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Monthly Archives September 2012

Facebook hits 1 billion users

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Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday morning that Facebook has reached one billion active users. “If you’re reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you. Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life,” said Mark on [...] Read More


Captured on the streets

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Italian artist Paolo Cirio creates figures in the public sphere using Google Street View. You’ll find Paolo’s mark all over the world — from New York to London to Berlin – in a series called Street Ghosts. In an effort to draw attention to Google privacy issues, Paolo started to plaster images on walls in Brooklyn before moving onto other major cities. [...] Read More


Legacy Scholarship: election season

LSP students at Layibi SS know what it takes to lead

Legacy Scholarship Program (LSP) students at Layibi SS met this week to elect student leaders. Three of them shared their thoughts on what qualities they believe make a good leader. Name: Walter Career goal: Agricultural officer What does it take to be a good leader? “According to me, a good leader should be able to [...] Read More


Haim: “Forever (The Knocks Remix)”

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When New York’s The Knocks first tweeted that they were working on a remix to Haim‘s summer smash “Forever,” I began my Twitter stalking in anticipation of the release. Yesterday the dream duo uploaded the absolute banger of a track to their Soundcloud. Hear The Knocks reworking here: The Haim sisters were on Radio 1 [...] Read More


Kill ‘em with kindness…or flowers

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When Papa Roach’s lead singer heard that fellow singer Jenn Wanser (of the band Wye Oak) said she hated his band’s song “Scars,” he sent her flowers and a kind note. Speaking with AV Club a few days later, Jenn had this to say about the kind gesture: When it comes down to it, whether you like what he does or what [...] Read More


Football goes to India

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Like many countries around the world, India is a major fan of fútbol (soccer) and like many countries around the world, American football isn’t really a thing. India’s top leagues of soccer have regularly trailed behind cricket in TV viewership, but last weekend viewers were introduced to India’s first-ever American football league with hopes that [...] Read More


Passport to the future

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When our phones or computers decide to bite the dust, we can all agree how much of a hassle it will be when our music, photos and documents suddenly disappear. But what if the problem of losing data/memories due to damaged or old tech gadgets was a thing of the past? Japan’s Hitachi recently introduced a [...] Read More


VIDEO: Grizzly Bear – “Yet Again”

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Brooklyn’s Grizzly Bear just kicked off a massive tour in support of their recent (and incredible) fourth record Shields, and today they are sharing the video for single “Yet Again.” It’s an ice-skating practice gone horribly awry – cue the broken ice, circuses, forest people, and suburbs. The clip is directed by Emily Kai Bock, the [...] Read More


Myspace comeback?

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Remember Myspace? Me neither-ish. But, social media fanatics, I’m here to bring exciting news: Myspace is attempting a comeback. Its new web design feels very Pinterest meets Spotify meets Tumblr meets old-school Myspace. The new layout is clean and flashy and is taking music to a new level – giving options of making mixes, sharing mixes, [...] Read More


VIDEO: The Rocketboys for Invisible Children

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On September 10 on a rooftop in New York City, Austin’s The Rocketboys performed a special version of their song “Time Is A Devil” for us. The video got an exclusive premiere on Alternative Press last week, and we’re excited to be able to bring that video to you today. The Rocketboys have been insane [...] Read More