Waking up in the morning and preparing lunch is something many may not enjoy doing. Eventually ending up making something that is not healthy is not the best choice for a long and tiring school day. Over the course of these last few years, I have learned to make a few school lunches that are …

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Some of my biggest entertainment influences have been my parents. Eagerly sitting me down to show me their favorite movies and videos, they have shaped my taste in media and given me an affinity for all things vintage. As former 1980s teens, my mom and dad are my go-tos for anything 80s, but I have …

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To check out the beginning of my trip, see this link Day 7: 12/29 This morning when I woke up my throat was on fire basically (I was getting sick during the trip), but other than that it was a pretty slow start to the day. With my mom gone to Japan, we had a …

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As February comes to an end, I wanted to reflect on my past travels. During winter break last year, I took my first trip to Taiwan. As I am half-Japanese and half-Taiwanese, the trip helped me understand  more about my family and culture. I encountered challenges such as not knowing the language and the area, …

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Clear skin is priceless, but the good news is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to maintain a radiant and smooth complexion! Thanks to a number of drugstore-priced products that actually get the job done, stocking your skincare routine with an array of affordable and effective necessities has never been simpler. Since there …

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We all know what it’s like. Hanging out with friends and hearing the same old lecture from your parents about peer pressure.People often think that peer pressure only happens in movies and TV shows, but in reality, everyone is exposed to peer pressure and no one is immune to it. ot even the young actors …

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Just last month, Tarte Cosmetics released their new Shape Tape Foundation offering only 15 shades, a majority of them sharing similar names varying from “Porcelain,” “Light neutral,” “Light sand,” “Light medium beige,” to “Fair beige”. However, only three of the foundation shades offered were suited for darker skin tones. Tarte’s Shape Tape concealer has become …

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Not everyone believes in horoscopes, but sometimes they can be fun to read! Here you can find the horoscopes for the week of February 12th. If you were born on February 12th: (happy birthday!) The more discreet you are, the easier it will be to get things done. Refuse to let anyone drag you into …

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Spring has almost sprung, and it has always been known as a time for light snacks and sweet treats. But sometimes, one can begin to miss the chilly grip of fall, and the warmth of a nice fire on a cold night. Or, some may even wish for the outdoors, gathered around a bonfire roasting …

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The newest addition to CW, Black Lightning recently premiered on January 16. It opened by explaining that gangs and gang violence are growing stronger, which was depicted by a news channel reporting an older couple speaking out about the gang violence that took their son. The main character, Jefferson Pierce (played by Cress Williams), is …

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Keeping a journal or diary has incredible benefits, including increasing mindfulness and emotional intelligence, allowing one to become more disciplined, and boosting memory. Besides these tidbits it is simply calming and can allow one to look back on their life in the future. Despite these benefits, many people are hesitant to initiate this habit. One …

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New Year’s resolution season may be over, but the multitude of messages promoting diet culture are still as present as ever. From magazine covers to Facebook ads, we are constantly bombarded with instructions to “Lose weight fast!” or “Get that summer body!” It’s nearly impossible to navigate the diet culture of our society without being …

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With piles of homework, late nights and early mornings, and balancing extracurriculars with friends and family, fitness usually isn’t high on the list during the school year. With a few minor adjustments and additions to your schedule, you can become more health-conscious without really realizing it.      The easiest step to take in becoming …

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From award-winning television shows to various famous films, the representation of minorities in the media has continuously grown over the years. While we have made some accomplishments that deserve recognition, there is still a long way to go to achieve equal representation. As many actors, actresses, musicians, and other people in the media industry would …

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Whoever you’re celebrating with, or whether you’re celebrating at all, take this as an opportunity to decorate your place with some fun, easy, and lovable DIY flowers!   Supplies assorted tissue paper (2 sheets for petals, 1 sheet for the middle of the flower) scissors stapler or wire STEP 1 Lay …

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2018 has only just begun, but it has already been extremely eventful in terms of video game releases. 2018 is keeping people excited for new games such as Far Cry, God of War, Shadow of Colossus, and it has already graced us with the release of Dragon Ball FighterZ on January 26th. January 26th was …

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Not everyone believes in horoscopes, but sometimes they can be fun to read! Here you can find the horoscopes for the week of February 5th. If you were born on February 5th: (happy birthday!) The changes you make should be for a reason, not to show off or outdo someone. The best motive is to …

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As someone who is sincerely concerned about the lack of diversity in the TV industry, I try my best to keep up with the few diverse TV shows available today. The Fosters, which appears on Freeform, is just one of the few TV shows I watch that actually has characters from multiple racial groups and …

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Not everyone believes in horoscopes, but sometimes they can be fun to read! Here you can find the horoscopes for the week of January 15. If you were born on January 29th: (happy birthday!) You can be innovative and creative without going overboard. Curbing habits and budgeting wisely will help you maintain your lifestyle without stress. …

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Not everyone believes in horoscopes, but sometimes they can be fun to read! Here you can find the horoscopes for the week of January 22. If you were born on January 22th: (happy birthday!) Looking back will do you a lot of good. Make adjustments to ensure that you don’t make the same mistake twice. …

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Sunday morning, I wake up to the usual barrage of notifications from social media and news outlets that I normally receive. It may not be the best way to wake up, but it keeps me informed and I get to know what’s going on in the world. This morning, however, it’s different. This morning, something …

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As we head into second semester, a lot of us are tempted to not do schoolwork and not try anymore. I am one of those people, and I always have been, but carefree does not always mean bad grades. You should still definitely do your schoolwork, but don’t stress yourself out too much. Make time …

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Fans of Star Wars have anxiously awaited the arrival of the latest addition to the series  – Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The fantasy/sci-fi film was released on December 14, 2017 and has had quite the success, making almost a billion dollars and being the fifth biggest worldwide film opening since 2002. Rotten Tomatoes gave …

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Not everyone believes in horoscopes, but sometimes they can be fun to read! Here you can find the horoscopes for the week of January 15. If you were born on January 15th: (happy birthday!) This will be a year to reevaluate and rediscover. Don’t feel the need to act in haste or to let pressure …

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“Black-ish” has been a popular show for some time now, as it started in early 2014. “Black-ish”, which is near finishing its fourth successful season follows an African-American family growing up in a very modern household, and gets its title from the idea that the young children in the family are not interested in the …

