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    Gearing Up for Anime Central 2019

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    Anime Central, otherwise known as Acen, is the largest anime, manga and Japanese culture convention held in Rosemont, Illinois, each year, and will return to the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center from May 17 to May 19, 2019. The convention prepares to bring in hundreds of thousands of fans and entertainers from not only across […]

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    The Problem with “Stan” Twitter

    If you have any online presence, more specifically, if you are a Twitter user, you are likely to be familiar with the subcommunity of “Stan” Twitter. “Stans” or users that categorize themselves in this cult-like subculture often run fan accounts for specific franchises of entertainment. Popular “stan” groups include Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, Korean Pop […]

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    We Need to Talk About the Academy Awards…

    Despite the usual controversy and problematic noise around any awards show, there’s something peculiar about The Oscars, or the Academy Awards, this year. The show, still scheduled for Sunday, February 24, still lacks a host and lacks substance. Comedian Kevin Hart withdrew from the position of the host after his homophobic comments had surfaced and […]

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    A Look Back at Anime Central 2018

    Proudly stated as one of the largest anime, manga and Japanese culture conventions in the Midwest, Anime Central or ACEN had reached an impressive number of attendees in 2018, reaching  91,609 cosplayers and congers alike. With a number of attractions, activities, and live events, the convention is known for bringing in an outstanding crowd. Much […]

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    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) REVIEW

    Sure, we’ve seen multiple Spider-Men come and go over the past decade or so. It started off with Tobey Maguire, then it was Andrew Garfield, and now Tom Holland as the teenaged Peter Parker who “didn’t want to go” in Avengers: Infinity War (2018.) But this? Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) introduces a new breed of radioactive […]

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    How to Handle a Long Distance Friendship

    Between college, moving around, and internet relationships, long distance friendships are becoming more and more common. Despite the easy access to communication today’s technology offers us, there are still some challenges that arise with keeping a friendship going when distance interferes. Here are some tips to help keep close with all of your long distance […]

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    Andrea Russett Stands Up For Herself (And The LGBT+ Community) In Response To Homophobic Ex-Best Friend

    Any longtime Youtube fan knows Andrea Russett is a legend. Once known as GETTOxFABxFOREVER, Russett is one of the OG Youtube artists. Indeed, she’s been making videos since 2008, with over millions of views and subscribers. With her social media fame, she was even able to land a gig as a host for WJFX Radio, […]

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    Let’s Talk About Mac Miller

    “Everybody saying I need rehab Cause I’m speedin’ with a blindfold on and won’t be long ‘til they washing me crash, and they don’t wanna see that. They don’t want me to OD and have to talk to my mother Tell her they could have done more to help me. And she’d be crying saying […]

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    Self-Respect

    You seek so much from others Forgetting that what you seek Can be found within yourself­­­­   It’s like asking a wasp for honey When you yourself are a bee   You search for love in others Forgetting that love   Must first come from yourself Because when people leave you   Only your love […]

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    The Realities of Being a Female Athlete

    When Serena Williams wore a full-body catsuit to the French Open earlier this year, fans of the tennis player were pleasantly surprised by her fashion forward outfit. The catsuit, which Williams said was inspired by the movie Black Panther and the fictional country of Wakanda did not impress the French tennis officials however. The French […]

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    ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Has a Feminist Meaning We’ve All Been Missing

    While we’ve all been obsessing over Noah Centineo and the ever dreamy story line of Netflix’s newest teen rom-com, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, there’s one aspect of the movie that viewers have been overlooking: the overtly feminist tone the movie leaves in its wake. The very plot of the movie offers a […]

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