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My favorite childhood book begins with the line, “It was winter in New York City and the days were short.” This simple yet eloquent line sets the tone for the entire novel. 

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Whether it be in terms of books or movies, many people argue that the sequel is never as good as the original. In most cases, I would agree but in one particular book series, I think the second book kept my interest a lot more. “P.S. I Still Love You” by Jenny Han, is a book that I had no de…

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The Middlesex College Library is planning their recurring Library Coffeehouse via Zoom for April 22 at 2 p.m.

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The Middlesex College Library is holding a “Make a 3D Object in Tinkercad” Workshop via Zoom on March 4 at 2 and 6 p.m. to help students create and edit 3D objects.

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, there are a lot of romance books and novels that are resurfacing. Many love stories can have repetitive storylines but some of the new romance novels I have read provide the reader with a unique plot. 

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Middlesex College’s Dance Ensemble is planning to film its spring concert on campus scheduled for late April. 

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George Street Playhouse starts its new season online via a streaming service in February to bring theater back while following coronavirus (COVID-19) safety protocol. 

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Wanda and Vision are an unusual couple, and that’s a given due to the trailers leading up to the sitcom’s release, but there is a lot of stuff in “WandaVision” that I love.

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Wanda and Vision are an unusual couple, and that’s a given due to the trailers leading up to the sitcom’s release, but there is a lot of stuff in “WandaVision” that I love.

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Middlesex County residents faced heavy snowfall on Dec. 16 persisting over the weekend leading up to Christmas, which resulted in the coverage of several Christmas decorations and surrounding fauna.

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Stepping into the Princeton Record Exchange often feels like stepping back in time. White cardboard boxes filled to the brim with records and DVDs cover every available surface. Wall-to-wall, white wooden shelves house countless stacks of CDs and a few lingering cassette tapes. Spending too …

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My favorite book is a compact green paperback with worn, almost yellow pages. The book’s bottom right corner is bent from overuse, and a thin white line, where the illustration has rubbed away, obscures part of the author’s name. The gold filigree border and font perfectly match the book’s t…

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By Jared Almanzor, Staff Writer Emiliano Rodolfo Rosales-Birou, best known as Chuggaaconroy, is a Let’s Player on YouTube and he has been around since 2008. I like to call him Chugga. He is an inspiration to me. Chugga is the reason why I stuck to gaming and why I embrace my childish side. C…

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By Lauren Denton, Staff Writer The weather is getting colder, the days are getting shorter and the leaves are changing color before they slowly start to fall to the ground. Not only does this mean that it is officially autumn, but it also means that Halloween is fast approaching. With the br…

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By Cassandra Maisonet, co-editor-in-chief   When finals ended last semester, I was feeling pretty burnt out.  To relax, I went on Steam to look for indie games to play.  I turned to several gaming websites to narrow down a couple of games, since there’s an overwhelming amount of indie games …

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By Trinity Nunez Grant, Staff Writer February is often represented by the love holiday, Valentine’s Day. This month, there are many people searching for romantic TV shows, books and movies. For anyone interested in anime, there are many romantic shows. However, “March Comes in Like a Lion” s…

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By Sebastian Casado, Copy Editor It’s been five years since Selena Gomez had a full album.  You may have heard her in one or two singles, maybe she was featured on someone else’s song, but not a full album from her since 2015.  I thought we weren’t going to be seeing more of Gomez, but […]

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By Madison Bara, Section Editor Blue Salute, MCC’s step team, invites students to attend their team tryouts in the Physical Education Center,  room A160 on Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. to join the team.  Kierra Nelson, co-captain of Blue Salute, said she encourages students to join the club because it p…

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By Madison Bara Section Editor  Kappa Pi Honor Society is hosting a pop-up exhibition in the Studio Theater Gallery from March 2 – 6 to showcase the society members’ artwork.  Susan Altman, faculty advisor for Kappa Pi Honor Society, said this exhibition is the only one on campus that is run…

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The 2019 thriller “Girl Most Likely”, written by Max Allan Collins and published by Thomas & Mercer, is about a young chief of police named Krista Larson who goes to her high school reunion. In the beginning grudges arise and bodies are found. Thus, Krista enlists the help of her father …

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Jade Borges Managing Editor   “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,” a 2017 science novel by Neil deGrasse Tyson, was extremely interesting and educational. The purpose of the book is to teach about astrophysics in slightly over 200 pages, which is much shorter than the average book of this g…

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By: Jade Borges, Managing Editor “Bird Box”, a Netflix original movie based on the 2014 novel of the same name, was released on Dec. 13, 2018 and left many viewers disappointed. The post-apocalyptic thriller follows the story of Mallorie, played by Sandra Bullock, who attempts to survive in …

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By Zoe Florius, A&E Editor  This article contains spoilers. “Siempre Bruja,” a Netflix original, was advertised as being a show centered on the power and strength of an Afro-Colombian witch named Carmen. The show is set in 17thcentury Cartagena, where Carmen is enslaved. At a slave aucti…

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By Zoe Florius, Managing Editor The Visual, Performing and Media Arts (VPMA) department is hosting “Circle Mirror Transformation” in the Studio Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Anna DeMers, a professor …

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By Dana Lauria Staff Writer Photographer Nan Goldin’s photography book, “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” (“Ballad”), is a visual diary of colored photographs taken between 1979 and 1986 of Goldin’s daily life. She had an obsession with documenting everything exactly how it was. She religiou…

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By Mike Daniewicz Staff Writer “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a 2018 biopic film about the legendary band Queen that primarily focuses on the band’s lead singer, Freddie Mercury. Overall, the movie was okay. It was well-made and well-acted, but was overall mediocre, and perhaps for some, underwhelmi…