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WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS AHEAD! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK! Murder on the Orient Express was originally a mystery novel by Agatha Christie, published in 1934. It was adapted into a movie in 1974 and has once again been given life on the screen November of this year! The story …

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With the plethora of responsibilities and pressures teenagers face today, it is often hard to stay positive. However, a new year is right around the corner, so there is no better time than now to try to improve one’s outlook. Here are some methods that have helped me personally to do so. (Note: Please see …

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          Scandal is an American comedy/thriller television series starring Olivia Pope, who is played by Kerry Washington. The show takes place in Washington, D.C. and focuses on Olivia Pope’s crisis management firm, Olivia Pope & Associates, and its staff. It also focuses on the staff at the White House and the …

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Staying organized is not the easiest task in the world, but that does not undervalue its importance. Organization and neatness reduces stress and allows us to be on top of our assignments and responsibilities. Here are a few simple ways to declutter and manage your school life in a more organized fashion: Separate files and …

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Directed by Craig Gillespie, “I, Tonya” describes the earned rise and fall of its main character, Tonya Harding (played by Margot Robbie). The movie shows a different perspective of the actual story by taking the form of a mockumentary (a genre similar to shows such as “The Office” or “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), between comedy and agony. …

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  News about bees’ endangerment in the United States, for the first time, is abuzz. For nearly the past 3 decades, the bee population has been on a steady decline that has now significantly increased in pace.Many scientists and environmental investigators attribute this change in the ecosystem to the use of certain pesticides that have …

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As editors in chief of the online newspaper, we want our Notre Dame community to learn more about who we are and listen to what we have to say. For each print issue the editors in chief write a “Letter from the Editor” in which they write to the Notre Dame community about an issue …

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Having trouble choosing a place to go downtown? Take this Buzzfeed quiz to find out! https://www.buzzfeed.com/crownandshieldnd/where-should-you-go-downtown-38t0o?utm_term=.igXaMOW5#.ilo3qYbl  

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High school is rough. For freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors, each new school year presents new struggles and threats to our mental and physical health. The American school system, to very loosely quote my favorite Prince Ea video, is incredibly archaic. Cars and phones from 150 years ago have been completely revolutionized in the 21st …

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“Together, our voices are mighty, powerful and earth-shaking. We’re strong. We’re not afraid to call each other out – and we’re not afraid to call you out anymore either.” – Olivia Munn I really wanted to believe that my generation was better. Better than our parents. Better than our grandparents. Better than our teachers. Better …

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Not everyone believes in horoscopes, but sometimes they can be fun to read! Here you can find the horoscopes for the week of January 8. If you were born on January 8th: (happy birthday!) Reason will be required this year. Make sure you are part of the solution and not part of the problem. Seeing …

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California has long been regarded as the bastion of liberalism and progressivism. However, if one excludes the San Francisco and Los Angeles Metropolitan areas, it turns out that California tends to vote highly Republican! This strict divide between liberal Californians in coastal cities and conservative Californians living in sprawling towns and extensive farms has caused …

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Monsta X 5th Mini Album ‘The Code’ Monsta X is an underrated kpop group with a growing fandom. With seven members, Monsta X debuted on March 14th, 2015 with the song Trespass, and their success took off from there. However, even with a substantial fan base and great songs, they failed to get their first …

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Ornaments are a staple for the holidays! They fill everyone with the feeling of joy that comes with the holiday season, and putting them up on a Christmas tree is a tradition for many. What better way to make ornaments even more amazing than by making them edible? These edible ornament recipes are not only …

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  With Christmas break starting, people often spend a great deal of time with their friends and family. Ever wondering where to go with your family? Here are some vacation spots in the Bay Area that are great places to visit! (The lights and decorations make them wonderful places to visit regardless of the events …

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      Every year many flock to see The Nutcracker, the ballet that has it all: the girl, the guy, the dream, the magic tree that grows, glittery snowflakes, and magnificent dancing to the most amazing score. Not only do many professional ballet dancers and committed ballet students take part in this tradition, The Nutcracker has become …

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“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go.” Shimmering lights line the streets and warm hearts keep the cold weather at bay. Scents of the kitchen fill the air, as freshly baked cookies compliment the sweet scent of fir trees adorned with ornaments, hovering above the floor. After ten long awaited months, …

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Warm up in a comfy spot with your blankets and snacks and turn on the Hallmark Channel. Hallmark movies are perfect during the holiday season. They are filled with the cutest story lines that are guaranteed to make you smile! You may even see some familiar faces; Gretchen from Mean Girls, Aunt Becky from Full …

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For anyone who may find themselves in need of something to do over the upcoming holiday break, it might be a great idea to squeeze in a little community engagement between family time and get togethers. One festive and fulfilling service organization that operates during the holiday season is The Family Giving Tree. With this …

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On November 23, 2017, Pixar and Disney released its new film, Coco, the story of  a 12-year-old boy named Miguel as he journeys through a tale of Latino culture and the monumental celebration that is Día de los Muertos. Pixar and Disney bring Miguel’s passion for music and his love for family to life throughout …

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Ever since I left my small and incredibly sheltered private school for the giant public school nearby, I was exposed to the wonderful and amazing phenomenon that is school libraries. Ours was a large and musty library, with high ceilings and tables crammed in every open corner. Within a few weeks, I was closer to …

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It’s the holiday season! Christmas is just around the corner, and it seems as if almost everybody is struggling to just relax. Students are dragging their way through semester assessments and college applications or trying to find last-minute gifts for their friends and family. It can seem almost impossible to truly immerse yourself into the …

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As the seasons come and go, Trader Joe’s is constantly rolling out new waves of limited edition products. As avid customers know, the holiday season means shelves filled with festive products, with flavors like peppermint, gingerbread, and eggnog. If you aren’t sure what to try first, check out this list of all the best products …

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Not everyone believes in horoscopes, but sometimes they can be fun to read! Here you can find the horoscopes for the week of December 18. If you were born on December 18th: (happy birthday!) Explore your options, but be realistic when it comes time to make life-altering decisions. Friendships will be the force prompting you …

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Among the abundance of amazing coffee shops in downtown San Jose is Voltaire Coffee House. Located on 360 S Market Street, it stands out among the tall buildings and the urban environment. Upon entering this coffee house, the beautiful aroma of coffee instantly engulfs you. The furniture, walls, and decorations give off a rustic vibe …

