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Editor-in-cuffs week 7: a few days late, nary a penny short

November 20, 2012


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In our “Editor-in-Cuffs” feature, we look back at the week in socks of our editor-in-chief, Ousmane Mariko. Very early on, it was apparent that his sock collection was both massive and highly colorful, so we decided that we had to share to the world what we witness everyday. Monday It's the first day of ...

‘By the skin of our teeth’ and the edge of our seats

November 19, 2012


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Wednesday night’s opening performance of “The Skin of our Teeth” was in one word – sensational. No really, it kind of boggled the senses. The show is a fantastical clump of balderdash, a bit of blasphemy and a suessical rendition of our world’s history as told by Thornton Wilder. The play...

Rockville Civic Center Park to ring in the holidays with musical performances

November 19, 2012


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From the gingerbread lattes, to the music coming from your radio, and to even wearing your favorite overcoat, everyone can nod in agreement that the holidays are here. The Rockville Civic Center Park will feature The Victorian Lyric Opera Company Orchestra on Dec. 14, at 8 p.m. The will be joined ...

‘Lincoln’ movie review: standing tall

November 17, 2012


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[dropcap]S[/dropcap]teven Spielberg directs Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln," a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country...

Editor-in-cuffs: Election 2012 edition

November 10, 2012


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Monday At the beginning of a new week, most of us are still recovering from the confusion of a three-day school week, but Ouzy has bounced right back, wearing jean cuffs matched with red, grey, and black socks along with the popular suede boots. As a true sign of winter showing up today, Ouzy also wor...

Designer and former MC student Kelly Tang: ‘experience as much as possible as you can as a student’

November 8, 2012


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Kelly Tang is a young and bright entrepreneur who launched her second clothing collection on Oct. 20, at the Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Expo. Her collection is very simple and modest design. Because some of her dresses sit a couple of inches above the knee, they seem to better-suit a working wom...

What is fashion?

November 7, 2012


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We see, hear, and talk about fashion all the time- but do we really know what it means? Well, let’s say we forget what the dictionary says and instead, ask ourselves what it means. Only then can we truly define it, because the true meaning of that word is, in fact, within us. Perhaps we would d...

Editor-in-cuffs 11/2/12: A super storm of colorful stripes

November 5, 2012


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Monday (Surviving Sandy, Day 1) Ouzy does not don shoes or cuffs, but only his blue and orange striped socks. I hear these colors stimulate ridiculous amounts of coding and the desire to spend money on website themes. Tuesday (Surviving Sandy, Day 2) Even when hunkering down for a hurricane, Ouzy cuffs dark blue pants and coordinates with striped sock...

The sanctity of gay marriage

November 2, 2012


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In 1776, seven of the 13 American colonies that had declared independence created anti-miscegenation laws, legislation that forbade marriage between whites and blacks. These acts were often backed by biblical scripture (incidentally, slavery itself was justified through biblical invocation). Specifically...

Nam Nguyen: Fashion show and dressing well on a budget

November 1, 2012


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Being a college student, working on a budget is the de facto way to do just about anything, especially when trying to look your best. Nam Nguyen, a young designer, appeared at the fourth annual Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle expo in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 20. In addition to showing off items from his...

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