Opinion

The process behind getting a tattoo: how to decide on design, placement and artist

The process behind getting a tattoo: how to decide on design, placement and artist

October 23, 2014 at 11:24 pm 0 comments

So you’re getting a tattoo. It’s something you’ve wanted for years now. You went back and forth for years, contemplating if it was for you. You weighed out the pros and cons. You thought of the social and professional repercussions that may arise from it. But in the end, you […]

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South Building, center, is the main administrative building at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At left is the Old Well, the visual symbol of the university.

UNC created fake classes to inflate athletes’ GPA for nearly 20 years

October 23, 2014 at 9:53 pm 0 comments

This past Wednesday the University of North Carolina admitted to committing academic fraud for athletes. These phantom classes were created under the Afro-American studies department. The goal of the “shadow curriculum” was to help athletes with GPAs that were borderline or below the 2.0 requirement stay afloat. According to the […]

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Oscar de la Renta at his fashion show at Neiman Marcus in Chevy Chase, MD. (Courtesy of missinfo.tv)

Designer Oscar de la Renta dies, leaves behind 50 years of unforgettable fashion

October 21, 2014 at 10:39 pm 0 comments

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died this past Monday. The 82-year-old left behind a legendary title under his name. He was best known for designing womenswear and bridal gowns. His talent for creating whimsical and elegant pieces for celebrities, women in power and the everyday woman is something that […]

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Gone Girl character Amy Dunne reveals the problem with being the ‘Cool Girl’

October 21, 2014 at 8:08 pm 0 comments

Warning: spoiler alert! Gillian Flynn’s film adaptation Gone Girl has taken the term “feminist,” “misogynist” and “psychopath” to a whole new extreme. Flynn pairs two characters together that could not be more opposite. Nick, a country-raised man who loves boobs, beer and football falls in love with Amy, a born-and-bred […]

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How to have the best lazy Sunday

How to have the best lazy Sunday

October 19, 2014 at 7:06 pm 0 comments

I am in love with lazy Sundays. I like sleeping late, eating a deliciously hot breakfast and sitting on my couch for a majority of the day. Sometimes I venture out into the real world, but it’s only to get food or to see a Narnia movie with Chris Parnell. […]

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What to expect during parents’ weekend

What to expect during parents’ weekend

October 19, 2014 at 7:04 pm 0 comments

A satirical yet accurate description of what happens during parents’ weekend

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Umphrey Lee dining hall closes early on weekends, leaves students starving

Umphrey Lee dining hall closes early on weekends, leaves students starving

October 19, 2014 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

SMU has announced that the Umphrey Lee dining hall (aka Umph) will now be closed after 2 p.m. on weekends. The only dining facility students will have access to on weekends is Arnold dining hall by the Residential Commons. Arnold is open from 9:30 a.m. till 7 p.m. Although I […]

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Patient diagnosed with Internet addiction disorder shows technology addiction is a real problem

October 16, 2014 at 8:04 pm 0 comments

Scientists recently claimed they have diagnosed their first-ever patient with Internet addiction disorder. The patient, a 31-year-old U.S. navy serviceman had been using technology, specifically Google Glass, for around eighteen hours a day. He felt irritable and argumentative without the device. He also experienced dreams through the viewpoint of the […]

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“American Horror Story” gets its groove back in season four

“American Horror Story” gets its groove back in season four

October 14, 2014 at 9:01 pm 0 comments

SPOILER ALERT: If you have yet to watch the new episode of “American Horror Story,” please do not read on. This past Wednesday I anxiously waited for “American Horror Story” to load on my computer so I could watch the fourth season premiere. Titled “Freak Show,” the scary series theme […]

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Wendy Davis’ controversial ad defines ‘dirty politics’

Wendy Davis’ controversial ad defines ‘dirty politics’

October 14, 2014 at 8:00 pm 0 comments

Democrat Wendy Davis recently released a new ad for her campaign titled ‘Justice.’ The video is centered on Republican competitor for Texas governor, Greg Abott. It targets Abbott as the state’s attorney general for denying justice to accident victims, although he has won millions since his accident thirty years ago. […]

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