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The Disney-Pixar Bracket trend

The Disney-Pixar Bracket trend

Brian Connors Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 18, 2018

March Madness is a crazily competitive basketball tournament; however, the competition is not limited to the athletes. Millions of Americans battle it out between family, friends, teammates and co-workers to achieve the best bracket.This year, basketball fans were not the only people filling them out. Br...

How we get news

Matthew Ricker Advertising Manager

April 18, 2018

The point is, the media industry and how we get our news is changing rapidly. I wrote a few issues ago about the digital age and the use of social media. Whether it’s reading The Wall Street Journal on a tablet or watching a morning show on your phone. When taking the train to NYC, you can obviously...

Accepting responsibilities in my life

Alison Robles Assistant News Editor

April 18, 2018

There’s one word that, I believe, a significant number of people will agree is pretty terrifying: Responsibility. I capitalize this word because it holds a hefty and widespread significance in my life and the things I do.I am responsible for maintaining my good grades. I am responsible for my firs...

My thoughts on gun control

Matthew Ricker Advertising Manager

March 8, 2018

The debate on gun control and mental health has picked up once again. This is a call to action for Congress and lawmakers to act on it. I am not trying to make a political statement here. It has nothing to do with whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent. I am merely just saying how I ...

The problem with the way we talk

Abigail Rapillo News Editor

March 8, 2018

If you turn on your TV, scroll through your newsfeed or open your favorite news app, you can see the toxic way we speak about important issues facing our nation. It seems like there’s almost no way to have a fruitful conversation about what is important when opinions differ. Each issue we face as a nation...

Letter to the Editor: Why students should attend Mass Comm panel

Jillian Venditti WICR President

March 8, 2018

Note: The previous online and print version did not state that March 26 is the date of the event. The confirmed information is as follows: Monday March 26 at 7p.m. The online version has been updated.WICR President senior Jillian Venditti writes about the importance of the upcoming event.The upcoming Mass Communi...

The power of music

Anna Maffucci Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2018

Music is powerful. It sounds obvious, but once taking a deeper look into the affect it has on our lives is interesting.I was struggling to think about what to write for this opinion piece. I was listening to Spotify, and I noticed that my shuffled playlist was playing songs that brought back a lot of...

Using music as an outlet

Julia O’Regan Features Editor

February 21, 2018

Music is an important part of college life. Some people use music to help them focus in on something. For example, many students listen to music while studying because the background noise allows them to block everything else out. For others, music is used to set their mood for the day.Making music playlists ...

Making smart choices for my future

Alison Robles Assistant News Editor

February 21, 2018

As I rapidly approach the end of my teenage years, I find myself wondering more and more about my future. Who will I be? Where will I be? What will I be doing?The future, quite frankly, is a terrifying thing to think about. But I’ve been thinking about it more and more lately with a varying degree of ...

The excitement, anxiety over graduating college

Rebecca Riccardi Chief Copy Editor

February 8, 2018

As a senior in college, I am well aware of the fear of graduation that many people experience during this phase of life. While it is a stressful time, it is also an exciting time.I feel that it is important for us, as young adults, to understand that even though we may be scared at the moment, good thi...

My analysis of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

Michael Coppola Assistant Copy Editor

February 8, 2018

CBS announced the 11-person cast of the first-ever “Celebrity Big Brother” season in the U.S. during the 60th annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 28.Judging from my first impressions of the cast and looking at their official cast bios, my initial disappointment at recognizing so few names has been repl...

My life, experiences as campus minister

Abigail Rapillo News Editor

February 8, 2018

People are often confused by what the difference between being a campus minister and being a residential assistant is.I tend to reference back to training. We both arrived two weeks early, but while the RAs were in various training sessions, we were doing yoga and taking a nature walk. I think this spe...

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