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Movie Review: “The Fits”

(05/23/16 10:43pm)

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 the dance team fall victim to mysterious fainting spells, and Toni is faced with a choice between her two worlds.


Local ties in United States’ Final Copa America roster

(05/23/16 4:10pm)

D.C. United defender Steve Birnbaum and former United midfielder Perry Kitchen were named to the United States Men’s National Team final roster ahead of the Copa America Centenario this summer. Birnbaum has made 54 appearances for United since being selected with the 2nd overall pick in the 2014 MLS Superdraft. Kitchen, a member of D.C. United from 2011-2014, recently signed with Hearts of Midlothian in the Scottish Premier League.



Questions abound after Washington Capitals’ early playoff exit

(05/12/16 2:52pm)

A 4-3 loss in overtime to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Tuesday night marked the end of the Washington Capitals’ landmark season. After leading the rest of the National Hockey League for most of the year, a team that showed so much promise suffered a second-round exit in the playoffs.



Affordable College Makeup

(04/22/16 10:47pm)

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!



Movie Review: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

(03/04/16 4:50pm)

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 life, she develops close relationships with her fellow oddball journalists.




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

(02/28/16 4:49pm)

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:


Movie Review: Eddie the Eagle

(02/26/16 5:41pm)

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.







RomCom Extravaganza: Five shows and movies to add to your Netflix queue this week in honor of Valentine’s Day

(02/14/16 2:20am)

After a long week, or when I want to escape, I find relaxation in sitting down and watching a romantic comedy. Some may argue that romantic comedies play into stereotypes, like falling in love too quickly with someone, and are made for teens and have no significant value. Despite these claims, romantic comedy is still a fun genre to indulge in when you want a laugh, a cry or a charming and kindhearted plot. I want to dedicate this week to shows and movies you watched while in high school, where you spent your days daydreaming about the perfect partner and extravagant life. Watching romcoms also a perfect Valentine’s Day activity!


Quick and easy Valentine’s Day treats in five steps or less

(02/14/16 2:15am)

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, boyfriends and girlfriends all over campus are to rushing to find last minute gifts for bae. What better way to show love to your significant other than with homemade tasty treats? Whether you have a strict budget, can’t find a thoughtful present to buy or just don’t know what to get for Valentine’s Day, here’s a list of six quick and easy Valentine’s Day treats via Pinterest: