Day: April 29, 2024

 How much do theaters affect the movie-watching experience? (Op-Ed)

 How much do theaters affect the movie-watching experience? (Op-Ed)

In an era dominated by streaming services and on-demand viewing, the experience of watching a movie in a traditional theater holds a unique allure that cannot be replicated elsewhere.  From the anticipation of seeing a film on the big screen to the communal atmosphere shared with fellow moviegoers, the magic of the cinema offers an […]

Fitness routines should strive towards health goals, not beauty standards (Op-Ed)

Fitness routines should strive towards health goals, not beauty standards (Op-Ed)

In today’s fast-paced world, the pursuit of health and wellness often takes a backseat to the relentless pressure to conform to unrealistic beauty standards.  However, true well-being extends far beyond outward appearances and superficial ideals. Instead, it lies in cultivating habits that nourish both body and mind, with regular exercise playing a crucial role in […]

No good endings: Cyberpunk 2077 highlights human struggle under oppressive capitalism. (Op-Ed)

No good endings: Cyberpunk 2077 highlights human struggle under oppressive capitalism. (Op-Ed)

In Night City, Cyberpunk 2077’s futuristic neon-bathed metropolis, it’s borderline impossible to distinguish between right and wrong. The obscenely rich hold all the wealth while the common residents can barely scrape up enough Eddies (money) for rent. The stars in the sky are eclipsed by projected, holographic advertisements for soda, synthetic meat, television shows, and […]

Why is online recipe content so controversial? (Op-Ed)

Why is online recipe content so controversial? (Op-Ed)

In an age where individuals can find essentially any information they’d like online, there’s been an enormous increase in content relating to food and recipes, specifically in the format of short-form content that is posted to social media platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook.  These platforms have become virtual kitchens, bustling with creativity and […]

Are brands enhancing or diluting the sporting experience? (Op-Ed)

Are brands enhancing or diluting the sporting experience? (Op-Ed)

Sports are no different from any other industry when it comes to the importance of brands in creating economic value. Sales volume and the creation of valuable assets that promote revenue development and business expansion are inseparable from a strong brand. Brands play a crucial role in many sporting-related activities, including but not limited to […]

The cinematic brilliance of “The Bear.” (Op-Ed)

The cinematic brilliance of “The Bear.” (Op-Ed)

The Bear is FX’s latest smash hit, a compelling story about Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), a classically trained, fine dining chef, trying to save his recently deceased brother’s failing Chicago sandwich shop. Carmy struggles to bring his new enigmatic crew up to speed on proper restaurant etiquette, cooking techniques, and deep cleaning. What […]

U.S. diplomatic efforts intensify amid threat of Rafah assault

U.S. diplomatic efforts intensify amid threat of Rafah assault

As the situation in Gaza continues to worsen, Secretary of State Antony Blinken is leading diplomatic attempts to mediate a truce between Israel and Hamas. Israeli forces were about to launch an attack on Rafah, a city in southern Gaza. Blinken pleaded with Hamas to think about a ceasefire and the release of captives, calling […]

Dog Killer: Trump VP contender Kristi Noem brags about killing a puppy. (Op-Ed)

Dog Killer: Trump VP contender Kristi Noem brags about killing a puppy. (Op-Ed)

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, a top contender to run as vice president alongside Donald Trump, shot and killed a 14-month-old puppy named Cricket. In her book, No Going Back, she recounts the ordeal with chilling apathy; this is not an Old Yeller situation where the puppy was ill or grievously injured, oh no. She […]

To Prince Rowen, it’s about Strawberry Fields Forever!

To Prince Rowen, it’s about Strawberry Fields Forever!

Sunday morning I received a phone call from memorabilia mogul Mead Chasky. He told me that Darryl Strawberry was going to be at the American Legions post in Babylon New York. If you know Darryl then you know how spiritual this man can be. Even when he was going through all his issues there always […]

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