Franchie Viaud, Staff Writer It is hard to imagine that recycling could be considered a sort of mutiny against the government. That is the case in certain countries, though, where it is illegal to pick up trash from street corners. Once recyclables such as cardboard, scrap metal and soda bottles are at the curb, they […]

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By Franchie Viaud, Staff Writer Recently, Marvel announced that it would be releasing “The Black Panther” film on Nov. 3, 2017, spurring both elation and furor among comic book fans. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, T’Challa (Black Panther) broke the glass ceiling on African American commencement as seasoned superheroes. It’s not like there was […]

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By Franchie Viaud, Staff Writer If we can send a man to the moon, invent microscopic cameras the size of a pin and use our imaginations to make the seemingly impossible possible, why can’t we make something like a tiny strip of gum taste like a full three-course meal all in itself? When I brought up […]

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By Franchie Viaud, Staff Writer On Saturday, Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman who had been diagnosed with brain cancer, ended her own life by means of assisted suicide. She had been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an evasive and swiftly pervading malignancy that, according to the National Brain Tumor Society, is “the most deadly, most prevalent form.” […]

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By Franchie Viaud, Staff Writer I’ve never watched “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo“ — it was never really my thing — and seeing as how this isn’t going to be a review I figured it wasn’t wholly necessary. But for the sake of this post, I figured I’d read up on the show, only to find that it brought […]

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By Franchie Viaud, Staff Writer Young women are finding it difficult to find a legitimate doctor to willingly sterilize them. The arguments against sterilizing these women are always the same—either they are too young, or they are worried that by not having children, they will come to regret their decision later on, subtly implying that […]

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By Franchie Viaud, Staff Writer It’s no surprise that women take the backseat in comics, with the perpetuated notion that they are somehow not interested in comics and that creative expression is safely kept in the “male realm” or whatever stereotype that plays into it. Not only is there a shortage of female characters, but there’s […]

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By Franchie Viaud, Staff Writer You’d be surprised by the laws still in the Massachusetts law books, laws so ridiculous that it makes you wonder who made these regulations necessary in the first place. Here are a few of the most bizarre ones that are still illegal today. According to several of these, every one […]

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By Franchie Viaud, Staff Writer What Disney princess are you? Which Marvel hero are you? Emoji? “Harry Potter” character? What does it say about our current society that we need social media-generated surveys to tell us who we are? Are they even remotely accurate? The questions range from “would you consider yourself to be sexually […]

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By Franchie Viaud, Staff Writer Daredevils. It’s only natural to wonder what makes someone risk themselves for the sake of entertainment. If it was purely entertainment for entertainment’s sake, they would have found a much safer, if comparatively boring, way to regale America’s fickle audience. It might not turn as many heads, but on the bright side, the chances […]

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