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‘Thanks’ on Thanksgiving worth more black friday deals

Sara Davis, Staff Writer

November 24, 2013

Think about your Thanksgiving traditions now and then think about your Thanksgiving traditions from your childhood. For some people, the main difference between these comparisons is the idea of shopping. Not shopping on the weekend...

Clairy Brown’s ‘Baby Caught the Bus’ brings back retro, motown with modern twist

Eric Casey, Staff Writer

November 24, 2013

With Christmas just around the corner you are probably pondering over a glass of Egg Nog what to get your loved one this year.  Have no fear!  Music is always a fantastic present.  Whether it's in the form of an iTunes card,...

Hunger Games Sequel Doesn’t Satisfy Appetite

William Amos, Staff Writer

November 24, 2013

Tensions run thick in the second installment of the Hunger Games film franchise.  It's darker, grittier, more intense and edgier than the first.  But, while watching the sequel to last year's box office hit I learned one thing. ...

Social media anxiety prominent in younger generation

Carly Yamrus, Opinion Editor

November 19, 2013

Checking. We are always “checking” something. Checking our e-mail, our Facebook, our Twitter, Instagram, Pintrest, Snapchat, Vine. Scrolling We are scrolling, and checking, and scrolling, and locking our phones. Unlock,...

The 101: Finals Survival: Caffeine & Sleep

Jake Cochran, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2013

This could end up being the most cliché article ever, but it won’t be. This isn’t any other garbage .gif-based internet article, this is hard opinion based news, damnit. The point of this 101 is to get the reader best prepared for the ...

Typhoon Haiyan victims in desperate need of food, supplies

Lyndsie Yamrus, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 19, 2013

The vast majority of us do not have any idea what it’s like to have to beg for food and clean water, and we certainly don’t know how it feels to lose our entire families. If you thought Hurricane Katrina or Sandy was bad, Typhoon Haiya...

‘Thor’ sequel heavily reliant on bad humor, jokes

November 19, 2013

"Thor: The Dark World" sails high in first at the box office, earning $85.7 million after only it’s first week in theaters. Chris Hemsworth reprised his role as The Mighty Thor in this darker and somewhat grittier sequel wherein A...

M.I.A. ‘Matangi’ controversial, loud and proud

Eric Casey, Staff Writer

November 19, 2013

M.I.A. is coming back with "power, power," as heard at the end of her new song "Come Walk with Me."  M.I.A.’s long awaited fourth album titled "Matangi" was released November 1st and has landed at number 23 on the Billboar...

Richie Incognito: locker room bully or media made monster?

Drew Feniello, Staff Writer

November 14, 2013

Mid-way through the NFL season, the media should be talking about playoff pushes, teams who aren’t living up to expectations, or players making a statement for MVP honors. Instead, media outlets such as ESPN & the NFL Network have been ta...

Scott’s ‘The Counsellor’ discussion worthy, but messy

Jake Cochran, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2013

The movie “The Counsellor,” is a movie that people will say should be liked. It has everything that a good movie should have, the only problem is that it essentially feels like it is borrowing some of the most popular aspects...

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