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The Science Guy is Back

Remember when your teacher rolled a 15-inch TV into the room back in elementary school, and you knew sh*t was about to go down? PBS specials about U.S. History, episodes of “The Magic School Bus” and movies during the holidays were always a refreshing break…

A (S)Pike in popularity

Bradley Pikes: Remember the movie “Neighbors”? You know, the one where Seth Rogen plays a fraternity-hating neighbor. Well, as of this week, the comedian is now your fraternity brother. Rogen joined the Lambda Delta chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha at the University of Vermont last…

Pepsi Co. fizzles out in new ad

Late last week, Pepsi Co. released a new ad starring Kendall Jenner. If you haven’t seen the ad, let’s just say it was a bit … controversial. The commercial highlights protests and social injustices (many of which people are experiencing around the world). Jenner is…

Giving Chicago kids a Chance

Chance the Rapper has been in the news quite a bit recently, especially following his impressive Grammy win in February. It doesn’t look like he’ll be slowing down anytime soon, either. Last Friday, about a month after donating $1 million to the Chicago Public Schools…

Be afraid, but do it anyway

I’m about to graduate from college. Sh*t. Don’t get me wrong, I’m stoked. I’m finally finishing the 22-year-long tutorial in the game of life; I can play the rest of the game now and go after those unique weapons and artifacts. Well, I guess not…

Right to repair? Apple says, “Nah, bruh”

Just broke your phone? That sucks. The spider web crack on your screen looks pretty sick, though. If you want to get it fixed, you could take it to a third-party tech shop (much cheaper than the the Apple store). However, Apple is currently challenging…

Spring Bonkers

As college students, we all know spring break can get pretty crazy. Take a look at some of the craziest mishaps of spring break 2k17.   Doing the “shark shotgun” If you haven’t seen the viral (and controversial) Instagram video, I’ll inform you: a group…

This week in celebrity news

Chance the Rapper, Derrick Rose donate to Chicago Public Schools After last week’s disappointing meeting with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner about the state of the Chicago Public School (CPS) budget, Chance the Rapper donated $1 million to the CPS system. Growing up attending Chicago Public…

“Get Out” explores racism on the silver screen

I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to see a thriller at the movies before going to see “Get Out.” Jordan Peele of the popular Comedy Central “Key & Peele” TV show made his directorial debut with “Get Out,” a movie that explores some…

Safety Cruisin’

Other than my job here at The Scout, I work as a Safety Cruiser driver a few days a week. The Cruiser has been providing students and faculty with transport around campus since 2013. Plenty of people use the service each day, and it helps…

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