Off-Campus Housing Guide

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Haadiza Ogwude | ho299413@ohio.edu

The spring semester is quickly coming to a close, and it is time for upperclassmen to make decisions about off-campus housing. Whether it’s living at the Summit apartments with a few close friends or renting a party house, a decision needs to be made before it gets too late and the options are slim. However, there are many things to consider before you sign a lease for your new place.

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The Emerging World of Virtual Reality

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

Major technology companies are developing virtual reality headsets, like this one from Samsung. Source: Nan Palmero via Flickr
Major technology companies are developing virtual reality headsets, like this one from Samsung. Source: Nan Palmero via Flickr

Welcome, once again, to the future. Humans have built virtually invincible monuments, infiltrated outer spac, and combined dozens of recreational hobbies into an object that fits in the palm of a hand. On March 28, 2016, the Oculus Rift became commercially available, adding to this list of human achievements that, 20 years ago, were only seen in science fiction. The Rift is the first affordable, consumer-targeted virtual reality headset to hit the market, followed nearly a week later by the HTC Vive.

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College Cuisines: Simple Sausage Pasta

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

The end of the semester is just around the corner, and that means finishing papers and studying for finals, which also means no time for cooking. But making good meals doesn’t have to get in the way of school work. In fact, taking a quick 15-minute break to whip up this three-ingredient pasta meal ensures that you have all the fuel you need to keep going — and you’ll only dirty two dishes!  Continue reading College Cuisines: Simple Sausage Pasta

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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