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Naomi Menezes

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The xx Deliver a Spectacular Performance in Hollywood

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 8:27 AM

A cemetery might seem like an unusual place for anyone to perform, but Hollywood Forever is not just any cemetery, and on October 13, The xx proved that they are not just any other band.
Romy Madley-Croft (vocals, guitar), Oliver Sim (vocals, bass) and Jamie "xx" Smith (percussion,...

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Choose Your Words Wisely

(2) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 12:59 PM

Maybe it's because I'm an English nerd. Maybe it's because I'm in the process of editing college essays, where literally every word counts. Suddenly, word choice has become a priority for me. The phrase "think before you speak" has new meaning.

Words have a purpose: Each word we say...

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A Call for Action

(4) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 9:17 AM

I can't decide if what happened in Wisconsin was a product of intolerance, ignorance or just a gun control problem. What was clear to me was these are all problems in a recurring theme of senseless violence and hate in America.

My dad probably told me this story...

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Everyone, Stop Body-Bashing

(10) Comments | Posted April 18, 2012 | 9:27 AM

Society's standards are stupid. Let's stop criticizing ourselves and others and learn to accept our healthy selves.

Society has set a lot of standards for women, here's a little quote from Tiny Fey's book, Bossypants...

Every girl is expected to have:

- Caucasian blue eyes

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Fútbol, America and Other Things

(14) Comments | Posted April 10, 2012 | 9:05 AM

Here's a list of the most popular sports in the world (obtained from Go figure):

1. Soccer (Fútbol!)
2. Cricket
3. Field hockey

And here is a list of the post popular sports in America:

1. Football (our version)
2. Baseball

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Desegregation in Sports

(1) Comments | Posted January 20, 2012 | 8:42 AM

Earlier this week, we reflected on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. This iconic figure is, was, and is still a figurehead of civil rights around the globe. Dr. King taught us how to make change in a nonviolent, peaceful way; how to break barriers without hurting one another....

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Helpless Student Attacked on Camera

(5) Comments | Posted January 17, 2012 | 8:29 AM

This past weekend a disturbing YouTube video circulated around the Internet. It shows a young, defenseless Asian man being assaulted by seven teens in a painful two and a half minute clip. The victim is seen being repeatedly punched and kicked, witch racial epithets being yelled to him...

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Dear Penn State: What Are You Teaching Us?

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2011 | 8:26 AM

For the past week, Pennsylvania State University has been in a state of chaos. The students of Penn State have taken to the street, protesting the firing of beloved football coach, Joe Paterno. Paterno was fired for coving up a sexual abuse scandal involving one of his assistant coaches, Jerry...

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3 Things I Wish I Knew as a High School Freshman

(3) Comments | Posted October 13, 2011 | 10:07 AM

Congratulations, you have finally started the journey that is high school. Here is a secret: it is not like they make it out to be on TV, but you probably knew that. Since we have all have been thoroughly misinformed by watching certain children's networks (which will remain nameless), I...

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