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04 | enterteenment | WINTER 2012 Valeria Lukyanova . Photographed by, Sebastian Faena for V Magazine
emember your old dolls
extremely thin, she hopes to one day
The two females appear to be very
and Barbies you used to
get surgery to reshape her eyes and to
content with their look. On their
play with? Have you ever
make her waist even more dramatic.
Youtube videos and Facebook pages,
wished you looked like one of them? Often, many girls dream of looking like Barbie with her long, full blonde hair with blue eyes, slim waist and long legs. As we got older, we realized that looking like Barbie was impossible because Barbie fits the ideal of “perfection”. Barbie is fake, she is
On the other hand, Lukyanova
is also from the Ukraine and calls herself “the real deal.” She says that she is legitimately the real-life Barbie. She most likely underwent plastic surgery to achieve her look. However, the underlying issue is not the plastic sur-
there have been mixed reactions. Some praise them for daring to be different and urge them to be unique. However, others think they have a psychological problem and believe they are not actually happy with how they look - whether it is “perfect” or not.
gery and whether she is fake or real.
I am an advocate of uniqueness. There-
According to a Diane Levin, a Boston
fore, if this is what makes these two la-
Meet Anastasiya Shpagina and
professor at Wheelock College, her
dies happy then they should go for it.
Valeria Lukyanova, two friends from
problem “is that her flaunted image
However, I hope they don’t internally
the Ukraine who have made many
epitomizes and exemplifies the issue
feel the need to look perfect. They
Youtube videos with tutorials on how
of objectification of women in today’s
may have achieved looking like Bar-
they apply their makeup. The former
society.” Furthermore, Lukyanova has
bie and anime characters but perfec-
looks like a real anime character while
referred to herself as the most famous
tion is a look no one can ever achieve.
the latter looks like Barbie. Shpagina
woman in Russia, but as of right now,
is from Ukraine and has used extreme
Shpagina is actually more famous.
not real beauty. Well, maybe not...
- by, ADAEZE NDUAGUBA
makeup techniques and costumes to enable herself to look like an anime character. As she quotes on her Facebook page, “I’m not like a doll, a doll is like me.” It takes Shpagina a little bit more than an hour to achieve her look. You might say that is not a lot of time but keep in mind, this is because she is experienced and has been doing this for quite some time. Although she is
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06 | enterteenment | WINTER 2012
hen you’re about
food bank or soup kitchen. I remem-
Canned Food Drive: You can hold a
to dive into that
ber when I volunteered at my local
canned food drive at your school,
plate of turkey,
food bank. I got to meet people from
where students can drop off cans
mashed potatoes, and gravy on
all walks of life. Although I was giving
at the main office. After a period of
Thanksgiving or Christmas Eve, what
them bags of food, it seemed like the
time, you can pack these cans and
are you thinking about? I bet most
gift that I received was much greater.
send them to a local food bank or
of you aren’t thinking about the
The jokes, smiles, and conversations
homeless shelter. A twist on this
needy families who don’t have that
with lovely elderly couples, and sin-
event could be a rivalry competi-
same comfort food on their plates.
gle mothers with adorable children
tion. Your school can compete with
According to Feeding America, in
were the best gifts that I could have
your rival school in raising the great-
2011, over 50.1 million Americans,
ever received during the holidays.
est amount of cans for donation.
including adults and children, are living with food insecurity. Unlike financially stable households, these
Some fundraising opportunities that I would suggest are:
families spend their holidays with
Meals on Wheels: With your school,
an insufficient amount of food due
church, or group of friends, you can
to economic reasons such as unem-
hold a food drive and collect packages
ployment. National and world hun-
or cans of food to assemble meal bas-
ger has always been an issue that
kets. These meals will then be deliv-
our society struggles with. It takes
ered to the homes of needy families,
“Easy as Pie” fundraiser: At your
individuals (like you) to help combat
hence the name meals on “wheels”.
school or in your neighborhood, you
hunger and make the holiday season
can host a pie sale fundraiser before
better for the less fortunate ones.
Thanksgiving, or winter break (Christ-
This holiday season you can
give back to needy families by participating in volunteering opportunities and by holding fundraising events.
mas). You can sell sponsored pies by asking for donations from your local bakeries, or you can bake your own. One of my favorite recipes is Skinnytaste’s Pumpkin Pie. Her recipes are
For volunteering opportuni-
healthy and amazing! You can find her
ties, you can volunteer at your local
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Skinny Pumpkin Pie Skinnytaste.com Servings: 8 Serving Size: 1/8th Calories: 172.3 Fat: 6.4 g Carbs: 31.4 Fiber: 1.7 Protein: 3.5 g Sugar: 20.7Sodium: 143.1 mg Ingredients: • 15 oz canned pumpkin (or homemade pumpkin puree) • 2 tbsp light butter, softened
Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly dust a large cutting board or flat surface with flour. Roll out a room temperature pie crust sheet, so that it becomes thin enough to cut off about 30%, so that your final crust is 5 oz. Place into a 9-inch pie dish, cutting off excess dough. Place pumpkin in a large bowl. Add light butter, and mix well. Using an electric mixer, mix in brown sugar, milk, eggs, egg whites, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth. Pour filling into unbaked pie crust. Bake 60 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Serve with whipped topping and enjoy!
