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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The Summer Music You Missed

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor This summer’s music scene was full of memorable hits and electrifying newcomers alike, but with all the traveling (or lazing about) people do between June and August it can be hard to keep track of all the good stuff. Here’s a list of some of the quintessential new albums of […]

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Celebrity Addiction: The Problem with Being Unsurprised

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor Substance abuse and the celebrity world have always had a peculiar relationship. Granted, being rich and famous seems to help shield one from any truly devastating legal consequences. As Chris Arnade of The Guardian succinctly put it in his article about American poverty and addiction, “the wealthy ‘make mistakes,’ [and] […]

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“Crazy Rich Asians” and What Else?: The Asian-American Media that Deserves More Attention

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor It’s no secret that American media and entertainment has had a long, embarrassing history of perpetuating racist stereotypes, casting exclusively white leads, and tokenizing people of color. Representation for Asian-Americans in film and television, for instance, has typically been incredibly scarce, especially when it comes to main characters, or fraught […]

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“Killing Eve” and “Sharp Objects”, Rise of the Female-Centric Psychological Thriller

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor It’s not your imagination. Lately, there’s been a surge in mind-bending thriller stories centered on genuinely engaging female characters. Recent and popular psychological films featuring women in lead roles such as “Gone Girl,” “Room,” and “The Girl on the Train” have piqued public interest in seeing related stories, opening the […]

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Conquering Readings

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor No matter your major or year, chances are you’ll have a sizeable mountain of stuff to read by the time the semester begins in earnest. For many students, focusing on difficult texts for long periods of time can prove challenging. Other times, simply finding the time in your busy schedule […]

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