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    A local place for gamers and anime fans

    by  • December 20, 2012 • Features • 1 Comment

    By JONATHAN MALLON It’s an overcast day outside the window of room 2207, a classroom inside the Academic II building of SUNY Rockland Community College.  It’s also 12:30 pm on a Tuesday, December 4, which means the school’s Common Hour is beginning, a time in which students congregate with their friends either by themselves or...

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    ‘Graphic Narrative’ Course Coming to Ramapo College

    by  • November 29, 2012 • News • 0 Comments

    By ASHLEY INTVELD, ANTHONY SMITH, CHRIS EMCH, LAUREN MAGENTA and JONATHAN MALLON A new course at Ramapo College, acknowledges the literary nature of graphic novels, will be taught at Ramapo College of New Jersey in Spring 2013.  It was launched by Ed Shannon, the literature convener at the college. “I had previously taught a course for...

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    This month’s new horror movies, where fear is fun

    by  • October 11, 2012 • Features • 3 Comments

    By JONATHAN MALLON In a dark movie theater, a character emerges on-screen in the first floor of their house.  Suddenly, a shrill sound comes from upstairs, making the character curious.  The character slowly go upstairs, trying to keep a brave face while stepping up the creaking stairs.  The sound comes again, a little louder than...

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    New TV season for everyone, including Ramapo students.

    by  • September 26, 2012 • Features • 1 Comment

    By JONATHAN MALLON Evan Weiman, a 22-year-old student at Ramapo College of New Jersey, is looking forward to returning TV shows this season.  Specifically, “’Dexter’, ‘Homeland’, ‘Boardwalk Empire’ just returned,” and “’The Walking Dead’ as well.” The new TV season began early this September, with networks premiering new shows, like “Last Resort” on ABC, and having...

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    Football or Politics? Ramapo Students Sound Off

    by  • September 15, 2012 • Features • 0 Comments


    By JONATHAN MALLON Football overtook politics on Sept. 5, where some Ramapo College students watched the game and some caught the Democratic National Convention. The NFL game between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday, September 5 was the highest rated of the night, compared to network coverage of the Democratic National Convention, according...

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    Two good modern horror films from a non-fan

    by  • September 12, 2012 • Features • 0 Comments

    By JONATHAN MALLON I’m not a fan of horror films.  With a lot of modern horror films (not including the classics), when you take away the loud sounds and surprise moments, you’ll find lots of blood and gore, with little of the necessary element of suspense, genuine creepiness, or a lingering unsettled feeling.  Over the...

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