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New Talking Barbie- Technology innovated or terrifying disaster waiting to happen?

Mandy Stickles, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 31, 2015

A new and improved Barbie, who needs friends now that Barbie can physically talk back? In a recent toy fair in New York, Mattel launched their newest brand in Barbie, called Hello Barbie. This new and improved doll can now h...

When Ruby Met Sapphire

Elyse Guziewicz, Staff Writer

March 31, 2015

As far as good kids' cartoons go, it's a pretty slim picking. Most are either geared toward very young children and frustrating for adults, or so filled with physical/vulgar humor they're not really funny anymore. As far as socially a...

It’s All in Your Head Review

Sara Pisak, Assistant opinion editor

March 31, 2015

Eva Hagberg’s text It’s All in Your Head  is a short novel which I admittedly cannot wrap my mind around. Being perfectly honest with my audience, I have no clear cut opinion of this work. I am used to more of a black and ...

Frozen 2, don’t let it go

Elyse Guziewicz

March 24, 2015

On March 12th, Disney announced its plans for a sequel to the blockbuster animated film Frozen, produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. Fans of the film were overjoyed at the news and the major cast all expressed their deligh...

Beasts & Men Review

Sara Pisak, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 24, 2015

Curtis Smith’s collection of essays entitled Beasts & Men marks the reader’s journey into the world of flash fiction. The genre of flash fiction is characterized by essays/short stories consisting of a mere 100 to 100...

Women’s Recognition in Literature

Sara Pisak, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 24, 2015

Recently Esquire magazine released a list entitled “The 80 Books Every Man Should Read.” This comes as no surprise since Esquire is a publication geared towards a predominantly male audience. My love of books urged me to r...

Beauty Is Pain

Allison Rossi

March 24, 2015

Animals are tortured, horrified, and massacred on a daily basis. Most humans do not think of this in their everyday life; women usually think more about their appearance on a daily basis. A typical morning for females usually begin...

#BoycottDolce&Gabbana

Mandy Stickles, Assistant Sports Editor

March 24, 2015

Outrage quickly floods social media after a recent statement made by Dolce & Gabbana. Social Media has been buzzing over the designers of Dolce&Gabbana and their recent statement about not supporting gay marriage and artific...

Legendary start to the 2015 NFL Free Agency

Frank Passalacqua, Opinion Editor

March 24, 2015

Every single year, I wait for 4 p.m to strike on the first day of free agency. Every year, 4 p.m comes and goes without a single thing happening. Every year, I am met with disappointment at the anticlimactic event. This 2015 Free Agenc...

Hozier makes a bold soulful debut

Eric Casey

March 24, 2015

Is this a “Best of Hits” album?  Is this the second coming of Elton John, but with more of an edge?  Maybe even a lost Elton John album?  Well obviously the answer is a definite no. Not since Icona Pop's 2013 effort “Thi...

Rear Window’s Re-Release

Sara Pisak, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 16, 2015

On March 22nd and March 25th Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window  will be re-released in theaters. The 1954 classic follows photojournalist L.B. Jefferies, who after an accident is wheelchair bound. Confined to his apartment in a...

University of Oklahoma students are expelled after Instagram video exposure

Mandy Stickles, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 16, 2015

A disturbing chant sweeps the nation after going viral on social media. Students from Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity at the University of Oklahoma were caught on camera chanting a revolting racial chant about never allo...

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