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From Someone Who Doesn't Watch Basketball, These Teams Will Make It To The Final Four

Because my opinion matters too.

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I heard from a friend who heard from a friend that there's a lot of basketball talk this time of year. Now, I don't really follow men's basketball or March Madness, but everyone else is posting brackets and making guesses about who will win what, so I figured I could jump in on the action. Here are my 100% accurate picks for the Final Four, based entirely on the power of the teams' respective mascots.

1. Virginia Commonwealth University, Rodney the Ram

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This mascot is absolutely terrifying. A mere ram would strike fear into the heart of any God-fearing basketball man, but this one? He is a devil, a wretched creature unworthy of being seen. Just based off appearances, he will win lots of fights--what Buckeye, Orange, or Duck could stand up to the fearsome power of Rodney? However, he is too reckless, which will undoubtedly be his downfall.

2. Louisiana State University, Mike the Tiger

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Mike the Tiger is one of the mascots represented by a real animal. In this case, it may make him less cartoonishly terrifying, but Mike, like all tigers, is powerful indeed. Tigers have just about every natural advantage out there--you don't want Mike on your bad side.

3. Arizona State University, Sparky the Sun Devil

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Evil, pure and unrestrained, is Sparky the Sun Devil. He's got those eyebrows, those horns, those blazing, blazing eyes--he is a living sin. But devils can only last so long until they are smitten, either by God or a bucket of water.

4. University of Florida, Albert and Alberta Gator

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Albert and Alberta are gators, sure, but that's not the most powerful thing about them. They don't need the speed, stealth, or raw strength. What really makes them a force is the love they have for each other. Love makes Albert and Alberta unbreakable, which is why the University of Florida has a 100% chance of winning March Madness.

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8 Lyrics From T. Swift's New Song 'You Need To Calm Down' That Will Give Your Instagram The Strong Female Empowerment It Needs

Let this girl-power ballad spark your insta-piration for your next post.

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If you've ever experienced cyber-bullying, or if you ever feel caught up in our over-critical society, Tay Swift's new song "You Need To Come Down" is the song for you. While we live in a world with free speech, and especially as a journalist I am all for that, sometimes its best to think before you speak - or tweet. We should all try to be understanding and kind no matter what the circumstance, even if it means not clicking send on some Twitter rants. These lyrics are a friendly reminder to stay calm and focus on what's important.

1. "Say it in the street, that's a knock-out. But you say it in a tweet, that's a cop out."

If this isn't the call-out message of the year on cyber-bullying (in song, at least), I don't know what is.

2. "But I've learned a lesson that stressin' and obsessin' about somebody else is no fun."

We all need to remember at times that getting mixed up in drama isn't fruitful for our lives or growth.

3. "Like can you not step on my gown? You need to calm down."

Don't let the haters control you or stop you from living, just tell those voices to calm down.

4. "Why are you mad when you could be glad?"

Focusing on hate or being critical can be exhausting, and it's better to focus on the good things.

5. "Sunshine on the street at the parade, but you would rather be in the dark ages."

Show people that going into the light is so much easier than they realize when they are stuck in a drama-cloud.

6. "You just need to take several seats and then try to restore the peace."

Instead of trying to have the last word in every fight, try to be the peace-maker instead.

7. "Control your urges to scream about all the people that you hate."

Hate never made the world go 'round. Hate was never what Jesus spoke about. And some things just aren't worth using energy to yell at.

8. "But we all know now we all got crowns."

Don't be afraid to show that you are a princess and no one can take your crown.

This song is not just a collection of Insta-quotes, but also a call-out for all of us to live better lives, to remain a positive and uplifting human in this cancel culture world. By no means should we remain silent on important issues or let people get away with bad things, but we can choose to not get mixed up in petty drama that won't matter in a week. Let's agree to be kind to one another.

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Poetry On Odyssey: Loving Myself Without Help

people often act like you need relationships to be happy but do you?

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Will Smith once said: "Her happiness is not my responsibility. She should be happy and I should be happy individually. Then we come together and share our happiness. Giving someone a responsibility to make you happy when you can't do it yourself is selfish." Too many times have I heard "I need a relationship to be happy and it makes me question what can be so wrong with someone that the need to depend on another random human for happiness? We have our own value and we need to find love within ourselves in order to love anybody else. This is a small poem I wrote on that.I had to achieve happiness from loving myself

Though I always thought it came from loving you

Though after years of chasing fantasy

Realized we weren't meant to be

And that I had to change my point of view

How can I go on hating myself?

And expect love from anybody else?

Cause if I don't have the effort

Let's be real I'm gonna get hurt

It's my own heart that probably will melt

I'm a pretty fly guy

When I dress to the 9's

If I don't show I care

Of course my freshness gonna die

So it's all in the push of my mind

My mind is a wonder

That'll have you sinking under

My thoughts don't just rain

They poor

I'm a valid individual

With so much love to give and more

I guess I can love myself without help

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