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Tips to help manage stress during finals

Tips to help manage stress during finals

December 11, 2017


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Along with relationships, taxes and climate change, testing for many people qualifies as a stress-inducing topic. Very few enjoy taking tests, let alone studying for them, and yet here we are at the end of the semester with finals at the doorstep. Now if you’re anything like me, there’s at lea...

‘Cuba and the Cameraman’ is an unprecedented look at Cuba over 50 years through some of its ordinarily special denizens

‘Cuba and the Cameraman’ is an unprecedented look at Cuba over 50 years through some of its ordinarily special denizens

By Ben Tuval

December 7, 2017


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Harkening back to grade school American history classes, I’ve been imbued with the virtues of American capitalism and the vices of the threatening “other” in communism. I’ve been bred with a meticulously planned and crafted bias against places like Cuba. Like an oft-told familial problem some families don’t...

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ is one of 2017’s best pictures

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ is one of 2017’s best pictures

By Lauren LaMagna

December 7, 2017


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Tragedy is all around us. Every week, there is an article in the newspaper about someone who was killed or robbed. Once every few years, it is someone you know. You might not have been friends with this person, but you knew their name. You may tweet about your sympathy or post on Facebook wishing them...

Magnesium may help you to ease your anxiety and insomnia

Magnesium may help you to ease your anxiety and insomnia

By Nicholas Remillard

December 6, 2017


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There isn’t much worse than staying up late working on a project, a paper or studying for an exam that is due the next day. But feeling exhausted after a long, trying day and finally laying in your bed to sleep and not being able to fall asleep is worse. Laying there, motionless, stressing about ...

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ teeters between nostalgic eye-candy and flavorless detective work

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ teeters between nostalgic eye-candy and flavorless detective work

By Charlie Turner

December 6, 2017


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What do you get when you put a shady twentieth-century art dealer, a racist German professor and a Frenchman with a mustache so thick it’s practically its own character on a luxury train? A joke with a questionable punch line. Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in this vibrant, ethnically diverse adapta...

‘Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’ delivers a promising replica of the console classic

‘Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’ delivers a promising replica of the console classic

By Troy Kowalchuk

December 5, 2017


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Growing up, one game occupied more of my attention than any before it ever had. That game was “Animal Crossing” on the GameCube. I was a very proud of my “Animal Crossing” accomplishments: I had paid off my debts with Tom Nook, collected nearly everything possible in my museum, spent hours plu...

Exquisite Cadavers come alive

Exquisite Cadavers come alive

By Sam Wong

December 5, 2017


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“¿Cómo, cómo fue? How did it happen? Así. Just like that…El corazón salió solo…The heart came out on its own.” What happens when two people bounce ideas off of one another, like artistic ping-pong? How can multiple minds and creations coexist, intertwine and birth something whole? Thes...

‘Justice League’ is weak compared to its animated counterpart

‘Justice League’ is weak compared to its animated counterpart

By Dillon MacInnis

December 4, 2017


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Fans of DC comics as well as some critics have likened “Justice League” to an episode of the popular TV show from 2001 that went by the same name. As a fan of the show, this comparison was exciting to me, giving me a nostalgic incentive to view it. Unfortunately, if this movie were an episode of...

Taylor declares the old Swift dead, and forges a new ‘Reputation’

Taylor declares the old Swift dead, and forges a new ‘Reputation’

By Matthew Joseph

December 4, 2017


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Taylor Swift needs no introduction. “Reputation” might though. After the Kanye/Swift stunt years ago, the two seem to have settled things, being friendly on social media and in person. It wasn't until Kanye’s “Life of Pablo” this year where he drops the line regarding Swift: “I made that bit...

Sia reinvents what it means to create a Christmas album with ‘Everyday Is Christmas’

Sia reinvents what it means to create a Christmas album with ‘Everyday Is Christmas’

By Troy Kowalchuk

November 30, 2017


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After nearly two years since her previous album, “This Is Acting,” Sia Furler has returned to delight fans with a Christmas album. “Everyday Is Christmas” features ten original Christmas tunes ranging from ballads to cheery carols. The Australian songstress completed this entire project in on...

Walk the Moon deliver the fun with ‘What If Nothing’

Walk the Moon deliver the fun with ‘What If Nothing’

By Matt Leonard

November 30, 2017


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“What If Nothing” is the latest release from indie pop group Walk the Moon. The band found incredible success in 2014 with the hit single “Shut Up and Dance” from their sophomore album “Talking is Hard.” Their latest, released Nov. 10, 2017 shoots for the stars with a chic, synth-filled sound. ...

A conversation of heartbreak: moving on and getting over

A conversation of heartbreak: moving on and getting over

By Gina Lopez

November 29, 2017


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What it feels like now. What it feels like now in comparison to how it felt then. Scenes replay like the surface of a broken record spinning sluggishly, permanently traced along the inside of my mind with the absence of clarity. I can’t hear the music that once played; now there’s only a static. Memori...