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Here’s to you, Mr. Nichols

For most of my high school career, I was not much of a reader. I was, however, a self-taught scholar of the online literary summary — SparkNotes, CliffsNotes, even some of the heavier stuff, such as WikiSummaries. I could summarize “Ulysses” in 200 words, “Crime and Punishment” in 100, “Pride
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The deep cuts of Christmas

I am completely shameful. I am actually disgusting. I am what is wrong with the world and America and consumer culture and commodification of holidays for the sake of capitalistic endeavors. I am that girl who listens to Christmas music the day after Halloween. But I don’t care what you
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If only there was a music playlist for your life

The key to any successful event is constructing the perfect playlist. And by “event,” I don’t just mean those rare times when you decide to socialize with other human beings and invite them over for a party, where you spend most of the night hunched over your laptop, frantically adding
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Netflix addiction: A tale of redemption

Do you sometimes stare at your television or computer screen for hours, searching for a new movie or show to stream? Have you exhausted all of the resources available on the “What’s Popular on Netflix” list? Have you already finished “Breaking Bad,” “Arrested Development” and “Freaks and Geeks”? If you
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Fangirls just wanna have fun

There’s a lot I could say about #AlexFromTarget. I could ridicule him for being another weak, chunky link in a long, trendy chain of attractive, seemingly talentless, young, white males teenage girls christen as #totesadorbz. I could speculate that his unfathomable fame stems from two vital elements in any modern
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I am a Gilmore, hear me roar

In the summer of 2005, I was looking for heroes. I was a nerdy kid with red glasses and plaid skirts who loved to read and listen to music everyone else thought was a little weird. With uneven bangs to hide the tiny shell mounds of acne congregating on my
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‘American Idiot’ a decade later

A little more than 10 years ago, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool faced an unordinary obstacle. The trio, known as Green Day, was at a crossroads. Green Day’s follow-up album to Warning — Cigarettes and Valentines — was stolen from its studio. Faced with a decision to
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Read Rosemarie: Summer jams have me in a rut

I spend a lot of time thinking about what Carly Rae Jepsen is doing at any given moment. How much time is “a lot”? Well, that’s relative. I’d say I think about her maybe, like, once every two days, which is certainly more than anyone’s ever consistently thought about her
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How Kim Kardashian made me a star

I don’t keep up with the Kardashians via their uber-popular television show and its geographically diverse spinoffs, but my mind has somehow hoarded unnecessary information about each of their lives. I know that Kendall and Kylie have somehow written a sci-fi dystopian novel, Lana del Rey hypnotized crowds at Kimye’s
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The future of League of Legends as a sport

Perhaps it’s finally the time for gamers to no longer be viewed as wasting their life away. As collegiate institutions change their perception toward video gaming and eSports as a viable form of athleticism, gamers will finally be able pursue their hobbies as a profession rather than as a pastime.
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