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Biggest Californian Earthquake since ‘89

Biggest Californian Earthquake since ’89

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Around 3:20 AM August 24th, six miles north Napa, a large earthquake rudely woke many residents of Napa, California awake in the most powerful earthquake to hit the state since 1989, measuring at a magnitude of 6.1.  The quake caused much structural damage, fires, and injured 90 people, 3 of which are in critical condition.  Luckily, in the face of California’s earthquake…

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Your Concert Essentials

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The summer concert season may be coming to an end, but with many artists announcing upcoming tours, not even the cool weather will deter music lovers – myself included – from hitting the streets several hours too early in order to secure a good spot at a show. For first timers and casual concert goers, the task can be a little daunting. You never know what to bring, and what not to bring, what…

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Bloomington’s New Hot Spot: The Hive

Bloomington’s New Hot Spot: The Hive

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Bloomington, Indiana, is not a place that comes to mind when you think of bustling nightlife. Frustrated with that fact, in January of this year, Ron Patton and a few business partners came up with the idea to improve the bar scene by combining a restaurant and a nightclub. Patton and partners got a lead on a venue for the nightclub that turned out to have the largest…

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Switch up the Ice Bucket Challenge with the Rice Bucket Challenge!

Switch up the Ice Bucket Challenge with the Rice Bucket Challenge!

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So, you’ve done the Ice Bucket Challenge and are ready to donate in other ways! Fortunately for you, there is yet another Facebook challenge for you to participate in and have everyone on your time line do and post about for days on end! It’s the #RiceBucketChallenge and it’s putting rice straight into the bowls (er, buckets) of those in need, particularly…

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Hilary Duff’s New Singles

Hilary Duff’s New Singles

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We’ve been waiting ever so anxiously for the release of “Chasing the Sun” and…it’s not exactly what I thought it was going to be! I thought that, being described as adult and acoustic, it would sound a bit different. What I’m hearing is a slowed down Colbie Caillat ad I’m a bit bummed out. Props to Hilary for ditched the stereotypical party-and-twerking routine to go with…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Eid

A Beginner’s Guide to Eid

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First time celebrating Eid? At a loss as to what you’re supposed to do? Wondering if Eid is a lot like Christmas?

Well, then this is the guide for you! Also, no, Eid is pretty much nothing like Christmas. Sure, there may be presents involved, and there are Eid parties and things, but no. Eid comes around twice a year. The first, Eid ul-Fitr, comes at the end of…

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Six Social Media Trends That Need To Go

Six Social Media Trends That Need To Go

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Social media is obviously a big part of our lives and daily routine. Nevertheless, just because you have a facebook, instagram, or whatever social media site it may be, doesn’t mean that you can do and post whatever you like on it. There are unspoken rules of what to do and what not to do. Some of them are common sense and some are just plain bothersome to me. So, without…

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Cellphone Unlocking Soon to be Legal

Cellphone Unlocking Soon to be Legal

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This past Friday, Congress passed a bill called, “Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act,” that makes it legal to unlock cell phones for personal use.  “Unlocking” usually entails entering codes or using external software so that phones are not limited to certain carriers.  An unlocked phone can use other carriers, if the phone is physically capable of…

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5 Ways to Hang Out with Your Friends on a Budget

The summer is almost over, and it’s time to plan last minute hang outs with your friends However, you may not have the cash to go out with your friends as much as you would like, especially if you are a high school or college student.

Proposed Senate Bill Targets Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Proposed Senate Bill Targets Sexual Assault on College Campuses

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On Wednesday, a bipartisan bill was introduced in the Senate to help combat sexual assault on college campuses. It’s called the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, and it was introduced by Senators McCaskill (D-MO) and Gillibrand (D-NY). The issue has been receiving increased attention from lawmakers after the Obama Administration created a task force to protect students…

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