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When patriotism goes overboard

When patriotism goes overboard

By Carolyn Freeman

May 11, 2011


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May 1, 2011, was much more patriotic than any Fourth of July I’ve ever witnessed. D.C. residents and college students celebrated in the streets outside the White House at midnight, and newscasters on every channel tried to hide their glee. Read More »...

Celebrating the Royal Wedding from across the pond

Celebrating the Royal Wedding from across the pond

By Katie Guarino

April 30, 2011


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Royal Wedding fever has swept the nation. The marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton has dominated media coverage over the past few weeks and was even the subject of a Lifetime movie. Still, in many American homes, the "wedding of the decade" went relatively unnoticed. Read More »...

YouTube and I’ll pass

By Molly Kaplowitz

April 7, 2011


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These days, all it takes to skyrocket to Youtube stardom is some clever editing gimmicks, some well-placed auto tune and a dash of good natured humor. So why am I not hopping on the bandwagon? Read More »...

Good artist, bad actor: Swift’s voice is better than her voiceovers

By Hannah Stahl

April 5, 2011


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Taylor Swift will star in her second movie, “The Lorax,” next March.  But after last year’s “Valentine’s Day,” she proved she should stick to singing. Read More »...

Viking Vogue, Week 2: Preparing your skin for spring

By Mallory Frankel

March 28, 2011


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It’s that lovely time of year again, when jeans turn into shorts and layers aren’t there to hide dry, pale winter skin. Luckily, the multi-million dollar beauty industry has several options for those of us coming out of hibernation. Here are my favorite products to get a radiant glow. Read More »...

Reality tv teaches more than street smarts

By Melanie Goldberg

March 24, 2011


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The morning of the March 12 SAT, I woke up after nine hours of sleep, ate a healthy, balanced breakfast and double-checked my bag for pencils, snacks, a calculator and, of course, spare batteries. Read More »...

Nickelodeon programming block “All That,” and then some

By Molly Kaplowitz

March 21, 2011


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For years, over 9 million fans asked Nickelodeon to rerun its classic shows. And, thanks to the power of a Facebook group, Nickelodeon has announced that there are plans to launch a new block of nighttime programming in the fall, cleverly called “The ‘90s Are All That!” Read More »...

Lessons from a teen lobbyist

By Molly Kaplowitz

March 19, 2011


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I may have missed three days of school last week, but it was all for the greater good. Instead of heading to class, my brother Scott and I joined hundreds of advocates from across the nation for the American Diabetes Association’s 2011 Call to Congress. Here are some of the lessons I learned: Re...

When artists put Auto-Tune in, I auto-tune out

By Molly Kaplowitz

March 14, 2011


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I used to enjoy listening to the radio, but sometime last year I realized I no longer liked mainstream music.  I’ve stopped tuning in because of a despicable music feature: Auto-Tune. Read More »...

Viking Vogue, Week 1: Why fashion matters, every single day

By Mallory Frankel

March 14, 2011


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It’s no secret that I have a passion for fashion, to use the cliché.  I’m interested in how my peers dress and what the latest styles are.  That’s why every week I’ll write about the trends and fashions that appeal to my fellow students. Read More »...

Senior superlatives are anything but super

By Melanie Goldberg

March 3, 2011


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It’s that time of year again, when seniors hoping to score a superlative begin eyeing each other suspiciously in the halls, sizing up their competition. Read More »...

MTV remake gets under my ‘Skins’

By Nuria Marquez

February 25, 2011


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Drug abuse and teenage sex don’t always equal TV success. MTV’s version of the popular British show "Skins" has attracted criticism for its controversial scenes of teens doing drugs and having sex. Read More »...