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MMC’s Peculiar Dorm Policy

MMC’s Peculiar Dorm Policy

Elise Uhlar, Guest Writer March 6, 2023

 The joker in the pack of youth’s advantages is its fragility. According to essentially every source on the globe, it takes until age twenty three for the frontal lobe to finish developing. Prior to...

Gun Violence on the Rise During Pandemic

Gun Violence on the Rise During Pandemic

Najla Alexander, Crime Reporter May 16, 2022

Gun violence is on the rise once again throughout cities during the pandemic. In lieu of cases like the NYC Brooklyn Shooting, Florida Teen Dying from Friends Shooting One Another with Firearm, and Puerto...

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The Fallout Doesn’t Understand How Teenagers Speak

Francesca Crumpton, Guest Writer March 4, 2022

HBO’s new film The Fallout follows three teenagers who navigate grief and mental health struggles after witnessing a tragic school shooting together, creating a bond between the characters that is explored...

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Gen-Z Representation in the Writer’s Room

Francesca Crumpton, Guest Writer March 3, 2022

Scrolling through the Netflix home screen there are countless movies and shows involving teenage characters. Films like Tall Girl and He’s All That use Gen-Z humor as the main comedic source for the...

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The Best Movies of 2021

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer December 31, 2021

2021 has been an interesting year, to say the least, and with the pandemic looming over everyone, movies have always been a way to forget that for a little while. Along, with the new year coming in, these...

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Stay Masked Up This Holiday Season

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer November 22, 2021

2021 called and they said if you want the following years to be COVID-19 free then wear your mask and practice social distancing.  It is around the time of year where everyone is preparing for the...

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He’s Back and Better than Ever

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer November 8, 2021

*Spoilers Ahead if you haven’t watched the first episode* Charles Lee Ray is back as the iconic Good Guy Chucky doll in the small town of Hackensack or Hackenslash, New Jersey. This time you will...

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R.L. Stine Fear Street Trilogy introduces New Adult Horror

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer November 5, 2021

*Warning some spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched the Trilogy* If you are a fan of the Goosebumps book series and TV series by author R.L. Stine you will love the Fear Street Trilogy series...

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Would you Dare to say His Name, If you knew their Story?

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer October 19, 2021

*Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched the film yet* Candyman (2021) is a supernatural slasher film about a spirit with a hook for hand covered in bees that can get summoned by saying his name five...

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The Problem with Abduction Movies that Go Unnoticed

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer October 13, 2021

Abduction and kidnapping movies and tv series are widely popular in the film industry as it shows the real-life horrors of a crime in our society that happens way more than it should. Abduction movies...

Nicki Minaj and Joy Reid

A Recap of the Nicki Minaj vs Joy Reid Feud

Myah Lake, Guest Writer September 30, 2021

This past week I’m sure several of us have seen all of our favorite celebrities dress up for the Met Gala following NYFW. But that leaves us to question where many of the celebrities that typically attend...

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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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