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Ramen noodles: You think you know, but you have no idea

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, food  /  Comments Off

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The touchstone of the college student. It always feels incredibly satisfying to be so full from a 39 cent meal. Microwaveable ramen is the largest of any average college student’s necessary food groups, but that little package of dry noodles is a far cry from the real thing. You might not think it, but the […]

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Chicago Jazz Philharmonic pays tribute to NOLA at the MAC

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Music  /  Comments Off

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The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic played the MAC on Saturday, taking over the Belushi Performance Hall with “Mardi Gras Carnival: A Salute to New Orleans.” Orbert Davis directed the show, which according to him was, “a celebration of the culture and the freedom of musical interpretation that happened [in New Orleans].” The performance started of with […]

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Straight Talk: Trust is a must

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Straight Talk  /  Comments Off

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“My boyfriend wants to be with me 24/7. I work full-time and go to school part-time, so it’s really difficult to juggle everything lately. I’ve been very focused on my grades so there have been a lot of nights where I stay home to study instead of hanging out with him. I just want him […]

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Rant: Why Hallmark movies are a waste

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Rant  /  Comments Off

Okay, to everyone who enjoys watching Hallmark movies, I am sorry for this. Hallmark movies suck. They lack everything a movie is and still get hours and hours of TV time. From the horrible acting and editing skills to the plot lacking substance, all Hallmark movies should be banned from ever being shown to the […]

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Listen: Recess

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Music  /  Comments Off

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You’ve gotta hand it to the bass man – he’s got guts. EDM’s reigning champion, Sonny Moore returns to the scene in a big way with the release of “Recess,” just in time for festival season. The growth on the first ever, full-length Skrillex album is palpable, pertaining to both the evolution of the Los Angeles […]

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Watch: Muppets Most Wanted

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Pop culture  /  Comments Off

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By James Driscoll // Arts columnist The Muppets sing about how sequels are hard to pull off and the story just isn’t usually as good as the first in a funny opening tune aptly named, “We’re Doing a Sequel.” Sadly, however, the song ultimately foreshadows what is right and wrong with the film. The story […]

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Spring break in the burbs

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Music, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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The car’s all packed, the cooler’s full and  your friend made what he promises to be “the best road trip playlist ever, seriously dude.” It’s spring break, and you’re road tripping down to PCB or PBR or whatever acronym the kids are flocking to these days. That is, unless, you don’t live in a low […]

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The unusual suspects; weird instruments that rock

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Music, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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2013 was the year of the banjo. Led by bands like Mumford and Sons, the modern folk-rock scene has fully matured, and with it, a slew of instruments new to mainstream ears. Gone are the simple days of guitar, drums, bass, and microphone – sometimes a keyboard, but even that was a bonus. Now, every band […]

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Diana Martinez Wants You! New MAC Director Pushes For Students On Stage

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Theater  /  Comments Off

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At the end of January, the college announced the MAC’s Interim Director, Diana Martinez, would be named Director of the MAC. A lot has been said about her impressive credentials and extensive experience, but little has been said about her personally. The question that seems to be on the students’ minds is, “Who is this […]

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Our Oscar Picks (and snubs)

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Pop culture  /  Comments Off

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I sit down to watch the Oscars every single year. By the time that the credits role I am typically worn out, upset by the snubs, and confused about the philosophy behind rewarding certain works of art over another. What does it mean to be the “best” film of the year? How can works of […]

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