• 3/4 cup light brown sugar • 1/2 cup fat free milk
With the first couple of steps you take to combat hunger, I can en-
• 1 large egg
sure you that you will make a difference in households with food inse-
• 2 large egg whites
curity. Make use of your holiday spirit! For Loring A. Schuler once said
•1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
that, “For the spirit of Christmas fulfills the greatest hunger of mankind.”
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- by, JENNIFER YU
t’s the happiest time of the year
So, this holiday season hold
ting re-married does not mean that
folks! All you can see are the
hands with a loved one, and that
he is going to replace your father,
green and white trees deco-
does not have to be a boyfriend or
because your father is still there isn’t
rated to holiday perfection and the
girlfriend. Kiss your mommy on the
he? Don’t think of it as a replace-
blinding rainbow lights.
cheek, surprise your dad with a bear
ment think of it as an opening. You
are ringing and carols are being sung.
hug, thank your parents for every-
are just accepting another parental
thing they’ve done, spend time with
figure into your life. Many people
your siblings playing games or enjoy-
actually have multiple parental fig-
ing a movie night with them. Remind
ures beyond their biological parents,
your loved ones that you love them.
whether that is an older sibling, a
teacher, coach, or neighbor, your step-
a special holiday, unmatched by any other. It’s not just the fact that school’s out, or that gifts are exchanged, but it’s a time to simply be
dad is simply taking another spot.
together; where people gather with good music and over good food. It
is a time to appreciate the people in
that your family likes him and your
your life along with all your blessings.
mom is happy with him. Be happy
Because the holidays often
bring cold winter weather, hot chocolate, nutmeg, and burning fire, it also inspires the infamous ‘Christmas Cuffing’, which is when the feeling of togetherness spreads beyond just family and friends but also to significant others, in other words, ‘love is in the air’. People suddenly develop this deep internal desire to share this
The most important thing is
that you like him because that just Mary . New Jersey . Class of 2015
makes things easier for you and everyone; do not feel obligated to try
My mom is getting remar-
ried soon and I am not sure if I should be happy or sad because I like my new step-dad, but I don’t want him to replace my father. What do you think? What should I do?
experience with their loved ones and
suddenly couples are walking hand-
in-hand, smiling, radiating uninhib-
already know the answer to this ques-
ited joy, cuddling on park benches.
tion. Just because your mom is get-
and hate him. These things take time and as you transition there will probably be a few bumps in the road as you will adjust to a new person in your family. But just keep an open mind and talk to your mom throughout the experience. This may be a chance for you two to get closer.
Well, to be honest I think you
- Monique Williams
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hile the madness
by their respective stalwart programs.
The Indiana Hoosiers are
of March cannot
John Calipari of Kentucky, Rick Pit-
the #1 team in America, according
quite be scented
ino of Louisville, Mike Krzyzewski of
to the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll,
amidst the insanity on the gridiron
Duke, Roy Williams of North Carolina,
and rightfully so. Tom Crean worked
this time of year, it is never too early
and Bill Self of Kansas have been re-
arduously over the course of the
to preview the college hoops land-
garded as the best in the coaching
past four seasons to return the Indi-
scape. With just under twenty days
craft over the past decade, and each
ana basketball program to glory after
until opening tip, a clear precedent
coach returns a powerful squad this
NCAA sanctions crippled the once-
has been set for those deemed the
winter. While behemoth poster-boys
proud Hoosiers from 2008 to the end
teams to beat by media and coaches.
for the sport, such as Kentucky’s 2012
of 2011. Last fall, it all came together
Much-maligned by the continuing
freshman phenom Anthony Davis,
for the Hoosiers, who landed highly-
relevancy of the “one-and-done,” col-
Kansas’ low-post bully Thomas Rob-
touted freshman center Cody Zel-
lege basketball will lack an undisputed
inson, and Ohio State’s elite big man
ler and knocked off #1 and eventual
top-flight team throughout the sea-
Jared Sullinger have departed for
champion Kentucky on a last second
son in 2012-13, unlike last year, when
the NBA, new faces will emerge on
shot by Christian Watford in Bloom-
the Kentucky Wildcats ran rampant
the hardwood this season. Indiana’s
ington. Crean brings back every key
behind a cast of freshman superstars
7-foot gem Cody Zeller returns for
piece to a Sweet Sixteen team aim-
all the way to tournament glory. The
his sophomore year, and freshmen
ing for an even deeper run the tour-
lack of a clear-cut torch bearer for col-
such as Nerlens Noel of Kentucky and
ney come March 2013. Zeller is now
lege basketball in 2012-13 will make
Shabazz Muhammad of UCLA will in-
a 7-foot sophomore, widely regarded
for much more parity in the months
fuse new meaning into the term “dia-
by analysts and onlookers as the best
leading up to March and the tourna-
per dandy.” It will be a rowdy ride, as
college basketball player in the coun-
ment itself. With realignment and
it tends to be in a sport with such rich
try. As the potential #1 pick in next
early NBA pillaging taking its toll, col-
tradition and fanatical tendencies.
