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I’m a Veteran Black Friday Shopper and I Will Not Be Shopping on Thanksgiving

Every year in the early hours of the morning on the day after Thanksgiving, my mother and I eagerly get dressed and gather the paper store fliers before we head out to go shopping – long before the sun will rise. Yes, we are those crazy lunatics who go Black Friday shopping in the middle of the night. My mother and I have been going Black Friday shopping for close to 10 … [Read More...]

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Meet Singer-Songwriter Andrew Tufano

On a recent visit to 49 West Coffeehouse, Wine Bar, & Galllery in Annapolis, Maryland, I discovered what I believe to be the next big singer and songwriter. I … [Read More...]

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Why Troll 2 Needs to be on Your Halloween Movie Agenda

Let's assume, for just an instant, that you are unaware of the greatness that is Troll 2, a movie so bad that it has its own documentary about how bad it is. You … [Read More...]

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I Got Netflix Last Month and It Is Ruining My Life

Hello, my name is Ali and I’m addicted to Netflix. I know, I know. I’m a late arrival to the Netflix Addicts club, but I’ve only started streaming since September 6, 2014. The Beginning I never saw the point of getting Netflix before last month because I have enough visual media to last me through […]

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10 Things I Miss About Staying Up Past 10 P.M.

When you have to get up early to be at work by 9 a.m., staying up past 10 p.m. is not usually a good idea if you want to be well rested. I know this struggle well. I wake up at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday, so unfortunately I know longer get to experience life after […]

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7 Questions with Lo-fi Lovers BRONCHO

If you are still trying to hold onto the last bits of summer, I have found the perfect band for you. Indie pop-punk group Broncho’s lo-fi sound will get you dancing like it is Fourth of July and evoke memories of summers past (read: making out with your high school sweetheart at the community pool). […]

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This Is What Happens At A Demi Lovato Concert

So I went to a Demi Lovato concert last week. She is currently on her first world tour in support of her 2013 self-titled fourth studio album “Demi.” I wasn’t sure what to expect when I attended the opening night of the tour on Sept. 9 in Baltimore. Sure, I’ve listened to her heart-wrenching song “Skyscraper” […]

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5 Historical Movies You Need To Watch Tonight

Are you getting into a movie slump? Maybe you’re just not down for another night of bro-comedies or superhero movies or Nicholas Sparks flicks about people embracing in the rain. Maybe you need to freshen up your movie night by going back in time. Perhaps it is time to try something new. Here are a […]

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Take The Time To Thank Your Significant Other

When I first started dating my now boyfriend, I thought I didn’t like him. Our second date was particularly troublesome. First, we had planned to go apple picking, but then we found out it was out of season. So instead we decided to go miniature golfing. While we were playing, I wasn’t that interested in him. I tried […]

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Four Days at the 2014 Firefly Music Festival

I’m standing in line waiting to buy a sweatshirt on the last night of the 2014 Firefly Music Festival when all of a sudden I start having an asthma attack. The grounds of the festival that I have been living in for the past four days have continuously produced enough dust to make the Dirty […]

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Rock Out This Fall With These Upcoming Albums

The year is only half over, and we have already had some amazing album releases from Iggy Azalea to Pharrell. If 2014 started out with a bang for great music, what does the rest of the year hold in store for us? Mark your calendars for the release of these upcoming albums! Ariana Grande – […]

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Remembering The Late Virgin Mobile FreeFest

Virgin Mobile FreeFest, one of the mid atlantic’s most popular music festivals, died Tuesday, it was five years old. Sponsored by Virgin Mobile,  the wireless communications brand founded by Richard Branson, Virgin Mobile FreeFest evolved out of the former Virgin Mobile Festival, a ticketed two-day festival in Baltimore, Maryland. Virgin Mobile FreeFest was born in […]

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Am I The Only 20 Something That Isn’t Engaged or Pregnant?

Maybe I missed the memo, but it sure seems like everyone over 21 is either married or pregnant. Literally, every time I scroll down my Instagram or Facebook Newsfeed there is another girl posing with a diamond ring or an exposed belly bump. Are we reverting back to the old days when getting married at […]

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Internships Are What You Make Them

Internships can lead us to extraordinary things, but only if we choose to see them as a tool for guiding us to the greatness that we are destined for. In college, it seems like everyone either has an internship, wants one, or is actively trying to get one. They are the things that our professors […]

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Starting The New 9 to 5: How to Get By Without Paying for Every Meal

When you start a new job, it’s inevitable that you will have to start making new friends.  As an adult, I sometimes think its harder to make friends than it used to be as a kid. When kids make friends it’s basically, “What is your favorite color?” And if your favorite color’s match, you are instantly […]

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We’re Only As Sick As Our Secrets. And I’m Not Sick Anymore.

This is not about weight. I could tell you all about the ways I lost 30 pounds, gained 20, lost 10, gained 40, lost 60, and on and on. I could tell you, but what would it matter? It was never about weight or about how I fit in my pants. If it were, there […]

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On Comprising On The ‘Dream Job’

I swore I would never work at another retail store after working at Barnes & Noble for three years. In October 2013, I obtained an internship at Family Circle Magazine and told myself I was done with the retail world. I would fulfill my dream of becoming a magazine writer and never look back. I […]

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Music You Can Jam Too: Let’s Talk About The New Jason Mraz Album

If you are looking for some new music that oozes with positivity, we found it. Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz has always been the kind of pop artist that consistently surprises you with each new album. His angelic voice continues belting out those melodies that we find ourselves humming throughout the day, but each album sounds completely […]

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