By Olivia Deng, InBusiness Editor @oliviadeng1  What comes to mind when you think of “hack”? The word may have negative connotations – intrusion, invasion and theft. However, “hack” has also acquired a new meaning, one that is less associated with illicit activity and more associated with exploration and innovation. HackBeanPot. HackMIT. HubHacks. Masshack. Boston, a city with […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @beammeupkyra The 2010 BP oil spill was one of the most detrimental human-made disasters to hit our environment. The Gulf of Mexico is still not recovered, nor do scientists believe it will ever be. It has become what marine scientists call a dead zone, which is when the water becomes […]

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By Adrienne Cytto, Staff Writer @acytto  Okay, so I have been waiting to talk about my time student teaching at Claremont College for a long time now. What can I say? The school is absolutely amazing. Every day, 350 students from Kindy – Year 6 come in with their formal hats and blazers on and run […]

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By Danny McCarthy, Staff Writer @thedanosaurus The Queen of Comedy, the Lioness of Laughter, the Cup-Bearer of Chuckles — sorry for that — Mindy Kaling has returned to our television screens in the form of her show “The Mindy Project”’s third season premiere on Tuesday. And it is glorious and wonderful and everything is golden-hued […]

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By Ross Hu, Staff Writer Why do celebrities have to be so crazy? Followers of Rihanna on Twitter will surely remember a rather, ahem, colorful tweet from the singer aimed at CBS on Tuesday, in which she said, “CBS you pulled my song last week, now you wanna slide it back in this Thursday? NO, […]

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By Shivani Patel, Staff Writer @shizupates Our generation grew up with the iconic Apple advertisements showing off their original (and probably greatest) creation: the iPod classic. The iPod classic, for those of you who don’t know what it is – and shame on you if you don’t – was this bulky music storage device, similar […]

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By Cat McCarrey, Staff Writer When was the last time you watched live TV? Think about it. I understand if you need a minute or two. Going back that far in time is quite the stretch. Now let me ask one more question: Was this live viewing experience on network, or cable? Odds are, it […]

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By Kimberly Rendon, Spotlight Editor @kimi_rendon_22 One of the beauties of living in a dorm room with a meal plan is never worrying about where your next meal is coming from. The dining halls – no matter how much we might complain about them sometimes – can be lifesavers. You just have to slide that […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @beammeupkyra As I scrolled through social media sites over the past few years, the word “trigger warning” had stood out to me from the normal cacophony of the Internet.  It was like a buffer. It was someone telling me that what was to come in the following article, post, video, […]

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By Shivani Patel, Staff Writer @shizupates Recently in the news, there’s been a heavy emphasis on safety, but especially women’s safety. With news like NFL player Ray Rice’s attack on his then-fiancée, there is good reason for this concern. In terms of safety, there’s always the age-old advice of carrying pepper spray in your bag. […]

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