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Crush the flowers: Songs for singles

Crush the flowers: Songs for singles

Ridah Syed, Staff Writer

February 14, 2014

Flower petals trail the floors, the scent of chocolate permeates the air, a boy passes a couple and vomits in the corner -- the nauseating season of Valentine’s Day has arrived. This is the most depressing time of year, especially for us singles. However, this is also the best time to assert your single...

Avoid the flu, try something new

Avoid the flu, try something new

Chae Park and Shivani Bhatnagar

January 31, 2014

Honey and lemon are frequently found in cold and flu medicines because of their ability to loosen congestion and prevent dehydration. Lemons are also known to help detoxify the body of impurities. Bring water to a boil and add a spoonful of honey. Either squeeze half a lemon or place two slices inside....

Becky G EP review

Becky G EP review

Caryn Corliss, Staff Writer

January 31, 2014

Upon first hearing Becky G at the Pulse dance convention in October, I was impressed. I was in a concert, like environment; mega screens, mega speakers, mega stage in the front, professional dancers, choreographers and about 500 students learning choreography to “Built for This” Becky G’s third...

“Lone Survivor” brings the war movie genre home

“Lone Survivor” brings the war movie genre home

Matthew Rutherford, Staff Writer

January 30, 2014

The man who created one of the worst movies of all time silenced critics by creating one of the best movies this year. Peter Berg’s “Lone Survivor” is inspiring, empathetic and jaw-dropping, all things that his flop of a movie “Battleship” were not. Taking place in Afghanistan in 2005, the...

Staff Oscar predictions

Staff Oscar predictions

Sam Boyd, Sports Editor

January 28, 2014

With the recent Oscar announcements, the staff decided to make its picks for who should win in each of the six main categories. Here are the staff picks: Her –A very emotional and deeply relatable tale about the quest for love gives this film the edge over big contenders. The best part is that one...

“Her” leaves a mark on the concept of love

“Her” leaves a mark on the concept of love

Sam Boyd, Sports Editor

January 27, 2014

In Spike Jonze’s latest film, the audience is subject to the depressing life of Theodore Twombly, a recently divorced writer who falls in love with his new operating system that is the accumulation of everything he has ever needed in a friend. The movie dishes the audience emotion turmoil, taking in...

Colorless film adds new light to cinema

Colorless film adds new light to cinema

Sam Boyd, Sports Editor

January 24, 2014

“Nebraska,” the ode to small-town life, is the latest masterpiece from director Alexander Payne. The film follows an older alcoholic man (played by Bruce Dern) who makes his way to Nebraska from Montana to collect a million dollars that a mail ad claims he has won. Accompanying him is his son who...

A PC game that’s actually scary

A PC game that’s actually scary

Sam Boyd, Sports Editor

November 1, 2013

Shock and fear. If I had to choose two words to describe “Outlast” (Red Barrels Games), those would be it. From the second I pressed start, I realized that this dark and drab game is nothing to mess with. Playing as journalist Miles Upshur, who is investigating a psychiatric hospital in Colorado,...

Bite Sized: Cafe Brazil

Bite Sized: Cafe Brazil

Madeline Cannon, Entertainment Editor

October 28, 2013

Located at President George Bush Toll Road and Josey Lane, Café Brazil offers a diner feel with fresh breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes. You can’t miss the brightly colored décor and welcoming street appeal. I went on a Saturday night at dinner time with a friend, and as soon as we walked in, we...

Anime Review: Attack on Titan

Anime Review: Attack on Titan

Ridah Syed, Staff Writer

October 23, 2013

To the general public, “anime” is thought of as cartoons with a reckless hero archetype, fighting to save the world and girls drawn with extraordinary features. While most mainstream animes have predictable plotlines and stereotypical characters, there are a few titles that stick out from the rest;...

On the Record: Tunes to help you sleep

On the Record: Tunes to help you sleep

Sanobar Chagani, Staff Writer

October 16, 2013

During nights when your mind won't settle down to let you sleep, you often toss and turn and count sheep. Luckily, music is a great alternative for soothing a busy brain. Here's a playlist of calming songs that will help you fall asleep: A Drop in the Ocean by Ron Pope: This song provides a light...

The Walking Dead to The Walking Dud?

The Walking Dead to The Walking Dud?

Sam Boyd

October 12, 2013

The Walking Dead is at times scary, funny, and entertaining. And that is to say that I love the show. Yes, some people say that they focus too much on dialogue and ignore what got them famous in the first place, but I think the series is doing what they need to advance the plot and the character arcs....