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Meet BlogDailyHerald’s newest staff members

It’s the most wonderful time of the year semester. It’s the time when we sift through dozens of applications and, after a selective process, decide who the snarky bear’s new muses will be. Spring 2014 was a particularly competitive year, and we could not be happier with the results. Not only do we have 3 fabulous new writers, but we also, for the first time, have a full-time creative team and a copywriter. Together, they’ll be taking BlogDailyHerald to previously-unknown heights, and we can’t wait to see what they do. Oh, and did we mention they’re all zombies?

Valdez Shaun of the Dead

When he’s not adding another pair of Warby Parkers to his ever expanding glasses collection, you can count on finding Mark Valdez ’15 — a native Texan (yet mistaken New Yorker) binge watching his TV comedy favorites on Netflix. These include the classic: 30 Rock, The Office, Parks and Recreation combo, but make sure not to forget his all time favorite: Saturday Night Live (the show for which he may or may not have camped out 3 days in order to watch live — worth it). On any given day, Mark a.k.a Marky Mark a.k.a Markus can be found huddled behind his Macbook in the Blue Room, writing for the BDH, BlogDailyHerald, or the comedic web series he’s making on his own. If you ever get the chance to pull him away from all the work he has, you’ll be welcomed by a warm smile and an impeccable fashion sense. But watch out, if you make a grammatical mistake on Facebook or “forget” to respond to his text message, his inner wrath will come out in the form of a beautifully worded, grammatically-perfect letter (thanks to all those creative non-fiction classes he’s been taking). If you don’t step on his toes, however, plan on seeing that literary charm grace the webpage of BlogDailyHerald as he writes about all things entertainment.

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The Netflix Files: October 20, 2011

Last Sunday, the super-sized second season premiere of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” shattered records. With 7.3 million viewers and a 3.8 rating among viewers aged 18–49 (the key demographic), it became the most-watched television drama in the history of basic cable.

To put this in perspective, the show beat out a slew of network programs with some very familiar names — Continue Reading