Facebook filters for France

Over a week okay, Paris fell victim to an attack by the now well-known international terrorist organization, ISIS. Since then, the world has rallied together behind Paris and the rest of the country of France in order to show their support for the brutalized nation.

One of these methods taken has fallen under the social media category. A new Facebook filter that puts the French flags across people’s already existing profile pictures.

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After the curtain closes

After a successful season that sported three productions, including The Diary of Anne Frank, co-produced by the theatre department, the Marist College Club of Theatre Arts (MCCTA) is patting themselves on the back for a job well done. The Nelly Goletti Theatre should be quiet from this point forward.


However, the work is far from over. Though it is not common knowledge, the theatre club makes use of several storage units just up Route 9. With the additional down time comes the added responsibility of cleaning and organizing this for easier use in the coming semester.

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The infallible guide to fighting germs

Autumn is an exciting time of the year. With the changing leaves and the cool and (usually) comfortable sweater weather, there is a lot to look forward to. The holidays of creative costumes and stuffing yourself with turkey are also major points of interest.

But as all of the energy buzzes around us, things tend to fly under the radar. One of the most important of these is health. It may sound odd to say, but people forget to take the extra steps in order to insure their well being as the cold months are upon us.

On a college campus, the task of remaining healthy is even more daunting. Living in something that can be related to a petri dish of germs, extra steps need to be taken. While busy schedules and lack information may lead to persistent colds and perhaps something even worse, this list will hopefully act as an educational and enlightening guide to evading sickness during the colder months.

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What’s in a major?

College is the time when you begin working towards the career that you will be doing for the rest of your life. That is undisputed. It is a time when students develop their interests into passions that they can sustain in the foreseeable future in order to mold a successful career.

It can be a turbulent time, full of self-doubt and uncertainty as well. Many will change their major once or twice during the first couple years before finally settling into what they consider to be a potentially lifelong career.

However, realizing after years of anticipation that dated far before college that teaching was not what he wanted to do was something a current college senior had not planned for.

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A haunt for halloween

Many have come to associate October as the month of Halloween. The beloved holiday falls on October 31st and the weeks leading up to it have often been dedicated to finding the perfect costume, partaking in other fall activities such as apple and pumpkin picking, but, perhaps most importantly, haunted houses.

The Hudson Valley is well known throughout the nation as one of the haunt capitals of the United States. Aside from the well-known Headless Horseman Hayride, there is another attraction in nearby Wappinger’s Falls that people may not have heard of. Kevin McCurdy’s Haunted Mansion provides a variety of frights that many may not be expecting.

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Ready for the Fall

Fall. It is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated season of the year.

Though winter holidays like Christmas and summer boasts the freedom from school, there’s something about that time of year when the trees are changing colors and everything seems to adopt a pumpkin flavored option that gets people hooked.

Unfortunately, the weather represented this past week has seemed to erase most people’s hope that that coveted time of year will be coming anytime soon. Continue reading