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Parasite Against Hollywood Xenophobia

Parasite Against Hollywood Xenophobia

Claudia Kim, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

This blatant attack on the xenophobic view that Hollywood holds regarding its stingy nature in its favor for foreign films certainly brought attention to the issue. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, xenophobia is defined as "fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign." Debilitating laziness and general lack of interest have more or less degraded the concept of foreign films in the eyes of the public.

Cross-contamination and AirPods: The dirty truth

Cross-contamination and AirPods: The dirty truth

Michael Bease

January 2, 2020

Some students share their Airpods with other students and cross-contaminate each other’s ears with ear wax which is completely disgusting.

Winter recognition

Winter recognition

Izzy Frangiosa

January 2, 2020

The holidays have a certain kind of magic, and there is an indescribable feeling they bring along with them that is only experienced once a year.

Affirmative Action is Our Only Hope

Affirmative Action is Our Only Hope

Claudia Kim

October 24, 2019

Affirmative action in college admissions is a program that helps those who are discriminated against for their race, gender, or class, along with a multitude of other factors. Though the concept seems only beneficial, its presence has always been controversial.  Recent Supreme Court cases discussing ...

Netflix’s “Tall Girl” Falls Short in Tackling Height Discrimination

Netflix’s “Tall Girl” Falls Short in Tackling Height Discrimination

Lauren Eusebio

October 15, 2019

Pioneered by movies such as “The Kissing Booth” and “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” the coming-of-age genre has become greatly popularized within the collection of Netflix originals. Although some find joy in these easy-to-watch, feel-good romantic comedies, these movies have also received...

Bill Clinton’s Impeachment Began Two Decades Ago. Trump’s Is Much Different

Bill Clinton’s Impeachment Began Two Decades Ago. Trump’s Is Much Different

Jared Mitovich, Opinion Editor

October 8, 2019

October 8, 1998, was much like today, with growing tones of autumn auburn and fading hints of summer green. Pascack Hills was in session, and restless students were looking forward to Halloween. It was the last year of Seinfeld; the birth year of Google. There was probably a football game the next day, s...

A Word About The Gilroy Shooting

A Word About The Gilroy Shooting

Jared Mitovich

July 30, 2019

I can’t imagine what it’s like to be the parents of Stephen Romero right now. A 6-year-old who just graduated kindergarten and had his entire life ahead of him. I can’t imagine what it’s like to be the parents of Keyla Salazar right now. A 13-year-old eagerly awaiting her birthday, when s...

The Case Against Joe Biden for President

The Case Against Joe Biden for President

Jared Mitovich

April 30, 2019

Joe Biden may be the most viable candidate to defeat President Trump in November 2020, but that doesn’t mean he’s the most viable candidate to better America. At the crack of dawn on April 25, Biden officially launched his campaign for president of the United States, ending months of his own ...

Nudes and Notifications

Nudes and Notifications

Alexandra Truszkowska and Erin Buquicchio

April 18, 2019

It starts innocently, with a “Streaks and Recents!” on Snapchat. Then it turns to subtle flirting. “You look pretty today,” he says and she blushes. She’s an underclassmen and now a senior is taking interest in her? It feels like her lucky day. Slowly, the snapchats start to change. He becomes mor...

Is Coffee Worth Your While?

Is Coffee Worth Your While?

Simmie Brisman and Daniel Albert

January 15, 2019

You go to bed at two in the morning after having fun or cramming for a test. Four hours later, your alarm goes off, but the loud beeping noise cannot get you out of bed. Ultimately, you get out of bed, exhausted. Brewing a nice pot of coffee seems like the only solution to get your day started. While ...

Body Shaming is Out, Self-Love is In

Body Shaming is Out, Self-Love is In

Christina Kim

December 20, 2018

This past year, the portrayals of self love and appreciation for others have been very relevant. Whether it is seen in videos clogging up our feed, our favorite Netflix show, or even a recently released book, there are lessons of teaching one how to be their best-selves all around us. The specific con...

The Irony of Thanksgiving

The Irony of Thanksgiving

Christina Ferraro

November 21, 2018

From the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to subtle family gatherings, Thanksgiving is one of the quintessential American holidays. Growing up, some of my favorite memories are from celebrating Thanksgiving dinner at my aunt’s house. On the surface, this is a great holiday filled with family fun and deli...