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Stand Up Against APIDA Hate

Aubreyne Brizette Tolentino, Guest Writer May 7, 2021

Almost two months ago as we begged for a semblance of normalcy in the times of COVID, we were rudely awakened by the harsh truths of our non-pandemic reality.  On March 16th, six women of Asian descent...

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Why the George Floyd Trial in Minneapolis is a Watershed Event

Myah Lake, Guest Writer April 16, 2021

On March 29th, the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis Police Department officer charged with the murder of George Floyd had begun. This trial has come nearly a year after Floyd's death which...

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What are True Relationship Goals…?

Myah Lake, Guest Writer April 13, 2021

Throughout our social media outlets, we often romanticize celebrity relationships like Beyonce and JayZ, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Justin Bieber and Hailey, Saweetie and Quavo, et cetera. But as the...

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Don’t Cancel Your Subscription Just Yet

Sanobia James, Guest Writer March 23, 2021

On Friday, March 5th AMC theatres reopened in NYC (The anticipation I felt as I stood at the entrance of the 86th Street AMC theatre was killing me). The movie theatres in New York City had been closed...

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You Just Had to Be There

Greta Bergin, Graphic Designer March 9, 2021

This past week’s Twitter trend of “you just had to be there” has provided us with a generous helping of nostalgia. The trend features a series of images containing things users miss. Some of the...

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Our New Normal Post Pandemic

Sonobia James, Guest Writer February 23, 2021

As the world begins to recover from what many perceive to have been the  “year from hell,” many people are wondering just what the recovery will look like. Without a doubt, 2020 will be known in history...

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What is it really like to be an FBI Profiler for the BAU?

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

Most of us know the true-crime TV show on Netflix, Criminal Minds, where a section of the FBI called the B.A.U. (Behavior Analysis Unit) have a team that helps local law enforcement with cases they...

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Clubhouse – A New Networking Experience

Meg Masseron, Features Editor February 13, 2021

Scrolling through the Clubhouse app for the first time, I was instantly baffled. There was no place to write or post anything - well, except for the biography on your profile. Yet, this app is currently...

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Why is Gen-Z Obsessed with True-Crime?

Najla Alexander, Guest Writer 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...

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The Cultural Impact of Twilight

Rayiah Ross, Staff Writer 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...

The Perks of Shopping At Local Supermarkets During A Pandemic

The Perks of Shopping At Local Supermarkets During A Pandemic

Natasha Hendler, Guest Writer 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...

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

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

Liza Bautista, Guest Writer 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...

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