By Adrienne Cytto, Staff Writer @acytto In the beginning of the semester, we took a cruise around the harbor, where I first laid eyes on the Sydney Opera House. After dreaming of seeing the Opera House for years and even painting it on a canvas, I have to admit it was a little anticlimactic, maybe […]

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By Lily Purqurian, Staff Writer @lilypurq Senior advisors to the president aren’t often mistaken to be the president. Nor are they often accused of micromanaging the White House’s affairs or clutching onto authority via incorrigibility and favoritism. But Valerie Jarrett is an exception. Jarrett has endured spates of attacks on her legitimacy since the forthcoming of a […]

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By Elly Hu, Staff Writer @xoellyy When I was younger, I used to watch “My Super Sweet Sixteen” and see all the mega-wealthy teens get kickass cakes for their party. That interest then led me to watch shows that centered only around cake decoration.  Have you seen some of these cakes? They are incredible. The […]

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By Danny McCarthy, Staff Writer @thedanosaurus A Dutch designer created a font especially for people with dyslexia. Christian Boer, who is dyslexic himself, designed “dyslexie,” the font that supposedly makes it easier for dyslexic people to read. The font, on display at the Istanbul Design Biennial 2014, utilizes distinct letters. Typical typeface often relies on […]

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By Cat McCarrey, Staff Writer “Awake: The Life of Yogananda” celebrates just that: the life of Paramahansa Yogananda, a guru and “mystic” who introduced yoga and meditation to America in the early 20th century. Documentarians Paola di Florio and Lisa Leeman track his life and his influence, using Yogananda’s celebrated book “Autobiography of a Yogi” […]

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By Shannon Watts, Staff Writer @shannon_watts11 The fashion industry in general, and Vogue magazine in particular, are never far from controversy. From minimizing the involvement of women of color in trends like the “big booty” to outright racist shoots and covers, Vogue has created an image as a white-women only, social-context oblivious publication. But on […]

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By Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekah_paxton In America, we pride ourselves on having wide access to global media and information, because in the pursuit of happiness we are free to gather information and knowledge for ourselves at our own risk. This may be in danger of change. There are pretty widely known reports of nations like […]

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By Lucas Williams, Staff Writer @lucaswhatevs America’s biggest booty advocate has returned with a controversial lyric video. Nicki Minaj’s animated video for her song “Only” featuring (in order of relevance) Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown has warranted a statement from the Anti-Defamation League condemning its use of Nazi-alluding imagery. The Anti-Defamation League is a […]

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By Katie Aramento, Staff Writer @kaatiekaat14 Whether we like it or not, Broadway marquees are shining the names of Hollywood stars now more than ever. For example, Emma Stone made her Broadway debut last night as Sally Bowles alongside Alan Cumming in “Cabaret,” following Michelle Williams, another Hollywood actress, who exited the show after having […]

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By Shivani Patel, Staff Writer @shizupates I first listened to “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift about two days ago. I asked for suggestions on what to listen to on the “1989” album, and that’s the first one I got from a few people. After giving it a listen, I thought it was an okay song, […]

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