The Bachelor: The Truth

Chloe Oani, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


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Early this year, the 21st season of “The Bachelor” returned to the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) channel, starring Nick Viall, who previously competed on seasons 10 and 11 of “The Bachelorette” and season three of “Bachelor in Paradise,” as the show’s leading man. Approximately seven...

The College Next Door

Gina Quatrino

December 8, 2016


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The talk about college starts as early as freshman year. Wide-eyed and undecided, students go through high school feeling the pressure as counselors constantly seek for their future plans. Teachers focus on big universities and shove college requirements in the faces of unsure teenagers. This makes ...

A Tale of Two Sherlocks

Sana Hameed, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2016


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From Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original novels to the multitude of film and television adaptations, the stories of Sherlock Holmes have endured years of variations. With each new interpretation, a different actor makes his debut, taking a time-honored character and adding their own personal twist. When ...

The Quiet Revolution: A New Era of Reflection Discards Stereotypes of the Past

Sriya Reddy, Associate Editor

November 3, 2016


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With the release of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain in January 2012 and the TED Talk she performed that followed the book’s release, the positives and negatives of introversion have been brought to the eye of the general public. Introverts are the ...

Studying the Arts and Humanities: A Necessary Component for Success in Life

Mellica Askari, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


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When contemplating their futures, teenagers look toward college majors that guarantee them a high paying job, fulfilling their definition of a successful life. This mindset that teens need to get a “highly valued” degree to guarantee financial security in life causes our youth to grow up without...

Soccer: The Real Football

Chloe Oani, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


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7-1. The score line between Germany and Brazil in the semifinals of the 2014 International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) World Cup that cost the host country its largest defeat ever. For two years "7x1" became a national symbol of humiliation, until this summer, when the two nations met again...

Winter Holidays Are The Best

Whitney Patterson, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


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As seasons go, fall and winter are the best; with cooler weather, amazing food and an abundance of holidays. These few months are filled with joy, family and celebration. However, there is an existing rivalry between those that believe fall holidays, such as Halloween and Thanksgiving are the greatest...

The Girl on the Train

Sophia Gonzalez, Senior Editor

November 3, 2016


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Awaited by many avid mystery novel readers, the movie that corresponds with the novel The Girl on the Train finally hit theatres on Friday, Oct. 7. Many fans of the book were skeptical of the accuracy of the movie in comparison to the book due to the fact that the producers changed the setting from bei...

Fall Holidays Come Out on Top

Elizabeth Price, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


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With the holiday season right around the corner, it is easy to get caught up in the commercialization of it all. As soon as November hits, stores around the country launch into Christmas mode before anyone can even say “ho ho ho.” The winter holidays, behind the Hallmark movie facade, are characterized...

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...

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