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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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Largest Gas Explosion in Taiwanese History Kills 26

Taiwan, still reeling from the news of a deadly plane crash less than a month ago that killed 48 and injured 10 met yet another tragedy  midnight on Thursday and early Friday in a series of 5 horrific gas explosions that sent vehicles and chunks of concrete soaring as high as three stories through the air from […]

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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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5 Ways to Hang Out with Your Friends on a Budget

The summer is almost over, and it’s time to plan last minute hang outs with your friends However, you may not have the cash to go out with your friends as much as you would like, especially if you are a high school or college student. Here are some ways that you can hang out […]

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Six Social Media Trends That Need To Go

Social media is obviously a big part of our lives and daily routine. Nevertheless, just because you have a facebook, instagram, or whatever social media site it may be, doesn’t mean that you can do and post whatever you like on it. There are unspoken rules of what to do and what not to do. […]

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Facebook Trends

I think the most annoying thing in cyberspace would have to be these stupid trends on Facebook. Also known as challenges, the only limits they’re pushing are my frustration ones. Fitness challenge, ice challenge, cinnamon challenge, the fire challenge. Please tell me someone else is seeing how ridiculous this is becoming? It starts out so innocent! The 30 […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Eid

First time celebrating Eid? At a loss as to what you’re supposed to do? Wondering if Eid is a lot like Christmas? Well, then this is the guide for you! Also, no, Eid is pretty much nothing like Christmas. Sure, there may be presents involved, and there are Eid parties and things, but no. Eid […]

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Time to Think About THINX: Period Panties That Save More Than Just Your Sheets

As much as I love waking up in a puddle of my own blood at 6 a.m and ruining yet another pair of underwear with the tears of my uterus, doesn’t the sound of wearing underwear that will protect both your dignity and sheets from your monthly visitor appear more pleasing than your pain-induced sobbing? […]

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IBM’s New “Brain” Chip May Lead to Advanced AI

The far fetched dream of advanced artificial intelligence and computing may not be as far off as we used to think thanks to a new incredibly powerful prototype chip IBM unveiled Thursday.  The chip is designed with the human brain in mind, since the human brain considered the most powerful and efficient processing system in […]

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5 Tips for the College Bound High School Student

August is almost here. Back to school deals are popping up in stores, summer projects have hopefully started and college visits are being planned. Here is some advice based on personal experience (as well as some of my friend’s experiences) on how to use your time in high school to prepare for college. 1. Study […]

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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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Crystal Kay Debuts Video for ‘Dum Ditty Dumb’

In preparation of her US debut, J-Pop singer Crystal Kay premiered the music video for her single “Dum Ditty Dumb” on Fuse on August 12. While her name may sound unfamiliar, anime fans may recognize her voice from the Fullmetal Alchemist end credits song, “Motherland,” or her face from the music video for Travie McCoy’s […]

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Metro Station Reunites with Trace Cyrus, New Single and Tour

Get ready to “Shake It” again, because Trace and Mason are back in business. Shortly after announcing that Trace had rejoined the band, Metro Station released a new single, and announced that they would be joining The Ready Set, Against the Current, and The Downtown Fiction on The Outsiders Tour this fall. This is the […]

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Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski was an emotional, relentless novel. Rutkoski gives the reader no time to recover before being buffeted with a new twist or sudden reveal in the storyline. Her story is set in an alternate world, where one country, Herran, has been recently colonized by another, Valoria. Slavery was used to cut […]

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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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Drew Magary’s “The Postmortal” Review

It has been so achingly long since I last read a book that actually held my attention. As I casually read the back, I realized I was hooked. My friend purchased it while I bought Love Among the Artists by George Bernard Shaw. While she drove, I flipped her new purchase open and read a random chapter […]

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‘All About That Bass': Another Sad Attempt at Faux Body Positivity

So here’s the thing: a woman can be body positive without the approval of a man. It’s true, and sadly, I don’t think pop media quite understands that yet, even in 2014. In Meghan Trainor’s “All about That Bass” music video, she stereotypically aligns body positivity to equating to male approval, and that the image […]

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Female Empowerment and Ad Campaigns

I hate ads with a passion. My normal response to any annoying pop-up that dares to cross my line of vision is a spiteful promise never to buy the product in question. Ads are bright, flashy, corny, and … feminist? Perhaps feminist isn’t quite the right word for the recent slew of ads targeted at […]

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Will Voter Apathy Among Young People be the Death of the Democratic Party in 2012?

Voter apathy, a critical disease that paralyzes the electorate, in particular young people. According to the 2010 US Census, approximately 49 percent of people ages 18-24 voted in the 2008 election. In addition, 57 percent of people voted ages 25-34 voted in 2008 as well. These numbers are better than years past but a 2010 […]

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