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Time flies when you’re overwhelmed

Kerri Shea, Advertising Manager March 30, 2023

As much as I’d love to say senior year was ‘super fun’ and full of memories I’ll never forget, the truth is I can barely recall anything from the fall semester. I always had high expectations for...

How traveling abroad helped me appreciate carving my own path

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 30, 2023

For most of my life, traveling never felt overly special. The only places I’ve visited consisted of tropical beaches and sunny vacation destinations and while that was satisfying for the rest of my family...

Why Angie Cruz’ novel, “Soledad,” is an important read

Niomi Nunez, Features & Lifestyle Editor March 12, 2023

In the sweaty summer of 2007, my mother chopped all her “pelo bueno” off and started wearing maxi skirts that stretched past the souls of her strappy sandals. Ashamed of her hair’s new growth, my...

How to save money as a college student

Kaylin Flukey, Managing Editor March 12, 2023

One of the most common words associated with college students is “broke.” We are paying for our education while also trying to enjoy the four very short years we have in college. As a full-time student...

Rihanna’s Super Bowl performance was still good

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor February 25, 2023

In the words of Shaquille O’Neal, I believe that people underwhelmed by Rihanna’s Super Bowl halftime performance should “shut your face.”     Just kidding, you are entitled to your opinion,...

Reflecting on high school trauma and using it to help redirect those close to me

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor February 25, 2023

This upcoming graduation season is a particularly eventful one for my family and me. While I’m gearing up to finish my education and enter the workforce and my younger brother is preparing to enter into...

The loss of the girl

Jocelyn Arroyo-Ariza, News Editor February 13, 2023

I think it is a universal experience that something bad happens at 19. I hope earnestly that everyone reading the paper never has to fill out a restraining order. Regardless, I could have chosen to open...

Black and blue

Niomi Nunez, Features & Lifestyle Editor February 13, 2023

“Anguish” refers to all things black and blue. Especially in today’s overcompensating world, where the issue of injustice—on any scale—is met with only one of two “solutions:” making noise...

“Pressure makes diamonds”

Megan Josephs, Social Media Manager January 27, 2023

It was the day before the biggest dual meet of the year. My swim team would be facing off against our conference rivals, who had beaten us the past seven years. We were all huddled together the day before...

A semester of beginnings and endings

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor January 27, 2023

The spring semester is finally upon us and as a senior set to graduate in May, this is equally exciting and terrifying. This semester is one where I will have many new experiences that I’ve never had...

What I’ve learned from being a Philadelphia sports fan

Margaret Dougherty, Editor In Chief December 8, 2022

If you’ve been following sports news in the past couple of months, odds are you’ve heard a lot about Philadelphia. From the Phillies’ improbable World Series run to the Eagles’ excellent start...

I have never had a relaxing thought

Jocelyn Arroyo-Ariza, News Editor December 8, 2022

Where is my makeup bag? The one I had since I was 15 years old, carrying extra scrunchies and tape. I try to remember when I saw it last, possibly April or perhaps May. It must be here somewhere. Why would...

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