By Sophia Yakumithis It’s time to leave this semester behind. Like, seriously, throw-it-away-and-don’t-look-back behind. Bluntly speaking, I’ve never had a worse semester. The year itself was completely doomed — and this Fall offered no exceptions. I’ve taken some time to reflect, and I realized some things that happened just a few months ago feel like […]

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By Emma Simonoff It’s commonly accepted that most romantic comedies don’t take place in our world. They break too many rules. They’re a kind of magical realism, which is most easily explained if you can look at romantic comedies as fantasy movies, or even as science fiction. Impossibilities can be coincidences — anyone in love […]

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By Emma Sánchez If you’ve always wanted to go to Salem but you’re worried there’s nothing to do right now, you are seriously mistaken. Visiting Salem during its off-season is probably your best bet this year. Here are my recommendations for places to go to in Salem, and tips for staying safe while traveling during […]

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By Katrina Liu When you imagine your life one year from now, five years from now or 10 years from now, what do you see? Would your 15-year-old self have predicted where you are today? Chances are, as you’ve gotten older, you’ve dreaded those questions, because who honestly knows? We never thought a pandemic would […]

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By Lincoln Son Currie They are perfect in every way. They have just the right amount of crispiness for the right price. And the post-McDonald’s guilt only increases the pleasure they bring. I’m talking about McNuggets. Are they made out of chicken? McDonald’s says yes. I say I don’t care. I don’t think you should […]

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By Peter Colaner It’s been a minute since my last installment of a “Trilogy Talk” and it’ll probably be another minute before my next one, now that the semester nears its end.  I began the semester with a blog about the “The Hangover” trilogy, a series that follows a quartet of friends, otherwise known as […]

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By Katherine Wright  It’s certainly no secret that life is different nowadays. From restaurants to concerts to mask-free grocery store outings, I feel like I can barely remember what I used to do on a regular basis in a pre-COVID world. 2020 has truly been a blur of a year, seeming to go simultaneously fast […]

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By Maya Mabern It’s getting a bit colder and my favorite holiday of the year is approaching: Thanksgiving.  Much like my love for my second-favorite holiday, the Fourth of July, my reasoning has absolutely nothing to do with the origins of the celebration — I’m never actually in the mood to be patriotic — and […]

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