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Katrina Ornelas, senior English major shares, what she does to take a break from studying. Photo credit: Romeo Espinal

How to breathe as finals approach

Carly Plemons // May 8, 2016

Watch the video at the end of this article to watch student responses.When studying and responsibilities become so overwhelming to the point you feel like your brain is fried, it’s time for a distraction....

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Study Break: ‘Mortdecai’ review

Daena Marissa Iqbal Hakim // January 28, 2015

Johnny Depp's latest performance disappoints in director David Koepp's brainless comedy “Mortdecai."The film, which stars Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany and Olivia Munn, opened...

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Study Break: In This Moment’s ‘Black Widow’ album review

Jake Hutchison // November 24, 2014

In recent years, Maria Brink has clawed her way to the top of the mainstream rock charts using her fearless persona, deep vampiric voice and notably dark lyrics. And sure enough, she continues this crusade...

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Study Break: Calvin Harris’ ‘Motion’ album review

Trevor Whitney // November 8, 2014

The fact that Calvin Harris even makes albums is perplexing. According to England's Official Charts Company, the Scottish DJ has the most top 10 hits ever from his "18 Months" album, with nine. Even if...

Hunter Hayes released his latest album Storyline, showcasing his country croon and knack for penning catchy and empowering country hits. Photograph by CraigShipp.com via Wikimedia Commons.

Study Break: Hunter Hayes ‘Storyline’ Album Review

Ashiah Scharaga // May 8, 2014

Hunter Hayes, 22-year-old Nashville-based country singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, released his second full-length album "Storyline" May 6. The album is sprinkled with tracks like the light...

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Andrew Garfield and Jamie Foxx star in the new Spider-Man film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Study Break: Spider-Man 2 Movie Review

Michael Quiring // May 3, 2014

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2," directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane Dehaan and Jamie Foxx, opened in theaters Friday.The sequel to "The Amazing Spider-Man" series picks up...

Hello Biplane, an acoustic duo featuring Braden Young and Spencer Goertz-Giffen, perform at their midwest release show. Photo Credit: Pete Romano.

Study Break: Hello Biplane ‘Line’ Album Review

Michael Quiring // April 25, 2014

Hello Biplane, an acoustic duo made up of artists Spencer Goertz-Giffen and Braden Young, recently released their seventh album titled "Line."The band was formed in Lawrence, Kan., but is now part of the...

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Study Break: ‘Transcendence’ review

David Kahn // April 21, 2014

"Transcendence," directed by Wally Pfister and starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany and Morgan Freeman, opened in theaters on Friday. When noted artificial intelligence researcher Dr. Will...

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Study Break: “Game of Thrones” season four premiere does not disappoint.

Zachary Phillips // April 8, 2014

After much anticipation, season four of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones” finally premiered on Sunday.Fans of the show were likely pleased with the premiere, as it stuck to all of the usual...

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HAPPY MAN Pharrell Williams released soul-infused pop album GIRL March 3.

Study Break: Pharrell Williams “GIRL” Album Review

Nicole Santos // March 7, 2014

Singer, producer and multi-track instrumentalist Pharrell Williams released his second full-length album “GIRL” March 3.There is not much happening lyrically in the album; Williams barely scratches...

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