American Football

Leah Martineau, Senior Editor

November 3, 2016


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The United States created the game of American football in 1867 at universities such as Yale, Columbia, Rutgers and Princeton. The first game was played between Princeton and Rutgers on Nov. 6, 1869. Thus, the game of the pigskin began to rapidly take over America. Unlike soccer, the "football" of...

Meet Princess Moana

Gina Quatrino, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


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Over the years, Disney has released 11 iconic princess movies. Of all 11, less than one third of them have protagonists that are people of color. However, this November, Disney is releasing Moana, a new princess who represents Polynesian culture and folklore. Not only is she considered to be the first...

Movie Review: DC Comic’s Suicide Squad

Leo Rocha, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2016


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For the first time in DC Comics history, the infamous Harley Quinn made her cinematic debut in “Suicide Squad”, the latest movie in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) of films. Taking a twist on the superhero genre, it centers on a group of villains who are forced against their will to come togethe...

Perfect Pancakes

Gina Quatrino, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016


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The pancakes versus waffles debate has been splitting breakfast lovers across the nation for decades, and while some may argue that waffles are the better choice, pancakes are clearly the superior breakfast food. Pancakes, unlike waffles, are versatile when it comes to toppings and flavors. They are mo...

Wonderful Waffles

Leah Martineau, Senior Editor

September 30, 2016


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The International House of Pancakes (IHOP) does not exclusively sell pancakes. When you first look through an IHOP menu, waffles appear almost as often as pancakes. However, a first glance at Waffle House’s menu, pancakes are not even listed. Waffle House is a successful restaurant chain that can mak...

Maternity Leave

Mellica Askari, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


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Millions of women carry their own child for nine months and bring them into the world, but are only able to fully take care of them for a short amount of time. This is currently the case in the United States (US) by having the shortest maternity leave period amongst developed nations. The common time...

The Right to Not Stand

Harrison Sites, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


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When Colin Kaepernick sat down on the bench at Levi’s Stadium for a period of 90 seconds during the National Anthem, few understood the significance of his actions and the different news cycles that would be filled covering his “controversial” and so-called “unpatriotic” actions along with...

Social Media: A Superficial Addiction

Sophia Gonzalez, Senior Editor

September 29, 2016


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There is a saying that something you love has the power to hurt you the most, and sometimes, having too much of something you like can do more harm than good. Caring about other people's opinions in fear of rejection can often hinder people from being themselves in social situations, creating a likeness...

Batman v. Superman

Leo Rocha, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016


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Wham! Pow! Bam! DC Comics has begun to spin the thread of their cinematic universe, the DC Expanded Universe (DCEU), with the release of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” a successor to 2013’s “Man of Steel.” While the movie had its moments, like the first on-screen appearance of Wonder...

Following Your Significant Other to College

Catherine Hoffman, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016


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Along with the wet weather and beautiful blossoms of spring comes a feeling of impending doom for many high school couples. As second semester draws to a close and college acceptance letters come rolling in, seniors everywhere are waiting with bated breath to see if their significant other is going to...

Fallon, Kimmel, Oliver, Corden; Who Reigns Supreme as the Late Night King?

Sana Hameed, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016


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With frontrunners ranging from reigning monarch Jimmy Fallon to rising prince James Corden, who are both dominating nightly television, crowning a new late night king is no small feat. However, from amidst the medley of evening talk show hosts who aspire to achieve greatness, there emerges a victor:...

The 80s was the Epitome of Glamour, Glitz, and Fashion in American Culture

Leo Rocha, Staff Writer

April 8, 2016


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The 80s was a decade full of bright neon colors, scrunchies, leg warmers and rollerblades. People stood in front of their televisions and exercised to Richard Simmons videos. Teenagers caught the latest ‘flick at the local movie theatre. Everyone listened to cassette tapes on their Walkman. The int...

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