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New York is Only Dead if We Let Ourselves Believe It

New York is Only Dead if We Let Ourselves Believe It

Mary Durocher, Guest Writer

October 22, 2020

‘‘Are you sure you want to move back down to the city?’’ my mom asked me back in June, while we were in the midst of planning how to pack up my childhood room. ‘‘Everything is going to be so different.’’ I was seated at the kitchen table, nursing a cup of chamomile tea, and trying to se...

New TikTok Challenge That Could Earn You a Trip to the Emergency Room

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Najla Alexander, Guest Writer

October 13, 2020

Over the past years while you were in school you would hear of a new ‘challenge’ that you either saw on social media or saw in middle/high school. Everyone raving about how you should do it and even post it if you dare! Here are some instances of the challenges that people your age knew or even pa...

The Importance of Recognizing Indigenous People Day

The Importance of Recognizing Indigenous People Day

Najla Alexander, Guest Writer

October 12, 2020

The holiday Indigenous People Day, formerly known as Columbus Day, is a way to recognize, celebrate, and honor the Native American peoples and their culture. Some states have progressively started to officially celebrate a day other than Columbus Day, with the state of South Dakota starting the c...

A Day in the Life with Baylee Gregory

A Day in the Life with Baylee Gregory

Baylee Gregory, Guest Writer

October 1, 2020

With Covid-19 still on the rise in some places, many college students have found themselves staying home for the semester, either by choice as a safety precaution or because campuses have shut down; and while sitting in my bedroom at home taking classes over Zoom was nowhere on my list of firsts for colleg...

Will there be an Official Ban of TikTok?

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Liza Bautista, Guest Writer

September 25, 2020

After months of discussions and a signed executive order, President Donald Trump moved forward in action to ban the social media apps, TikTok and WeChat. Both apps will be removed from American app stores such as Google Play and Apple App Store by Sunday, September 20.  The Trump Administration cites its motive as...

Goal Setting during Quarantine

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Rayiah Ross, Staff Writer

September 24, 2020

I had only set five goals for myself at the start of this year.  Exercise 20 minutes a day Read 5 books Write something. Write something even if it sucks Get a job Use Duolingo every day to learn French  (Je suis nul en français) At the start of quarantine, all five ...

Did Bella Thorne Using OnlyFans Take Away Revenue from Their Performers?

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Najla Alexander, Guest Writer

September 17, 2020

In March, the fear of the pandemic finally set in with the billions of people worried if they will have jobs or not. Whether those jobs were working in retail or taught for a living, those in the sex industry were greatly affected. One of the many things people had to adjust in 2020 was being at hom...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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