year’s draft, Zeller is a ferocious re-
lege basketball with have a much different fabric than it did one year ago,
bounder and polished offensive post presence. Zeller is joined by versatile
a now oft-annual theme in the sport.
senior power forward Christian Wat-
One tone that has always been com-
ford, the hero of last year’s victory
mon in college basketball is the pres-
over Kentucky. Athletic swingman
ence of coaches glamorized as deities
Victor Oladipo adds explosiveness
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to Indiana on the perimeter, as does
point guard with years of experience
senior sharpshooter Jordan Hulls. The
in Pitino’s system. While Siva infuses
Hoosiers are likely to start freshman
Louisville with experience and leader-
and Indianapolis product Yogi Ferrell
ship, Louisville has a frugal amount of
at point guard. A naturalist at creating
depth and weaponry. Wayne Blacks-
plays and adjusting to a variety of de-
hear is a talented sophomore swing-
fensive sets, Ferrell gives Crean an in-
The coaches ranked the Lou-
man who battled injuries in his fresh-
stinctive and smart player at the point,
isville Cardinals as the #2 team in
man campaign but enters 2012-13 as
a dire trait for any team contending
America in their preseason poll. A
healthy. Russ Smith gives the ‘Ville a
for a title. Maurice Creek could be
model of consistency under legendary
dynamic guard with shooting prowess
perhaps the most injury-prone play-
coach Rick Pitino, the ‘Ville dashed to
and quick hands fit for steals to com-
er in the country, but showed talent
the Final Four in 2012 as a four seed,
plement the more-mature Siva. Up
and productivity earlier in his career.
surprising pundits with crippling de-
front, Chane Behanan gives the Cards
Indiana must improve its defense to
fensive efficiency. The Cardinals held
a powerful bully more than capable
match its elite offensive efficiency
number one seeded powerhouse
of being a double-double machine.
in order to contend for a conference
Michigan State to a mere 43 points in
Star center Gorgui Dieng gives Pitino
championship in an exceedingly tal-
a Sweet Sixteen upset en route to the
a shot-blocker keen on improving his
ented Big Ten. Teams that succeed in
final four berth. Eventually, Louisville
offensive post game. A pair of new-
March must be stingy on the defen-
ran into archrival Kentucky in the Fi-
comers, George Mason transfer Luke
sive end, a component often lacking
nal Four in New Orleans, where they
Hancock and true freshman Montrezl
for IU last season. It has been a long
were soundly defeated after catch-
Harrell, supply Louisville with depth.
and difficult road back for Indiana,
ing the tournament field off guard.
There is no reason to believe there will
but Hoosier Hysteria has returned to
This year, Louisville will sneak up on
be a drop-off on the defensive side of
Bloomington, a hub of hoops tradi-
nobody as they deal with the burden
the ball for Rick Pitino’s squad. If the
tion. Crean and this cast of stars never
of great expectations amongst college
Cards can cut down the turnovers and
wavered, and the results of such ad-
basketball experts and onlookers.
boost the offensive efficiency with
mirable determination should show
Senior point guard Peyton Siva leads
returning weaponry and a more ma-
in 2012-13 when Zeller leads the Hoo-
the attack for Pitino as a floor gen-
ture general in Peyton Siva, Louisville
siers to 35 wins and a Final Four berth.
eral and catalyst success. An unques-
could be the best team in the state
tioned leader, Siva is a small yet quick
of Kentucky. With the added depth,,
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Pitino is more than capable of apply-
#18 overall pick Terrence Jones, and
turn for his sophomore campaign as
ing the defensive press and imple-
#29 overall pick Marquis Teague. With
a sweet-shooting swingman who can
menting his oft-successful half-court
ease, John Calipari reloaded with a
account for a bulk of the offensive
defensive strategy. Pivotal games
new group of youngsters ranked #2
production gone with the departure
against rivals Memphis and Kentucky
by ESPN Recruiting Nation. This next
of Davis. There is a lot to replace in
will set the tone for the Cardinals’
freshman class of recruiting guru
Lexington, but “rebuilding” to other
season early on, and the elite Big
John Calipari includes the #1 player
programs simply translates as “reload-
East Conference with test and try this
of 2012 and heir apparent to the leg-
ing” for Calipari and yet another class
team. Louisville can win it all with their
endary Anthony Davis, Nerlens Noel.
of talented newcomers. Calipari, the
experience and suffocating defense.
The 6-10 big man and Everett, Massa-
main advocate for college basketball’s
chusetts product can block shots and
“one-and-done” culture, has another
score, all while rocking a tasteful high
dynamic team and diverse set of skills
top fade. Athletic combination for-
on the hardwood. Kentucky will win
ward Alex Poythress, versatile scor-
another SEC title and should make yet
ing guard Archie Goodwin, and raw
another trip to the Final Four if all the
big man Willie Cauley round out Cali-
talented pieces can mesh and coexist.
