By Maya Mabern A lot of people seem to be against cover songs, and unfortunately, I used to be one of them.  Regardless of who covered who or what, I was always convinced that the original version of a song was the only one that mattered. I’d like to think that the widespread disdain for […]

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By Peter Colaner #1: The Shawshank Redemption In my opinion, not only is “The Shawshank Redemption” the most distinguished book adaptation yet, but it is the greatest film in existence.  Like any other film, one crucial feature that makes a book adaptation significant is a filmmaker’s ability to add value without disturbing the book’s original […]

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  If you are a Patriots or an Eagles fan, this Sunday is dedicated to one thing: the Super Bowl. Known as the biggest sporting event in the United States, the championship football game played annually between the NFC and AFC division champions of the NFL is sure to be an intense game. While it […]

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Columbus Day is approaching, and it has me asking, “Why are we still celebrating this?” Every second Monday of October, the United States has a federal holiday that only an assortment of schools and businesses actually observe. But let’s be real, why do we still celebrate this holiday? Its named after a man whose greatest […]

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To celebration enthusiasts, Tuesday was known as the great Mardi Gras. The religious origins of the holiday really are a “holy” day, i.e. Shrove Tuesday. Originally a Catholic holiday, Shrove Tuesday has a certain implication of solemnity. Traditionally, the name “Shrove” comes from the term “shrive,” meaning “to confess.” The day became a preparation event […]

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