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Is Chat GPT All That It Is Hyped Up To Be?

Jada Williams May 20, 2024

  Hopeful Beginnings  When I first learned about Chat GPT, my initial thoughts were, “Wow, this platform can be handy.” I remember hearing most of my classmates talking about this AI-powered...

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Why the Banning of TikTok is Extremely Beneficial for Teens

Shelby Bellofatto and Jacqueline Manfro May 20, 2024

  TikTok is the world's most vibrant social media platform where millions of laughs and tears happen. Tiktok is an extremely addictive platform filled with short form videos, engaging content,...

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The Ethics of True Crime: Should we Stop Watching it?

Emma Holubowich May 20, 2024

Introduction Throughout my life, I have found myself to be obsessed with True Crime. Whether it was watching True Crime shows with my mom on the weekends or listening to podcasts during the day: I...

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Sephora Kids: 10-Year-Olds in Sephora

Jacqueline Manfro and Shelby Bellofatto April 7, 2024

Overview Sephora kids, or better known as the 10-year olds who have “taken over” Sephora. Recently, tweens have been heavily influenced through social media such as TikTok and Instagram and have...

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Renewal of Snow Days: Online isn’t Always the Best Option

Pilar Jacobs March 14, 2024

In the past, a blanket of snow would almost guarantee a day away from school, but now, things appear to have changed. Last week, New Jersey recorded a snowfall of around 12 inches (nj.com). Hundreds...

This satirical cartoon, titled Conspicuous Consumption, 1993, displays how the materialistic and ostentatious nature of society of today differs from 1993). Artwork courtesy of Tom Cheney, published on March 28th, 2017 in The New Yorker.

Art’s Place in Contemporary Culture

Olivia Abraham March 14, 2024

The diminishing appeal of the arts could not be more apparent than in today’s society. Current surveys reveal that Americans are essentially abandoning cultural institutions. Since the early 2000s, fewer...

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Questioning the Midterm Examination

Cameron Galbiercyzk February 20, 2024

  The midway point of the school year is fast approaching, and that means one thing in particular for many students: Midterm Examinations! Every year, high school students must take a test...

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Should Turf Fields Be Replaced?

Sophia Mastice December 30, 2023

Recently, there has been a lot of talk in the sports world about the use of turf fields. Many believe that they improve performance, while others think that they do more harm than good. Just last year,...

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Once Again, the Giants Fail to Meet Aspirations

Quinton Caravela December 30, 2023

    At a horrible 2-8 record to start the season, the New York Football Giants are one of the worst teams in the National Football League. As a lifelong Giants fan, I thought that they...

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The Most Beautiful Thing In The World… Sleep

Abby Oesterle November 3, 2023

“If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll regret tomorrow morning, sleep late” (Youngman).  Sleep is arguably one of the most peaceful experiences, but I think it's the most...

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Little Problems We All Have

Hansal Devare November 3, 2023

I believe that people are similar despite their differences. We like to have fun with our friends, we want to get good grades, try to do our best, and do things we enjoy. It is very frustrating to realize...

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The History of Concentration Camps and Its Modern-Day Parallels

Agostina Pieri November 3, 2023

Perhaps the most harrowing images World War II left the world are those of Nazi Germany’s Concentration and Death Camps. According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, an estimated 11 million...

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