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“Sherlock,” which debuted in 2010 is one of my favorite British television shows to date. It stars my favorite two actors, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. This show is a modern take on “Sherlock Holmes” in terms of the novels that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a few centuries ago. Th…

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“House of Anubis” was an American/British mystery drama that ran on Nickelodeon from 2010-2013. It was a show that I deeply cherish as it was the show that got me hooked onto British culture along with “Harry Potter.”

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I used to read every day. Now, with the onset of college assignments, work and family commitments, it’s harder to do so. When I read less, I find it’s also harder to pick up where I left off. I can no longer open a book and automatically remember everything that’s happened so far. 

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The second season to the twenty-second season of “Top Gear” spanned from 2003-2014 and included “the Grand Tour,” which started from 2016 to present day.

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During the pandemic, people staying safe and taking precautions is important to me. I went to the restaurant Red Robin, which is attached to the East Brunswick Square Mall, on April 3, and I was pleased with how safe the restaurant was. They took the necessary precautions to allow their cust…

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The CW’s "Supernatural"(2005 - 2020), created by Eric Kripke, is my favorite TV series. In the last 15 years, the show has gone through roughly 60 directors, the most notable ones being Robert Singer and Philip Sgriccia. 

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Recently, I’ve had trouble finding an efficient, long-lasting toothbrush. I didn’t want to use manual toothbrushes anymore because I felt I needed something with more power, or it could have been my laziness. Regardless, I switched to an electric one. It was a good choice, but I wasn’t a fan…

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Sony released their brand new next-generation console five months ago called the PlayStation 5 (PS5). The PS5 hardware was revealed and announced during PlayStation's live stream event, "The Future of Gaming Show," on June 11, 2020. They revealed new games, hardware, and the DuelSense contro…

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I must confess, I judge books by their covers. It's not the best way to decide how interesting the book will be, but it helps me determine if I want to read the synopsis. The synopsis for "Burning Bright" by Melissa McShane is full of wonder and intrigue. It is the first book in "The Extraor…

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I am one of those people who will read anything. Anytime I buy a book, I never have the intention of buying anything specific. I usually just decide at the last minute that it sounds good, and I will give it a shot. When I went to the dollar store a couple of weeks ago, I had no intention of…

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Megan Goldin’s “The Escape Room” is a 2019 psychological thriller that promised to be a page-turner and quite the wild ride. This debut novel slightly missed the mark for me; it was a ride, but I cannot say it was wild. Goldin is known for her psychological thrillers, such as “The Night Swim…

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I received an offer to read "Triplicity" before its publishing date. My initial answer was no because it's not the typical book I tend to read. Although I thought the synopsis was intriguing, I had too many other books in my "to-be-read" pile to add this book. Fortunately for me, I changed m…

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I have a list of books I would like to read that is about a mile long. As a self-proclaimed bookworm, I am always looking for new stories or pursuing information on some random or bizarre topic. I spend more money on books than food and have asked for more every holiday or birthday.  

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Kiryu Coco is a virtual YouTuber and a Fourth Generation Hololive member. She’s caring and speaks her mind when it comes to various topics, and I can’t help but love her for that.

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Last year, I received the book "Cub" by Cynthia L. Copeland as a gift. I thought it was a sweet gift, but memoirs and autobiographies are not my initial go-to genres. It could be from all the years of having to do research papers for school, but memoirs are not my favorite. Thus, one of my f…

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Before the pandemic broke out, my friends and I were planning our summer activities. The summer of 2020 was supposed to be perfect; my high school friends and I would all be home from college, and we were eager to go on adventures with the new friends we all made at our respective schools.

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The publishing company, Penguin Random House, LLC., used to have a program called "First to Read," where they offered several books from different genres. You could either take your chances and enter a raffle to get the book of your choice, or, if you had enough points, you could spend them …

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I trail my fingers across the neatly organized shelves when something catches my eye. The book is small and bright turquoise, with gold lettering and a simple illustration. The cover reads, “Icefall.” 

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One reason I love reading is that it engages the imagination. It requires readers to visualize things they thought they could never conceive of themselves. "The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray," by B.A. Williams, takes readers on a journey and shows readers what can happen when you us…

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Victorian pieces have always caught my attention, and I could never put into words why until now. Public Broadcast Service (PBS) released a female detective series last year that ticks all the boxes for me; "Miss Scarlet and the Duke" is clever, witty and smart. With brilliant writing and a …

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Akai Haato, or Haachama, is a virtual YouTuber who is a virtual Youtuber agency called Hololive. She has been around in the YouTube community since June 2, 2018. 

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When it comes to fiction novels that fall under the horror category, Stephen King is a name that has captivated many audiences for decades. His unique story plots and terrifying creatures have kept patrons curious about how the author could come up with such rare ideas. Out of all the books …

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"Murdoch Mysteries'' is a show about a detective in late 19th century Canada, solving crimes with technology that he considers modern and innovative. A former coworker introduced me to this show, but I didn't have a way to watch it when she recommended it. I described this show to my sister,…

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Female Quo Vadis staff members shared their artwork in celebration of

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Viewers can define a good movie through the emotions they feel while watching it, and the lessons they learn from it.

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“Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel” is a hair-raising and spine-chilling four-part series that will make your skin crawl. Elisa Lam is a 21-year-old female who goes missing in downtown Los Angeles, without a trace left behind. As a young adult, she set out to explore the world. S…

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Sakura Miko, if you want to spell it out in Japanese, or Miko Sakura, if you want to spell it out in English, is a virtual YouTuber and a member of Hololive, a virtual Youtuber agency company.

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Netflix’s 2018 original series, “The Haunting of Hill House," is a masterfully curated horror mini-series that knows how to get under your skin, into your head and keep you coming back for more. Based at the beautifully designed and wonderfully haunted Hill House, the show makes you sit and …

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With it now being March, that means that St. Patrick's Day is coming around the corner. Coming from an Irish family, it is a holiday celebrated all year round in my house, but especially for the next couple of weeks. One way that my family has embraced this holiday is by sharing literature t…

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The North Brunswick Library is hosting a virtual workshop, “Mindfulness Meditation,” via Zoom on March 8 at 7:30-8:30 p.m. to teach the community how to decrease stress and improve focus. 

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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 Luke Lombardi, Section Editor “Deserve to Die” is a psychological thriller written by Miranda Rijks. It was released last summer.  The book builds suspense and leaves you rooting against the villain the whole time. The story is told from two different perspectives. The novel offers the pe…

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