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A Review of Craig Zobel’s “The Hunt”

A Review of Craig Zobel's

Jenna Fanelli, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

Intense, comedic, thought-provoking, and action-packed are all terms that describe the recent Blumhouse production entitled “The Hunt.” In addition to these qualities, a badass female protagonist is only the icing on top of the cake. However, there is a good amount of debate regarding the film’s t...

NEW MUSIC: Twenty One Pilots

NEW MUSIC: Twenty One Pilots

Gabrielle Fiorella, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

Although we are all stuck inside with seemingly nothing to do, music artists are still, thankfully, releasing new music, giving us something to look forward to in this time of uncertainty. My favorite single that has been dropped since quarantine started is “Level of Concern” by Twenty One Pilots....

Gap Year/Alternative Semester

Gap Year/Alternative Semester

Rayiah Ross, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

Because of the spread of COVID-19 in recent months, many colleges and universities shut down their campuses and are forcing their students to work in an online format. With the semester coming to a close and the summer slowly approaching, a new question is raised about what faculty and administration...

WITH MYSELF: A Personal Piece on Self-Isolation

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Gwen Attridge, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

I am an only child. You would think that being alone and in my house would be comfortable, normal, and easy. I actually thought this myself as well. I always valued my time alone when I used to live in New York. I liked being with myself on my days off, running errands or just sitting around. After...

Trying Tik Tok Trends

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Gabrielle Fiorella, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Being in quarantine, my boredom has gotten the best of me one too many times. So one day I resorted to downloading Tik Tok again (yes, I had it two summers ago, but deleted it because I became too addicted to watching them) and decided to learn some dances. TikTok dances are a fun way to stay active...

The Retirement of Dr. Carol Jackson, PhD

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Seamus Fallon, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

On April 8th it was announced to the Marymount community that Dr. Carol Jackson, Vice President of Student Affairs, will be retiring effective June 30th. President Kerry Walk “confess[ed]” in the email sent out that she “earnestly asked [Jackson] to stay” but this year Dr. Jackson had “resisted...

Lana Del Rey: An American Icon

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Julia Picozzi, Guest Writer

April 14, 2020

From Humble Beginnings... Born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant in 1985, Lana del Rey is easily one of alternative/cross over rock-pop music's most beloved star. The musician tried her hand in the Manhattan night club scene under her birth name, Lizzy Grant, although she did not find much fame. Fast forwar...

Senior Spotlight: J.K. Larkin

Senior Spotlight: J.K. Larkin

Michael Dunlap, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 crisis and its effect on Marymount Manhattan College's Class of 2020 Commencement, The Monitor will be publishing a weekly "Senior Spotlight" to honor the graduating class and their achievements at the College. This week's spotlight is on J.K. Larkin. Larkin is a major in...

How to Survive A Quarantine

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Shelby Hall, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

With all that is going on right now in the world and in your neck of the woods surrounding the coronavirus, a lot of folks are scared and are preparing to self-quarantine (or preparing for an actual quarantine to happen). The shelves at the local stores are all but empty and it’s kind of a gigantic...

Out of Place: A Feminist Look at the Collection

Out of Place: A Feminist Look at the Collection

Averee Nelson, Staff Writer

March 16, 2020

Walking into the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, one sees walls of abstract art surrounding a dining table. At this table, there are place settings for 39 historical and mythical women, and the space also honors 999 other women, whose names are written in gold on th...

Upcycling in NYC

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Rayiah Ross, Staff Writer

March 16, 2020

Starting on March 1st, New York became the third state to ban the distribution of single-use plastic shopping bags to consumers. California, Oregon, and now New York, are the only three states with a ban on plastic bag distribution, while many other states that have passed laws banning disposable bags ar...

NY Plastic Ban

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Neil Gunnion, Staff Writer

March 16, 2020

On the 1st of March, 2020, the state of New York officially enacted a ban on single-use plastic bags. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation says the state circulates at least 23 Billion plastic bags every year. The DEC’s website cites the effects of plastic bags on the environment as a ke...

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