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Friday, December 19, 2014

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The enigma that is 'the lob'

BY MARIAM SHEIKH

What’s next? What about resurrecting “the Rachel,” that has personality. The blob? The cob (crimped bob)? I want the royalties if that last one takes off. I love the concept of the lob; it’s great, it’s change. But, it’s either a bob or it’s not people.

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'Over the Line' showcases saxophone-centric student work

BY KATHLEEN DAVIS

The sixth annual installation concert highlights four student-composed pieces, which will be performed by SMTD students in the galleries of UMMA. Each piece was composed with both the acoustic properties of the saxophone and the artistic venue in mind, to compliment the performance space as well as to offer the audience an interdisciplinary museum experience.

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Natalie Gadbois: Making feminism more inclusive

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BY NATALIE GADBOIS

Thankfully, perhaps because of Twitter and our increasingly global world, or perhaps because of a conscious effort to be more inclusive, other voices are coming to life, adding more and more narratives to the library of pop culture feminism.

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An in-depth look at ComCo's players

BY FRANCESCA KIELB

It didn’t take long to realize that the improv group was improv-ing on me.

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Supporting the 'look good, feel good' mantra

BY CAROLINE FILIPS

So why after taking 45 minutes to get all dressed up and making it to the club do Beyoncé and average college students alike feel as if we can run the world? Because we look like we could.

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Kathleen Davis: Kim Kardashian and the art of the nude

BY KATHLEEN DAVIS

I’m not sure if there will ever be a consensus regarding the artistic credibility of the photos, but I can confirm one thing: Whether she meant to or not, Kim opened up an interesting conversation about nudity in art, and now she has my attention.

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Hip Hop Congress explores all facets of the genre

BY CAROLINE FILIPS

At the intersection of hip hop and social action lies the University’s Hip Hop Congress, a two-fold organization focusing on the sociocultural, political and artistic impacts of hip-hop culture

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Fashion Speaks brings industry alumni to campus

BY KATIE CAMPBELL

On Nov. 18, Rackham Auditorium held the first ever Fashion Speaks panel hosted by campus fashion magazine SHEI and the Michigan Association of Communication Studies (MACS).

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Why you should support student art

BY REBECCA GODWIN

This level of variety and abundance of art events wasn’t a one-time coincidence: every weekend there are just as many, sometimes even more, student art events happening. To not take advantage of as many as possible would just be a waste of amazing resources.

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It could be a problem if you still think museums are boring …

BY GRACE HAMILTON

An appreciation for museums ensures that learning doesn’t stop the second the class period ends, when we graduate college or after we get a job. There is always more to be seen, more histories to be opened up, more piles of rock to stand on.

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