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Chandler’s Fall Music Review

Chandler Brennan, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2013

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Change Machine- American Pinup American Pinup is an Indie/Punk band from Westchester, New York that combines multiple genres to carve out a unique niche in the Indie scene. Going into the album I was expecting something much more influenced by the Psychobilly genre, that is to say, tacky. This genre is characterized by swing music and traditional rock and roll influences and bad movie monster references. It started off kind of slow but then the tempo picked up and it was off to a rocking start. It was pleasantly more Punk Rock-esque than I was expecting and it was executed incredibly well. The fast moving rhythms that...

Vine vs. Instagram: I Heard it Through the Grapevine

Vine vs. Instagram: I Heard it Through the Grapevine

October 21, 2013

The newest rival to Instagram, Vine, took off in 2013 and is quickly catching up to all other popular social media. Vines are short six second videos of everything from dogs to fashion; however, the most popular Vines are the funny ones. One reason for Vine’s popularity is that it allows you to make frequent updates of videos as opposed to Instagram, which is better known for just having pictures,...

Shakespeare and Co. Delights Dunbar Students

Sidney Sallengs, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2013

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If you are ever visiting downtown Lexington and looking for a fun place to eat, Shakespeare and Co. is a great place to go. Located on the corner of West Short Street and Broadway, it is known for its mix between a café and coffee house. It features European style food and Victorian decorations with a Middle Eastern flair. The Shakespeare and Co. restaurant chain was founded in Dubai in 2001 and was introduced to the U.S. for the first time last fall in downtown Lexington. Its menu has something for everyone and can be tweaked so that people with specialized diets can enjoy a meal as well. The prices range from $10-$30...

Who’s New in Doctor Who

Sidney Sallengs, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2013

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Many Doctor Who followers are still in an uproar after the announcement that actor Peter Capaldi will be taking the place of current Doctor Matt Smith on the popular BBC show later this year. For those who don’t know, Doctor Who is about a time-traveling alien who voyages space in his blue police box called the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space) saving planets from aliens. The Doctor is often accompanied by humans typically from London, England, who are called “companions.” Fans, also called “Whovians,” are known for being opinionated and supporting their favorite Doctors and companions. The show...

Conscious Consumerism

Julie Graf, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2013

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What special cause will you have in mind as you shop today? Will it be donating glasses to those who cannot afford treatment for vision problems? Helping those recovering from a natural disaster? Giving shoes to the shoe-less? Supporting victims of abuse and neglect? There are many good causes out there to support, and therefore, many organizations sell products to help. Conscious consumerism is the practice of buying products from companies committed to promoting a good cause. Today, it is easier than ever to join this movement by buying products in the stores and online. Shoes, chocolate, cell-phone chargers, coffee...

Lexington Tattoo Project

Adam Falluji, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2013

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Lexington, Kentucky, is a proud place to call home, and its citizens are always looking for new ways to express their love for their city. Transylvania University’s Professor of Art, Kurt Gohde, and the Associate Professor of English, Kremena Todorova, asked local Affrilachia poetess Bianca Spriggs to write a poem about Lexington. Frequently collaborating on large artistic projects, they divided the poem into 250 phrases after it was completed. Then, they came up with a design for each phrase, and called out to the Lexington community on Facebook, asking for volunteers to have one of the designs tattooed on their...