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Gun control. It is an extremely controversial issue – some people want to place restrictions on the sale and use guns in an attempt to prevent mass shootings, while others argue that guns are a right of the American people that should not be violated. In the wake of the recent Texas church massacre, the United States came together to mourn. However, many people seem to …

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What makes an interesting, relatable, keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat book? Those questions could be answered by author Corrie Wang (rhymes with song). The Western New York native’s recently released debut book, "The Takedown," fits that description. The young adult novel tells the story of Kyla Cheng, a popular, soon-to-be-valedictorian high school senior who is just …

Recently, the press has been under fire as many people, including President Trump, have been claiming that many news organizations report "fake news." However, the whole idea of journalism is to get first-hand accounts of events that have taken place. If quoting named sources with firsthand accounts does not qualify as "real news," then what does? At his first press conf…

Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., whose life we celebrated on Monday, once said, "Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals." King is known for his fight for equality, liberty and justice for all. He, along with other influential people like Gandhi and Rosa Parks, made a …

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Artvoice.com recently published an article asking many influential people from Buffalo what they hope to see in the new year. One of those interviewed was Carl Paladino. Paladino is a member of the Buffalo School Board of Education from the Park District. He has been in the center of many news articles regarding his xenophobic and crude comments made about people of col…

Before we get started, let’s be clear about one thing: "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is not a prequel or a sequel to the Harry Potter series; it is a spin-off, and the first of five films in a fresh new fantasy film series. It has been five years since the last Harry Potter movie, and Potterheads have been waiting for another magical adventure. Many have be…