By Jacob Carter, Staff [email protected] Recently, a local talk show host discovered the consequences of teasing a monkey. On her show “Great Day Houston,” Deborah Duncan devoted a segment to a Capuchin monkey, which had a role in the film “Dr. Doolittle,” and its trainer. All goes well until the trainer decides to let the […]

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By Jacob Carter, Staff [email protected] Nine students at New York University recently banded together to form the “I, too, am NYU” project. The organization’s goal is to bring a voice to the campus’ many racial minority groups and illuminate the discrimination that such students frequently face. The inspiration for the project originated from similar actions […]

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By Jacob Carter, Staff [email protected] This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 New York World’s Fair. The event introduced a number of technological innovations to the general public. It is interesting to see how several inventions acted as precursors to today’s technology, while others are still the objects of science fiction. One device […]

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By Jacob Carter, Staff Writer @jacobca1995 A new study conducted by Cornell University proves that the placement and presentation of cereal intended for youth in grocery stores can affect product sales. According to the researchers, whether or not a child is enticed by a particular cereal is dependent on the orientation of the brand’s mascot. […]

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By Jacob Carter, Staff Writer @jacobca1995 For those of you who text and drive, I have some advice for you: beware. In San Francisco, several local drivers were publicly humiliated when billboards were unveiled showing them on their phones while behind the wheel of their cars. The images were captured by a local graphic artist, […]

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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 Jacob Carter, Staff Writer @jacobca1995 The South by Southwest music festival was held in Austin, Texas last week, and in honor of the event, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel turned his hijinks toward the festival’s countless participants. In a special edition of  “Lie Witness News,” — a comedic segment on his show devoted to a reporter […]

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By Jacob Carter, Staff Writer @jacobca1995 As aptly suggested by the name, “taking a selfie” is a highly self-centered activity that corresponds well to the narcissistic nature of adolescence. Walking through any number of public venues, one would be hard-pressed not to find an individual striking an awkward pose as they snap a picture of themselves […]

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By Jacob Carter, Staff Writer @jacobca1995 Google has recently released a list of etiquette tips in regards to their new device, Glass. Although the product is still in its infancy stages on the consumer market, the document comes in response to its public criticism as well as the numerous bans that have been imposed on it. […]

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By Jacob Carter, Staff Writer @jacobca1995 The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games are coming to an end, but that does not mean an end to the glory that they inspire. Last week, prank group Improv Everywhere orchestrated a fake torch run in New York City, complete with 400 willing participants to play the part of encouraging spectators. You […]

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