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    Nerdfighteria: An Online Community That Remembers To Be Awesome

    by  • December 20, 2012 • Features • 1 Comment

    Still of John and Hank Green doing the "nerdfighter sign" in one of their videos. -Taken from tumblr

    By KAYLEE LAZZARO “Good morning Hank, it’s Sund—” This same greeting replayed over and over in different iterations as Eric Trento, 20, searched for his favorite Vlogbrothers video on his laptop. After five minutes of searching chronologically through the 1,021 videos on the Vlogbrothers YouTube channel, Trento typed “Vlogbrothers Harry Potter” into the YouTube search function. The video he wanted,...

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    The Ramapo News : A Night in the Newsroom

    by  • November 29, 2012 • News • 1 Comment

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    By KATIE BRUNO, CASEY HOLSTEIN, KAYLEE LAZZARO, LUAN MADANI, GABRIELLE MONDO Ramapo College’s weekly newspaper, The Ramapo News, has a readership of more than 5,000 in the Ramapo College community. The Ramapo News is a student-run organization published in Mahwah, N.J. on Thursdays during the school year, with an approximate 22 issues produced a year....

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    O’Reilly, Stewart ‘Rumble’ in Online Debate

    by  • October 17, 2012 • Features • 1 Comment

    The debate's official poster is available for download at http://www.therumble2012.com/f/poster.

    By KAYLEE LAZZARO  “My friend Bill O’Reilly is completely full of sh**.” With that statement, Jon Stewart set the playful yet combative tone of his Oct. 6 debate with Bill O’Reilly, dubbed “The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium.” Throughout the 90-minute paid online debate, Stewart, of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” and O’Reilly, of...

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    Potter Fans Casually Interested in ‘The Casual Vacancy’

    by  • October 11, 2012 • Features • 2 Comments

    Author J.K. Rowling. Photo/www.jkrowling.com/en_US/

    By KAYLEE LAZZARO Bestselling author of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, published her first post-Potter novel, “The Casual Vacancy,” on Sept. 27 to mixed reviews. The 512-page book — Rowling’s first “adult” novel — follows the events and politics of a small town after a parish councilor unexpectedly dies and leaves his council seat available. Though...

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    The State of the Unions in Chicago and New Jersey

    by  • September 26, 2012 • News • 1 Comment

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    By KAYLEE LAZZARO After 10 months of discussion, contract negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago School Board broke down on Sept. 9 when they failed to come to an agreement regarding compensation, benefits, and a new teacher evaluation system based on student test scores. Public school teachers find themselves fighting similar battles with school...

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    Clint Eastwood’s RNC Speech Amuses But Does Not Impress Voters

    by  • September 19, 2012 • News • 0 Comments

    First-time voter Peter Lazzaro, 17, of Saddle Brook, N.J., watched Clint Eastwood’s speech on YouTube after seeing the reaction on Twitter.

    By KAYLEE LAZZARO “Go ahead, make my day.” This famous line of dialogue, number six on the American Film Institute list “AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movie Quotes,” has had an interesting political life since first being spoken by American actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood in the 1983 film “Sudden Impact.” Quoted by President Ronald Reagan at the...

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    Women, Binders and the 2012 Presidential Election

    by  • September 12, 2012 • Features • 0 Comments

    By KAYLEE LAZZARO A 10-word sign, held at a March protest in Richmond, Virginia, sums up my feelings about the debate over women’s rights as the 2012 presidential election nears: “I cannot believe I still have to protest this sh**.” While female politicians played a starring role in the 2008 presidential election –with presidential hopeful Hillary...

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