The defending national cham-
pion Kentucky Wildcats check in at #3 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll. In 2012, Kentucky lost a mere two games en route to a dominant March where Kentucky was barely challenged in winning the eighth national championship in the school’s rich hoops history. After that glorious run to March Madness riches, John Calipari’s Kentucky program was gutted by early departures to the NBA, including #1 overall pick Anthony Davis, #2 overall pick Michael Kidd-Gilchrist,
pari’s latest out of his recruiting crops, traditionally deemed the best, most
impactful, and shortest-tenured in America. North Carolina State transfer Ryan Harrow will run the show for Kentucky, distributing and slashing to the basket all while directing the Wildcat offense. The trio of “diaperdandies,” Noel, Goodwin, and Poythress, will start for Calipari much the way Davis, Kidd-Gilchrist, and Teague did one year ago. Kyle Wiltjer, a member of that very same 2011 class, did not enter the NBA draft and will re-
Another Final Four team from a
year ago, the Ohio State Buckeyes check in at #4 on the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. Jared Sullinger, a dominating and charismatic post presence in Columbus for the previous two years, is now with the (cont’d..)for a title. Maurice Creek could be perhaps
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NBA’s Boston Celtics, leaving behind
for his junior campaign after averag-
big man who will pull down rebounds
a cast of experienced superstars un-
ing just under 16 points per game in
and make up for the loss of boards
der veteran headman Thad Matta.
2011-12, and specializes in knocking
accompanied with Sullinger’s de-
Junior point guard Aaron Craft may
down the open 3-point shot. Jun-
parture. Aaron Craft may just be the
be the best in the nation at his posi-
ior guard Lenzelle Smith, Jr. will add
frontrunner for the Big Ten player of
tion because of his developing ability
points along with Thomas and Craft,
the year, and the Buckeyes go as their
to create defense and his renowned
giving the Buckeyes a solid three-
junior point guard goes. If Kraft plays
individual defense that is considered
headed attack on offense. Questions
to his ability sans Sullinger and young-
second to none. Craft, however, will
begin to arise as to the role of sopho-
sters such as Ross and Williams step
need help from his teammates to
mores LaQuinton Ross and Amir Wil-
up, Ohio State can knock off Indiana
assure a possession-by-possession
liams, once-heralded recruits who
atop the Big Ten and make it consecu-
system of lockdown defense. Junior
step in to replace Buckeye greats Wil-
tive Final Four berths. One thing is for
small forward Deshaun Thomas fig-
liam Buford and Jared Sullinger. Ross
certain: a Thad Matta-coached team
ures to be as important to the Buck-
is a talented swingman, though un-
should never be underestimated.
eyes’ offense as Craft is to Ohio State’s
proven in the ranks of the collegiate
defense. The offensive ace returned
game. Williams is a long and rangy
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JR would even yell out, “Jeremy Lin, GO BACK TO HARVARD!” During most away games for the Miami Heat, LeBron James was booed every single time he got the ball, and in Cleveland, he got hit with worse than that.
We’ve all seen the creative fan
signs. They’ll hold up signs that say things like “THIS IS MY FIRST GAME!!”, Steven Philhart of Clovis, CA, AKA The Barbarian
to those creative acronyms where they take the name of the broadcast network and make something out of it, i.e., ABC, NBC, CBS or ESPN. The
ports get people fired up!
hits their team, they really know
best signs are the ones where eve-
The passion brought to
that they have to make every single
ry single fan holds a piece that to-
the games by the fans is
dollar that the fans spend worth it.
gether forms one picture.
what makes the game.
loves watching sports or attend-
The good chants get us into
When the heat is on, the
the game too. At times when a team
fans can always get the players go-
is up by a lot and there is a player
ing. What would basketball be like
on the bench who has rarely played,
if there were no fans distracting the
every now and then the whole crowd
players who shoot free throws? What
will chant their name (clap, clap, clap-
would soccer be like if the passionate
clap-clap). It is also intense to watch
fans were not singing their great and
the fans in the arena target certain
funny songs? No energy and no life.
players and boo them whenever they
You couldn’t call it Joga Bonito, now
gry sometimes it’s also fun to
get the ball. When I went to the Celt-
could you? As athletes, we should
watch. In my experience, the soc-
ics/Knicks game last year, every single
all thank the fans for coming out,
cer fans are the best at this. When
time Jeremy Lin touched the ball, he
showing support us pumping us up.
the anger from the home crowd
was booed by everyone. My friend
by, ALEX BAIR
ing a game when the fans are into it. The energy When the fans get into the game by cheering, holding up creative signs, or even yelling funny things to the referees, these fans make the games exciting.
Your World | enterteenmentonline.com | 15
ompared to the rest of
Alleyoop is an online math
After selecting “Functions and Rela-
the world, American stu-
and science tutoring tool, and is
tions” – because college apps have
dents are sorely behind in
easy as pie (or Pi) to use. Anyone
made me dysfunctional – hot pink
math and science. A variety of op-
can make a free account, so I, your
words popped up on the screen:
tions have been proposed to fix this,
loyal journalist and Guinea pig ex-
from increasing the salaries of math
traordinaire, decided to try it out.
and science teachers, to requiring more advanced classes at earlier stages in a child’s education. In the meantime, however, those of us already in school need immediate help.