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***SPOILER ALERT*** This past week was Riverdale’s mid season finale, meaning fans won’t be receiving a new episode until mid January. An episode of many surprises and firsts, the mid season finale left viewers in awe and impatiently waiting for the return of the next episode. The episode starts off with Archie and his dad …

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On November 17, 2017, the highly anticipated D.C. comics movie, Justice League, hit movie theaters everywhere in the United States. To those unfamiliar with the story, Justice League tells the tale of a group of superheroes who work together to fight the biggest villain that they have ever encountered, similar to the setup of Marvel’s …

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With the holiday seasons coming up, Disney movies such as Coco, Incredibles 2, and Mulan Live-Action are definitely something to look forward to.   Coco: On November 22, 2017, Disney released a new movie called Coco. Coco follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel and his journey into the world of the dead, where he meets …

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For your Mom: Bigger gifts: UGG Moccasins ($100) A Rolled Ice-Cream Maker ($50) Bean Box Coffee Subscription ($17 per month) Fjallraven Kanken Backpack ($55) FitBit Alta ($100 on sale) Collection of Succulents ($40 on Amazon) ELEPHAS LED Movie Projector ($85) Nordstrom Gift Card (Any amount) Spa Gift Card (Any amount) Smaller gifts: Embellished Knit Scarf …

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The return of the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is always marked by holiday movie reruns on TV and stores pushing their hottest December releases, but nothing beats the often too-early streaming of Christmas music in the malls and on the radio. Although the actual Yuletide cheer may seep into the lives of some …

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Have you ever sat through your history class thinking “Hmmm, which ND history teacher am I?” Well even if you haven’t, take this Buzzfeed quiz to find out! https://www.buzzfeed.com/sarahb40935b989/which-ndsj-history-teacher-are-you-38hap?utm_term=.sx1MP8z7x#.qwnLMGom1

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It’s finally fall, which calls for cozier clothing, watching our seasonal favorite movies, and the holidays. But what would fall be without a nice warm beverage? Though the most common drinks that people turn to for a pick me up contain caffeine, there is a broad selection of equally loveable drinks for those who can …

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  Disneyland is such a magical place that bring out the little kids in us and fills our hearts with joy and nostalgia. During the Christmas season, Tinkerbell along with her fairy friends sprinkle their magical pixie dust throughout the park, making everything brighter, prettier, and more magical! Main street is lit with beautiful lights that …

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Coconut oil is extremely beneficial for your health. It can be used for hair and face masks, as a natural makeup remover, and as a face oil. You can use coconut oil as a mask to repair dry and damaged hair. It is full of healthy fats that can repair the hair shaft and make …

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A couple weeks ago, the cast for the live action remake of the classic ‘Lion King’ was announced via Twitter. The movie, to be released sometime in 2019 (marking the original film’s 25th anniversary), will be directed by Jon Favreau and is set to star the voices of many talented people. The original animated film, …

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“He told me he was used to getting what he wanted.” – Celia Conrad As females, we’ve been put down a lot. We weren’t allowed to vote (and in some countries women still aren’t allowed to vote), we weren’t allowed to drive (again, in some countries women still can’t drive), we weren’t allowed to control …

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Pokémon cards seem to be relics from the distant past. In grade school, they were currency, possessions to brag about, or just fun items to have. Students with the “gotta catch ‘em all” mindset traded to get all 151 Pokémon, while others simply traded for the cutest ones. Now, Pokémon card collecting has taken on …

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You hold your breath as they fall, cold, almost lifeless, uttering words that are unfortunately their last. All the memories they have created come to an end as they’re eternally wiped from the future. Shows have a way of getting rid of your favorite characters at the worst possible moment, which usually seems to be …

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Not everyone believes in horoscopes, but sometimes they can be fun to read! Here you can find the horoscopes for the week of December 11. If you were born on December 11th: (happy birthday!) The day is good for people with curiosity and imagination – including you! Since you’re not exactly in tip-top emotional shape, …

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The first thing one has to understand in the irony in fashion trends is to know what IS irony. Irony is a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects, and is often amusing as a result. What is so amusing about the irony in fashion trends is that …

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Philz Coffee is a necessity for coffee lovers in the Bay! With their unique and wide range of drinks, everyone can find a drink that they like. Their drinks range from light roast to dark roast, and decaf. They don’t have any espresso based drinks or blended drinks like frappuccinos and lattes. Each cup is …

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“Strong people don’t put others down… They lift them up.” – Michael P. Watson As a senior, I have the wonderful privilege of stressing 24/7 about my college applications. I get to constantly worry about what the decisions will be when they come out in March. I get to doubt my life as I try …

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Allow me to make an educated guess. You are stressed. You have been swamped with homework and endless assignments. You constantly question why you elected to take that extra AP or honors course. You are sleep deprived and, as every year passes, you put less time towards your social life and more towards academia. And …

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Every month has its own special occasion for people to recognize. October has Halloween, which is celebrated by people all over the nation. Children build a year long candy stash while trick or treating, and others dress up for costume contests and watch scary movies at home. This year, the one premiere that everyone was …

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From Songs About Jane to Hands All Over to Overexposed, Maroon 5 has made a song for everyone to jam out to. Although many people still love and listen to their old hits, Maroon 5 has come out with an album that has changed standards for the music industry. Our favorite pop-rock band has enlarged …

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Masego is an amazing underrated artist whose music will move you and lift up your spirits in an instant. His songs are filled with melodious yet exciting beats that appeal to many people. Masego’s vibes are very chill and liked by many types of people with different musical taste. For this reason, you will often …

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Not everyone believes in horoscopes, but sometimes they can be fun to read! Here you can find the horoscopes for the week of December 4. If you were born on December 4th: (happy birthday!) Assertive, adventurous, and positive, you are an enthusiastic person who is not afraid of very much! In love, you generally dive …

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“I recommend to all my friends that they be alone for a while. When you spend a few years being who you are, completely unbiased, you can figure out what you actually want.” – Taylor Swift Being happy is a relative feeling. The word “happy” in itself is a relative term. I always thought that …

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain In life we often fear what we do not know and what we do not understand. It’s a simple defense mechanism humans have had for centuries. If we don’t know …

