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The Problem with Voting by Mail Continued: An Election in Peril

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Seamus Fallon, Lead Copy Editor

September 14, 2020

In March, right before the pandemic shattered our worlds, I wrote an article on the fatal flaws of voting by mail.  Now, as we just passed the 60-day countdown to election day, states are starting to shift from in-person voting at polling places to solely voting by mail.  In California, Governor Gavin N...

9/11 Memorial

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Gabrielle Fiorella, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2020

Yesterday, 19 years ago, the iconic Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City were tragically destroyed when two planes, hijacked by terrorists, were flown into the two buildings. The lives lost and heroism shown that day, and the days following will never be forgotten. I grew up in an...

The Monitor’s New Editor-In-Chief

The Monitor's New Editor-In-Chief

Gabrielle Fiorella, Editor-In-Chief

August 17, 2020

Hey everyone, current, and new members! I’m Gabrielle Fiorella, The Monitor’s new Editor-In-Chief for the 2020-2021 school year! I am a sophomore majoring in Digital Journalism, and minoring in International Studies. I just wanted to introduce myself, as I will now be the one in which new members...

A Letter from a Former Editor

A Letter from a Former Editor

Megan Arnold

June 12, 2020

My time of being Editor-in-Chief has come to an end and I could not be happier with the progress The Monitor has made in these last two years. Being one of the first Freshman/Sophomore’s to be given this opportunity meant the world to me, and I was so happy to have found comfort in an activity I have...

FEATURE FRIDAY: Professor Catherine Cabeen

FEATURE FRIDAY: Professor Catherine Cabeen

Meghan Keeney, Guest Writer

May 22, 2020

Highly accomplished dancer Catherine Cabeen found herself celebrating her 30th birthday in her blue Honda Civic, parked in urban Seattle. She packed her clothes and all her belongings into her trunk; she slept in the backseat with the doors locked at night. She was basically homeless, showering in the...

COVID-19 in Europe and the U.S.

COVID-19 in Europe and the U.S.

Gabrielle Fiorella, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

Currently living in Germany, watching the response that Europe has had versus the response that the United States has had has been quite eye-opening, but also not as diverse as I thought it would be. According to the European Parliament’s Public Opinion Monitoring Newsletter, most countries, such...

Music and Film Industries Hit Hard During Pandemic

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Gabrielle Fiorella, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, various industries and companies have been hit hard, among those in the film and music industries. Movies have had to push back their releases in theaters, such as the live-action remake of Mulan and A Quiet Place Pt II. John Krasinski, director of both A Quiet P...

Broad City Teaches Women to be Their Nastiest, Unapologetic Selves

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Jackie Manno, Guest Writer

May 12, 2020

With today’s unpredictably high-paced internet age, turning thirty has entirely different implications than it did even five years ago. In Broad City’s 2019 fifth and final season, Abbi Abrams and Ilana Wexler embrace these difficulties with their signature over-the-top and in-your-face humor...

Virtual Events

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Rayiah Ross, Staff Writer

May 10, 2020

At this point, most students have familiarized themselves with apps such as Zoom, Facetime, Discord, and Slack. Honestly, we are probably using these apps way more than we want to. Even though these apps can seem like a huge annoyance sometimes, they do give us the great ability to stay connected while...

Celebrity Culture is Deteriorating and Evolving Amid This Quarantine

Celebrity Culture is Deteriorating and Evolving Amid This Quarantine

Gabrielle Fiorella, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

While many people are struggling to get by, amidst debt, hunger, and disease, countless celebrities are still thriving, and acting like what those on the outside are going through is the same as what they are going through. Throughout this pandemic, we have come to realize which celebrities are truly...

More Than A Dancer

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Tylee Hunt, Guest Writer

May 5, 2020

For many students, adjusting to a college education online for the remaining semester has been a bit of a shift. Biology majors have resorted to doing labs at home, journalism majors have continued to write online, but for dance majors, the adjustment has been more intense.  In the blink of an eye, Marymount dance majo...

What Baking Can Do

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Averee Nelson, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

Instead of sitting behind your computer screen, clicking on the next episode of The Great British Baking Show, perhaps it is time to get to your kitchen and pull out some ingredients and make something of your own. During these times of quarantine, lots of people have been baking more and getting creative...

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