By Brandon Lewis, Staff Writer @Brandon_S_Lewis Gone are the days of unrecognizable mashed potatoes and beans in prison cafeterias. Kosher offerings are being added to the menus of prisons across the country. According to a New York Times article, Florida is the latest state to fall under the kosher spell. In 2007, Florida penitentiaries stopped serving […]

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By Brandon Lewis, Staff Writer @Brandon_S_Lewis I would like to dedicate this post to all the retail stores out there bracing for the holiday season madness. It is the best time of year for the retail industry because shoppers will be bustling in and out of stores, all hours of the day. However, since there […]

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By Brandon Lewis, Staff Writer @Brandon_S_Lewis With Thanksgiving coming up next week, the holiday season is already in full gear. Kids all over the world are prepping their gift lists, attempting to be on their best behavior and asking their parents, “Is it Christmas yet?” Last week, the Make-A-Wish Foundation put many of us into the […]

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By Brandon Lewis, Staff Writer @Brandon_S_Lewis Twitter’s been on a roll as of late. Last week, “the SMS of the Internet” went public and witnessed its shares rise 73 percent above the offering price on its first day in the stock market. It was a pretty amazing accomplishment, considering Facebook flopped during its public debut […]

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Hip hop at Harvard? I’m sure you never expected to hear those two words in the same sentence. Rap icon, Nas, ventured to Harvard University last week to introduce the Nasir Jones Hip Hop Fellowship, a scholarship awarded to two scholars dedicated to inciting change through hip hop music. The fellowship is designed to help […]

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By Brandon Lewis, Staff Writer @Brandon_S_Lewis Earlier this month, CNN released its Top 10 Heroes of 2013 list, shedding light on average individuals attempting to make a difference. This year’s winners partake in a wide range of causes such as providing shelter for disabled veterans and helping inner-city children stay off the streets. Each hero […]

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By Brandon Lewis, Staff Writer @Brandon_S_Lewis Remember when Michael Jordan decided to pursue baseball? It was back in 1993 when he decided to step away from the NBA, which was the first of his three retirements. He signed a deal with the Chicago White Sox and played for their Double A-minor league affiliate for the […]

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By Brandon Lewis, Staff Writer @Brandon_S_Lewis The owner of the Dallas Cowboys boasts a net worth of $3 billion. No big deal, right? Just another CEO raking in revenue for possessing a wealthy enterprise. Not much of a difference between him and the Rupert Murdochs and Mark Zuckerbergs of the world. What’s shocking about Jerry […]

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By Brandon Lewis, Staff Writer @Brandon_S_Lewis My personal definition of a musical is a cheery, upbeat theatrical production full of music. What comes to mind are the Lion King, Mamma Mia, Wicked, Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys and the list goes on, not a psychological thriller like American Pyscho, a film known for its graphic […]

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By Brandon Lewis, Staff Writer @Brandon_S_Lewis It’s that time of the year again. Students are back in school, the cool weather is on its way and everyone’s favorite shows are returning for the fall season. Here are a few shows I think you should look out for: Law and Order: SVU Since I’m a native […]

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