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New Britain Gets Brighter With ‘Boxes Of Art’

Sarah Willson, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2019

New Britain may be getting a bit brighter after the city announced it is now accepting design proposals from artists interested in turning traffic light control boxes into works of art. Orchestrated by Mayor Erin Stewart and the N...

C.A.N. Hosts ‘Dinner And A Show With Dan Henig’

Shwar Zaidi, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

Traveling across the country from sunny California to snow-banked Central Connecticut on Feb. 13, Dan Henig ignited laughter rather than loneliness before the daunting Valentine's Day last Thursday for couples and singles alike. ...

‘thank u, next’ Has Massive Highs, Even Lower Lows

Daniel Fappiano, Layout Editor

February 19, 2019

Perhaps no pop artist currently in the mainstream is as well-known as Ariana Grande. With her recent engagement and then separation from actor Pete Davidson still fresh in listener's minds, the mega-star saw fit to drop her f...

Courtney Cox And The Hollywood Pressure To Get Lip Fillers

Kelly Langevin, Copy Editor

February 18, 2019

Close to everyone knows Courtney Cox as "Monica" from the hit television, series "Friends." As a huge fan of the show, I adored her character and her astonishing natural beauty. Fame, however, turned the once young Monica into a wom...

‘The World Is A Beautiful Place’ And You Should Give Them A Listen

Carolyn Martin, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

Most people in New England stay home in the winter months, but I am not most people. On Saturday, Feb. 9, I had the pleasure of seeing The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die (often shortened to TWIABP)...

Grammys 2019: A Controversial Night For The Academy

Natalie Dest, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 18, 2019

The Grammy Awards are the music industry's most popular night, but they can be the most awkward as well. While there was a handful of exciting performances and unforgettable big wins two Sundays ago, it is the awkward and controversial...

“Late Night Pop”

Mauriah Johnson, Contributor

February 12, 2019

“Mauriah, you need to go to bed. If I tell you again it’s going to be a problem” my grandmother said every night religiously around twelve in the morning. I’d calmly leave my wooden oak writing desk purposely letting...

The Legends Behind Saint Valentine

Natalie Dest, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 12, 2019

Valentine's Day marks a day of celebration around the globe where flowers, chocolates and teddy bears are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of Saint Valentine. But who exactly is this mysterious saint, and where...

Highly Anticipated ‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Releases

Sam Pappas, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

“Kingdom Hearts 3” is the long-awaited 12th installment in the “DisneyX Final Fantasy” franchise, started when an executive at Square Enix and an executive at Disney had a chance encounter in an elevator. Directed by ...

Book Review: ‘Me Before You’

Shwar Zaidi, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

"Me Before You" is one of the most popular romance novels written by author Jojo Meyers. The highly acclaimed novel then adapted into a movie starring Emilia Clarke (from HBO's "Game Of Thrones), as Louisa Clark, and Sam Claflin,...

91st Academy Awards Guide

Gabriel Anton

February 12, 2019

With 2018 wrapped up, movie-going audiences all around the world have the year’s entire film catalog at their disposal to enjoy. The likes of bombastic and energetic big summer blockbuster season will be yearned for until the...

How To Survive Being Single On Valentine’s Day

Natalie Dest, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 12, 2019

Every year, Feb. 14, marks the special 24-hours dedicated to chocolates and the beauty of love. Valentine's Day is a special day for those who find themselves in a relationship, whether that be with their boyfriend, girlfriend,...

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