By Sanah Faroke, Staff Writer @sanahfaroke April Fools’ is the day where we all have to be on a constant look-out for the liars, the cheats and the tricksters (and apparently I speak like a 90-year-old woman). Sometimes I forget that naivety can be a little like being foolish. In a previous post, I mentioned […]

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By Shivani Patel, Staff Writer @shizupates The Jabbawockeez, an all-male dance group originating from San Diego, is practically a household name. This iconic group began with three members — Kevin Brewer, Phil Tayag and Joe Larot — under the name “Three Muskee”. By 2004, the group had grown to seven members. Tony Tran was the most […]

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By Robin Ngai, Staff Writer @bluebird1278 Earlier in the week, Sara Ryan, a fellow Freep writer posted her opinion about Planned Parenthood and protesters. A few days later, the subject was brought to the media’s attention once again when people realized that the DC Abortion Fund was giving out necklaces. But these weren’t just any ordinary necklaces, […]

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By Margaret Waterman, Staff Writer @mh_waterman When I stepped off the plane at Heathrow Sunday night on our way home from Amsterdam, I breathed a sigh of relief: “We’re home.” This got me thinking, almost at once: is London really home? At what moment does the line between “tourist” and “resident” blur? Is it when […]

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By Danny McCarthy, Staff Writer @thedanosaurus Welcome to Monday! It may have been a rainy weekend, but it’s all toasty warm in pop culture land! So kick up your feet and settle in for a while as we talk about everything that you might’ve missed in the last week! 6. Chris Martin & Gwyneth Paltrow […]

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By Ann Singer and Katrina Uy, Staff Writers @annmsinger @katreenz Boston University’s first spirit week took over campus last week, offering a wide array of activities including Residence Hall Association (RHA) carnival events, a pep rally and lacrosse game  and a Mr. and Mrs. BU pageant. The RHA hosted a carnival on Thursday that consisted of nine […]

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By Emily Overholt, Staff Writer @EmilyOverholt Scrolling through the internet, every week or so I see a different thought piece on marketing toys for girls (I’m looking at you, Slate). It all started about a year ago with the kickstarter campaign for GoldieBlox, a cute toy which supposedly will harbor engineering and creative problem-solving skills […]

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By Jacob Carter, Staff Writer @jacobca1995 Researchers at North Carolina State University conducted a study that highlights how a song’s lyrical theme can be a predictor of its potential popularity. The study analyzes the most popular themes in number one songs on Billboard’s “Hot 100” over the last several decades. Based on its findings, it would appear […]

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By Brandon C. Kesselly, Staff Writer @BCKesso In 2007, the realm of hip-hop was introduced to someone spectacular. A man calling himself Jay Electronica released “Act I: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)“, a 15 minute song in which he rapped continuously over Jon Brion’s soundtrack to “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”. It was, to put it short, a […]

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By Katrina Uy, Staff Writer @katreenz Last week, news broke out that after more than a decade of fans begging for a sequel, Disney/Pixar decided to give the green light to The Incredibles 2, as well as a third installation of the Cars franchise. For parents of young children and maybe even for fans of […]

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