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Divergent Set to Exceed High Expectations

Divergent Set to Exceed High Expectations

Tori Chin, Staff Writer

March 6, 2014


Filed under Opinion

For many years, novels have been put on the big screen and are successful. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins turned out to be a huge hit in 2012 and boosted the book sales after the movie release. Three years after The Hunger Games novel was released, author Veronica Roth published the novel, Divergent,...

Is New Really New

Is New Really New

Clinisha Bannis, Staff Writer

February 27, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The Grammys Best New Artist award does not necessarily go to the best new artist. The Grammy website displays a description for the award that states; "For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist. Note that this...

Eye For an Eye

Eye For an Eye

Clinisha Bannis, Staff Writer

February 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

According to Merriam-Webster.com, capital punishment is Execution of an offender sentenced to death after conviction by a court of law of a criminal offense. Capital punishment for murder, treason, arson, and rape was widely employed in ancient Greece, and the Romans also used it for a wide range of...

The Jordan Davis Trial Shows Emphasis On the Wrong Side

The Jordan Davis Trial Shows Emphasis On the Wrong Side

Qeyana Kennedy, Staff Writer

February 24, 2014


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Michael Dunn was recently charged with first degree murder after shooting and killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis in 2012. After being tried only a few days ago, Dunn has finally been convicted for a crime that he committed almost two years ago.   In November of 2012, Davis and three of his friends...

It’s Time For Chipotle

It’s Time For Chipotle

Nikhil Chari, News Editor

February 24, 2014


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It doesn’t matter where you are, on Broad Street in Downtown Philadelphia, on the Strip in Las Vegas, near the University district in New York City, or at the intersection of Fowler and Bruce B Downs, whenever you see the red banner; you immediately want to go inside. Chipotle, the indisputably best...

How To Survive Valentine’s Day

How To Survive Valentine’s Day

Kalee VanDeBoe and Tori Chin

February 14, 2014


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Valentine’s Day the one day of the year specifically dedicated to love. Couples exchanging gifts that proclaim their passion for each other, kids handing out cute little “be mine” character cards to their classmates and friends, and everyone feeling the power of love. Well not everyone that is....

Wasting Our Lives Away One Tap At a Time

Wasting Our Lives Away One Tap At a Time

Ferris Shaheen, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014


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Nowadays, we have a plethora of time-killing applications accessible from any point of time from our cell phones. From time to time we tend to isolate one and make it our focal point and epicenter of life. Flappy Bird, the most recent of these centermost apps, is a game that has caused a lot more pain...

Obama’s Use of Executive Orders is Necessary

Obama’s Use of Executive Orders is Necessary

Nikhil Chari, News Editor

February 10, 2014


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In an era where bipartisanship is nonexistent, the 113th United States Congress has claimed the title of Least Productive Congress in the history of our existence. This gridlocked Congress with a Republican House of Representatives, and a Democratic Senate have not been able to coexist and efficientl...

Requesting Peace in the Middle East and Everywhere Else

Requesting Peace in the Middle East and Everywhere Else

Clinisha Bannis, Staff Writer

January 29, 2014


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Since 1981, over 300,000 people have died as victims of suicide bombings.  Suicide bombing is defined as an act in which an individual personally delivers explosives and detonates them to inflict the greatest possible damage killing him or herself in the process. This act of bombing seems to get worse...

Blackfish Comes Into Light

Blackfish Comes Into Light

Kalee VanDeBoe, Staff Writer

January 29, 2014


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Recently the movie Blackfish has made waves throughout the media’s eye. Directed by Gabriela Cowpethrwaite, this movie portrays the life of killer whales at SeaWorld held in captivity and the many problems that have yet to be known to the public. It allows audiences to know the truth about this popular...

Deal Or No Deal?

Deal Or No Deal?

Qeyana Kennedy, Staff Writer

December 17, 2013


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On Friday, November 29th, malls and shopping centers around the country opened their doors before the crack of dawn to welcome in hoards of holiday shoppers. For years, Black Friday has been a tradition for everyone, including non-Americans, to visit their favorite stores and get amazingly low deals...

Tatted Up

Tatted Up

Qeyana Kennedy

November 20, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Why do kids suddenly want tattoos? If you walk through the crowded hallways of any high school you will be able to pick out at least a dozen teenagers with some kind of tattoo. What was once only sported by rebels and biker gangs is now commonly found on the average high school student. As social media...

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