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New Music Tuesday: Checking out Chicago

Celia Skaggs, Blogger

November 12, 2012

Filed under Blogs, Current Blogs, Wildcat Tracks

Now that midterms are over (at least for me) and the quarter is winding down, I’ve found it’s the perfect time of year to scout out some new music. Whether it’s for a holiday road trip playlist or a pre-finals jam session,...

reALIty Around the World: ‘Beauty and the Geek Australia’

Allison Lasher, Blogger

November 7, 2012

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Remember "Beauty and the Geek," the show that paired intelligence-lacking gorgeous women with socially awkward geniuses to compete for prize money and a chance at bettering themselves? Basically it was a cute show that jumped the shark when it put a male beauty and femal...

Mapping out Northwestern with music

Celia Skaggs, Blogger

November 5, 2012

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I’ve always been one of those people who associates music with specific events or places in my life. For example, listening to Kanye West reminds me of driving to summer field hockey practices in high school. Florence + The M...

Why the ‘Top Model’ makeover makes me ‘smize’

Allison Lasher, Blogger

October 30, 2012

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"America's Next Top Model" is the cockroach of reality television — it just won't die. I don't know who's watching it and how it has continued on for so long. I used to watch "ANTM" for the first few seasons and continued watching...

Thanks for the memories

Celia Skaggs, Blogger

October 29, 2012

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A few weeks ago, I discussed notable Northwestern alumni who have gone on to succeed in the music business. NU is obviously jam-packed with talent, but Chicago’s North Shore also has its own crop of successful stars. It just...

Bad Showmance: Reality TV’s most surprising couples

Allison Lasher, Blogger

October 24, 2012

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If Jef Holm and Emily Maynard didn't make it, is there any hope for reality TV love? Maybe the answer lies in unconventional methods. Dating shows with nontraditional formats could be crazy enough to work. Or maybe couples stand...

Music to cure your midterm madness

Celia Skaggs, Blogger

October 22, 2012

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Despite the unusually warm temperatures and beautiful fall colors covering campus, I have to admit it’s that time of the year again. The dreaded midterm season is upon us, and I personally couldn’t be more excited for it to...

A Smoker, a Lunatic and a Beauty Queen: ‘Survivor Philippines’ mid-season check-in

Allison Lasher, Blogger

October 19, 2012

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I believe there are two types of people in the world: people who love "Survivor" and people who have never seen it. In the 12 years the show’s been on the air, I have never missed a season. I dressed up as a castaway for Halloween,...

The reALItys: Top 3 reality TV show hosts

Allison Lasher, Columnist

October 17, 2012

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The host announcement for the Golden Globes has got me in the award show spirit. In honor of the occasion, I give you the first installment of The reALIty Awards. Which reality show hosts made the cut and who got overlooked? ...

Making the Most of It: Cooking in bulk

Katy Vogt, Columnist

October 16, 2012

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Cooking for one can be tough. How do you reduce a recipe intended to serve eight down to a single portion? Can you actually measure one-eighth of one-half of a teaspoon of cumin? Is it even possible to buy a single chicken breast...