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Posts published in April 2013

Mixed emotions about passing on the torch

I am a journalist. Not because I am deeply invested in politics or carry a notepad and pen in my back pocket, but because that has been the lifestyle I’ve lived over the past four years. I began my career at The Scout first semester…

The Music Streaming Throwdown Pt. 2

This week marks the conclusion of the special online music streaming throwdown. Last week we compared Spotify to Rdio, and this week we’ll look at online radio options. For those of you who don’t want to spend the time making your own playlists, Internet radio…

New ice cream shop brings a fresh twist to Main Street cuisine

A recent addition to Main Street is serving a little Mexican spice and has sold out every weekend since its opening. Las Delicias Helados y Paletas, a Mexican ice cream shop, opened its doors for business at 837 W. Main St. March 27. This family-owned…

Might as well cancel the NBA Playoffs

I can honestly say I watched no more than a handful of NBA games all season and that might be a stretch. The regular season is 82 games of boredom, no defense and generally unwatchable basketball. Any team that’s worth a damn makes the playoffs…

One-on-One: Who will the NBA’s Western Conference?

Oklahoma City Picking who is going to win the Eastern Conference is worthless. Everyone and their mother know the Miami Heat are going to be in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year. But the Western Conference is much more interesting. There are three…

From designing the layout to writing my first and last column

I’ve been behind the scenes at The Scout for the past two years- designing the layout and the advertisements. But when I think about my college experience, the friends and memories I’ve made at The Scout will always be in the forefront of my mind.…

Music is Key to Movies

Audiences applaud movies for many things. The visuals. The acting. The dialogue. But one element that is crucial to the success or failure of a film that is often overlooked is the music. Film scores can make or break a film, given that they’re responsible…

Moratorium makes a difference in student drinking violations

Students across campus reacted loudly to the announcement of the Interfraternity Council (IFC) moratorium on social events Feb. 10.  But since the enforcement of new alcohol policies, no major incidents have caused noise for IFC. “The changes were made for the better,” said Director of…

New Psy single is singing

Korean sensation PSY became an international pop star with “Gangnam Style.” Ever since, audiences have been waiting for a follow-up. Now that his new song “Gentleman,” is out, it’s following its predecessor and already setting records. According to Business Insider, “Gentleman’s” music video garnered more views…

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