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An argument for the Oxford comma

Margaret Dougherty, Editor-In-Chief December 9, 2021

If there are three things I love in life, it would be dogs, Tostito’s lime chips and the Oxford comma. Fellow grammar enthusiasts may have noticed the glaring hypocrisy in that sentence. Let me...

Reading for fun is important, so sometimes I have to change what I’m reading

Emily Varker, Copy Editor November 18, 2021

Like any good English major worth their sweater, I love reading. I’ve loved reading for basically as long as I can remember. My first memories surrounding reading involves a program called “Reading...

Why adopting a shelter pet is the better option 

Megan Josephs, Social Media Manager November 18, 2021

The lonely, hopeless look in Grace’s eyes at the animal rescue is a look I will never forget. The sheer trauma and lack of tranquility she had experienced in her days as a stray in South Carolina was...

Why you should record your dreams

Margaret Dougherty, Editor-In-Chief November 4, 2021

  In the past year alone, I’ve met celebrities such as Sacha Baron Cohen, Billy Crystal, Aaron Rodgers, David Spade and Catherine O’Hara. I’ve graduated eighth grade, ate pizza with Jesus, played...

Why I enjoy reading the classics

Jocelyn Arroyo-Ariza, News Editor November 4, 2021

“I write this sitting in the kitchen sink” is the iconic first line of “I Capture the Castle” by Dodie Smith. Similarly, I began writing this opinion piece at a nook of a stairwell after...

Stay-at-home mom superiority

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor October 21, 2021

I couldn’t imagine being raised by a working mom. My cleaning standards would be lower. No offense to the kids of working moms but I have yet to meet someone in my age group who’s been taught to clean...

My hesitation to enjoy live music again

Kerri Shea, Advertising Manager October 21, 2021

As someone who used to attend concerts weekly, I’d say I’m pretty excited for live music to be making a comeback. After all that has occurred in the past year, we must ask, is it too soon? With the...

An introvert’s personal experience with returning to school

Emily Varker, Copy Editor October 7, 2021

Anyone who knows me knows these things about me: I am an introvert and I do not like to start conversations. However, if an already started conversation is about a topic I like and know well, I will...

Pucker Up

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor October 7, 2021

My personal mantra is to remain as natural-looking as possible. Let’s be honest, the blow-up doll features are popular but it's not appealing. Don’t mind me though, if you want that look, go for it!...

To be a teenage girl in politics

Jocelyn Arroyo-Ariza, News Editor October 7, 2021

I got tired of wearing pink every Monday morning in the last days of 2020. My first class was American government, so I used to say to myself that I was serving “Legally Blonde” as I made...

You don’t have to be fearless – just don’t be a quitter

Giovanni Paolo Tagliafierro, Sports Editor September 23, 2021

I used to make pizza, a lot of pizza. My family owns a little pizzeria and deli right outside of the city of Saratoga Springs, New York, where I grew up. When my parents first purchased the place about...

In defense of public transportation

Margaret Dougherty, Editor-In-Chief September 23, 2021

Whenever someone mentions taking a subway, train or bus to get somewhere, it’s often with a tone of distaste. Public transportation is generally seen as a bothersome roadblock to your intended destination...

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