College Guide: Incoming Freshman and Seniors

College is a period of time filled with new experiences, new friends and challenges. It can feel that accomplishing an undergraduate degree is jumping in head first, but it doesn’t have to be like that. The anxieties for first-year students and seniors are the same: the fear of the unknown. This college guide is to provide a sense of relief for students just starting their first semesters and for seniors perfecting their resume.


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5 Rules for Eating Healthy in a Food Desert

Like many other underserved urban areas across the country, Far Rockaway is federally-labeled food desert. The only options that are readily available are the deli, chinese takeout, mexican fast food, fried chicken, and burgers & fries. But eating low-quality foods regularly can raise your risk of serious health problems, such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and more. If you order fast food or takeout often, use these 5 rules to make the most of your meal and eat as healthy as possible.

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Black Panther, Nnedi Okorafor and Cultural Homage

   It was recently announced that Marvel chose Nnedi Okorafor to write a standalone novel about a character named Shuri, from the Black Panther universe. Most people know who J. R. R. Tolkien, George R. R. Martin, and even Stephen King are. Their books have inspired many movies and shows and given them some of the highest recognition. The question then brought up is, what about famous women (especially women of color) that have received such acknowledgement? One woman that deserves such accreditation is Nnedi Okorafor

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The Importance of Self Care for Activists

Activists are the ones who aren’t afraid to be on the forefront, who rally the masses and force mass media to report on social issues. Even though people understand the importance of activism, people seem to forget how essential it is for activists to perform self-care and how it can actually make them a better activist. Self-care is essential in particular for activists, since they are are surrounded by traumatic situations everyday.


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Janelle Monae: Creating Change Through Music

In today’s society people have the potential to have more than one career path. This new freedom of expression has led to many artists becoming advocates. They use their music, videos, or artwork to convey crucial messages to their audience. Janelle Monáe is one of those artists, as she promotes progressive ideas within her music. She uses her songs to bridge advocacy and the arts.

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Summer Guide: Mosquito Season

In Far Rockaway, summers mean blue skies, long hot days, and often, too many mosquito bites. Unfortunately, as the summer heat descends on the peninsula, mosquitoes and other pests make it nearly impossible to enjoy the sun, forcing many residents to simply stay inside.

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Summer Guide: Sunscreen and Skin Health

It’s time to debunk some of those myths, show the importance of sunscreen and the signs to look for with the different types of skin cancer. Debunking these myths are important because even though sunscreen seems like an extra step to your day, it could potentially save your life.

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