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Stayin’ Alive - How One Newark Hotspot Moved the Dance Floor to the Living Room

Stayin’ Alive – How One Newark Hotspot Moved the Dance Floor to the Living Room

Sabastian Fernandes April 28, 2021

It seems that nowadays, life can take place almost anywhere. From doctors’ checkups in your kitchen to college lectures in your bed, remote meetings are widely used as a substitute for the...

“OK ORCHESTRA”  Revealing AJR’s Creative Potential

“OK ORCHESTRA” Revealing AJR’s Creative Potential

Sabastian Fernandes April 6, 2021

 AJR’s single “BANG!” released in February 2020, peaking at eighth on the US Billboard Hot 100, making it the band’s highest charting single to date. If you haven’t heard this song and its...

Kings of Leon: From Chords to Cryptocurrency

Kings of Leon: From Chords to Cryptocurrency

Sabastian Fernandes March 24, 2021

How the Rise of NFTs is Creeping its Way into the Musical Industry Cryptocurrency: you either love it, hate it or still don't understand it no matter how many people rave to you about it to...

“The Girl on the Train”: Off the Rails?

“The Girl on the Train”: Off the Rails?

Sabastian Fernandes March 10, 2021

“The Girl on the Train,” written by British author Paula Hawkins shocked crowds when it became the fastest-selling adult hardcover novel in history, staying on the New York Times Bestseller List for...

“Outside the Wire”: To Be or Not to Be

“Outside the Wire”: To Be or Not to Be

Sabastian Fernandes February 17, 2021

Released Jan. 15, 2021, Netflix’s latest sci-fi robot war film “Outside the Wire” reinvents the wheel when it comes to following the commonly seen trope of sentience in machines,...

“Covid-Safe Behind Bars?” – New Jersey Prioritizing the Incarcerated for the COVID-19 Vaccine

“Covid-Safe Behind Bars?” – New Jersey Prioritizing the Incarcerated for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Sabastian Fernandes January 26, 2021

Currently, the CDC reports that New Jersey alone is receiving 100,000 new vaccine kits each week, yet as it stands, it seems unlikely that even a majority of NJ’s current population of 8.88 million...

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - A Refreshing Ode to Lore

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – A Refreshing Ode to Lore

Sabastian Fernandes and sfernandes December 9, 2020

What do you get when you take a critically acclaimed game from an even more critically acclaimed franchise and just let its main characters interact with each other? If the Smash Bros. series is...

Through Hell or High Water: A Letter to 2020

Through Hell or High Water: A Letter to 2020

Sabastian Fernandes and sfernandes December 9, 2020

Dear 2020,  Well, we finally made it. The past 11 months have been… generally underwhelming to say the least. I know that at least for me, the end of 2019 was supposed to mark a new, exciting...

Intermittent Fasting: The Warrior Diet

Sabastian Fernandes and sfernandes December 2, 2020

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock these past few years, you’ve probably heard of intermittent fasting. The basic premise: choose a stretch of time either daily or weekly that you are not...

The Lack of Proper Food Labeling at GDS: To Eat or Not to Eat?

The Lack of Proper Food Labeling at GDS: To Eat or Not to Eat?

Sabastian Fernandes and sfernandes November 25, 2020

From a morning pick-me-up to a late-day feast with friends, residential students look often rely on food from Gourmet Dining Services (GDS), the dining hall on campus. However, GDS’s...

Our Not-So-Dry Neighbor

Our Not-So-Dry Neighbor

Sabastian Fernandes and sfernandes November 11, 2020

On the July 20, in 1969, Neil Armstrong made history for the human race. In one small step, he became the first man to physically cross the threshold between Earth and the cosmos,...

Gorillaz Song Machine: Chaos at a Tempo

Gorillaz “Song Machine”: Chaos at a Tempo

Sabastian Fernandes and sfernandes November 4, 2020

In their new album “Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez,” everybody’s favorite postmodern virtual band Gorillaz seeks to create an experience using a cacophony of unlikely pairings...

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