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In review: Waltz with Bashir

November 18, 2009

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At the end of the year, when movie critics start to make their "top 10" lists, you can almost always count on a Disney/Pixar movie to make the cut. Generally speaking, that meets the quota of animated movies to be in the top 10,...

In review: OK Go at Zorn Arena

November 18, 2009

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Hey OK Go, remember when you were youngsters, parading around in your backyard and hopping from treadmill to treadmill? Or even younger, when you were writing angsty pop tunes about failing relationships and annoying ex-girlfriends? Well,...

In review: Angel Time- Songs of Seraphim

November 18, 2009

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Anne Rice, most widely known for her grotesquely haunting novels involving vampires and witches, once again explores her notion of the connection between theology and the paranormal in her twenty-ninth novel. Her new tale, Angel...

Composting easy for everyone, even during winter

November 18, 2009

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Forty-three thousand tons of food are thrown out in the United States each day, according to the Clean Air Council's Web site. In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that in 2007, Americans generated about...

Foster Gallery exhibits collage pieces

November 11, 2009

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Danielle RyanThis isn't the typical cut-and-paste craft we all know and love from our childhoods. It's art. At least Professor Jill Olm thinks so. As curator of the new exhibit "(re)Visions: (di)Visions" in the Foster Gallery,...

Problems with wisdom teeth avoidable

November 11, 2009

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When it comes to wisdom teeth, freshman Morgan Kozey said she was one of the lucky ones. After being informed by her dentist a year-and-a-half ago her wisdom teeth needed to be removed, the process went smoothly, she said. "For...

Horoscopes

November 11, 2009

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Scorpio (Oct. 23--Nov. 21) - Your true happiness lies in the bottom of a bowl that once contained two different types of macaroni and cheese, topped with fried Southwest chicken strips and another layer of cheese. Sagittarius...

In review: Fantastic Planet

November 11, 2009

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When the European animated movie, "Fantastic Planet," was first released in 1973, it was a film that was ahead of its time. While Disney was releasing "Robin Hood," "The Aristocats" and "Jungle Book," director Rene Laloux was...

In review: Dracula: The Undead

November 11, 2009

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Since its 1897 publication, Bram Stoker's classic Gothic tale, Dracula, has entranced Victorian as well as modern readers alike, with its iconic blood-thirsty vampirism, woeful superstition and lustful revenge. In 2009, 112 ye...

Vienna Boys Choir to perform Tuesday night in Zorn Arena

November 4, 2009

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Danielle RyanThe Vienna Boys Choir, or Vienna Hofmusikkapelle, which has been in existence since 1498, is one of the world's oldest and, arguably, most famous choirs. Created by Emperor Maximilian I, the choir sang exclusively...

Quick cash opportunities abundant in area

November 4, 2009

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A common issue many college students face during the school year is a lack of cash flow. Those who choose not to attain permanent jobs throughout the school year often find themselves searching for any and every possible source...

In review: Scribblenauts

November 4, 2009

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In most games you play, you use a set of tools within a set environment that are used to efficiently complete the game. In "Scribblenauts," for the Nintendo DS, the tool is imagination. "Scribblenauts" is the new, side-scrolling...

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