Fall Sports Update

By Brendan Conroy The fall season for our Plainsmen Athletics has recently come to an end, but there is a lot to look back on. With star-studded athletes like Billy Beach carrying the football team to the state quarterfinals, Grace Dechiro bringing the girls field hockey team back to its twelfth sectional final, in the past 13 years, and Payton Zophy setting records for girls volleyball, this season will go down as one of the best ones yet. With boys volleyball finishing the season undefeated, boys cross country ranking second in the state, tennis looking their best they have in … Continue reading Fall Sports Update

Pick Glossier for gentle makeup and skincare

BY: CAROL LEE Glossier, despite being an online-focused makeup and skincare brand, has been gaining popularity for its natural and glowing look. As many people wear makeup on a daily basis, they also worry about keeping healthy skin. Many concerns have been shared with the use of makeup, sometimes leading to problems such as acne and breakouts, therefore using more makeup to hide these blemishes. However, Glossier provides a middle ground: gentle skincare products for sensitive skin, as well as light-weight, clean makeup for any skin type. For the past few months, I have explored over a few different products … Continue reading Pick Glossier for gentle makeup and skincare

Dunkin or Starbucks, Who Truly Reigns Supreme?

By: Joe Dearborn As a Dunkin employee, I like to playfully bash our largest competitor, Starbucks, claiming that we have the better drinks, food,  you name it. However I’ve never truly given the place a fair shot. So I’ve decided to compare the 2 stores to see who really is the best coffee joint in town.  The comparisons will not just be limited to the taste of products, but will take into account a variety of other factors such as appearance, service and pricing. Keep in mind that I will be reviewing the 2 stores with as little bias as … Continue reading Dunkin or Starbucks, Who Truly Reigns Supreme?

The Mandalorian has something for all Star Wars fans

[Mild spoilers ahead!]In a sketchy bar on a distant planet, an alien is being threatened by two thugs who intend to sell the alien’s body for body parts on the black market. A mysterious armored man enters the bar and breaks up the confrontation by killing the two thugs. But the man is not there to protect the alien – he is there to capture the alien and turn him in for a reward. He is a Mandalorian, a warrior from the planet Mandalore who works as a bounty hunter taking jobs from all over the galaxy. Set after “Return … Continue reading The Mandalorian has something for all Star Wars fans

Kcaffe: The Best Local for Chinese Takeout

By Ally Molnar As I opened the brown paper bags and the smell of sweet and sour chicken and shrimp fried rice filled up my kitchen, I thought to myself: Is this what heaven smells like? The bag was packed to the brim with plastic to-go containers full of noodles, chicken, soup, and rice.  Kcaffe, a Chinese restaurant that offers both takeout and quick sit-down meals, is located in the Corporate Parkway plaza off of Route 146.  Last week, I decided to order takeout from their dinner menu. I ordered food for myself and my four other family members, so … Continue reading Kcaffe: The Best Local for Chinese Takeout

Famous Chicken Sandwich Debate

By: Thomas Krill THE NEWEST  HYPE AROUND THE GLOBE!!! The best chicken sandwich debate has been going on for months. Ever since Popeyes released their own chicken sandwich there has been a debate about which restaurant has the best chicken sandwich.  On an empty stomach with Sprite as a palate cleanser I managed to try a Wendy’s homestyle crispy chicken sandwich, Mcdonald’s buttermilk crispy chicken sandwich, KFC’s crispy colonel sandwich and Popeyes’ classic chicken sandwich.  I was unable to review the chicken sandwich from Chick Fil A due to the distance needed to travel for me to have one. Personally … Continue reading Famous Chicken Sandwich Debate

Last Christmas defies expectations

By: Allyson West As of November 8, the most advertised and recent 2019 holiday rom-com is out in theaters. However, Last Christmas is not your typical holiday rom-com like those Hallmark films about the stressed female main character coming home for the holidays from her corporate job to eventually fall in love with her hometown crush. This film hits different. The opening scene shows Kate (Emilia Clarke) living her best life as a young girl who is the star singer in her choir. Fast forward to her future; she’s a young woman couch surfing to avoid her parents, drinking away … Continue reading Last Christmas defies expectations