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Cheap Things to do in NYC

Cheap Things to do in NYC

Rayiah Ross, Social Media Manager September 22, 2022

Having fun in New York City can feel impossible if you’re on a limited budget, the inability of it all is even worse as a college student. New York City is among the most expensive places in the world...

The Best Tattoo Shops For Marymount Students

The Best Tattoo Shops For Marymount Students

Francesca Crumpton, Staff Writer September 21, 2022

With a creative and expressive group of students, Marymount’s student body is collectively getting more tattoos than ever before. With the popularity of small flash tattoo sales and independent artists...

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Times Square Arts’ Midnight Moment

Gabrielle Fiorella, Editor-in-Chief March 17, 2022

From February 1st to the 28th, Times Square Arts presented Continuum, a slow gradient synchronized multi-color scheme changing light show that spanned across 90 billboards within the square. Once the large...

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Is the Citizen App Fueling Vigilantism in New York City?

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer March 16, 2022

If you live in New York, then you know about the Citizen app, and you know even if their intention was in the right place, this app is scaring the heck out of people. Especially for students living alone...

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845 Days Later: Governor’s Ball Returns to New York City

Maria Collins, Guest Writer October 12, 2021

While driving up the New Jersey Turnpike in 2014, my dad was tuning the car radio to find a bearable station to provide our soundtrack for the remainder of our trek to New York City. As he turned the knob,...

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Fierce Appreciation: Live Music’s Triumphant Return in New York City

Maria Collins, Guest Writer September 30, 2021

After a relaxing sunset car ride across the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, we arrived in East Williamsburg just as the sun completely disappeared, leaving only the street and the building lights of Brooklyn...

The members of Bummer! From left to right: Josh Miller, Jesse Prior, Drew Harvey, and Andrew Caira

A Pandemic Creation

Maria Collins, Guest Writer May 3, 2021

A phone screen lights up with a notification: “@bummertheband is live on Instagram.” A viewer enters the livestream, finding themselves transported to a small music studio enclosed by walls adorned...

July 2019: The Marìas’ concert at The Bowery Ballroom. Prior to COVID-19, audience members could stand mask-less, shoulder-to-shoulder with strangers. Photo by Maria Collins.

Life Without Live Music

Maria Collins, Guest Writer March 18, 2021

Doors open at seven o’clock ... line starts forming at six o’clock. Metal barricades provide inanimate direction for crowds to form a snaking queue along the city sidewalks. In icy winter weather,...

The Best Sweets To Get Your Sweetheart (Or Yourself) This Valentine’s Day in NYC

The Best Sweets To Get Your Sweetheart (Or Yourself) This Valentine’s Day in NYC

Meg Masseron, Features Editor February 11, 2021

For most people, one of the first things that come to mind when thinking about Valentine’s Day is all the sweet stuff. Chocolate, cupcakes, even sweet-smelling rose bouquets. While this year, you may...

Figure 2 L Train 14th street- Canarsie Local at 1st ave, Broadway Junction, Bedfort ave.

The MTA during the COVID-19 era

Anaya Bond, Guest Writer December 21, 2020

Almost 8 months after New York City’s initial lock down the city is still struggling to bounce back. One of the hardest hit was the MTA who is trying to continue service but enforce safety. Millions...

Picture Courtesy of Hunter College New York Food Policy Center

NYC College Students Are Struggling With Food Insecurity

Viviana Metzgar, Guest Writer November 25, 2020

Food insecurity not only includes not having enough to eat, based on an average of three meals a day, but it also relates to the quality of food available. Fast food is plentiful in New York City with...

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...

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