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By Dana Lauria Staff Writer The Visual, Performing and Media Arts (VPMA) department hosted the “On and Off the Wall” faculty and staff art exhibition from Oct. 9 to Nov. 21 in the Studio Theatre gallery. Denise Rompilla, VPMA professor, said, “The work on display reflects the vibrancy found …

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By Felipe Marroquin Staff Writer The newest installment of the “Call of Duty” (“CoD”) franchise, “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4,” released on Friday, Oct. 12. With its release came praise and criticism. As an avid “CoD” fan, I played on day one. The multiplayer game has a total of 12 maps and 10…

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By Alexander Salazar Staff Writer The Visual, Performing and Media Arts Department hosted “Saturday Night in the City,” a rock musical showcase, on Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18 in the Studio Theatre of the Performing Arts Center. Before the show started, audience members were invite…

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By Mike Daniewicz Staff Writer Author Don Winslow wrote two novels about the War on Drugs. The first was “The Power of the Dog,” published in 2006. The second was “The Cartel,” published in 2015. Both novels follow numerous characters in a multi-perspective story. “The Power of the Dog” foll…

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By Malcolm Rambert Staff Writer Since Nov. 8, 2016, I’ve been thinking about what our country represents and how it works. Like every other left-leaning individual, I assumed that the U.S. would be so repulsed by Donald Trump that they vote against him. Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot o…

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By Chris Place Staff Writer After the massive cliffhanger at the end of season two, “Riverdale” finally made its return on Oct. 10 for the season three premiere. The end of season two really shaped the future of “Riverdale” and this review and recap will rely heavily on spoilers from the pas…

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By Matthew Thornton Staff Writer Stanley Martin Lieber, also known as Stan Lee, who is the creator of the most iconic superheroes in the Marvel universe, passed away on Nov. 12. According to TMZ, he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles early that morning. Reports say that…

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By Binal Vaidya Staff Writer A representative from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) came to The College on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in College Center to inform students about transfer opportunities. FIDM’s representative, Audrey Weisberg, said, “With a …

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By Mike Daniewicz Staff Writer George Carlin (1937-2008) was a stand-up comedian legend, often being found at the top of many lists about the greatest stand-up comics. While his career started in the late 1950s, it was not until 1972 when Carlin’s rose to fame due to a then-controversial rou…

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By Jasmine Montes, Alexander Salazar Staff Writers Universal Pictures rebooted the classic 1978 “Halloween” franchise on Oct. 19. It is the direct sequel the franchise truly needed.  Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who finally confronts Michael Myers (James Jude…

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By Dana Lauria Staff Writer The Visual, Performing and Media Arts department is sponsoring the MCC Dance Ensemble Performance, which will be held in the Performing Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1 from 7-9 p.m. Aimee Mitacchione, Dance Ensemble director, said, “The Dance E…

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By Mike Daniewicz Staff Writer “Better Call Saul” returned to AMC for its fourth season on Aug. 6 and finished on Monday, Oct. 8. The “Breaking Bad” spin-off has now reached the dark tone that the original show had. This review will rely heavily on spoilers from seasons 1-4. The first episod…

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By Binal Vaidya Staff Writer YouTube comedian Filthy Frank, musically known as Joji, released his album, “Ballads1,” on Oct. 26. The album includes melancholic, mid-to-low-tempo beats and is comprised of 12 tracks. “Ballads1” is available through 88rising’s YouTube channel, as well as Spotif…

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By Huda Usmani Staff Writer An admissions representative from the Rutgers University, Newark campus’ Arts, Culture and Media department will give a presentation about their programs at 2 p.m. in Edison Hall Room 167 on Nov. 8. Susan Altman, assistant chairperson of the Visual, Performing and…

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By Matt Serraty Opinion Editor Art history and contemporary art students visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Oct. 27. The trip was chaperoned by professor Denise Rompilla. Emmanuel Payano, an art history major, said, “It was a really cool experience. I got to see the p…

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By Michael Daniewicz Staff Writer   “Ozark” is a Netflix-produced series following Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman), a money launderer who fled to the Ozark Lakes in Missouri. The show’s first season was dark and slow-paced, but it proved to be strong with Bateman giving a solid performance. The …

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By John DeGregorio Managing Editor   A group of MCC students recently formed “Smash Club”, which meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the College Center Terrace Room from 1-4 p.m., to play Nintendo’s “Super Smash Bros.” video game with and against one another. “We unofficially started the club…

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By John DeGregorio Managing Editor   When the subject of things to do in New Jersey is brought up, Atlantic City is usually at the top of most peoples’ lists. Some may argue that Atlantic City has fallen from the height of its glory in the 1920’s, perhaps even more so in the past decade […]

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By Harsh Godhani Managing Editor   Have you ever watched “Lost”? “Manifest”, a new fall drama created by Jeff Rake, presents itself in similar ways to the uncertainty and mystery elements of J.J. Abram and Damon Lindelof’s monumental television series “Lost”. The show premiered on Sept. 24 o…

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By Malcolm Rambert Staff Writer   As a huge animation enthusiast, there is nothing I would love more than for two-dimensional and hand-drawn animation to return to the big screen. Having grown up on a lot of the medium, I cherish seeing this style of animation compete with the studio compute…

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By John DeGregorio Managing Editor   On Sept. 21, Netflix premiered “Maniac”, a 10-episode miniseries starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill. When I think Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, the first thing that comes to mind is their roles in the now-legendary teen comedy “Superbad”. Both Stone and Hill…