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The media is a complex and confusing entity that not many people can fully understand. This entity is even more confusing for children, who do not share the same awareness or intelligence as adults. Media sets untouchable societal standards and makes them seem tangible. Children having unlim…

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Maa, Mae, Mamma, Mor, Mathair or Ammi, in every language, the meaning of mother is  identical; a package of love, warmth, care, sacrifice, courage, strength, kindness, selflessness, devotedness and the list goes on and on. 

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Graduating from high school is an exciting experience. The future appears bright and promising at that time in a person’s life. Many students are excited for independence and new experiences. However, college is not just fun, new experiences; it is much more complicated than that. Students a…

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One of the most important lessons I have learned in the past few years is that friends are not defined by location. 

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News as a whole has been discredited many times by assuming it is always an announcement of negativity. In reality, news is just factual and important information essential to a community. With the recent events of COVID-19, you hear many people advise others not to watch the news, since it …

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As the spring semester comes to an end, I have been busy with my final assignments. With my busy schedule, I still take time to read about current affairs. For the last few weeks, I have been ignoring all news regarding shootings, but it felt like they were continuously happening. I’m sure t…

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Everyone handles stress differently. Some people cry, some yell, some complain and some hold it in until they can’t anymore. With final exams approaching, these differences are more noticeable than ever. 

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The word “teacher” to me is a combination of two words, “teach” and “ER.” Teachers are important people in my life. It feels as though I am in the emergency room and need continuous attention from them. It sounds cliché, but a phrase that perfectly describes my feelings about teachers was wr…

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Every year Muslims fast in Ramadan, which is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Ramadan is the month of reflection, prayers and patience. The beginning and end of the month depends on the appearance of the crescent moon. Since the Muslim calendar year is shorter than the Gregorian cale…

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There are some students who argue that taking online classes has hindered them in many ways. Some of them may simply not be fond of it, find they get distracted when taking classes from home or feel that they need the in-person interaction. Personally, I find that there are many benefits to …

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March was a hectic month for me this year. I was busy with my studies at my grandparents’ condominium in Atlantic City when my dad got the news that my grandfather had a tumor and cancer.

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Cable TV has been around since the 1940s and became mainstream in the 1970s, but  how long will they still be in business? Streaming debuted in 1995, when ESPN SportsZone streamed a live radio broadcast of a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the New York Yankees worldwide. Accor…

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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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Entering my bedroom, everything looks neat. There is nothing out on the floor, the items on my desk are stacked neatly and the bed is made. Friends who come to visit often joke that I am a neat freak; they laugh when I adjust an item, making sure it is in its proper place. 

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I can rarely decide on anything. Whether it is deciding what to get for dinner, who’s driving or what to wear, I struggle. It stands to reason that my career choice would be no different. 

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Immigration is the international movement of people to a destination country, of which they are not natives or where they do not possess citizenship, to settle as permanent residents or naturalized citizens. Every year, immigrants come to America for better education, job and life opportunities. 

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As the National Football League (NFL) season comes to a close, we now turn our heads to Major League Baseball (MLB) in the sports world. Pitchers and catchers start to report to their major league spring training facilities as early as Feb. 18, and the hype for the 2021 season is growing thr…

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Everyone struggles physically or emotionally; for better or worse, it has a lasting impact on their lives, and sometimes defines who they are and what they want to be. Even prior to living in a pandemic, each of us had our daily hardships. One of life’s greatest appeals is to conquer our str…

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The insurrection on Jan. 6. has shaped the new dynamics of domestic terrorism in America. The harrowing images of the riots exhibit the deep divide present between Americans. The images presented during former President Trump’s impeachment trial made us realize that Jan. 6 was only a glimpse…

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When the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic first began, I instantly downloaded the College's apps on my phone to have constant information and updates about my classes and the campus. While I spent quite some time on the Canvas and Outlook app, I rarely had any use of the official Middlesex Co…

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A few days ago, I received a joke from one of my friends with the title “Hilarious”, which was about how Google knows all of your information, including your pizza order, medical records, credit card statement, tax returns and if your passport is up to date.

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My story of immigration to the United States started with the string of events that happened during my stay in Pakistan. 

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While New Jersey was bracing for its first snowstorm of the season on Dec. 16, I was sitting on my couch enjoying the snow and writing my piece for a new year submission. At that  moment, I was feeling calm, exactly the same as the calm before a storm. I felt at peace as if I had got through…

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One skill I never learned how to do is effectively study. I know you should go over the materials you learned, but I never knew if there was a specific method or best practice. What should generally take an hour to do could take me hours because I become distracted. A helpful tool I have dis…

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By Sanjana Butala, Staff Writer, The definition of God has a very broad spectrum. God can be defined differently in terms of faith and science. Faith defines God as an omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent being. For science, it is basically the energy that sparked the universe. God is subj…

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By Gabrielle Ignotis, Editor-In-Chief When the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic first began, I heavily relied on music to keep myself calm and balanced. I was fortunate enough that one of my favorite bands, All Time Low, released a new album, titled “Wake Up, Sunshine”, amid the pandemic. The…

