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Adam Sandler’s “Hubie Halloween”: A Film Review

Adam Sandler's “Hubie Halloween”: A Film Review

Najla Alexander, Guest Writer

October 26, 2020

Adam Sandler is back at it again with yet another feel-good comedy with some of his regular collaborators, which is perfect for the Halloween Season!  Hubie Halloween is about a small town set in Salem, Massachusetts where Adam Sandler plays a character named Hubie, the middle-aged town’s outcast ...

Raiyah’s Pick: POC Authors To Check Out

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Rayiah Ross, Staff Writer

October 23, 2020

The Black Lives Matter movement transcended through social media. People from all different backgrounds worked to spread their word about how to protect yourself at protests, elevated Black voices and recommended plenty of books, restaurants, and businesses by people of color.  And then it all sto...

New York is Only Dead if We Let Ourselves Believe It

New York is Only Dead if We Let Ourselves Believe It

Mary Durocher, Guest Writer

October 22, 2020

‘‘Are you sure you want to move back down to the city?’’ my mom asked me back in June, while we were in the midst of planning how to pack up my childhood room. ‘‘Everything is going to be so different.’’ I was seated at the kitchen table, nursing a cup of chamomile tea, and trying to se...

Different Ways to Celebrate Halloween While Social Distancing

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Najla Alexander, Guest Writer

October 21, 2020

Spooky Season is here and you know what that means? Time to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve! Halloween is approaching us and you start to see people hanging up spooky decorations. Seeing stores start to have Halloween decorations and candy filling the isles, wondering who or even what you are going ...

‘‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’’ Film Review

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Mary Durocher, Guest Writer

October 20, 2020

Despite my love for surrealism in film, it’s sometimes the moments rooted in a reality that I gravitate towards. This is exactly what I found to be the best parts of Charlie Kaufman’s new film, I’m Thinking of Ending Things. There are a handful of scenes like these and I was most interested in the ones involving...

The Importance of Land Acknowledgments

The Importance of Land Acknowledgments

Rayiah Ross, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

In an effort to recognize the land that Marymount Manhattan College stands on, the school has released a land acknowledgment at the start of the school year. Marymount has made a proactive choice to discuss diversity and inclusion within the school and the land acknowledgment is a great place to start. Reco...

The Monitor Picks: New Fall Music 

Jaden Smith’s CTV3: Cool Tape Vol. 3 (Rayiah)

Liza Bautista, Guest Writer

October 13, 2020

The music industry has had a weird go of it this past year due to coronavirus. The pandemic had musicians detaining their albums and tours for later dates when things seemed to have calmed down. With this halt in releases, the summer Billboard charts were filled with music from the previous year (ie; Har...

The Importance of Recognizing Indigenous People Day

The Importance of Recognizing Indigenous People Day

Najla Alexander, Guest Writer

October 12, 2020

The holiday Indigenous People Day, formerly known as Columbus Day, is a way to recognize, celebrate, and honor the Native American peoples and their culture. Some states have progressively started to officially celebrate a day other than Columbus Day, with the state of South Dakota starting the c...

Navigating Life as a Virtual Peer Leader

Navigating Life as a Virtual Peer Leader

Najla Alexander, Guest Writer

September 29, 2020

MMC Peer Leaders are student leaders who help and guide new incoming Griffins throughout The Big Apple! Being a new student and getting welcomed into the city life can be an overwhelming wave of emotions happening all at the same time. Will I like city life? Will I make any friends or will I miss ho...

Will there be an Official Ban of TikTok?

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Liza Bautista, Guest Writer

September 25, 2020

After months of discussions and a signed executive order, President Donald Trump moved forward in action to ban the social media apps, TikTok and WeChat. Both apps will be removed from American app stores such as Google Play and Apple App Store by Sunday, September 20.  The Trump Administration cites its motive as...

Goal Setting during Quarantine

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Rayiah Ross, Staff Writer

September 24, 2020

I had only set five goals for myself at the start of this year.  Exercise 20 minutes a day Read 5 books Write something. Write something even if it sucks Get a job Use Duolingo every day to learn French  (Je suis nul en français) At the start of quarantine, all five ...

New to the city? Check out these Unique & Safe Attractions!

New to the city? Check out these Unique & Safe Attractions!

Daniela Sanchez-Olivares, Guest Writer

September 23, 2020

Color Me Mine  Color Me Mine is offering guests a safe and creatively engaging experience in NYC! They have recently started offering an outdoor seating area where you’re able to relax and be creative while painting pottery Join in on the fun on the Upper West Side today! It is highly recommended to...

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