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April Fools Day pranks to play on roommates

| March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
April Fools Day pranks to play on roommates

Tomorrow is April Fools Day, the one time of year that people expect to be pranked, but usually forget that the day is April 1. The easiest person to pull a prank on is your roommate. Here are four pranks to fool your roommate. 1. The no prank prank All day tell your roommate to […]

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11 memes meaningful in the life of a 49er

| March 31, 2015 | 1 Comment
11 memes meaningful in the life of a 49er

    All photos by: Ben Coon, Chris Crews, Amanda Duke, Sean Grier and NT File Photos

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CAB to host annual spring talent show

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
CAB to host annual spring talent show

On Thursday, March 12, Campus Activity Board (CAB) will be hosing their Spring Talent Show. It will start at 7 p.m. in McKnight Hall in the Cone Center. Admission is free and is open to the public. Contestants will be competing for a chance at $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 […]

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Foodie Friday: Wild Wing Cafe

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Foodie Friday: Wild Wing Cafe

Wild Wing Cafe is home of some great wings. With 33 different flavors of wings, there is always something new to try. You can get boneless or traditional wings or even get half of each.   Wild Wing Cafe offers many other dishes other than wings. They have burgers, salads, sandwiches and appetizers. When I […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Tropicana raspberry lemonade

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Thirsty Thursday: Tropicana raspberry lemonade

Tropicana makes a lot of different types of juices and they are all delicious. One of their hidden gems, is the raspberry lemonade. It is as sweet as a summer day, something we long for all winter long. The great thing about Tropicana’s juices, is that they also make all of the same juices with […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Wendy’s strawberry lemonade

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Thirsty Thursday: Wendy’s strawberry lemonade

Though the weather has been warm lately, it still isn’t summer. You think the days of swimming and lemonade drinking are gone until next summer. Well think again. Wendy’s strawberry lemonade has been around for a while and if you have not had it yet, head over to the Student Union and try it the […]

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Twelve days of treats: Reese’s pieces peanut butter cookies

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Twelve days of treats: Reese’s pieces peanut butter cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are an easy favorite, but try substituting Reese’s pieces for a yummy and festive twist! Ingredients 1/2 cup softened butter or margarine 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup Peanut Butter 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup Reese’s Pieces Candies […]

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Twelve days of treats: sugar cookie kisses

| December 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Twelve days of treats: sugar cookie kisses

These cookies are a Christmas classic. For an extra festive twist, use Hershey’s candy cane kisses. Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup softened unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon milk 24 Hershey’s Kisses Directions: 1. Mix the dry ingredients, the flour, baking powder and salt […]

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Semester rewind: 14 moments of fall 2014

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Semester rewind: 14 moments of fall 2014

This semester really flew by. Let’s take a look back at the most memorable moments of Fall 2014. Aug. 9: Ferguson controversy erupts Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown after Brown robbed a convenience store in Ferguson, Mo. The shooting caused violent protests. Uprisings continued even after the decision not to indict Wilson was […]

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“Hair grows back, kids don’t”

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
“Hair grows back, kids don’t”

Marissa Burchette may seem like a typical college junior, double majoring in biology and psychology and striving to be a doctor, but at first sight you will notice one thing, she is bald. Some people may be shocked that someone would choose to cut off over two feet of hair, but Burchette found a cause […]

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Ways to scare your roommates this Halloween

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ways to scare your roommates this Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, you may want to scare your roommates and friends. There are easy ways to scare them with things you probably already have around your apartment. Here are some cool ways to scare them and also get in a good laugh. 1. Go to your local dollar store and pick […]

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Thirsty Thursday: cherry and lemon French soda

| September 18, 2014 | 1 Comment
Thirsty Thursday: cherry and lemon French soda

Recently I became obsessed with going to the World Market. If you have never been to World Market, I strongly suggest you go. They have things from all over the world such as food, kitchen supplies, furniture and little trinkets. When I was there on Saturday, I found a French soda called Sparkling Artisanal Cherry […]

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Tea time

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tea time

When trying to pull an all-nighter or waking up in the morning, many college students turn to coffee to wake themselves up. What they do not know is that tea not only has the same effects as coffee, but it also has long and short-term health benefits. Different types of tea have distinctive health benefits […]

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Strike a pose

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Strike a pose

Yoga has been growing in popularity. It teaches breathing techniques and meditation, as well as stretching muscles. Some studies show that doing yoga leads to a healthier and happier lifestyle. The practice of yoga started over 5,000 years ago and there are more than 100 different schools, or types, of yoga.  Some of these schools […]

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Essentials for your beach or pool bag

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Essentials for your beach or pool bag

Summer is here so pool and beach days are in full swing. There is nothing worse than getting all cozy in your chair then realizing you forgot something. This list will help you make sure you pack all of your favorite things 1. A plastic Ziploc bag for your phone. Keep your phone in a […]

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Drink of the week: Champagne with strawberries

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Drink of the week: Champagne with strawberries

Champagne with strawberries is perfect for summer days. It is not only refreshing, but the strawberry taste in the champagne is to die for. I really love strawberries and when my friend found on Pinterest to put strawberries in it, I tried it and fell in love. To capture the strawberry taste, you need to […]

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App review: Yik Yak

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
App review: Yik Yak

A new app has been making its way around college campuses all over the East Coast called Yik Yak. This new app is just like Twitter except the users post things anonymously and use up to 200 characters; however, you can’t post pictures or use emojis. When you send out a “Yak” only the first […]

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Jackson’s Java review: From lattes to ice cream, they have it all

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jackson’s Java review: From lattes to ice cream, they have it all

Being a lover of Starbucks, sometimes it is difficult to go to a different coffee shop out of your comfort zone and try something new since you are used to the same drink time after time. Recently I tried Jackson’s Java located next to Harris Teeter on WT Harris Blvd. Not only do they have delicious drinks, […]

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Drink of the week: piña colada and raspberry smoothie

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Drink of the week: piña colada and raspberry smoothie

When you’re in the library for hours on end, you probably end up going to the Library Café to get a coffee or snack once in a while. My personal favorite are the smoothies, I probably get one every time I am in the library and have had every flavor. The other day my friend […]

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Fourteen things that are worse than being single on Valentine’s Day

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fourteen things that are worse than being single on Valentine’s Day

Being the person responsible for the fifth Olympic ring not opening in front of the whole world 2. Getting a bad haircut 3. Accidentally like a picture or status from months ago when social media stalking someone 4. Spilling coffee on a white shirt (or any shirt) 5. Having to do your own taxes 6. […]

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