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Forever binge-watching

by Conor Nordberg, Staff Writer

March 2, 2015

Filed under The Back Page

Americans love doing things in excess. Whether that is overeating, binge-drinking, or just having too much freedom, we’ll always be at the forefront. The propensity many of us have to overindulge reaches into entertainment as...

Shopping was my cardio

by Kelly Hillock, Features Editor

February 26, 2015

Filed under The Back Page

Step one: Browse websites with cute clothes. Step two: Buy cute clothes from website with the press of a button. Step three: Wait a few days. Step four: Profit. And by profit, I mean a package at your doorstep with goodies. Somet...

Smize for the selfie

by Kelly Hillock, Features Editor, Assistant Features Editor

February 23, 2015

Filed under The Back Page

“Do you wanna be on top?” asks Tyra Banks, her eyes smoldering at me through the TV screen. Smoldering into straight into my soul. “Yes, Tyra. I do want to be on top,” I whisper back. There’s pints of ice cream and...

I will be back, Barcelona

by David Hernandez, News Editor

February 19, 2015

Filed under Daily Aztec Stories, The Back Page

Forget revisiting Barcelona — I want to live there. Here's how the city leaves a lasting impression: 1. The weather The climate is mild throughout the year with minimal rain. Even in the winter, it’s not as cold as northern European r...

Pies from the delivery guy

by Conor Nordberg, Staff Writer

February 16, 2015

Filed under Daily Aztec Stories, The Back Page

And don’t forget the damn ranch next time,” my customer yells as he slams the door shut on me, leaving me with the customary 50 cent tip and an ever-so-warm feeling in my heart. I work in the pizza business seasonally, sl...

Trivia crack, meet reality

by Christine Whitman, Senior Staff Writer

February 9, 2015

Filed under The Back Page

Every month I feel like there’s a new hit iPhone or Android app that everyone refuses to quit talking about. An example of this month’s app is none other than Trivia Crack. If you haven’t heard of Trivia Crack, or have yet...

My Miss Communication

by Kristian Ibarra, Sports Editor

February 5, 2015

Filed under The Back Page

Most of us spent a good portion of our childhoods wishing we were older. We wished we could drive, spend our own money on whatever we wanted to and eat ice cream for dinner. We wanted to be grown-ups. Because despite the never-ending...

Tunes that ease studying

by Olivia Litsey, Assistant Features Editor

February 2, 2015

Filed under The Back Page

Every student has their own way of studying. For me, some of my assignments require pure silence and single-minded concentration, while others require motivation to keep me awake and productive. The music that can push a sleep-deprived...

Online comments cruelty

by Conor Nordberg, Staff Writer

January 29, 2015

Filed under The Back Page

If you had told someone 50 years ago that anyone could have the capability to communicate instantaneously with someone else regardless of distance, they would have likely laughed at the very idea. But thanks to modern technology,...

New year, new resolutions

January 22, 2015

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

Precisely the day after Christmas, stores across America wipe out their wintery collection of sweaters and coats and move the fitness section to the front of the store and display swimwear on the mannequins. While we are still...

Phoenix Rising: Part 3

December 10, 2014

Filed under Online Exclusive, The Back Page

Editor's Note: Phoenix Rising is an ongoing series for The Back Page. Click here to read the first part, and here to read the second part.  “Captain Woods?” a voice sounded through the bulkheads. Woods, laying down on her bunk, sat up alertly. “I’m here Adjutant.  What’s the ...

Phoenix Rising: Part 4

by Max Saucedo, Staff Writer

December 8, 2014

Filed under Online Exclusive, The Back Page

Editor's Note: Phoenix Rising is an ongoing series for The Back Page. Click here to read the first three parts in the series. “Six months.  That’s how long it took for Faust to pull the greatest magic trick off that the world...