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Preview: FGCU swimming and diving at All-Florida Invite

The FGCU women’s swim team kicks off its 2016-17 season with the three-day All Florida Invitational, starting Friday, Sept. 23 and going on until Sunday, Sept. 25. The invitational will take place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at Nova Southeastern University. New head coach Dave Rollins looks to have a strong start to the season with the All Florida Invite. Rollins inherits an Eagles squad who had a 12-1 meet record last season and won their conference championship. The All Florida Invite will feature most of the major schools in the state of Florida, including Florida State and University of...

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‘Atlanta’ coined the genre-bending brainchild of Donald Glover

Donald Glover has brought his new creative project to FX in the new hit show “Atlanta.” Glover is the creator, executive producer lead actor in the show. Glover seems to be keen on taking over the entertainment industry, being involved in almost every facet of it. He started out as a writer for NBC’s “30 Rock,” then set his sights on the rap game under the name Childish Gambino. Many consider Gambino to be one of the better rappers in the scene, dropping two highly acclaimed projects such as “Camp” in 2011 and “Because of the Internet” in 2013....

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Vince Staples’ ‘Prima Donna’ shows listener artist’s inner struggles

Vince Staples, a Def Jam recording artist and 2015 XXL freshman cover man, released a seven-track EP on Aug. 26, titled “Prima Donna.” This is Staples’ first project since his debut studio album “Summertime ‘06” that dropped in 2015 to widespread critical acclaim. The 23-year-old rapper from Long Beach, California is very different from the everyday, mainstream rapper. He is known for his dark lyrics and even darker subject matter. Staples keeps to his reputation with “Prima Donna.” This concept project constantly revolves around the subject of self-doubt. He also touches on other issues, such as racism, gang violence,...

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‘The Night Of’ one of the most dark and captivating shows on TV right now

On July 10th 2016, HBO premiered one of the darkest and gripping TV shows since AMC’s Breaking Bad. The Night Of is a limited series on HBO that follows a young Pakistani-American college student named Nasir Khan living in Queens, New York. While taking his father’s cab one night to go to a party, he ends up getting lost and picking up a young women, Andrea. They share a special connection so then ensues a night of romance and drugs. After falling asleep he wakes up to Andrea brutally stabbed to death, and that begins what will surely go...

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Big movie premiers of early 2016

Another year in cinema has come and gone, and with each passing year, movies are getting more extravagant and complex. Around Christmas and New Year’s is when some of the most anticipated films are released. This year the two movies that has everyone talking is Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” and Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s “The Revenant.” “The Hateful Eight” is Tarantino’s eighth film, which he has both written and directed. It is a western  about eight strangers who seek refuge from a blizzard in a stagecoach stopover. The eight characters hold titles that include a bounty hunter who is...

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