Carry On

Best. Chosen One. EVER. Most people are familiar with a certain young wizard with a lightning-shaped scar and an epic monicker: The Boy Who Lived. His friends, however, call him Harry. While it is certainly true that Harry Potter had many epic adventures and will remain a favorite series for many, myself included, I think it’s safe to say that sometimes the reader wants a little more from the book. Particularly if said reader is…

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Behind the Playoffs

Here we are again. Another series of a worldwide sports event that revs everyone up, and I mean everyone. The NBA playoffs. For those who don’t know, the NBA is the National Basketball Association, a men’s professional league in the United States consisting of 30 teams. The playoffs are a best of seven elimination tournament after the regular season to determine the leagues final champion. Basically, it’s March Madness on crack. The only difference is…

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Mission: Impossible – Fallout Review

Cast: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Angela Bassett, Ving Rhames, and Michelle Monaghan Genre: Thiller, Action Director: Christopher McQuarrie Truthfully, this is the only series that I’ve watched completely out of order. First starting with Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol, Mission Impossible 3, Mission Impossible 2, and Rogue Nation then finally Mission Impossible 6. This series has definitely grown on me. It’s fun, exciting, and manages to out-do itself every time. You’d…

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Displacement

By Elaine Cary Their mother had driven them out to their grandmother’s for the weekend, a trip usually reserved for Christmas day, but on occasion for a boyfriend crisis, where the only remedy was the wisdom of one’s own mother. Usually, their mother turned to Maggie during such plights. ”Us girls get each other,” She would say, and go on about complexities within relationships that Maggie did not get at all, though she pretended to.…

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Craft 120

Welcome to todays tasty Box of Chocolates! Are you ready for your dose of chocolate?      Craft 120, a beautiful restaurant in Newark, NY should be next on your list of restaurants to visit! This recently established restaurant overlooks the Erie Canal and offers a wide variety of delicious foods and drinks. The second you walk in the door you are welcomed by its unique design, reminiscent of a quaint and stylish European restaurant. The…

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I Wrote This Story to Prove My Best Friend Wrong

by Mathew Serback “Everyone is awful.” That’s a powerful statement. Think about all the possible things my best friend could’ve said instead: A specific person was awful; there was an established (or, possibly, unestablished) reason for the person’s awfulness (depending on your perspective), or no one was actually awful (which is still dependent upon your perspective), and we just misrepresent other people’s emotional states as an assumption of guilt instead of an assumption of innocence.…

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Bitter Pill

by Witney Dupree I regurgitate beliefs I was fed as a childand dangle them before the wide-open mind of my son.Not the fried chicken values and potato salad principlesI ate from checkered tablecloths on sunny afternoons.These kernels of untruth were wrapped in cheeseof stuffed inside the sticky center of a marshmallow.I wish my lips would swell shut from the bee stingwords swarming from the hive of my subconscious.Those cyanide phrases I don’t crack a tooth…

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Shazam!

Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction Cast: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Mark Strong, Djimon Hounsou, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, and Jovan Armand Director: David F. Sandberg In the dark and brooding essence of the DC Extended Universe, Shazam is definitely one of the bright spots of the DC movies. It’s truly a fun, energetic popcorn film with a ton of heart. There’s so much to like in this film as you are taken…

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