4 ways to amp up any night

Having free time over the summer break is great, but it may even be too great, as one day blends into the next with monotony. Here are some tips to amp up the mild and sleepy nights in our own university city. 1. Have your nightly existential crisis — but
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Life lessons to take away from country music

Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the deeper meaning buried within the lyrics to a song. A lot of artists on the radio today take pride in their ability to stump the listener with their profound words, while others write things that just don’t make any sense at all.
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Five words to spice up your vocabulary

We’ve all been there. It’s late at night, and you’ve just started your six-page essay that’s due tomorrow. Well, technically today, because it’s 2 a.m. It’s you versus the paper. You’re frantically writing, eyes glued to the word count at the bottom of your document. You don’t want to sound
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How to Brew Beer: Wheat IPA

Watch an instructional video on brewing beer. Here is the recipe Derek Remsburg used: Grain Bill 9 lbs 2-Row 5 lbs Wheat Malt 1 lb Vienna Malt 0.5 lb Crystal 60 Hops 0.4 oz chinook at 60 min. 1 oz cascade at 20 min. 0.5 oz columbus at 20 min.
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Unnatural police

CITY AFFAIRS: We hope a new countywide vice team does not focus on underage drinking. The student community is best handled by UCPD and BPD.

Punishments don’t always fit their crimes. At the end of finals week in May, students at the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity house were cited for underage drinking. We are not disputing the illegality of underage drinking — but the circumstances surrounding the incident are strange, suspicious and cause for alarm.
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Vegging your way through Europe

As a pescatarian (someone who eats no meat other than fish), I was counting on losing a lot of weight while living in Scotland for a year. Haggis isn’t exactly a vegetarian-friendly dish. But when my friends and family welcome me home next week, they won’t be greeting the frail
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Sober isn’t always better

Sex on Tuesday

I love drunk sex. It’s true — no matter how cliche this probably already sounds. True, often enough, one does not fully or mostly remember drunken encounters, and of course there’s the good ol’ sloppiness that comes with inebriation — let’s not even mention guys’ occasional “alcohol impairment.” But all that
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Drinking while you think

Whenever this column mentions a number, take a drink. It’s the summer of 2008, and it’s getting late — too late to start drinking, but I do it anyway. I’m in Groningen, northeast of Amsterdam, at an apartment 20 minutes from the city’s university. The August air is warm and
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It’s a hard-knock life

On a Thursday night, as we sipped our beers at a local bar and the conversational naturally turned to my favorite subject, my girlfriend almost complained that if she and her boyfriend “don’t have sex for like two days, he goes crazy and whatnot!” Well, frankly, I would — and
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Detour: Pilsner and Prejudice

The Danish brewing company Carlsberg introduced earlier this year a new beer called “Copenhagen 56°N.” The beer is a German pilsner, with a light yellow hue and a taste like champagne from a rotting juice box. The beer has been marketed as relentlessly hip ― an alcoholic accessory to a
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