The truth about virtual romance
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The truth about virtual romance

Can we find love online, or is it virtually impossible? If you’ve ever been romantically involved, you probably know what it’s like to get butterflies when someone flirts…

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What have we been listening to this year?
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What have we been listening to this year?

The Arts and Culture Desk (and a bonus!) shares our most impactful albums from this year Liz Jacobson, Arts and Culture Editor: “YHLQMDLG” by Bad Bunny Bad Bunny’s…

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Revisiting “Friends” in 2020
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Revisiting “Friends” in 2020

The iconic, trendsetting ‘90s sitcom is both revered, criticized today  The NBC sitcom “Friends,” which first aired in 1994 and ran for 10 seasons, was a hit from…

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“Normal People” review: It’s not like this with other books
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“Normal People” review: It’s not like this with other books

The universal appeal of “Normal People” is captured both on paper, on screen  What is it that is so fascinating and so engrossing about the 2018 bestseller “Normal…

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:o) Emoticons: a Conversation :o)
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:o) Emoticons: a Conversation :o)

Like the characters, not emojis (@_@;) We are all familiar with emojis, the little pictures that communicate what words just can’t. Emoticons, on the other hand, are an…

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Three ways that “The Hunger Games” is actually a cornucopia of truth
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Three ways that “The Hunger Games” is actually a cornucopia of truth

A dystopian fiction: the mockingjay of reality The “Hunger Games” series gained immense popularity back in the 2010s — so much so that its dystopian fiction has clawed…

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From movies to characters, here’s what Netflix has to offer the LGBT community
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From movies to characters, here’s what Netflix has to offer the LGBT community

Exploring different television shows, movies that feature LGBT characters, storylines Television: “I Am Not Okay With This” Following the hype of “Stranger Things,” Netflix cast the popular Sophia…

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Experimental student musician “Nina Spheres” talks about debut album
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Experimental student musician “Nina Spheres” talks about debut album

Ben Mueller-Leclerc discusses “Spherical” and the recording, editing process Experimental musician Ben Mueller-Leclerc, a fourth-year philosophy major who goes by the alter ego “Nina Spheres,” sat down with…

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“I didn’t want to change my name” — From spending six years in a refugee camp to coming out as a trans woman, how Ko Ser Lu Htoo came into her identity
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“I didn’t want to change my name” — From spending six years in a refugee camp to coming out as a trans woman, how Ko Ser Lu Htoo came into her identity

Former ASUCD senator shares what motivates her, future aspirations “People believe in you.”  Ko Ser Lu Htoo’s father told her this when she was elected to serve as…

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Culture Corner with Josh Madrid
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Culture Corner with Josh Madrid

The Arts Desks’ weekly picks for movies, books, music and television shows Television: “Hollywood” on Netflix Hollywood is a miniseries that fantasizes about the LGBTQ experience the 1950s…

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How meditation calmed my mind and changed my mind
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How meditation calmed my mind and changed my mind

Focus your breath to focus your life “To think we are too stressed to train the mind, is like thinking that our head hurts too much to take…

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How are students adjusting in the pandemic era?
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How are students adjusting in the pandemic era?

Class, social networks during COVID-19 In-person classes and campus buildings have been closed for more than half of Spring Quarter. Some students stayed in Davis while others packed…

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Glee Cast version vs. original song
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Glee Cast version vs. original song

It must be said. Disclaimer: Before you disagree or get upset, I have, like, really incredible taste in music. Also, I took a class called “Intro To World…

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Hollywood’s “Lolita complex” still a problematic issue for young, female stars
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Hollywood’s “Lolita complex” still a problematic issue for young, female stars

Preservation of innocence of child actors while simultaneously hypersexualizing their every move creates vicious cycle Child actress Millie Bobby Brown sparked controversy at the 26th annual Screen Actors…

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Oh no, I’m with them: my quest to befriend a rapper
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Oh no, I’m with them: my quest to befriend a rapper

If I could charm the guys at my local In-N-Out to sneak some free fries in my order, how hard could it be to become extremely close to…

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