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Sink Your Teeth Into Jaws. No, Really.

Thomas LaFay, Amity Islander | May 10, 2023

If you enjoy suspenseful thrillers with iconic characters and a classic storyline, then Jaws is a must-watch movie for you. The 1975 movie directed by Steven Spielberg is not only considered a classic and one of the greatest films of all time, but it also set the standard for modern day suspense and thriller movies. The tension builds throughout the film, keeping you on the edge of your seat until...

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<em>Futurama</em>: Why You Should Be Watching

Lucas Hill, Intergalactic Delivery Boy | May 10, 2023

Recently, quite a few animated comedies have been going through a bit of a resurgence. This is mostly due to stupid people on social media making incredibly low-effort videos on things like TikTok or Youtube Shorts. You know the ones; the ones with terrible gameplay of an awful game that was probably made in less than thirty minutes on top of a 720-pixel clip of some random show. This phenomenon had...

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What the WBC Got Right About Baseball

The Morales, Elias Sports Bureau Hater | May 31, 2023

It's been two months (and nine days, if you're counting) since Samurai Japan won their third World Baseball Classic in a tense tilt against possibly the best lineup the United States has ever rolled out in international competition. I'll do you the decency of wearing my heart on my sleeve: I cheer against the US in nearly every international competition, and that applies twice over in baseball,...

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Astros Dynasty: Starting or Ending?

John Morris, Reluctant Yankees Fan | May 10, 2023

The Houston Astros have been one of the most successful teams in Major League Baseball over the past few years. They've remained competitive after winning the World Series in 2017, winning the AL West division four out of the past five years, and making the playoffs every time. However, with a number of key players set to hit free agency in the coming years and questions about the team's ability to...

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<em>Hogwarts Legacy:</em> Is it Worth your Time (and Money)?

Benjamin Weiss, Officer, Department of Mysteries | March 8, 2023

As someone who spends quite a bit of free time playing video games, there recently seemed to be a drought of interesting and new games (at least to me), and I found myself bored. After looking for something to play for a long time, I ultimately decided that I would invest in Hogwarts Legacy to see what all the buzz was about. Even though I am no longer a big Harry Potter fan (that phase ended a few...

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Cake, Lies and Heart-Decked Cubes: the <em>Portal</em> Experience

Lucas Hill, Aperture Science Test Subject | February 8, 2023

The Portal video game duology is one of the most successful series of all time. When it was released as a part of The Orange Box along with Half-Life 2, one of the most important things in video game history, and Team Fortress 2, one of the first class-based first person shooters to ever hit the mainstream, Valve expected it to just be a side act. Fortunately for them [Ed. Note—and unfortunately...

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The Goldilocks Zone of Oreo Stuf

Izzy Wortman, Cookie Sandwich Artist | April 12, 2023

Oreos. We all know them: those beautiful little chocolate-and-cream sandwich cookies, eaten in a multitude of ways—including dipped in batter and deep-fried; milkboarded like they were extraordinarily rendered by the CIA; crushed to bits and put on some other dessert; and, of course, taken apart so their filling can be scooped out of them with various implements. You know, now that I say that...

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The Chicken Sandwich War

Alexander Steele, Lieutenant-Colonel of Picklery, 7th Regiment | February 8, 2023

American food franchises have never been afraid of some friendly, or even hostile, public competition. Way back in the 20th century, the Cola Wars between soft drink producers PepsiCo and the Coca-Cola Company were fought in back-and-forth ad campaigns and celebrity endorsements, including the infamous Rock and Roller Cola Wars, which featured Michael Jackson vouching for Pepsi and Ray Charles supporting...

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Summer “Vacation”

Liam Clark, Recovering Reprobate | September 29, 2022

As I roam and traverse this empty hall, I start wondering if it's the same at all As the raucous building that I used to hear Throughout all the days of yesteryear. Here I am, though I should really be free; This is basically an educational tyranny. Learning my lessons all over again? If this is for real, I might go insane. I'm at the room now, though I'd rather hide From the ultimate...

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A Poem

Bobby McCann, Swift in his Death-Dealing | February 11, 2021

I left you, mother, at such a young age, and turned to sadness and sorrow and rage. The Danes had family and friendship alike, and they tasted better than sheep and the like.   They would fruitlessly run right away, whenever I opened the hall to light from the day. Then I began coming at night, leaving them with quite a blight.   Never would I be normal like them, they...

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<em>Appetite For Destruction,</em> by Guns N’ Roses

Chase Collings, Chinese Democracy Activist | April 12, 2023

Appetite for Destruction by Guns N' Roses is one of the best rock albums out there. Guns N' Roses has one of the best guitarists of all time in Slash, and it shows on this album, where you can hear his great guitar playing through plenty of great songs. Guns N' Roses was not a very prolific band; they only released five albums, out of which Appetite for Destruction is by far the best. It has several...

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The Greatest Band of All Time: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?

Chase Collings, Music Aficionado | March 8, 2023

Today I am going to discuss one of the biggest debates in the history of music, namely who is the greatest band of all time: the Beatles or the Rolling Stones? There are many facts to support either one as being the best of the best. I intend to argue that the Beatles are the greatest band to ever step on the stage. The Beatles are the top-selling band of all time, with 600 million record sales...

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Valentine’s Day: Worth or North?

Izzy Wortman, Lonely | February 8, 2023

We've all heard about Valentine's Day :the time of the year where everyone and everywhere gets decked out in red and pink, the day where you show your love for the people around you, and the time when Amy Schumer comes out of whatever dark and scary lair where she resides to tell horrible jokes and probably make a movie that no one will watch. Sure, there are good aspects of the holiday to go with...

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Marcel Coney, Leg Day Non-Skipper | February 8, 2023

Millions of people around the world go to the gym, for a wide range of reasons. Some even go every day. All of them, though, have one thing in common: they started somewhere. Among the billions of people in the world, millions of them want to improve themselves whether it be others' perception of them, their self-image, health, or something else. Not everyone knows where to start though, and many refuse...

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Pandemic Academic: A Look Back On The Pandemic’s Lingering Effects On Education

Charles Sutton, Unresolved Cynic | February 7, 2023

Well, COVID happened. It was a tragic, terrible, and tumultuous time for the world. Among other things, it gave birth to what used to be one of my favorite excuses ever: just blame COVID. We seem to be doing that a lot lately. But is that really a good habit? I think we all have to stop doing this. Historically, when we start blaming other things for our own problems, it just means we are unwilling...

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Incompleteness and Mathematical Philosophy

Daniel Dancuta, Knowledge/IQ Aficionado | December 14, 2022

The philosophy of mathematics is an underestimated and unrecognized field. Historically, remarkable philosophers have been mathematicians as well. Is this simply due to chance? I would answer in the negative. The aim of this article is to demonstrate an example of the numerous intersections of mathematics and philosophy, and potentially highlight the fact that our mathematical systems, just like our...

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