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People Would Rather Shock Themselves Than be Alone With Their Thoughts

People Would Rather Shock Themselves Than be Alone With Their Thoughts

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Amidst all that is our busy lives, what with all our work, family, and hobbies to attend to, it may have crossed your mind that at least you, if not everyone would like some down time to themselves, to just ponder alone in their thoughts.  However, according to a study from the University of Virginia says maybe otherwise.

The study left men and women in a room…

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The Privilege Blame Game in College Debate

The Privilege Blame Game in College Debate

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The past March, the debate duo Ruffin and Johnson from Towson University was the first female African American team to win the national championships for CEDA, the Cross Examination Debate Association which is the main organizational body for collegiate debate. The two went against another African American team from Oklahoma University. For the past few years it seems…

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On Why You Just Need to Do You.

On Why You Just Need to Do You.

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The internet has been getting on my nerves a lot recently. I’ve had to stop checking my Facebook upon waking because I simply don’t have time to be appalled first thing in the morning. Since when did we, as a society, feel like it is our job to tell people how to live? Wake up, everybody, it’s not! The only thing that we shouldbe doing is what we want to…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Eid Bazaars

A Beginner’s Guide to Eid Bazaars

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We’re right in the middle of Ramadan 2014. This entails days of fasting, nights of worship, and… Eid bazaars. These emblems of desi society can be tricky for beginners, so read on to find out how even you can navigate your first Eid bazaar with ease and sophistication.

Firstly, how do you know if you’re dealing with an Eid bazaar, as opposed to other, minor fashion sales?…

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Are You ‘Ready’ for AJR?

Are You ‘Ready’ for AJR?

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If songs get stuck in your head easily, maybe it’s best you….not read this. Well, you’re curious now, so I guess carry on.

I first encountered indie-pop band AJR in early July after seeing them open for Lindsey Stirling. Made up of three brothers – Adam, Jack, and Ryan Metzger – they reminded me of The Summer Set, a young Imagine Dragons, or Paradise Fears, with the…

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'All About That Bass': Another Sad Attempt at Faux Body Positivity

‘All About That Bass’: Another Sad Attempt at Faux Body Positivity

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So here’s the thing: a woman can be body positive without the approval of a man. It’s true, and sadly, I don’t think pop media quite understands that yet, even in 2014. In Meghan Trainor’s “All about That Bass” music video, she stereotypically aligns body positivity to equating to male approval, and that the image of being overweight isn’t exactly overweight at…

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Church of England Votes to Allow Female Bishops

Church of England Votes to Allow Female Bishops

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In a historic decision, the Church of England’s General Synod voted Monday to allow women to serve as bishops. The General Synod is the governing body which meets twice or thrice yearly to discuss and decide matters of great importance to the Church of England. In order for any measure to pass, a two-thirds majority must be achieved in all three parts…

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Is Cleveland back on the map?

Is Cleveland back on the map?

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It’s been a long time since Cleveland has been known as a thriving metropolis. The city has been more widely known for kidnappings, corruption, and Lake Erie catching on fire. However, it seems the city has been making a comeback these past few months, even in the past week. Some say that the economic boost of this summer’s events are not as big as some…

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Legislation Introduced to Reverse Supreme Court Decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

The Obama Administration is not pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision in the cases of Burwell…

Summer Fashion Trend Alert: The Kimono

Summer Fashion Trend Alert: The Kimono

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It’s time to kiss your cardigans goodbye! There’s a new clothing item in stores and everyone seems to be sporting it. I’ve got the scoop on one of the hottest new fashion trends of this summer: the kimono. No, I’m not talking about the traditional garment that the Japanese wear; don’t get me wrong, I think those are beautiful, but they are about as practical…

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