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Elie’s NFL Mock Draft: Picks 32-21

Elie’s NFL Mock Draft: Picks 32-21

March 31, 2015


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Previously held at the Rockefeller Plaza’s Radio City Music Hall in New York, this is the draft’s first year being hosted in a different city--Chicago.   The NFL draft has become so popular over the last decade it is now comparable to the World Series and NBA Finals in TV ratings. With ...

Food Porn with James Chang: Picca Pollo

Food Porn with James Chang: Picca Pollo

March 27, 2015


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Picca: Pollo a la Brasa     Montgomery County is loaded with dozens of Peruvian Chicken restaurants, all of which stand with their own personal army of loyalists. Top franchises include Sardis, Guapos, Pollo Rico, among many others, however Picca: Pollo a la Brasa might just be the restaurant to take chicken from the streets to the dining room with ...

WEPA Printing Systems Better or Worse at MC?

WEPA Printing Systems Better or Worse at MC?

March 24, 2015


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  WEPA printing systems and software have been on MC’s campuses since fall of 2010. Montgomery College’s facilities went from an old-school “five cents per page” machine at several stations to cards which require money to be placed on them electronically.   The efficiency fac...

Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Review

Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Review

March 23, 2015


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In 1979 Penthouse creator Bob Guccione shook cinemas with his steamy erotic yet non-pornographic film Caligula. The film impacted cinema like nothing before.   While the film was a huge hit with at the box office, female critics tended to resent the film. Film Critic Roger Ebert called the film ...

MC Actors Opening Night

MC Actors Opening Night

March 5, 2015


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The lights dimmed, the band played, and the group of college students prepared to face a packed audience. It was the opening night of “Rent”. The young actors prepared for many weeks, long hours, and faced many challenges as they prepared for the big night.   The spring musical, “Rent,” was h...

American Sniper: A Faithful, If Not Complex, Adaptation

American Sniper: A Faithful, If Not Complex, Adaptation

February 9, 2015


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In a post 9/11 world, jingoism has found renewed fervor as we continue the fight against violent extremism. In this atmosphere of exceptionalism, the film American Sniper finds a niche. Bradley Cooper’s portrayal of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle is the highlight of the film, as is Sienna Miller rising...

Grand Budapest Hotel: Review

Grand Budapest Hotel: Review

February 2, 2015


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Once in a while there is a filmmaker that makes something unlike anything done before. Wes Anderson has a received critical acclaim for critics, fellow filmmakers, actors, and audiences for fantastic visuals, idiosyncratic characters, and witty humor. Not only does Grand Budapest Hotel have all of these...

Food Review: &pizza

Food Review: &pizza

February 2, 2015


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&pizza: Friends, Family, and Pizza     Just as the name entails, &Pizza is designed to be a part of something greater. Everything that the restaurant provides is upgraded when friends or family come together; at least that is what seems to be advertised.   &Pizza stands at the corne...

Tech Review: PhotoMATH

Tech Review: PhotoMATH

November 25, 2014


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With finals quickly approaching a new app from MicroBLINK may be your saving grace this semester. PhotoMath, the application by MicroBLINK, extends the capability of a calculator to the functions of YouTube videos by math instructors.   The application takes pictures of printed math equations and in ...

Tech Update: Citations Galore

Tech Update: Citations Galore

November 21, 2014


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  Having a tedious time trying to do citation for a class project, or have multiple projects and find it time consuming to finish all the citations?   Well, look no further! RefME just might be your solution. The application by ReferenceME, LTD. allows any user to take a picture of j...

Daniel’s Decisions: Week 12 in the NFL

Daniel’s Decisions: Week 12 in the NFL

November 20, 2014


Filed under Opinions, Sports

The NFL’s Week 12 is upon us, and there are many intriguing matchups this weekend which have huge implications on the playoff picture in both conferences. With that said, this week is vital for many teams--it’s win, or sit at home in January.   Sunday, Nov. 23: 1:00 pm: Detroit @ New En...

Silk Road Choyhona: A Culinary Dive into Uzbekistan

Silk Road Choyhona: A Culinary Dive into Uzbekistan

November 17, 2014


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    The Silk Road, located next to Giant on Quince Orchard Drive, is a plain looking restaurant compared to the ones normally found throughout town. What this restaurant lacks in reputation and flashiness, it makes up in a comfortably pleasant environment that invites explorers that are interes...

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