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Deadpool Strikes again

Nowadays when we think of superheroes, we all think of the good guys who rush in to protect the defenseless. A superhero is always expected to be morally right along with being super powered, but that doesn’t always apply to every situation. I wouldn’t call Deadpool “super” in the traditional …

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Dark Souls 3 Debacle

Considering that it’s now been over a month since the long awaited official release of Dark Souls 3, it’s fair to say that the game has generated a lot of buzz during all that time. Between the faster pacing of the gameplay (something clearly inspired by the more recent success …

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The Ultimate Prank: Gone Too Far

April Fool’s Day is the one time of the year where people get to pull the ultimate prank. People have the greatest time being goofballs and laughing so hard their stomachs hurt or they have tears in our eyes. However, today’s pranksters are starting to go far beyond the traditional …

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Finding Happiness in 12 Months and 289 Pages

Gretchen Rubin’s, The Happiness Project has been a blockbuster bestseller, spending more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list. This self-help book incorporates the wisdom of the ages, with current research and lessons from pop culture. Rubin brings readers along during her year to achieving greater happiness. …

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Common Sense Trumped Yet Again!

So allow me, if you would, to paint a brief picture. Imagine the month is not March, but this coming December. The stage is set as the potential Nobel Peace Prize nominees have arrived to find out who will be the prize winner; anticipation is at an all time high. …

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What High School Has Taught Me

For seniors, high school is coming to an end, and it’s a crazy melting pot of feelings for us all. It’s a completely new chapter for us, no matter what we do. As we all become adults, things are going to change regardless. We will no longer have the safety …

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Russian Media in Lockdown

Over 80 percent of Russians have “negative views” of the United States, according to an opinion poll by independent, Moscow-based polling organization Levada Center. This percentage has doubled over the past year, leading to feelings comparable to those felt during the Cold War—and these views are being perpetuated through international, …

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The Youthful YouTube Universe: Friends, Not Foes

Whether it was to watch a video about the sleeping habits of sloths or a video where a dorky 20-year-old tries to bake snickerdoodles, chances are, you’ve used YouTube at least once in the past few weeks. Media from the video-centric site fills the social media feed of the labeled …

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The Dangers of Parking Your Car

One would think that parking lots are safer than the actual roads. However, according to the Abel Law Firm, 25 percent of all traffic accidents include a parked car in a parking lot. I feel as if I live this statistic every time I park in the new McDowell High …

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