Cassidy Paredes

Cassidy Paredes

Bio: Cassidy Paredes recently graduated from Liberty University with a BS in English and Writing. While in college, her passion and love for writing inspired her to publish her two books, Picture Perfect and Even This Will Fade, on Amazon. She is excited to start the next stage of her career with NYCTastemakers and continue growing as a writer and editor.

SOARING

Confined and bound in herself,All she wanted was to be heard—So everyone could see her, could understand,She wasn’t meant to be another voiceIn the crowd, disguised by the opinions of others.Defiantly she vowed, she would soar.Yes, she would soar, and leave all their opinions behind. Ded. What I want to …

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Jesselyn Silva

Athlete of the Month for July 2022 Twitter Instagram Donate Mouse-pointer Link Link Bio Video Bio Jesslyn “JessZilla” Silva is a champion boxer, published author, and star of a documentary film. Ever since she was a little girl, she had a passion for boxing. Because of her hard work, skill, and dedication, Jesselyn, was …

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SHINNING SOUL

It stole my breath as I took in the world around me. The night was a black deep, swallowing me up into its darkness. It felt personal almost, like my soul was the night. I laid in the grass, looking up, letting my eyes drift along the open sky. White …

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F.D.A. Orders Juul to Stop Selling E-Cigarette Products

The once very popular vaping brand, Juul, has been ordered by the F.D.A. to stop selling its e-cigarette products. On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration ordered Juul to stop selling e-cigarettes in the U.S. This is a huge blow to this very popular vaping company which was once blamed for the teenage vaping crisis.

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Five Ways to Mentally Refresh after a Stressful Day

Stress is a common problem in our world today. Stress can affect multiple areas of the body, including both mental, emotional, and physical health. Having techniques to cope with the daily stressors of life is important, even if you’re not experiencing extreme stress levels. According to The American Institute of Stress, about 33 percent of people report feeling extreme stress and 77 percent of people have stress that impacts their mental health. Here are some basic techniques that you can add to your daily routine to mentally refresh after a stressful day at work or school.

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Op-Ed: Why You Should Read Every Day

In an age where we are so preoccupied with social media and the internet, it’s common to hear someone say that they don’t like to read; but reading used to be a daily ritual for those who wanted the gain knowledge, improve their memory, and broaden their vocabulary. With multiple forms of communication and information available at our fingertips, it’s important not to lose touch with the practice of daily reading. While some people are often too busy to read, some don’t care to read at all.

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Emily Blaster: A New Video Game Based on Poems from Emily Dickinson

In celebration of Gabrielle Zevin’s Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow releasing in July 2020, Knopf designed this interactive 90’s inspired video game called Emily Blaster based on a game created in Zevin’s novel. In Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, Sadie Green creates video games, and Emily Blaster is one of the first games she creates, inspired by poetry from Emily Dickinson.

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Op-Ed: Music and Poetry: How They Are Similar and Why They Are Important

Like many art forms, music and poetry are so similar and have a timeless impact on the world we live in today. Though there are many art forms like dancing, painting, sculpting, and performing, music and poetry are artistic outlets that often go hand in hand. They are all forms of expression, yet poetry and music have been connected for centuries, through many different cultures and countries.

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Robert “Bob” Sancho—Influential in the Rise of Latin Jazz in the Bronx

Robert Sancho is known for his influential hand in the rise of Latin Jazz in the Bronx. Sancho is passionate about Latin Jazz and is always looking for more opportunities to create a platform for this music form to be popular again.

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THOUGH I WISH

When I looked out upon the grey horizon littered with hues of pink and orange, a fire lit inside me— a fire like the burning sunset. It consumed me at that moment. I wanted it. I wanted it all, for me— for us. More for us than anything. I’d like …

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CRF’s 5th Annual Full Steam Ahead 5K in Honor of Their Newest Warrior, Jesselyn Silva, This Saturday 6/18

The Cristian Rivera Foundation is excited to honor their newest warrior, Jesselyn Silva, at their 5th Annual Full Steam Ahead 5K this Saturday, June 18, 2022! Champion boxer, published author, and star of a documentary film—Jesselyn “JessZilla” Silva is in the biggest fight of her life after being diagnosed in July of 2021 with DMG (Diffuse Midline Glioma) an aggressive and inoperable pediatric brain tumor, at the age of 15.

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The End of an Era: Microsoft is Retiring Internet Explorer

Though Microsoft has said for years that it has planned to eventually replace the Internet Explorer browser with its favored and more secure option, Microsoft Edge, the retirement of Internet Explorer marks the end of an era.

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