By DeeDee Hughes, Staff Writer Beyoncé and Jay Z have been taking selfies, and they’re single-handedly exposing the art world to an entirely new demographic. In one of the photos, the power couple stands tough-faced in front of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. In another, Beyoncé poses next to Pablo Picasso’s Portrait of Francoise, his […]

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By Sarah Burstein, Staff Writer @sarahh_burstein Late last week, Victoria’s Secret attempted to make up for the latest “oops, we forgot people could be offended by this” campaign that hit the advertising world. The store originally released a campaign for their new “body” bra that depicted 10 similarly built (i.e. extremely thin) models overlaid with the […]

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By Katrina Uy, Blog Editor @katreenz The toys are back, and Pixar is at it again with yet another sequel to add to their wildly successful film franchise. On Friday, it was announced that the animation studio has plans to make “Toy Story 4,” to be released June 16, 2017. Not much is known about the […]

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By Shannon Watts, Staff Writer @shannon_watts11 The day after Halloween, I decided to treat myself to a trip to Copley Place. I wandered into Bath and Body Works, because who can resist the lure of seasonally scented, one-dollar hand sanitizers? Definitely not me. To my sheer horror, the entire store was covered in red and […]

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By Lucas Williams, Staff Writer @lucaswhatevs Adults beware: the youth are getting more talented. 11-year-old Anicee Lamoreaux sold two pieces of art for $50,000 at a Children’s Hospital Colorado Gala. What’s more is that Anicee, ambassador for the Children’s Hospital Colorado, donated all of the money she received to the Hospital. What have you accomplished […]

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By Adrienne Cytto, Staff Writer @acytto This past Monday, Australians gathered around a TV, made bets, and watched the “race that stops the nation,” otherwise known as the Melbourne Cup. Similar to the Kentucky Derby and other horse races in the U.S., the Melbourne Cup is a showcase of the fastest horses from around the […]

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By Shivani Patel, Staff Writer @shizupates Once again, British fever is taking root in America with John Oliver. You might remember him as that British guy who took over on Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show.” He got his own late night talk show at the beginning of this year, and here are reasons why you […]

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By Lily Purqurian, Staff Writer @lilypurq After being held captive by the al-Nusra, an al-Qaeda front in Syria for almost two years, American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, or Theo Padnos, released a harrowing narrative on his kidnapping and subsequent release. While Padnos maintains a legible reading by refusing too much gruesome detail, he leaves just […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @beammeupkyra  With the phenomenon of cat cafés expanding globally, it makes sense to ask these kinds of questions. Oakland has been blessed with having the first permanent cat café in the United States. This little shop in California opened its doors last week to the general public. Its first three weekends are […]

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By Elly Hu, Staff Writer @xoellyy When I’m on the go, I usually like my coffee black — maybe a teaspoon of sugar if I’m feeling special, but otherwise, it’s plain. Like myself, many people have their own specific coffee order wherever they go. But what if you were abroad and there were no Starbucks or […]

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