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“Inclusion shouldn’t be a lottery.” On November 7, 2017, Notre Dame had the honor to host a live screening of the award-winning and heart-wrenching movie, DEEJ. DEEJ is a film about the inspiring journey of a young man, David James Savarese (Deej), as he battles the obstacles thrown at him due to his condition as …

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Christopher Columbus, the man who sailed the seas and landed in the Caribbean Islands, is seen as a hero, villain, discoverer, and many other things. Columbus Day has been the source of a rising controversy over the past decades because many people have different issues with this sensitive topic. Celebrations of Columbus Day began in …

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Guess what came out 11.18.17? Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon!   Ultra Sun and Moon came out at an interesting time, just a mere one year after the original Sun and Moon games were released. With a lot of the same initial game play, there are doubts on whether to get the game or not. …

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This year seven new teachers and faculty members joined Notre Dame! New religious studies teachers, an athletic director, and learning resource specialist, just to name a few, have newly adjusted to life at Notre Dame. Have you gotten to know any of them? Each of these teachers and faculty members have their own story that …

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Dear World, It has been approximately 90 days since the start of senior year. As I am writing college essays and submitting my first few applications, I have learned some noteworthy tips and lessons: Asking for Help Perhaps one of the hardest things I have done throughout the entire college application process is asking for …

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  Interested in being vegan or eating more vegan foods? One of the best places to start is by scoping out some local vegan restaurants. Lucky for us, the Bay Area is chock-full of amazing plant-based eateries! Here is a guide of some of the best ones––happy eating!                …

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     When was the last time you received a handwritten letter? The art of casual letter writing has disappeared in today’s generation for the most part. Replaced by texts and social media messaging, it’s easy to abandon the time and effort for writing letters in exchange for communication so easily accessible and undoubtedly quicker. …

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Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s time to get your costume ready! Here are six simple and cute DIY Halloween costumes to create with your friends or for just yourself.   Alvin and the Chipmunks – a childhood classic! Dress up as the three famous chipmunks (Alvin, Simon and Theodore) using materials you …

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means fun times with family, and of course delicious food to go with it! However, it can sometimes be difficult to find vegan versions of the classic Thanksgiving foods or vegan dishes to serve at Thanksgiving. Here are some great vegan Thanksgiving alternatives , so you can feast …

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Learning brush lettering can be incredibly helpful––from making homemade Christmas cards to canvas paintings, it can be useful everywhere. Believe it or not, brush lettering is also way easier than it seems — all it takes is a bit of practice. Follow these three steps, and you will be an expert in no time! Step …

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One Day by David Nicholls The book is structured as a timeline, where Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morely only just met each other on the night of their college graduation in 1988.  Being together for only a day, they can’t stop thinking about each other.  For the next 20 years, the two friends will reunite on …

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LUSH is a popular store well known for its natural and vegetarian (some vegan!) skincare products. However, these cosmetics come with an expensive price tag. Their coffee mask, Cup O’ Coffee, is no exception. But you can learn how to make this face mask using ingredients probably already in your kitchen. First, gather ground coffee …

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The start of a new school year marks the beginning of yet another cycle of rising seniors, meaning that the college process looms not too far in the distance. With the seemingly endless jumble of dates, deadlines, and essay prompts, the application process can feel pretty daunting. However, with a few tweaks, the whole thing …

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Over the past few years, Disney has been bringing some of their classics back to life by remaking live-action versions of them. Movies such as Cinderella, Alice In Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, and more have already been done. Now it’s time to get ready for the live action version of Aladdin, set to premiere …

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Movies are often based off of other influences such as books, historical events, or foreign films and shows as a way to recreate the story with modern technology as well as pander to audiences already generated. The movie, Death Note, came out as an adaptation of the popular, fairly old anime series that came out …

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No matter what time of year, month, week, or day, there is always one thing on ND girls’ minds: food! As luck would have it, the heart of our San Jose urban landscape is always offering something new to eat. Opening soon is Cinnaholic, a cinnamon roll specialty store in place of the Ben and …

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Apple’s 10th anniversary has finally arrived, and with it, the iPhone X. Pronounced iPhone 10, this device is the biggest leap for Apple’s smartphone direction, ever. CEO Tim Cook declares that it is “the future of the smartphone.” Free of the beloved home button and Touch ID, this phone provides a “more secure and seamless” …

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The God of Thunder returns in the final movie in the Thor trilogy, with a uniqueness that sets it apart from its predecessors. The first two movies did not differ too greatly from each other, with a familiar plot that follows a hero stopping a villain and saving the world. However, Thor Ragnarok offers a …

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Fall is finally here. For some this means beautiful leaves, comfy clothes, pumpkin spice, holidays, and ideal weather. But more than fall aesthetics will be reached this October. As students arm themselves with blankets and sweaters, friends gather around various screens to once more allow the eerie notes of the Stranger Things theme song send …

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When people hear the name “Niall Horan”, they often think of the lively blonde haired member of the chart-topping boy band, One Direction. The band is currently on hiatus and have not released any new music together since the release of their 2015 album “Made In the A.M”, but that has not stopped them from …

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Bubbles, Buttercup, and Blossom have come back into action in the reboot of the classic Cartoon Network series, the Powerpuff Girls. They return as teenagers and fight to protect Townsville from villains who want to take over while balancing their homework, social lives, and superhero activities. Although the sister’s teamwork is strong, the girls do …

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Homecoming 2017      The Griffins and Tigers roar, the Dragons soar and the Vipers represent their class with utmost spirit. As the bell rings, and you step outside into Pardini Park, you can already feel the sense of sisterhood and spirit upon you. As each class competes in an intense game of dodgeball and …

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What’s more hyped than Rihanna? Her own makeup line! This all inclusive makeup line provides foundations for all skin tones and provides a refreshing change from the usual limited selection. It is high end and budget friendly for all makeup lovers. In addition, it is more convenient due to the wide range of shades. Many …

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Recently, I have been obsessed with one game on my phone. I play it all the time, and while this may be unhealthy, at least it gives me joy. While nursing my obsession, I have realized that I have some go to games that make me feel better in dark times. (These are games on …

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“I know you see somehow the world’s gonna change for me and be so wonderful” Spaghetti tacos have been Spencer Shay’s go to dinner option for Carly, Sam, and Freddie. These spaghetti tacos have been featured in so many episodes of iCarly, and have even been tried by the former First Lady, Michelle Obama, in …