Does this look like what
you’re working on now?
Once I signed in, Alleyoop of-
there was a math problem that
fered two options: math or science.
I chose math, Algebra II, and 12th grade – yes, they have designated paths for all of us! The levels range
Find g(1) and f(g(1)):
f(x) = 2x – x + 1
g(x) = 4x – 2
Not everyone has the time
from pre-algebra to trigonometry,
or money for a tutor, but for stu-
from sixth grade to GED prep, college
Of the three boxes below, I chose
dents with access to a comput-
sophomore, or even military work
“Seems right.” It did. The page opened
er, there is a tool that can help.
prep. Who knew such a wide range
to quizzes, practice problems, and vid-
of people had trouble with math?
eo tutorials, all of which would help
First, go to your favorite engine.
Each program is tailored to
girl myself, but any one of them
the demographic’s needs. I immedi-
will do. Then, search “Alleyoop.”
ately found what I was looking for.
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me earn “Yoop” points to open new opportunities. Overall, it was very simple, quick, and self-explanatory, even for a life-long math-o-phobe.
According to Alleyoop, five
out of six high school students will not graduate from college. Often, this is due to the lack of a strong math
Alleyoop also partners with
Get Schooled, a program designed to boost attendance. One of the greatest
barriers to success in school is skipping class – and Get Schooled works with students and encourages them to avoid this. You can even sign up for
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wake up calls from celebrities if you have a hard time getting up in the morning – this week it’s Wiz Khalifa!
I’ve visited Get Schooled’s
website a few times now. Not only do they have interesting links, but some have led me to helpful college advice ranging from completing applications to financial aid. I’m no Wiz Khalifa, but as far as I can see, these are valuable tools for junior high and high school students. So do the math and get schooled! - by, MOLLY McGINNIS
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U LT I M AT E
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s the Northern hemisphere is slowly dusted in white and snowmen appear boulder by boulder, parents and friends fill stores in search for the perfect present for the holiday season. Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukah, and even well-timed birthdays are each decorated with the idea of giving. Yet,
in a world where a 30-second Internet attention span and Tweets dominate, sometimes the best presents are ones that require time: books! Luckily enough, there is an e-reader and book customized to every personality.
We all have that someone who is most likely the trendiest person we
know. She or he always know the newest slang word, the coolest place to go to, and of course, looks right out of the most popular fashion magazine of the month. However, the gift of the holiday season for this person cannot be the mundane and predictable i.e. iPhone 5. What this person needs is a book and a matching e-reader. Presenting to you: the Kobo Touch Reader! With a quilted metallic back and Wifi capabilities, Kobo is not a trend, but a trendsetter. Light weight, it has a screen that reads like a book, and in fact can store 30,000 of them!
The perfect book set to match is Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines Series!
Like a new Vera Wang collection for your fashionista, the newest addition, The Indigo Spell is written by the same author who wrote the ever-so successful Vampire Academy Series. Adventuring through the entanglements of friendship, romance, wars, and shocking betrayals, the novels center on alchemy, as a young girl named Sydney discovers her identity in a ruptured world.
Predictably, you may be thinking of a sophisticated book of an esteemed
sort to gift your intellectual friend. Yet, the holiday season means so much more than Plato’s Republic. A perfect holiday gift requires an upgrade of your friend’s vast collection of books to digital and a new addition to the collection. We propose for the most qualified e-reader the Nook Tablet! Specifically designed for people who need quite an amount of storage, the Tablet has 16 GB of internal memory. It only takes three hours to recharge, and is games and email capable. Further, it can record a book in your friend’s voice! PreYour Reviews | enterteenmentonline.com | 19
set with Netflix and Hulu
Plus, the e-reader also offers ad-free reading.
For the book to accompany this state-of-the-art e-reader, we recommend
the one and only Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal. Written by Gleeâ€™s Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), who is considered as one the most influential 100 people, the novel centers on a high school outcast, who blackmails the schoolâ€™s elite into writing for his literary journal, so that his resume may be adequately buffed for his application to Northwestern University. Bright minds do think alike.
THE BED TIME READER:
According to a Barnes and Noble Survey,
64 percent of adults read regularly in bed, making the possibility of you buying a gift this holiday season very likely. We got you covered!
For the bed-time reader, we believe that the Nook Simple Touch Reader
is best one! With impeccable design and an easy-to-use program, Simple Touch is choice for travelers. More importantly, it supports LendMe technology, which allows your sleepy reader to borrow books from the local library. Simple Touch was designed for bed-time, as it not only has e-ink, but emits a softer light than the iPad. Thus, the e-reader is technically a book that can be read in the dark.
Keeping with our theme, the book to pair with the Simple Touch
is Princess of the Silver Woods. A conglomeration of Robin Hood, Red Riding Hood, and Twelve Dancing Princesses, Silver Woods centers on the youngest princess, Petunia. After being sent to her grandmother, Petunia must travel through a forest reigned by Hood-esque wolves. On the other side of the forest, there is a dark curse waiting for her. 20 | enterteenment | WINTER 2012
In every excited person, there is a bookworm. And for every bookworm,
there is the ultimate gift. For the thrillers, the Kindle Fire HD is an incredible choice because of it adjustable brightness, dual antenna for faster downloads, and dual speakers for a surround sound effect. Not only can the reader support eBooks, magazines, and newspapers, but the user can also enjoy the excitement of movies and games on one of the best resolutions: 1280 x 800.
