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    College pushes you out of your comfort zone, but you can control where that leads you.

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    In the fight against budding fascist Jair Bolsonaro, the South American country is looking to its long tradition of student protest.

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    The book of poetry is a masterclass in how to evoke emotion by zeroing-in on the quotidian.

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    If you were raised on Cartoon Network and trap rap, your sense of reality is fundamentally unlike any other in human history.

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    The Austin artist discusses his ‘candy minimalist’ style and its addictive popularity.

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    How to keep in touch with your loved ones and enjoy being away from home.

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    Cannabidiol is all the rage, but not everyone can afford it.

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    After four years of waiting, fans now have four new songs.

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    There’s nothing wrong with being a teacher’s pet.

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    Sure, Kanye’s politics are a mess. But his products aren’t.

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    Online shopping will never live up to the overwhelming ecstasy of the Toys R Us experience.

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    Director Lee Chang-dong takes the familiarity of jealousy to unsettling new heights.

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    Is driving drunk okay if it’s for educational purposes? Fans are split.

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    The small New York production company has upended a number of entertainment industry shibboleths.

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    If the teasers are any indication, making sense is not their top priority.

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    To spread awareness about species extinction, the group once released a vinyl designed to break after a number of plays.

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    If you’re looking for a serious self-love trip, this is the book for you.

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    November is a time of transition: into fall, into daylight savings, into the holiday season. Be ready.

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    In a brilliant new style, ‘Patriot Act’ blends talk show information with standup entertainment.

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    Rockstar Games could focus on the game because they’ve tabled the development of another popular, albeit more controversial series.

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    It’s time to think about your body in a more positive light.

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    And a few honorable mentions, or sharkitos.

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    From the simple villainy of the original Joker to the cerebral sadism of Heath Ledger, the villain has always been a reflection of his audience.

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    Dan Lapidus and Scott Schneiderman, both Pitt students, discuss how the Jewish community has responded to the attack.

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    Despite the surge in interest from young voters, a majority-Democrat Senate is still a long shot.

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    Sustainability guru Manuela Baron wants to make living well less intimidating.

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    A trio of Canadian-born Chinese YouTubers has helped illuminate the second-generation experience the best way they know how: comedy.

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    New York University student Sophie Sandberg is chalking back to cat callers.

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    Twenty-year-old vlogger Kelly Vuong is a thrift shopper’s dream.

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    MCAD student Karla Mellett documents the way climate shapes community.

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    In light of Ibi Zoboi’s new novel, here are the four best retellings — with a twist! — of ‘Pride and Prejudice.’

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    If you were raised on Cartoon Network and trap rap, your sense of reality is fundamentally unlike any other in human history.

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    Can turning classic literature into Instagram Stories actually get more young people to read them?

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    Combining tenets of female empowerment and pagan mysticism, witchcraft is on the rise in modern America.

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    Mayer is teasing fans on Instagram as he prepares to drop a new project.

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    Even if the violence in question is hypothetical, the experiences of the participating students are not.

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    She might be a novelty, but she’s taking jobs from people who aren’t.

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    You know what they say about all good things …

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    The rapper’s untimely death has only given his music a renewed sense of poignancy.

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    More than ever, celebrities across the entertainment industry are getting political. Should they?

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    Twitter posts don’t make you a political activist.

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    The past you, present you and future you will love Kaye’s imaginative poetry.

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    Male behavior is, after all, the cause of the #MeToo movement.

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    Tucker’s gender confirmation has shifted the duo’s sound, giving the twosome entirely new vocal options.

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    If people just aren’t really your thing, don’t worry — you’re not alone.

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    Get ready for new ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Narcos,’ Trevor Noah and many, many more holiday movies.

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    Some of the most popular video makers are switching platforms.

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    Maybe ‘Wreck it Ralph’ isn’t as original as we thought.

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    Civic Engagement Fellow Alyssa Pacheco drops a few tips on the best ways to get your peers to the polls.

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    In the past two years, Handler has moved from being an uncensored comedian to a voice for intersectional feminism.

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    Students are one of the easiest groups to take advantage of, and university systems have turned doing so into a science.

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    The conversations we’ve needed to have for decades are finally taking place.

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    Done well, they can vastly improve the gaming experience, so why aren’t companion apps everywhere?

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    Stuck on campus with an itch to game? Whip out one of these mobile apps.

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    In fact, the true focus of the movie came as a surprise to many.

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    Ghosts are great for spooky season, but no one wants them in their love life.

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    Dear Abby, it’s not 1956 anymore.

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    Camila Cabello has already made it to superstardom. Now, it’s Normani’s turn.

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    Democracy shouldn’t depend on judges taking their vitamins.

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    Are you more of a plotter or a pantser?

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    Warren’s DNA test results proved she just doesn’t get it.

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    Here’s how they’ve kept their relationship going for 11 years and counting.

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    There’s more to the flyover states than just corn.

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    Last year’s jokesters are this year’s Oscar contenders.

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    With her vibrant pop art and unapologetic politics, Longshore has drawn comparisons to the late Andy Warhol.

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    The film captures the horror of substance abuse through the intimacy of father-son relationship.

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    Democrats across Texas are hoping so, but their hope might not be enough.

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    These canonical texts are the basis of nearly every film curriculum.

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    Reading this article doesn’t count as procrastination, by the way.

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    If financial aid really isn’t working for you, give these websites a try.

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    To the disgust of fans, the singer’s father is pushing the tour ahead.

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    Tiger Woods dominated golf for a decade by incorporating strength training. Gamers would do well to take note.

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    You wouldn’t gamble with brujería at this time of the year, would you?

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    Please stop listening to ‘Astroworld.’

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    In celebration of her album releasing on Nov. 2, we look back on Streisand’s life and stellar performance career.

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    Now you can learn the things you need to know that you didn’t know you needed to know.

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    Time to get spooky and rich.

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    It’s a message: stand up for what you believe in, regardless of the consequences.

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    Here are the four best stories from the animated YouTube series.

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    The Bronx native is making reading cool again.