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The Oracle

How to solve a problem like Maria: let it snow, let it snow, please let it snow

Maria Scaptura, ETC. Editor

December 17, 2010

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Here comes another month of madness. For this column, I plan on advising you on the best ways to ensure the maximum amount of snow fall this winter. Now, I understand that some of you might be tired of snow after last years’...

The indie god of film

Kelly Carlin, Editor

November 29, 2010

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Bill Murray, block fonts, and witty conversation with vocabulary the average fourth grader would not understand. This is the basic checklist for any film involving Wes Anderson. For hipster film buffs everywhere, Wes Anderson...

How to solve a problem like Maria: Entering the world of the monthly column

Maria Scaptura, Blue ETC. Editor

November 29, 2010

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Proceed with caution. This will be the 1st installment of my monthly advice column, so be warned, the advice is extreme, to say the very least, and should not be taken seriously. I plan to address the random quandaries that are o...

Zombies vs. Vampires

Summer Claveau, Orange ETC. Editor

November 5, 2010

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It disturbs me how Vampires are the sex symbol of our generation. It seems this crazy lust for creatures has taken over teeny-bopper fantasy. But thankfully it seems that “Twilight” has basically run its course. There is...

What’s your print on the World Wide Web? After you cease to exist, you can still leave a legacy on the Internet

Peter Simonsen, Staff Writer

November 5, 2010

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Our generation is the first to be truly integrated into the digital age. While we are still far away from grasping our own mortality, there is a question that will soon be asked: what will happen to our online activities if...

Lollipop, lollipop, oh-lolli-lolli-lolli-lollipop: Haven’t you wondered how many licks it takes to get to the center?

Claire Merenda, Business Editor

November 5, 2010

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468. That’s how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop. How did I come up with this number, you ask? It’s a long process. I’ve never been a huge fan of Tootsie Roll Pops. The fruit flavors are...

The ball-point bother

Sam Perlstein, Orange Features Editor

October 22, 2010

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Either at the bottom of my backpack, or the bottom of my locker, those tricky black and blue pens just want to make my life miserable. I cannot count how many pens I have had disappear under my watch. Even in the middle of...

Summertime Presents: Nowhere to go, nothing to watch

Summer Claveau, Orange ETC. Editor

October 22, 2010

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SOMETHING NEW! The people are dying for some quality entertainment here! I sincerely believe that TV has taken a turn for the worse. In fact most entertainment has, but I seem to be particularly picky about this topic. Personally, i...

Bumper Stickers Represent

Jake Trump, Blue Viewpoint Editor

October 12, 2010

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When you are driving down the road, you can almost always expect to see a car absolutely plastered with bumper stickers ranging anywhere from promoting political campaigns to advertising a place visited or a place to eat. Some...

Care for a Pawdicure? Lately taking care of your pets has been taken to the extreme

Maria Scaptura, Blue ETC. Editor

October 12, 2010

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I’m positive that the word “pawdicure” can make everyone smile inside. Pets seem to be getting the V.I.P. (very important pet) treatment lately including spa treatments, bakeries with personalized cakes, and “bark”...

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