David Sloan

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By Lance Grant – Student Journalist As students gathered their belongings and migrated towards the door, a line formed at the front of the classroom. Eager-eyed students waited patiently to talk to David Sloan, a long time producer at ABC, after sharing his knowledge of the journalism world in Professor Jim Pensiero’s class, Convergence.  “Sloan,” … Continued

NFL Wild Card Round

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By: Gabriel De Oliveira – Student Journalist Finally, the NFL playoffs are here. The playoffs are where careers can be immortalized. For the first time, there will be two days of triple headers. Here is what to look out for in each game.  Saturday Games Colts vs Bills at 1:05 PM -This is an amazing … Continued

Speaking for the Outspoken: The NBA and BLM

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By Tyrese Henryel – Co Sports Editor The National Basketball Association has returned after a 4-month stoppage due to players testing positive for COVID-19 and the sports world is headed back to regularly scheduled programming. A significant Issue that seems to have been troubling the players and its fans that represent the communities, is the … Continued

Back to (Virtual) School

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By: Esther Paul – Copy Editor The beginning of any normal semester meant the hustling and bustling to acquire books and new outfits, school lawns filled with students headed to classes, and crowds gathering at back-to-school events. This semester, however, has proven to be anything but normal. With the irresolution of the COVID pandemic, many … Continued

How to Manage, Post-Daylight Savings

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Written by Daffen Perez Every year around November, the sun begins to set earlier, and the weather begins to cool, resulting in shorter days. This causes many people to suffer from seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is known to last throughout the colder seasons, ‘your symptoms begin in the fall … Continued

Thanksgiving Reconstruction

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Written by Daffen Perez- Student Journalist The Student Government Association hosted a Thanksgiving deconstruction on Thursday, November 17th. The event presented an demonstrative opportunity on how different cultures celebrate Thanksgiving. During the function, various ethnicities and cultures were introduced. Their various ways of celebrating Thanksgiving were celebrated throughout the night. A large number of students … Continued

The Rest is Drag

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By Khadijah Ihsan – Student Journalist With OUToberfest coming to an end, the Intercultural Resource Center made sure it ended with a spectacle. On October 27th, they held their annual Drag Show in the Essex Room. There were various talents on stage that night to entertain an ecstatic audience. Hosted by Alisha Day, and featuring … Continued

Talent on Tuesday: RU-N Open Mic

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Written by Daffen Perez- Student Journalist RU-N’s Program Board hosted an open mic night on November 1st, which highlighted the talents of the Rutger’s community. This electrifying night consisted of various performances- from heartfelt poetry, to alumni rapping, to instruments and singing. There were a few covers as well, including renditions of Ribs by Lorde, … Continued

Nyx’s Destiny

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Written by Mia Herrera From the garden of the palace, Nyx lounged on a chair. Her chin placed between her fingers as she surveyed the citizens below. Her head was pounding, and the sun was too bright for her eyes. As she stared at the sky, black dots appeared and blurred her vision. She snapped … Continued

The Homecoming of the Prince of Lima

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Written by Mia Herrera The young and soon to be King of Lima, Alois, was arriving in the City today. Three days after his arrival, his coronation would take place -and the great uniter, Dayana Rios, would step down as leader of the city. She would solely retain the title of Ambassador to Huancayo. After … Continued

The Beauty of Failure

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Written by Naomi Franco The small tremors coming from the train car keep me awake. No matter how many times I lean my head back, I become jolted into a state of consciousness. I’m not alone in my predicament. The old woman across from me has been entranced by her window view since boarding. Never … Continued

Soledad- Chapter 2

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Part 2 by Mia Herrera Soledad had never mastered patience. She waited all of five minutes before leaving her ship. She had landed somewhere in the country. Which country, which decade, she did not know. Farmland stretched out for miles beyond her sight. Nothing but what looked like cotton surrounded her. She had sucked the … Continued

Thrillers to Binge this Halloween, Based on our Opinions.

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Written by Daffen Perez and Nick Marin Daffen’s picks: 1. The Blackphone (2021) Top on my list. I watched this movie over the summer, and it kept me on the edge of my seat. This film kept my attention with a couple of jump scares and an intriguing storyline. Finney, a shy but astute 13-year-old … Continued

Zana Zana Colita De Rana

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Hispanic Heritage Piece written by Naomi Franco “Wait, Lulu! Don’t go that fast, slow dow–” Skin hits the pavement, and soon the sounds of the bike bell mix with the cries of small Lulu.Luna Sanchez and her sister, Marina, were fortunate to have awoken to the sight of a clear and sunny morning. The night … Continued