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Since her #1 New York Times bestseller Milk and Honey was released, artist and poet Rupi Kaur has returned on October 3, 2017, with another collection of poems––The Sun and Her Flowers. For fans of her previous work, The Sun and Her Flowers has a similar format, with the book divided into five sections: wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. …

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      The recent wildfires in Sonoma and Napa County, California, have been a wake-up call for many people on how to be prepared for an emergency like these fires. Learning what to do in these emergencies is important because we never know if they will happen to us. Here are some tips to keeping yourself …

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Model building: a complicated hobby that includes painting intricate details, making realistic dioramas, and spending money to buy the model kits themselves. The talent and practice involved in model building are almost limitless or so it initially appears. After buying a plastic model kit to try it out for myself, I realized that anyone can get …

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Whether it’s morning or night, tea is the perfect way to start your day or settle in for some much needed sleep. Tea can be caffeinated or non-caffeinated, hot or cold, or served with milk, sugar, and honey. The types of tea you drink can also affect your mood and health, making tea one of …

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Raking up over a million dollars in the box office so far, It, is widely known as a high contender for one of the best movies of 2017. The classified horror movie follows Stephen King’s novel and is a remake of the old adaption of the same book, made decades ago. There are no spoilers …

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Due to the July release of Raven Symone’s long-anticipated series Raven’s Home, many Disney Channel fans have watched little else on the channel as of late. Still, there is a growing number of fans who have rallied around another recent show from the network: Andi Mack. The show centers around the title character as she …

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Notre Dame is a school full of fun events and celebrations throughout the year. This year, we have over thirty clubs, all of which have fun activities during lunch. New clubs and interest groups are introduced every year at the club fair, and this year, Notre Dame has three new groups, Aim Higher, Lean In, …

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Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to go to a place with a different language, culture, and tradition? If so, read on to learn about three of these must go countries in the world. Seven continents and 195 countries make up our world, yet Greece, Colombia, and El Salvador stand out the …

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     Since the opening of Academic Coffee across the street, students no longer have to walk ten blocks to get their caffeine fix. It’s no mystery as to why this new cafe is so popular. From the friendly baristas and peaceful vibes, to the premium selection of drinks and pastries, Academic is the perfect …

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Long awaited by many, the Riverdale Season 2 premiere finally aired on October 11, 2017. Leaving the audience wanting more at the end of Season 1, everyone was excited to see how the season two premiere would play out. Within the final few minutes of Season 1, Archie’s dad was shot at Pop’s by a …

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Dear World, It has been approximately 50 days of senior year. Though this rollercoaster has just begun, I have already learned some important lessons worth sharing:   Overwhelmed Do you ever just feel as if one after another, everything piles on top until it gets hard to even breathe? Because that is exactly how overwhelming …

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Edith Windsor, the gay-rights activist whose case led the Supreme Court to grant same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time, died on Tuesday, September 12th in Manhattan. She was 88. Her wife, Judith Kasen-Windsor, confirmed the death, at a hospital, but did not specify a cause. They were married in 2016. Windsor’s career …

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     The Youtube world itself tends to take over the Internet consistently. Many people watch Youtubers and might even live vicariously through them. A lot of couples and families tend to gain a lot of fame by posting video blogs and challenges. One of those families is the ACE family.      ACE stands …

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Skin reacts to different temperatures in various ways. As the air gets colder, skincare routines should change. Generally, in the fall and winter, you should use more hydrating products, such as toner or moisturizer to counteract the cold air drying out your skin.      Face masks are really great for when your skin is …

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Tolerance. Acceptance. Living in the Bay Area, it seems like we hear these two words almost every day. Many advocacy groups tend to use the words interchangeably, not recognizing the extensively different implications of each word. The fact is that these two words carry different connotations and implications. While we are in no way obligated …

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Get excited, because CW has announced its 2017 fall plans! The CW Network will start its premiere week on Monday, October 9, with all of its series debuting in the duration of that week. New additions to the network are Dynasty (a remake of a classic soap opera, and will be featuring one of our …

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Solána Imani Rowe, better known by her stage name SZA, is an upcoming R&B artist. Her debut studio album Ctrl, was a hit among the youth for its relatable messages. I went to her concert in September and while at her concert, you can feel her enthusiasm and passion through the energy she puts on …

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Leaves are fluttering down in bright vibrant colors and in response to the chilling weather, you might be inclined to curl up at home and have a nice drink. Of course, a favorite fall drink among may is coffee! But often times, the boring cream and sugar routine can begin to taste drab and may …

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The life of a collector is a costly, messy, and picky one. Ranging from stamps to figures, there seems to be an unending amount of value to collect. So, here are some tips on how to keep your collection in tip top shape! Every collector should know that one of the most important steps in …

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Social justice is present everywhere in Notre Dame. We hear the teachers talking about it. We hear students discussing the best way to achieve it. It is even written in the hallmarks of Notre Dame. But things we do not consider are: what exactly is social justice? Is it really justice? Is it even a …

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As excitement for the fall season increases, so does the growing desire to curl up in a blanket with a cup of coffee and a good book. Don’t have any new books to read, or are not sure what to read next? Here’s a list of novels that I am certain will put you under …

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  Scrolling through foodie Instagram accounts can make your mouth water. Bright colors, chocolate, sprinkles, cereal, and ice cream make the perfect combination. These ice cream cones are easy to make, perfect to eat on any given day, and look super cute on your Instagram feed!   Ingredients Chocolate Sprinkles Waffle Cones Favorite Cereal 1 …

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Cyberbullying is the act of using technology to bully someone online. Cyberbullying differs from in-person bullying because it doesn’t require you to face your victim. Bullies use this to their advantage to make harmful remarks online. Cyberbullying can be more damaging than traditional bullying because online posts can continue to do harm if they are …

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Pumpkin Spice lattes, oversized sweaters, and fuzzy socks. Fall is finally here! Even though the weather is slowing cooling down, it is not an excuse to not look your best in such cold weather. So here are some Fall essential items that you must have in your closet for this season, along with some affordable …

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I know you might be worried, confused, or completely distressed. Believe me, you are not alone. These are hard times ahead of us. I am not going to sugarcoat or lessen the impact that these times will make upon us, but I do want to tell you that it is only three to four more …

