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Watch Our Snapchat Story from UMD Homecoming Juke Joint 2015

Homecoming 2015 has come to an end but that doesn’t mean you can’t re-live some memories.

Here is a look at @pulsefeedz Snapchat story and Twitter video coverage of the 2015 Homecoming Juke Joint at the University of Maryland. Follow us on Snapchat and Twitter @pulsefeedz!!

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Follow us on Snapchat and Twitter @pulsefeedz!!

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HTGAWM Recap: I Want You to Die

by MIYA TREADWELL

I.CAN’T.TAKE.THIS. The latest episode of How to Get Away With Murder was filled with one BIG shocker and I’m still trying to let it register. The finish line is in sight and I can’t wait to see how it all ends.

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Source: Google Images

Episode 7 I Want You to Die started out slow but built in suspense, reaching an ultimate showdown between Annalise and Bonnie. Bonnie is no longer Annalise’s puppy dog.

But let’s start from the beginning. Annalise and the squad have found the missing baby in the Hapstall case. A loner, computer gamer named Phillip but what they don’t know is Phillip has been watching them this whole time.

To complicate things further, Oliver decides he wants to join team Keating, against Connor’s intense objections. In his attempt to make a good impression, Oliver sets up a date with Phillip. Annalise pulls the plug but its too late and Phillip ends up cornering Oliver in his apartment. At this point, I’m screaming like a maniac because Oliver is the only decent person on this show and I’m going to be really upset if something happens to him.

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Source: Google Images

Speaking of which, Eve was also suiting up for team Keating. It seems like Prosecutor Sinclair will NOT let go of her vendetta against Annalise and again goes after Nate. This time she attempting to prove he killed his wife, Nina. Annalise tries to tell Prosecutor Sinclair that she ain’t bout this life but of course she tries to play hard. Eve, who might, might be as slick as Annalise in the courtroom, gets the charges dismissed against Nate for the second time. Annalise 2, Prosecutor Sinclair 1.

She gets one point for spilling the beans about what happen at Asher’s lake house, causing a huge rift between him and Bonnie. In her eyes, Asher is a bystander who should have stood up for Tiffany after she was assault at his house party. As Asher tries to get back in her good graces, he inadvertently let’s slip his knowledge of her painful past and Bonnie sets her sights on Annalise.

But before the blow up between those two, Annalise shares a moment with Eve and delivers the WTF moment of the night. Up until this point we thought Wes’s mother had committed suicide but when Annalise says to Eve “It’s him”, we can only assume that Wes is her son. I’ll pause here to give you a moment…

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Source: Google Images

It all makes sense now. The awkward chemistry they have, why she’s so invested in him, why she wants to protect him.

And before I can absorb that, Bonnie confronts Annalise and is the second person to tell her she is incapable of love. She feels betrayed by her and even though SHE MURDERED REBECCA thinks what Annalise did to clean up her mess is unforgivable.

I don’t know what these people want from Annalise but if I were her I would be on my way to Paris right now.

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Source: Google Images

Rachel Dolezal Makes Primetime Again on Panel Talk Show “The Real”

by MARYAM OUTLAW

Self-proclaimed trans racial figure Rachel Dolezal came to the set of FOX’s newest daytime talk show The Real last week for another opportunity to clear her name and set her story’s record straight.

Dolezal, who made headlines over the summer when sources revealed that the former NAACP Washington chapter president and African American studies professor identifies as a black woman despite her biologically Caucasian descent.

Dolezal previously talked to both CNN and the Today Show about her racial character and history, but her latest public appearance includes “The Real,” which features an ethnically diverse panel of African-American, Latino, Asian and bi-racial women.

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Inspiration V. Imitation: Is Adele’s “Hello” A Record-Breaking Rip-Off?

by MARYAM OUTLAW

Although Adele’s return to music is dominating the charts after her three-year hiatus, some are now drawing comparisons between the celebrated singer-songwriter’s new song “Hello” and 1980’s rock musician Tom Waits’s “Martha.”

Waits’s record from 1973 contain dissimilar chords and style, but lyrically, “Martha” and “Hello” seem to share the same subject matter.

While Adele writes, “Hello, it’s me, I was wondering/ If after all these years you’d like to meet to go over everything/ They say that time’s supposed to heal, yeah/ But I ain’t done much healing,” 42 years ago Waits also wrote about reaching out to an ex-lover over the phone.