Along with the Kindle Fire, you should definitely check out Timonthy Wil-
liamsâ€™ Another Sun. Centering on French-Algerian judge, Anne Marie Laveaud, Another Sun follows her relocation to the French-controlled Guadeloupe. There, she is assigned to judge a murder case, in which she is sure the suspect is a scapegoat. Yet, with a suspect that wonâ€™t talk because she is a woman, Anne Marie finds herself in a frightening situation of injustice and terror. The thrill just got better!
THE BUSY BODY:
At the holiday dinner table, it is very easy to point out the busybody.
Just like all friend and family, the busybodies mean a lot to us. Unfortunately, the holiday season just makes them well, more busy. Have no fear! The iPad 3rd generation is here! The perfect device for multitasking, and the least one that needs any pitches, the iPad is also a wonderful e-reader for the busybody. Equipped with virtually everything, it has 4G, allowing emails to be sent from anywhere and at anytime . Make sure your busy body has one by New Years!
As for the book we recommend, we did not chose time management self-help books, but instead, a novel to
emphasize being with your loved ones. The End of Your Life Book Club, written by Will Schwalbe, is about the author and his mother, Mary Anne. After returning from a humanitarian trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Mary Anne is diagnosed first with hepatitis and then with fatal advanced pancreatic cancer. At the end of her life, the two start a book club, discussing faith, courage, and listening. Undoubtedly, your busybody will make the time to read this book.
One thing to remember this holiday season, is that the ultimate gift you can give to your book worm is a great story. - by, AMAL CHEEMA Your Reviews | enterteenmentonline.com | 21
A by, TI
Brandon Cappiello Photographed by, Iggy Barskov Styling by, Jasmine Neilan Makeup by, Nicole Baglione Clothing provided by, NORDSTROM: DIESEL® ‘Schadel’ Woven Shirt
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B-CAPP of Easton, Massa-
chusetts grew up in a traditional fam-
my passion! I love life on stage! TIA: Who do you you owe your success to?
ily and has spent the past 15 years
B-CAPP: My parents and all the great
singing and dancing. In addition to
people who have pushed me along
performing, Brandon is skilled in the
art of boxing and his cousin, the legendary Rock Marciano has been a major influence on his life. Seven years
TIA: If you could team up with any one artist, who would it be and why?
B-CAPP: I’d have to say “Gotta Have It” is my favorite. It has sick choreography with a new school hip-hopmixed-urban-pop kind of feel, I like to call it “pop-hop.” TIA: What do you prefer: writing songs or recording them? B-CAPP: Both. When I write songs, I get personally attached to them.
of boxing has contributed greatly to
B-CAPP: Chris Brown or Kanye, I love
For example, my song “Reach for the
Brandon’s confidence as a performer.
Sky” is very personal to me. I also like co-writing songs or even just record-
Today Brandon is a dedicated
ing hot tracks.
recording artist who expresses
his passion for music through song
TIA: If you didn’t pursue a career as
and dance. As Brandon prepares to
a recording artist, what else would
release his debut album with Mu-
you want to do in life?
sicBall Productions, your teen music expert and columnist, Tia got to
TIA: Can you tell me about your
sit down and ask the up and com-
relationship with Snooki?
ping star a few questions.
B-CAPP: That’s hard to say. For me, acting and singing come together. So I guess I’d want to be a full-time
B-CAPP: Snooki and her team are
actor. I don’t really have a “back up
great people. She found me through
plan” because my mind has always
TIA: How did you First realize that
a co-worker and loves my music.
been set on doing this.
you wanted to become a singer?
Right now we’re just hanging out
is Tia’s inside scoop with B-Capp!
B-CAPP: For as long as I can remember this has been my dream. I started
acting, singing and dancing
when I was 3 1/2
years old. It’s
and building a working relationship. She’s a great girl! TIA: What is your favorite song you’ve recorded and why?
TIA: If you could give one message to your fans, what would it be? B-CAPP: I love ya’ll, and I appreciate your love and support. Just get ready for the best stuff coming in 2013! Feature | enterteenmentonline.com | 23
Worldwide Waves For Your Playlist by, TIA DI SALVO
One of the best things about music is that it can be shared with people all over the world. I find it quite interesting to listen to different music from other regions of the world and see how they differ from the types of music that are produced in the United States. Some international artists have made quite successful careers in the states; some even worldwide. Some of those artists you may know include Rihanna, One Direction, Adele, David Guetta, and U2. Other artists may only become successful in their own country and never have the chance for that to carry over into the US. Unfortunately, because the music industry is so big here in the states, we don’t always get to hear of these successful artists from other countries. Places online like YouTube and other social media sites make it much more easier for us to discover international artists. South African duo, Goodluck has started to make headlines all over the world. Their electronic-swing style music has climbed charts throughout their country. Goodluck’s jazz meets dubstep sound is just so crazy and different, everyone who hears it falls in love with it! Their singles “Hop On Hop Off” and “Taking It Easy” have led them to be nominated for numerous awards including 3 MTN South African Music Awards (the equivalent of the Grammys). Between selling out shows throughout their country as well as touring across Europe, Goodluck is 24 | enterteenment | WINTER 2012
one of the best new artists!
