Greener living: understanding the zero waste movement

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By Gabrielle Rente Lifestyle Editor We have 12 years to reduce greenhouse gas emissions before temperatures rise and cause irreversible damage to our environment. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report in October 2018 analyzing the impact if the planet’s temperatures were to increase by 1.5 degrees Celsius, causing basic survival to be […]

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Back to WAC: 10 tips for readjusting to school

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By Gabrielle Rente Lifestyle Editor Welcome back, folks. If you are a first year at this lovely institution, welcome. I hope everyone has had a pleasant summer, but if you are anything like me, then you are probably struggling to switch back into school mode. Never fear; I have tips for you here. Touch base […]

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A long-overdue look into the life of J. R. R. Tolkien

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By Amanda Gabriel Senior Writer When we take the plunge into the mind and lives of great writers and creative thinkers, we can’t help but be filled with wonder and awe. A look into the mind of renowned English writer J. R. R. Tolkien is certain to spark that same feeling. He is the author […]

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Upcoming “X-Men” film spoils major death in trailer

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By Vanessa Rupertus Elm Staff Writer Ever since the announcement of the newest installment of the “X-Men” series, “Dark Phoenix,” and the release of the first trailer in September 2018, rumors have surfaced concerning a potential major death in the film. In the second trailer released by 20th Century Fox on March 1, fans finally […]

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The Jonas Brothers are back and better than ever

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By Amanda Gabriel Senior Writer There was a time when it was impossible not to hear the Jonas Brothers, of early-2000s Disney Channel fame, all over TV and radio. But then there were six years of silence from the band. At the end of February, however, the JoBros surprised their fans with an unanticipated reunion. […]

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A closer look at the event that set the internet on “fyre”

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              By Amanda Gabriel Senior Writer After a whirlwind of eight lawsuits and $100 million sought in damages, the world of social media and “luxury festivals” has never been the same. Netflix recently released its documentary “Fyre,” which takes a deeper look at the chaos that unfolded during Fyre […]

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Tips and tricks for memorization to give your brain a break

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          By Amanda Gabriel Senior Writer As hard as our brains are constantly working, they could definitely use a boost every now and again. When it comes to studying for tests, effective memorization techniques are absolutely essential. So for those lacking a strong memory, here are a few tips to try […]

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The sixth season of “RWBY” ended flying high

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By Vanessa Rupertus Elm Staff Writer The journey was long, but the end of the sixth season of the popular web-series “RWBY” (pronounced “ruby”), created by the late Monty Oum, came to a stirring conclusion. The 13th and final episode, titled “Our Way,” aired on RoosterTeeth.com on Jan. 26. Team RWBY was faced with many […]

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The Secret Lives of Rock Stars and Monarchs: Upcoming Biographical Films that are Sure to Captivate Audiences

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor The celebrity world is one we all seem to be strangely enamored with, full of the kind of excitement, visibility, and scandal we rarely, if ever, experience in our daily lives. Perhaps this fascination (occasionally crossing the line into obsession) can account for the ever-constant deluge of films that begin […]

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The New “Bewitched” has Something to Say: What Will a Modern Reboot of the Beloved 1964 Fantasy Sitcom Look Like?

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor The fantastically mundane “Bewitched,” a beloved American television sitcom from the ‘60s and ‘70s about a witch and her mortal husband, is getting a modern reboot. From the mind of Kenya Barris, the creator of ABC’s “Black-ish,” comes a re-imagining of the premise: the show’s witch, Samantha, is a black […]

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