Leona Marquess

Leona Marquess

Bio: Leona Marquess is a student attending the University of Idaho pursuing her bachelors degree of science and is currently a communications major. Iced coffees are her weakness and curling up on the couch with a good book and of course writing. She looks forward to growing and learning, working with the NYCtastemakers team.
Latest News

California Ok’s Bill to Ban Food with Cancer-Linked Additives

Moving closer to being passed in California is a Law that would ban five chemicals we see in everyday snacks that are linked to cancer.
These five chemicals are already banned in the EU.

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Fashion

Spring 2023 Trends

As we march into spring, many fashionistas wonder what we will see this season. Here are some top trends I’ve seen taking over this spring!

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Food

10 Broke College Kid Meals You Can Actually Eat

I lost a lot of weight during my first term because I mainly didn’t know how to cook and could only work around 20 hours a week at my part-time retail job, so I didn’t have much money for food. I also only had a kitchen at the time besides my camping stove and microwave. P.S. You’re not supposed to bring your camping kitchen set up to the college dorm rooms, but I definitely lived off mine.

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Music

Does playing background music help you study better?

It’s raining outside as you’re studying away with a warm spiced chai in your lap. Suddenly your mind stops, and you have a block in your studies. Adding a little music to your headphones helps increase your study time and leaves you less drained.

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Sports

The World’s First Leaf-Based Surfboard

The surfboard will be a single-fin pig longboard that stretches 9’6 and will be featuring the brand’s Vintage inspired aesthetic. It will be produced using computer-aided technology and a cold-molding process.

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Politics

President Biden’s Remark on the Expulsion of Tennessee Lawmakers

President Joe Biden spoke out on Thursday about the actions of the Tennessee House of Representatives for expelling two Democratic representatives. The House voted to expel Rep. Justin Jones and Rep. Justin Pearson. A week after, they protested for gun control measures.

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Books

Changes HBO Harry Potter Series May Make Different From The Books

The series is said to be a season for each book. So season one, for example, would be “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” and so on. It has been 12 years since the last Harry Potter movie, and times are changing, and so will the series. Many wonders fill the air; who will play Harry, Ron, and Hermione? Will we have more diversity and representation in the new series? There is only one way to find out, but here are some of the ideas fans hope to see in the new series.

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Movies

New Movies That Are Out in Theaters This April

Featuring Kris Pratt as Mario, Anna Taylor as Princess Peach, and Jack Black as Bowser, this movie is on the way to becoming a big hit. This movie is a 2023 animated film by Universal, Nintendo, and Illumination, rated PG. Mario and Luigi are Italian plumbers who are transported to a different world and become involved in a mission to stop Bowser. The Super Mario Bros. movie premiered in Los Angeles on April 1st, 2023, and was then released in the United States on April 5th, 2023!

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Politics

Jill Biden Inviting Both LSU and Iowa State Womens Basketball Teams to the White House

ESPN host Stephen A. Smith Responded to Reese’s tweet by saying, “I mean absolutely zero disrespect to the First Lady, but you are 1000% correct. That is a bad suggestion. Runner-ups don’t get invited to the White House. Why are we trying to change it now? I completely agree with you, Angel.”

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Beauty

Op-Ed: Are Acrylic Nails Ruining Your Natural Nails?

We all want that clean posh girl look, and having your nails clean and maintained is a must to achieve this look. But are acrylic nails the right way to go? They are spendy and have harsh effects on your natural nails and health. After reading this article, you might think differently about those fancy nails.

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Politics

Disney Layoffs Hit ABC News

Several of ABC’s new’s higher-ups and most experienced executives were laid off. Some of these people are Wendy Fisher, talent and strategy development senior Vice President Galen Gordon, Vice President Mary Noonan, Corporate Communications Vice President Alison Rudnick, and many more.

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Books

Op-Ed: TikTok Makes an Impact on Barnes & Noble

For those of you who don’t know what “Booktok” means, I will give you the rundown. It’s a new take on a book club in the form of social media. On the app, TikTok readers all over the world express their favorite books and come together as a community to exchange ideas, reviews, and books they’ve recently loved reading.

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