Appreciating Poptropica

Morgan Roberto Managing Editor

Created by Jeff Kinney, Poptropica is an online virtual world that has moved onto new platforms like the Nintendo DS, app, books, and more. The player creates a character and moves about the islands. They solve puzzles and complete tasks in order to play out the story and win medals. They can use said medals to purchase items and outfits for their character and house.

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Love for Snow

Malek Y. Allari Editor-In-Chief

As someone who came all the way from Saudi Arabia, I got to say that my love for snow is so big that it covers New England with a snowstorm. As of last weekend, I can say that I have seen snow four or five times in my life. I am fully aware that there are people out there who hate the snow, one of them is my father. I totally understand the reasons.

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What is Leaving Netflix in January

Megan Solensky Staff Writer

As most Netflix account holders are aware, many TV shows and movies hold a shelf life on the platform. This change happens as licensing expires and attempts are made to keep the streaming service fresh with the latest content. Many notable titles will be removed in February 2022. As the country still battles an ongoing pandemic, stay inside and catch up on the following flicks before they expire.

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The Timelessness of The Muppets

Rebecca May Ristow A&E Editor

Jim Henson had a long and successful career creating iconic characters on both Sesame Street and The Muppet Show. These characters were all fondly referred to as “Muppets,” a combination of the words “marionette” and “puppet.” In today’s world, the availability of media is abundant and ever changing. Almost anyone can make content and all of it is at the tips of our fingers, making it rare for a series to stick around for several years. So what is it about The Muppets that has prompted decades of popularity and reiterations?

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Attack on Titan is Back

Morgan Roberto Managing Editor

            The new season of Attack on Titan is here. Coming out with its fourth episode this week, the show has been airing at 3:45 pm Eastern Time every Sunday. Fans all over are excited to see their favorite characters back and better than ever (for the most part) and manga readers can’t wait to see their favorite panels finally animated. Let’s look at what’s happened so far.

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The Value of Studying Abroad

Aicha Ly Opinion Editor

Due to rapid technological advancements that have allowed people to create and share experiences we could have never imagined were possible centuries ago, people are more connected than ever before. With a few taps on a screen, anyone can create friendships with people who live across seas, oceans, and borders in mere seconds. The world is at our fingertips, an abundance of information and entertainment is just waiting to be explored by whoever is curious enough to go on digital adventures. Travel has become a commonplace due to the creation and improvement of transportation methods. Consequently, so has trade–resulting in an increase of complex international relations. The world we live in today is a globalized society that is only increasing in diversity due to all the mentioned factors.

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President Cheng Visit

Aicha Ly Opinion Editor

“You don’t cut your way to greatness, you don’t slash your way to excellence; you got to invest in it.” These are the words of President Terrance Cheng, the president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. He visited Eastern on December 2, 2021 in the school library’s Johnson room. I was one of the students invited to attend this visit of his, and I went prepared with a question that had been weighing my mind and the minds of many others–both students and faculty members: was Cheng planning on replicating the merger he started with CT community colleges, consolidating Eastern, Southern, Western, Central and UCONN?

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The Magic of a Carnival

Lauren Christie Contributing Writer

To some, the fall season signifies the changing color of the leaves or the weather slowly shifting. To others, fall represents the time to start the countdown for the best event of the year. The annual celebration where crisp October air feels warmer surrounded by the people you love. The sound of genuine laughter, excitement, and amusement fill the area. Not to mention the aroma of fried delicious food. The Cove Side Carnival is a family-friendly event that takes place every year, in Old Wethersfield.

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