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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Sour Apple Caramel Frappuccino

| June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Sour Apple Caramel Frappuccino

It’s 100 degrees outside. Every time I step out, I can feel the moisture being ripped out of my skin and evaporating into the air around me, so I say, “It’s time for an ice cold drink this week.” I was pretty excited for this one. I’ve always been a big fan of sour green […]

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BYOB: “The Carnival at Bray” by Jessie Ann Foley

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
BYOB: “The Carnival at Bray” by Jessie Ann Foley

“The Carnival at Bray” is a young adult novel set primarily in Ireland. It is Jessie Ann Foley’s debut novel. It was released on Oct. 1, 2014. The early ’90s, in which this novel takes place, is a very interesting period of music for me. I wasn’t born until May of 1994, but I am proud […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The London Fog

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The London Fog

We’re back again with a new drink off of Starbucks’ expansive secret menu! This time around, I decided to go for something a little different – a little British – rather than the normal coffee base that we’re all used to at Starbucks. As you probably know, Starbucks serves a variety of iced tea and […]

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Building a Budget: Guidelines to College Budgeting

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
Building a Budget: Guidelines to College Budgeting

In the lives of college students, there are many things we consider to be difficult. Waking up early to be on time for class, approaching that seemingly scary professor and climbing up the endless amount of stairs on campus- just to name a few. But one overwhelmingly common challenge that we as young adults face […]

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BYOB: “All the Bright Places” by Jennifer Niven

| June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
BYOB: “All the Bright Places” by Jennifer Niven

“All the Bright Places” is a young adult novel written by Jennifer Niven and released on Jan. 6, 2015. I’ve read a ton of YA at this point and honestly I have become very picky with it, especially now that my teenage years are behind me. I am not as interested in those fantasy worlds […]

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Luke Wade at Double Door Inn

| June 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Luke Wade at Double Door Inn

  On the road with his full band, No Civilians, Luke Wade sets out on his West Coast tour, 19 cities in 21 days. Wade was the first contestant televised on Season 7 of NBC’s “The Voice,” where his soulful vocals took him to the Top 8. Although he didn’t win a trophy, his talent […]

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Roastmaster Jeff Ross calls out U.S. prison system

| June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
Roastmaster Jeff Ross calls out U.S. prison system

We’re all familiar with the old adage, “There’s always truth in a joke.” Roast Master General Jeff Ross takes it a step further in his new special, “Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals -Live at Bravos County Jail,” where he explores the U.S. prison system. “I wanted to do something dangerous, interesting and purposeful and I thought […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Raspberry Caramel Macchiato

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Raspberry Caramel Macchiato

Caramel is an ugly obsession of mine. I love it in my coffee, on my ice cream, my pie, my pastries. I even call it the way it was meant to be pronounced: “care-a-mel.” The caramel macchiato is a classic favorite for me. It’s a simple mixture of vanilla syrup, milk, espresso roast and that […]

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Three Easy College Breakfast Ideas

| June 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Three Easy College Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, they say. But why is it that so many college students fail to eat breakfast on a daily basis? The excuses range from no appetite in the morning to no time for breakfast to maybe even waking up at noon- when it is already time for […]

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Foodie Friday: Sunflour Baking Company

| June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Foodie Friday: Sunflour Baking Company

  Nowadays, it is rare to find a cafe that is one-of-a-kind, not a chain and muchless, family owned. Of course we love our daily Starbucks or Caribou Coffee runs, but sometimes venturing out can lead you to a new favorite spot. Sunflour Baking Company, a small and quiet cafe filled with delicious drinks, baked goods and sandwiches- may […]

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OP-ED: Yes, despite what your aunt on Facebook is saying, Caitlyn Jenner is brave

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Yes, despite what your aunt on Facebook is saying, Caitlyn Jenner is brave

I don’t know about you, but Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of Vanity Fair is evoking quite a bit of Jessica Lange and Cindy Crawford chic. For a woman of 65, as Jenner is, that’s probably one of the best compliments anyone could receive about their aesthetic. It’s hard for me to write about Caitlyn Jenner because […]

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Bethesda reveals ‘Fallout 4′

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
Bethesda reveals ‘Fallout 4′

The official trailer premiered today for “Fallout 4″ on Bethesda’s website, fallout.bethsoft.com. After a surprise countdown appeared on the page yesterday with the iconic grey-green computer screen and the words, “Please Stand By” written across the center, fans of the series have been exploding with anticipation. “Fallout 4″ will be the seventh game in the […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Peppermint Chocolate Frappuccino

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Peppermint Chocolate Frappuccino

  Already feeling wintery even though summer’s just started? Looking for something to quench your festive spirit? We’ve got another number rolling in off Starbucks’ secret menu that could do just the trick! The next time you walk in, try asking the barista to make you a “peppermint chocolate frappuccino.” It’s a blend of vanilla, […]

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Five Summer Beauty Must-Haves

| June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Five Summer Beauty Must-Haves

  As the season changes, so does the beauty products that you use. To ensure you look your best throughout the summer of 2015, here are the top five beauty must-haves that you should have in your makeup bag. 1 SPF Whether it is a spray or lotion, always bring some form of SPF around with you in […]

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BYOB: “The Son” by Philipp Meyer

| June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
BYOB: “The Son” by Philipp Meyer

  “The Son” is a generational-western epic written by Philipp Meyer and released in 2013. Despite being raised in an ultra-southern family, forced to watch “Lonesome Dove” a hundred times over and working at an old country auction house for six years, I have to say that I am not a fan of westerns. That […]

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Circle University City Apartments requires residents to move out for renovations

| May 27, 2015 | 8 Comments
Circle University City Apartments requires residents to move out for renovations

On May 27, residents of Circle University City Apartments were informed through a building-wide email that they would have to move out of their apartments within a week’s time. The email notified residents that they would have to be moved out of their apartment units by June 2. Renovations of the buildings floors will take […]

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Panda Express, full menu Bojangles’ coming to UNC Charlotte in fall 2015

| May 27, 2015 | 1 Comment
Panda Express, full menu Bojangles’ coming to UNC Charlotte in fall 2015

UNC Charlotte plans to open a Panda Express at Cone Center’s Main Street Market and a full menu Bojangles’ at the Student Union. There is currently no timeline for completion, but demolition is currently underway in the Cone Center. As part of the change, Main Street Market will no longer offer restaurants Use Your Noodle, Sushi […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Green Tea Matcha

| May 27, 2015 | 4 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret  Menu: Green Tea Matcha

Starbucks is renowned for their delicious, satisfying, heartwarming, and gluttonously fattening creations. It’s not hard to walk in and order 50g of sugar without a second thought or even an idea of what you’re about to put in your mouth. Thankfully, you don’t always have to do that. Every Starbucks storefront around the country should stock […]

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BYOB: “I’ll Meet You There” by Heather Demetrios

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
BYOB: “I’ll Meet You There” by Heather Demetrios

Just recently published, “Ill Meet You There” is Heather Demetrios’ seventh novel release. Let’s be honest; I bought this novel purely based on how beautiful the cover is. Old, vintage, rusted motel signs in the foreground of an off-screen sunset. I love everything this cover suggests about the novel. A classic, eccentric setting off an […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The Butterbeer Frappuccino/Latte

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The Butterbeer Frappuccino/Latte

  Students and professors alike have probably heard of Starbucks’ elusive “Secret Menu.” Packed with over 200 different recipes, they’d never be able to fit it all on that black board behind the front counter. Today, we’re going to delve into the mysteries before us with Starbucks’ secret “Butterbeer Frappuccino.” Straight out of Hogsmead, this […]

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