One common misconception people may have of international music is that they won’t be able to understand it since it is in a different language. Yes, sometimes that is true and you many not be able to understand exactly what the artist is singing, but that doesn’t mean that you still can’t enjoy the music. For example, PSY is a Korean singer and rapper who’s humorous videos and funky beats totally make up for the fact that we have absolutely no idea what he’s saying. His hit song “Gangnam Style” has been making headlines all over the world! It has made it to the number one spot on the iTunes chart as well as to the top of the Billboard hot 100! PSY has become such a hot rapper shows like The Today Show, Saturday Night Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Extra have all brought him in to be special guests. His techno/hip-hop style music is great for anyone who loves to dance and have fun with music.
One of my favorite international groups is Swedish House Mafia. This group, composed of three DJs, is the level of awesomeness that artists like Skrillex and Avicii wish they could achieve. SHM is the dubstep of dubstep; they are the best of the best. Their music has taken crazy to a whole new level. With most artists, they have a few good songs and all the other ones are mediocre, but with Swedish House Mafia, every song they have produced could be a hit. Recently they have been noticed by the European Border Breakers Association as one of ten bands that have reached audiences outside of their own country with their first international album. Although they have achieved great success, Swedish House Mafia have recently released a statement that after this upcoming international tour, the band will break up. This last tour, which they have titled “One Last Tour,” will play around the world. They are playing in Dubai, India all the way to Oslo, Norway, and ending the tour right here in the states in Los Angeles on March 8th. Although they are not making too many stops in the states, there are a few. SHM will be playing in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles throughout February and early March. All their songs are full of insane, fun beats, that make you want to never stop dancing. If you love having a good time and love to go crazy, then defiantly check out SHM! Your Reviews | enterteenmentonline.com | 25
Paula Fernandes is a young, extremely talented singer from Brazil. Although all of her songs are in Spanish, she has one of the purest, most beautiful voices I have ever heard. Although I have absolutely no idea what she is singing about, her voice is just so lovely to listen to I have no problem not understanding it! She is extremely popular in her hometown of Brazil, selling over a million copies of one of her albums. She even had the opportunity to perform a duet with American superstar Taylor Swift called “Long Live.” Some of her songs have made it as far as number two on the Brazil hot 100 and she has also been featured on MTV Unplugged!
International boy bands have become a huge sensation lately. A prime example of this is One Direction. However, One Direction is not the only boy band to receive attention, Australian boy band The Janoskians, are also starting to make headlines. This 5 member boy band first started posting videos on their YouTube page last year, and recently they have become a huge hit! Their single “Set This World On Fire,” has been toping Australian top 40 charts. With over 250,000 followers on their recently verified Twitter page, teenage girls have started to go crazy for these adorable guys. SHINee a Japanese based boy band is another prime example of enjoyable music sung in a different language. Their catchy tunes and upbeat rhythms make it easy to just enjoy their songs. They have become very well known for their highly complicated synchronized dancing. If you watch any of their videos on their YouTube page, you’ll understand exactly what I mean; these boys know how to move! SHINee has become so successful
hildren are screaming. The
ing in buying a new Nintendo DS or
with funky new colors such as light
sky is falling. And winter
an iPod Touch, think again! A neat
blue, or yellow and a newly designed
might just come on time
thing about this device is that you
pair of earphones, or “EarPods”, as
this year. Is the end of the world com-
can start playing a match on your
Apple describes them. This new de-
ing soon? Maybe, but for now let’s just
PS3 and finish playing with your PSP
vice is perfect for staying on top of
get crazed for the upcoming holidays.
Vita. If that didn’t get you excited,
the leaderboards for Jetpack Joy-
then maybe a front and rear touch
ride, or just having one of the top-of-
screen will with a built in motion
the line MP3 players in the market.
sensor to make the fun never stop.
Wii-U: Oui, the Wii is back
with a new “U” to make it more ap-
devices come in every possible size
pealing to everyone, including you.
and shape imaginable. This modified
This is simply great. The new com-
version of the iPad series comes with
patible gamepad that the console
a 7.9 inch screen and nearly the same
includes comes with a touch screen
processing power as its older brother.
