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Chance the Rapper livens up ‘SNL’ with hosting debut

Chance the Rapper made his hosting debut on “Saturday Night Live” this past Saturday. By stripping down to his underwear and spoofing Boyz II Men in a soulful tribute to President Barack Obama, Chance showed off his hosting and comedic stills to the “SNL” audience. Joined by musical guest Eminem, the rapper proved himself to be a multi-talented act as a musician and comedian. In its Thanksgiving episode, the show took aim at the Trump family and Sen. Al Franken’s sex scandal. While the material was there for the writers, many of the sketches missed the mark and often...

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Selena Gomez makes a triumphant return at the American Music Awards

After a kidney transplant this summer and a public breakup with The Weeknd, Selena Gomez made a triumphant return Sunday night at the American Music Awards. In a knockout performance of her hit song “Wolves,” with EDM artist Marshmello, Gomez appeared onstage in a ripped white nightgown and a bleached blonde bob, covered in bruises and fake blood, as if she had really been “running with the wolves.” Gomez was introduced by singer and songwriter Julia Michaels, who told the audience, “If you looked up ‘bravery’ in the dictionary you would find this next performer’s name.” Bravery and resilience...

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Enquirer journalists discuss ‘Seven Days of Heroin’

Three journalists from The Cincinnati Enquirer, situated amid the worst of the heroin epidemic, spoke in McGuffey Hall last week. Dan Horn, Carrie Cochran and Amy Wilson, spoke on Thursday, Nov. 9 to discuss “Seven Days of Heroin,” an article published in September that chronicled the lives of several heroin addicts and their loved ones throughout a single week. The inspiration behind the article came about two years prior when Horn was on assignment in a jail and saw a woman in the booking area. She displayed distinct behaviors of a heroin addict, such as nodding her head up...

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Journalists from The Cincinnati Enquirer discuss the making of ‘Seven Days of Heroin’

Three journalists from the Cincinnati Enquirer, situated amid the worst of the heroin epidemic, spoke in McGuffey Hall last week. Dan Horn, Carrie Cochran and Amy Wilson, spoke on Thursday, Nov. 9 to discuss “Seven Days of Heroin,” an article published in September that chronicled the lives of several heroin addicts and their loved ones throughout a single week. The inspiration behind the article came about two years prior when Horn was on assignment in a jail and saw a woman in the booking area. She displayed distinct behaviors of a heroin addict, such as nodding her head up...

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First years’ first days: The freshman ‘shock’ experience

The first semester away at college is tough. Whether your parents washed your dirty laundry your whole life or you were the most self-sufficient, I-know-my-social-security-number-and-how-to-use-jumper-cables kid in your high school class, there’s some adjusting to do after arriving in Oxford. Among the things our first-year writers found out: A box full of bright-pink tools isn’t the worst way to make friends. It can hurt to watch your parents drive away. No, Brick is not a movie theater. Store-bought tortillas do not taste as good as your grandmother’s. It’s easy to feel lonely on campus — but there are always...

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