The Monitor

MMC Halloween Culture: How We Celebrate the Holiday

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Gwen Attridge, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

Upon entering college, whether it be in busy New York City or in middle-of-nowhere Pennsylvania, it is a widely known fact that you can count on one specific time of year to be full of classic, crazy college fun: Halloweekend. The suffix of “weekend” is added because one day is just too short to pa...

Marchael Giles Discusses Presidential Position, Security Threat

Marchael Giles Discusses Presidential Position, Security Threat

Madeline Nortz, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

In the midst of the events that took place last week, the community at Marymount turned to each other. From emailing Kerry Walk, to calling campus security, to speaking directly with student leaders. Marchael Giles, president of the Student Government Association, stepped right up to the task of his rel...

Gentrification Continues to Impose On New York Locals

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Gabrielle Fiorella, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

Gentrification has been an ongoing issue in the city for quite a few years now. By definition, gentrification is “the process of renovating and improving a house or district so that it conforms to middle-class taste.” Gentrification is happening as you’re reading this, in most areas of the city...

Saving Your Dining Dollars: A Guide to Financial Responsibility

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Neil Gunnion, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

Dining Dollars are a useful way to alleviate the costs of living in New York City. By sectioning off a portion of your resources exclusively for food, you avoid having to worry too much about it. However, impulse spending, lack of planning, and high food costs mean that many students end up blowing th...

55th St. Restaurant Options Allows Wide Range of Choices

55th St. Restaurant Options Allows Wide Range of Choices

Elena Maldonado-Dunn, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

The Morning Star Cafe, The Kitchen Sink, The Midnight Express. These restaurants are probably so familiar to Marymount students by now that they could recite the menus. For any 55th Street resident wanting some variety or a new place to go, here are three different restaurants at three different price points...

Kennedy’s Top Five Halloween Events

Kennedy's Top Five Halloween Events

Kennedy Blankenship, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

There is no better place to be for the spooky season than the city that never sleeps. This year there are many events that will leave you shrieking in terror and joy. Whether you are in the mood for a trick or a treat, the city has plenty to offer... 1) The 29th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog ...

Secret Events in The City: A Guide to The New York Underground

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Gabrielle Fiorella, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

Welcome to New York City! A place in continuous hustle and bustle that never sleeps. Everything upon everything is happening here every day, especially secret events that not many people know about! From concerts, museum tours, walking tours, and wine tasting (for ages 21+ of course), the city offers even...

Sandy Hook PSA Sparks Uproar Online

Sandy Hook PSA Sparks Uproar Online

Madeline Nortz, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

The Sandy Hook Promise is a nonprofit organization founded in 2012 following the tragic school shooting that took place on December 14 in 2012. The organization aims to honor all victims of gun violence while also providing programs and educational resources on how to recognize the signs of potentia...

San Gennaro Celebrates Italian Culture

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Gwen Attridge, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

The first few weeks of September in New York City: the last drops of the summer sun, the introduction of temperate fall, back to school shopping, New York Fashion Week, and the list goes on and on. However, while most are mourning the end of beach days and relaxing, the party is just getting started f...

New ID System Causes Frustration with Students

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Ariana Contreras, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

Moving from plastic to digital has brought along a new feel to the campus. Leaving some with questions about why the switch and opinions on how to make it better.  Starting off a new school year usually calls for new shoes, supplies and in this case for the 2019-2020 school year at Marymount Manh...

Ocean Cube Exhibit Attracts Thousands

Ocean Cube Exhibit Attracts Thousands

Aryana Lee, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

Explore an art exhibit through the eyes of a sea creature, submerged in numerous habitats filled with abstract settings of a futuristic aquatic biome. The Ocean Cube team, consisting of members like Randy Fernado, Carol Zhang, and founder and artist, Kun Wu, has created a way to shed light on the beau...

Vape Ban Disrupts Industry in the City, State

Vape Ban Disrupts Industry in the City, State

Seamus Fallon, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

On September 15th New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he would introduce an executive action that would place a ban on most flavored e-cigarettes in New York state. Gov. Cuomo said the action would ban all flavors but tobacco and menthol. The decision to exempt tobacco and menthol flavors came as, ac...

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