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Creating a great song that will be played at every club is no doubt a challenge. Most bands either try too hard or not at all. But these groups prove that not only is making a cool dance song easy, but it can be really fun.

“Not Your Birthday” by Allstar Weekend This song is tailor-made to be the life of the party. Allstar Weekend celebrate the fact that there’s nothing to celebrate with this insanely upbeat song that will have everyone screaming, “Party like it’s not your birthday!”

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Sleeping in ‘til 3 p.m. may sound like a good idea on the weekend, but you will regret it come Monday, during your 8 a.m. class. Aquarius 1/20 – 2/18 Your one-credit Zumba class is the first workout you’ve done in months. Just make sure to hydrate with water instead of Red Bull and you’ll be busting Latin moves for days. Pisces 2/19 – 3/20 Invest in some snow boots. Have you even looked outside? Aries 3/21 – 4/19 After being home for nearly a month, the home-cooked food withdrawals have set in. Make sure to set aside time to cook and stock up on fresh food instead of mac and cheese. Shortly, your mommy-missing migraine should subside. Taurus 4/20 – 5/20 Puppies are a cure-all. Now, don’t go

buying one if you lack time management skills, but take a stroll in the dog park or visit the Human Society of the Palouse for your weekly dose of fluffiness. Gemini 5/21 – 6/20 You deserve a treat. Mix together 2 Tbsp. sugar, 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder and a dash of salt in a large mug. Heat 1 cup milk and 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract for 1 1/2 minutes in the microwave. Pour and stir into mug. Yum. Cancer 6/21 – 7/22 Take a break from Farmville, Call of Duty, Slotomania, Halo or whatever may be your gaming vice. There’s this fun game called “Graduating College” and it requires homework to be complete. Leo 7/23 – 8/22 Your pile of laundry is beginning to


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resemble a fetid swamp area. Spend an hour cleaning house before your roommate hurls. Virgo 8/23 – 9/22 Although reuniting with friends after a long break can be a real party, your real party can end if you reunite too hard. Catch my drift? Libra 9/23 – 10/22 Drop the homework. It’s time to go sledding. Scorpio 10/23 – 11/21 Yes, salads are healthy, but not when you douse them in one cup of ranch dressing. Make the switch to balsamic vinaigrette or learn some self-control, pal. Sagittarius 11/22 - 12/21 Layer up. Although the sun is out, don’t let that glowing ball of light fool you into thinking it’s a warm day.


future dance floor hits

“Up and Go” by The Starting Line From the first note of the song, you know that “Up and Go” is a great song. Its’ infectious chorus and confessional lyrics make it a must-have for any party.

“Deadline” by Time Tells All As of yet an unsigned band, Time Tells All are a magical medley of killer guitars and larger than life vocals. “Deadline” is easily their best song and a prime example of what makes them one of the best underrated bands out there.

“Somebody That I Used To Know” (Gotye cover) by Mayday Parade

only natural for the song to become a dance club hit. And yet it hasn’t. Let’s remedy that, shall we?

“Jet Lag” is hands down one of the coolest and catchiest songs out there that’ll get everyone on the floor.

Who would’ve though that such a catchy, groovy break up song would make a dance floor smash? When Mayday Parade and Vic Fuentes of Pierce the Veil take on this instantly recognizable song, all bets are off and the end result is one that everyone will be singing along to.

“High School Sensation” by The Years Gone By

“Sine Language” by The Crystal Method feat. LMFAO

“Great DJ” by The Ting Tings

“Jet Lag” by Simple Plan feat. Natasha Bedingfield

This song has been used countless times, from commercials to movie trailers. It was

Another unsigned group, The Years Gone By create an amazing, upbeat song that will have people going crazy on the dance floor, screaming “All of this town screams your name/ Screams your name, girl.”

