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Gender Roles: Prom Edition

Prom: the supposed zenith of the high school experience. As every cliché teen movie reiterates, the boy should ask the girl out to prom in an over-the-top manner — not at all just for the sake of posting it later on all their social medias — and to have the …

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Han-Lin’s Mastery of Conversation

The English language, with colloquial contractions, plural compound nouns, and non-finite verb complements are a challenge to native speakers, and prove to be even more of a trial for people learning English. In school, we learn how to master other foreign languages such as Spanish, Tagalog, and French, but this …

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Maggie Rogers: A Simple Rarity

Maggie Rogers is a banjo-loving breed of an ethereal beat baby and a 70’s folksy fringe Woodstock attendee. She graced the stage, or should I say pulpit, of the Irenic in North Park this past Monday. Set in a reconstructed church, the narrow room with a high ceiling and stained …

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Transportation Booze Cruise

The first words of The Girl on the Train left me with a bland taste in my mouth, which never seemed to leave throughout the following 112 minutes. Emily Blunt’s calming voice candidly stated, “I am not the girl I used to be.” A long pause followed, probably to let …

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Oh, how Wonderful

“Step out into the sun, skies above they radiate me.” The golden goodness of Oh Wonder can only be described as a  heavenly mixture of pacifying piano, balanced harmonies, and steady rhythms. Their delicate alt-indie music evokes a feeling of floating and levity that isn’t entirely of this world. On …

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Behind the Band: The World of Band Parents

No MC Friday football game is complete without an outstanding performance by our award-winning band. In this year’s space-themed field show, the hard work and dedication of the Marching Sundevils is apparent in their militant footwork, talented playing, and overall musical prowess. While all eyes are on the band during …

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Sausage Party: Rated R for Ridiculous

Sausage Party. At first glance one might perceive a cartoon about talking grocery store items that seems similar in character to that of Sesame Street. Although this film may appear warm, cuddly, and suitable  for the whole family, do not bring your kids. There are some things that just can’t …

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Chance the Preacher

Photo Credit: Live Nation After a dry spell of three years, Chance the Rapper is now back and better than ever. His new mixtape Coloring Book dropped on Apple Music and then later on Soundcloud. Just the title alone reminds the listener of their childhood, trying desperately to color within …

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