Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Melissa John, Staff Writer

December 4, 2012


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With the holiday season approaching fast, finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list is bound to only add more chaos into your hectic schedule. From your boyfriend to your second cousin twice removed, the decision on what to get the varied people in your life is confusing, and often times,...

Don’t Let Winter Roads Catch You Off Guard: Winter Driving Tips

Don’t Let Winter Roads Catch You Off Guard: Winter Driving Tips

Hailie Sandor, Staff Photographer

November 30, 2012


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As the snow starts to fall this winter season and the roads start to cover with a blanket of white, drivers everywhere should take notice and adjust driving habits accordingly. The best advice for driving in bad winter weather is not to drive at all, if you can at all avoid it. Don't go out until...

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2012: Sales on the Rise from Last Year

Melissa John, Staff Writer

November 30, 2012


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With Black Friday come and gone, it's easier to look back and get a chuckle out of the millions of Americans that just a mere week ago, were camped out in front of their favorite stores from ten at night until four in the morning in search of saving a buck or two. Black Friday, the day after Tha...

“Skinny Minnie” Controversy

“Skinny Minnie” Controversy

Nicole Jelinek, Entertainment Editor

November 8, 2012


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High-end fashion department store, Barneys' new holiday campaign for the store has an element to it that is causing quite a stir all over and especially for body-image activists: Skinny Minnie. Barneys holiday campaign features a 3-D light show and moving art video. The video is a 3 minute "dream...

Multiple Car Accidents Bring Reminders of Halloween Safety

Alex Risch, Staff Writer

November 8, 2012


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Parents always worry about their little kids being kidnapped on Halloween; however, what they should really be worried about is their little superhero or princess being hit by cars. This year, there were mulitiple reports of young trick or treaters being hit by cars as they were walking around their neig...

Hurricane Sandy Relief Coming from Every Direction

Hailie Sandor, Photographer and Staff Writer

November 8, 2012


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With Hurricane Sandy hitting the northeastern coast, New York City and the Jersey Shore have taken the hardest hit. Due to the necessity of rebuilding along with the need for daily essentials, many non-profits and big name groups have stepped up to aid in the Hurricane relief. The New York Giants...

Hope for Humanity: Terminally-ill Boy Organizes Costume Drive

Hope for Humanity: Terminally-ill Boy Organizes Costume Drive

Melissa John, Staff Writer

October 31, 2012


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In today's busy world, it's easy for anyone to get caught up in the hustle and bustle and forget about life's daily miracles and wonders. Little six-year-old Nico Castro, diagnosed with brain cancer and currently residing at California's Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, is one of the pure...

Man’s Best Friend Needs a New Home

Man’s Best Friend Needs a New Home

Melissa John, Staff Writer

October 11, 2012


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With October's vibe full of 'new beginnings', it's easy to understand why it was chosen to be Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. A startling statistic: Each year roughly 6-8 million dogs and cats will be taken care of in shelters in the United States alone. An even more startling statistic: Roughly 3-4...

Fun Fall Festivities to Add to Your Autumn Calendar

Fun Fall Festivities to Add to Your Autumn Calendar

Melissa John, Staff Writer

October 4, 2012


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Summer is over, the sun isn't shining, and now school has gotten in the way of all of your normally 'free' time; so when do you find the time to spend with your crush? Although time may be limited, along with the sunshine, fall is still the prime time to participate in some cute date ideas. Whether you...

Watch out for Twitter Spamming

Watch out for Twitter Spamming

Elena Cimino, Staff Writer

September 19, 2012


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“OMG skip to 1:40, I saw a video of you on Facebook!” “There are some really nasty things being said about you here.” “Justin Bieber proposed to Selena Gomez CAUGHT ON TAPE!” “Hi thx 4 the follow! Are you looking to build your Twitter following? Check this out and earn $$$ doing it...

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