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The leaves rustle on the ground beneath our feet, neighbors place pumpkins on their doorsteps, friends populate Instagram with photos of corn mazes and apple picking and the color pink illuminates the city skyline. All of these indicate that it must be October. While the month is jam-packed...

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Trending News Monday...

As the national pastime, baseball pulls at the heartstrings of Americans everywhere. Teams become the source of pride; players become heroes. “Baseball creates legends,” at least according to the classic video game, Triple Play ’99. And over the weekend, one of those legends...

Trending News Monday...

Well if Samsung was worried about the iPhone 6, they had just cause. This Trending News Monday, we’re telling you why. The iPhone 6 is bigger, indeed. In the first three days of the new iPhone release, Apple sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 pluses–breaking the Apple...

Funny Friday: Friend...

This coming Monday, NBC’s beloved sitcom Friends turns 20. (clap, clap, clap, clap) Of course, the media frequently uses Friends for fodder from rumors of a reunion (which creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman say will never happen) to stories of the Friends actually being friends...

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Shootings, particularly school shootings, hit the American public’s sensitive spot. The unfathomable deaths of children and young adults spark national uproar–school’s are supposed to be safe; children are supposed to grow old; no one should ever kill an innocent,...

Funny Friday:The Wea...

It’s Funny Friday, want to hear a joke? Check the Chicago weather forecast—it’s more disappointing than checking the sports section.     Alright, maybe it doesn’t exactly feel like it’s subzero out; however, (even though we’ve passed Labor Day and the kids are all back in school)...

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September 11, 2001–the day that changed the country, the world (or at least our view of it)– still weighs on our American memory 13 years later. Today, plenty of Americans will take the time to stop and recollect where they were right when they found out about the attacks, when...

Trending News Monday...

As the 13th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the media and social media are focusing on the day. Stories such as USA Today’s “NYC Bridges make Tempting Terror Targets” and news of the US State’s Department release of the anti-ISIS “Think Again, Turn Away”...

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I don’t mean to sound like one of those kids from the AT&T U-Verse ads, but kids today sure have it easy. When I was a growing up, I had to use books and encyclopedias as references for papers–not ebooks or online resources. Compiling research literally meant getting up off my...

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Fifty-one years have passed since the historical March on Washington, but Americans everywhere still know Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream: “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident;...

Wisdom.Applied Wedne...

Star power works miraculously. From the headphones they use and clothes they wear to charities and causes they support and even their health and wellness habits, celebrities can sway the masses by simply using a product (whether or not they’re paid to endorse it or not). This...

Trending News Monday...

The world has seen a lot of bad recently with the riots the have ensued from the Michael Brown/Ferguson shooting and ISIS executing American journalist James Foley, but it has also witnessed a lot of good in terms of the viral natural of the Ice Bucket Challenge and the country rallying...

Funny Friday: “...

Time out! This past Wednesday marked the 25th anniversary of the first episode of Saved by the Bell, “Dancing at the Max.” Cue the Millennial sighs (hey, 20-somethings and 30-somethings can be nostalgic). While some teens today may have different reactions to the iconic ‘90s series,...

Trending News Monday...

One nonprofit’s campaign has taken over the Internet, and if you’re on social media, chances are you’ve witnessed the phenomenon that is the Ice Bucket Challenge. This Trending News Monday, we’re highlighting some of the aspects of the campaign raising awareness...

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“While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions.” — Zelda Williams Monday, the world lost a great light, Robin Williams....