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Power of the pen as a catalyst for change: meet the maker

BY NATALIE ACCARDI Joshua Davis, author of “Spare Parts,” took the real life triumphs and tribulations of four undocumented students who, with limited resources and deportation a strong possibility, won an underwater robotics competition on…



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Eloisa Melendez: The voice of Norwalkers

BY JACOB WARING The aroma of Panera Bread’s various baked goods swirled around the room. Eloisa Melendez savored her hot beverage before diving into the intensive conversation that lay before her. Melendez is not an…


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Japanese now among languages offered on campus

BY JEFFERSON MORALES-CETINO Norwalk Community College has added a Japanese class to its academic curriculum, starting this fall. The new class is being taught by Professor Yumi McCarthy on Tuesdays and Thursdays in room E122….



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In remembrance of a horror icon

BY GAViN ROWLEY In the 1996 film “Scream”, Billy Loomis tells his girlfriend that “life is just a big movie.” These words gained a new meaning as the credits rolled on the film’s director Wes…


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Welcome to Kyrat

 BY DANNY HAMILTON Usually when I play games I look at the scenery and get bummed that I can’t travel there, but not in Far Cry 4. Welcome to Kyrat, a vast  ctional open world…


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Nightcrawler crawls out of the dark

BY RAUL CAMINO Recalling “Nightcrawler” I can’t help but feel swept away by its mood and script. The film is at once, deliberate and hypnotic. The aesthetic of cinematographer Robert Elswit, combined with the freedom…


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The nope within nope

BY DANNY HAMILTON October is “Horror Month” and for video game players this means an abundance of jump scares, mini-heart attacks and the word ‘nope’ being repeated over and over. However, for true horror fans,…


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Logic: the new voice of rap

BY ANDREA O. OJEDA A new rapper on the scene has made his voice heard. Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as his stage name Logic, hails from Gaithersburg, MD. His most recent album…