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Jane the Virgin Season Finale Review

By Cordilia James Last updated: 06/01/16 3:07pm

Season Two Finale Air Date: 5/16/16WARNING: Major SpoilersSeason one of the CW’s Jane the Virgin ended with Jane’s newborn son going missing thanks to Sin Rostro, the despicable crime lord we all know and loathe. That being said, it’s no surprise season two’s finale was sure to have audience members on the edge of their seats with their mouths open in shock. Or at least, that’s what it was like for me.As with countless other TV series, season two ends with the big wedding everyone’s ...

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5 Must-See Shows to Catch Up on This Season

By Rana Attia Last updated: 05/25/16 11:33am

With summer in full swing, we all have activities we want to do before school starts back again. For those of us who like to kick back and relax by watching television shows, here are 5 shows that you should watch before vacation is over.1) Grey’s AnatomyIt is an oldie but a goodie. Grey’s Anatomy has been on the air for nearly 12 years. The plot follows a group of doctors who work at a fictional hospital in Seattle, and face life, death, love and the introduction of new characters. Year after ...

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Movie Review: “The Fits”

By Alix Mammina Last updated: 05/23/16 6:43pm

Director Anna Rose Holmer steps boldly into the indie movie scene with her film debut “The Fits”, a captivating portrayal of a young girl’s struggle with isolation and need for belonging. Toni (Royalty Hightower) spends every day at the Lincoln Community Center in Cincinnati, training as a boxer with her older brother Donté (Antonio A.B. Grant Jr.). After Toni tries out for the Lionesses, a dance team that practices at the center, she turns her back on boxing. Conflictarises as members of ...

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Movie Review: The Man Who Knew Infinity

By Toni Tileva Last updated: 05/13/16 6:59pm

(Courtesy of IFC Films)The Man Who Knew Infinity is the story of the math genius, Srinivasa Ramanujan who is famous for making groundbreaking contributions to theoretical mathematics. Interestingly enough, the film doesn’t fail in making formula-writing into riveting plot material. It fails in the ways that a lot of the “genius genre” films do: oscillating between melodrama and unbridled wide-eyed “oh, aren’t you impressed” theatrics. The authenticity rings hollow and the film falls ...

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Movie Review: Captain America: Civil War

By Emily Packer Last updated: 05/07/16 6:17pm

(Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios)The season just started and already Marvel’s raised the standard for summer Hollywood blockbusters.Who will win? That’s the big question surrounding every intense moment of Captain America: Civil War, coming to theaters this Friday.If the idea of two superheroes battling it out in the film Batman v Superman got you excited, try 12 superheroes slugging one another at an airport like it’s nobody’s business. When you favor characters on both sides of the ...

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Affordable College Makeup

By Anusheh Khan Last updated: 04/22/16 6:47pm

A girl can never have too much makeup, am I right, ladies? Foundation, eyeliner, lipstick and blush -- there are so many necessities a girl must have! But with paying for tuition, textbooks and the #districtlife, one must pick and choose what is most important. Here is a list of our favorite four college-friendly and very low-key makeup brands that will never strain your wallets too much ever again...until you decide to buy their lipsticks in all 30 colors. But hey, no one's judging!Morphe CosmeticsMorphe ...

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Movie Review: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

By Alix Mammina Last updated: 03/04/16 11:50am

Midlife crises usually don’t result in relocations to war-torn countries in the Middle East. But that’s exactly what happens in “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”, the new seriocomedy based on the memoir “The Taliban Shuffle” by newspaper journalist Kim Barker. The movie follows Kim Baker (Tina Fey, “Mean Girls,” “30 Rock”) as she takes on a risky assignment as a war correspondent in Kabul in the early 2000s. As Baker gets drawn into the “Kabubble” and struggles to adjust to her new ...

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Movie Review: Short film Oscar nominations

By Hannah Binder Last updated: 02/28/16 5:25pm

Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films#1 “World of Tomorrow” (2015)Director: Don HertzfeldtThis film takes motion pictures in a new direction by embracing basic images and portraying the characters and objects as stick figures. The plot follows two Emily’s — one from the future and onefrom the present-- on a journey of a woman's desire to recount and relive her past through stored memories. Emily, the protagonist, was cloned in order to store her memories, but when Emily finds that the ...

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A girl’s quick guide about what to wear to an internship

By Anusheh Khan Last updated: 02/28/16 11:49am

Congratulations! You’ve just landed an amazing internship. But as indecisive as you are about what to wear on a regular school day, you’re probably freaking out about what to wear in a work environment without ending up looking like a grandma. Hanging around a bunch of professional lawyers, journalists or businessmen can be nerve wrecking as it is, so here are some quick tips on how to look super cute and professional at the same time:Stick to your neutrals.Neutrals are a great way to remain ...

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Movie Review: Eddie the Eagle

By Bob Collom Last updated: 02/26/16 12:41pm

It has been a long time since I have felt so anxious in the seat of a movie theater. Clinging to the armrest, biting my lip, holding my breath, I cringed in fear every time Eddie the Eagle sped down a jump to his potential demise. Recounting the story of one of the greatest Olympic underdogs, director Dexter Fletcher (“Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”) brings enormous energy and fun to the screen. Eddie’s story triumphs as England’s own miracle on ice,Taron Egerton (“Kingsman: The ...

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