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My Top Five Favorite ‘Mad Men’ Characters

My Top Five Favorite 'Mad Men' Characters

Britney Hoobraj, Associate Editor

November 19, 2017

As I continue to re-watch one of my favorite shows for the, well I have honestly lost count of how many times I have watched this show, I started to think about who are my favorite characters. For those that do not know about Mad Men, it is a show based in the 1960's where a man named, Don Draper, ...

A Year After Presidential Election, Students Continue to Chant ‘Not My President’

Britney Hoobraj, Associated Editor

November 8, 2017

A year after the 2016 Presidential Election, many are still protesting against President Donald Trump and what his administration is doing.  Many Hillary, Bernie, and Independent supporters came out to say ‘No!’ to Trump and Mike Pence. On Nov. 4, RefuseFascism.org held a Trump/Pence Reg...

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

Britney Hoobraj, Associate Editor

October 18, 2017

As Diwali or the Festival of Lights rolls around, in a Hindu household, means major cleaning time and time to fast. This holiday is not only celebrated amongst Hindu's but Sikh's, Jains, and some Buddhist people. Diwali is considered to be our New Year. It is a five day festival; however, my family only...

OP/ED: Are Concerts Safe Anymore?

OP/ED: Are Concerts Safe Anymore?

Britney Hoobraj, Associate Editor

October 2, 2017

Concerts are part of what makes me, well... me. It allows me to meet people who like the same artists as I do and befriend them. Don't even bother asking how many times I've Ed Sheehan or One Direction because I've lost count.  Whether it's spending hours on line to enter the venues, wait on...

Tapia Has Her Eye On Serving The Greater Good

Tapia Has Her Eye On Serving The Greater Good

Britney Hoobraj, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017

One Mercy student already has eyes at serving the public and making the state a better place to live. Karlin Tapia, a first generation senior studying political science, is currently interning for David Carlucci, a New York State Senate in Albany. She has also made trips to visit other...

Harry Styles – My favorite Member of One Direction

Harry Styles – My favorite Member of One Direction

Britney Hoobraj, Staff Writer

April 14, 2017

I never followed this band throughout their time on X-Factor UK but I did hear their first breakthrough song, “What Makes You Beautiful.” I then watched the music video for this song and I adored the one with the curly hair and green eyes. Something about him drew me into him and the band. I continued...

7 Reasons Why I will stick to an Android Phone over an iPhone

7 Reasons Why I will stick to an Android Phone over an iPhone

Britney Hoobraj, Staff Writer

April 2, 2017

Since my first cell phone, it has always been an Android one. It's not that I hate Apple products. I do own a MacBook Pro and a Samsung Galaxy phone. 7. The Features Android started their water resistant phones about two years before Apple decided to add it as a feature. Let me tell you, once your phone is w...

Do What You Can’t

Do What You Can't

Britney Hoobraj, Staff Writer

March 20, 2017

If anyone watched the 2017 Oscars, the first commercial spot features YouTuber, Casey Neistat who has partnered with Samsung to give a "ceremonial speech" to those creators, like himself, who are not actors or actresses. You can watch the advertisement/commercial here: Samsung Galaxy: The Rest of Us. Casey says, "We're the mak...

Ben Platt’s Performance as Evan Hansen Shows that One Will Never Be Alone

Ben Platt's Performance as Evan Hansen Shows that One Will Never Be Alone

Britney Hoobraj, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017

 Evan Hansen is kid who has Social Anxiety Disorder. And the walls are crashing down. Evan, played by Ben Platt, is not a popular kid - in fact, he's an outcast. His psychiatrist suggests that Evan should start writing daily letters to himself. Hence, Dear Evan Hansen. Before attendin...

The 2017 Brit Awards: The 1975 Winning British Band to their Hack on their Performance

The 2017 Brit Awards: The 1975 Winning British Band to their Hack on their Performance

Britney Hoobraj, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017

The 1975 being who they are always stand out. It may be the words that come out of Matty’s mouth, their choice of clothing, or even the way they wear their makeup. Either way, one always has something to say about the band. On the night of, February 22, it was the annual Brit Awards where the British...

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