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Journey to the Top of the Statue of Liberty

Journey to the Top of the Statue of Liberty

Andrea Loaiza, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


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As a little girl, I always dreamed about going to the top of the Statue of Liberty. I curiously wondered how it looked from inside and how it felt being so close to it. I didn’t know what it meant or its history, but all I knew was that it was the single best statue I have ever seen. I’ve never seen...

Being Fat-Shamed By My Family

Being Fat-Shamed By My Family

Andrea Loaiza, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


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Being called fat sucks, but when it comes out of the mouth of the people that you love, it hurts 10 times worse. For me, that happens to be my family. The ones that are supposed to boost you up and help you in times of discomfort and sadness. Yet, they are those who case this miserable build up. It...

Catcalling is Not a Compliment

Catcalling is Not a Compliment

Andrea Loaiza, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


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Many people think that by shouting at someone that they’re beautiful, it should be returned with a thank you. It’s simply not true. Catcalling is a comment about someone that was not needed or wanted. It's sort of like when someone tells you that you’re getting fat and need to lose weight. As if...

10 Songs That Have Their Own Dance Moves

10 Songs That Have Their Own Dance Moves

Andrea Loaiza, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


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These songs make it easy for you to dance. It requires no memorization because once that music comes on, you know what to do. It's as if your hips are leading the way to the dance floor. It's okay if you don't know how to dance because these songs either talk you through it or it's easy enough that it...

Hosting a Blood Drive at Mercy College

Hosting a Blood Drive at Mercy College

Andrea Loaiza, Staff Writer

April 3, 2018


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I have been donating blood since I was 16 years old and thoroughly enjoy saving someone's life. I am part of student life at Mercy College and they work closely with the New York Blood Center to host drives at the school. So, when my supervisor asked me if I wanted to host the blood drive in Feb., yo...

Feeling Old at Twenty

Feeling Old at Twenty

Andrea Loaiza, Staff Writer

April 1, 2018


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Being 20 might seem young for others but it’s actually old. Of course, anyone who is older than 30 might be thinking well, "why does a 20 year old feel old? They don't know much about being old." But, I do. I'm already speaking at an old level. I find myself saying "in my days" or "kids nowadays." I...

American History X Predicted Modern Racism

American History X Predicted Modern Racism

Andrea Loaiza, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


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American History X looks at race in an unsettlingly relevant lens.

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The Truth About Being Married

The Truth About Being Married

Andrea Loaiza, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


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I know that I’m the least person to share my input on marriage, considering that I’ve never been married before. But as a person that has never been “put a ring on it,” I can truly say that marriage is not a good idea. That being said, it would be very awkward for me to look back at this sto...

Reaction to “The Social Network”

Reaction to “The Social Network”

Andrea Loaiza, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


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Facebook is a social network website that allows people to connect with family and friends. It was created in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg and his roommates in Harvard University. The idea of Facebook was originally made for college students in Harvard but as it kept expanding, the company made it worldwide f...

The Dangerous of Getting Plastic Surgery

The Dangerous of Getting Plastic Surgery

Andrea Loaiza, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


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There has been a point in your life in which you have looked in the mirror and didn’t like what you saw. Everyone has something that they don’t like about themselves physically and would want to make drastic changes to that specific flaw that they grew up not liking. But I am here to tell you that ...

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