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5 Summer Movies to Watch Over Spring Break

With Spring Break rapidly approaching, I’ve found that the only thing that I’ve been able to think about is summer. It may be the 72 degree temperature, the sun peeking through the clouds, or the new jean shorts I bought in preparation, but I find myself anxiously anticipating summer more and more everyday. So, with such a joyous few months…

A Moment in History: Persia and Purim

A long time ago, the Jews were living in Persia. The King, Achashverosh, decided he needed a queen. He had a beauty contest from all the young women in the nation. He picked a Jew, Esther. She was an orphan and was being taken care of by her cousin, Mordechai, who had warned her never to disclose her identity. Meanwhile,…

Have the Sixers lost their Mojo?

The 76ers have had a rough week. Following their crushing loss to the Brooklyn Nets, the team went on to a nailbiter victory in overtime over the last-in-conference Orlando Magic, a 110-114 loss to Denver highlighted for its inclusion of the top two MVP picks for this year, Philly’s Joel Embiid and Denver’s Nikola Jokic, and another close win over…

Simmons Will Be in Philadelphia, but Won’t Play Tonight

Ben Simmons, the most hated man in the history of Philadelphia basketball, will be sitting on the bench at the Wells Fargo center tonight as his new team, the Brooklyn Nets, play the Philadelphia 76ers. Simmons is expected to press a grievance against the 76ers due their withholding around twenty million dollars from him due to Simmons not playing any…

London Underground Workers Strike

London Underground (“tube”) workers conducted two 24-hour strikes this week, heavily disrupting transport in the city. According to the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers, which represents underground workers, the strike was undertaken due to an agenda of cuts planed by the Johnson ministry. Union General Secretary Mick Lynch said in a press release that “These are the…

A Moment in History: Ancient Egypt

People began to crowd together, forming great empires. Egypt was one of them. They had many customs, including wrapping their leaders in toilet paper and calling them mummies. They built giant pyramids to put those mummies. They had a method of writing, called hieroglyphics. Using a rock called the Rosetta Stone, we were able to decipher the hieroglyphics and find…

The Trolley Problem: Evaluating Lives

The Trolley Problem is a moral dilemma with lots of responsibility and questions on the value of human lives. In this moral dilemma, you’re in control of a speeding trolley with only a lever to steer. The trolley is headed towards two tracks: both with a certain amount of lives on the line and with certain elements to help you…

Book Nook: The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

This historical fiction novel focuses on Belle da Costa Greene, an actual person, and her choice as a light-skinned, black woman to “pass” as white so she can work as JP Morgan’s personal librarian. This decision, although it opens up this amazing career path for her, leaves her ostracized from her family. She becomes stuck in a very precarious balance…

Testing Anxiety

Student testing anxiety has become more prominent in today’s world with jobs becoming more competitive. It’s not a surprise that it’s a fear among students that they can fail. Studies have shown that over 18 percent of students have high test anxiety for tests, and that number is only going to rise. In the recent decade it’s more common that…

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