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NYX Lip Creams: a day of color

NYX Lip Creams: a day of color

By Arzoo Chhaya, Page Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Products, Reviews

The NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams have been a part of the beauty community since 2011. They were a new product, since liquid lipsticks were very uncommon. Today, they are still a popular product, and makeup subscription boxes are still using them. Ipsy carried these lip creams in 5 shades for the month of April. Retailing ...

“Bit Blaster”: basic, but patchwork nonetheless

“Bit Blaster”: basic, but patchwork nonetheless

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

April 17, 2018


Filed under Apps, Features, Reviews, Showcase, Video Games

In the allure of clearing the way to the top of the leaderboard, arcade games are known for their replay ability. Repetition of levels is prevalent in this draw, a design concept treated no differently in “Bit Blaster”. In the hopes of bringing arcade-like features to the mobile environment, the ...

“Love, Hate, and Other Filters” allows glimpse into another culture

“Love, Hate, and Other Filters” allows glimpse into another culture

By Hannah Zalewski, Page Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Showcase

In her debut novel  “Love, Hate and Other Filters,” Samira Ahmed illustrates the harsh reality of being a muslim in a terrorist-fearing America. The story opens with Maya Aziz, an ambitious teen filmmaker who dreams of going to NYU and running away from her Indian parents and their ideals for h...

New twist on “Survivor” draws back old fans

New twist on “Survivor” draws back old fans

By Katelynn Mulder, Senior Assistant Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Showcase

Recently coming out with it's 36th season, “Survivor: Ghost Island” once again follows the classic Survivor tradition of leaving 16 players in two different tribes to compete against one another for a chance at a million dollars. Taking place in Fiji, the two tribes Malolo and Naviti appear to be ...

Puzzle game ‘EDGE’ unlocks players’ decision making skills

Puzzle game ‘EDGE’ unlocks players’ decision making skills

By Colin Haroutunian, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Apps, Features, Ideas, Reviews, Video Games

Hanging off of the edge of a block to deduct time, or being shoved off the edge of a level are two defining characteristics of ‘EDGE’. Despite the puzzle games’ simple graphics, the content grows in its complexity overtime, as to keep the player intrigued for later, unlockable levels. With over...

“Seven Seconds” to binge watch

“Seven Seconds” to binge watch

By Taylor Mitchell, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Reviews, TV Shows, Uncategorized

The new Netflix original “Seven Seconds”  brings back the crime-justice fighting storyline we all love. The story is about Brenton Butler, a young African American with a mom who loves who him deeply and a dad that just wants the best for him, and how being at the wrong place at the wrong time l...

Kahoot app provides unique spin on learning tools

Kahoot app provides unique spin on learning tools

By Anna Post, Senior Assistant Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Reviews

From the colorful graphics, the catchy theme song and irresistible interactive components, Kahoot has been the learning platform teachers and students rely on when it comes to breaking free from the traditional barriers of education. Kahoot first served as a collaborative and educational platform ...

Love, Simon nails 2018 theme of representation

Love, Simon nails 2018 theme of representation

By Arzoo Chhaya, Page Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Movies, Reviews

A major theme this year at the Oscars was representation in media, and the role of seeing people like yourself in film. “Love, Simon,” based on “Simon vs. The Homosapien Agenda” by Becky Albertalli is the narrative winning hearts with every screening. This movie is the classic teen romance fairy...

Score! Match. provides quick-paced challenge

Score! Match. provides quick-paced challenge

By Adam Schwartz, Page Editor

March 18, 2018


Filed under Reviews

Utilizing all concertation and being a master of hand-eye coordination are traits that players must have in order to use the app “Score! Match.” This game is free and can be downloaded on Apple, Android, and Google Play. “Score! Match.” is a soccer game where a team of players compete against ano...

Sid Meier’s Civilization V remains on top

Sid Meier’s Civilization V remains on top

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

March 7, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, Video Games

Despite being published over seven years ago, “Sid Meier’s Civilization V” and its multitude of DLC (downloadable content) packs are refreshing in almost every aspect. Fantastic versatility and variety are displayed in the complex systems for resources, diplomacy and production, in which the co...

“Free” Game requires serious amounts of time to progress

“Free” Game requires serious amounts of time to progress

By Ben Uram, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Video Games

With its initial price tag of “free”, Warframe is a great option for many video game players who are looking for an action-packed, less expensive alternative to a full priced game costing $60, especially considering that quality remains similar between these two pricings.   Gameplay in Warframe is f...

No one’s missing out on the new Sims 4 Laundry Pack

No one’s missing out on the new Sims 4 Laundry Pack

By Caitlin Bush and Allison Lackner

February 26, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, Video Games

The newest Sims expansion pack, Sims 4 Laundry Pack, comes with country chic items and clothes that can transform the Sims house and warborde to look like it came out of an episode of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper.” This new pack allows players to decorate the Sims’ homes with a rustic vibe, which can ex...