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This week is the final edition of b. Soon, the familiar orange boxes will disappear. But, those of us lucky enough to have been a part of b will always feel pride in our success.

Launched as a daily in 2008, b was positioned as a competitor to the daily Examiner, which closed in 2009.

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Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1988
'America's Next Top Model' recap: 'The Girl Who Has a Close Shave'

The dramz got real this week between the guys and the girls. First, we learned that Devin, Mikey and Ashley have formed a clique called DMA.   I don’t know about you guys, but my friends and I haven’t named ourselves since high school. But, you know, extreme circumstances, I guess.   Anyways, we see Mikey and Ashley getting all romantic in a bubble bath with champagne, so that’s good for

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Don't get trapped in back-to-school nostalgia

Even when not getting ready for classes, back-to-school still has relevance for young adults: It's the season for whining about just how old we are.

This time of year we interrupt our social media scrolling with exclamations of: “Can you believe it's been [fill-in-the-blank] years since we moved into the dorms?”; “Wait, Grace's sister is a senior now?”; and “Class of 2019?!

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Rising R&B singer Kehlani learns on the road

First impressions matter greatly in music, but they are far from final verdicts.

Take Kehlani Parrish, for example. The country first met the Oakland, Calif.-born singer in 2011 on the reality competition show, “America's Got Talent,” as a baby-faced teen fronting a group called Poplyfe.

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b's 6th annual 10 people to watch under 30

Every year we are in awe when we compile our 10 people to watch under 30 edition.

Past honorees have included community activists, directors of arts districts and powerful businessmen and businesswomen.

They have always been inventive, strong, unafraid of challenged — and devoted to making the city a better place.

And this year is no exception.

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