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Halloween Guide PDF Print E-mail
Written by Colleen Boltz   

The college student’s favorite holiday is right around the corner. Halloween will soon be here. How are you going to have the most memorable Halloween ever? That’s easy just follow this guide and your Halloween will be filled with good drinks, food, the scariest pumpkin and haunted house frights. Of course, the best costume is up to you!

A Halloween party is not complete unless it is filled with spooky treats and beverages. Take your party to the next level by including these killer recipes. If a Halloween bash is not your scene, go out and get your spook on at any of these local haunted houses. Don’t be scared!

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In Concert: Mutemath at Park West, Chicago PDF Print E-mail
Written by Clare Gajkowski   

Even though hipsters around the world like to classify Mutemath as “indie rock,” the truth is they’re with Warner Brothers Records.  Perhaps the label “neo alternative” would be more fitting – but I digress.  Regardless of how you tag them, Mutemath is a genuinely bold band that can put on an impressive live performance.

On October 5th, they played Park West in Chicago – a venue I had never been to before.  Not only was there a comfortable area to stand near the stage, half of the building had black leather booth seating available under a giant disco ball.  The light show was fitting, but after awhile I had to question whether or not I was indeed epileptic. (Dear Park West: settle down with the strobe lights, please.) After a few local bands, Shiny Toy Guns came on and played an extremely decent set.  With two vocalists (one male, one female) and multiple guitars and keyboards, Shiny Toy Guns’ energetic performance convinced me to buy their CD.  (Best Buy recently put their newest CD on sale for $7.99, so pick it up if you can spare eight bucks.) 

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Road trip nation PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kristin Macdonald & Jeffrey Bloomer, Michigan Daily (U. Michigan)   

(U-WIRE) ANN ARBOR, Mich. - It's hard not to wax poetic on the eternal allure of the open road -- radio up, bucket seats tilted back, black asphalt stretching into the hazy far-off and the window cracked just so for a deafening stream of breeze. And then you hear a backseat whine for a bathroom break and more griping against the radio station and a careless foot digging into the back of your seat, and you realize that it's actually just the road you love and the trip itself you hate.

Most road movies will make sure to have one of those postcard Zen moments. But the majority of them, and certainly the most interesting, focus more on the inevitable conflict of any number of people squashed up against one another for hours at a time. Note: mere quest movies don't count -- thus the omission of such classic travelogues as "The Wizard of Oz" or any of "The Lord of the Rings." The little boys of "Stand by Me" are also excluded for walking along railroad tracks, as are dependable on-the-road Westerns like "The Searchers" for moseying along on horseback. A real road trip movie needs a vehicle.

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The Reality Downfall PDF Print E-mail
Written by Colleen Boltz   

The television is plastered with them. Every year there is a new one set to air. At what point will these shows stop or are these reality shows already losing their luster?

The first reality television show, Candid Camera, aired in 1948. Candid Camera pulled pranks on unsuspecting victims, usually ordinary people. This show is similar to MTV’s Punked that pulls pranks on celebrities. Reality TV really started to grow in the early 1990’s and throughout the past years has grown enormously.

The unpredictability of what one will see while viewing these shows is what pulled in the audience. But that unpredictability has now failed. What once was exciting to watch a group of singers compete for a contract has now turned into what appears as an extravagant stage show with judges that bicker amongst themselves. The survival techniques of humans on deserted islands have turned into racial tribes fighting for superiority. Why has the focus of these reality shows strayed?

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Newt Gingrich: Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract with America PDF Print E-mail
Written by Deboarh Weigel   

Possible future presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich, once again proves himself to be brilliant and insightful. In “Winning the Future”, Gingrich explains difficult concepts in a manner that anyone can understand.  His theories can easily be passed as common sense, and it is definitely one of the most interesting books I have read this year. 

This summer, I had the opportunity to meet Gingrich himself and he perfectly models everyone’s favorite professor.  His lectures were soft-spoken but serious and the entire room hung on every word.  “Winning the Future” has the same tone and attitude and the content is phenomenal. 

