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Fifth Time’s a Charm

Former MLB star, Alex Rodriguez recently proposed to his fiancee, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez. The couple took a get-away to the Bahamas with their children on March 9. During this trip, Rodriguez, widely known as A-Rod, popped the question. Lopez, commonly known as JLo, said yes.


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The Hit List of 2019

Spring is here and the warm weather means outdoor parties, barbecues, long walks in the park and a good playlist to listen to with all the hits so far from 2019.  New music from Lil Nas X, Ariana Grande, Jonas Brothers and more are topping the charts. A variety of new songs debuted in Pop, Rap and Country and Billboard Charts released the current hits of each genre so far in 2019.



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Grammy's Recap

There were many great performances at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, held on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles. Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Alicia Keys, and many others performed. Replacing James Corden, the 2017 and 2018 host, this year’s show was hosted by Alicia Keys.


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Preview: Upcoming Marvel and DC Movies of 2019

Marvel and DC Comic fans have always been enthusiastic about new movie ideas or trailers. People see their favorite characters in theaters, and fans are able to feel as if they were in the characters' world.  During the end of 2018 and into 2019, the company's Marvel Studios and DC Films have released trailers for their future films.  The Maroon and Gray looks ahead to review some of the upcoming movies of 2019.


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Grey’s Anatomy Is The Longest Medical Drama

"Each of you comes here today hopeful, wanting in on the game. A month ago, you were in med school being taught by doctors. Today, you are the doctors. The seven years you spend here as a surgical resident will be the best and worst of your life. You will be pushed to the breaking point. Look around you. Say hello to your competition. Eight of you will switch to an easier specialty. Five will crack under the pressure. Two of you will be asked to leave. This is your starting line. This is your arena.

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The End of an Era for Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld was a very high-end, well respected fashion designer. It is suspected that Lagerfeld was born on the date September 10, 1938 in Hamburg, Germany. He never made his birthday public knowledge, but this is what people speculate. From a young age, he was interested in fashion and all things glamorous. As quoted in a recent article published by Vogue, Lagerfeld said, “When I was four, I asked my mom for a valet for my birthday.” At the young age of 14, he moved to Paris to enter a fashion competition.

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Team Kelly’s Big Win

The Voice Concludes Another Exciting Finale

The Voice just concluded another exciting season with its 15th winner.  Many fan favorites were eliminated throughout the season like DeAndre Nico, MaKenzie Thomas, and Sandy Redd, but at the end, the popular competition television show was ready to pick a winner among the four contestants.


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Don't Open Your Eyes

Netflix Original Movie Bird Box Left 2018 With a Bang: A Review


At the conclusion to 2018, Netflix presented its viewers with a riveting sci-fi thriller, Bird Box. Netflix released the movie on December 13, 2018, with just a few weeks left of 2018. The thriller pushes things to the extreme, conjuring some kind of mysterious force, which causes people to go insane if they chose to open their eyes. Remember A Quiet Place? Bird Box is similar to it, but this time the characters can talk.

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Nutley Students are Digitally Distracted

On January 29, 2019, the John H. Walker Middle School counselors will bring in Tom Kersting to present parents and students with his program, Digitally Distracted. This program is directed towards the JHWMS families, but encouraged to everyone in the Nutley district. Mrs. Alisa Gennace, the 7th grade counselor, was offered this program in her son’s school district and, as a counselor, she felt this was perfect for JHWMS. Digitally Distracted is a project, led by Kersting, which attempts to reconnect students with the real world and avoid increased screen time.

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The Era of Bohemian Rhapsody

No Escape From Watching Director Bryan Singer Bring Queen Back to Life


On November 2, 2018, director Bryan Singer’s new movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, was released in theaters throughout the country. Singer was most known for the success of X-Men, released in 2000, and the 2016 X-Men Apocalypse.


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Everyone is Going "Off The Deep End" for A Star is Born

Lady Gaga’s has enjoyed fame for more than a decade, but her new movie, A Star is Born with Bradley Cooper, has gone off the charts. Lady Gaga has been a fashion icon and singing sensation since her career began. Acting is just the cherry on top of her career. This movie is not only an emotional rollercoaster, but Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga give outstanding performances.


Every remake of this film has its own unique touch, but Cooper’s directing of it brought many personal approaches and showed different sides of the story.


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NHS Drama Club Production 2019 Newsies

Mr.Gurrieri and the NHS drama club are back again this year, performing the hit broadway musical Newsies. Newsies is a story about working hard for what you deserve, and takes place in industrial New York in 1889.  A group of poor paper boys are fed up with the big newspaper companies because they raised the prices per paper. Those paper boys take action by going on strike even though it means giving up what little income they had.  The NHS performances will be held on March 8, 9, and 10 of 2019.


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"Thank U, Next"

Ariana Grande achieved her first number one hit on the top 100 Billboard.  Her album, Sweetener, hit the top of the charts this September. In addition, her new song, “Thank U, Next,” skyrocketed to the top of the charts within days of its release. It has more than 125 million views online.  The song was rated as the top-selling, and top-streamed song of the week.


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Roll Out the Red Carpet

The votes are in and the people have spoken. Sunday, November 11, stars from across the entertainment industry attended the 44th People’s Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California. Nicki Minaj opened the event with a performance off her most recent album, "Queen." John Legend and Rita Ora also performed. The event featured 43 categories in total, which was broken down to 16 television categories, 10 movie categories, nine music categories, and eight pop culture categories.