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Yusuf Abdelsalam

Yusuf Abdelsalam, Staff Writer

     I am Yusuf Abdelsalam and I’m in 10th grade. I enjoy movies, gaming and field hockey. I like writing about impactful stories in entertainment or discussion about movies or games. I took journalism last year and enjoyed it for the most part. I’m also happy with some of the articles I have written before.

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NBA Stadium: The Golden State Warriors playing in their home arena, the Chase Center. Photo courtesy Yusuf Abdelsalam, Feb 27, 2022

NBA Season Recap: What Foran Fans Feel as Playoffs Roll Around Corner

May 9, 2022

    Another year, another season, the NBA playoffs are starting again as the regular season has ended. As such, many fans feel perhaps disappointed or excited with the teams that have made it to the playoffs or the ones that have not.     The best regular season record was the Phoenix Suns, so...

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Supreme Court Building: The bronze doors in front of the Supreme Court Building.

D.C. in the First Year of Biden’s Presidency

March 29, 2022

     Joe Biden was inaugurated on January 20 of 2021. The landscape in Washington D.C. has changed in the past year. In terms of the houses of government, Biden got inaugurated only two weeks after the attack on the Capitol. The Supreme Court also recently had a new judge controversially appointed,...

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E3 2018: Nintendo and Sony’s Playstation centers in the 2018 E3 conference. Photo Courtesy: Creative Commons, 2018.

Anticipated Video Games to Buy in 2022

March 8, 2022

     There are a number of widely anticipated video games slated to release in 2022. The Covid-19 pandemic impacted video game developers and their workload, thus impacting the games released in the last year. There has also been a global semiconductor chip shortage affecting the buying of big consoles...

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A Cinemark movie theater in the CT Post mall.

2022 Films to Look Out For

January 28, 2022

     After a strange year film-wise, the movie industry is prepared to come back big. Last year, although films like “Spider-Man: No Way Home” made more than a billion dollars, box office and ticket admissions for 2021 were quite below pre-pandemic levels, despite having increased since 2020.   ...

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Meta: Instagram app loading screenshot showing the owner to be the now rebranded Meta inc.

Tech Giants Face Pressing Scrutiny

November 16, 2021

     New information suggests social media is degrading the younger generation’s mental health.There has been recent scrutiny over Facebook due to internal leaks and reports. This began with a whistleblower sharing documents with the media which included Covid-19 misinformation.       The...

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iPhone: New Focus feature displayed on IOS 15.

Apple’s New Rollout: IOS 15 and iPhone 13

October 26, 2021

     Fall is here, so be on the lookout for the usual range of new devices and updates. IOS 15 was released on September 20 and the iPhone 13 was released on September 24.       IOS 15’s new features include an updated FaceTime more similar to Zoom or Google Meet with a grid view for multi-person...

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[Photo] Black Widow: Movie Review

September 30, 2021

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A vaccination card by the CDC showing a fully vaccinated person. Photo Courtesy: Yusuf Abdelsalam, May 4, 2021

Fully Vaccinated

Connecticut is Third in U.S. Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout
May 19, 2021

     After a year of restrictions and isolation, perhaps an end is in sight for the changes since the pandemic. The U.S. vaccine rollout has been speeding up as all adults in the country have been eligible since April 19. Connecticut's distribution of the vaccine has also been higher than the national...

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A closed Cineplex theater shows how no one is inside or going there due to Covid restrictions and it has been transformed into an UberEats service. Photo Courtesy: Yusuf Abdelsalam

A Transformed Cinema

March 27, 2021

     In a Canadian Cineplex theater in Toronto, we see a sight that has happened multiple times throughout the past year; empty and dead theaters waiting for a sight of normalcy. The Cineplex here is not open for now and is closed for the foreseeable future. While it did reopen around the fall, around...

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Uber Eats at a Subway Restaurant. Photo courtesy: Creative Commons, June 19, 2020.

The Rise of the Online Food Delivery

January 29, 2021

     Let’s say that you’re hungry for lunch but do not really have time to make something for yourself. Pull an app on your phone and you have many options for food that you can deliver online.The industry has grown exponentially since the start of the pandemic and has become many people’s primary...

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Someone streaming Netflix on their Microsoft Surface Pro. Photo courtesy: Yusuf Abdelsalam, December 7, 2020.

Streaming Services Attempt to Cope and Adapt to New Normal

January 6, 2021

     Everyone knows the sound at this point. The sound of a Ta-dum sound as the “N”for Netflix illuminates into multiple colors until they ask “who’s watching?” This and other streaming services’ home screens are what people first hear for their only available glimpse into film and TV...

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A Cinemark theater in Milford, Connecticut. Photo courtesy: Yusuf Abdelsalam, November 18, 2020.

Film Studios Attempt to cope with Economic Loss by Emphasizing on Streaming

December 2, 2020

     “Perhaps we’re glimpsing a future where cinemas aren’t flooded with films with infinite marketing spend,”this excerpt was from a BFI festival director according to the Guardian. The economy has gone into “forced hibernation” during the Covid-19 pandemic. The economic loss has been...

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