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Journalism for Accountability

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor Kirsten Danis, the managing editor of The Marshall Project, spoke several times over the course of Mass Comm Week last month. I loved that her job and speech related to the Common Experience theme this year. The Marshall Project focuses on exposing the criminal justice system for their wrong-doings. […]

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JIGSAW: A Spooky Review

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor I remember renting movies at Blockbuster and seeing the cover for Saw, and thinking, “well that looks disgusting.” I gave in a couple of years later and watched the first two movies. Yes, the movies are extremely gory, but the plot twist at the end of Saw was amazing. […]

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San Maximum: Pitaya

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor This year, Pitaya made its debut in San Marcos. It is a boutique located on 230 N. LBJ Drive; next to Crafthouse. If you think online boutiques have cute clothes, but don’t think their prices are cute, this place is for you. The styles remind me of Forever 21 […]

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My Experience with Anthony Graves

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor On October 10th, Anthony Graves spoke at Evans Auditorium about his experience on death row for a crime he had not committed. It was a normal day for Anthony Graves when someone told him the police were looking for him. He went to the authorities to ask about what […]

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Safety Tips for Large Events

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor The world is aching for the victims and their loved ones. What happened in Las Vegas is sickening and the work of the devil. Situations like this cause people to want to stay cooped up at home when they should be out enjoying a concert or movie. We can’t […]

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Twitter Stan Craze

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor As an avid Twitter user over the years, I’ve noticed the trend of “stans”. It’s a blend of two words: stalker and fan. Basically, if you are an obsessed fan of a celebrity, you are a stan. Most people will think they are annoying and biased, but if you […]

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FAFSA Applications are Open

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor It’s that time of the year again. FAFSA applications are now open! While I was filling out my last FAFSA application, I told my mom, “Screw this. I’m finishing my college education with a bachelor degree. I’m not doing this again for grad school.” A bit dramatic, but answering […]

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Is Satisfaction the Death of Desire?

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor One of my favorite TV characters, Hank Moody once said, “Is it possible that longing for something is better than having it? I’ve heard it said that satisfaction is the death of desire.” Well it might be. We all have things we desire. It could be food, a certain […]

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Why We Laugh at Scary Movies

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor Last week I went to the movies to watch It. I have never read the book, nor seen the original film from start to finish. As someone who was going into this movie without the memories of night terrors from Pennywise as a child, I was hoping this movie would scare […]

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Matchmakers: A Real Thing

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor I have only ever heard of matchmakers though TV shows or movies. Never have I met anyone who has used a service like this. To be honest, the whole idea reminds me of a sappy Lifetime movie. However, they are definitely real. I found a matchmaker company based out […]

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The Importance of South Park

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor Mark your calendars. South Park returns today! Tune in to Comedy Central at 9pm to catch the season premiere of season 21. Yes, season 21, can you believe it? South Park premiered on Comedy Central on August 13th, 1997. The show is older than me. There is no doubt […]

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Eating On A Budget

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor Buying food gets expensive. There are days when we treat ourselves like queens and kings by eating out at nice restaurants, days when we actually talk ourselves into buying groceries, and even days when we have to have sleep for dinner. The struggle is real, but I have to […]

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Will You Stick to Your Degree Plan?

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor  Something to consider before starting school this August is to meet with an academic advisor. I know some of you might think you are a junior, but there is a possibility you are still considered a sophomore. I am sure even though no one truly wants to leave San […]

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TED Talk: How to Find Work You Love

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor This week I watched a TED Talk of Scott Dinsmore explaining the process of finding the work you love. In a day and age where finding work is hard, a lot of people may settle for work that they do not enjoy. I think a lot of settling has […]

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Yes, We Do Need Jesus

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor  If you read my blog about non-biological human engineering, you would know that I am a Christian. I am still getting to know God, which I feel is fine because I know if I am going to work on a relationship with anyone for the rest of my life […]

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Should Ladies Make The First Move?

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor It is 2017 ladies, I guess it is time for us to accept that some men want to wear rompers, and some men just want us to approach them first. I am going into my third year of college and I still have a hard time trying to hit […]

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