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New Reality of Broadway: Spring 2020

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Michael Dunlap, Guest Writer

March 16, 2020

Since December 2019, a new strain of the harmful and potentially deadly Coronavirus, Covid-19, has rocked media headlines and led the world into mass chaos.  As of Wednesday, March 4th, 2020, the number of confirmed cases has reached over 95,000 and the death toll was above 3,300, including 159 in t...

Monitor Your Health

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Gabrielle Fiorella, Staff Writer

March 16, 2020

We all know about the current outbreak, known as the Coronavirus, and how it has made its way to the United States. More specifically for us, it’s here in the city. 6 cases have been confirmed here and we all need to take precautions when it comes to keeping ourselves from getting sick. “Don’t p...

The Problem with Voting by Mail and Absentee

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Seamus Fallon, Staff Writer

March 16, 2020

I have waited eight years to vote, it was the night of Obama’s reelection. I was at an election party in California that was set up by a friend of mine who was running for city council and I was there, the youngest person in the room by 30 years. Naturally, people asked each other who or what they vot...

Monetization of Memes

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Gabrielle Fiorella, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

When you think of memes, what are the first things that you think of? Vine? (RIP) Tik Tok? Memes that you casually see on Instagram, or Twitter? Well, all of these are viable responses and all of these forms of memes make money, lots of money. Memes have been popularly monetized for many years now, with...

Was the Senate Trial Fair?

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Seamus Fallon, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

On Wednesday, February 5th, after two weeks and six days of endless rhetoric and debate, the United States Senate acquitted President Donald Trump of two articles of impeachment ratified by the House of Representatives mainly along party lines which were an abuse of power and obstruction of Congress....

Ukraine in New York City

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Cross Nelson, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

When you think of New York art museums the first ones to come to mind are most likely the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the MoMA, or the Guggenheim. These Museum Mile icons are home to some of the world’s most renowned works of art, but hidden in the shadow of these institutions are numerous other art...

The Rise of the Face Mask

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Rayiah Ross, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

Within the past few years, American culture has seen a rise in what is considered “HypeBeast” Streetwear. This sense of fashion being loosely defined as a person that follows a specific trend in fashion to stay in style and/or make a statement. In The Development of Streetwear and the Role Of...

A Transfer’s Experience at MMC

A Transfer's Experience at MMC

Michael Dunlap, Guest Writer

February 18, 2020

Each semester at Marymount Manhattan College brings new classes, experiences, knowledge, and most importantly, new students.  Like most colleges, Marymount Manhattan has the option for students coming from other colleges, for any number of reasons, to be admitted upon acceptance to MMC through a tra...

Decolonize This Place

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Neil Gunnion, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

On January 31st, 2020 around 500 protestors gathered in Grand Central Terminal to protest recent increases in hiring for the MTA Police; an action which is part of a larger effort by the governor to crack down on fare evasion. The Grand Central Protest, called “J31” was organized by a coalition of...

How Do We Assess Risk?

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Averee Nelson, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

Every year, millions of people run to their local pharmacy for vaccinations, in fear of falling ill with a miserable fever. This rapidly spreading virus has infected up to 26,000,000 people and has caused up to 25,000 deaths according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This virus is the...

January Recap

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Ariana Contreras, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

Congratulations Griffins! You’ve made it past the first month of not only a new year but a new decade and boy was it quite the start. We are only one month and some days into this new season of life, but with all that’s happened over the past month, it feels as though we’ve gone through a whole ye...

CWC Mindfulness

CWC Mindfulness

Gabrielle Fiorella, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

I attended the Mindfulness MMC meditation course this semester and I highly recommend it. The CWC will be having a once a week, four-week course again next semester. Four Thursdays in a row for 1 hour, I went to the Multi-Faith Center to relieve my stress and feel better about everything that was overw...

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