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Scene Selects

Scene Staff Report | Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Foster the People


You may have had “Pumped Up Kicks” on repeat this summer, but standout tracks “Helena Beat” and “I Would Do Anything For You” are equally worth your ears. This indie-pop band specializes in infectious, dance-ready songs that will put even the biggest Debbie Downer in a good mood.

Living Social

Living Social is a college student’s dream come true. Every day, students can check the South Bend daily deal featured on the website to find a good bargain. Living Social South Bend features everything from $20 romantic dinner dates to half-price spa days guaranteed to relieve midweek stress. We all know being in college also means living on a budget, so check out Living Social for some of South Bend’s best deals.

Super Hero Movies


Although the release of DC’s “Green Lantern” had Ryan Reynolds fans squealing all summer long, Marvel will steal the show this year. “The Avengers,” a crossover film featuring the Marvel heroes together as one team, will be released in 2012. The action-packed movie will include favorites like Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and the Hulk. With both that release and the new 2012 Spiderman series starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, superhero fanatics are about to live their nerd glory days. Don’t forget to check out SUB’s first $3 movie “Thor” this weekend.

“House Hunters International”

This HGTV mainstay whisks viewers across the world as camera crews follow Americans and foreigners in their search for new properties. Satisfy your wanderlust and your desire for home-ownership with this perfect 30-minute TV gem.


Etsy, a website featuring unique goods, is our generation’s equivalent to a craft fair or antique store. It’s also a great source for original items Domers can use to spruce up dorm rooms. A quick search for ‘Notre Dame’ brings up cool paintings, prints, hair bows, shirts, picture frames and, for some reason, a kaleidoscope on top of the Eiffel Tower. If you’re craft-minded yourself, it is also a perfect place to sell your wares.