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Julia Browning

‘Arrival’ explores themes of space and time

The space-themed thriller, “Arrival,” tackles the sci-fi genre with a surprising side story — world peace. “Arrival,” which hit theaters Nov. 11, offers a poignant message about finding interconnectedness in a world divided by oceans, languages and opposite political atmospheres. The sci-fi thriller explores the complex ideas of space and time while centering around the life of Dr. Louise Banks (played by Amy Adams), a brilliant linguist who is called into action when 12 mysterious pods from space touch down on Earth’s surface. Banks’s job is to attempt communication with the aliens as she teams up with a bright...

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Eaglepalooza 2016 brings the house down

On Nov. 18, FGCU students lined up for this year’s Eaglepalooza, an annual musical event that is put on by FGCU’s programming board. In the past, the even has hosted Big Sean, YG, J. Cole and tonight, D.R.A.M., Baaeur and T-Pain. This year, Eaglepalooza combined the old with the new, with it’s unique line-up of artists that excited FGCU students and brought in a crowd of over 2,000. “We’ve been trying new things this year and I think they’re really paying off,” said Joseph Novicky, a member of FGCU’s Programming Board. “We’ve never had it set up festival style...

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Fashion of the elections

Politics and fashion are cut from the same cloth. After all, we watch fashion shows like we watch debates, paparazzi photograph politicians as if they’re celebrities and trends seem to circulate based on what’s hot right now, when really it’s just a refreshing past ideas. It’s  commonly believed that in order to gain success, one must dress for it. So how does one dress when hoping to become the successful presidential candidate of the United States? Though politics and fashion are indeed similar, fashion is flashy where politics is not. In order for democracy to put itself apart from...

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Get spooky on the low-low with budget friendly costumes

If you’re looking for a cute Halloween costume that doesn’t break the bank this season, the first fact you must realize is that craft stores are your friends. The only reason to enter the expensive costume stores is to sweep them for inspiration, pick up some props and, then, hightail it out of there. If you want a cheap and creative costume, you’ve got to ditch the $70 outfit from the Halloween store and make your own. Making your own costume isn’t just a cheaper alternative, it’s also an opportunity to impress the world with your creativity. Not to...

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Khloe Kardashian cofounds jean line to include sizes for all body types

The Kardashians never seem to be out of the spotlight, particularly within the world of fashion. Back in May, Khloe Kardashian promised on her Instagram to create a line of clothing to inspire and empower women. With the launch of her jean line, “Good American,” on Oct. 18, she didn’t disappoint. The jeans run in sizes from zero to 24, a whole eight to 10 sizes more than most popular jean brands, with no words like “plus-size” to indicate a divide between the smaller and larger sizes. The jeans provide an unparalleled assortment of sizes, and with an ambassador...

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Latitudes and Longitudes gifted to FGCU Art Galleries

The room is still and peaceful. With its wooden floors and bright white lights, the gallery is a quaint artistic getaway among the bumble of activity in the library, just outside of the double glass doors. ‘Latitudes and Longitudes’ is an art exhibit currently featured on the FGCU campus. From Oct. 13 to Nov. 17, part of the art exhibit will be on display in the ArtLab, a gallery located on the first floor of the library, just inside of the West entrance. Another fraction of the exhibit will be featured in the library study area for an extended...

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Celebrities in the LGBT community

Colton Haynes The 27-year-old “Teen Wolf” and “Arrow” actor came out on Twitter after a long internet speculation that he was gay. He reported to this positive statement to the Huffington Post: “It took me so long to get to this point, but I’m doing so good,” Haynes said. “I’m happier than I’ve ever been, and healthier than I’ve ever been, and that’s what I care about.”   Keke Palmer Questions of her sexuality arose when her steamy video for her song, “I Don’t Belong To You,” which features scenes with both men and women. “The video was to...

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From Estero to New York City: Grayson Golden’s story

Grayson Golden, a 20-year-old former FGCU student, has made his way to the Big Apple, and come face-to-face with the very people who’ve inspired him, while making artwork that’s gained celebrity status along the way. Golden attended FGCU when he was just 16 years old, participating in the Accelerated Collegiate Program. The idea of never stepping foot into a high school again was enough to sway him, and get him over the discomfort of being a college freshman with a mouthful of braces. Despite feeling a bit intellectually out of his league, he was thrilled about everything he was...

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Upgrade your Friday plans with Art Walk in Downtown Fort Myers

A world of artwork opens up on the exposed bricks of First Street. On the first Friday of the month, local and national artists stake their claims, showcasing and selling their original artwork, jewelry and handmade pieces. Art Walk, put on by local galleries, is a self-guided event celebrating the visual arts in downtown Fort Myers. Here, spectators watch artists painting live, have portraits drawn in 15 minutes or less, and walk among the art, browsing for one of a kind pieces. The event, taking place on Oct. 7, is free and family friendly, attracting visitors of all kinds,...

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The organization method that can take you from the brink of failing to the Dean’s List

Bullet journaling, the all inclusive planner, has taken the internet by storm, and for good reason. It’s cute, fun and helps you get organized, even if you’re a messy person by nature. The journal is designed to appeal to the creative spirit. If the strict organization of off-the-rack planners drives you crazy, or you feel the need to constantly add your own doodles and designs, bullet journaling is for you. Here’s what you need to get started: Fine-tipped pens To use the bullet journal, you need to be able to write tiny, thin lines in small spaces. Personally, I...

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