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Illegal downloading: Is it really that bad?

Illegal downloading: Is it really that bad?

Zack Hardy, Writer

December 2, 2013


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."

Is Tinder too shallow?

Is Tinder too shallow?

Jim Lyons, Writer

December 2, 2013


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."

The Queen of Weird is Back: ARTPOP review

The Queen of Weird is Back: ARTPOP review

Maggie Moriarty, Writer

December 2, 2013


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."

10 Artists to check out right now

10 Artists to check out right now

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer

November 24, 2013


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."

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, 2013


Filed under Entertainment, Music

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

Ender’s Game: Press play or game over?

Ender’s Game:  Press play or game over?

Stephen E. Fancy, Contributor

November 18, 2013


Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"These alterations were obviously made to fit the entire story within 114 minutes. One difference is that events are often rushed through or left out."

Live-tweeting resuscitating live TV

Live-tweeting resuscitating live TV

Molly Boushell, Writer

November 18, 2013


Filed under Entertainment, Technology

"They are able to share a small piece of the experience of being on set throughout the week, while eagerly awaiting the next episode."

UMass professors help revolutionize adhesive world

UMass professors help revolutionize adhesive world

Alexandra Lane, Contributor

November 18, 2013


Filed under Entertainment, Technology

"Early on, he was intrigued by the biological make-up of geckos. Today, using the geckos to test their theories, the Geckskin team has been able to anatomically link geckos to the study of adhesion."

Always “Walk On The Wild Side”

Always “Walk On The Wild Side”

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer

November 4, 2013


Filed under Entertainment, Music

"He spent his career in the 1970s rebelling expectations as if it were an Olympic sport. He had a brazen outlook and his stage presence reflected his free spirited attitude. Lou Reed simply did not care."

“Bangerz” is bangin’

“Bangerz” is bangin’

Maggie Moriarty, Writer

November 4, 2013


Filed under Entertainment, Music

"Cyrus sings about a broken love that has left her feeling like someone else and doesn’t recognize. It shows Cyrus’ vulnerable side, but in a way others can relate to and can dance to."

Album review: Arcade Fire proves they are no Mumford & Sons:

Album review: Arcade Fire proves they are no Mumford & Sons:

James Petroskey, Contributor

November 4, 2013


Filed under Entertainment, Music

Arcade Fire could easily have gone the same route as Mumford & Sons. When artists create something that is culturally relevant, or better yet, popular, the expectations of that artist change. Consumers, fans and record labels all expect more. They want more of that special something that made them w...

Top 10 must see sports movies

Top 10 must see sports movies

Joe Callagy, Writer

November 4, 2013


Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"If you haven’t seen it yet and call yourself a basketball fan, get out from under that rock and watch it."

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