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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

Could urban farming end child hunger in the Valley?

If you thought urban farming was something only Hipsters do in California, think again. Urban agriculture projects in Phoenix have been steadily growing since 2015. Yet, despite its recent popularity, urban agriculture is nothing new. The practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in or around a village or town has been a regular practice in Europe […]
4 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

Arizona teachers are building a better future by using technology in the classroom

Teachers sometimes struggle to get their students’ attention amid the common use of technological devices, but CenturyLink’s Teachers and Technology Program has offered a select group of Arizona teachers the chance to turn the tables. Instead of fighting against the use of technology, Arizona teachers embrace the advent of technology in the classroom by making use of […]
4 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

Can the NBA Lottery save the Suns?

With a disappointing finish this season, the Phoenix Suns can take solace because they are likely to get a top-three pick in the upcoming NBA Lottery. Based on their 24-58 season record, the Suns should end up with the second pick in the NBA Lottery. But when the ping pong balls fall, there are never any […]
5 years ago
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Ben Luthi, Brandforge Entertainment Writer

5 reasons to love the D-backs this season

Baseball season is underway and the D-backs set the tone with their Opening Day win against the San Francisco Giants. We’ll have to wait and see what the season holds for 2017, but either way, here are five good reasons to love the D-backs. It’s good for the community The Arizona Diamondback Foundation was established […]
5 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

Tips for taking your home entertainment experience to the backyard

In the 1940s, a new type of movie experience captured the fancy of people across the U.S. Called drive-ins, for the first time, these theaters allowed people to experience a popular form of entertainment outdoors. While drive-in theaters have largely disappeared, the concept of watching movies outdoors in a casual setting with friends and food […]
5 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

5 unforgettable Wooden Award winners

The Wooden Award honors the nation’s best college basketball player in any given year. The award commemorates UCLA legendary John Wooden, who is undoubtedly the greatest college basketball coach ever. If you aren’t sure about that, all you need to do is read about his accomplishments. The award was founded in 1976 and a women’s award […]
5 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

12 things to watch before the Oscars

Awards season is in full swing, and you’ve likely heard about many movies that are up for awards already. Thankfully, here’s a list to get you all caught up and in the know about popular and soon-to-be classic nominated films. Here are 12 nominees hoping to go home with a gold statue at this year’s […]
5 years ago
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Ben Luthi, Entertainment Writer for Brandforge

Best and worst of Super Bowl commercials

Every year America sits down to watch the Super Bowl, but some people aren’t in it for the football. Super Bowl commercials have been something to look forward to for years, as advertisers do their darndest to promote their brands in a catchy or meaningful way. Here are some of the most memorable Super Bowl […]
5 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

6 cool ways teachers are using technology in the classroom

It wasn’t long ago that the only high-tech equipment in most school classrooms consisted of an overhead projector and a television and DVD player. Today, there are technological teaching tools unimaginable just a decade ago, however, adoption of technology is frequently hampered by the lack of financial resources. CenturyLink is trying to change that by […]
5 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

This college bowl season is likely to be epic

The implementation of the College Football Playoff was supposed to resolve questions that used to regularly arise about which teams were the best. In some ways, however, the 2016 bowl season is raising more questions than ever. In a huge twist of irony, Ohio State was selected to face Clemson in the playoff, yet the Buckeyes didn’t […]
5 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

11 holiday classics for the ultimate movie marathon

The Holidays are usually jammed packed with things to do and people to see. That’s why planning a movie marathon night can be a family tradition everyone will appreciate. The tricky part can be navigating the television schedule and having access to a variety of channels. You can solve both of these problems by using CenturyLink’s […]
5 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

2016 college football rivalry games you simply can’t miss

In late November, people across the United States participate in a long-standing tradition that embodies all of what makes America great. It brings together people from all walks of life and helps them remember everything there is to be grateful for. College football rivalry season is something many sports fans look forward to all year. […]
5 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

