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Artists to check out now

Artists to check out now

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer
February 17
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"Hey, AW readers! We’re back with a brand spanking new list of artists for you to listen to."

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Nintendo can’t keep up

Nintendo can’t keep up

Zack Hardy, Writer
February 17
Filed under Entertainment, Technology

"Nintendo had touched on an untapped market. However, this new market of “casual” gamers provided new challenges."

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A way to get back home – Why the Beatles were and are everything

A way to get back home – Why the Beatles were and are everything

Christina Gregg, Writer
February 17
Filed under Current Affairs, Entertainment

"Whether Americans were watching the Beatles in their motion pictures like “A Hard Day’s Night” or singing along to later hits like “Yellow Submarine,” one thing is certain – fans for years to come were going to cherish the Beatles."

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 2014 Inductees

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 2014 Inductees

Alex Lindsay, Writer
February 17
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Whether you see it or not, these artists have already left a major impression on the hearts of all music lovers.

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Holiday episodes of seasons past

Holiday episodes of seasons past

Samantha Gillis, Writer
December 15
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"This year, take a walk down memory lane and gather everyone round the TV for these top holiday episodes of seasons past."

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25 Songs for the holidays

25 Songs for the holidays

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer
December 15
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"The holiday season has arrived and so has our list of 25 classic tracks to listen to while throwing those holiday parties, baking those treats and decorating that tree."

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Claymation films mold Christmas classics

Claymation films mold Christmas classics

Stephen E. Fancy, Contributor
December 15
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"It's the heart warming effect. Seeing a clay Santa run around on screen laughing, “Ho Ho Ho,” can bring a smile to almost any face."

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Illegal downloading: Is it really that bad?

Illegal downloading: Is it really that bad?

Zack Hardy, Writer
December 2
Filed under Entertainment, Technology, Uncategorized

"However, if a company makes their product easy to access and maintains a good reputation, then there will be fewer torrents and fewer illegal downloads of their product, resulting in a larger amount of money for all those involved."

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Is Tinder too shallow?

Is Tinder too shallow?

Jim Lyons, Writer
December 2
Filed under Entertainment, Technology

"Generally people base whether or not they’re going to establish communication with a “person of interest” off of physical attraction. Tinder just jumps to what hookups are all about: the looks."

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The Queen of Weird is Back: ARTPOP review

The Queen of Weird is Back: ARTPOP review

Maggie Moriarty, Writer
December 2
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"In a music world where being sexy sells and rap rules radio air time, Lady Gaga is one of the few artists who focus solely on putting out the music that they love and want their listeners to hear."

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10 Artists to check out right now

10 Artists to check out right now

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer
November 24
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"If you’re bumming around your room and want to discover new music, take a listen to all or some of these artists."

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Music review:The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is “so much better”

Music review:The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is “so much better”

Joe Callagy, Writer
November 18
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"He did it for him, not in an effort to better society, not to be politically correct."

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