March 1, 2023

Regardless of how much you may love or hate writing, starting a new project is always the hardest part. Sometimes all you need is the perfect prompt to spark your inspiration. Creative writing, whether it be for a book or just a quick scene, is a great way to practice your skills, and these prompts…

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February 6, 2023

It seemed like I had the perfect date night planned. The local arts center was holding a Black American film festival, and the showing of “The Oversimplification of Her Beauty” was the only movie that fit my busy schedule. As anyone does with a new movie, I googled it. What I found was not much…

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November 28, 2022

While Thanksgiving just ended, winter break is coming up sooner than you would think. With that in mind, many may begin planning meet ups with friends and family, travel plans or plans with yourself to binge watch the twenty shows and movies you didn’t have time to watch during the semester because you were drowning…

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November 8, 2022

Poet Amanda Gorman reads at Joe Biden’s inauguration on 20 January 2021 in Washington, DC (PATRICK SEMANSKY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Amanda Gorman came to life on my TV screen on January 20th, 2021. It is now well over a year later and I still cannot get out of my head the powerful image of her standing…

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October 17, 2022

As spooky season approaches, we are all looking for some chilling and thrilling novels that are perfect to read while sipping on some hot chocolate or warm cider. Here are some of the best mystery novels for true crime and suspense lovers to read this fall: A good girl’s guide to murder (2019) Author: Holly…

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October 4, 2022

*Featured image screenshot from: If you’re like me, you grew up watching cartoons filled with fun colors, wacky characters, and musical numbers that had no business being so good. One surprisingly musically gifted example is Schoolhouse Rock!. Despite its outdated animation and goofy drawing-style, Schoolhouse Rock! stands up to the test of time. The…

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