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Biggest Californian Earthquake since ’89

Around 3:20 AM August 24th, six miles north Napa, a large earthquake rudely woke many residents of Napa, California awake in the most powerful earthquake to hit the state since 1989, measuring at a magnitude of 6.1.  The quake caused much structural damage, fires, and injured 90 people, 3 of which are in critical condition.  Luckily, in the […]

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Rick Sacra: The Third American To Be Infected With The Ebola Virus

On August 29th, last Friday, Omaha, Nebraska welcomed Dr. Rick Sacra, a missionary in West Africa. However, Sacra didn’t come home alone. With him, he brought the deadly strain known as the Ebola Virus.

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Proposed Senate Bill Targets Sexual Assault on College Campuses

On Wednesday, a bipartisan bill was introduced in the Senate to help combat sexual assault on college campuses. It’s called the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, and it was introduced by Senators McCaskill (D-MO) and Gillibrand (D-NY). The issue has been receiving increased attention from lawmakers after the Obama Administration created a task force to […]

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Netflix to Adapt an ‘Unfortunate’ Series

Were you left angry and upset about movie adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events back in 2004? Did you leave the theater thoroughly annoyed and cover your ears anytime someone mentions that travesty of a film? Well, put your hands down and take a seat, because Netflix has acquired the rights to Lemony Snicket’s […]

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Apple Inc. Brings an End to an Era with an Execution

With all the hype going on about tech giant Apple’s new iPhones and Watches, it has come time to remember an old legend. What seems to be a relic now, this product generated shockwaves in the tech world when it hit markets in 2001, shattering records and sending Apple straight to the headlines of every media outlet.

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On Taking It Seriously: School

“The only thing I know is that I know nothing.” These words have stayed with me ever since my 10th grade philosophy class on Socrates. I’m pretty sure Socrates meant to say something completely different about constant self-questioning in the pursuit of knowledge, but in spite of their seemingly contradictory nature, these words were more […]

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Common Misconceptions of Generation Y

As an active reader, I always get a kick when I see multiple posts about how this generation’s lackadaisical approach to life is the best thing since sliced bread, how it is going to change the world for the better, and so on and so forth. Sometimes as I’m scrolling down the illuminated screen after […]

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Long Live the (Spoiled) Queen

You see it everyday. It’s all around us and it can get a little annoying and rude, but we choose to ignore it.  It’s at the grocery store, it’s in schools, it’s even at church! What could this apocalyptic thing possibly be? I’ll give you a hint: you were once one of these, maybe you […]

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Wait, You’re American?

I’ve gotten used to it by now, but when I was younger, I didn’t understand why all these people were asking me such silly questions. “Are you from Korea?”, “North or South?”, “Were you born here?”, “Really, I didn’t know that!” From teachers, parents, friends, and even their cousins, they never seemed to run out […]

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Advice for Change

You don’t need to know who you are right away. It’s okay. Take time to do things slowly, investigate what things mean to you and what is important to you. What many people don’t understand is that you don’t have to be exact replicas of your friends, being yourself is the only way to go about life. […]

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On Taking It Seriously: School

“The only thing I know is that I know nothing.” These words have stayed with me ever since my 10th grade philosophy class on Socrates. I’m pretty sure Socrates meant to say something completely different about constant self-questioning in the pursuit of knowledge, but in spite of their seemingly contradictory nature, these words were more […]

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Three Simple Tips for Being A Truly Better Student

To me, being a high performing student is more than simply having a remarkable memory or constantly stressing over parents or grades. Being a top student also means being able to stand out in some way and letting your top qualities shine through, which is what schools like Harvard and Princeton are looking at. (If you […]

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Aldana Zanetta’s (Sur) reality

You walk into your room. Instead of a window, you see eyes. Instead of a bed, you see a large tree with tangled up roots. It’s nothing unusual. Just you average room on a normal day. It’s not some mental disorder. It’s not some weird alternate reality. It’s what Aldana Zanetta sees and then later […]

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Punk Goes… Breathe New Life into ‘Ain’t It Fun’

Issues vocalist Tyler Carter and Luke Holland of The Word Alive have released their cover of Paramore’s “Ain’t It Fun”, and their take on the hit is, well, fun. “It’s such a timeless song,” Carter said in an interview with Alternative Press, where both commended Paramore for staying true to their scene in the face […]

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Five Tips for Freshmen Students at the University of Tampa

Looking back at my freshmen year of college, there are many things that I wish I knew before coming here. Every year, The University of Tampa takes in more and more freshmen students. According to the school’s website, last year’s enrollment is over triple the University’s enrollment of two decades ago. It’s quite obvious, especially […]

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iOS: Then and Now…

With all the hype about Apple’s latest iOS update, it was decided that, after all these years, it’s time to look back on the first few iOS systems and see how far the tech giant has advanced.

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Switch up the Ice Bucket Challenge with the Rice Bucket Challenge!

So, you’ve done the Ice Bucket Challenge and are ready to donate in other ways! Fortunately for you, there is yet another Facebook challenge for you to participate in and have everyone on your time line do and post about for days on end! It’s the #RiceBucketChallenge and it’s putting rice straight into the bowls […]

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Ariana Grande’s ‘My Everything’ Album Review

Ariana Grande’s second album, My Everything, was released on August 25, and many people seem to be crazy in love with it, regardless if they are loyal fans of her or not. The 21-year-old singer and actress has moved up to stardom since her first appearance in the Nickelodeon sitcom, Victorious. Although she was well-liked […]

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Cellphone Unlocking Soon to be Legal

This past Friday, Congress passed a bill called, “Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act,” that makes it legal to unlock cell phones for personal use.  “Unlocking” usually entails entering codes or using external software so that phones are not limited to certain carriers.  An unlocked phone can use other carriers, if the phone is physically capable […]

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Recap: #MONUMENTOUR @ Atlanta, GA

  Fall Out Boy and Paramore’s co-headlining tour, the MONUMENTOUR, made its way to Atlanta on July 30, and I was one of the many people in attendance that night. I bought my tickets one day after pre-sale started, had been anticipating this date pretty much all year, and was especially excited to see Paramore, […]

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50 Shades of Disappointment

The raunchy young adult novel that readers can’t get enough of has turned into a movie and has been taking the media by a storm. The Fifty Shades of Grey movie, which comes out on February 14, 2015, just released its first trailer and people have certainly been talking about it; but not all good […]

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Bieber Brings an Older Sound with “Believe”

This is not your little sister’s Justin Bieber. Believe, which releases on June 19, has been cited as Bieber’s “coming of age” album. The album boasts featured artists Ludacris (who collaborated on Bieber’s breakout single, “Baby”), Big Sean, Nicki Minaj, and Drake. A majority of the songs on the album are penned or co-written by […]

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