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Diwali: The Festival of Lights

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

Britney Hoobraj, Associate Editor

October 18, 2017


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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...

Harry Styles – My favorite Member of One Direction

Harry Styles – My favorite Member of One Direction

Britney Hoobraj, Staff Writer

April 14, 2017


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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...

Do What You Can’t

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Britney Hoobraj, Staff Writer

March 20, 2017


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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...

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

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Britney Hoobraj, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


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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...

Rewatching White Collar for Another Time

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Britney Hoobraj, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


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Neal Caffery, Peter and Elizabeth Burke, June Ellington, Mozzie, Diana, and Jones make up what the show, White Collar is. White Collar is about a con man, Neal Caffery (who is played by Matt Bomer), works for the FBI under Peter Burke's custody. I never watched the show from the beginning on the ...

Will PewDiePie Come Back From His Small Mistake?

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Britney Hoobraj, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017


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Anyone that is subscribed to PewDiePie on YouTube knows that he loves making jokes and plays video games as the content he posts. For those that do not know who PewDiePie is, his real name is Felix Kjellberg. PewDiePie, one can say is the face for YouTube seeing that he has the most subscribers with...

How Protesting Allowed Me To Express My Feelings

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Britney Hoobraj, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017


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Thousands of Americans, myself included and immigrants, have been protesting for the past three months against the current President of the United States, Donald Trump. As I was watching the election I was on the edge of my seat. I watched as the results would come in, when Hillary's electoral votes t...

Living in a Tourist City

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Britney Hoobraj, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017


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New York City. The Big Apple. The City of Dreams. People know New York City as Time Square, 9/11, the fashionable 5th Ave, and other places. Many think New York City is just Manhattan; however, there are five boroughs that make up what New York City is. As a New Yorker, I currently live in Queens wh...

Things that Have Happened in 2016

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Britney Hoobraj, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016


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With 2017 around the corner, 2016 was a frightening year. Within twelve months, many famous people died, the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, and the United States election. In January (which is my birthday month, yay!), instead of bringing in the new year to become positive, it started...

It went from #ImWithHer to #ImStillWithHer

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Britney Hoobraj, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016


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From the Presidential Debates to the Elections, Hillary Clinton had my vote. It could have been because I am a Democrat or because America should have their first female president. Every time there was a debate going on, Hillary supporters used, #ImWithHer via social media. She also had many celebrities...

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