By Shivani Patel, Staff Writer @shizupates This week, I rediscovered a dance from a movie that I’m sure you’ve all heard of, if not watched – Step Up. The Step Up franchise began back in 2006, with the first movie starring Channing Tatum and his now wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum. Backed up by a tale of forbidden love, […]

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By Sanah Faroke, Staff Writer @sanahfaroke Before I went to school and before I had any friends, my mom was my best friend. We used to play Mario Kart and Street Fighter, which I would always win (probably because she just pressed a bunch of buttons and hoped she wouldn’t spin out on a banana peel […]

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By Margaret Waterman, Staff Writer @mh_waterman Edinburgh, home to less than 500,000 people, is an absolutely amazing city that I was lucky enough to visit this weekend (and if I can feel that way about a place just after an eight-hour bus ride from hell, you know it’s true). 100 mile-per-hour crosswinds (at least, according to […]

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By Danny McCarthy, Staff Writer @thedanosaurus 6. Simon Cowell had his baby: According to EOnline.com, the American Idol and X Factor judge has become a dad! Simon Cowell and his girlfriend Lauren Silverman had their first child together, a little boy. The baby, named Eric Selig Phillip Cowell, is named after Simon’s late father. The […]

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By Ann Singer, Staff Writer @annmsinger Housing, much like opinions on politics or the best Girl Scout cookie, can be a sensitive topic. Drama can arise out of just about any situation from whose rooming with who, why this person doesn’t want to live with that person, where the best place to live is and […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @beammeupkyra Woosh, woosh, woosh, ding, woosh, woosh, ding, woosh, thwack, incoherent screaming. I’m sure that we’ve all heard this, or have been through this, at least once in the past few weeks. This, my friends, is none other than the sound of Flappy Bird. The popular, yet frustrating app was […]

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By Katrina Uy, Staff Writer @katreenz Anyone who’s been watching the Olympics knows from endless P&G “Thank You, Mom” commercials that it takes an incredible amount of talent, parental support, time, hard work and dedication to make it to the Olympic Games. But what we tend to forget is that the cost of actually getting […]

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By Shivani Patel, Staff Writer @shizupates During the Super Bowl, Chobani aired a commercial in which a bear ransacks a mom and pop grocery store, leaving only a section of Chobani greek yogurt in tact. The bear even takes one of the yogurt cups and puts it on the counter, as if ready to pay […]

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By Jacob Carter, Staff Writer @jacobca1995 Amazon recently released a list compiled by the website’s book editors entitled 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime. According to the editor, they wanted it to encompass “all stages of a life” and provide a guide to a reader’s most essential literary endeavors. Their effort is admirable — I […]

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By Brandon Kesselly, Staff Writer @BCKesso What comes to mind when you think of Kanye West? Do you think of “Stronger” or “Gold Digger”? The time he criticized President George W. Bush for his supposed lack of efforts for the victims of Hurricane Katrina? The Taylor Swift incident and the ensuing memes? Or maybe you […]

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