The Best of “Black Mirror”

By Heidi Papay Black Mirror is an ongoing Netflix series created by Charlie Brooker. Black Mirror is similar to The Twilight Zone; each episode tells a different story about the modern world and its consequences. So far, the series has four seasons, and there are rumors of a fifth. Additionally, there are rumors of a movie being released soon, and some people believe it to be … Continue reading The Best of “Black Mirror”

Hallmark Movies Promise Some Entertainment

By Heidi Papay When the holiday season is in full swing, everyone loves to sit down and watch a good Christmas movie. Of course, there are the classics, such as It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story. But there are also new movies coming out every year. Hallmark is known for its sappy love stories, and they release new movies every holiday season. Some people love the … Continue reading Hallmark Movies Promise Some Entertainment

Stephen King’s “The Long Walk” a Heart-wrenching Story

by Heidi Papay Stephen King’s The Long Walk, originally published in 1979 under his pseudonym Richard Bachman, is a haunting story that explores perseverance and the will to live. The short novel follows Ray Garraty, a teenager from Maine who is competing in a contest known as The Long Walk; 100 teen boys enter the competition, and only one is left surviving at the end. … Continue reading Stephen King’s “The Long Walk” a Heart-wrenching Story

Netflix’s New Horror Series Teaches An Important Lesson About Family

by Heidi Papay The Haunting of Hill House follows the Crain family. Present-day scenes of a dysfunctional and uncommunicative family are coupled with scenes from the family’s younger days. Growing up, they lived in “the most haunted house in America.” Decades later and thousands of miles from the house, each family member still feels the haunting effects. The 10 episode horror series is based on … Continue reading Netflix’s New Horror Series Teaches An Important Lesson About Family

Considerations for Choosing Your Dream College

By Heidi Papay As students approach the later years of high school, they are put under pressure to start considering colleges they’d like to attend. There are a few things that will make the search for your dream college easier. Major The first, and most important, aspect to consider is the majors that each college offers. If a college doesn’t offer the major you’re interested … Continue reading Considerations for Choosing Your Dream College

Notes: The Forgotten Art Form

by Heidi Papay Notes and letters used to be written often, but as technology became more advanced, it became easier to just send a quick text. For this reason, notes are much more thoughtful and genuine. Writing someone a note isn’t hard, and can be summed up into a few steps. 1. Choose your recipient You can write a note to your significant other, your friend, … Continue reading Notes: The Forgotten Art Form

Opinion: Should You Thrift If You Don’t Need To?

By Heidi Papay While walking through the aisles of a thrift store, you will encounter two types of people: the people who thrift because they have no other options, and the wealthy people who thrift because it has become a trend. Within the last few years, thrifting has become more and more popular. People who would never have gone into a thrift store, let alone … Continue reading Opinion: Should You Thrift If You Don’t Need To?