“Hello, hello there, is this Martha? This is old Tom Frost/And I am calling long distance, don’t worry ’bout the cost.’/Cause it’s been forty years or more, now Martha please recall/ Meet me out for coffee, where we’ll talk about it all,” he sang.

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UMD’s 2015 Homecoming Juke Joint, A Night to Remember (PICTURES AND VIDEO)

By Lauryn Froneberger and Mya Green

For the past few weeks, some University of Maryland students have complained about the lack of social engagement on campus.

However, organizers of the Juke Joint Performance Showcase sought to change their minds. Students from every year, major, city, country (and continent) filled the Adele H. Stamp Grand Ballroom to show their pride in the greater Black community and enjoy the performances from fellow Terps.

In case you missed Tuesday night’s Juke Joint, check it out in the video playlist and pictures below.

HTGAWM Recap: Two Birds, One Millstone

by MIYA TREADWELL

Hold up…wait a minute! Did that really just happen? was all I could think while watching episode six of How to Get Away with Murder. We’re officially in the final stretch of the fall season and two episodes away from knowing who shot Annalise.

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Source: Google Images

But let’s stay on subject, this episode was filled with some definite “What in the world?” moments and my head is still spinning.

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Box Office Update: Is 2015’s Success Streak Officially Over?

by MARYAM OUTLAW

Despite huge Hollywood starlets, “bankable” sequels and the power of 1980s memorabilia, numbers at the box office remain dismal this fall after a prosperous blockbuster-packed summer.

Just months ago, it felt like everything the mainstream film industry supplied to the public was thriving as familiar ensemble casts, new comers and reboots alike flooded silver screens with creations people responded heavily to.

Films such as Pitch Perfect 2, Trainwreck and Disney Pixar’s Inside Out drove viewers off their couches and Netflix accounts, and into those theater seats.

Summer releases Jurassic World, Furious 7, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Minions now reside in the world’s top 10 most grossing films of all time, alongside movies like Titanic, Frozen and Avatar.

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However, the flourishing phase seems to be dwindling down as recent films take in less money than producers predicted, including the highly anticipated biographical film Steve Jobs, starring Oscar-nominated actor Michael Fassbender, directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle and written by renowned screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.

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Life with Lo: Learn Makeup How-to’s

Life and Lo is back with another episode. This time, we’re talking makeup dos and don’ts. Lo sits down with junior biology major Tyla Young to learn all about an easy beauty regimen for the average college woman, a look that will have you looking your best without all the stress.

Ladies, get your pen and paper ready, because this is one you will not want to miss. Enjoy!

Check out this slideshow of the completed look.

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Don’t forget to Like, Comment and Subscribe to Life with Lo and look out for more episodes in the next few weeks.

If you missed last week’s episode, check out our cooking special here.

 

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Official Trailer Recap and What It Tells Us

by SAMUEL ANTEZANA

During Monday Night Football’s halftime, the heavily anticipated full-length trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was revealed, causing a stir on the Internet and getting fans riled up for the seventh installment in the legendary series.

Being a huge Star Wars fan myself, I took to the internet soon after I watched the trailer during halftime of the Giants vs. Eagles game. I was curious to see other people’s perspectives on the trailer and what fan theories people already created.

As I spent some time scrolling down the YouTube comments for the trailer, many fans already began asking questions, such as, “Where is Luke?” or “Who is Kylo Ren?” Some fans even theorized as to whether or not classic characters such as Han Solo would be killed off or not. The overwhelmingly positive response to the trailer was apparent throughout much of the comment section.

Aside from theories, what we know thus far is that the main characters appear to be Rey and Finn because of the extended screen time they received during the two and a half minute trailer. Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, appears to be a wanderer of the dessert planet, Jaku. When a woman’s voice asks her who she is, Rey proclaims “I’m no one.” However, this does not seem to be the case as she is the focus of the trailer.

From left to right: Finn and Rey, Courtesy of Telegraph.co.uk

The other prominent face seen throughout the trailer is Finn, played by John Boyega. Finn appears to be a soldier who has deserted the Empire and has “nothing to fight for.” It seems he will be a primary character in the movie because he is seen wielding a blue lightsaber, signifying him to be a Jedi Knight (who is possibly still in training).

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