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Homecoming Mania

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Every year on campuses across America one tradition brings together people both young and old. The tradition I’m speaking of is Homecoming, one of my favorite times of the year. Every year, here at Illinois State, the theme may be different, but the feelings are the same. Homecoming is all about students, alumni, and faculty coming together to celebrate one thing, and that’s their Alma mater.

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How to Avoid the Midterm Meltdown

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By: Travis Harvey (Illinois State University)

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It’s  midterm time and if you’re like some students I know (cough-myself-cough) you’re scrambling around for Adderall and Red Bull to finish those projects you put off until like a week before they are due. Well, there were good reasons for putting them off. At least they seemed good until now when you look back on it.

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Rihanna Cementing Herself as the "Only Girl (In The World)"

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By: Travis Harvey (Illinois State University)

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How does she do it? Seriously Rihanna has another hit on her hands and it looks like she’s moving back into the dance hits that she once had with ‘Umbrella’ and ‘Disturbia’.  Only Girl (In The World) is the first single which she premiered on Live with Ryan Seacrest.

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The Six Week Rule

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By: Travis Harvey (Illinois State University)

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So you may or may not have been away at school for a couple of weeks now and you are slowly getting used to the freedom that comes with it. Then it sneaks up out of nowhere, it basically blindsides you.  Your once thriving campus becomes a wasteland of nothing but floating red solo cups and empty beer cans, I’m talking about Labor Day weekend.

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5 Million Dollars?!? This Situation is NOT OK

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The Situation pre Jersey Shore
That guy in the middle makes more money than you…

College students across the nation are starting to head back to school and while we’re forced to spend long hours in libraries and listening to lame teachers ,there are people out there like Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino who are pretty much paid for nothing.

Usually I’m a huge fan of most of MTV’s programming, but I think I actually have to take a stand and say…REALLY?  Jersey Shore’s The Situation is getting paid FIVE MILLION dollars this year.  Yeah you let that sink in  for a while you’re trying to write that thirty page paper.

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It's College, Get Involved!

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By: Travis Harvey (Illinois State University)

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Walking through the quad on my campus never felt so good, it’s alive with people again. Everyone is out trying to promote their club or group making it easier than ever for freshman or transfers to find their niche. No matter what the group I think it’s important for people to get involved, because you’re doing something other than going to class and sitting in the library and you’re also meeting people.

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Summer Jams: The Season's Top New Artists

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2010 has brought us one of the best summers when it comes to new music with so many new artists have stepped up to the plate to take on the big dogs. Last summer was all about Gaga and while the world is still in Gaga-land, there have been some newbie’s that have made quite the name for themselves. I mean… there’s Bieber fever running around, chicks thinking they’re cooler than Mike Posner, and everybody’s looking for love like Jason Derulo.

Now that summer 2010 is becoming fall 2010 its time to start looking at who has the staying power  and who has the chops to be the world’s newest sensation. There is room for more than one of course and I think these five rising stars have just what it takes.

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Five People You'll Meet in College

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By: Travis Harvey (Illinois State University)

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Summer is quickly coming to an end and that means it’s time to get back on the grind. But before you can do that you have to prepare yourself for the upcoming year and for your incoming freshmen you have a lot to ready yourselves for. College is a lot different from high school, not only in the level of difficulty in some classes, but also your freedom and the type of people you will meet.  To help you with your task we’ve come up with the 5 people you’re sure to meet that first week of college.

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'Hung', Teaching University Men to Make an Indecent Living Every Sunday

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The other day while doing some real important work (…checking Facebook, The Campus Socialite and Twitter…) I decided to go hangout at a friend’s place to catch up on my HBO shows.  After months of avoiding it I finally decided to give Hung a chance and I didn’t hate it. Luckily for me there’s TiVo so I was able to watch the first season.

In case you have never seen the show, Thomas Jane plays a divorced father of two who turns to male prostitution to make a better life for him and his kids. Sounds noble right?  And to make it better this isn’t your every day pimp and ho stroll, they made a business out of this guy’s …business.

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And The Nominees are….

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By: Travis Harvey (Illinois State University)

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The votes are in, and surprise surprise Lady Gaga is leading the pack with 13 nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards.  No word yet on who is performing or even showing up for that matter, but if I know one thing the VMAs always bring the crazy and unexpected.  The promos for this year’s awards are still somewhat vague but I’m sure as soon as the September 12th show gets closer the list of attendees and performers will be off the chart.

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