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Sabaton wows at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival

Sabaton wows at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival

Alex Lindsay, Writer
May 5, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Swedish Power Metal band and military history enthusiasts, Sabaton have been gaining a lot of momentum in the American Metal scene. Currently on tour with Dutch Progressive Metal band, Revamp and American metal band, Iced Earth, Sabaton made a stop at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass. for the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival.

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Film review: Blue is the Warmest Color

Film review: Blue is the Warmest Color

Thomas Denman, Contributor
May 5, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"In addition to dealing with issues of class, “Blue is the Warmest Color” is a beautifully crafted film which explores sexuality, love, loneliness and society."

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Kids, let me tell you what I learned from watching “How I Met Your Mother”

Kids, let me tell you what I learned from watching “How I Met Your Mother”

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer
April 14, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"If the signs are all there pointing you in the right direction, follow them. Some of life’s greatest moments are the things that happen to you."

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10 Artists to check out right now

10 Artists to check out right now

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer
April 14, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Here are some artists to check out for your listening pleasure. In this edition, we have musicians from across the pond, friends on the west coast and a rising rapper from Chicago. Plug those headphones into your laptop and get ready. 1. Best Coast Known for: “The Only Place” and “Boyfriend” Listen...

Boston Strong: A playlist for our city

Boston Strong: A playlist for our city

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer
April 14, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"In honor of those who lost their lives on April 15, 2013, the first responders, the survivors, and the city with a warrior’s heart, we present a playlist that symbolizes Boston and the state of Massachusetts."

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10 Shows you should be watching on Netflix

10 Shows you should be watching on Netflix

Ally Michitson, Writer
April 14, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"With summer rapidly approaching, those stressful days of worrying about homework and tests will soon be replaced by long, lazy days with nothing to do but soak up some rays."

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Media consumption: Digital and plentiful

Media consumption: Digital and plentiful

Thomas Beaton and Kyla Galer
April 14, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Technology

"They think that there is too much “bad news” and don’t want to clutter their life with negativity. It goes back to the age old question, “is ignorance bliss?”"

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Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality

Zack Hardy, Writer
March 31, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Technology

"But most of them aren't there anymore. The independent stations couldn't afford to pay all the cable companies to stay on the air. So now you've got a new problem."

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10 of our favorite Nirvana tracks

10 of our favorite Nirvana tracks

Alex Lindsay, Writer
March 31, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Here’s a list of 10 of our favorite Nirvana tracks.

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UMass Spring Concert 2014 artists

UMass Spring Concert 2014 artists

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer
March 31, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Temperatures have reached above 18 degrees Fahrenheit. In other words: spring has sprung, and what better way to celebrate than with Slightly Stoopid, Wale and the Goo Goo Dolls at the Spring Concert on Sunday, April 13th at the Mullins Center. Whether you already have your ticket or if you are still...

Remembering Kurt Cobain 20 years later

Remembering Kurt Cobain 20 years later

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer
March 31, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music

On April 5, 1994, his voice was silenced forever when Cobain was found dead in a room above the garage of his Seattle home.

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Experience the magic of a Wes Anderson film

Experience the magic of a Wes Anderson film

James Davis, Contributor
March 31, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"Anderson is able to completely uproot the standard story arc that he favored and allow his other ideas to flow through."

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