Equal parts long distance love song and crazy anthem,

Electronica gods The Crystal Method and dance hit gods LMFAO on a song together? Between the brilliant combination, LMFAO’s crazy lyrics and the Method’s beats, what more do you need for the dance club hit of the year? Bradley Burgess can be reached at



DJANGO UNCHAINED “The D is silent,” —Django

Despite controversy, Tarantino’s latest is award worthy In Quentin Tarintino’s latest film, Django Unchained, the director pays homage toward the spaghetti westerns of the 60s while also portraying the brutality of derek kowatsch slave culture. rawr Django, played by Jamie Foxx, is freed by the eccentric and oddly humanitarian bounty hunter, Dr. Schultz. Schultz, played by Christoph Waltz, uses Django to identify three men he is contracted to kill. Django, growing a penchant for bounty hunting, teams with Dr. Schultz a final time for a covert mission: to save Django’s wife from Candy Land, where the morally ambiguous Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) runs a to-the-death slave fighting circuit. “I kill people and sell the corpses for cash,” Schultz tells Django when he introduces him to his trade, yet despite his honesty toward his profession, Schultz only kills people with a prize on their head and can’t stand the poor treatment of slaves. This leads to some spectacularly tense moments when Calvin Candie is introduced. Django is one of the few movies where DiCaprio has not received top billing and is also one of the exceptions where he plays an antagonist. In an intense scene he accidentally cuts his hand on glass and, rather than breaking character, incorporates it into his performance. Unfortunately, the great performances by Waltz and DiCaprio overshadow Foxx’s, making the main character of the film almost mute, which is a shame. Tarintino sets up some beautiful shots throughout the film. Blood from exaggerated squibs splatter against rows of cotton. Long establishing shots of snow topped mountain passes resemble the scenery of Jeremiah Johnson and the patient wide shots that Sergio Leone was known for in his spaghetti westerns.

A spaghetti western and nothing more

“Django UnTarintino uses his attention to other chained” has all the films to mime a villainous lynch mobs workings for a classic descent down a hillside from D.W. Quentin Tarantino Griffith’s Birth of a Nation, only to turn movie and it does the mob into a group of infighting bufdeliver. foons. ryan With an edgy and Giving Tarintino’s insensitive use of tyranelli rawr controversial screenracial slurs in his characters’ conversaplay by Tarantino, tion, like in Reservoir Dogs or his ode to larger than life characters backed Blaxploitation, Jackie Brown, there has up by spot-on acting and numerous been concern that his approach to slave action scenes that do not culture would be politically censor even the bloodiest incorrect. now in theaters gunfight. Spike Lee, the AfricanTarantino’s screenplay American filmmaker behind the attracted controversy Malcolm X biopic, refused to see over the widespread use the film. of the “n-word,” which In an interview with VibeTV is extremely prevalent Lee said, “All I’m going to say throughout the movie and is that it’s disrespectful to my caused other directors, ancestors to see that film. That’s such as Spike Lee, to heavthe only thing I’m gonna say.” ily criticize the screenplay If Spike Lee does see the and movie. film, he would find that TarinThe cast lives up to the tino approaches slave culture extraordinary characters, very carefully and much more with Jamie Foxx embodymaturely than in his previous ing a down and out slave films. Django transformed into a fierce He does not use the ‘n’ Unchained gunslinger, or Leonardo word in any other tense than DiCaprio as an evil, narciswhat would be appropriate to sistic plantation owner. the films’ setting: the South two However, the best performance years before the Civil War. of the movie was given by Christoph The argument, given the setting, is Waltz, who portrayed the mystical reminiscent of when the censored verDr. King Schultz — a dentist turned sion of Tom Sawyer was released. successful bounty hunter whose Any other Tarintino film would be quick lines and abundant knowledge barely affected by the removal of racial get him out of multiple tricky situslurs from the dialogue, but this movie ations. would suffer from it in its portrayal of This movie is what Tarantino is southern culture. excellent at and is also known for This fact alone makes it clear that — turning cliché movie genres into Tarintino has grown as a filmmaker. something edgy and entertaining. Django Unchained is another solid In “Django Unchained”, Tarantino film from Tarintino, but it also seems like sought to create a spaghetti western. a more patient one. In “Inglorious Bastards”, he sought Spike Lee should change his mind. to make a classic WWII movie and He’s missing out on a great movie. in both “Kill Bill: Vol. 1” and “Kill Bill: Derek Kowatsch Vol. 2”, he created a ninja movie. can reached at Unfortunately, this movie will

