By Samantha Wong, Staff Writer @saaaamwong Taylor Swift is often recognized for: 1. Her honest-yet-bordering-psychotic lyrics (see: Better Than Revenge, Mine, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, etc.). 2. Her serial dating. 3. Her versatility. She began her singing career as a country singer with her freshman and sophomore albums. Her later albums departed […]

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By Devon Delfino, Staff Writer @devondelfino The U.S. Census Bureau announced Monday that it will remove the word ‘negro’ from its surveys, beginning with next year’s American Community Survey, according to the Associated Press. For a 19-year-old whose only real connection to the civil rights movement is a textbook, it’s shocking that the term is […]

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By Jasmine Ferrell, Staff Writer @JasmineInBoston Over the weekend CNN reported on a monumental event: MC Hammer’s arrest.  Here’s the general low down. It was last Thursday night when the 90s icon was pulled over due to an expired vehicle registration.  The officer inquired if MC was “on parole or probation,” and attempted to get […]

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By T.G. Lay, Managing Editor With filming for Anchorman: The Legend Continues reportedly beginning next month, it only seemed fitting that a news team as successful, attractive and fun-loving as Ron Burgundy’s band of misfits pay homage to the venerable News Team 4. As I met with the members of our editorial staff one Sunday, I realized […]

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By Taylor Burke @tburke93 They may seem intimidating, but Dean Elmore and Assistant Dean Battaglino are much more than busy figureheads on campus. Rather, they are approachable, easygoing people who genuinely love their jobs and getting to know their students. Most people don’t know much about either of the deans’ lives outside of their jobs. […]

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By Lindsey Cantey, Staff Writer Many of us may have experienced the annoyance associated with a hacked Facebook or Twitter account. But what about big companies?  Shouldn’t big companies advertising on social media platforms be impervious to online hackers? Well, as shown by last week’s Twitter hackings of Burger King and Jeep, big companies are […]

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By Amira Francis @Mircatfrancis Have you ever thought about glucose? I have. In fact, for about three months, that’s pretty much all I’ve been thinking about. After displaying several worrisome symptoms for about six months or so, I knew I had to change something. Constant fatigue, on-and-off depression, and brain fog obstructed my ability to […]

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By Seline Jung, Staff Writer @selinejung The 85th Academy Awards were pretty much like every other Academy Awards. Nothing groundbreaking happened, although good moments were made better because of reactions and coverage on social media. Here are some quick personal observations of the ceremony on Sunday. All opinions are my own: The gowns were quite […]

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By Christina Janansky @cjanansky There have been some strange smelling inventions of the 21st century. Burger King’s “Flame,” a charred beef-scented perfume. The vomit- and fart-scented scratch-and-sniff stickers. The “Leather Jacket” Crayola scented crayon. But this one might take the cake: a space-scented candle. ThinkGeek—a toy company and the mastermind behind the new invention—worked with […]

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By Bonnie Zeng, Staff Writer Social networks recently exploded when Fall Out Boy unexpectedly announced plans for a new studio album, Save Rock N’ Roll, and released a new single, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up).” “I almost just about dropped dead when they announced it,” said Stacey Su, College […]

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