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CJ Priebe is the Copy Editor for the Ebbtide. He covers general assignments while writing. Priebe's words to live by: "Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic." - Albus Dumbledore


Game On

LIFE PLAYS OUT ON THE DIGITAL FRONTIER Video games can be a blast, but often get a bad reputation from certain… sometimes older… people. Despite their potential pitfalls, video games serve as a platform to practice skills that adults use to navigate myriad professional industries. The content and direction of video games is limitless, spanning…

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Sports Roundup: European Soccer

BEND IT LIKE BRITAIN In Europe, they do sports differently than Americans do in the U.S. Most people know that soccer is the world’s most popular sport. And right now, the best soccer is being played in England. This year, both of the top tournaments in Europe have all-British finalists — and none of those…

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Under Further Review

THE INSTANT REPLAY PROBLEM Instant replay is a mechanism for sports officials to check to see if they got a call correct or not. And, recently, it has taken over professional sports. This year, for the first time ever at the Kentucky Derby, the winning horse was disqualified. And it happened 22 minutes after the…

Sports Roundup: NBA Playoffs

THE BATTLE FOR BASKETBALL’S BIGGEST HONOR Currently there are eight teams vying for a chance to bring home the Larry O’Brien Trophy, which goes to the team that ultimately clinches the NBA championship. Nothing short of sixteen wins will bring it home, and each of the following eight teams remaining still has a fair chance…

Hear No Evil

TRUE CRIME PODCASTS ARE KILLIN’ IT Throughout history, murder has inspired the public and storytellers alike, whereas recently, podcasts have catapulted to the forefront of the storytelling world. These two factors have combined to create a landscape filled with true crime stories that surge through earbuds of millions of people each day. Why are true…

Etched in Stone

THE BEST OF THE BEST OSCARS The Academy Awards can make it feel like the movie industry is mired in political swank. It’s inevitable: Great art has always been used to market something, be it a brand, a culture or an entire industry. And when an award can turn a film into more of a…

Pain for Gain

A PLAYLIST FOR THE LONELY HEARTS You might be reading this paper and be thinking, “Wow, the Ebbtide is speaking quite a bit about relationships this week. What about the other side of things?” Loneliness is ridiculously common; we all feel it from time to time. What’s strange about loneliness is that when we experience…

A Muggle’s Guide to Relationships

FANTASTIC FRIENDS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Spoiler Warning: This article talks about the Harry Potter book and film series and talks about what happens throughout. The magical realm of Harry Potter is one defined by relationships: more specifically, Harry’s relationships with those who surround him. Indeed, a vast cast of characters populate that world…

How Did We Get Here?

New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Rams (in Atlanta, Georgia) The Evil Empire vs. the Mad Hatter Super Bowl LIII (“53” for the non-Romans) is a rematch of the very Super Bowl that sparked the Patriots’ current dynasty. The Patriots had been mediocre from the ‘80s until 2000, until it all turned around when a…

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