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    Local bands promote music in new ways

    by  • March 11, 2013 • Features • 1 Comment


    By MIKE  MONTALTO In today’s music scene, it can be difficult for new bands to burst onto the scene. The local music scene is disintegrating, as local venues close one after another. People have become accustomed to downloading music for free and local artists can’t make money. However, upcoming artists are finding new ways to adjust...

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    Aegaeon and Dark Sermon: The Opening Act

    by  • March 9, 2013 • Features • 1 Comment

    Ocean of Illusions, December 2012 PHOTO/MIKE MONTALTO

    The band was highly anticipating their first big show on March 4, in Deer Park, NY. They would finally have the honor of playing alongside well-known death metal bands Aegaeon and Dark Sermon. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the band discovered that they would have to wait a bit longer for their big break. Ocean...

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    Karlsson Injury Sparks Protection Issue

    by  • February 28, 2013 • Sports • 1 Comment

    The Achilles tendon, Karlsson's was cut 70 percent through PHOTO/MIKE MONTALTO

    By MICHAEL MONTALTO The Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League suffered an enormous loss, when an opponent’s skate blade sliced a star player on his left Achilles tendon during a game against the Pittsburg Penguins on Feb 13. Last year’s Norris Trophy winner as the leagues best defenseman, Erik Karlsson will likely miss the rest of the 2013...

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    Young Adults Likely to Quit Smoking

    by  • February 14, 2013 • Features • 1 Comment

    Many students try to quit by limiting the amount of cigarettes smoked each day PHOTO/MIKE MONTALTO

    By MIKE MONTALTO On a college campus, it is inevitable to find students on a cigarette break in between classes. However, studies have shown that college students are the most likey group to quit cigarettes. College students today realize the health risks associated with smoking, but many become social smokers when in groups of friends who...

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    Simmonds overcomes racism in Europe

    by  • February 5, 2013 • Sports • 1 Comment

    View of a hockey stick PHOTO/MIKE MONTALTO

    By MIKE MONTALTO A member of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers refused to let racism he experienced while playing in Europe during the NHL lockout hinder his success. Wayne Simmonds heard the crowd chant “opice” the Czech word for monkey at him, according to the New England Sports Network. Simmonds, a black Canadian didn’t understand the taunts...

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