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Harry Potter and the Unknown Baby Daddy

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With the Harry Potter franchise nearing its end it was only a matter of time before some controversy stirred up outside the wizarding world. Not even J.K. Rowling could write something this juicy.  The controversy swirls around the men of the film, when a Postsecret note was found claiming one of them was the father of some unknown woman’s child. This sent the media into frenzy and caused the stars to come to defend themselves on the issue.

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Finals Are Right Around the Corner, Unfortunately

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Thanksgiving is over and the end is near, the end of the semester that is. Before you’re home free for that glorious winter vacation there is one tiny road block standing in your way, finals. With finals right around the corner it’s never too early to start stocking up on some of the necessities. While you’re stocking up it’s best not to forget you’ll probably sit wherever you set up camp for a long period of time, so having everything you need in one convenient place will make studying for finals that much easier.

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Family Guy’s Most Controversial Episodes

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Family Guy is known for being a humorous outlook on today’s pop and political culture, but it’s also seen as controversial. Many of the jokes and plot lines of the show are deemed tasteless and indecent.  Groups such as the Parents Television Council and the Federal Trade Commission are two of the main groups attacking the show which makes us love this show even more.

The funniest Family Guy episodes are usually the most controversial, society deals with controversy with laughter so why not let the writers and creators over at Family Guy make fun of us.  Here are some of Family Guy’s most Controversial/ Hilarious episodes to date.

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A Guide to Black Friday 2010

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With Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, under a week away, it’s about time to start preparing yourself to deal with the crowds and get what you want with no hassle. The thing about Black Friday is that it’s not just your average holiday shopping trip. It takes a special kind of person to get out there at 2am and wait in line with other skilled shoppers who use every other shopping day of the year as practice for this day.

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Illinois State UniversityMedia

RockMelt: Social Media’s Web Browser

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Have you ever wanted Facebook, Twitter, and all of your favorite social networks to be in one place?  This would allow you to better use the little time you actually have for social networking. In our busy world we have to do everything we can to cut time.  The RockMelt browser will change the way people use the internet every day.

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Texts From Last Night Founder Creates New Social Networking Site

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By: Travis Harvey

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A new social network has just popped onto the scene and it takes the genius of Texts from Last Night and allows you to control it. Bnter comes from Lauren Leto, one of the creators of TFLN.  According to the website, Bnter is a way to share your conversations and learn more about the lives of friends and others.

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Mom Gets Wasted With 5-Year-Old Son

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By: Travis Harvey (Illinois State University)

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Family weekend is an interesting time on college campuses. So many family-oriented events, but really the only important one is the football game/tailgating. It’s a different feeling drinking with your parents because you’re trying to keep yourself from being the usual hot mess that you usually are.

Well I’m all for family bonding, but I think there should be a line and I think Kylie Eastwood, 36, has jumped over that line, spit on it, and set it on fire.

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Little Willow Smith just wants to Whip Her Hair

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By: Travis Harvey (Illinois State University)

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Will Smith’s 9 year old daughter Willow has the talent and looks of her father so it’s no wonder she’s already following in his footsteps. Her first single ‘Whip My Hair’ debuted this fall and it reminds me of Lil Mama’s song ‘Lip Gloss.’ This girl has the staying power of heavy hitters who have come before her.

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This Halloween Create Your Own Costume

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Think back to when you were a kid, playing it safe was easy. It was the kids who thought outside the box who got the most attention for their costumes. Yeah, your mom brought in taffy apples, but that didn’t matter to the other kids, although later they did devour them. Once you’re in college Halloween is no longer about the candy, but it’s still all about the costume. I’m not talking about the packaged costumes you can find at any store, the creative costumes that make people go WTF?

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Unique College Mascots From Across the Country

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It’s football season, and who above all else LOVES football season? The mascots!  Honestly these guys are the ones who get the tailgate pumped up and keep the crowd rowdy while they are in the game. There are so many repeat mascots like bears, eagles, bulldogs or lions, here are a few examples of some unique college mascots. So it’s time we pay tribute to some of the best, and some awkwardly named mascots from around the country.

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