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Brandon Allen

A journalism (news-ed) major at USM. I play tons of video games and also listen to a lot of music. Political and economic subjects also interest me quite a bit!
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Conquer Stressful College Anxiety

You are up at 10 p.m. at your desk, poring over hastily scrawled notes from a lecture you were admittedly not quite paying attention...

‘Xenoverse’ Heavy on Nostalgia, Lacks Substance

“Dragon Ball Z” and its predecessor, “Dragon Ball,” are quite prosperous properties in their home country of Japan. From 1984 onward, Japanese audiences have...

‘Sunless Sea’ Unique in Concept, Flawed in Execution

“The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.” This Joseph Conrad quote greets me before...

Manson Surprises in New Album Release

Marilyn Manson has long been a rather controversial figure within the rock music world, but in the past decade-and-a-half or so, his popularity has...

Opportunity for Education Equality in Obama College Plan

Last week, President Barack Obama announced a new federal plan to ensure two tuition-free years for potential students at any community college in the...

Researchers break ground in drug detection

A British researcher recently collaborated in a research effort with The University of Southern Mississippi to develop an effective way to detect designer drugs. According...

Shaky experimentation in ‘Sonic Highways’

Courtesy Photo Dave Grohl has long been known as a fantastically skilled and prolific musician since his big break with Nirvana’s second album “Nevermind” 24...

‘Freedom Wars’ enjoyable, but not perfect

Imagine being forced to work off a criminal sentence of 1 million years. It seems like an especially exorbitant number already. Now, imagine that...

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Too much too late: Chappelle is our own creation

To truly comprehend Dave Chappelle’s new stand-up, ironically entitled “Sticks and Stones,” there’s a fundamental conversation that must take place. It seems that we’ve entered an age where free speech and art are treading the thin lines they’re drawn on, which is becoming a large problem.

Hattiestyle: Wardrobe Essentials

In the South, there are not seasons so much as varying degrees of heat. The seasons and changing styles of New York Fashion Week do not exist below the Mason-Dixon line. Besides chevron print, oversized t-shirts and Nike shorts, what else can be considered “wardrobe essentials” in the Bible Belt?
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