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A Review of Craig Zobel’s “The Hunt”

A Review of Craig Zobel's

Jenna Fanelli, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

Intense, comedic, thought-provoking, and action-packed are all terms that describe the recent Blumhouse production entitled “The Hunt.” In addition to these qualities, a badass female protagonist is only the icing on top of the cake. However, there is a good amount of debate regarding the film’s t...

WITH MYSELF: A Personal Piece on Self-Isolation

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Gwen Attridge, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

I am an only child. You would think that being alone and in my house would be comfortable, normal, and easy. I actually thought this myself as well. I always valued my time alone when I used to live in New York. I liked being with myself on my days off, running errands or just sitting around. After...

What to do When You’re Stuck Self-Quarantining

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Gabrielle Fiorella, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

We’re all stuck in quarantine and it’s common knowledge that it’s not the best, but we have to make the most of it. It’s better to be safe and protected rather than sick and not doing so well. So while we are stuck at home with so much free time, here’s a list of activities that I am sure will...

Trying Tik Tok Trends

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Gabrielle Fiorella, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Being in quarantine, my boredom has gotten the best of me one too many times. So one day I resorted to downloading Tik Tok again (yes, I had it two summers ago, but deleted it because I became too addicted to watching them) and decided to learn some dances. TikTok dances are a fun way to stay active...

Relationships in Quarantine

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Averee Nelson, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

A typical Friday date night out on the town has now turned into a night on the couch with a bucket of popcorn and a soda to set up a Zoom date with your partner. As a veil of quarantine mandates has covered the globe, many people in relationships have been forced to go digital. Long-distance relationships...

Lana Del Rey: An American Icon

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Julia Picozzi, Guest Writer

April 14, 2020

From Humble Beginnings... Born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant in 1985, Lana del Rey is easily one of alternative/cross over rock-pop music's most beloved star. The musician tried her hand in the Manhattan night club scene under her birth name, Lizzy Grant, although she did not find much fame. Fast forwar...

The Problem with Voting by Mail and Absentee

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Seamus Fallon, Staff Writer

March 16, 2020

I have waited eight years to vote, it was the night of Obama’s reelection. I was at an election party in California that was set up by a friend of mine who was running for city council and I was there, the youngest person in the room by 30 years. Naturally, people asked each other who or what they vot...

A Look into the debate last night

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Neil Gunnion, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

It would not be far-fetched for anyone to claim that politics is important. After all, the decisions that politicians make can at times literally be life-or-death for many people. So why, then does the American media continue to view politics as a spectacle, and rob it of the gravity it requires? Well,...

New ID System Causes Frustration with Students

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Ariana Contreras, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

Moving from plastic to digital has brought along a new feel to the campus. Leaving some with questions about why the switch and opinions on how to make it better.  Starting off a new school year usually calls for new shoes, supplies and in this case for the 2019-2020 school year at Marymount Manh...

How the School’s Dance Department Lacks Diversity

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Emani Mack, Guest Writer

November 2, 2019

Marymount’s Dance Department is famous for producing top of the line dance shows each semester. The artistry of the selected choreographers executed with the skills of our very own student body is a compelling sight to see. Now that the Fall semester is officially underway, the Dance Department released t...

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