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The Days, Years, and Life After Surviving a Mass Shooting

The Days, Years, and Life After Surviving a Mass Shooting

Matt Reich, Associate Editor

May 4, 2018


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Three survivors of mass shootings open up about their lives since Sandy Hook, Columbine, and Parkland.

Whoever Said Resurrection Was Easy?

Whoever Said Resurrection Was Easy?

Mark McCarthy, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018


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Extinction. The termination of a species in its entirety. Once a species is declared extinct, it is gone forever. Some species have been declassified as extinct in the past, but that’s only due to either the efforts of captive breeding programs or a lost herd being discovered somewhere else. Regardless,...

Tinder Tales 2.0

Tinder Tales 2.0

Chelsea Renay, Staff Writer

December 27, 2017


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Tinder can be an intimidating place, but you just might get lucky.

The Business of Pleasure

The Business of Pleasure

Matt Reich and Mark McCarthy

December 26, 2017


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A group of adult entertainers stand off-stage waiting for the "Pole Olympics" to begin in the center of a large convention hall. Vendors were stationed at their booths, dressed in company shirts with business cards at the ready for those curious enough to wander by. Adult entertainment icons, rising...

It Is More Than Just Hair

Tiffany Wilson, Staff writer

December 7, 2017


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The beginning of the natural hair movement can be traced back to the early 2000s in America, when Black women began to embrace there given Afro-textured hair. As more and more Black American women decided to ditch chemicals that altered their authentic hair texture, their actions encouraged other women...

Hello To My Heritage

Hello To My Heritage

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer

May 14, 2017


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Blonde hair and blue eyes. Three sets of them. That is all you see if you are looking at a photo of my sisters and I, with three faces that mirror each other almost exactly. Oh, and when we’re sleeping...don’t expect to be able to tell who’s who. However, personalities and styles couldn’t...

The Tinder Tales

The Tinder Tales

Weronika Raczek and Kayla Simas

April 6, 2017


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A young woman sits on her dorm bed with her phone in one hand as the screen light on her phone brightens up the room. She opens Tinder and stares at a profile picture for a good minute before deciding which way to swipe. After careful consideration, she thinks ‘nope,’ as her finger swipes lef...

Fifteen Years Later, 9/11 Victims Still Surviving

Fifteen Years Later, 9/11 Victims Still Surviving

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor

September 11, 2016


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January 2002, he went on his first flight since surviving Sept. 11. Brian and his wife, Cyndi, were scheduled to take a vacation to Puerto Rico. The night before their flight, Brian attempted to back down. “If you don’t get on that plane tomorrow, you’ll never fly again,” Cyndi warned. “Or ...

The Challenges Of Black Hair

The Challenges Of Black Hair

T. Parisha, Staff Writter

May 6, 2016


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Black women in America have been brain washed for years into thinking that their natural hair is not beautiful because it is not straight like other race's hair. Feeling that they have bad hair, black women has permed their hair to make it straight. A perm is a hairstyle produced by setting the...

Anxiety and Depression Is a Real Issue

Anxiety and Depression Is a Real Issue

Christine Cassolino and Faith Rodriguez

May 5, 2016


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It’s growing deep within the pit of your stomach.  Clawing its way up, constricting around airways, consuming every nerve.  Your chest tightens, leaving no room for your lungs to expand. Your heart slams repeatedly back and forth into the walls of your ribcage.   Your skin is cool one second then uncomforta...

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