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Apps to check out

Will Anema finds 15 apps in 3 categories that might help you Apps are everywhere. Businesses use them, students use them, kids use them, even the government uses them. There are over 700,000 apps available for Apple devices. Unfortunately, not all of them are very good, and since there are …

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A must read for all Americans

“Everything is backwards,” said W. George Jameson, a lawyer who spent 33 years at the CIA. “You’ve got an intelligence agency fighting a war and a military organization trying to gather on-the-ground intelligence.” This quote comes from Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Mark Mazzetti’s gripping new nonfiction book, The Way of …

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Mass tragedy: more than just 15 minutes of fame

Society must stop giving attention to mass crime sprees; focus on prevention instead “We have to take the Paris Hilton attention-seeking out of crime, or strangers and innocent people will be killed,” said forensic psychiatrist Michael Welner on “Good Morning America.” Some tragedies are natural disasters or accidents such as …

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Movie review: The Place Beyond the Pines

The Place Beyond the Pines  crosses lines successfully Walking out of The Place Beyond the Pines, you’ll feel like you’ve just watched three movies back to back. And in essence, you have. You’ve just seen a seedy crime thriller, an equally seedy look at police corruption and an examination of …

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Being respectful in chapel

Respecting the message: The Talon staff encourages you to stop complaining and criticizing and start listening “Did you see what she was wearing?” “Dude, I counted and he said like 48 times during his presentation.” “Her voice was so annoying, I couldn’t even sleep.” “He can’t relate to anyone… why …

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Question your consumption

Potential health risks result from eating recently popularized “healthy foods” Daily, new foods are made and placed on the shelf. As a calling these foods promise health, experience and adventure. On the back of one bag of Cheetos, Frito-Lay promises “made with all natural oil” and claims “we grow the …

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Movie review: Evil Dead

Squeamish need not apply First time director reimagines cult classic with copious gore Do blood and gore make you squeamish? Do you like your movies to have some semblance of “good taste”? Stop reading this review. You don’t want to see this movie. Evil Dead is the goriest, dismember-iest,eye stab-iest, …

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The Academy Awards

A night at the Oscars In a ceremony known as the biggest night in Hollywood, where an abundance of famous faces crowd the red carpet energized and fingers crossed for their name to be announced as one of the award winners, the Oscars not only symbolize great achievement in filmmaking …

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Searching for a different song

Increasingly raunchy music is desensitizing our generation; it’s time to find alternatives “I can be your hero, baby. I can kiss away the pain. I will stand by you forever. You can take my breath away.” Most teenagers our age have heard this song “Hero” when it was released in …

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Spotlighting the cult of relationship abuse

“I was worn out, broken: He had taken almost everything. But he’d been all I’d had, all this time. And when the police led him away, I pulled out of the hands of all these loved one, sobbing, screaming, everything hurting, to try and make him stay.” Dreamland by Sarah …

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