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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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Handmade Holidays: Simple do-it-yourself gifts you can create in minutes

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Are you on a budget but want to give your friends well thought out gifts? These ideas are not only charming and heartwarming, but easy to make and super affordable. Hand-decorated ornaments Buying clear plastic ornaments and painting them by hand is the essential homemade craft to give to all of your friends and family.…

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Upcoming events in Austin: How to spend your free time!

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In the upcoming months, Austin will be filled with spirit and celebration for the holidays. Join in on the festivities with friends and family by going to some of these events:   Dia de los Muertos Concert 11/4/17 – Fiesta Gardens The festival will feature artists in the Latin American and Texan music industries. There…

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Book your weekend: Six winter reads

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  It’s the perfect time of year to sit down with a warm, steaming cup of tea and open a book as the cold air fogs up the windows. Here are six suggestions of books set in fall, relating to autumn, or that are just really good.   Warcross By Marie Lu Warcross is a…

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On the pulse: Heart Eyes Magazine and the importance of music journalism

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Everyone has a group chat with their friends. It’s a place to laugh, to send memes, and to share about each others’ lives. But could a group chat really lead to something bigger? Earlier this year, “Heart Eyes” was just a concept buzzing around the back of the teams’ minds, but thanks to a simple…

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Booking it to theaters: What books are being adapted into films this fall

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This fall lots of movie adaptations of novels are popping up, exciting and angering fans all across the nation. If you’ve ever read a book that’s been made into a movie, you know if you were happy with the adaption or if you had other ideas about how the words should have been portrayed. Look…

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2017 ACL Playlist: Songs to get you pumped for ACL

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2017 ACL Playlist: Songs to get you pumped for ACL ACL is quickly approaching, so grab a pair of sunglasses, a bottle of sunscreen, and some headphones for the new silent disco. In order to be all ready for this year’s round of music, here’s the perfect playlist for ACL 2017. Feel it Still –…

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