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Column: Why is ‘Frozen’ so popular?

Column: Why is ‘Frozen’ so popular?

It seems like “Frozen” has taken over the world, but is it deserved? There are countless Internet memes, YouTube covers, Buzzfeed articles and now an Oscar for the Disney flick. Not only does “Frozen” have the Internet buzzing, it has received […]
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COLUMN: Society and the media: Who’s really in control?

During the Society of Professional Journalists’ symposium “Sex Crimes and the Press: What’s the Media’s Responsibility?” Thursday, several concerns were raised about the media’s handling of sexual assault cases – including incidents on the campus of Central Michigan University. Issues […]
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Proper planning helps promote smart, safe spring break trips

Sitting on a beach in early March, heavily consuming alcohol and embracing a “you only live once” attitude could only mean one thing – spring break. Though it might be a time to let loose and rid oneself of the […]
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Style important for some, while others prioritize warmth, comfort

Ugg boots, Vera Bradley backpacks and North Face coats are what many college students are wearing during the harsh winters in Mount Pleasant. Add a cup of coffee and you have your average Central Michigan college woman. However, Middleville senior […]
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After years of being snubbed, Leonardo DiCaprio might finally see Oscar gold

Leonardo DiCaprio might have been the king of the world in “Titanic,” but he has never been what he truly wants to be – an Oscar winner. The 39-year-old actor has an impressive résumé, starring in more than 25 movies, […]
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From left, Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and Geoge Clooney backstage at the 85th annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles, California, Sunday, February 24, 2013. (Lawrence K. Ho | Los Angeles Times/MCT)

History behind the Oscars as appealing as the show itself

After 86 years of theatrical recognition, the 2014 Academy Awards are still as highly anticipated as ever, regardless of how much they have changed. The first Academy Awards ceremony took place in 1929 away from the public during a banquet at […]
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COLUMN: We’re hear to pursue our dreams

College years are the best of our lives. Those who are lucky enough to experience it know what I’m talking about. This is where reality slaps us in the face and teaches life lessons that cannot be learned anywhere else. […]
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Valentine’s Day growing more diverse, but still has room for improvement

Diversity is rarely a subject that comes up on Valentine’s Day. Advertisements, media, main-stream pop culture, and society in general have in their minds one specific type of couple that celebrates Valentine’s Day – white, heterosexual, cisgender individuals. Some find […]
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The not so commercial history of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that has been around for years, yet for the most part, people still do not know a lot about its origins. What is now a day of candy hearts, chocolate, roses and love could possibly have […]
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The cost of Valentine’s Day: Students nickel and dime their way into each others’ hearts

Flowers, candy and stuffed animals are just a few of the cliché gifts Americans shell out their dollars for each year for Valentine’s Day. According to CNN, the U.S. spent about $18.6 billion on the holiday in 2013, with the average person […]
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Being single on Valentine’s Day might not be the end of the world

Love is in the air and students on campus are getting ready for the most romantic day of the year. Valentine’s Day plays a major role for couples, but it can pose a problem for single students. However, being single […]
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COLUMN: Loving yourself on Valentine’s Day is important, too

When I think of Valentine’s Day, I picture one pink, heart-covered word in my head: Pressure. It’s always been that way for me, whether single, taken or somewhere in between. Even if no one inflicts this pressure on me, I’m […]


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