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Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year

2016 is the Year of the Monkey. The most important celebration in the Chinese calendar begins on Feb 8. Learn about the traditions and celebrations associated with Chinese New Year, the Chinese calendar, and more.

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Do you plan to watch the Oscars this year or boycott them to protest the lack of minority actors receiving nominations?

  • Pick choice 1 I am not going to watch and instead binge watch Spike Lee movies.
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  • Pick choice 3 I never watch. Award shows are too long and more about fashion than substance.
  • Pick choice 4 I watch every year regardless of who is nominated.
  • Pick choice 5 None of the above.

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