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By Sanjana Butala, staff writer High school is over, now what? Here comes the long-debated topic on the choice about whether to take up college, dive into the workforce or opt for trade school. Many students struggle with this choice, and they all have their reasons for their individual pers…

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By Andrew Chasan, Staff writer So as we all know the world is in an unusual place. 2020 has been the year of the unexpected. The main catastrophe that’s hit the world in this year has been the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This is one of those rare moments where every single person in […]

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By: Sanjana Butala, Staff Writer Many of us are in one of the best years of our life — teenage — and we are sporty, bubbling and full of life. Incidentally, this is also one of the most crucial years of our life, a time for developing our own identity and dispositions. Yet, one common […]

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By Aishna Oberoi, Staff Writer During the difficult times of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, students are being forced to study from their homes. As easy and comforting as this sounds, it’s actually more difficult and stressful for students to manage their schedules from homes and atten…

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By Andrew Chasan, Staff Writer Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva stood out in the first week of the Monday night showdown against the New York Giants. Villanueva chose to cover the name of Antwon Rose Jr. and replace his name with Alwyn Cashe. Rose was shot in Pittsbu…

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By Aishna Oberoi, Staff Writer Middlesex County College is an educational home for many. With a variety of courses and clubs to offer, MCC gives a chance for students to explore. What sets MCC apart from other colleges is the diverse crowd of this institution where the community is welcoming…

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By Caprice Benifield-Sanchez, Staff Writer Politics always had a role in the gaming industry, but 2020 has driven political gaming to the next level of presidential propaganda and overt partisanship.    Ubisoft, a major video game company, is popular for its production of “Just Dance,” “Assa…

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By Sanjana Butala, Staff Writer The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused widespread havoc, fear and stress. So many people are falling ill, and so many are dying. The world has been forced to look at death up close on such a magnanimous scale and amidst such disturbing circumstances, o…

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By Sebastian Casado, Copy Editor Dental hygiene is something that I take extremely seriously, and I’m sure everyone can agree with me. Having the perfect toothbrush is a significant part of keeping your teeth clean, and there is no better toothbrush than the Oral-B Pro 1000. In the beginning…

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By Harsh Godhani, Managing Editor During the month of April, three of my friends and I said goodbye to some of our loved ones in a way that was uncommon before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. I learned about the passing of several of my friends' parents and grandparents over som…

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By Sebastian Casado, Copy Editor         Since the quarantine has forbidden me to go anywhere to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), I have lost my sleep schedule, I have lost physical interaction with my friends and have been playing a lot of video games. However, not all is b…

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By Gabrielle Ignotis, Editor-in-Chief As the fall semester commences, many Middlesex County College students are getting ready to apply to four-year colleges. If you’re anything like me, that decision is fraught with stress, worry and confusion. There are so many factors to consider when app…

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Luke Lombardi Essential Marvel is a line of comics produced by Marvel Comics. These books publish older comics and feature roughly 20-30 issues of a character or team inside. Each volume normally runs anywhere from 450-650 pages. Some of the characters to receive Essential Marvel volumes inc…

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Sebastian Casado Music is something I can’t live without; it is something that fuels me throughout the day. Listening to music puts a beat to my step and gives me the energy I need to face the day. Now, I obviously can’t listen to music without headphones. A phenomenal pair of headphones are…

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Madison Bara One aspect of being a woman that I hate is having to shave. Women need to shave their armpits, legs and any other unusual body parts that have hair because it is what society deems as beautiful or acceptable for women. While I agree that some women need to shave to look presentable, […]

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Madison Bara In March, my best friend and I got the bright idea to start a YouTube channel. Over spring break, we planned meticulously to publish a wide variety of content on the channel weekly. However, we did not have the equipment to do so. One evening during that week, we decided to go to […]

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Luke Lombardi In March, my best friend and I got the bright idea to start a YouTube channel. Over spring break, we planned meticulously to publish a wide variety of content on the channel weekly. However, we did not have the equipment to do so. One evening during that week, we decided to go to […]

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Luke Lombardi Cards Against Humanity is a party game that was released in 2011. The premise of this game is to answer the questions on the black cards, using the funniest white card a person has in their hand. A minimum of three people are required to play, and each person starts the game with […]

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Madison Bara A few years ago, I had a great idea to make a collage of photos that my friends and I had taken throughout our senior year of high school. However, I didn’t want to spend a large amount of money on printing them out, so I refused to go to the kiosks in […]

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Luke Lombardi Ever since I can remember, I have owned a dog. Owning a dog has taught me important life lessons that I would never have learned otherwise. They have taught me compassion, loyalty and to treat everyone the way I would want to be treated.  The biggest lesson dogs have taught me …

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Gabrielle Ignotis Andrew Lin Savanna Vasquez The Trump impeachment was a historic event. Only the third presidential impeachment in the history of American politics, the Trump impeachment proves that we have already begun to disregard the rules and procedures that made this process so import…

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