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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...

The game of dating

October 22, 2012


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Dating can feel a lot like a game of dodgeball. The over-anxious run out to the front and end up going out first. The cautious stay back and wonder where all their friends went. And of course, there are those who choose to sit out. Well, fear not, a new game is always ready to start, and you don’t have to ta...

Felix Pitre dishes up ‘Songs and Stories from Latin America’

October 22, 2012


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At 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, Felix Pitre carried out a performance called “Songs and Stories from Latin America.” The objective of this presentation was to teach children about certain instruments from Latin America, and by doing so, help them to understand the history and culture of this...

Editor-in-Cuffs 10/19/12: Blueberry Muffin Tops Cereal edition

October 19, 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 On this bright and w...

Experiencing the Taste of D.C.

October 16, 2012


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Affordable food and drinks, live music, walking zombies, and free stuff were all present at the Taste of D.C., which is a yearly event that offers local residents and visitors the opportunity to buy small servings of different cuisines Washington D.C. restaurants have to offer. The event lasted three...

‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown’ all good, no grief

October 16, 2012


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The MC Rockville production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” was a sensational hit of humor, musicality, and the suspended reality of Charles M. Schulz that we’ve grown to love. The production, featuring six talented student actors, delivered spectacularly with antics, obsession and a good...

Editor-in-Cuffs 10/12/12

October 12, 2012


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Monday Here, Ouzy rocks mustard cuffs paired with blue and green checked socks complement black shoes with white laces. All this for the lowly work of a renowned online publication called…. Wait for it… THE ADVOCATE. Tuesday Neon yellow Adidas shoes catch the eye, then black striped socks and navy blue cuffs complete the combo. On a day like...

‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ musical to kick off this Wednesday

October 8, 2012


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Montgomery College will hold its opening night for the musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. The production is directed by Bobby Smith and James Gardiner who have worked with the students since early September. Smith directed and choreographed "A Grand Night for...

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