The Cleansing

By Megan Anning To whom it may concern, I’m writing this because I don’t know what else to do. I don’t want to have to write or think about her. But I love her. That’s the reason why I’m bothering with this. Writing isn’t my thing. I don’t like to strain myself. Celeste was always straining herself. It was stressful being around her when she was in one of her moods. If she wasn’t painting…

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The Miracle

I know that it’s a little pretentious for me to say, but Friday night, we were the champions. The 2019 Spring Arts Festival tribute concert to Queen was a total success! Despite worrying we wouldn’t have that great of a crowd – one of the stage directors telling us ten minutes before the show started that only half of the seats were filled – it turned out to be a full house! The auditorium was…

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The Rise of Pop

There once was a time when rock was the dominant force on the charts, however as the 2000s moved along, it faded out and electronic pop music made its mark on the public. It was a force to be reckoned with, and rock music stood no chance. The terms “pop” and “rock” used to be synonymous, with bands such as The Rolling Stones being considered pop music (now called classic rock). It wasn’t until the…

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Post-Grunge

The death of Kurt Cobain shook the world. He was a man who spoke to adolescents in a way no one else could. The question everyone was asking was, “Where do we go from here?” Thankfully, the hard rock genre kept its head and pushed forward. Music, as it does, had changed again from the original idea of grunge. Grunge was a genre filled with poetic lyrics and dirty-sounding instruments. The new genre, dubbed “post-grunge…

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Avengers: Endgame

Back to visit my Box of Chocolates I see! Well hopefully today’s chocolate does not leave as bad of a taste in your mouth as Avengers: Endgame did for me. I have to admit, I am a huge Marvel fan! I absolutely love this series and I love the storyline of each and every character. However, after years of build up and of never being disappointed with a film, I am sorry to say that…

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Deepwater Horizon-Review

Genre: Drama, Thiller, True Story Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez, Kate Hudson, and Dylan O’Brien Directed By: Peter Berg Before this movie was even in theaters, I was intrigued by the story. I was only ten years old when the oil spill happened, damaging the oceans and sea life for miles. But I never knew that eleven people had died that traumatic event. This movie sheds light on the brave souls that did…

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I see a little silhouette of a man…

Calling all Finger Lakes Community College Students! While we don’t have any thunder bolts or lightning, we want to light up your spring semester sky with some great prizes in exchange for your creative genius. In honor of our Spring Arts Festival and in celebration of the band, Queen, we would like you to enter this year’s flash fiction contest by crafting a piece inspired by the album cover “Innuendo.” All submissions must be 1,000…

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The Great Gatsby Analysis

Plot Spoilers: by reading, you are expected to have prior knowledge of the movie so do not read if you haven’t or intend on watching this movie. The Great Gatsby (2013) is one of the many films that Leonardo Dicaprio has acted in and although this is not a movie review, I would like to point out that he is an exceptional actor. The Great Gatsby (2013) is a newer film that portrayed New York…

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