How to Trick Your Mind into Paying Attention in Class

Written by Jasper Evans

You’re sitting in class, your dinosaur-aged professor is rambling about the periodic table of elements or the class syllabus, and you’re about to fade into dreamland.  Instead of just letting yourself slowly slip away, you can (almost subconsciously) trick yourself into staying alert and not missing out on important lecture material. Continue reading How to Trick Your Mind into Paying Attention in Class

Thanks Obama: Why I and so many others aren’t Obamacare fans

Written by Orion Lombardi

It’s 2014 and that means everyone in the nation is required to have health insurance.  The mandate is officially in effect and I’d wager that I’m not the only one that doesn’t have coverage right now.  But it’s the law right?  Why isn’t everyone covered? Continue reading Thanks Obama: Why I and so many others aren’t Obamacare fans

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Review

If you haven’t seen the hype for Anchorman 2, you have probably been living under a rock for the past six months.  Every news station and television show, it seems, has had a member of the esteemed cast on its programming to promote the premiere.  Well, the movie is finally out and crowds have been flocking to see the latest installment of the Ron Burgundy series. Continue reading Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Review

American Hustle Movie Review

If you notice one thing about American Hustle, it’s that director David O. Russell has recreated the late-1970s with queasy vividness. Most people don’t notice a second thing. This is a movie that’s built on a specific era and the styles that went with it, and because we’re talking about what my brother has always called the Fashion Depression, those styles are so ridiculous it’s hard to understand how they were ever considered appealing. Russell piles on the broad lapels, the beefy kneckties, the garish wallpaper and, above all, the hair that seems, in retrospect, to have defined the decade more than politics or sports or any other part of the culture. He piles them on with a hyperstylized exaggeration that feels like a con artist’s misdirection. But what is Russell distracting us from? Maybe it’s the film’s shortcomings as anything other than a glossary of hair don’ts. Continue reading American Hustle Movie Review

The Fault in Our Stars Book Review

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Continue reading The Fault in Our Stars Book Review

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