers of 2014 was Ubisoft, a french video game firm which has produced the likes of Assassin’s Creed, Rayman, Peter Jackson’s King Kong, and Far Cry. 2014 […]

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Who Will Be 2015’s NBA MVP?

The 2014-2015 NBA regular season is nearing its end. With each game scratched off the schedule, speculation regarding the year’s MVP intensifies. The only thing that is given in this year’s MVP race is that Kevin Durant will not return to the podium. The current top four for the MVP this year are Stephen Curry, […]

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Predictions for the NBA Western Conference’s Playoff Teams

To prefix this blog, I would like to make not of the fact that all this information was gathered on March 6th. Considering the fact that NBA games are played practically every game of the season, these numbers will change as time goes on. With that in mind, here are my predictions for the Western […]

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Predictions for the NBA’s Eastern Conference Playoff Teams of 2015

To prefix this blog, I would like to make note of the fact that all the team stats were gathered on March 6th. Considering the fact that NBA games are played practically every game of the season, these numbers will change as time goes on. With that in mind, here are my predictions for the […]

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The Power of the N-Word

Although Allen Kingdom, a flame thrower, and the heavily censored version of Kanye West’s new song “All Day” were the main attractions at the Brit Awards last week, a bigger issue was resurfacing for the Chicago native and a majority of the hip-hop community. Images and video footage of Lionel Richie at the award ceremony […]

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That Kanye West Moment You Missed at the Grammys

By now, everyone has voiced their opinions – relevant or not – on Kanye West’s opinion regarding Beck taking home Album of the Year at the Grammys on February 8. However, in the midst of that media frenzy, viewers may have missed an emotional connection regarding West’s performance of “Only One”.

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Keep an Eye on: Eye Candy

Once in a while, MTV releases a show that just beats all the others. This time around, that show is Eye Candy. It stars Victoria Justice and trust me when I say this, her Nickelodeon past has nothing to do with her career now. I’ve seen a lot of people say that they won’t watch […]

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REVIEW: Fifth Harmony – Reflection

“I struggle to contain the love that’s in my veins and how it circulates.” Young and still finding their way, Fifth Harmony tackles representation, independence, and the importance of female friendship in their debut LP. Taking on selfies and self-love in a way that only a teenage girl can do, former X-Factor contestants Ally Brooke […]

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TV Characters with Disabilities

Diversity is important in television. As a young woman with cerebral palsy, I love having relatable role models on the small screen. Here are a few of the characters with disabilities I have watched this summer online. Walt Jr from Breaking Bad Throughout the show, he struggles through his father’s diagnosis, parents’ divorce, and the secret […]

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