Category Archives: Arts and Entertainment

Is TikTok Here to Stay?

By Angelina Cortina

“Hit or miss. I guess they never miss huh?”

TikTok is the new Musical.ly that we all remember from 2014. And if you don’t remember it, here is a little refresher: It is an app that allows you to make short videos, usually weird lip syncs, and other fun things. TikTok bought musically from Lu Yu Yang and Alex Zhu in August first of 2018. ByteDance (the company that owns these apps) merged the two apps but is keeping the Musical.ly layout but the Tik Tok name. Read more

Let’s Talk Trench: A Music Review

By Jordan Barraud

After a year-long hiatus filled with cryptic messages for their fans to decipher, Twenty-One Pilots came back with a new album Trench, released on October 5. The fan base went berserk when the artists got back from their hiatus, expecting new music. The album consists of 14 songs: “Jumpsuit,” “Levitate,” “Morph,” “My Blood,” “Chlorine,” “Smithereens,” “Neon Gravestones,” “The Hype,” “Nico and the Niners,” “Cut My Lip,” “Bandito,” “Pet Cheetah,” “Legend,” and “Leave the City.”

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Detroit: Become Human is Highly Recommended: A Video Game Review

By Angelina Cortina

“What if we’re on the wrong side Connor? What if we’re fighting against people who just wanna be free?” – Hank Anderson talking to his android partner, Connor.

Detroit: Become Human is a PS4 exclusive story game that mainly takes place in Detroit, Michigan, during the year 2038. Its main pitch is that it’s a game where your choices REALLY matter. The premise of the game is that androids (advanced, human-like robots) start to develop feelings and emotions, which could be because most of the humans in the game treat them unfairly because of who they are. Read more

Library Art Show

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Photos courtesy of Kirsty Sucato

Seventh graders Sophia Li, Iyanna Smith, and Betzayda Ruiz Aparicio won the annual library art show essay contest for their lovely pieces about artwork that inspired them. They received savings accounts at Kearny Bank, and gift certificates to Words! Bookstore in Asbury Park.

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