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also signal the departure of Tarantino from the movie business for some time, as he has said on multiple occasions in pre-award-season interviews. Tarantino has stated he is looking toward writing and directing a miniseries in the future. As to the question of whether “Django Unchained” deserves the Oscar for movie the year, I strike a resounding, “no.” Although the film has great performances, cinematography and screenplay it only gives the audience entertainment value and does little to emotionally move or intellectually stimulate viewers. One does not watch “Django Unchained” and give a thought about the characters, plot or meaning behind the picture once the film is over. Best pictures consistently connect with audiences on a deep level, sparking thought about themselves, the characters struggle, the plot, the over all meaning and the beauty of the piece of work. “Django Unchained” is an awesome spaghetti western, not a best picture. I was hoping Tarantino would not make an appearance in this film. But he does, and still sucks at acting. Ryan Tarinelli can be reached at


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New year, new goals

The year 2013 is finally here, and it is not too late to make some resolutions to start off the new year right. People have been making resolutions for the new year since the ancient Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year. New Year’s resolutions are commitments to personal goals and projects that individuals wish to carry throughout the year, but people often find it difficult to stay true to their resolutions. Some of the most popular resolutions that Americans make year after year include drinking less alcohol, losing weight, eating healthy, getting out of debt, finding a better job and managing stress better. Here are a few resolutions college students are making this year.

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My New Year’s resolution for 2013 is to grow my hair out. I have always loved long hair. I want mine to be as long as possible. In previous years I have not had any New Year’s resolutions, so this year is the first. I thought I would start off with a resolution that I would actually keep.

— Jessica Hastriter A few of my resolutions are to complete every homework assignment given and turn them in on time, read three books before the school year is done and seven over summer and train and compete in a triathlon. — Jacob Skaug My resolutions are to become healthier and be a better student. — Anthony Durant

My resolution for 2013 is to take something positive away from each day this year, whether it is a thought, story or experience. If you really focus and make an effort to think about it, there’s always something good you can take away from any given day, no matter what the situation. I will write my thoughts down with the particular date of chapter 2013, then at the end of the year I can look back and realize all the memories and good times that I have had within the year. It serves as a reminder of how blessed I truly am. With this being my resolution for 2013, I am able to make a conscious effort to be more grateful and optimistic in life. — Tiffany Slemmer Being an athlete, I always try to eat healthy and work out every day, but I get busy with school and basketball practice. This year, I am actually trying to do this every day and do the best I can do in whatever I do. I want to start being healthier and being more fit so I can continue doing what I love to do. — Caitlin Roussopulos As a student living on campus who has a meal plan, it is difficult to receive fresh fruits and vegetables. So for my New Year’s resolution I intend to shop at local stores and purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. — Michael Ruby



Enduring exceeding expenses Why do college text books cost as much as they do? ryan tarinelli rawr As students at universities and colleges across the country prepare for another semester of study, many express concern over the high cost of college textbooks. The National Association of College Stores calculates the average college student paying $655 for a year’s worth of textbooks and supplies. Has it always been this way? Have textbooks always been so expensive? No, says an American Enterprise Institute study by Mark Perry, which reveals an 812 percent increase in the price of required course material at universities since 1978. According to Kathleen Norris, a head textbook buyer at the University of Idaho VandalStore, the publishing companies give the bookstore a net price in which the bookstore adds a margin of 23 percent to textbooks, which barely covers the bookstores overhead, shipping and utility costs. Norris said she often checks and other online bookstores for cheaper prices to try and lower the overall cost of textbooks, and even if the bookstore does turn a profit, the money is given to the university to spend. Norris, a veteran in the game of buying college textbooks, she said she has noticed a significant increase in net prices by publishers and wholesalers, possibly due