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  At only 15 years old, rising pop sensation Billie Eilish is ascending the charts at top speeds. Her debut EP dont smile at me has been out for a month with Darkroom/Interscope Records, and if you aren’t listening to her yet, you should be. Written with her brother and producer, Finneas O’Connell, the EP …

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After months of eager anticipation from fans, Raven’s Home– a spin-off of Disney Channel’s That’s So Raven– finally aired in July. The show centers on Raven (played by Raven Symone) and Chelsea (Anneliese van der Pol), who now are both single mothers and are living together in Chicago due to financial necessity. From the moment …

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With a new school year come new classes, new teachers, new…dress code? Beginning this 2017-1018 school year, Notre Dame has decided to expand students’ options with a new and improved dress code. School uniforms are a Notre Dame tradition that help unify the school. However, uniforms are not always everyone’s first choice. Uniforms can be …

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Bullet journaling has taken the internet by storm and has been gaining popularity as an aesthetic and fun way to stay organized. At first, this hobby can seem intimidating, or too time consuming, but once you get started, bullet journaling is actually the perfect way to destress while simultaneously getting your life in order. Give …

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Located in the heart of Downtown San Jose, Social Policy is a uniquely modern cafe dedicated to bringing together a diverse community of people. From early breakfast to afternoon coffee, many people come to SoPo for its casual workspace or artistic environment. Simply looking around the cafe will reveal much of San Jose’s identity: ever-changing …

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The Greek word for a theatre mask is persona. The Greeks seemed to understand that each one  of us takes on a new identity in the form of a mask for protection when braving the modern world of strong opinions and impossible expectations. This idea reminded me of a podcast that I had listened to …

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With basketball season starting soon, there are several changes to the rosters of the teams, specifically Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics. The Cavaliers won the  championship in the 2015-2016 season. Considered the Golden State Warriors’ main rival team in the league, the Cavaliers are comprised of several talented players, such as LeBron James, Kyrie …

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   Did you know you can make tasty treats with just three ingredients? Desserts, like complicated pastries, decadent cookies and towering cakes can be intimidating to make at home. Now you can make your friends and families desserts without having to go shopping for special ingredients or buying new cooking tools. Check out these three recipes …

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As more and more natural disasters pass through countless countries and regions, providing support for the victims of these events can feel harder and harder every day. Even though you may not be directly impacted by the effects of these disasters, it is still incredibly important that you help in any way you can. The …

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    What do you get when four of today’s biggest artists collaborate on one explosive song? The answer is Homemade Dynamite! Two time Grammy award winner, Lorde,  teamed up with Khalid, Post Malone, and SZA for a remix of her original song, “Homemade Dynamite”. The remix, released on September 14th, displays a faster, more upbeat feel …

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The annual 69th Primetime Emmy Awards aired on September 17, 2017. This year’s Emmy’s was a year of many firsts. Lena Waithe was the first African-American woman to win an award for the comedy series category in Emmy’s history. Reed Morano, director of The Handmaid’s Tale, became the first woman to win an award for …

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As someone who has dealt with acne for six long and unpleasant years, I can say that it is definitely not something you can get rid of overnight. You use every product on your skin with the hope that maybe this one will cure your acne for good––whether it’s prescribed by a dermatologist or bought …

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Most people know Taylor Swift as the popstar who shattered records after releasing a number of hit songs and albums. Others might know her as the celebrity involved in countless spectacles that filled pages of gossip magazines. After she clashed with stars Kanye and Kim Kardashian West, Swift decided to step out of the spotlight. …

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This past week, quirky and loveable pop star Lady Gaga announced, with dismay, that she would be postponing the European portion of her Joanne World Tour, while she takes time to recover from her battle with chronic pain. This leg of the tour had been scheduled to take off on September 21 in Barcelona, Spain …

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Recipe for Lemon Pudding For me, baking has always been something very challenging and difficult, but all the burnt cookies, brownies and cakes have not stopped me into trying and enjoying something different. As someone who is not very skilled when it comes to making anything, this lemon pudding has been one of the easiest …

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As the NBA Finals are coming closer and closer, the first game being on June 1 at Oracle Arena, odds point to the Golden State Warriors being in favor to win. While people are getting excited for a rematch between these two “rival” teams, there have been some pretty wild predictions made as to what …

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Nevada City: If you love water holes, rock shops, and a small town vibe, Nevada City is the place for you. The hot stop is the Yuba River– a beautiful, clear, cool, fish-filled river with tons of access points and huge rocks to jump off of. Downtown Nevada City is cozy and small, and you …

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When I was younger, I didn’t really know how to set a goal. I knew I had things I wanted to do, but I didn’t know how to execute them, let alone how to form a plan to execute them! As I grew, I got the idea, but still struggle to stick to a plan. …

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As we have learned time and time again, no amount of chaos is too much for Gotham. Now an obsessed ex-employee of Indian Hill revives Jerome Valeksa, the early Joker, from the grave. At first, it appears the employee, Dwight, has failed, and in this light he cuts off Jerome’s face, attempting to be him. …

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Summer break is approaching, which means the inevitable start and finish of TV shows. Here is a list of must watch current shows available on Netflix, so you never run out of things to watch.     Crazy Ex-Girlfriend If you enjoy musicals and comedies, then this show is a must watch. The show centers …

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With the start of summer break just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about ways to enjoy it. The Bay Area is a popular concert destination. The lineup for this summer is one to get excited about. From popular artists like Ed Sheeran to music festivals such as Warped Tour, there is something …

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It is finally that time again, where we are approaching the two-part season finale of Gotham: Mad City that answers the barrage of new questions that are brought out throughout the season. Season 3 provided plenty of breathtaking and shocking scenes and twists that you just had to see to believe. If you are interested, …

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Ah, summer. The incredibly sunshine, blue skies all around, pool parties, ultimate summer BBQs, and prime time vacation season. Or, the couch at your house, AC all the way up, ice cream all around you. No matter what you’re doing, you deserve to feel like you’re living life to the fullest in the Bahamas. Summer …

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10 Fashion Trends To Try This Summer   Straw or Wicker Handbags   Whether it’s fancy, like the $2,400 Miu Miu straw shoulder bag, or an old picnic basket, this trend is fun and fresh for summer.     Gingham   Gingham has always been seen just as a preppy and expensive trend, but it …

