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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...

Trying to be comfortable with the unknown

Trying to be comfortable with the unknown

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

When I woke up on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 1, I had no idea that later that night I would be walking barefoot across North Ave through deep floodwater to go drink a root beer, eat an apple and...

Learning to Love Being on Campus Again

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 9, 2021

Back in March of 2020, as COVID-19 began to change our world like no one had seen before, I alongside countless people across the globe wanted nothing more than to get back to our normal lives. I had just barely started...

Brown people problems

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor September 9, 2021

As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches, it is necessary to recognize both the devastation of the lives lost during the initial attack and the racial discrimination terrorism has instigated. Over time,...

“When are you getting a real job?”

Ciara Serpa, Advertising Manager May 6, 2021

Anyone who has attended college is familiar with the popular question, “So, when are you getting a real job?” Most of us tend to feel that no matter what we accomplish during our academic career...

Focusing on the positives throughout the pandemic

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor April 22, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how the world functions forever. It’s a well-known fact that many have come to realize and digest during these quarantined times. People have had a lot of time to...

The after times

The after times

Margaret Dougherty, Managing Editor April 8, 2021

As I patiently check vaccinefinder.org multiple times a day to book a vaccination appointment, I figured it would be helpful to plan ahead. Back in August, I read a piece in The New Yorker by comedian...

Why it isn’t trendy to be gluten-free

Why it isn’t trendy to be gluten-free

Frances Hoey, Social Media Manager April 8, 2021

When it comes to fad diets and health culture, the term ‘gluten-free’ is always thrown into the mix. There are many misconceptions surrounding the increased popularity of this diet, mainly that it serves to...

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