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The vampire subgenre of horror film has existed for nearly a century, ranging from Tod Browning’s 1931 “Dracula” to vampires with mullets in Joel Schumacher’s “The Lost Boy’s” in 1987 to the mid-2010’s vampire craze we all know and love. And despite the various locations, characters and conflicts of the mid-2010’s vampire craze, the mainstream modern vampire genre seems to have one universal trait: a boring brunette love interest.

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Environmentalists celebrated Jan. 20 as President Joe Biden signed an executive agreement to revoke permits of the Keystone XL Pipeline — an oil pipeline system that’s been a site of environmental controversy since the initial extension was proposed in 2008. While Biden should be recognized for his commitment to environmental protection and justice, he’s not the sole party to thank for this accomplishment.

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With Chicago possibly on the verge of a return to Phase 3 COVID-19 restrictions, it’s more important than ever to stay home and stay safe. With the weather getting colder, staying home isn’t a bad …

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The climate crisis is undoubtedly an issue that is impacting everyone, but seems to be politically polarized and favored by leftist viewpoints. Many critics and deniers seem to assign caring for the climate crisis to the Democratic party — with our current Republican administration rolling back environmental regulations left and right.

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The phrase “you’re not like other girls” has been embodied in film, books and television repetitively by traditionally male counterparts who ogle at how a female character is different. It’s become a media trope, appearing …

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I saw a broadway show last week and was extremely disappointed when I approached a trash can to toss my cup of coffee. Their Trash/ Bottles&Cans/ Plastics garbage cans lacked dividers and all led to …

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Almost everyone has a distant relative on Facebook whose political views completely contradict their own; it’s a tale as old as the internet. It takes everything in you not to drown their timeline in comments …

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The world is rapidly and undoubtedly degrading due to anthropogenic impact — it’s a fact.  This is made evident by overly-polluted bodies of water due to deadly runoff of industrial agriculture, methane pollution in the …