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New TikTok Challenge That Could Earn You a Trip to the Emergency Room

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The Benadryl Challenge is sweeping TikTok could this be even more dangerous than the previous Tide Pod Challenge?
October 13, 2020

Over the past years while you were in school you would hear of a new ‘challenge’ that you either saw on social media or saw in middle/high school. Everyone raving about how you should do it and even...

Jerry Banks and a Conversation About Advocacy

Jerry Banks and a Conversation About Advocacy
October 9, 2020

Cheyenne Jericho Alan Banks is a new student at Marymount Manhattan College, but he’s already made quite the impact. While most people might know him from a viral picture of him holding a sign at the...

Dr. Jennifer Brown and the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine Trial

Dr. Jennifer Brown and the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine Trial
October 9, 2020

Late last week I got the opportunity to interview Dr. Jennifer Brown, a Marymount professor and a recently accepted participant in the upcoming Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine trial.  Below you will find my...

“Meeting” an Icon: A Master Class with MJ Rodriguez

“Meeting” an Icon: A Master Class with MJ Rodriguez
October 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic canceled several local and national LGBTQ-related events such as New York City’s 50th Annual Pride March, in hopes to stop the spread of the virus amongst the community. Yet, with...

President Trump tested positive for COVID-19. What’s next for Pre-Election News?

President Trump tested positive for COVID-19. What's next for Pre-Election News?
October 5, 2020

President Trump tested positive for COVID-19, 2 days following the presidential debate between him and Joe Biden. And on Friday, he was transported to Walter Reed Medical Center to receive medical treatment....

My Experience at the ONA Conference: Week 1

My Experience at the ONA Conference: Week 1
October 3, 2020

This week I have had the opportunity of attending the Online News Association conference virtually. During a pandemic, I would not have imagined being able to attend a journalism conference, but I was...

The Top 5 Things I Learned in ONA’s Masterclass

The Top 5 Things I Learned in ONA's Masterclass
Engaging with Reddit's Endless Content
October 3, 2020

At MMC, a Reddit training was hosted as part of the MMC Journalism Speaker Series. Attending this ONA masterclass was a great add-on to that! Here are the top 5 things I learned in ONA's Reddit Masterclass: On-Platform...

The Wildfires of Oregon

The Wildfires of Oregon
A Hometown Experience
October 2, 2020

My hometown, Portland, Oregon is in the midst of a pandemic, coming to terms with systemic racism past, the site of nightly protests for the past 100+ days and now it is blanketed in a thick haze of...

A Day in the Life with Baylee Gregory

A Day in the Life with Baylee Gregory
October 1, 2020

With Covid-19 still on the rise in some places, many college students have found themselves staying home for the semester, either by choice as a safety precaution or because campuses have shut down; and...

Why Michelle Obama’s Profound Message Is Relevant In 2020

Why Michelle Obama’s Profound Message Is Relevant In 2020
September 30, 2020

2020 has been a unique year for many. A pandemic continues to spread rapidly throughout the world. Natural disasters have demolished homes and lives. Opposition for systematic racism and the Black Lives...

Remote Jobs & Internships Available for MMC students

Remote Jobs & Internships Available for MMC students
September 30, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted our world in devastating ways; the economic impact that is leaving millions of Americans out of work, sending many small businesses and big retailers out of business...

The Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg Lives On

The Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg Lives On
September 19, 2020

United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg passed away on  Friday, September 18th, 2020. The “Notorious RBG” has spent her entire life educating herself and fighting for the rights of...

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