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Thriller Novel Provides Readers with Different Perspectives and a Vengeful Plot

By Madison Bara March 2, 2020

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 perspective of a woman named Sara and another named Tamara. Since these women are on opposite sides of the conflict, the reader gets to experience both sides of the war....

Anime Series Tells Heartfelt Story

By Madison Bara March 2, 2020

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” stands out.  “March Comes in Like a Lion” is full of love, but not the kind found in the average romantic comedy. The show revolves around a 17-year-old boy named...

Selena Gomez Makes a Comeback with New Album

By Madison Bara February 26, 2020

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 I was proven wrong.  She brings on the heat in her latest album, “Rare.”  This album features 13 songs, and the first...

Step Team Encourages Students To Join

By Madison Bara February 12, 2020

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 provides them with a fun experience and allows them to learn how to do step.  “We have different levels ranging from easy to hard and we are...

Kappa Pi Celebrates Students’ Artwork

By Madison Bara February 3, 2020

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 by students.  “The students decide the title of the exhibit, what work is going to be in it and they even hang up the work,” said...

Novel Provides Readers With A Suspenseful Plot

By Luke Lombardi February 3, 2020

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 to find the killer and solve the case. This thriller has unique pacing as the chaos begins halfway through the book, which allows suspense to build....

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Strikes Again

By quovadis March 4, 2019

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 genre. Most science literature is hundreds, if not thousands, of pages, which tend to drag on. This book, on the other hand, was very short and concise, with...

‘Bird Box’ Leaves Viewers Wanting More

By quovadis March 4, 2019

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 a world overtaken by supernatural entities which cause anyone who looks at them to commit suicide, usually in a gruesome manner. The film flashes between the day the entities...

‘Siempre Bruja’ is Off to a Rough Start

By quovadis March 4, 2019

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 auction, a slave owner's son, Cristobal, spots Carmen and becomes infatuated with her. Eventually, Carmen and Cristobal form a relationship, and are portrayed to be in love. When Cristobal’s parents find out about...

‘Circle Mirror Transformation’ Comes to MCC

By quovadis March 4, 2019

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 at The College and director of the play, said that the play is centered around students attending a local community center that’s offering an adult...