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The Szechuan Sauce Obsession

The Szechuan Sauce Obsession

Paul Coburn, Sports Editor, Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Current News

Although the cartoon show Rick and Morty popularized the limited edition Szechuan sauce in 2017, it was first introduced to the public in 1998. Since the show has been rising in popularity over the past couple of years, the discussion of Szechuan sauce has become more common. Ever since the sauce was sho...

The Ban on the Mockingbird

The Ban on the Mockingbird

Alexandra Delahunt, Writer

November 6, 2017


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Fifty-seven years after it was first published, To Kill a Mockingbird has been banned from the public school district in Biloxi, Mississippi on Oct. 14. The 20th century classic about racism in a small town in Alabama was taken off the schools’ reading lists for its objectionable language. The school...

Starting Up STOPit

Starting Up STOPit

Alexis Santoro, Managing Editor, Current News Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under Current News

On Oct. 25, the Somerset County Prosecutor's office began a new initiative on the internet platform “STOPit,” which allows bystanders and victims of crimes to report incidents in the community. Somerset County is using the ‘STOPit” app to address the growing Opioid Epidemic in their community....

A Walk for Awareness

A Walk for Awareness

Leah Frain, Writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under Current News

The month of October is dedicated to all those who have battled or are currently battling breast cancer. Throughout the month, there are various fundraisers taking place across the country to raise money in order to find a cure for this disease. For example, some towns paint the town pink, while many...

The Anne Frank Costume Controversy

The Anne Frank Costume Controversy

Elizabeth DeLeo, Writer

October 26, 2017


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It’s that time of year when children all over the world ask themselves the question, “What do I want to be for Halloween?” However, there is a new costume this year that is stirring up controversy on social media. Amazon, Walmart, and other Halloween retailers are selling it: the Anne Frank costume....

Tragedy in Las Vegas

Tragedy in Las Vegas

Alexis Santoro, Managing Editor, Current News Editor

October 16, 2017


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On Oct. 1, Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire on concertgoers at the Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. From his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort, he targeted the festival, killing 58 and injuring 500 in approximately 10 minutes. When the SWAT team got to his room, Paddock was found dead, surrounded...

The Search for Survivors: Mexico City’s Earthquake

The Search for Survivors: Mexico City’s Earthquake

Bridget Kane, Features/Humans of SJV Editor, Writer

October 2, 2017


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On September 19, 1985, an 8.0 magnitude earthquake shook Mexico’s capital, Mexico City, to its core. On the same day, 35 years later, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake again made streets shake and caused buildings to crumble. What could have caused this massive quake, and could it have been predicted?     ...

Broadway’s Great Cause

Broadway’s Great Cause

Samantha Magistre, Writer

October 2, 2017


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On Sunday, Sept. 24, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids hosted its annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction in the Theatre District. All of the money raised by the vendors was donated to this great cause. More than 60 tables were lined up along West 44th Street and West 45th Street, each sellin...

Toys ‘R’ Us: The End of an Era?

Toys ‘R’ Us: The End of an Era?

Alexandra Delahunt, Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Current News

On Sept. 18, what used to be one of the most popular toy stores, Toys ‘R’ Us, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This unfortunate event is a result of the business compiling 5 million dollars in debt. This debt has added up over the past decade because they lowered their prices, signed exclusive licens...

Apple’s Revolutionary New Releases

Apple’s Revolutionary New Releases

Alexis Santoro, Managing Editor, Current News Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Current News, Trending Now

On Sept. 12, Apple conducted its annual Keynote presentation, introducing their new releases for the coming year. Among those announcements were two new iPhones, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X, which is being released in celebration of the iPhone’s tenth anniversary. Apple has made many new improve...

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