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March 28, appreciate the beauty of a gardening pest

Shannon O'Connor, Opinion Writer

March 28, 2017

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...

March Madness: gaining money and excitement

Andre Spruell, Opinion Co-Editor

March 28, 2017

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...

The more common, yet still difficult idea of interracial dating

Andre Spruell, Opinion Co-Editor

March 21, 2017

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

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

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...

Officiating: Perfection in a imperfect world

Luke Modrovsky, Asst. Sports Editor

February 28, 2017

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...

Loveable songs for your Valentine’s Day playlist

Andre Spruell, Opinion Co-Editor

February 14, 2017

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, people either enjoy it or dread it whether they’re in a relationship or not respectively. No matter what side of the fence you are on for this holiday, here are some songs across different...

Celebrities and politics: Publicity stunt or something more?

Shannon O'Connor, Opinion Writer

February 14, 2017

Over the many decades Hollywood has been around, celebrities have been winning our hearts with wonderful movies, beautiful melodies and, for the most part, how down to Earth they can be. Many celebrities use their fame and fortune...

Top 10 unforgettable Valentine’s Day gifts

Peyton Neishman, Opinion Writer

February 14, 2017

Every year on Feb. 14, we celebrate the most romantic holiday, Valentine’s Day. This is a day where people go absolutely crazy trying to find the perfect gift for their significant other. On this day, people exchange gifts...

History or Hallmark: The meaning behind Valentine’s Day

Olivia Macdonald, Opinion Writer

February 14, 2017

With Valentine’s Day being the holiday of the month, there are many couples in love that cherish the day, and several singles that see it as just another day to get through. There are two perspectives of how Valentine’s...

Our Voice: Living with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Elyse Guziewicz, Copy Editor

February 14, 2017

When I was 6, I was convinced I would be the fastest runner in the neighborhood.  Spindly and scrappy, I sprinted up and down the alley, beating my brother and my best friend every time. That fall, my lungs stopped working,...

From the big screen to the small screen: TV shows based on films

Mark Makowski, Opinion Co-Editor

February 6, 2017

Have you ever been watching television and see a commercial for a new show based on your favorite movie? It is something we see more often in this era as we have essentially ran out of new ideas for TV show story lines. Now...

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