Surface: Microsoft strikes back
and a handheld structure designed to
This device is just big enough to enjoy
with a unique new tablet designed
continue the game even when the TV
your favorite media on the big screen
to make life easier. The surface is
shuts off. Get this console if you want
while small enough to fit in your purse
a new ~10 inch tablet comes with a
to savor those precious moments
or back pocket. Be on the look out for
new smart cover similar to that of the
playing party games, or just have
a Retina display on the future mod-
iPad. Instead of simply turning the de-
something to hard-core game with.
els of this device as it’s not present
vices on and off from sleep, this new
Be on the lookout for popular titles
on this model, but something tells
smart cover has a built in soft touch
such as Assassin’s Creed III, and Call
me we will see the display very soon.
keyboard which makes typing worry-
of Duty: Black Ops 2 at launch day.
iPad Mini: It seems as if Apple
iPod Touch: Who doesn’t
PSP Vita: PSP’s back with a
want a new iPod that’s “Engineered
completely new revamped system.
for maximum funness?” Well I know
Not only can you enjoy high-end port-
I wouldn’t mind one of these new
able games, but now you can take
devices with iOS 6 and a completely
pictures! Yes, now if you’re consider-
new look. The new iPod Touch comes
free. With a stunning resolution of 1366 by 768, there’s no doubt that the newer tablets being released today (including the Surface) can replace older laptops and even desktops. - by, SAREM RASHID
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Final Fantasy VII,Tifa Lockheart
he first time I ever made a
to another game called Light Bikes. I
ryone who is boss. I was not going
connection between a video
decided to join in and ended up win-
to hide my gender anymore. There
game and real life, that I can
ning 6 games in a row. Unfortunately,
should be no need for me to do that.
still remember, was when I was in
the boy sitting next to me found out I
As time went on, video games be-
my freshman physics class. I realized
was the one who was winning and de-
came a place where I was destroying
how to do a lever problem because
cided to lock me out of the next game
a stereotype that guys are the only
I had just experienced a similar pre-
by flagging my account. I was pissed
people who are good at video games
dicament the previous night, when
because he had the audacity to do
and who play them by choosing to
I was playing Legend of Zelda: Twi-
something so sexist right in front of
put myself out there and call myself
light Princess. Of course, I would use
my face. Of course, I chewed him out,
a hardcore gamer – which was reaf-
this experience against my parents
but things for me did not end there.
firmed when I took up writing this col-
as proof that video games teach me
When I started to play MMORPGs on
umn. People at school are always sur-
something every time I wanted to buy
a regular basis, I witnessed similar at-
prised that I play video games, but I
a new game. To most people playing
titudes where I was called not-so-nice
enjoy their surprise because it means
videos games equates to a waste of
names and cheated out of power-ups
that I am showing them something
time, while others believe that it is a
by characters who made it clear they
new. Female gamers do exist and we
wonderful source of stress relief, and
were guys. I was even harassed by
are not going to tolerate the sexist
to others yet it is a way of life. The
one – the kid stalked my character
attitudes in the video gaming world.
point that I am trying to make here
around and said sketchy stuff until I
is that video games mean different
reported him. Apparently, they did
things to different people. To me,
not like it when girls were playing
it means destroying a stereotype.
“their” games. So I started assuming
As a female playing video
games, there are a lot of stigmas I face – especially when it comes to online gaming. [WARNING THE FOLLOWING
RANT.] During middle school, everyone, as in all the boys, played a game called Armagetron which is similar
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masculine characters and pretending I was a guy and everything stopped. There were no more “only serious gamers should be here...go play with your dolls” and no more sexist comments were directed toward me. But I got sick of that facade, and reassumed my true self and showed eve-
On Kickstarter.com, a woman
by the name of Anita Sarkeesian decided to bring awareness about the issue by asking for people to help her fund a project that would explore the gender stereotypes in video gaming – especially those directed at women. She created videos that would show how different things would be if women were shown as heroines rather than sitting around and waiting for someone else to save the world
(see my article online titled ‘My Top
but I think it is important that we are
7 Video Game Heroines’). Unfortu-
aware of its detriments to society
nately, as written in the Huffington
and how it will be both beneficial to
Post article – “Tropes vs. Women in
both men and women for it to end.
Video Games’ Tackles Sexism and Mi-
The way women are portrayed in
sogyny in Gaming”. She also faced a
video games, although I sense that
huge wave of backlash that included
it is already changing for the better,
threats, vandalism and harassment
enforces the wrong attitude towards
on Wikipedia and YouTube. But she
women and just allows for sexism and
still continues with her project, and all
misogyny to continually manifest and
twelve of her videos are free to watch.
that is not good for anyone. Creating
The important thing is that she made
a safer environment for female gam-
a stand against discrimination and
ers only improves the gaming world
really brought awareness to an issue
as a whole. The phrase “the more
you probably don’t realize unless you
the merrier” works well here because
are either experiencing it or some-
new doors are opened: the gaming
one else shows you that it is there.
experience is more varied and social interactions improve as a whole. So it
You are invited to join our book eClub for a reading and book signing by the Author of The Good Braider Terry Farish at the Microsoft Store at Prudential Center February 24, 12-2 PM
is the duty of both sexes to make this
change. Guys – you have to stop being so overprotective of “games” and give girls a chance. And girls—you have to get over the idea that video games are just for boys and take a chance!! Although I do recognize that this sexism will not disappear overnight I think that it will disappear sooner if
Anita Sarkeesian . Wikipedia
I have ranted a lot about how sexism occurs in the video gaming world,
we all do our part to make it go away. - by, MANAL CHEEMA
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Published on Nov 18, 2012
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