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Kardashians stay in spotlight

Sandra Sepaniak

October 12, 2011

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On occasion, important figures will make regular television appearances in order to promote themselves and their causes. Perhaps that figure is a politician, an actor representing a charitable organization or some other person of ...

‘Game of Thrones’ producer also a novelist

Sandra Sepaniak

October 5, 2011

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Shock value - it's something that people practically crave when they're being entertained, and something that is expected in most of today's television shows.Readers demand the occasional surprise as well, and David Benioff is on ...

Riding on a ‘Wave’ of hardcore

Pat Haynes

October 5, 2011

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In the realm of post-hardcore music, there is a movement currently picking up a lot of steam. "The Wave," as titled by the bands involved, is a grouping of five like-mindedbands who all support each others' music and are constan...

Buckingham mixes music with civil rights

Sandra Sepaniak

October 5, 2011

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Music producer and four-time Grammy winner Steve Buckingham paid a visit to Western on Monday night and discussed how music has changed American society as a whole during the civilrights movement.Speaking to an intimate audie...

Major movies miss Macomb

Kathryn Brostowitz

September 28, 2011

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Despite being such a small town, Macomb offers Western Illinois University students a diverse range of weekend activities. Some students choose to party to unwind, whereas others take a more relaxing route and enjoy a movie at...

Blink-182 returns, (sort of) worth the wait

Pat Haynes

September 28, 2011

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The day is finally here. Eight years in the making. After fights, breakups and horrendous circumstances, Blink-182 has finally buried the hatchet and released their first studio album, titled "Neighborhoods" since 2003's self-t...

Artists on the horizon: Frank Ocean

Dave Comerford

September 28, 2011

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Frank Ocean is one of those artists that you should know about so you sound cool saying that you have already heard of him in three months when your bro-iest friend puts him on while getting ready for the bar. He is the type of ...

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