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The Hits and Misses of Disney Film

Disney is often credited for creating the most noteworthy animated movies in the film industry. A company with hundreds of thousands of employees, Disney has released several dozens of movies since it was first founded in the early 1900s. But despite Disney’s captivating fairy tales and charming animated characters, the company has had its fair share of failures.

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How TikTok is ruining our generation

Between Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and many other social media platforms, it seems as if “staying connected” went from phone calls to ‘liked’ posts. During these solitary times, social media usage has spiked by around 9%, and while that doesn’t seem like a huge number, it means there were 298 million new social media users during 2020.

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Bob Woodward: A hero or a villain?

Associate editor of the Washington Post, investigative journalist, and a writer of thirteen top-selling novels: does this description sound familiar? Let’s rephrase it a little. Bob Woodward, the same journalist of the Washington Post who broke Watergate, released tapes exposing Donald J. Trump’s admission of knowledge regarding the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic on September 10th after having them for several months.

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No More Mid-Day Pancakes: A Day in the Life of a Hybrid Student

By Natalie Leung Staff Writer No More Mid-Day Pancakes At exactly 6:30 a.m., I hear the excruciating sound of my alarm clock, signaling the ever so dreaded time of the day; when I have to get ready for school. Something about it is still quite unsettling, as it’s been almost half a year since I’ve done so. Nevertheless, the morning rush of a school day never seems to disappoint, as I somehow always find myself rushing out the door, grabbing whatever granola bar I can find that morning — quite a contrast to the mid-day homemade pancakes I’ve grown accustomed to waking up to.  Another strange aspect of this year is that instead of taking the bus to and from […]

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New Normal

By: Nona Saharan Sometimes school felt like a chore. Waking up at 6am, wandering around the hallways from class to class, staying after for the sports and the clubs or just to study at the library. Then, finally heading home, attempting to find some time to exercise and eat and finish the piles of homework that have weighed down your […]

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On reading 100 books in a year

By: Emma Gampper Believe it or not, I actually haven’t read a book that wasn’t required by the school for about a year and a half. It’s rather ironic, considering I’ve branded myself as the bookish, well-read girl. My lack of reading becomes even more ironic if you take into account the fact that I work at a book store. But between the amount of homework I receive and the almost formulaic way school shoves book after book down our throats, I’ve found myself having a lack of motivation when it comes to reading in my free time––which is why I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands and try to read 100 books in 2020. Reading 100 books […]