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The Weekly List: Freshman year back to school bops

This school year is off to a strange start, to say the least. With a full week of Zoom University completed, the reality of our collective circumstance has set in.... Read more

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Curating a virtual social life: Online games for COVID-19 isolation

COVID-19 has caused a global interruption of standard social life. Social distancing guidelines along with the closing of most public places have forced many people into isolation. Yet, we are... Read more

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The Weekly List: Seven songs to help you embrace those main character vibes

While I may not be able to do very much right now, there’s still one thing that I’ve found that coronavirus hasn’t ruined: listening to music on a rainy day... Read more

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QUIZ: Your government-assigned vibes

Your vibes are currently under inspection by our team. Take this government-mandated quiz to help determine which specific subset of vibes you fall under. It’s the law. (You notice my... Read more

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Trailer Takes: The Batman, KAJILLIONAIRE, Unpregnant

Trailer 1 — The Batman (2021) John: I will admit the DC brand of superheroes has always taken itself a little too seriously for my liking. Especially in the most... Read more

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Ten alternate versions of WAP

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s new female sexual empowerment anthem, “WAP”, is certainly a hot topic of conversation. The song, whose acronymic title stands for “wet ass pussy,” has... Read more

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Holey Moley: How I learned to stop worrying and love mini-golf

I am a terrible golfer. Granted, I’ve only ever been golfing one time and gave up halfway through, but rest assured, I was awful. Then mini-golf entered my life—a game... Read more

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Which U.S national park is your spirit park?

As a self-proclaimed national park enthusiast, I like to share my enthusing. From the east coast to west, national parks across the country offer escape into nature and adventure. The... Read more

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The Kissing Booth sequel, much like high school relationships, fails to deliver on its promise

I hate everyone in this movie.  This was, admittedly, a problem for me in the first movie—Noah (Jacob Elordi) is exactly the kind of boy I want us to stop... Read more

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Click here to launch zoom-ba

Our Wise Guide Stephen Colbert once said, “I never stretch before I run…because I never run.” Though I started out this quarantine trying not to emulate this quote, I soon... Read more

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The Weekly List: Ten songs to listen to while lying on the floor

Last semester I would make fun of my roommate for eating lunch while sitting on our floor. It seemed ridiculous to me that she would choose to spend any time... Read more

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Iroh’s Just Mercy

When Bryan Stevenson was about ten years old, he laughed at a little boy who had a stutter. His mother saw and was ashamed.   “What are you doing?” she asked.... Read more

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The cops on SVU aren’t the ones who come to your door. Suggesting they are might be a problem.

CW: police violence, sexual assault  Somehow, shows about cops have become so pervasive they are now an entire genre. Many of America’s favorite shows—Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU,... Read more

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The Weekly List: Ten soft songs, depicting the passage of daylight

In a time of upheaval and uncertainty, little feels constant. One thing you can count on, though, is the passage of light through day. This week, the Weekly List is an ambient/folk playlist tracking light from dawn to dusk—it’s a smooth, ethereal listen to center the self during a time where any kind of grounding feels like a fantasy.

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QUIZ: Which character in my recurring nightmares are you?

I dream a lot. Unfortunately, I remember very little about these dreams. My memories of dreams are mainly driven by pure fear, meaning I am well acquainted with the regulars... Read more

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The Big Flower Fight is a fantastic, floral, frenzy

At first glance, The Big Flower Fight seems like a niche spin-off of the famed The Great British Baking Show; after all, every single person on the planet has a... Read more

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Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande Shine in New Duet “Rain On Me”

“RAIN. ON. ME,” declares Lady Gaga in the chorus of her new single, and the beat drops, ushering in a high-tempo mix of echoes and synths. From start to end,... Read more

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Which The Vampire Diaries character is your soulmate?

Being a vampire sounds pretty good right now. Although scientists haven’t figured that one out yet, this quiz provides the next best thing: the identity of your The Vampire Diaries... Read more

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Never Have I Ever… loved a high school show so much

Never Have I Ever was always my least favorite game. I never wanted to participate in an activity that only emphasized how much I hadn’t done, how different my identity... Read more

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15 steps to getting over horror movie anxiety

Pro tip: don’t write a paper about a horror movie that you knew was going to give you nightmares. During the first week of May, almost fifty days into quarantine... Read more