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March 28, appreciate the beauty of a gardening pest

Shannon O'Connor, Opinion Writer

March 28, 2017

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March 28th is an uncommon day of appreciation. Every year this day rolls around we celebrate weeds. Not marijuana, but the plant that people like to get rid of. Weeds provide fantastic benefits and an amazing time for learning. It’s...

LaVar Ball: Camera chasing since 2016

Mark Makowski, Opinion Co-Editor

March 28, 2017

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“Back in my heyday, I would kill Michael Jordan one-on-one.” This is the quote that started the media frenzy around LaVar Ball, who is the father of UCLA basketball player Lonzo Ball. Since his son Lonzo has put on the Go...

March Madness: gaining money and excitement

Andre Spruell, Opinion Co-Editor

March 28, 2017

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March does not only signify the start of spring, but it also marks the start of the popular college basketball tournament known as March Madness. Being a big basketball fan, March Madness is my favorite time of year because...

Beauty and the Beast: Romance not as beastly as before

Gabby Glinski, Co-Managing Editor

March 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

As I sat in the front row of the tightly packed theater, I noticed the numerous young children waiting to watch the live action Beauty and the Beast. Small girls were dressed in Belle’s iconic dress and I nervously wondered if o...

The importance of an internship beneficial, positive real world experience

Mark Makowski, Opinion Co-Editor

March 21, 2017

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When looking back on your college career or looking forward toward it, you may think what the most important thing of college was, besides the degree of course. You may look back on a trip you took or a party you went to and...

Middlesex book review: Little dull and a little drawn out

Nicole Kutos, Opinion Writer

March 21, 2017

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Before I read this book, I had heard about how great of a novel it was. I found it on listicles of best new books and of contemporary books that should be taught in schools one day. I knew friends that had read it and had seen severa...

The more common, yet still difficult idea of interracial dating

Andre Spruell, Opinion Co-Editor

March 21, 2017

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Throughout world history, there have been many instances where nations try to conquer others and force them to follow their particular way of life. Nowadays, it is becoming more popular for people to date outside of their culture. Being...

CIA’s spying abilities becoming too powerful

Danny Van Brunt, Sports Co-Editor

March 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

WikiLeaks, on March 7, unveiled a massive leak of documents called “Vault 7,” and it is the largest ever publication of confidential documents from the CIA. The first part is called “Year Zero.” It is almost nine-thousand...

James Dolan,Charles Oakley: The confrontation at the Garden

Mark Makowski, Opinion Co-Editor

February 28, 2017

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On Feb. 8, the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers met at Madison Square Garden, but the main storyline of this night being about the basketball game would quickly be thrown out the window. Halfway through the first quarter...

Are cellphones more harmful than beneficial?

Andre Spruell, Opinion Co-Editor

February 28, 2017

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It is not hard to recognize that cellphones have come a long way in the last decade. With all their advances, the real question is if they create more harm than good. Although it is great to do something like surf the interne...

Officiating: Perfection in a imperfect world

Luke Modrovsky, Asst. Sports Editor

February 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Time and time again, sports officials face harsh criticism from players, coaches and fans. In the era of increased use of video replay, we now have the ability to review plays again and again and again. But wait, how many chances...

“A Revolution in Advertising”

Shannon O’Connor, Opinion Writer

February 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

There has been much controversy surrounding the advertising world for the past few years. However, a revolution is sweeping the industry and changing the way society views the human body. Photoshop is a commonly used applicati...

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