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Country Music Celebrates 50 years of the CMA Awards

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ednesday, November 2, the fiftieth annual Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony was held at Bridgestone arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The show was hosted by CMA Award winners Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. Country Music star Vince Gill opened the show with a performance of Merle Haggard’s song “Mama’s Tried.” Haggard’s son played the guitar alongside Gill. The performance soon transitioned into a medley of songs that connected country past to country present. Following Gill’s performance, host Brad Paisley joined with Roy Clark to sing a Buck Owens tribute. Following…

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Deals and Steals on Halloween!

This Halloween, most children and even some adults will be dressing up in their scariest or funniest costume. Some will trick-or-treat, some will party, or some may just pass out candy. Whatever it is they do, they will need to know the most popular costumes that will be worn. According to People Magazine, the top costume ideas for 2016 include: Harley Quinn, The Joker, Superhero, Pirate, Wonder Woman, Witch, Batman, Star Wars, Clown, Dinosaur, Mermaid, Pikachu, Zombie, Minnie Mouse, and Deadpool. Now, with the help of people magazine, everyone will…

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Top Five Halloween Movies of 2016

According to Seventeen Magazine, the top five Halloween movies of 2016 are Halloweentown, Scream, Hocus Pocus, Carrie, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Halloweentown (1998) Aggie, Marnie’s grandmother comes to visit, concerned for her granddaughter to lose her magic powers forever. When Marnie discovers her grandmother has powers, she follows her home to Halloweentown, only to discover her siblings have followed her as well.  When their mother, Gwen, finds her children are missing, she returns to Halloweentown as well, only to help her mother fight the evil that is in the…

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Need a new show to binge watch? Check out these reviews.

The guilty pleasure of most 21st century college students… the word written in red… only $7.99 a month. You know what I’m talking about WC students: Netflix. There’s no use in denying it. We’re all avid enthusiasts of this latest advancement in technology. Not only does it allow viewers access to a wide variety of entertainment options, Netflix also provides a perfect relaxation (read procrastination) tool. In this phase of the semester when students are inundated with midterms, papers, and presentations, it’s important for everyone to take an hour (or…

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Where Did All Those Halloween Traditions Start?

Halloween has always been a time where children could dress up in fun costumes and get tons of candy and parents could throw parties and bonfires, but not many people know that the traditions did not start in America, but in the Celtic region. The Celts, who then lived in Ireland, United Kingdom, and Northern France, began celebrating their new year, Samhain, 2,000 years ago. The night before the celebration, the Celts believed that life and death came together, causing damage to the Celts’ crops. The Celts also believed that…

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The Connection Between Drinking Beer and College Success

Today, September 28, is National Drink Beer Day. For all you of-age students—repeat: of-age students— here are a few tips that apply not only to successful beer-drinking, but to a successful college career: 1. Quality, not quantity. Drinking beer: Let’s face it, you don’t have a lot of money in your pocket, and you are under the impression that the number of beers you’ve drank and the quality of your night are directly related. But in reality, it does not cost that much more for a great bottle of craft…

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Acclaimed Author Harper Lee Dies at Age Eighty-Nine

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]arper Lee, the author who provided the world with the beloved Finch family, died in her birthplace of Monroeville, Alabama on February 19. Lee is most famous for her 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird (“Harper Lee Biography,” 2016).Narrated through a child’s eyes, To Kill a Mockingbird captures both the evil and good sides of humanity that permeates within a prejudiced southern town. Nelle Harper Lee was born in a town not entirely different from Mockingbird’s town of Maycomb on April 28, 1926. Maintaining her love of writing throughout her…

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Adult Coloring Book Craze

[dropcap]R[/dropcap]ather than only serving as a gift for children this season, coloring books have become the craze for adults as well. The coloring books marketed for adults feature intricate designs that contain mandalas and scenes from nature, including animals and gardens. According to the Wall Street Journal, adult coloring books comprise of “eight of the top 20 selling books on Amazon” (Hagerty & Trachtenberg, 2015, para. 9). The Journal attributes British publisher Michael O’Mara Books Ltd for “[getting] the ball rolling” in producing the adult coloring book back in 2012 (Hagerty & Trachtenberg, 2015, para. 10)….

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Adele Emerges Victorious with Release of 25 Album

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]iting sales statistics from Nielsen Music, Billboard reports that Adele’s third studio album, 25, has sold “at least 2,433,000 in pure album sales in slightly more than three days” (Caulfield, 2015,para.2). According to Billboard, these sales numbers indicate that 25 has had the most U.S sales of any album during its first week of release since Nielson started to note the number of sales twenty- four years ago. With these numbers, Adele’s album surpasses NSYNC’s album No Strings Attached in holding the title of most sales in a week (Caulfield, 2015, para.2). Within its first week…

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Backlash over Controversial Remarks Made by the View

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]oon after the ABC program The View made degrading remarks toward a Miss America contestant for wearing nurse scrubs and a stethoscope, sponsors of the program began to pull their ads from the show. On Monday, September 22, View co-hosts Michelle Collins and Joy Behar ridiculed Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson for appearing on the previous night’s broadcast of the Miss America pageant wearing her nurse’s uniform. Collins stated that Johnson “shockingly, did not win” after she “came out in a nurse’s uniform and basically read her emails out loud,” (Pallotta, 2015, para.3). Following this insulting remark,…

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