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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....

Having Hobbies Can Help Alleviate Stress

By Madison Bara March 2, 2020

By Sebastian Casado, Copy Editor Stress is something that everyone goes through, and people deal with it very differently. According to, 94% of Americans reported experiencing severe stress in 2019. I am no stranger to experiencing complete burn outs, feeling trapped, and constant restless nights, but I also know how to deal with stress and how to prevent myself from falling into the trap.  Now, believe it or not, I didn’t always know how to deal...

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...

Transferring Colleges Creates Problems

By Luke Lombardi February 26, 2020

Sebastian Casado Once you make it to the second year of community college, you have the chance to transfer to a four-year school. This is something most students do, including myself. However, when you transfer to a college, the first year attending there tends to be a little more complicated. I unfortunately had this experience as I transferred from one community college to another, which sounds like it would be very simple since it is only a...

Morbid Curiosity Affects Beliefs

By Madison Bara February 26, 2020

By Madison Bara, Section Editor A subject that has piqued my interest in the past year is that of morbid curiosity. I first discovered the meaning of this topic during my Psychology of Death and Dying class, where we studied subjects such as dying, rigor mortis and funerals. I was surprised to find myself intrigued by these subjects, which I originally thought were going to scar me for life. Thus, I became curious about why I was...

Naipo Massager Works Wonders

By Julia Block February 19, 2020

By Julia Block, Copy Editor After a long and busy day of running around, it is important to take care of yourself. The Naipo Back and Neck Massager provides a perfect opportunity to sit back, relax, and enjoy downtime, while also releasing any stress or tension your body may be feeling. For starters, this massager can be easily moved or adjusted to your preferences. There are four buttons to adjust the settings of the massager on the...

Cartoons Appeal To All Ages

By Luke Lombardi February 19, 2020

Luke Lombardi Like most kids, I spent most of my free time watching cartoons. They were bright and always caught my attention. As I grew up, I started to watch less and less. However, with the advent of streaming services and everything from my childhood being so available, nostalgia started to take over. I could spend hours zoning out and watching cartoons. The return of binging my childhood shows started with Spongebob. After watching a few old...

Who is Your Greatest Role Model?

By Madison Bara February 19, 2020

Boardwalk Offers Fun For All Ages

By Madison Bara February 10, 2020

By Madison Bara, Section Editor At first glance, the small city is unimpressive with its run-down stores and large condominiums that envelope the surrounding streets in darkness.  However, upon further inspection, visitors will find that within this desolate exterior hides the entrance to New Jersey's party paradise, known as the Atlantic City Boardwalk.  Spanning over four miles, this almost 150-year-old boardwalk is one of the longest in the world.  To many, the Atlantic City Boardwalk is known...

What Kobe Means To Me

By Luke Lombardi February 3, 2020

On Jan. 26, 2020, Kobe Bryant and eight others died in a tragic helicopter accident. This incident left both the sports and pop culture worlds in shock. Some people had no idea how to process the news that one of the biggest and most controversial basketball players died only a day after LeBron James passed him on the all-time scoring list. When I first saw the news, I was in shock. Even though I wasn’t a huge...