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Alternatives of Senior Activities

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With school cancelled for the rest of the year for students, how can we celebrate Senior Activities in quarantine?  High school is said to be the best four years of our lives, but due to the global pandemic of the Coronavirus, graduates of 2020 have had their senior year cut short.  With senior events, such […]

#CancelCultureIsOverParty

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While they are designed to connect people around the world in a fun way, social media apps can actually be very toxic. Social media promotes different culture waves and trends that heavily influences its users and society. “Cancel culture” is a trend that is being abused on Twitter lately.  To be “cancelled” is when a […]

Can Art Be Free Therapy?

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Many say that artists create their best work in times of great distress. Many of our favorite songs come after musicians go through great trauma. So in a sense, isn’t creating art therapy? Many artists are loved by their fans for creating work through trauma. Artists like The Weeknd and Bryson Tiller are known for […]

HOW EFFECTIVE IS REMOTE LEARNING?

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In light of the ongoing world-wide Covid-19 pandemic, schools nation-wide have transitioned to remote learning protocols to ensure students are still able to receive their education. Remote learning, In simplest terms, it is an educational practice where the student and educators are in different locations as opposed to a traditional classroom setting.  The protocols for […]

Congrats, You Did It! (Maybe not.)

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all New York schools were shut down. In the beginning Governor, Andrew Cuomo announced schools would only be closed until April 20th. That decision was promptly changed by DiBlasio to schools being closed until May 15th, which can possibly change to the rest of the year as the number of […]

You’re Not Going to Read This

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Most people don’t read the news. Instead, they read the headline and determine if it’s worth sharing in the first place. In our endless scrolls of social media, it is not uncommon to witness a certain post that encourages us to share, perhaps without even looking at the actual article. Whether this includes a satirical […]

Memes are the Way to Cope?

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Seeing that America is closer than ever to the brink of entering a 3rd World War, no one was safe from seeing new ways of making jokes about the seriousness of the political controversy.  Memes have been around since the birth of social media being an outlet for all ages to enjoy a laugh on […]

IS THERE A CORRELATION BETWEEN VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES, MENTAL HEALTH AND SCHOOL SHOOTINGS?

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  There has been an average of one mass shooting per day in America since 2013. In 2019, there were 417 mass shootings resulting in hundreds of deaths and injuries, according to the Gun Violence Archive. What is the reason? If you ask some, the answer is violent video games. For years, there has been […]

TikTok: Raising Awareness of Real World Problems

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 Imagine this, you open TikTok, looking for a funny video to recreate. You come across people dancing, lip-syncing popular songs, and creating artistic videos. Then you check your “For You” Page and video loads; that is obviously seen as satire, but talks about the ongoing crisis of Muslims being held in concentration camps in China.  […]

Kill Them Before They Kill Us?

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On January 3, 2020 Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s top general was killed from an airstrike commanded by President Donald J. Trump. This breaking news had spread like wildfire across news channels, stations and social media the morning of the incident. This was a very surprising yet controversial topic resulting in new memes, new opinions and new […]