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Saturday, October 16, 2021

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Glitter Jars
BLOGS  |  DIY

DIY Glitter-Dipped Mason Jars

This project is to make those ordinary-looking mason jars a bit more fancy. You can use these as decorative pieces for anywhere in your apartment. This project does require glitter, so if you’re okay with glitter dropping everywhere, this is for you.


BLOGS  |  SPORTS

Why the NCAA Tournament is Just so Watchable

This year’s NCAA tournament is in full swing with all of the upsets, all of the powerhouses being, well, powerhouses, and all the drama and excitement that has become the norm. I’m no big basketball fan, and frankly, to me March Madness is more than anything else an indicator that baseball season is around the corner. Nevertheless, March Madness just seems more watchable to me than, say, a high-profile NBA game or a Duke-UNC matchup. It’s sort of got what I’ll call a “world cup effect.”


Kendrick Lamar
BLOGS  |  MUSIC

Footnotez Review: To Pimp A Butterfly

Compton emcee Kendrick Lamar released his sophomore album on March 16th. This album has been dubbed a surprise album due to the lack of information revealed prior to its release. When Kendrick Lamar revealed the title for To Pimp a Butterfly it led to a lot of speculation about what the subject matter and soundscape of this album would be.


BLOGS  |  SPORTS

Kentucky Basketball’s Unconventional Dynasty

Kentucky will head into the NCAA tournament undefeated after beating the second-seeded Arkansas Razorbacks in an SEC tournament final that wasn’t close. Kentucky is the undeniable favorite to win it all this year, and even if they don’t, nobody would dispute that on any given day, they could beat anyone. Kentucky’s last championship win came in 2012, and their last appearance was in a 2014 loss to U-Conn. Since bringing in his first recruiting class, Coach John Calipari has managed to reach the NCAA tournament every year minus 2013, a year which saw star freshman Nerlens Noel struggle with injuries. Kentucky has always been known as a “basketball school” but since taking the reins, Calipari has converted the program from occasional wave-maker to a full-blown dynasty.


BLOGS  |  NATURE

The Trouble With Taboo

This month’s issue of National Geographic focuses on the existence and pitfalls of tribalism by belief. In communities where membership is granted by birth but lines are drawn by worldview, many find themselves socially trapped in inflexible, unrealistic mindsets, unable to contemplate otherwise obvious problems for fear of alienation.


BLOGS  |  ENTERTAINMENT

FYE: Animation Themes Not So G Rated

The last few years have brought us gorgeous pieces of animation, though as usual, they haven’t been recognized as such. Many believe animated films are solely for the consumption of children; this simply isn’t true. The stories and themes that are explored in animation are just as poignant, if not more so, than live action films.


BLOGS  |  DIY

DIY: Mug

I’ve got something for those coffee and tea drinkers! Since caffeine is a staple in a college student’s schedule, I thought I would make a custom mug for myself. This process is surprisingly easier than it looks so do not get discouraged!


BLOGS  |  SPORTS

MLB is Headed in the Right Direction

Major League Baseball announced rule changes for the 2015 season intended to speed up the game. Under criticism from younger fans that major league games are “too long and boring,” major league baseball has been considering different solutions for some time.


BLOGS  |  SPORTS

Taking the “Student” Out of “Student Athlete”

This past Saturday, the Kentucky Wildcats put a cap on their perfect regular season by beating the visiting Florida Gators by a decisive score of 67-50. The game was pretty close until about halfway through the second half, when Kentucky’s depth and, well, talent overpowered the struggling Gators and sent them away with their first losing record in the regular season since Billy Donovan’s second season as the head man at Florida in 1997-98. The Wildcats will enter the NCAA tournament looking to be the first team to completely run the table since the 1975-76 Indiana Hoosiers.


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