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A bitter sweet existence

Posted by: | March 29, 2016 | No Comment |

The Washington Post released an article called “Sweet and Sour” by Marta Zaranska this week that was quite interesting, to say the least. The article described a plethora of research and increase in studying a potential psychological-olfactory correlation. According to the article, in essence, mood and taste buds are linked. According to studies, your mood […]

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NME and the music newspaper

Posted by: | March 29, 2016 | No Comment |

If the Beatles have a song named for it, it must be important. I’m talking, of course, about the British music newspaper turned magazine and blog, the New Musical Express (or NME). The music newspaper launched in 1949 in standard newsprint format, and was the first to publish its own singles chart that tracked the […]

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Charles Lindbergh Jr. was kidnapped on the evening of April 3, 1936. He was taken from his crib in the Lindberg’s beautiful home in Hopewell, New Jersey. What would ensue afterwards would be one of the most bizarre stories that crime journalists have ever reported. Initially after the kidnapping, the New Jersey state police took over […]

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Backpack journalism

Posted by: | March 29, 2016 | 1 Comment |

With today’s technology, it is now possible to deliver breaking news stories with only using a phone ( and maybe a laptop.) This idea of backpack journalism means that a journalist can go into the field with only a few items, and deliver a news story to their bureau just as if they used expensive […]

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  A few days ago I watched the Frontline documentary ‘Chasing Heroin’. It was trending on my timeline, having been shared thousands of times and described as a searing film about an epidemic. That epidemic? Heroin. It’s a well-made film, typical of Frontlines with a strong journalistic edge. It is in fact searing and worth […]

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Looking into the history of journalism we can see as early as 3500 B.C. that velocity was important to news as the Chinese domestication of the horse was used to increase the speed of news. Today with the rise of the Internet and other instant communication technologies, velocity has increased dramatically for both better and […]

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Soup’s en pointe

Posted by: | March 29, 2016 | No Comment |

Marie Taglioni is known as being one of the most influential ballerinas in history. Her astounding talent and graceful dancing set her apart from most other dancers of her time. Taglioni’s debut was the brilliant La Sulphide which was made with her in mind, at least the Italian version did. Taglioni danced during the romantic era of the […]

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There are a handful of criminal cases that have a left a lasting impact on our nation. The cases that gained attention and popularity did not do so only because of the severity of the crimes, but it was also due to the amount of media coverage they received. One of the greatest known criminal […]

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Religious Freedom Bill?

Posted by: | March 28, 2016 | No Comment |

On March 25, 2015,  Indiana passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The bill allows businesses who oppose homosexuality the right to turn away gays, lesbians, and transgenders due to religious reasons. Indiana’s passing of this bill was met with much controversy, but now in 2016 two states are following in Indiana’s footsteps. Georgia and North Carolina have […]

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Big Boy’s Neighborhood

Posted by: | March 28, 2016 | No Comment |

One of the infamous voices on radio in Los Angeles is Kurt “Big Boy” Alexander. Big Boy is the host of Big Boy’s Neighborhood on Real 92.3 LA. Airing Monday through Saturday 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. His radio show are known for its R&B and Hip-Hop mixes and infamous interviews. Big Boy is an interactive host […]

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It’s no big deal?

Posted by: | March 28, 2016 | No Comment |

Imagine how you would feel after a tornado hits your town, but your home was untouched. You would feel amazing, blessed even. Now imagine coming home the next day, only to find a demolishing company demolishing your home before realizing their mistake! Now how would you feel? Not too happy. Well this is what happened […]

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Actress and Pop star, Lady Gaga celebrated her 30th birthday at the No Name club in Hollywood with fiancé and Chicago Fire actor Taylor Kinney, 34, and her closest celebrity friends Saturday night. Gaga, who turned 30 on Monday, March 28, wore a glittering gold boat neck Saint Laurent fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear mini dress with a thick black belt, paired […]

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