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Love and Other Long Dead Predators

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By Joe Giglio, Chattertons Love is a velociraptor a long dead predator we’ve only seen the remnants of. And I’m Dr. John Hammond, trying to bring it back out of a mix of great desire, a moneymaking scheme, and it will be my undoing- or maybe it won’t. Sure his life work was destroyed, but…

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Catholic Church coverup exposed on Netflix

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Sister Cathy Cesnik was a beloved teacher at a Catholic school in Baltimore, Maryland. On Nov. 7, 1969, Sister Cathy went missing. It wasn’t until almost 25 years later that stories of a potential cover-up of her death started to emerge. The seven episode Netflix documentary series, “The Keepers” follows two of Sister Cathy’s students.…

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CAB offers trip to NYC

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Due to student interest, the Campus Activities Board chose to offer two bus trips to New York City this semester, giving those who didn’t attend the first another opportunity to explore the city. The first New York City trip this semester, which took place on Sept. 30, sold out within four days. For this reason,…

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Dress it up or down: “duck duck” boots

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By Jenna Cosentino, Staff Writer Duck boots have been all the rage as the go-to fall and winter boots for decades, but have recently made a comeback as Millennials staple boots for the past couple years. During the holidays, it is next to impposible to find a single pair of “bean boots” on the shelves…

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Objective look: Less of an apology, more of a PR stunt

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Apologies jerk the suppression of guilt and resentment off our crumbling backs. As humans, we need that sort of liberation; it gives us the freedom to start from square one, to either have a second chance, or potentially take ownership of something or someone we broke. But apologies can fall short; sometimes, they can worsen…

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SBU brings theater company to Quick

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By Natalie Forster, Staff Writer The National Players is America’s longest-running touring company, centered in Montgomery County, Maryland. Performing for 69 years, this touring season showcased “Alice in Wonderland,” “The Great Gatsby” and, most recently, “Othello.” On Oct. 30, the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts welcomed the National Players in its performance of…

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21 Savage, Offset team with Metro Boomin’

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The dry-spoken, braggadocio rapper 21 Savage and hard-hitting Migos member, Offset, teamed up with premium trap producer Metro Boomin to deliver one of the rawest albums yet, “Without Warning.” The Atlanta trio worked on this album to bring back the simplicity of a good trap project: grand production with dark, clever bars. Without Warning, as…

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Netflix releases Stranger Things 2

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Chaos: the typical state of hit Netflix show “Stranger Things 2.” Fans start out in a different place with unknown people—unsure of how they connect to small-town Hawkins, Indiana with familiar Michael Wheeler, Will Buyers, Eleven and many other characters. Things seem a little bit clearer when the mysterious Kali breaks down a bridge, but…

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Bona alum empowers young women

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When Kayte Malik was finishing up her MBA in 2016 at the University of Notre Dame, she came up with the idea of Dresscode. The idea behind Dresscode is that there is beauty in technology and innovation. Malik said she hopes to erase the stigma that computer science and technology are seen as “nerdy” and…

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Second season puts dark twist on drama

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      A calm opening quickly led to chaos in the second season premiere of Riverdale. In the season one finale, viewers are left with Archie’s dad, Fred, who was shot by a masked man with green eyes. Betty, Veronica and Jughead are all safely in their homes while Archie, without a driver’s license,…

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Artists donates sculptures to SBU

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      At 88 years old, Liz Whitney Quisgard continues to dedicate “a lifetime of effort” to creating art. Residing in New York City, she believes moving to NYC is essential to even have a chance at becoming a world-famous artist because it’s the center of western art.       Knowing her career…

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Rainy days bring new fashion trends

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      When it comes to fashion, don’t let a little rain dampen current fashion trends. The rain actually allows people to dress in styles and trends you can’t always wear.       There are so many cute outfits that can be worn on a rainy day whether it is cold or warm…

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Timid Empathy

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Come a bit closer, yes you, stranger. I want to get to know you. Hey now! I’m serious here! Don’t laugh, that’s mean you know. Drop me your name, maybe your story, perhaps your life at home. I want to know you. You matter to me, stranger. We both get the chance to see each…

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Netflix’s new take on documentaries

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“American Vandal,” a Netflix original series, puts a comedic spin on documentaries by making theirs into a “mockumentary,” following high school senior Dylan Maxwell who is wrongfully accused of spray painting phallic images onto 27 staff cars in the faculty parking lot. The documentary shows why Maxwell was the clear suspect of this obscene prank,…

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Objective look: PC’s just a start

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Political correctness started as social politeness. The technological revolution of the early 2000s brought us accessibility to mass information – all at the convenience of a Google search bar. In turn, traditional identifiers for marginalized populations, or the majority itself, don’t cut it anymore – mainly because any i-Something gives us the knowledge we need…

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Host disaster: Emmys recap

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By Natalie Forster Contributing Writer The 69th annual Emmy Awards took place on Sept. 17 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Stephen Colbert hosted for his first time ever, following in the footsteps of previous comedians. Colbert’s opening monologue was filled with Donald Trump jokes. Everything was put out there from Seth Meyers…

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Online Grad programs grow

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By Letitia Bottino Contributing Writer Living in an age of technology provides students with plenty of ways to perform tasks both big and small. More importantly, for the millennial generation, completing these tasks causes us to rely heavily on online sources. When it comes to education, students across the globe have utilized the benefits of…

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How to apply fall trends on campus

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By Kaylyn Foody Contributing Writer New York Fashion Week may be over, but the trends we saw on the runway are fresher than ever. We might be broke college kids who cannot buy couture designer fashion, but we can mimic the pros to achieve hot looks that are prime for cold weather. Here are three…

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“It” remake puts a modern spin on horror

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By Dominic LoVallo Editor-in-Chief “It” aired as a miniseries 27 years ago and now “It” has found its way –not only to our theater, but into our nightmares. The movie “It,” based on its namesake, the 1986 horror novel by Stephen King, lived up to the hype as a scary movie. At least for everyone…

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Boots, sweaters, scarves and lattes

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By Jenna Cosentino Staff Writer   Fall is in full swing. Well, we all think it is. As soon as Starbucks comes out with their pumpkin spice lattes, fall is on everyone’s mind. Even with the slightest weather change, people break out their favorite cozy sweaters and tall boots. Fall is my favorite season because…

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