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Hair discrimination runs rampant in American schools; public spaces

August 17, 2020 7:44pm | Ineza Merci, '22

In the professional world, it seems like the majority of the Black community in the U.S have something that other communities don’t: hair that is considered “distracting and unprofessional.” Sad, right? For many years people with coily, kinky, and afro-like hair have been ostracized for […]

Killer Inside: Netflix docuseries offers insight into American tragedy

March 2, 2020 3:50pm | Cecilia Rodriguez, '22

The 2020 docuseries Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez, has viewers feeling all types of ways. Feelings of confusion from believing whether he’s guilty or not to feeling attraction towards a suspected murder. This is a Ted Bundy situation all over again. Just like […]

“Gretel & Hansel” gives viewers mixed emotions

March 2, 2020 2:54pm | Jasmine Davis, ‘22

The movie “Gretel & Hansel” is not a “scary” film, but it sure is an interesting one. The modern retelling has changed a lot since its original telling in 1812, but the real question is, does this thriller movie live up to its original story? […]

Vine’s Comeback to dethrone TikTok

March 2, 2020 3:35am | Victor Valdez, ‘20

Imagine it’s 2013, Vine is popping off, and memes are rolling in. “Do it for the Vine, I Ain’t gonna do it” meaning to hype someone up to do anything at all costs for personal entertainment. For those who don’t remember, Vine was an app […]

Harley Quinn’s new film, “Birds Of Prey” deserves more recognition

February 28, 2020 3:31pm | Zenaida Vasquez, '20

The DC universe has introduced a new addition  to their family and her name is “Birds Of Prey (and the fantabulous emancipation of  One Harley Quinn)”. If you like spontaneous and colorful violence then this movie is for you. As everyone knows Harley Quinn, is […]

Making Quick, Healthy Meals for One :(

February 28, 2020 3:18pm | Nicholas Seecharan, '20

Late for work at your minimum wage job? Skipped breakfast? Yeah, you could just pick up something on the way and feel bad about yourself. Or you could try something different and feel great! Some people just don’t have the time or energy to make […]

New Netflix doc portrays Taylor Swift’s pathway to adulthood

February 27, 2020 2:06pm | Susan Gradys-Parada, '22

Calling all Taylor Swift fans! Or as they like to call themselves, ”Swifties”. Netflix has released a new documentary about the one and only Taylor Swift and an inside of her personal life. Directed by Emmy winner Lana Wilson and produced by Academy Award winner […]

Upcoming Games For 2020

December 20, 2019 1:05am | Catherine Reyes

2020 is the year where stuff is going down, you thought 2019 was bad JUST WAIT TIL WE’RE THREE MONTHS IN 2020. EVERYTHING IS GOING DOWNHILL FROM THERE. So why not buy yourself a game to keep you distracted by the chaos around you. Here […]

Budget buying: 5 gift categories to consider this holiday season

December 19, 2019 1:52pm | Ashley Vazquez Ramos, '20

The holidays are getting closer and closer. When it comes to giving friends and family gifts, it can get pricey. According to ABC News, “The average American will spend $700 on holiday gifts and goodies this year.” That’s a lot of buckaroos to spend. Especially […]

Cookies to munch on this season

December 19, 2019 1:48pm | Yesenia Viveros-Saavedra, 20'

Christmas is just around the corner and there’s nothing better than starting off your holiday by eating some delicious cookies. Many people love baking cookies, others prefer buying them, it all depends on the person’s preference. So, as the sweet angel, I am, went ahead […]