If there’s anyone currently dominating the conversation in Hollywood at the moment, it’s Keanu Reeves, the Canadian-American actor known for starring roles in hit film franchises like Bill & Ted, The Matrix, and more recently, John Wick. The arrival of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum in theaters earlier this month certainly helped to further cement Reeves’ status as one of the industry’s leading actors. It’s the actor’s tech-friendly fanbase, however, which has taken to the Internet to prove Keanu is more than capable of looking effortlessly smooth (we’re talking Fonzie-level cool here) while walking to literally any song in slow motion.Related: Bill & Ted 3 Is Officially Coming Next Summer, Keanu Reeves & Alex Winter ConfirmA new Twitter account was created over the weekend in sole dedication to Keanu Reeves walking in slow motion to a mix of songs, proving that some folks are simply cooler than the rest of us, even on their worst days. Some of the songs chosen to accompany over a dozen slo-mo videos of Reeves shared to the account throughout the weekend include classic hits like Eddie Money‘s “Take Me Home Tonight”, Berlin‘s “Take My Breath Away”, and Huey Lewis and The News‘ “Power Of Love”, in addition to more contemporary tunes from Logic, Nicki Minaj, Billie Elish, and Tame Impala.Experience Keanu in all of his coolness below.everybody wants to rule the world – tears for fears pic.twitter.com/y62b2LNd5Z— keanu reeves walking to music (@keanuwtm) May 31, 2019 alphaville – forever young pic.twitter.com/7IMaepNroJ— keanu reeves walking to music (@keanuwtm) May 31, 2019 (i’ve had) the time of my life – bill medley and jennifer warnes pic.twitter.com/b3Avh1P4Rl— keanu reeves walking to music (@keanuwtm) May 31, 2019 hypnotize -notorious BIG (request by @cosmiccaptains) pic.twitter.com/cCkFG9pvZJ— keanu reeves walking to music (@keanuwtm) May 31, 2019 the less i know the better – tame impala (request by @IzaMuniz1998) pic.twitter.com/tfXjT8pqIZ— keanu reeves walking to music (@keanuwtm) May 31, 2019Head to Twitter to waste the next 20 minutes of your life watching all the different Keanu combos.
A growing number of local housing owners are using incentives to entice students to sign leases, and many cite the economy as the primary reason for the recent trend.Bonus · A number of area housing companies, including University Gateway, offer students incentives for signing a lease. – Hide Kurokawa | Daily Trojan “It’s a marketing tool that is used to get people in the door,” said Tommie McCaster, a leasing professional at University Gateway Apartments. “The economy is not what it used to be.”Students who sign a lease with Gateway are being offered a number of perks. The company is offering to waive the $500 security deposit and the $30 application fee and, until Saturday, is reducing the price of rent from $1,064 per month to $985 per month. Students also receive $200 if they refer a friend who signs a lease.First Choice Housing, which owns several properties in the North University Park area, also offers students incentives to try to get them through the door.Currently, First Choice is offering two tickets to a Lakers game when students lease a unit with three or more bedrooms. Students who lease a six-bedroom house get four tickets. Only a limited number of tickets are available, however, and First Choice hopes this will encourage students to act fast.“We feel that, in today’s economy, students and parents need that little lift. I have noticed that prior to the incentives, students were more indecisive,” said Mehread Koupai, a senior asset manager at First Choice Housing.First Choice Housing has also rolled back rates to its 2007 rental prices, Koupai noted, and students who sign 11- or 12-month leases are given two weeks of free rent.“We’ve seen a tremendous response with the incentives,” he said.Not all housing companies see a need to reward students for leasing with them, however.“We never need to give away incentives,” said Paul Tennan, executive manager at CDI Management, which owns properties such as The Spot and The Tower. “I don’t believe we’ve ever done a giveaway in direct correlation to signing a lease, but there’s always the need to advertise.”Tennan added that he thinks prospective renters care more about the facilities than about extra incentives.“Students see how clean and well-kept our facilities are, and they either want to sign a lease or they don’t,” Tennan said. “If they get value via price or amenities, they’re more inclined to sign.”Instead of trying to draw in more students, CDI focuses more on tenant appreciation, Tennan said. He noted that CDI frequently does giveaways for tenants, offering items such as movie passes, dinner at L.A. Live restaurants and iPods.Stephanie Camcho, officer manager at STUHO Student Housing, said STUHO follows the same philosophy, catering toward current rather than prospective renters. STUHO has a referral program that gives students a discount for referring a new tenant, but it doesn’t offer a specific incentive for signing a lease.Though some students appreciate the incentives, others said they are unnecessary.“Gateway was the first place I wanted to live, and the incentives in no way, shape or form affected my desire to live there,” said Meghan Mahowald, a freshman majoring in popular music performance. “When I signed the lease, they gave you either a gift card or a bike, and I saw that as unnecessary. Money is already an issue, and it seems wasteful to be giving away such expensive things.”Mahowald said she would rather see lower rent prices than leasing incentives.For housing operators, however, leasing incentives are just one more way to get noticed.“It’s really to increase visibility,” McCaster said. “We want people informed about our housing and our incentives.”
Published on December 27, 2017 at 11:35 am Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (10-2) readies to face off against Eastern Michigan (8-3) Wednesday night. The Orange is coming off of just its second loss of the season in a 60-57 overtime loss to St. Bonaventure. The Bonnies started fast and pulled away in the extra period holding SU’s top scorer Tyus Battle to just 11 points in the game.As Syracuse returns to the Carrier Dome for the third straight game, see who the beat writers predict in its matchup with the Eagles:Matthew Gutierrez (11-1)Swoop DownSyracuse 78, Eastern Michigan 66Rested and reloaded, Syracuse picks up a win in its final nonconference game of the season. Eastern Michigan runs a 2-3 zone, which EMU head coach Rob Murphy learned under Jim Boeheim as an SU assistant from 2004-11. It’s a defense which the Orange struggled against in a win over Georgetown a week and a half ago. But SU is the better team and, more than anything, the Orange needs practice in both playing against a zone defense and getting the ball in the scoring hands of more than just two or three players.Tomer Langer (11-1)Final Tune-UpSyracuse 76, Eastern Michigan 58AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse played rather poorly for much of the game against St. Bonaventure, but Eastern Michigan should provide the perfect bounce-back opportunity. The Eagles were crushed against a team ranked inside the Top 100, per Kenpom.com — which was Indiana in late November. Syracuse’s talent should flatly win out in this one.Sam Fortier (11-1)About 500 sad miles homeSyracuse 73, Eastern Michigan 50No post-Christmas sluggishness from Syracuse as the wake-up call from St. Bonaventure has the Orange raring to go in the Dome on Wednesday night. Syracuse will jump out to a big lead and maintain it as Jim Boeheim has the opportunity to tinker with any lineups he might want to see a little more before conference play begins. While EMU makes a sad trip home to Ypsilanti, Michigan, the Orange can already start thinking about its ACC slate. Comments