Throughout “Winning the Future”, Gingrich explains how we need to defend the war on terror, reform social security, defend “under God” and the “centrality of our Creator in defining America”, balance the Federal budget and what you can do to win the future.  He offers great appendixes at the end that include the First Contract with America and Our Creator in the Capital: A Walking Tour of God in Washington D.C.

 

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Restaurant Review: Bar Louie PDF Print E-mail
Written by Colleen Boltz   

Bar Louie is nestled in downtown Milwaukee on Water Street. The restaurant/bar just opened over a month ago and from a customer’s eye could not get any busier. Bar Louie is a chain restaurant that has over twenty locations in seven states across the United States.

The trendy restaurant and bar dedicates its cuisine to oversized sandwiches but does not limit itself to just that.  There are large sections of pastas, entrees and appetizers. For those bar goers, there is large variety of beers, microbrews, wines, martinis and cocktails.

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Reality TV – 4th Street Forum PDF Print E-mail
Written by The University Standard   
Have you ever wanted to ask someone why there are so many parking tickets given out in the city?  Or why in the UWM district no more than three students can live in a household unless they live with family members?  If so, 4th Street Forum is just the place to get out and be active in your community. It deals with real issues – both political and social – that impact you and the community. It’s a different kind of reality TV.  It's nonpartisan so everyone can join in.

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Concert Review: Tour for the Cure PDF Print E-mail
Written by Clare Gajkowski   

Though you’ve probably heard the single, “The Mix Tape” by Jack’s Mannequin on the radio, you may not be aware of how proactive (no, not the acne treatment Kelly Clarkson and Lindsay Lohan endorse) the lead singer Andrew McMahon is.  A lymphatic leukemia survivor, McMahon founded the Dear Jack Foundation which has been helping to raise money throughout the month of September, which is Leukemia Awareness Month. 

It turns out Andrew’s sister actually donated her bone marrow for him, saving her brother’s life.  McMahon wrote on the Dear Jack Foundation’s website, “Having fought my own battle with Leukemia I feel an intense personal obligation to use whatever resources are at my disposal to raise both money and awareness for the countless young people who are being diagnosed with similar blood diseases.” 

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Death of a President PDF Print E-mail
Written by Colleen Boltz   

The Toronto Film Festival has not seen a film like it. On September 10th, the docudrama, “Death of a President” will make its debut. The film made by a British film company and set to air on the More4 TV channel (British TV) later this year has caused a stir in America, Canada and overseas.

The film’s goal was to focus on the affects of the War on Terror, but the main talk of the movie surrounds the gruesome assassination of President Bush. Ten minutes into this docudrama, Bush is shot by a sniper after making a speech in Chicago in October of 2007. Enclosed by spectators, Bush is only shown a few seconds after being shot. Later in the film, the investigation turns out facts that the suspect is a Syrian born man and the country has to deal with the post-war on terror aftermath.

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Restaurant Review: Cempazuchi Comida Brava PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kelly Schumacher   

When I first moved to Milwaukee, I was constantly looking for new, inventive restaurants to try.Restaurants, which offered fresh entrees unique to the establishment, had excellent service and welcomed their customers openly with a relaxing atmosphere.I was especially interested in finding a restaurant like thisCempazuchi which featured Mexican-style cuisine. After several failed attempts at finding one that was both unique and refreshing, I stumbled upon Cempazuchi.

Cempazuchi is located on the trendy Brady St. strip in Milwaukee. Hard to miss, the brightly painted restaurant offers fresh, traditional Mexican entrees as well as new dishes that set it apart from the usual.

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Making College Better: Know the Right Music PDF Print E-mail
Written by The University Standard   

Dave Matthews, Source: WeeklyDaveSpeak.comFor any new freshman or simply any new student, coming to college is guaranteed to be a time that involves transition. As with anything, the easiest way to minimize the difficulty of this transition is to do it with friends and those who share the same interests that you do.

However, like many incoming college students, most of your core group of friends have gone on to other schools around the country leaving your high school “crew” in shambles. This forces you to fend for yourself and start a fresh chapter in your life.

As frightening as it might be to meet new people, the reality is that a few simple tools can allow social networking on campus to be quite easy. Of the different tactics that one could use to meet people, there is one tactic that is guaranteed to have a positive effect as a conversation-starter.

Last Updated ( Monday, 11 September 2006 )
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