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What’s all the buzz about?

Exam tomorrow… Essay due at midnight… Laundry to do…. Hmmm. What can I do instead? As a typical college student, I always find myself procrastinating the work that I need to get done. Whenever I go on Facebook, I notice that my friends and family “share” articles on their page that catch my eye. These […]

The secret life of college students

Going off to college is an exciting time. You get to live on your own, make new friends and hang out. No one tells you what to do and when to do it. And we can’t forget the parties. We don’t have a care in the world. College is easy, right?

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Are you watching? Must-see new and returning shows

There are a lot of new shows to look forward to watching this fall. A series that has been strongly advertised is “Gotham,” starring Ben McKenzie. It’s described as the origin story of the future police commissioner Jim Gordon. But seriously a Gotham without Batman? No thank you. “Gotham,” which premiered on Sept. 22, is […]

TLC’s hit series, “Toddlers and Tiaras,” features girls competing in beauty pageants. Is this a healthy message for young girls to learn? Will these girls have an even more altered view of beauty as they become teens?  (Flickr/Creative Commons)

Pageantry at its worst

Internationally, women take part in contests to show off how well they manage to look in a bikini or to tell the whole audience how they could change the world. These contests are called pageants.

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A fancy Starbucks latte that "basics" cannot live without.

What is a basic b****? Are you one?

How would you feel if someone called you “basic”? In a way, being called basic isn’t funny. Most people are offended by this word. On the other hand, people use it in a joking way. Are you “basic”?

Politicians need to change their ways for new generation

At what age do you start to form your political identity? Politics is known to be such a touchy subject when discussing your views to someone with different views. Is our generation known to be clue less on politics? How can you have knowledge on a particular subject when no one is allowed to talk […]

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Handler interviews guest Jennifer Lopez on her E! show, Chelsea Lately.

Chelsea Handler joins Netflix bandwagon

Chelsea Handler headlined her own show on the E! network for seven years. The brazenly funny blonde girl from Jersey became a hit with fellow comediennes, guest stars and viewers alike. Chelsea is unapologetic and would playfully bash her on network. She never took herself too seriously, even though she is a business and comedic […]

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Offering a $7.99-a-month subscription, people started to grasp onto the Netflix concept and have been loyal customers ever since.

Binge-watching Netflix is the new craze

Whether you’re staying up to binge- watch every single episode of “How I Met Your Mother” or watching all the classic Disney movies, Netflix is your best friend. Starting out in 1997 as a flat-rate DVD subscription, Netflix has been on the rise ever since. Netflix changed over to the world of the Internet in […]

Erica Abbott/ News Editor The September 11th Memorial reflecting pool is constructed on the original site of the towers.

“I had a meeting in the North Tower”

When the towers fell, my classmates and I were sitting in our classroom having just recently started the second grade. No one knew what was going on. We turned on the television and, amidst the confusion, the parents started picking up their children at school.

Remembering September 11th —A teacher’s lesson

We gathered every week in the library. It smelled of old books and teacher Irene’s coffee. I was so used to this repetitive schedule. Every week we had a day where we went into the library and spent some time learning about reading comprehension and why reading was so important.

A step in a new direction

My seventh grade teacher was the one who first planted the seed in my mind that my writing was something that could fuel the rest of my life. What started as mere encouragement to pursue my talent became so encompassing that I then fit my life around that idea.