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As the 2016-2017 school year comes to an end, most of us need a little rest and relaxation and fun before the August rolls around. Some ideas include going to the beach or a pool. Being outside in the water is a great way to cool off in the summer and hang out with your …

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Smoothies are a great way to stay hydrated and healthy in the summer. They taste good and are a good way to provide your body with essential vitamins and nutrients. They are also easy to make and easy for your body to absorb. The first recipe is a berry-chocolate smoothie. For this recipe, mix a …

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When the air gets warmer, your skincare routine should adapt to the weather. You should use lighter formulas because of the extra moisture in the air. If you use really heavy products on your face, you can clog pores and create dull skin. First, regardless if it is summer or winter, you should always use …

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Lush is the one store we all adore but find ourselves walking out of empty handed because their stuff is so pricey. However, this at-home substitute for any Lushaholic on a budget’s favorite face mask will solve the issue of overspending. Here’s what you need to pick up at your nearest grocery store: a clove …

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Summer is upon us, but one small issue is blocking many from achieving all their vacation goals, and that is that they do not know how to drive. However, with all this extra time now, summer is the perfect time to crack down on the driving process. It all begins once you’ve found the right …

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As the school year winds down and the stress starts to dissolve, we begin to have more time to ponder the adventures of summer and where they will take us. For some of us who are incoming seniors, we may decide that our vacation spot will lie wherever we plan to go for college visits. …

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Youtube has truly grown from being a place of silly videos and challenges to a hub of creative and imaginative content. If you’re looking for some unique channels to follow, look no further than this list. LaMadelynn Madelynn’s channel covers a wide-range of topics, from fashion/makeup to veganism and lifestyle vlogs. What unifies her channel …

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SUPPLIES a large book a journal or sheet of paper where you’ll place the flowers array of flowers liquid or hot glue tissues   INSTRUCTIONS: PICK YOUR FLOWERS Try to choose small to medium-sized flowers for pressing. You can also trim the stems of your flowers with a pair of scissors so that it fits …

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The 2017 Billboard Music Awards, held in Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, was one for the books. With record-breaking artists such as Drake, Adele, and more under one roof, this was one unforgettable night for singers. In fact, Drake took home 13 awards, beating Adele (who went home with 12 last year) for the most awards …

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Summer is the perfect time to get your glow and sun-kissed skin on. Time to look like a bronzed goddess! This simple and natural makeup tutorial will keep you looking fresh and glowing throughout your summer days!   Start with a base. Apply a luminizing primer to give you an extra glow. If you have …

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Peter Quill and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy gang are back! On May 5, 2017, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ was released and has since had a box office amount of $200 million. This science-fiction/action movie, rated PG-13, was given an 81% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In the sequel to the …

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On Friday, May 12th almost fifty Notre Dame students were confirmed at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph. Every other year, NDSJ offers students the opportunity to get confirmed through the school. The preparation for the Sacrament is rigorous, but rewarding. All confirmed students must take Faithful Life, which is a prep course that reviews …

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June is full of graduation celebrations. It’s kind of costly to go out to a venue to celebrate, so why not have a party at home? Home parties can definitely be more fun is done the right way, so here is a Pinterest board full of ideas to plan a incredible party: https://www.pinterest.com/joycelynageorge/graduation-party/

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As fun as Prom can be, it can also be quite stressful: hair, nails, make-up, dress, shoes, earrings, accessories. The tasks to be done can swirl around one’s head until getting ready for Prom becomes less fun and more stress. To avoid day-of panic, follow this simple plan. Most importantly, buy your ticket. Without this, …

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Getting ready for Prom can leave one feeling frazzled and empty-minded. Whether it’s because you were busy  swooning at your date, or because you were running late, or simply because you don’t remember, it’s easy to forget something at home. Check out this ultimate Prom checklist to make sure you have everything you need to …

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Prom is that special time of the year where you want to look your best by trying to find the perfect prom dress and especially what makeup would compliment it. So the video that I had created is to show you 2 looks which are either being more natural or go full out glam. For …

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Summertime is perfect to have quality time with friends, and who doesn’t love a good brunch? With little to no homework, any day of the week will work to organize a really nice meal to celebrate friendship. Hash brown (serves 4) -2 white potatoes -3 eggs Using a large grater, grate the two potatoes. Set …

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It was the final round! Softball Senior Night was the last senior night of the 2016-2017 school year. The evening was filled with teal and orange balloons, face paint, and cute hair ribbons. A large crowd of ND seniors came out with colorful posters and balloons for their friends. Family members also attended the game …

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As the weather becomes warmer and flowers are in bloom, it becomes apparent that the dreaded Spring Cleaning time is approaching. Here are a few tips to make sure your Spring Cleaning time goes efficiently and leaves your house looking better than ever!   Is your refrigerator looking a little dirty? It turns out that …

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As this year begins to come to a close, juniors and seniors alike come together at prom with their significant others and friends to celebrate and enjoy themselves. Prom is one of the highlights of the high school experience, and you deserve to feel next-level gorgeous, so here are some ideas for how to glam …

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Each summer, social media feeds are plastered with people having a blast at amusement parks, beaches, concerts, and more. While spending your vacation at places like these sounds like fun, the cost of admission and transportation quickly adds up. For people without a job or a car, it can seem like the only way to avoid spending …

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As the weather get warmer and the prospect of summer approaches, now is the perfect time to check out the newest, colourful art exhibits coming to the Bay Area! Here are some places to check out!   “Bouquets to Art” at the De Young Museum   The “Bouquets to Art” exhibit is beautiful exhibit at …

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With Mother’s Day coming up have you thought of a good way to show your love to her? While purchasing a watch or any other item online may be easy and attainable with a few clicks, making something with your own two hands is the best way to show that you put effort into her …

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     The new Netflix series, Dear White People, has caused a lot of controversy and mixed emotions. The show is based off of the movie by Justin Simien and follows a group of African American students through racial tension and struggles at Winchester University. Samantha White (Logan Browning) is a strong and mixed woman …

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     A new show has surfaced Netflix yet again: The Carmichael Show. This series follows Jerrod Carmichael, as himself, as he deals with the everyday struggles of having crazy people in his life. It is set in Charlotte, North Carolina and is taped in front of a live studio audience. Jerrod Carmichael lives with …

