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Shedding some light on Diwali

By Nikhil Gupta

October 24, 2009


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The smell of burning incense fills the room as my mom lights twenty one candles. Soon, the sound of our religious prayers ring throughout the house. Read More »...

Pretty Lights transforms the electronic music genre

By Tim Klepp

October 22, 2009


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Recently, a monsoon of electronic music has taken the industry by storm, and Pretty Lights is riding the wave.  Colorado-based producer Derek Smith and drummer Cory Eberhard are redefining and revolutionizing the electronic music genre. Read More »...

Hallway etiquette for dummies

By Rachel Nussbaum

October 22, 2009


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Dun-nuh-nun-uh. Coming up fast on my right, girl-who-sits-in-front-of-me-in-science-class. Duh-nuh-nun-uh. Do I make an awkward half-wave? Do I avert my eyes? Do I creepily smile and hope against all odds that she remembers who I am? DUN-DUN! Read More »...

Battle of the phones: iPhone is uncontested winner

By John Son

October 19, 2009


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The iPhone has dominated the smartphone category for years, and its first major competitor has arrived: the Palm Pre. But is the Pre actually competition? Read More »...

Music to my tears

By Rachel Nussbaum

October 5, 2009


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Call it Restless Leg Syndrome (that’s believable). Call it unrealized musical ability. Whatever it is, it has to stop tapping on my chair. Every day, a light tap, tap, tap on my chair rack, as the person behind me gets comfortable in their chair, puts his feet up like he’s in a cushy recliner. I’...

Jaicko heats it up

By Tim Klepp

October 1, 2009


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Though winter is fast approaching, Jaicko is heating up the R&B scene with his newly released single "Oh Yeah."  A native of Barbados, Jaicko infuses his unique brand of R&B with Caribbean influence creating a light and original sound. The catchy tune offers fans a sample of his widely-anticipated...

Remastered albums and Rockband bring back Beatlemania

By Tim Klepp

September 29, 2009


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Beatlemania is back.  Nearly 40 years after the Beatles’ untimely breakup, the Fab Four are once again atop the charts with 235,000 CD sales this week.  British record company EMI released remastered copies of all 12 of the Beatles albums Sept. 9.  Coinciding with this release was The Beatles: Roc...

Protein bars, not candy bars

By Shayna Barbash

September 29, 2009


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Many students wonder on a daily basis:  what exactly is the best recovery meal after a hard workout or taxing physical event?  While there’s no magic trick to building muscle food intake, certain combinations of exercise and energy allow for the maximal benefit from a workout.  Read More »...

Spotted: the romper

By Lindsey Galego

September 25, 2009


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Students wearing rompers have been spotted.  In the school, in Vogue—even Jennifer Lopez designed her own romper as part of her fashion line, JLO.  Read More »...

Breakfast continues to have its benefits

By Shayna Barbash

September 18, 2009


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 With school in full swing and mounds of homework pilings up, students say goodbye to waking up to the afternoon sun and hello to a 6:10 a.m. alarm. Read More »...

Teching in with John Son: Google and Apple release new goods

By John Son

September 16, 2009


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Newly released technology from Google and Microsoft hints at what communication and social networking could be like 20 years from now. Read More »...

Battle of the Classes: Just do it

By John Son

September 14, 2009


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As senior year begins and Homecoming Week comes earlier than usual, I approach the most important day of my life: Battle of the Classes 2K9. For those freshman/non-spirited people out there, BOTC is an event during Spirit Week where five boys and five girls represent their grade and compete in a variety of even...

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