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The cast of American Horror Story: Coven (FILE)

By John Connor Coulston // Staff Writer If you aren’t familiar with the format of American Horror Story, each season depicts completely different stories that do not intertwine in any way. The first season revolved around a haunted house, the second focused on an insane asylum, while the third is centered around—as the title suggests—a witch’s …

Nicole Beharie, left, and Tom Mison, right, star in FOX's new supernatural series "Sleepy Hollow." (FILE)

Going into FOX’s latest drama series “Sleepy Hollow,” I was a bit skeptical. While I love the original tale of Ichabod Crane, I’m not fond of modern retellings of classics—especially when they involve time travel. After seeing the result, however, “Sleepy Hollow” uses the right balance of fantasy, mystery, and allusions to make it one of the best supernatural themed …

Robin Thicke, left, gets twerked on by Miley Cyrus, right, during a performance of "Blurred Lines" the 2013 Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday, August 25, 2013. (FILE)

By John Connor Coulston // Contributing Writer The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards was an event filled with over the top performances, surprising appearances, triumphant returns and, of course, music. This year’s ceremony boasted a solid set of performers including: Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Drake, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Bruno Mars, Macklemore & …

Santa Train

Story by Emily West // Community News Editor | Photos by Matt Masters // Photography Editor Brenda Grizzle stood at the tracks in her khaki jacket and straight leg jeans. The day was warming, but a thick chill hung in the air. Through her clear-framed glasses, the retired farmer turned part-time seamstress watched her grandchildren, River …

Christmas Cookies by OakleyOriginals

Story by Jane Horne // Arts & Entertainment Editor | Photo by OakleyOriginals // Flickr It’s the end of the semester, cash is running low and finals are on the horizon when you suddenly remember that you need a way to tell your closest friends you care before you leave for the holidays. It’s already a …

Santa Brownies Christmas by Steven Depolo

Story by Jessica Kryza // Contributing Writer | Photo by Steven Depolo // via Flickr The most wonderful time of the year will be here before you know it. On top of making plans for travel and gift giving, you’re probably anxiously waiting parties and gatherings that include any tasty goody you can imagine. If you’re throwing the holiday …