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Diploma is the New Black: The Importance of the Bedford Hills College Program

Diploma is the New Black: The Importance of the Bedford Hills College Program

Brady Evans, Staff Writer November 29, 2022

“We want to intellectually engage in order to really think about the world and ourselves and change the world and ourselves.” says Judith Clark, 72, former inmate of Bedford Hills Correctional Facility...

“Carrie” Lead On Protecting Mental Health

“Carrie” Lead On Protecting Mental Health

Andres Reyes, Guest Writer October 27, 2022

In the white light of The Great Hall, she prepares for rehearsal. She knows today is going to be tough. In the next three hours, she could be thrown around, abused, bullied, hit, laughed at,...

How Shakespeare in the Park helped a young actor beat the odds

How Shakespeare in the Park helped a young actor beat the odds

Malik Legendre, Guest Writer October 27, 2022

Dessaline Hayden was an 18-year-old college freshman when he received the biggest phone call of his life. He was sitting in his crammed dorm room, exhausted from a long day of classes when he got the call...

Broadway Star Takes MMCs Jazz Dance Piece to New Heights

Broadway Star Takes MMC’s Jazz Dance Piece to New Heights

Abby Boldy, Guest Writer October 27, 2022

Mary Ann Lamb tells the dancers to move their bodies in an abrupt angular way. The fifteen dancers in the room all soar through the air weaving in and out of one another while consuming the space with...

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Alan Mckenzie is Leading BLSA by Love at MMC

Averee Nelson, Digital Managing Editor March 18, 2022

From a young age, Alan Mckenzie was taught by the example of his grandma, who encouraged him to “lead by love.” Growing up under her roof, he recalls how his love of people and interest in film all...

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Katelyn Hannan: Behind 99 Angels

Elliott Case, Guest Writer March 17, 2022

Passion, drive, dedication, and work ethic. Qualities of any successful business owner. The years that go into cultivating a company and brand identity require a strenuous schedule that calls for all the...

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Practice Safe Simulated Sex: The Art of Intimacy Direction

Rebecca Koenig, Guest Writer December 3, 2021

In the spring of 2006, Katie Bradley, a graduate student in the movement department at Virginia Commonwealth University, witnessed the senior thesis piece of Tonia Sina who would a decade later become...

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Eagle Witt: Comedian Tackles Social Issues while Dodging Cancel Culture

Myah Lake, Guest Writer May 5, 2021

Eagle Witt is a 26-year-old comedian from Brooklyn, who doesn't believe in Cancel Culture and isn't afraid to joke about anything. . To Witt comedy “is the hardest thing in the world to do, but once...

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...

Mallorie Greene of Black Girl Basics Podcast

A Conversation with Mallorie Greene, Creator of the Black Girl Basics Podcast

Rayiah Ross and Meg Masseron April 26, 2021

 Mallorie Greene’s podcast may be called Black Girl Basics however she is anything but that. In an age revolving around digital media, Greene found that she couldn’t find content tailored directly...

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Exploring a New Terrain

Maria Collins, Guest Writer April 15, 2021

In a matter of days, the concept of an audience shifted from 250 people placed in neat rows of velvet-covered chairs, breathing the same air as performers perched upon the stage, to a limitless number...

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The Rising Poet Whose Head is in the Stars: Shelby Hall

Averee Nelson, Digital Managing Editor March 12, 2021

After 10 years of thinking and dreaming about publishing her first poetry book, Shelby Hall took to her Instagram, surprising her followers that grey eyed would be ready to order in a mere few days....

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