11 Gifts to Give the Antsy and Emotional ‘Twin Peaks’ Fan in Your Life

When the return of David Lynch’s 1990s TV show Twin Peaks was announced last October 2014, MILLIONS of frustrated fans like me were elated and overjoyed by the news that we would once again be returning to the town of Twin Peaks. The show’s tentative release date in 2016 is exactly 25 years after the show’s […]

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Third 2014 Transport Tragedy in Southeast Asia

Yet again, the southeast region of Asia has been struck by misfortune, particularly in the air travel sector. Early Monday morning, at 5:36 AM (local time in Indonesia), AirAsia Flight QZ8501 took off with 155 passengers and 7 members of the crew from Surabaya International Airport in Indonesia…

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The Aftermath of the Rolling Stone’s Article on UVA’s Rape Culture

Earlier today, Rolling Stone issued an apology for reporting inaccuracies in an article published two weeks ago titled “A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA.” The article, written by Sabrina Rubin Erdely, recounted the experience of a girl named Jackie who claimed to be raped at UVA her freshman […]

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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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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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4 Things to Consider Before Getting a Pet This 2015

If there’s anything I’ve learned from the four dogs I’ve had over the years, it’s that raising a pet as a child or teenager is a lot easier said than done. If you’re thinking of getting a pet this 2015, make sure to consider these 4 things for the sake of your new dog, cat, […]

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Use Your Voice

With the wave of the public’s interest in civil rights, it’s hard to avoid the topic when using social media. Trends like #blacklivesmatter, #yesallwomen and #illridewithyou flooded Twitter. Tumblr users went crazy over the topic, defending the minorities and hunting down those who abused them. Videos invaded Youtube as protesters and by-standers recorded live events […]

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4 Things to Consider Before Getting a Pet This 2015

If there’s anything I’ve learned from the four dogs I’ve had over the years, it’s that raising a pet as a child or teenager is a lot easier said than done. If you’re thinking of getting a pet this 2015, make sure to consider these 4 things for the sake of your new dog, cat, […]

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Change Is Hard: Why New Years Resolutions Aren’t for Everyone

I have never been one for New Years celebrations. I’m not against new beginnings, and my dislike of New Years celebrations isn’t only because I hate fireworks. In fact, I love that we blow up a big party every year in honor of the earth making another lap around the sun. The only problem is […]


I’ll Be Your Mirror: Bad Haircuts and Other Mishaps

If there’s one thing that major fashion magazines have ever gotten right, it’s that there really is a look for every occasion. For me, a big pajama shirt (sans any effort to look like I didn’t just get out of bed) is the only way to go when agonizing over SAT math problems or vegging […]

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The Sound of Music: Looking at Gender

…And my awareness of the gender normative themes in my childhood films and TV shows grows stronger every day. WARNING: Sound of Music spoilers and possible triggers ahead. After half an hour of digging through endless crates of one-dollar vinyl records, I left What Cheer Records on Thayer Street with dusty fingers and a mint […]

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Fighting Indifference

“Typhoon Hagupit hit the Philippines within the first week of December 2014, leaving no less than 27 dead and multiple locations in the islands of Luzon and Visayas in a state of calamity.” Look up any news article on the recent Typhoon Hagupit and you’re bound to read something along these lines. These words may […]

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The Problem with Iggy Azalea

I appreciated Q-Tip’s response to Iggy Azalea, but personally, I thought he was very lenient in his assessment of her. Furthermore,  let me explain why Azealia Banks is not wrong for her attack on Iggy, as well as point out all that is problematic in Iggy’s responses to both Azealia and Q-Tip. The problem with […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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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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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