Monthly Archives: January 2016

How to Make Valentine’s Day Your B*tch

By Leslie Hamilton, Features Writer 

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Whether you are single or in a relationship, Valentine’s Day is yet another gift oriented holiday. It can be stressful or sad depending on your relationship status and partner. For those single ladies and fellas out there, Valentine’s Day is the time to “treat yo self.” This Valentine’s Day, you are obligated to order yourself some takeout (order something that isn’t the cheapest thing on the menu), draw yourself a hot bath, and avoid all social media and couple-y places for the next twenty-four hours – or at least until all of the chocolate becomes fifty percent off. For those few lucky ones that have found themselves a significant other, here is a guide to gift giving this V-day.

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Will Hillary’s Bid for President Come to an Abrupt End?

By Steve Rusakiewicz, News Writer 

As the race for President enters the election year, candidates on all sides are jockeying for party nominations and getting their messages out to the public.  Among them is Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and First Lady.  As the Democratic primary election races began heating up this month, Clinton and rival Bernie Sanders have been engaging in spirited debates on subjects ranging from healthcare to foreign policy to alleviating the burdens of the modern working-class citizen.  The race between Clinton and Sanders currently follows the arc of the famous fable “The Tortoise and the Hare,” with Sanders off to a very slow start in terms of poll numbers, but making steady gains along the way and even taking the lead from Clinton in Vermont, New Hampshire and closing to within the margin of error in Iowa.  Despite these strong showings from Clinton, her campaign may be in serious danger of derailment due to her testimony regarding the nature of information contained on her private email server.

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Engineers Without Borders Travels to Guatemala

By Heather Pribil,

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders traveled to Nahualate, Guatemala to continue its work to aid in providing access to safe drinking water for the community of around 3,000 people. The group was in Guatemala from Saturday, January 16th through Monday, January 18th, and during their time there continued work on implementing their full plan for a water distribution system.

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Due to time restrictions, this trip was focused on meeting with the Nahualate community and company contacts in Guatemala, as well as evaluating the progress of their water distribution system. Those representing the team on this trip were Michael Steingraeber, current Distribution Sub-Team Lead and sophomore in petroleum engineering, and Matthew Baer, the current Team Lead and junior in ceramic engineering.

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Blues Shutout by Crawford, Blackhawks

By Nick Jacquin, Sports Writer 

It was a big day for sports fans of all kinds on Sunday.  While four NFL teams battled for the chance to play in Super Bowl 50, the heated rivalry between two division foes was taking place in the NHL.

The St. Louis Blues traveled to the United Center in Chicago to take on the Blackhawks. St. Louis (28-16-8) was unable to put anything past Chicago goalie, Corey Crawford, who captured his NHL leading seventh shutout of the season.  Meanwhile, the Blackhawks (33-15-4) were able to get back into the winning column after losing their previous two games.

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Manning Beats Brady, Faces Cam in Super Bowl 50

By Tyler Zaring, Sports Writer               

This past Sunday the National Football League started the Championship weekend of the playoffs to find out who will play in the Super Bowl on February 7.

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In the American Football Conference the Denver Broncos played against the New England Patriots. In the National Football Conference the Carolina Panthers faced the Arizona Cardinals. In the Broncos versus Patriots game the league got to see for maybe the last time, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning play against each other. In the Panthers versus Cardinals game two high powered offenses went against each other with quarterbacks Cam Newton and Carson Palmer, two MVP candidates, squaring off.

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Movie Review: The Revenant

By Nate Willis, Entertainment Writer 

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Just one year after winning Oscars for both Best Director and Best Picture, Alejandro Iñárritu continues to push the boundaries of cinema with his latest feature, “The Revenant” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. DiCaprio plays the mythical 1800s fur-trapper Hugh Glass, who was actually mutilated in a bear attack and left for dead by his men. Beyond this fact, Iñárritu takes complete creative control. The acting was nothing short of extraordinary for DiCaprio, whose commitment and drive in this role elevate the film past what is otherwise a simple tale of revenge. Iñárritu also collaborated once more with two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, who is regarded as one of the best in our time.

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Music Review: Daughter

By Spenser Webb, Entertainment Writer 

                  English indie folk band Daughter recently released their second full length studio album entitled “Not to Disappear”. The ten track album is Daughter’s first follow up to their well-received initial release “If You Leave”. “Not to Disappear” is noticeably different than this first release, however Daughter’s signature somber tone and message remains the same. Songs touch on themes of loss, regret, imperfect love, and other melancholy tones.Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 12.58.31 PMPhoto Source:

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