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Many fruits contain a variety of vitamins and minerals that improve your overall health, but it can be confusing to keep track of all of these benefits. Here’s a guide on some of the healthiest fruits you can eat to treat your body right. 1. PEACHY KEEN The skins of peaches hold high amounts of …

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You’ve probably heard about the Netflix Original’s new hit TV show: 13 Reasons Why. The wildly popular show has been said to be the most popular show in Netflix history, as well as the most tweeted show of 2017 so far. The show also has collected more than 3.5 million social volume impressions within the …

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Mason jars have been spiking in popularity recently. Even though their popularity peak was last year, they’re still a very creative way to store items, decorate, and better yet, make delicious spring recipes! Spring is a time for food with fresh light ingredients, and these recipes will definitely put a spring in your step!   …

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“Are you a Republican or a Democrat?” We all know and have grown up with this bipartisan political system of Republican or Democrat, red or blue, Obama or Romney, Trump or Clinton. The reason we only know of these 2 parties is because there has been either a Republican or Democratic president since 1852–it is …

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We have all seen the prev iews for the new upcoming movie, “Everything, Everything.” Between the artistic and floral movie poster, to the engaging trailers, to the Twitter ads revealing pieces of the movie, almost every teenage girl and chick-flick movie goer cannot wait for the May 19 release date of this movie. I was …

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Mixers are always an enjoyable and interactive way for students to have a break from the hectic and busy everyday life of school. Notre Dame’s annual spring mixer was a hit with students of all grades attending from various high schools. The theme was “Black Light” with glow in the dark paint, decorations, and balloons. …

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While graduation is just around the corner, many of us last minute shoppers find that it is time to purchase our white attire for the ceremony. The basic guidelines to follow for both shoes and clothes is that the color is some variation of white, and with little embellishments. The clothes must also be conscious …

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There is a feeling of emptiness that I experience. I just assumed that this was something that everyone felt growing up. However, I realize now why I feel that a part of me is missing. My personality is slowly disintegrating in order for me to focus on school. Once upon a time, a few years …

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Fate of the Furious is the eighth edition in the Fast and Furious movie franchise. The movie revolves around betrayal, love, action and most importantly: family. Since the beginning of the franchise over 16 years ago, the crew has been street racing, conducting bank robberies, and bringing down planes. The newest addition to the series …

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Get ready to be hungry! Are you chocolatey cookies or salty popcorn? Find out by taking the Buzzfeed quiz now! Click here to take the quiz!    

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As many literature teachers may have expressed at one point, spring is symbolic of new life and change. This theme relates to everything in the springtime; meeting new people, trying new clothes, and even new food! With this time of change upon us, now is a better time than ever to try these unique Easter …

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     As delicious as it may be, the ND lunch service is not exactly famous for having the healthiest options. Take a stroll through the Pasta Market line, and you will find an assortment of cookies, bread, pizza, and soda. The selection of “healthy” food, however, is limited to a few unsubstantial salads or …

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Ah, spring break. The feeling of the warm sunshine, blue skies all around, and unfortunately not no, but less homework. Or, the couch at your house, your loving dog, and your homework all around you. No matter which way your spring break is looking, you deserve to feel like you’re in Cancun or wherever your …

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I never thought I would be interested in politics or government. Ever since the 7th grade, all I ever thought about being was a psychologist. But since the 2016-2017 elections, I realized how important politics are and how easy it can be for a country to collapse within a week. For most millennials my age …

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It’s easy to practice self-care on your own time, but it seems almost impossible to study for multiple exams without completely destroying your overall health and circadian rhythm. Even with good time management, studying for multiple exams while balancing homework and extracurricular activities or other responsibilities can create a harmful environment. Instead of feeling pressured …

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Have you ever been scrolling through Netflix for hours upon hours, just to find something perfect to watch? Netflix presents you with a multitude of genres to choose from, yet it’s still really difficult to find something worthwhile to watch. With my current Netflix list, maybe you can find something worth your time to watch. …

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Not everyone is lucky enough own a dog or a cat. Whether they don’t have time to walk a dog every day, or they have uptight parents who value their furniture more than their child’s wishes, not every child has the privilege of owning a typical pet. However, there are options for those who wish …

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At this point in the school year, it’s natural to have trouble staying motivated. With spring break just around the corner and summer vacation not too far way, it seems like everyone is focusing on what’s to ahead of us. It can be easy to fall in a slump, so here are some tips to …

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At first glance the Senior Service Learning Project (SSLP)  looks scary because there are many  different components. Don’t let those foil  you, if you space your time out right and are on top of your work you should not have any problems. Tips: Start during the summer. If you start or even finish your hours …

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With the 2016-2017 school year coming to an end, homework is at an all time high. From preparing for different types of standardized testing to getting ready for the various AP tests or “end of semester assessments”, it’s hard to find relief. For this reason, many students tend to procrastinate––basically just do anything else but …

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Over the weekend, Disney’s release of the live-action Beauty and the Beast movie had people on the edge of their seats. From children to adults alike, the theaters were packed with a diverse audience. Many people were excited to see the newest adaptation of the twenty-six-year-old movie, allowing many viewers to reminisce their childhood. Throughout …

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Spring is finally here! Which is definitely one of my most favorite seasons and when I think of Spring I think of the bright and soft spring trends I am really excited to try out. As much I love wearing a bold lip and dark eyeshadows I do prefer a natural and fresh look.  The …

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Senior night. For senior players, this is one of the biggest nights of their high school sport careers. Their athletic abilities, skills, and sportsmanship are celebrated in this joyful night, as they face off against different teams, in this case, Castilleja. Notre Dame commemorates seniors who have showed dedication and commitment, not just  in basketball, …

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Next time you are craving a snack, instead of popping that bag of popcorn in the microwave or grabbing that bag of Doritos, turn yourself to something healthy, but as equally delicious! Here are 8 of the best healthy snack alternatives that you can create with the ingredients you have at home:   Get Popping! …

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As the Winter is coming to an end, Spring is here and we will be seeing new and returning trends this season.   Gnarly 80s: After going through the decades of the 90s and 70s, we will finally move on to another glorious era which is the 80s. With the infamous bright neon, dramatic ruffles, …

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Planes, a blade of grass, and carbon dioxide all have one thing in common. They all relate to the subject of science. Many youths associate the topic with lab reports and data tables, not knowing how extensive the field is or how fortunate they are to have access to a science lab. While popular figures …