Archive for the ‘CHECK IT’ Category

November 30th, 2007 | By | 3,874 Comments

SPY OPTIC CONTEST: WHO IS ELIZA?

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Who the hell does that girl think she is? Spy Optic wants to know. Calling all stylish, tragically hip, outside-the-boxers: Your mission is to describe who the “real” Eliza is. Where does she hang? What’s the decor of her myspace page? Is she obsessed with Perez or does she manage her own hot gossip site? Is she textually active? Answer correctly, and most importantly, creatively, and you could win four pairs of the Eliza shades, a $100 shopping spree here at Swell, a year’s subscription to FOAM Magazine, and head-to-toe outfits from both Matix and DC. Click here for full details.

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November 29th, 2007 | By | 3,016 Comments

CAN YOU SMELL WHAT THE RAWK’S BEEN COOKING?

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If you were too young (or not even born) the first time punk ruled the scene, you can take heart in knowing that what goes around comes back around. Like most uber hot trends it takes 20 to 25 years to completely recycle, which means punk rawk is right on schedule. The Smell has known this for quite some time, and it seems the rest of the world is beginning to take notice of this little DIY club that could. Situated in dirty downtown Hell A in a former Mexican grocery store, the club’s house band No Age is credited with being the catalyst that set the neo-punk rage in motion. Rawkblog and The New Yorker have more.

November 29th, 2007 | By | 2,290 Comments

A TIME TO SERVE

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While we’re all are looking to make the most of our lives, the endless amount of options can turn the decision process into a heavy burden. Which is why we were stoked to discover Volunteer Match, an easy-to-use online database and resource guide to finding amazing volunteer opportunities in your neighborhood and around the world. Check out the real-time US map that pinpoints disaster relief needs as they’re happening. You can also navigate by interests and age groups, which is ideal for students who are looking to give back during the upcoming winter break.

November 29th, 2007 | By | 2,675 Comments

WAVE WARRIORS

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We’re always love a good tale of heroism and survival, but this story is hands down the best we’ve ever heard. Although the events took place in October 2005, it’s a legend more than worthy of repeating throughout the ages. The New Yorker has full details.