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Superior snacks: Looking into what students eat during class

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Students eat a lot during class. Eating can help pass some time or help you focus better. It is proven that blueberries, vegetables, and nuts can help improve concentration. For students, it’s common to snack in class just to get through the period, especially one of their least favorite classes. Snacking can range from just…

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Free SXSW: How to enjoy SXSW without spending money

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If you are looking for something to do with friends over spring break, then try checking out South by Southwest (SXSW), a city-wide festival for art, music, movies, and more. Even if you don’t have a badge for SXSW, there are many ways for you to still participate and make use of this week long…

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An ode to Ivory: Call Me By Your Name’s screenwriter has seen successes before

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James Ivory at the Independent Film Project’s Gotham Awards accepting the best feature award for Call Me by Your Name. Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File. Courtesy Call Me By Your Name (2017) has received tremendous acclaim for the directing of Luca Guadagnino, the breakout performance of lead actor Timothée Chalamet, and original songs by Sufjan…

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Fresh films: Reviews for award nominated movies

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THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI: Gus Flores-Rascon, Beyond Our Walls Editor Writer and director of In Burgess and Seven Psychopaths brings another dark comedy to viewers, this time with the added dramatic intensity of leading actress Frances McDormand. In a small town, grieving mother Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) demands justice for her teenage daughter who…

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Keep Austin Free: Things to do around Austin for no cost

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Looking for things to spend your time doing in Austin? Well, here are 12 free activities you can do with family, friends and pets all around the capital city of Texas. 1)Take your pets to the Barton Springs dog park and you too can go for a dip! With a waterfall and beautiful view, it’s…

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Lights, camera, color: Capturing student makeup looks

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For the month of February, the Polaris Press is producing weekly content approaching the idea of beauty from varying angles. This week, we bring you a photo gallery featuring fellow classmates in images that explore color and makeup. Click on the gallery to get started!

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Sweet Beginnings: New candy store opens for Toy Joy’s 30th anniversary

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  If you’re a fan of the long-running toy store Toy Joy, then you might be excited to hear of a new candy and vegan ice cream shop called Yummi Joy. While celebrating its 30th year anniversary, Toy Joy teamed up with Cafe Ruckus (a coffee shop that formerly was located where Yummi Joy is)…

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Let’s Taco-’bout It: Tex-mex chain has underwhelming unveiling

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Customers wait in line to order an early-morning breakfast taco. The blue and yellow theme of the menu resonates throughout the entire restaurant.    A 1960’s spin on traditional Mexican architecture welcomes customers into the newest restaurant by Patrick Terry and his wife, Kathy Terry (owners of P. Terry’s Burger Stand), Taco Ranch. Offering a range…

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It’s the end of the world as we know it: New Netflix original series review

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Based off of the short film and graphic novel of the same name, The End of the F***ing  World, a new Netflix original series, tells the story of two British teens: Alyssa and James. James believes he is a psychopath, however, the only way he can know for sure is if he murders someone. This…

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Money Hungry Changes: How Youtube prioritizes revenue over consumers

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In the generation of internet fame, it’s important to trace back the roots of our social media platforms and how they started. A popular video website, Youtube, has been getting a lot of attention over the year for its stars, policies, and how quickly it’s changed from being user first to income first. Youtube has…

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Music in the metropolis: Upcoming concerts taking place in Austin

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BROCKHAMPTON- This band is a mix of rap and classic boy band songs. Their music is happy at times and mellow at others. A typical BROCKHAMPTON song is a well-rounded upbeat rap song. BROCKHAMPTON has four albums out, all of which are on Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora. The first one is All American Trash,…

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Take a steaming sip: Your guide to the taste, color, and flavors of coffee

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Walk into a coffee shop. You hear the shouts of baristas, the whirling of a distant blender, the sound of espresso being made. Look at the walls. Dozens of coffee bags line the interiors, all with different descriptions. Columbian, Blonde, Fair-Trade, Italian Roast. Even when buying coffee at the store, all of these phrases jump…

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