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Still the beautiful game

The allure of international soccer tournaments typically consists of several interesting matchups, pitting powerhouse nations against one another, and David vs. Goliath matches that regularly motivate me to side with the underdog — I love a good Cinderella run. The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup is set to kick off
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Family frailty exposed in Swedish film ‘Force Majeure’

A word-of-mouth critical darling and a Cannes Film Festival prize winner, Ruben Ostlund’s  “Force Majeure” has the classic markings of European art house, for better or for worse. Ostlund renders the brooding interiorities of a vacationing family with the same breathtaking grandeur as that of wintry summits of the French
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Weekend escape to London

I’ve been studying in Lund, Sweden, for almost two months now, and although my current schedule includes a mere three hours of class a week, I was ready for an escape from this college town. A few people from the UC Education Abroad Program decided to spend Valentine’s Day weekend
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Foxes on Bridges

The following is a work of fiction. After walking so many times around the quaint college campus, farms and parks, I feel that Lund is an empty city. Most Friday nights are spent drinking watered-down beer on the balcony during the summer I study in Sweden. My drinking buddy is
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