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Andrew McGeachin, sophomore, purchases books for the spring semester at the Vandal Store. McGeachin's most expensive book was an online book for an accounting class, costing $111. magazine. to higher overhead costs and Nebraska Book Company royalty costs. filed for chapter Norris said the 11 bankruptcy in bookstore recog2011, only to stay nizes textbooks are With an afloat through expensive and place upcoming a major change a heavy burden on semester of in management. students, which is why the bookstore coursework to However, large textbook publishdoes a buy-back complete, UI ing companies are program at the end reporting treof the semester and students and mendous growth a rental program. students across and large profits, Norris did share the nation are like the leading the three main wholesalers the starting to feel textbook publishcompany, UI bookstore does the burden of ing Pearson. According business with — Missouri Book higher textbook to the “Publishers Weekly.” Pearson Service, Nebraska prices. reported a profit Book Company and Follett Corporation. ryan tarinelli of 600 million Euros for 2007 and All of these corin 2011 reported porations are not another profit increase to 950 making tremendous profit or million Euros. notable growth, according to With an upcoming seMichael Bathon of Bloomberg

mester of coursework to complete, UI students and students across the nation are starting to feel the burden of higher textbook prices. Anna Kay, a sophomore at UI said she was not shocked by the textbook prices but it still was costly. Kay said she tends to feel taken advantage of by the bookstore because of the prices. With the dramatic increase textbook costs, students are starting to find alternatives to buying a new textbook from the university bookstore like buying used textbooks, renting textbooks or ordering them online. Cara Pantone, a sophomore at U I said she will go to or halfbooks. com if the bookstore is out of used books. Ryan Tarinelli can be reached at

by the numbers The average price for a new textbook has increased from $56 in 2006 to $65 in 2011. U.S. college store sales were estimated at $10.23 billion in the 2010-2011 fiscal year. There are around 4,500 college stores in the U.S. that provide services to higher education. In 2012, 65 percent of college students were enrolled full-time. This was down from 75 percent the previous year. Source: National Association of College Stores

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From film to volunteering


Some students filled their time over winter break in unconventional ways.

people on a deeper level when you are together in a different country, especially when you While some students spent are sharing an experience based their Winter Break with loved on service,” Marissa Moreschini, ones, other students chose to a student leader for the Ecuause their break dor trip, said. to volunteer on Examples Alternative Service of some of the Breaks through the projects students Center for Volunvolunteered with teerism and Social were volunteer Action at UI. jobs in cheese and “Each trip marmalade factofocuses on social ries and assisted in justice issues and it repainting a day(what students are care. Students in doing for volunteer Peru volunteered work) can vary at an after-school based on where daycare for kids. you are.” ASB “We worked coordinator Audra at an after school Borden said. program for kids Locations of in a really small Alternative Service town, so we got to trips vary from know the kids remarissa moreschini year to year, but ally well,” Borden, over the 2012 who was a student Winter Break students went leader of the Peru trip, said. “At to Peru, Ecuador, Pennsylvania first they were a little shy but and Georgia. in the days later on, two hours “I decided to go on this trip before the after school program because I wanted to be a part began, they would be lining up of an amazing experience with outside the gate wanting us to fellow U of I students. You are come out and play.” able to connect with other

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Alternative Service Breaks are amazing opportunities for students to learn the value of service and also work on personal growth.”

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Jazzual: Adj. A certain style of dress and swagger. The epitome of over-dressing — usually defined as wearing ties when dress code is business casual. Example: “I was in the grocery store and saw a dude looking pretty jazzual in the produce section.”

