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To those who love Pixar short films, those interested in animation, and all the general public who want to know the creation of movies and what inspired the directors of “Twenty-Something” and “Nona,” I recommend watching “A Spark Story” on Disney+.

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Now that it is October, I feel it is the perfect time to do more reading. The leaves are falling and changing colors, the air is getting a little cooler, and when it occasionally rains, it makes for the perfect atmosphere of snuggling up by the fire with a blanket, a mug of coffee and a good book. 

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I don’t remember when I started watching “The View,” but what I remember was when I used to work out in YMCA, the TV show that was always on the screens was “The View.” At that time, I had a busy morning schedule, so I never got a chance to watch it regularly. However, when I enrolled in col…

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Although I’m not a tech-savvy individual, I bought brands I heard of, like Logitech, Dell, ASUS, and yes, Razer. I purchased Razer mouse years prior and liked it, so I thought getting a rainbow light-up headset with cat ears of the same brand would be quite an excellent addition.

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Just recently, someone recommended watching “Starship Trooper.” Usually, I don’t like to watch sci-fi movies, but I was in a different mood. So I watched a military sci-fi action film released on November 7, 1997, called “Starship Trooper,” based on Robert A. Heinlein’s 1959 novel.

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With reading romance novels, many aspects can be cliche. For example, it usually ends with a happy ending, the girl getting saved by her love interest. While it’s nice to read these enjoyable fantasies where the main character lives in a perfect world, sometimes it is nice to read a book tha…

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For those who aren’t aware, Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, is a character that has been a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) for a very long time after appearing as a villain against Thor. 

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Imagine you’re exploring the grand, desolate labyrinth of an asylum, your teammates are spread across the map. It’s pitch black except for your flashlight, and the only noise you can hear is the ominous vague ticking of a distant clock and the echo of your footsteps. Finally, a door opens ah…

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“Pokémon” released its latest game, “Pokémon Unite,” on July 21. It is currently available on the Nintendo Switch;  however, it is not limited to that console, as they plan a release for Android and iOS on September 22. Depending on their available devices, people interested in playing the g…

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When it comes to reading, I typically will read a book from any genre. I lean towards books that are more horror or thriller based, and I’ll read a romance novel I can fall in love with every once in a while. When it comes to reading romance novels, I read many Nora Roberts, Jenny Han, or my…

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It has been a year since I first got into virtual YouTubers (VTubers) as a whole, and a lot has changed in the landscape since then.

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Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t watched “Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings,” do not continue past this point. This review contains spoilers. 

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“The Year of Magical Thinking” was my first read in the summer of 2021. From its name, I had a feeling that the book might be about magic. However, I could not imagine what the author discussed.

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I never had the urge to learn how to play an instrument. As a child, my parents signed me up for many musical lessons. However, I was bored from playing instruments, lacked the discipline to practice, and didn’t commit to a single device. From the third grade to the seventh, I was placed on …

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Writing fan-fiction is something I’ve been doing since the spring of 2015. This is my favorite pastime while my favorite shows and movies are on hiatus.

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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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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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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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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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“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.