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Backpacks are available for purchase at the Winter Olympics shop at the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo: Taylor Irby/BSU at the Games)
Backpacks are available for purchase at the Winter Olympics shop at the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Taylor Irby/BSU at the Games)
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Not Taking Home a Medal? How About a Souvenir?

By Jeremy Ervin | BSU at the Games

Sochi Winter Olympics gear is the hot item no matter where you go in Sochi, Russia.

Every train station, sidewalk and stairway is full of people sporting red, white and blue Russia hats and jackets and knit IOC mittens in Olympic-ring colors.

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The Potato Babies: One of Grand Rapids’ Best Local Bands [Video]

Local music is a lot of fun! You should just go out and check out local music. The Grand Rapids Music Scene has plenty to offer from metal, rock, punk, rap, etc. You name it, Grand Rapids has a band for it. For over 20 years, this band has kept music alive on stages all around the city, and they bring their very unique show with them. Ever heard of the Potato Babies?

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The Store That’s No More Named ‘Media Play’ [Video]

Well all gotta grow up, and can't be a Toys R' Us kid forever (or can we?) We eventually stop actually playing with action figures and end up wanting CD's, Guitars, Movies, etc! Media stuff! Sadly, due to online streaming and such, many record and movie stores have had to close their doors. Gone are the days of sifting through records and CD's for hours searching for something awesome. Media Play, was that type of store.

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Those Odd Things Known as Pogs [Video]

We all have something that we remember growing up with.

Some things lasted for years. And there are a lot of things that we look back and and say, "Who came up with this?"

Effective marketing to the child mind grabbed our imaginations, and said that we had to have whatever it was they were advertising.

The HOTTEST TOYS.

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO GAME!

One thing I remember from my childhood that was very popular for a minute was Pogs.

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Games To Try Before You Die: Sonic Generations (PS3, XB360) [Video]

Sonic the Hedgehog sure has had some missteps in his most recent games.

There have been a few good ones, but I think that the majority were just bad.

Mario jumped into the third dimension very well, Sonic kind of stumbled a bit. Games like Sonic R, Sonic '06, and my personal hated, Sonic and the Secret Rings.

The, this gem came around and showcased that the 'Blue Dude with 'Tude' still has some life in him.

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Nike’s Self-Lacing Shoes from ‘Back to the Future Part II’ Arrive in 2015 [Video]

Back to the Future, quite possibly one of the best trilogies out there. I have been watching these movies since I could walk, and you can find me quoting them quite a bit in normal conversation.

Next year is the year 2015. That is the year which the fictional time-travel character Marty McFly visited in the 1989 movie "Back to the Future Part II."

Along with the Hoverboard, this movie featured something I think would be awesome to have. POWER LACES! ALL RIGHT!

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Muskegon’s Withhold The Blood Voted 2014 GRD Heavyweight Champion! [Video]

If you missed out on the action of the 2014 GRD Heavyweights at The Intersection, you really missed out.

It was four days of local hard rock and metal bands taking over The Intersection, and all of them were impressive!

However, there can only be one champion.

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George Thorogood & The Destroyers Slate 40th Anniversary Tour

Forty years is incredible for any rock band.

George Thorogood & The Destroyers have been rockin' for four decades. These are the guys who gave us "Bad to the Bone," "I Drink Alone," "Who Do You Love?" and "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer." This is ultimate classic rock with metal along with some blues and country mashed in.

The band's 40th anniversary tour kicks off Feb. 27 in Las Vegas. While it doesn't have any Michigan dates, it has a July 12 concert at Blue Chip Casino & Hotel in Michigan City, Ind.

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