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Cameras point towards the set for the Central Perk cafe from the hit ‘90s show “Friends.” Which “Friends” Thanksgiving episode is the best? (Clément Proust | Pexels)

Poll: Which ‘Friends’ Thanksgiving episode is best?

By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Editor-in-Chief | November 20, 2023

The iconic ‘90s sitcom “Friends” had one Thanksgiving episode in each of its 10 seasons; but unfortunately, all of them could not be included in this poll.  Which of these five “Friends” Thanksgiving episodes is the best?  “The One...

Four highlight the last 4 months of the year, September, October, November and December. What’s your favorite “ber” month? (Angelina Padilla - Tompkins | Northern Star)

Poll: What’s your favorite ‘ber’ month?

By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Editor-in-Chief | October 31, 2023

The final four months of the year, September, October, November and December, all come with their own special moments to look forward to. Seemingly rolling into each other, it is important to remember their individuality.  SEPTEMBER  September marks...

Friends actors (left) Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc sitting in a park during Friends: The Reunion. The group was asked if Ross and Rachel were on a break during this conversation.

Poll: Were Ross and Rachel on a break?

By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Editor-in-Chief | March 21, 2023

A debate that has plagued the fans of the ‘90s sitcom “Friends,” is whether Ross and Rachel were on a break.  Ross and Rachel had an on again, off again relationship through the 10 season show. The first mention of the opulent taking a break...

A young woman scrolling through streaming options on her television. Each streaming service has its pros and cons, but which one is the best?

Poll: Which streaming service do you use most often?

By Emily Beebe, Assistant Editor | March 14, 2023

In recent years, streaming services have become increasingly popular as people turn away from traditional cable television. With the rise of platforms like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video, viewers are able to access a wider range of content on-demand...

A young woman taking notes while on her computer during an online class.

Poll: Do you pay attention during online classes?

By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Editor-in-Chief | January 31, 2023

Since the shutdown of the COVID-19 pandemic students have grown accustomed to taking courses from the comfort of their rooms. While the ability to attend classes might be easier online, are students actually paying attention?  A study of 253 university...

A student organizing a planner so that they know when their classes are.

Poll: When is the best time of day for classes? 

By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Editor-in-Chief | January 24, 2023

Whether you prefer morning, afternoon or evening classes, the course material will remain the same. Students just need to figure out what works best for their needs and personal schedules.   Morning classes  Early classes can push you to be more...