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Russia banned from Pyeongchang

Sochi, Russia held the last Winter Olympics in 2014, and under the hopeful eyes of their entire nation, the Russian team earned nine gold medals, placing fourth in the overall medal count. This was a surprising performance by the home-favorite, but even more surprising was the widespread illegal use of …

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Blake Shelton, The Sexiest Man Alive

There has been extreme controversy on People Magazine’s  Sexiest Man Alive 2017, Blake Shelton. This choice is dividing friends and family everywhere, and is little by little tearing apart our nation.      Avalon Millbrook, head of the anti-Shelton movement, is using her Facebook group to petition to get Congress involved. “This …

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Fact over fiction

According to NASA, on Feb. 13, the combined Arctic and Antarctic sea ice numbers were at their lowest point since satellites began to continuously measure sea ice in 1979. Total polar sea ice covered 6.26 million square miles (16.21 million square kilometers), which is 790,000 square miles (2 million square …

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Lady Bird takes flight

Lady Bird, starring Saoirse Ronan, recently became the most well reviewed movie on the site Rotten Tomatoes The film received a 100% score,  which isn’t surprising. This is Greta Gerwig’s first solo directed film, at the impressive age of 34. This indie movie takes place in the early 2000s and …

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Model behavior

A common preconception of modeling is based on stereotypes and the non-empirical evidence of Tyra Banks’s America’s Next Top Model. The models on the show were more than “just a pretty face,” but their personalities never delved past a shallow level. This misconception of modeling is completely shattered when meeting with …

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Arcade Fire’s tribe unites

Arcade Fire refuses to stay in the world of 2004, where alternative/experimental bands are swept away with the likes of Nine Days and Steps. The band, or I should say, small village of nine, continues to flourish as the years pass. By bringing smashing techniques and sound mixing, Arcade Fire …

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A local’s guide to faking fall

The start of a new school year ushers in every wannabe east coast city-dweller’s favorite season. Fall is in the air, and that means PSLs (Pumpkin Spice Lattes), heavy jackets in crimson and hunter green, and cozy hay rides. But don’t let the sudden flood of pumpkins balanced on beanie-bound …

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Con: The cost of college sports scholarships

Connor* is a first-year student at Harvard University. Lucas* is a first-year student at UCLA. Lucas applied to Harvard, but his GPA and SAT scores just weren’t quite outstanding enough to gain him entrance, never mind his hundreds of hospital internship hours, position as President of his school’s award-winning robotics …

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