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Finale in acclaimed book trilogy dissapoints readers

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As teenagers, most of us don’t face life-altering decisions on a regular basis. We choose what to eat for breakfast, where to go out to lunch, and where to buy our lattés. But what if a single decision defined who we would become for the rest of our lives? This is the premise for 25-year-old […]

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Gotta catch the newest Pokémon game

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On October 12th, Nintendo fans of North America heralded the release of the newest additions to the Pokémon franchise. Much like in previous games in the series, Pokémon X and Y begins with the player receiving their first Pokémon, thereby making them a Pokémon trainer. Despite not majorly changing the core gameplay of Pokémon, X […]

MILEY CYRUS sings her heart out in the music video for  her song “Wrecking Ball.”  The video has over 226 million views on YouTube.

She can’t be tamed: Cyrus’ Bangerz reflects reinvented image

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  Oh. My. Goodness. Did you see her at the VMA’s? She’s really done it this time, I’ll tell you. I mean seriously, the girl twerked on Robin Thicke. How DARE she. Three years ago, Miley Cyrus released an album, decidedly different from anything she had produced up until that point, aptly entitled: “Can’t Be […]

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Iconic tragedy adapted once more for the screen

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First, there was the classic Zeffirelli version. Thirty years later, there was the Leonardo DiCaprio one we try to avoid speaking about. And now a third Romeo and Juliet movie, which premiered Oct. 11, has attempted to marry the tradition of the 1968 film with the gaudy appeal of other adaptations. Romeo and Juliet is, […]

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Gravity thrills viewers with breathtaking visuals

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The anxiety and urgency involved with trying to survive in outer space is an incredibly real experience as portrayed in the new sci-fi thriller, Gravity, released on Oct. 4. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron, the film starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney is jam-packed with stunning visuals and incredible special effects, consuming the viewer in a […]

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“Royals” singer releases dramatic album

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Electro-pop singer Ella Yelich-O’Connor, commonly known by her stage name Lorde, debuted her first album Pure Heroin on Sept. 27, and since then her latest single “Royals” has climbed to the number one spot on the U.S. iTunes chart. Born and raised in New Zealand,16-year-old Lorde, offers a refreshingly modernistic sound to the world of […]

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Best underrated music apps

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Maybe you don’t want to spend $1.29 per song on iTunes, maybe you’re tired of hearing “Wrecking Ball” being played every 20 minutes on the radio, or maybe you just want to discover some new music. These music apps–some of which are popular and some of which are relatively unknown–are perfect for listening to free […]

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Drake album highlights thoughtful lyrics

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“This is nothin’ for the radio, but they’ll still play it though, cause it’s that new Drizzy Drake, that’s just the way it go.” Drake could not be more accurate with his lyrics in “Tuscan Leather,” the first track off of his newly released third album Nothing was the Same, which was released Sept. 20. Although […]

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. off to an average start

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Last Tuesday, television welcomed a new superhero show to its ranks – Marvel, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The show stars a cast of actors who are fresh to the superhero scene, with the exception of Clark Gregg, reprising his role from previous Marvel films as agent Phil Coulson. The show is a look behind the front […]

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Timberlake’s follow-up album explores variety of genres

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On the day of its release, Justin Timberlake’s diverse album The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 climbed to the top of the purchased albums on iTunes. This album, released Sept. 30, and its counterpart The 20/20 Experience, released last March, are the product of a 20-day music intensive session by Timberlake and his musical […]