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Black Friday Tips

by MICHAELA CHEATHAM

Black Friday starts earlier and earlier each year. At some stores it begins as soon as the Thanksgiving plates are cleared. Lines at stores start forming at ungodly hours before the sun rises. Not my kinda fun. But there are people who live for this. If you aren’t one of those people but still want to experience the wonderful sales of Black Friday, you’re gonna want some tips…

Black Friday Meme
Courtesy: Car Memes

1. Have a game plan.

With many stores and only so much energy to expend, you will need to have a list of the things you want to accomplish. You should know what stores you want to go to and how to get to them, what you want to buy, and how much you want spend. This means taking the time to look-up the deals your favorite store will be having. Knowing what you want will help you avoid pointless crowds, although those are everywhere. Continue reading Black Friday Tips

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UMD’s New Policy on Sexual Misconduct

by MICHAELA CHEATHAM

“She said yes at first” or “She didn’t say anything” are no longer acceptable forms of consent, according to the University of Maryland’s new sexual misconduct policy. This new policy has quite a few changes pertaining not only to consent, but also to what qualifies as sexual assault.

The university is looking to erase all blurred lines when it comes to the consent for sex. The Sexual Misconduct Policy makes it clear what is and is not consent.

“’Consent’ means a knowing, voluntary and affirmatively communicated willingness to participate in a particular sexual activity or behavior. Lack of protest or resistance is not consent.”

I’d say that’s crystal clear.

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Hornbake Plaza Gets Scary This Halloween

by MICHAELA CHEATHAM

Screams from Hornbake Plaza could be heard all over campus on the eve of Halloween. On any other night, I’d be concerned, but that night the screams were anticipated thanks to SEE’s haunted house.

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Many students journeyed to the haunted house to be scared by SEE’s team of monsters. From clowns to zombies to dead babies, the Hornbake Haunted House had almost every scary creature imaginable.

One student, Michaela Taylor definitely had a frightful, yet fun experience…”My favorite part of the haunted house was when the chainsaw guy jumped out at me and I almost crapped my pants. Good times.”

Scary surprises lurked behind every corner, making the trip through the haunted house even more exciting. By the end, you couldn’t help but look over your shoulder to see if there was a creature creeping behind you.

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SEE’s spooky attraction was a great alternative to other Halloween festivities in the area, such as haunted forests and woods. Though the house was small in size, the show inside gave a huge scare to all that entered.  As a free activity, it was something no struggling college student could easily turn down.

Think B1G and Say OM (Pictures)

by MICHAELA CHEATHAM

On Tuesday October 14th, the University of Maryland attempted to set a world record for the largest human yoga chain.

Unfortunately, the number of participants (537) fell short of the record (700) but that didn’t stop many Terps from having a good time. Here are some pictures from the event.

Group of students in pose after the Yoga World Record event, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Cole Field House.
Group of students in pose after the Yoga World Record event, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Cole Field House.
Students relax after the Yoga World Record event, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Cole Field House.
Students relax after the Yoga World Record event, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Cole Field House.
Participants in the Yoga World Record event hit their warrior pose, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Cole Field House.
Participants in the Yoga World Record event hit their warrior pose, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Cole Field House.
One student practices his scorpion pose before the start of Yoga World Record event, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Cole Field House.
One student practices his scorpion pose before the start of Yoga World Record event, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Cole Field House.

Selfie vs Célfie

Courtesy: The Guardian

by MICHAELA CHEATHAM

Selfie or célfie. Which one should you be taking? The difference between these two words is more than just a letter. It is known that a selfie is when a person takes a picture of himself, normally for some social media outlet. The duo Chainsmokers made sure everyone knew what a selfie was this summer with their song #Selfie.

Célfie, however, has just gained recognition. Since Kim Kardashian uploaded a picture with the caption “célfie,” there has been a lot of attention surrounding the word.

No one is 100% sure what the word means. Urban Dictionary defines “célfie” as “when a person is incarcerated and is able to get a selfie picture.” So basically, the picture Joan Rivers’ doctor took with her while she was unconscious can qualify as célfie which is NOT a good thing! So keep your selife, not célfiegame strong.