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2017’s National Book Award Winners

2017’s National Book Award Winners

The National Book Foundation awarded various National Book awards on November 15, 2017. The National Book Awards are given to one author each year in four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s literature. There were 1,529 works submitted for review. 394 were in fiction, 553 in nonfiction, 245 in poetry and 337 in young […]

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Social Media Stars Take the Music Industry By… Storm???

Social Media Stars Take the Music Industry By… Storm???

Popular social media star Darryl Granberry, better known as PontiacMadeDDG, released a new song called, “Givenchy” this past week. Let me begin by saying this song is actually not as bad as you might imagine. The song could easily be put up against some of the other “hot” songs right now in the Hip-Hop/Rap scene. […]

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Midnight Moonlight: An EP Showcase & Review

Midnight Moonlight: An EP Showcase & Review

Upon my growing interest of music originating from Chicago, Illinois, I began to realize that the artists apart of this particular musical hearth collaborate with each other often. Artists like Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Noname Gypsy, Saba and Mick Jenkins all have growing fan bases and are commonly seen on each other’s projects. As […]

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Another Excerpt from Stereotypical Fantasy Romance Novel

Another Excerpt from Stereotypical Fantasy Romance Novel

“Kristian! Kristian, are you there?” Rhea called in Latin. She had told her lover to meet her deep in the trees that surrounded her family’s villa in the countryside. It was past midnight, the moon concealed by clouds and the canopy of the trees far above her head. She had told Kristian to leave lanterns […]

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November Reading List

November Reading List

Have you read through the Harry Potter series for the third time? Are John Green novels depressing you? Is the Fifty Shades franchise fueling your hatred of men? Fortunately, the month of November is full of original and alluring literature. Below is a list of various genres to take a look at this month! For […]

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Musicals and Popular Culture

Musicals and Popular Culture

I’ve loved theater for as long as I can remember. I didn’t realize how long I’d been a fan of the art until recently, during a conversation in which I couldn’t remember what the first musical I ever saw was nor could I remember when I saw it. I have a vague recollection of it […]

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Artistic Expression and Artificial Intelligence

Artistic Expression and Artificial Intelligence

Citizenship has been granted to a robot in Saudi Arabia. Citizens cry out about the human rights awarded to “her,” arguing she has more freedom than the human women living in the nation. Sophia, as she is called, made her debut during an interview on October 25th at the Future Initiative in Riyadh. Despite her […]

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Come Wayward Souls: Why You Should Watch Over The Garden Wall

Come Wayward Souls: Why You Should Watch Over The Garden Wall

This year I’d like to take a step back from the usual shock, gore, and uneasiness of many films associated with Halloween to bring light to a special little series. Over The Garden Wall is a ten episode miniseries that aired on Cartoon Network in 2014. The series follows siblings Wirt and Greg as they […]

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Zombeavers is a Delightfully Awful Movie

Zombeavers is a Delightfully Awful Movie

I’m not typically a horror fan. I scream at everything, am prone to panic attacks, and hate jump scares with a passion. However, as the season grows colder and Halloween draws closer, I can’t help but try and get into the spirit of the holiday. How have I done that, you may ask? By watching […]

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Frights and Fins

Frights and Fins

A late October night deserves a spooky story. I hope you get a good scare out of my killer thriller. Happy Halloween, witches!   Drop Dead Gorgeous At the local church’s pumpkin patch, on a warm autumn afternoon, two girls were looking for the perfect fall decorations for their dorms room. They perused vine after […]

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