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The Friday Awards Are Here!

By Emily BrownAugust 15, 2014
Welcome back to the Friwards, Sparklers! This week's winners are a lovely bunch of coconuts who correctly guessed the secret message, which was the cat's pajamas. No, I'm not saying the secret message was the cat's pajamas, I'm saying it was the cat's pajamas. No no, ... More  →
The Friday Awards Are Here!

Here's How You Want to Change the World

By Emily BrownAugust 14, 2014
A few weeks ago, we asked you what change you'd want to see in the world so that the next generation could live in a better place. We were going to start with "ensure that every person has a lifetime supply of Nutella," but as we received more submissions, we realized that p More  →
Here's How You Want to Change the World

Maryam Mirzakhani Wins Nobel Prize for Math and Being Awesome

By Emily BrownAugust 13, 2014
Okay, she may not have officially won a prize for being awesome, but we'd present her one of those without a sliver of hesitation. Yesterday, Mirzakhani became the first woman in history to receive the Fields Prize, which is commonly referred to among us mere mortals as the "Nobel ... More  →
Maryam Mirzakhani Wins Nobel Prize for Math and Being Awesome

The BBC Releases Secret Doctor Who Trailer

By Emily BrownAugust 11, 2014
This afternoon, the BBC was all like, "psssst, check out this new super exclusive secret trailer" and expected us to not have life-threatening heart palpitations. It was only after we remembered that our lungs require air to function that we regained our strength and made ... More  →
The BBC Releases Secret <i>Doctor Who</i> Trailer
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An Adventure Time Backstory Airs This Thursday

By Emily BrownAugust 11, 2014
We have officially pitched tents in our basements (midnight-release-style) wherein we will remain until Thursday night at 7 EST when Cartoon Network airs a new Adventure Time episode featuring an elaborate backstory about Finn and Jake's parents, Joshua and Margaret. If you haven't seen Adventure Time, we want ... More  →
An <i>Adventure Time</i> Backstory Airs This Thursday

It's the Friday Awards!

By Emily BrownAugust 8, 2014
Surprise, surprise: it's Friday again, which means you've lived to see another round of Friwards!!! Last week's winners took home the gold for correctly guessing our hidden message, Charlotte Brontë. Bonus: they disclosed their favorite authors to us. Spoiler alert: they're all awesome. VaticanCameos_1, whose favorite author is ... More  →
It's the Friday Awards!

Open Call For Cosplay!

By Emily BrownAugust 6, 2014
Are you a cosplayer? Do you possess photos of yourself partaking in the art of cosplay? Do you ever just sit around waiting for a super awesome website to post an open call for its users to submit photos of their finest cosplay moments? If your answer to ... More  →
Open Call For Cosplay!

8 Tips For Starting School In a Crazy New Place

By Emily BrownAugust 4, 2014
Exactly 1.916 years ago, I was packaged comfortably into a milk crate and sent via speedboat to the exotic island of Montreal, Quebec (... CANADA!) to start college (yes, Montreal is an island. This took me one month to realize. No, it is not exotic. ... More  →
8 Tips For Starting School In a Crazy New Place

It's Time for the Friday Awards!

By Emily BrownAugust 1, 2014
Welcome, Friward readers! Let's have a round of applause for last week's challenge winners, who correctly guessed the secret message, caramel waterfall. We also asked them to share with us their favorite adjectives, which increased our vocabularies by roughly 300%. Thanks, guys! FacetiousAsparagus, whose favorite adjective is ... More  →
It's Time for the Friday Awards!

Shawn Mendes: Justin Bieber 2.0?

By Emily BrownJuly 29, 2014
If tomorrow NASA finally heeded our advice and launched JBiebz into space to see if a human with such perfect hair would in fact have an airspeed velocity faster than the speed of light, fangirls 'round the world would not have to shed a single ... More  →
Shawn Mendes: Justin Bieber 2.0?
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Emily Brown

Emily is a history major at McGill University, where she spends most of her time in hibernation (emerging only for pumpkin pie season). Follow her on Twitter @em_jbrown

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