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March Madness Predictions

One of the most exciting times of the year is at hand: the Sweet Sixteen! March Madness is at its finest, only sixteen teams are left in the tournament and this year’s tournament has been one of the most exciting and surprising ever! Let’s go over the surprises and some predictions. In the Round of Sixty Four, nine double digit […]

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First Shadow and Bone Trailer Revealed

Shadow and Bone (book) is rated appropriate for children 12-18 years of age by Amazon Shadow and Bone is a widely beloved fantasy trilogy at the heart of the GrishaVerse. Early last year Netflix announced that they would be partnering with Leigh Bardugo (the author of the books) to turn Shadow and Bone as well as some of her other […]

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The Sound of Stereotypes: The Impact of Film Scores on Stereotypes and Bias

It can be easy to see the ways prejudice is projected in films: maybe a character from the Middle East dresses in stereotypical, exaggerated, and inaccurate clothing or perhaps a villain is portrayed with darker skin than the hero. But what happens when you hear what is being appropriated or stereotyped instead of seeing it? Just because we can’t see it doesn’t mean it ceases to exist.

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The GameStop Saga Explained

Introduction I am sure that by now you have all heard about the stock market’s most recent controversy: a drama that has left amateur investors millionaires and the powerful figures of Wall Street pulling out their hair. And yes, I am talking about the current GameStop Market Situation. In order to understand how a group of investors who collaborated on […]

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Why is Black History Month Important?

Black History Month is a holiday celebrated all over the world. It symbolizes the hardships that African Americans and people of color have gone through, but also celebrates how far they have come. Black History is important because it celebrates achievements from abolishing slavery to being treated the same as people who thought people of color were less superior. It […]

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From an Unlucky Nose to a Spy Masterpiece

“The name’s Bond. James Bond.” We’ve all heard this famous movie quote at least once in our lives. It’s a classic, after all. Everyone knows James Bond. He’s quite literally The Spy. When someone brings up spies, your mind almost always goes to either Daniel Craig or Pierce Brosnan. I for one always think of the most action-packed Bond films […]

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Are You Paying the Right Amount for Your E-Book?

Are you paying too much for an ebook? On January 14th the law firm Hagen Berman filed a lawsuit accusing Amazon of striking a deal with 5 major publishing houses: HarperCollinsPublishers, Simon and Shuster, Penguin Random House, Hachette Book Group, and Macmillan. The alleged deal goes as follows. The publishing houses pay Amazon high commissions and other costs while Amazon […]

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Sucker Punch

Small, smart, and mysterious, with a mean right hook. If you couldn’t guess, I’m talking about the bullies of the ocean: octopi! No doubt you’ve all heard the stories about octopi learning to open jars, or solve mazes, or play chess. But don’t be fooled by their intelligence, because these eight armed aggressors regularly punch fish right in the face. […]

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The Origins of Pi(e)

Introduction Over the last couple of weeks, food has been a top thought in our minds. The stereotypical Thanksgiving meal: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and who could forget, PIE!! Pie is very important because it is the dessert that concludes the feast, but we cannot forget about the other one: pi. The number 3.14159265[…], better known as pi, has a […]

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The Many Shades of Music

Music has many shades. They are all different, some are louder than the rest, others have a little more edge. But we  can all agree, they’re all unique and special in their own way. That’s one of the reasons that the world of music can be a bit daunting to anyone (myself included). What’s classified as Rock? What’s post-hardcore? What […]

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Happy Birthday ISS

On November 20, we say Happy Birthday to an international icon. No, I’m not talking about Future, but instead about the International Space Station. In the nearly 22-years since it was shot in orbit, the International Space Station, or ISS, has become a hub of scientific research and international collaboration. The original long-term crew consisted of an American astronaut named […]