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Juliette Pomara

Bio: Juliette Pomara is a super-senior at Adelphi University studying marketing who loves writing, reading, and learning new things. Mostly reading thrillers and fiction novels, she has a deep interest in stories that make you think. She can usually be found making jewelry, baking, exercising, or spending time with her dogs whilst watching crime shows, reality TV, or LifeTime movies. With a desire to spread information in her own creative way, Juliette is thrilled to join the NYC Tastemakers team and further her career in the writing industry.
Movies

Male protagonist vs female antagonist or female protagonist vs male antagonist: the format changes a thriller/romance significantly (Op-Ed)

While thriller-romance movies might seem like carbon copies of each other, that isn’t always the case. Depending on the gender of the protagonist and antagonist, there are interesting differences between the plot and the characters. 2009’s “Obsessed” and 1987’s “Fatal Attraction” both focus on a married man being stalked by …

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Uncategorized

When do covers of a song work? (Op-Ed)

“Anything old can be made new again”. Well, not exactly. Sometimes artists will decide to do a cover of a song, their version of an older, well-received, piece of music. Doing this, however, is always risky. While a successful cover can have fans of the original song celebrating, a failed …

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Sports

Why aren’t female sports teams as popular as male sports teams? (Op-Ed)

The coverage is nonstop whenever it’s time for the NFL, NBA, MLB, or any other big sports event fully comprised of males. Fans plan for months in advance and it’s just like a holiday. Even those who aren’t sports fans know when these games are happening. For women’s sports, though, …

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Theater

The Lion King is a Broadway masterpiece (Op-Ed)

Broadway’s stage adaptation of Disney’s The Lion King is one of their longest-running performances, and it’s not difficult to understand why. The Lion King is one of few musicals to be comprised of only animal characters. With this, comes the requirement that everything on stage resembles the African wilderness as …

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Beauty

Cruelty-free makeup should be advertised more (Op-Ed)

Makeup is extremely popular, both in America and internationally. However, many well-known, high-quality makeup companies are not cruelty-free. To make sure they’re safe for humans, their products are often tested on animals before being made available to the public. The biggest makeup brands take up nearly half of every makeup …

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Latest News

Constructed in 106 days and lasting for less, Nassau County stadium that hosted June 9th India vs Pakistan match is scheduled to be taken down

After hosting India’s four cricket games, including a warmup match against Bangladesh on June 1st, the New York portion of the T20 World Cup has come to an end. For the pop-up Stadium in Eisenhower, this means it’s time to be demolished. According to The Statesman, the project is expected …

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TV

What makes a reality series last? (Op-Ed)

Making a reality show last as long as possible is no easy feat. Depending on the show, the formula will change accordingly. However, it all circles back to one thing: hooking the audience in and keeping them interested. With competition shows, the formula for success usually includes how everyone on …

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Movies

What makes a cult classic? (Op-Ed)

Some movies are a hit immediately upon release, with critics and viewers alike. Others aren’t, and it seems they might vanish into obscurity. However, that’s not always the case. If a movie is different or “so bad it’s good”, it can become what is known as a “cult classic”. While …

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Latest News

Goodbye Regents? New York high school students might not have to take this test anymore to graduate

NY is the only state that assigns its students regents’ exams. According to Spectrum Local News, the regents have been around since 1985. Ultimately, the grade is the basis for who gets a diploma and who doesn’t. Thankfully, whether sanity has finally kicked in or the state finally realized all …

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Health and Wellness

Hobby or Not: How to workout and enjoy it (Op-Ed)

We’ve all been told that exercising is important so our bodies can remain healthy. Sports, getting active, and all things of a similar matter have been encouraged for as long as anyone can remember. But finding what works can be a process. When it comes to working out, it’s not …

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Music

Jojo Siwa did not invent anything new (Op-Ed)

She’s rebranding herself Miley Cyrus style and rebelling after years of marketing towards children. That’s fine, but nothing she’s done can be categorized as “new”. Ever since saying goodbye to the bows and hello to a new style, Jojo Siwa has been all over the media. Love or hate her, …

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Sports

Pro athletes shouldn’t be allowed in the Olympics (Op-Ed)

With the Paris Summer Olympics of 2024 right around the corner, we’ll see our favorite Olympic athletes, or new ones, shine for the first time since 2022. Or not, if a pro athlete decides to join and ruin it all. According to infoplease.com, professional athletes have been allowed to compete …

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