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Wonder Woman: Not the hero we need

Wonder Woman: Not the hero we need

By ALEX DE LEON I recently saw the movie “Wonder Woman.” It has received near universal praise and has been hailed by critics and audiences as a triumph of female empowerment. I liked the movie. I thought it was entertaining. It was well-paced and the action sequences were fantastic. I was a little dumbstruck, however, […]

Growing up is scary: a review of "It"

Growing up is scary: a review of “It”

Truthfully terrifying, endearingly real and not what  moviegoers might expect from a scary movie By ALEX DE LEÓN I knew little about “It” prior to viewing. The basic premise: killer clown. Got it. Beyond the killer clown, I knew that it was based on a Stephen King novel and that it had previously been adapted […]

The danger of being an EMT

The danger of being an EMT

By ALEX DE LEÓN My heart is a rock that drops into my gut. The tingling of tiny needles jabs at my fingers. The tingling cascades like the rapping of splayed hands across a piano, up my arms to my shoulders, across my chest and downward, to my waist and my knees and wraps around […]