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“Olde” favorite donut shop finds new life

Eric Seeds in the Derald's food truck.
April 22, 2015

Ye Olde Donut Shoppe may not date back to Medieval England, as the name’s spelling suggests, but it was founded nearly 60 years ago, making it an area institution. The business has gone through many...

Jenna Marbles brings the internet to real life

Jenna Marbles brings the internet to real life
April 16, 2015

Just as Clark Kent transforms into Superman, Jenna Mourey dons her false eyelashes, sardonic wit and pint-sized pooches to become Internet legend Jenna Marbles. Marbles has built an online empire based...

New app Trio lets users create videos and memes

New app Trio lets users create videos and memes
April 6, 2015

Videos and memes have become increasingly popular and can be seen almost everywhere on the web. A new app, Trio, allows users to create them on their own device by choosing different multimedia from across...

Ello offers social-network users simplicity, privacy

October 20, 2014

In contrast to other platforms like Facebook and Twitter, Ello is a newly-established social network which brands itself as “simple, beautiful, and (an) ad-free social network.” After initially starting...

The Fashion Network RSO promotes fashion on campus

The Fashion Network RSO promotes fashion on campus
October 15, 2014

Mia Kavensky and Ilana Steelman sat at a small table in the front room of Espresso Royale on Goodwin Avenue. An idea and a passion for the fashion industry brought them together for the first time.  Steelman...

University graduate takes card players through the seasons with design

Alexander Chin, 2011 alumnus, has designed SEASONS, an artistic series of playing cards that mimic that passing of time. After using private funding and crowd-sourcing such as Kickstarter, Chin hopes to release the sets by the holiday season.
September 29, 2014

The playing cards that Alexander Chin designs aren’t suited for college drinking games. Instead, the cards are made as collectors’ items, valued for their artistic appeal. Chin is the creator and...

Unseen app allows anonymous photo-sharing

Unseen app allows anonymous photo-sharing
September 16, 2014

Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. These are just a few of the popular social media giants and apps out there today. However, a new app is on the rise on college campuses across the country. Known as the “Anti-Facebook”...

University students among the most driven in U.S.

University students among the most driven in U.S.
September 8, 2014

It has been 10 years since arguably the most well-known dorm-room startup launched. In a dorm room at Harvard’s Kirkland House, Mark Zuckerberg’s 2004 creation of Facebook continues to be a benchmark...

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