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Bottom, left to right: Cody Reidner, Molly McGee, Maeghan Younger, Bruce Mann, Michael Shea O'Donnell Middle, left to right: Callum Metcalfe, Anne Zabala, Maggy Hand, Jessica Darney Top, left to right: Shelby Donald, Carmen Mead The tentative list for the 12 Alternative Service Break destinations for this upcoming Spring Break includes cities in Idaho, Georgia, Pennsylvania, California, Oregon, Louisiana and New Jersey. Some of the trips will feature environmentalism volunteer opportunities which have not been previously offered.

“I would definitely recommend students taking a service trip over Winter or Spring break. ASBs are amazing opportunities for students to learn the value of service and also work on personal growth. It helps students also gain awareness to the world outside their immediate community and how they can make a differ-

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ence in it.” Moreschini said. The application for the Spring 2013 ASB trips were due Jan. 11 but students can contact the Center for Volunteerism and Social Action in the Commons for other volunteer opportunities.

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Events calendar This week’s list of arts, entertainment, cultural events Rights Day UI closed

Baconated Sloppy Joes brittani curley


As flavorful as Sloppy Joes can be, bacon always makes things better. This alteration to traditional Sloppy Joes popped into my head while shopping for dinner one night. I recommend this delicious meal to any bacon lover.. Brittani Curley can be reached at

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A Crumbs Recipe Card Baconated Sloppy Joes Ingredients · · · · ·

1 can Manwich Sloppy Joe sauce 1 lb. ground beef 1 pkg. thick cut bacon Hamburger buns Shredded or sliced cheese of your choice


1. Brown the ground beef in a medium pan; drain any grease. 2. Cut bacon into bite size pieces or smaller if desired. 3. Once the meat is browned, add Sloppy Joe sauce and bacon. Mix until the meat is evenly covered. 4. Scoop Sloppy Joe mixture onto buns and top with cheese. Note: If you want a less fatty meat try using ground turkey. If you’re not a fan of turkey, look for a low-fat ground beef.

Friday Jan. 18 Kenworthy Performing Arts Center presents: Life of Pi (PG) 8 p.m. Tickets are $6/Adults and $3/ Kids 12 and under Based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, is a magical adventure story centering on Pi Patel, the precocious son of a zoo keeper. Dwellers in Pondicherry, India, the family decides to move to Canada, hitching a ride on a huge freighter. After a shipwreck, Pi finds himself adrift in the Pacific Ocean on a 26-foot lifeboat with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, all fighting for survival. 

Saturday Jan. 19 Kenworthy Performing Arts Center presents: Life of Pi (PG) Tickets are $6/Adults and $3/ Kids 12 and under 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Women’s Basketball ASUI Kibbie Dome 6 -8 p.m. UI Vandals vs. UT Arlington

Sunday Jan. 20 Kenworthy Performing Arts Center presents: Life of Pi (PG) Tickets are $6/Adults and $3/ Kids 12 and under 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Monday Jan. 21 Martin Luther King/Human

Kenworthy Performing Arts Center Presents: Funny Face 7 p.m. Tickets are $4 Fashion photographer Dick Avery, in search for an intellectual backdrop for an air-headed model, expropriates a Greenwich Village bookstore. When the photo session is over the store is left in a shambles. Avery stays behind to help her clean up. Later, he examines the photos taken there and sees the model in the background of one shot. He is intrigued by her unique appearance, as is Maggie Prescott, the editor of a leading fashion magazine.

Tuesday Jan. 22 Kenworthy Performing Arts Center and Glassphemy present: Degenerate Art 7 p.m., Admission is free. Degenerate Art is a documentary film focusing on the art and culture of glassblowing in America. The film sheds light on an underground art world, economy and cultural movement. Glassphemy will also exhibit art from nationally recognized artists in the glass art industry. 8 Traits of High Integrity Leaders 11 a.m. -12 p.m. Administration building hosted by Division of Finance and Administration You know the value of integrity, the behaviors and traits that exemplify high moral character. In this webinar, we’ll teach you common traits shared by high integrity leaders who know how to get great results.

Thursday Jan. 24 Men’ Basketball ASUI Kibbie Dome 7:05 -9 p.m. UI Vandals vs. Texas State

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