Terrorist Attacks Threaten Study Abroad Opportunities

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Lauren Cartwright | lc607512@ohio.edu | @lauren_smallz

With the recent attacks in Pakistan and Paris, along with the bombings that occurred in Brussels and Turkey, both students and parents have begun to worry about the risks of studying in a foreign country. Study abroad programs offer effective ways to learn about other languages and people by being immersed in a different culture. Students gain the skills of functioning in an interdependent world by living and studying in another country. With these foreign experiences, students learn to live, understand and appreciate different perspectives.
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FANGLE Magazine Hosts Nick D’ & The Believers Show

Culture Staff Writer | Alex Warner | aw640112@ohio.edu

Bobcats and their moms sipped coffee and painted mugs this past moms weekend in Front Room to live music from the Columbus-based band, Nick D’ & The Believers. And trust me when I say the room started shaking. It certainly wasn’t the typical coffee shop mood music we’re used to, and it wasn’t the same atmosphere for the band either. Lead singer Nick D’Andrea told the audience that the band isn’t used to seeing everyone’s faces (or sober people), as they usually are playing in a bar-like setting.

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FANGLE’s Movie Rankings for Athens’ 2016 Annual Film Festival

Culture Staff Writers | Korina Meister, Raichel Jenkins, Lauren Cartwright, Ben Vizy, Sarah Blankenship, Sydney Dawes, Rachel Sinistro

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As FANGLE’s favorite movie of the 2016 film fest, Carre’s film packed a punch with audiences and earned its top spot. Source: Embers via IMDB

Embers 

Director: Claire Carre

Review by: Korina Meister

Rating: 5/5

Embers takes place in a dystopian future in which a neurological disease makes citizens forget almost everything about society. The film follows several people’s lives as they try to create connections and find meaning in life, even though they have forgotten nearly everything they knew.

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3-D Reality Braces

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Kalila Bell | kb740513@ohio.edu

Technology has taken the wildest dreams of science fiction fans and made them a reality. From hover boards that let you float down the sidewalk, to 3-D printing technology that can create everything including medical devices and the Green Goblin’s suit from The Amazing Spider Man 2, which was completely 3-D printed. According to the Wohlers Report from 2015, the 3-D printing industry is expected to grow from 3.07 billion in 2013 to 21 billion by 2018.

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Is the Whisper App a Safe Space or a Creepy Place?

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Kayla Blanton | kb408112@ohio.edu

If you’re an active user of social media, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen an ad promoting the secrets that lie within an app called Whisper. Geographic location retrieved by social media profiles is used to target specific universities. A teaser quote might read, “I’m sleeping with my professor.” Juicy secrets like this one and others like it urge students to download the app that allows them to anonymously confess their deepest secrets, while giving them access to those of other users.

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Sex Toys: How Bobcats Are “Playing”

Society Section Editor | Korina Meister | km912013@ohio.edu

Don’t be nervous about adding a toy to the bedroom. You may have just unlocked the gateway to better, more passionate sex. Source: Christina Xu via Flickr
Don’t be nervous about adding a toy to the bedroom. You may have just unlocked the gateway to better, more passionate sex. Source: Christina Xu via Flickr

Cock rings, dildos, butt plugs, anal beads and so much more; sex toys bring a whole new level to your bedroom bliss. While toys may be considered somewhat of a taboo in college, there’s no shortage of conversations about sex. It’s only when the cock rings come out that the conversation takes a turn and people get more shy with their answers.

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Tony Yao, “The Magic Kid”

Culture Staff Writer | Kayla Blanton | kb408112@ohio.edu

Source: Tony Yao (@fishtony520) via Instagram
Tony Yao, “The Magic Kid.” Source: Tony Yao (@fishtony520) via Instagram

Many people refer to him as “the magic kid.” He often sits silently at a table in Southside Espresso Bar, extremely focused on the deck of cards spread across the table in front of him. It turns out, “the magic kid” is a man with many names.

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Athens Welcomes Another Music Venue for Local Bands

Culture Staff Writer | Ben Vizy | bv531614@ohio.edu

While concert crowds cram themselves into Casa Nueva and Jackie O’s, a group of Athenians are hard at work building a new space where college kids can groove. The venue is called “Drxvms” (pronounced “Dreams”), and is located on 13 West Stimson Avenue, across from the Farmacy.

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Small Bras, Big Boobs

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Lauren Cartwright | lc607512@ohio.edu | @lauren_loma 

This year’s Secret Swimsuit Special shows model, Elsa Hosk of Sweden as the face of the event. Source: Victoria's Secret via PRNewswire
This year’s Secret Swimsuit Special shows model, Elsa Hosk of Sweden as the face of the event. Source: Victoria’s Secret via PRNewswire

The 2016 Victoria’s Secret Swim Special aired March 9 to give women an inside look at the hottest swimsuits on some of the most beautiful models in the world. After seeing the Swim Special, it becomes obvious the brand lacks one thing — extended sizing.

Many women exalt Victoria’s Secret as the go-to option for lingerie on the market due to the company’s various 1,000 locations and large advertising budget. According to IBISWorld report in 2015, Victoria’s Secret brands have reported control of 61.8 percent of the U.S. lingerie market. This dominant lingerie retailer excludes curvy or plus-sized women who do not fit into the maximum size of an XL/18 and cup size 40 DDD. For swimwear, the size range is smaller, with the largest size being a 38 DD.

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College Cuisines: Manicotti

Culture Staff Writer | Alex Warner | aw640112@ohio.edu

This six-ingredient manicotti recipe will have you saying, “Mama Mia! Delizioso!” accent and all. It’s pretty much a meat lasagna, but with manicotti shells instead of the traditional lasagna noodle. While the lasagna noodle is flat with wavy edges, a manicotti noodle has a tube-like shape. Think of an oversized penne noodle – that’s essentially what the manicotti noodle resembles. If you’re an Italian food lover, this is one recipe you’ve got to try.

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