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    Unsually Warm Climate Changes Raise Concerns

    by  • October 2, 2013 • Features • 0 Comments

    A very colorful October sky after a storm on Oct. 7 PHOTO/Jessica Wrixon

    By JESSICA WRIXON The month of October usually signals the cooler fall season and the changing of leaves, but this year the unusually warm temperatures have people unpacking summer clothes. Most people are finding that at around 6:00 a.m., when people start to leave their homes and go to work, the temperature outside is from the...

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    Fitness for the College Students

    by  • October 2, 2013 • Features • 1 Comment

    "An Apple A Day..." Living Healthy in College.

    By NICOLE NIGRO A lack of hearty, home cooked meals or taking physical education in college, most students’ decline in physical fitness begins at the prime of their lives. According to the 2012 American Journal of Preventative Medicine research study on the health and fitness of college students, “more than half (54 percent) of adults…in the...

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    Tattoo Traditions Live Long With New Culture

    by  • September 26, 2013 • Features • 0 Comments

    Horitoshi working on Joe Valentino. PHOTO/Selajdi Polisi

    By SELAJDIN POLISI Tattoo enthusiasts walked around as they searched through portfolio after portfolio admiring these artists.On September 14th, 2013 tattoo artist from all around the world piled into the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus NJ. Mario Barth of Starlight Tattoo who is probably one of the most famous artists in the world sponsors the...

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    Scheduling God

    by  • September 25, 2013 • Features • 0 Comments


    By NICOLE NIGRO Between schoolwork, a job, family, friends, extracurricular activities, and trying to launch a career, christians, college students find keeping their faith in God a challenging task. Dealing with busy schedules, college students Ryan Gonzalez, 20, Emily Lopez, 24, and youth Pastor Scott Warren 38 talk about scheduling God and the effects of doing...

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    Orange is the New Black Coming Back

    by  • September 25, 2013 • Features • 0 Comments

    Piper and Alex are the main characters in 'Orange is the New Black'

    By JACINTA FORD Viewers are anxiously awaiting Netflix new hit series, ‘Orange is the New Black’, season two premiere, but question what whether it will be murder, romance or deceit. The loss of Alex makes viewers wonder if the show will still be as exciting considering the show is based off of what Piper and Alex...

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    Lack of Female Protagonists in Gaming Causes Debate

    by  • September 18, 2013 • Features • 1 Comment

    Women play video games almost as much as men. PHOTO/Anthony Vigna.

    By ANTHONY VIGNA As you skillfully play as a deadly space bounty hunter with powerful weaponry and armor, your heroics causes the final underground enemy base to self-destruct. As you feverishly rush to the surface, your hands begin to sweat as you fear that you will not make it out alive. However, you somehow make...

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    Fashion Week Trends Emphasize Back to Basics

    by  • September 18, 2013 • Features • 1 Comment

    Taylor showed off her girly side in this ruffled shirt and a sock bun. PHOTO/

    By AMANDA SICILIANO Fall fashions are heading back to basics, focusing on simple and bold rather than intricate and complicated. The trick to these new trends is that they are wearable for the everyday person, allowing more people to express themselves through fashion. Gray and green permeated the runway as the major colors of fall this...

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    Behind the Scenes: A Summer Comedy Film

    by  • September 18, 2013 • Features • 1 Comment

    This photo is a scene from the upcoming movie Staten Island Summer was shot at the Great Kills Swim Club in Staten Island. PHOTO/Nicole Nigro

    By NICOLE NIGRO As the sun sets on a cold summer night, 50 movie extras and a few hollywood stars strain to remember lines and movements before the director yells “action”. The upcoming summer blockbuster, Staten Island Summer, was filmed in Great Kills area of Staten Island where hollywood hopeful, Scott Pinto, 23 from Clifton...

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    14th Annual Andiamo Benefit Motorcycle Run: Female Riders

    by  • September 17, 2013 • Features • 1 Comment

    Police motorcycles followed by participants riding over the George Washington Bridge. /PHOTO Guy Brown (gbrown13@mac.com)

    By JESSICA WRIXON On Sunday, September 9, around 1,200 motorcyclists, along with participants, got together for a ride down and back along the George Washington Bridge, which had been cleared of all vehicles by local police departments for the 14th annual Andiamo Benefit Motorcycle Run. The almost two hour ride, benefiting charities such as The Special Olympics,...

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    Miley Cyrus Twerk Takeoff

    by  • September 12, 2013 • Features • 1 Comment

    Miley Cyrus has been gaining loads of media attention due to her recent performance with Robin Thicke. PHOTO/Michele Mattia

    By MICHELE MATTIA Pop star Miley Cyrus’ recent animated performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards alongside singer Robin Thicke has spawned endless amounts of jokes, from the way her outfit fit appearing like a chicken butt, to her hair style comparison to the mayor of the fictional Whoville. The act that featured the popular...

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