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Keb’ Mo’ brings down the house; first performer at new MAC

By   /  February 14, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Music  /  Comments Off

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Grammy Award-winning artist Keb’ Mo’ kicked off the McAninch Arts Center 2014 performance series on Saturday night with an impressive presentation of his signature blues-inspired style. The MAC, which completed a 14-month, $35 million renovation last December was filled with people, despite the prohibitive weather conditions that made driving a nightmare. The 800-seat Performance Hall […]

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GMOhNo?

By   /  February 13, 2014  /  On The Cover  /  Comments Off

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Old MacDonald had a farm… ee – i – G – M – O. Genetically modified organisms are a hot topic right now. Across the country, people are calling for the mandatory labeling of any and all food containing them. In Hawaii, an incredibly important state for crop development, two islands have already passed sweeping […]

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2014 Spring Archives

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  2014 Spring, Archives  /  Comments Off

March 26 – Festival Season Preview/Spring Break Edition March 5 – Midterm Madness February 26 – Students of the New School of Thought February 19 – Battleground Minimum-wage February 12 – G-M-whOa.   February 5 – Sochi Preview January 29   January 22 – Back to School Edition

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Sochi Preview: Games Explained (Old & New)

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  News, On The Cover, Sports  /  Comments Off

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Curling, skeleton, bobsled…oh my! Three obscure events are must-sees at this year’s winter games. Whether you have watched  before or not, these are unusual but very exciting. Skeleton combines speed and skill as the athletes lunge head-first, down an icy slope. If you haven’t checked it out in years past, you might want to tune into […]

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Editorial: State of the Union… “meh.”

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  News, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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The population of the U.S. Is about 315 million; 33.3 million tuned into watch Obama last week. That’s roughly 11 percent of these star-spangled-awesome, united states. Happy to report, our staff of 10 did a bit better with 50 percent viewership. The least watched State of the Union address since Bill Clinton’s in 2000, is […]

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Sochi Preview: Team USA Gear

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, On The Cover, Pop culture  /  Comments Off

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Ralph Lauren This year’s uniforms are 100% made in America after the fashion brand was attacked for outsourcing to China in 2012. Team USA will rock a patchwork sweater for the opening ceremony, in which 40 vendors from around the nation had a hand in designing. The sweater, along with red, white, and navy knit […]

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COD African American Read-In Success

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  Around COD, Arts & Entertainment, News  /  Comments Off

February is Black History Month and the COD African American Read-In saw massive success last week. Monday’s African American Read-In was tremendously successful, bringing together an impressive and diverse lineup of speakers to share selections from African American writers, poets and artists. The event was sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, the […]

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Pedal Faster: COD Student Band “Borrowed Bicycle”

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Music  /  Comments Off

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A dozen dreadlocked hippies walk into a Wrigleyville bar. It’s not the beginning of a joke- in fact, according to the doorman, it’s not even unique anymore. Borrowed Bicycle, the band they’re there to see, is a product of the changing music scene in Chicago, one shifting away from whiney pop-punk and full-charge bluegrass, into […]

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