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'Glee:' season two starts strong

September 22, 2010


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After a stellar first season, 'Glee' had a high reputation to uphold in it's premiere on Tuesday night.  I was someone who, at first, was opposed to the 'Glee' phenomena that began circling schools everywhere last September.  However, I finally joined in during the second half of season one and now consider myself a full-fledged gleek. R...

'Easy A:' A unique and refreshing change

September 22, 2010


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It was Friday night and I walked into Arlington Theaters expecting the typical Friday night buzz.  I was attending the 7:15 showing of 'Easy A' and figured the theater would be about half-full; it was an earlier showing after all.  To my surprise there was a line waiting to get into theater five, and...

Slow down and savor the moment, seniors

September 16, 2010


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So it’s senior year. I’ve waited for this year all my life, and intend to fully savor every last moment of it. But what’s next: college for most, and the real world for anyone else. This is truly the last year seniors have to be kids. I know it’s early, but the reality of life after high school ...

Trivial texting toleration waivers for senior

September 16, 2010


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Cell phones aren't going away, lets face it, they are as essential as Lindsay Lohan's trips to rehab. It is not unusual to see teenagers out and about with their trendy phone glued to the inside of their palm. I will just come right out and say that I am not against texting. I think texting is extremely ...

Backpack brawls prey on student patience

September 16, 2010


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It has finally happened. Hallway traffic has never been so slow. Students look like zombies slowly trudging through the over-packed hallways. Mysterious bruises have been appearing all over several students. Tension has been building, students have been prone to break out in fits of rage, cussing each o...

Ke$ha: It’s a love or hate relationship

September 16, 2010


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Ke$ha: Ashley- I used to be deeply annoyed with Ke$ha. Her electronic sound and raunchy lyrics made my head hurt. The radio was constantly playing "Tik Tok," and it made me sick. But one day my brother had "Blah Blah Blah" playing, and my feelings toward her changed. Within the first few seconds of the song,...

MGMT: a psychedelic throwback

September 16, 2010


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Ashley Hawkins and Kevin Hyde MGMT: Ashley- My friend told me about MGMT, and she warned me that they were an acquired taste. At first, I wasn't too huge about them. However, the more I listened to them, the more they grew on me. "Kids" is extremely catchy. The rhythm in "Time To Pretend" had me hooked ...

‘Eat, Pray, Love’ leaves audience satisfied

September 10, 2010


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I walked into the theater to see "Eat, Pray, Love" expecting a rather typical tale- girl loses sight of whats important in life, girl goes on fabulous trip, girl eats lots of food and doesn't appear to gain weight, girl rediscovers herself, and girl meets the perfect guy in Bali. Well, the Bali part...

Taylor Swift: he’s just not that into you, but she is

September 10, 2010


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Ashley Hawkins and Kevin Hyde Taylor Swift: Ashley- "You take a deep breath and you walk through the doors, it's the morning of your very first day. And you say hi to your friends you ain't seen in a while. Try and stay out of everybody's way." That's my unofficial theme song of freshman year, and one of my favorite Taylor Swift songs. Not that there are many songs of hers I'm no...

So the world's ending- what next?

August 20, 2010


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So everyone's talking about this 2012 "end of the world" phenomenon lately, and personally I don't buy it. However, it does make me wonder what I would actually do if the world was going to end in 2012. Would I live for myself, or live for the ones I love? Would I party all the time, or would I become more...

By following the SNOOKI protocol, these next four years could be the best

August 20, 2010


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The Jersey Shore is taking over pop culture. It's so dominating that every Thursday night many facets of it dominate Twitter's trending topics. It's something people either despise or adore. There is seldom in between. Many self-proclaimed "intellectuals" may scoff at the idea of a reality TV show abou...

I am living right now: in this moment

August 20, 2010


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During the summer I took a somewhat terrifying peek into my future. College is right around the corner, and the college touring process is moving full speed ahead. Tentative steps were made over the summer and I was able to reach inside myself to find a renewed sense of excitement for the years to come aft...

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