Review: Frank Ocean’s bewitching ‘Channel Orange’

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Most Fabulous Vactions 2012: At Home and Abroad

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Every year, we spend thousands of dollars on vacations that we could spend much less on if we did our research! There are hundreds of amazing getaways that you could go on while spending only a small amount of your vacation savings. Historical cities, sunny islands, and exciting amusement parks, we have it all. Here are 5 of the most exciting and affordable vacations that we picked for you.

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Milledge Avenue Spotlight

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BLVD loves keeping up with Athens’ ever shifting trends, its latest digs and the people that rock them. But on a broader scale, BLVD just loves Athens. It is home to all of us, whether Athens is simply a transitory stop along the way or a final place to start a family. But, for all the love we have for this city, for these streets we walk, bike and drive, there is still so much mystery. Though impossible to compile every Athens oddity, we’ve highlighted a few fun facts of Milledge Avenue.

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Pinkin’ It with Zeta Tau Alpha

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Every October, it seems that the world turns a little pink. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with pink as its signature color. Countless organizations host events to raise money and awareness throughout the year with concentrated efforts this month, and none more so than the Gamma Pi chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha at the University of Georgia.

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Cancer Doesn’t Know Your Age

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At 19 years old, being diagnosed with breast cancer is probably the furthest thing from a young woman’s mind.At 19 most girls are in their freshman or sophomore year of college. Time is spent figuring out what to declare a major in, which fraternity party to go to on Thursday night, deciding if you want to wake up for your 8 am class or avoiding and desperately trying to lose the “freshman 15.”

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Dating Disasters

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In the midst of this chaotic, bustling journey that we call life, there is one all-inclusive human connector: the experience of a horrific date. Young and old, black and white, tall and short, each and every one of us can recall a romantic endeavor that makes us want to crawl into a hole and die at its very memory. Fortunately, such bone-chilling events also allow for quite hilarious stories.

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Belly Dancing Builds a Better Body Image

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The art form of belly dance can be traced back to over 6000 years, where it began as a celebration of women who possessed the ability to create new life. Today’s belly dance still celebrates women by promoting the glorification of all body types, creating confidence and a sense of empowerment once women realize their bodies’ capabilities. Read More

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Murph Dawg and CJ: Back in Business

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April 2011 will mark the five year anniversary of Murph Dawg and CJ’s radio co-hosting career, a partnership that can be compared to a marriage. Read More

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With a side of Picantes

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A chance meeting at a New Year’s Eve party in Boston, Mass., wasn’t just the beginning of a 22-year romance. It sparked the realization of a lifelong dream held by an ambitious, yet fun-loving local couple: owning their own restaurant.

Rigoberto Figueroa and his wife Gilma are two of four owners of Picante’s Mexican Grill, located on East Broad Street. Read More

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A Love for Local: Acheson’s vision for community driven food

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He’s got the personality of a small-town short order, but the artistic vision and skill of a graduate of the Sorbonne. But he didn’t go to culinary school. Armed with a brief education in political philosophy and experiences in “really good kitchens,” he has created a cultural oxymoron with his restaurants. Infused with Georgia history, he emphasizes the local color as he pursues his ideal of casual fine dining. Read More

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