Shopping for a TV? Best models for 2016

For 2016, the price on 4K televisions has dropped to a level of affordability that makes them mainstream. The new buzzword is OLED, which stands for organic light-emitting diode. While this technology has been around awhile, it only recently became available and affordable for television. OLED screens can be made to be extremely thin, small and remarkably flexible and […]
5 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

6 tips to create the best family movie night

With school in session and hectic schedules, finding time to do things together is among the toughest challenges families face. One of the simplest ways to relax and unwind is to share an evening and have a family movie night. Having a service like CenturyLink movies makes finding a great movie simple. Here are some […]
5 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

2016 baseball highlights, bloopers and blunders

It’s hard to overlook the immense impact Vin Scully has made on baseball over his 59 years as the ‘Voice of the Dodgers.’ This year, ‘baseball’s all-time best broadcaster’ retired with style as Charlie Culberson hit a home run to lead the Dodgers in a win against Colorado for the division title. Of course, there […]
5 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

The season is here, keep your Fantasy Football team strong all season

Fantasy football is big business. In the U.S. and Canada, more than 57 million people play and a third of those are women, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association. Total annual revenue is difficult to pinpoint, but one research expert said the number was about $2.6 billion in 2015 and it could exceed $14 billion by 2020. […]
5 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

8 TV shows you can’t miss this fall

Gone are the days when you had to rush home to see your favorite TV show. With mobile streaming, DVR recording, and on-the-go watching, you can access and change your watching preferences anytime and anywhere. It’s this type of freedom from Prism TV that will allow you to sample great new pilots and beloved shows this fall. […]
5 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

The Pac-12 football season nears kickoff

For many people, fall is the Disneyland of seasons. It’s not the cooling weather, but the start of the new college football season that gets them happy when September rolls around. Arizona is Pac-12 country and college football fanatics can make sure they catch all the conference contests this season with CenturyLink’s Prism TV with multiview and […]
5 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

2016 Olympics: A guide to must-see TV events

For centuries, the Olympic Games have brought together athletes from across the globe and entertained the world. The 2016 version in Rio is projected to be the most-watched television event in U.S. history, surpassing the 219 million who watched the London Olympic Games. The Rio Olympics will be broadcast on NBC for the eighth consecutive […]
5 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

5 things to make your summer move easier

While many people look forward to summer for the outdoor activities and long, sunny days, it is also the busiest season of the year for moving. The Moving Trends: 2015 Annual Relocation Data Survey reports 52 percent of moves in the U.S. take place in the May-August period. Because of good weather and vacations from school, summer […]
5 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

Comparing the best regular seasons: The ’96 Bulls and ’16 Warriors

The Golden State Warriors’ quest for a record 73 wins this season included drama, backstories and uncertainty intertwined with basketball history. Best of all, even though the team set the record, the storyline continues as Golden State competes in the playoffs for its second consecutive NBA title. Sports fanatics can make sure they don’t miss […]
6 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

Most surprising NBA playoff performances of the last 40 years

This article is Sponsored by CenturyLink. The 82-game NBA season gives highlight reel after highlight reel of devastating dunks, crushing crossovers and premier performances, but something about postseason play seems to turn up the excitement dial to the max. With the playoffs just around the corner, it’s always fun to reflect on some of the […]
6 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

11 classic baseball movies you must see again

This article is Sponsored by CenturyLink.   It’s spring, and that also means it’s baseball season. For those who love America’s pastime, few things are as inspiring as a great baseball movie. Throughout the years, there have been many baseball classics including, comedies, dramas and biographies. Here is a list of some of the best baseball movies […]
6 years ago
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Flint Stephens, Writer for Brandforge

5 reasons to look forward to watching the D-backs this season

This article is Sponsored by CenturyLink. Fans of the Arizona Diamondbacks can look forward to an amazing season, whether watching the games in person or at home with CenturyLink Prism TV. The regular season is just around the corner, so batter up. Most valuable player Paul Goldschmidt is an MVP candidate in the Baseball Writers’ Association of America player […]
6 years ago