• Arts & Entertainment,  This Week's Paper

    Fun Things to do in New York: Christmas Edition

    New York City. It’s probably the most magical place to be during the holiday season. The crisp, frosty air, the colorful lights on every building and tree and the little things like colorful holiday cups for your coffee make your Christmas spirit come alive. Growing up, TV shows and films made New York City seem like the most beautiful place to be during the holidays. Movies like “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” glorified New York City hotels and all of NYC’s luxuries. Typically, no one is ever bored in New York City. There are tons of adventures to embark on here. During Christmas time, however, try something different…

  • Arts & Entertainment,  This Week's Paper

    The man behind the masks: Stan Lee

    On Nov. 12, 2018, Stan Lee, the face of Marvel Comics and the creator of several beloved comic book characters like Spider-Man and Iron Man, passed away at the age of 95.   Known for his famous comic book superheroes and movies, Stan Lee touched the lives of so many people, both children and adults. Lee once said, “People are building bridges and engaging in medical research, and here I was doing stories about fictional people who do extraordinary, crazy things and wear costumes. But I suppose I have come to realize that entertainment is not easily dismissed.” With all that Lee contributed to the worlds of dreamers and story-lovers…

  • Arts & Entertainment,  This Week's Paper

    Creed 2 is an emotional GUT PUNCH

    The Rocky films hold a very special place in my heart, they were a staple of my home while growing up. From the endlessly quotable lines, to the fight scenes,  to the undeniable sense of inspiration that comes from them, the Rocky Films range from cinematic gold to guilty pleasures. Rocky IV, which this film is following up on, being the height of mid glorious 1980s cinematic shlock!   When I went into the first Creed film I was extremely skeptical, but two hours later I was floored by what a well crafted and well executed film it was. So when the sequel was slated to be released this year…

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    The Dying Wish of a College Sex Educator

    Maria Falzone is a famous comedian with over 30 years of experience in the United States and Europe, performing headlining shows and appearing on ABC, Showtime, and the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival.     She is also known for her college sex education program called, “Sex Rules,” a show dedicated to teaching students about safe sex in a bright and hilarious way. Falzone left a great impact on students all across the country by visiting hundreds of campuses every year and continuing an important conversation about body image, self-esteem, STIs, and better communication about sex.   During the show, Falzone shares her own story about an unfortunate incident contracting an…