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2021 Inauguration of the 46th President

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January 20, 2021

Today, January 20, 2021, Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Former California Senator Kamala Harris were sworn in as the 46th President and the 49th Vice President of the United States. History...

Why is Gen-Z Obsessed with True-Crime?

Criminal Minds (FilmDaily.co)
January 6, 2021

True Crime TV shows, documentaries, movies, and even books have always been popular, but in Generation Z, true crime is one of the most popular areas of interest to watch, read, and talk about. Even post...

The Cultural Impact of Twilight

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January 5, 2021

The global phenomenon of Twilight is a force to be reckoned with. The 2005 novel was praised for its portrayal of common teenage emotions but criticized for its character development and plot. When the...

2021’s Forecast in the Stars

2021’s Forecast in the Stars
January 4, 2021

With such a chaotic and traumatic year 2020 was, many are looking forward to a fresh new start come January 1. 2020 was a year of one of the largest global civil uprisings, possibly ever; in addition to...

The Perks of Shopping At Local Supermarkets During A Pandemic

The Perks of Shopping At Local Supermarkets During A Pandemic
December 25, 2020

There have been a lot of changes throughout this year in the social aspects of many people’s lives, including my own. Social distancing and avoiding large groups of people have become a newfound skill...

The Zoom Undergraduate: The Past, Present, and Future of a MMC Student

The Zoom Undergraduate: The Past, Present, and Future of a MMC Student
December 24, 2020

In 2016, I had gone through several changes in one year: I attended my first college, St. Bonaventure University in Allegheny, New York, with seven of my high school friends and slipped into a slight depression...

The Re-Emergence of Y2K

The Re-Emergence of Y2K
December 23, 2020

Low rise jeans, animal print, rhinestones, tiny handbags, even tinier sunglasses, futuristic patterns, and cropped graphic tees are just some of the trends that are returning to the minds of American teens...

The MTA during the COVID-19 era

Figure 2 L Train 14th street- Canarsie Local at 1st ave, Broadway Junction, Bedfort ave.
December 21, 2020

Almost 8 months after New York City’s initial lock down the city is still struggling to bounce back. One of the hardest hit was the MTA who is trying to continue service but enforce safety. Millions...

Debunking TikTok: Does Mario Kart Music Help You Finish Homework Quicker?

Debunking TikTok: Does Mario Kart Music Help You Finish Homework Quicker?
December 18, 2020

Finals are fast approaching for us students and that means all-nighters galore are on the horizon. What if there was a type of music that could optimize getting that essay finished? Well, a TikTok theory...

The Age of Aquarius is Here

December 17, 2020

Thanks to social media, specifically Twitter and TikTok, there have been more conversations about what is to come on December 21, 2020. Many people are anticipating the entrance to the Age of Aquarius,...

Film Review: Dash and Lily

December 16, 2020

Holiday romantic movies tend to be formulaic and predictable every year. It’s common to see your average love story where the big city girl moves to a small town and falls in love with the barista. Maybe...

Will We Ever Find a Common Ground?

Will We Ever Find a Common Ground?
December 15, 2020

In an age where neighbors are taking down each other’s campaign signs, family members getting involved in Facebook brawls, and where people are relieved Covid has allowed them to avoid family events,...

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