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The Monitor

The Student News Site of Marymount Manhattan College

The Monitor

The Student News Site of Marymount Manhattan College

The Monitor

Behind the Song: A Visual Symphony of a Music Producers Day

MariaChiara Ansioso, Guest Writer December 7, 2023

Walking up Harding Ave, in my home state of New Jersey, I feel nostalgic through my now 19-year-old eyes. It was around three years ago when I started coming to the recording studio myself to intern and...

Sitting with a Songwriter: A Conversation with Liv Byrne

Sitting with a Songwriter: A Conversation with Liv Byrne

Brady Evans, Guest Writer December 6, 2023

Marymount Manhattan College has been graced with many exceptional artists, and Class of 2023 alum Liv Byrne is no exception to that.    Byrne, who double majored in Acting and Business (with...

How Lana Del Rey Reinvented the Nostalgic American Aesthetic

How Lana Del Rey Reinvented the Nostalgic American Aesthetic

Francesca Crumpton, Digital Managing Editor October 18, 2023

On October 3rd I experienced one of the best nights of my life, and I met the one and only Lana Del Rey. My roommates and I bought tickets on a whim when she announced her tour, without thinking about...

Kaytraminé Don’t Need No DJ... They Don’t Even Need A Set

Kaytraminé Don’t Need No DJ… They Don’t Even Need A Set

Kylee Simpson, Staff Writer October 18, 2023

It was 11:30 p.m., and the crowd had been waiting for Kaytraminé to step on the stage. Just as the concert-goers began to feel the weariness and fatigue that comes with the infinite waiting,...

An Evening in Queens

An Evening in Queens

Elise Uhlar, Guest Writer February 9, 2023

It’s February Third, a blustery evening. You’re somewhere in Queens where the buildings are inconspicuous and the people are filled with a sense of knowing that presently, you can’t seem to grasp....

Photo Six: Dear Boy performing on stage. All four members are pictured, from right to left: Austin Hayman, guitar and backing vocals, Ben Grey, guitar and lead vocals, Keith Cooper, drums, and Lucy Lawrence, bass and backing vocals.

A Night Elsewhere

Kat Dale, Guest Writer December 23, 2022

If you survive the rush hour L Train from Union Square to Jefferson Street, you’ll find yourself below ground in Bushwick, Brooklyn. This gentrified, overhyped, and frankly, bothersome neighborhood...

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Everything You Need to Know About Astroworld

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer December 3, 2021

As many of you should know about the tragedy that occurred on November 5 at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival performance in Houston. The police have confirmed ten deaths have happened since the performance,...

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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,...

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...

Men I Trust (band)

Live Shows From the Safety of Your Home

Maria Collins, Guest Writer April 12, 2021

Five musicians sit in a V-shape formation, hands wrapped around guitar necks and drumsticks, eyes peering down at frets and cymbals; they play their opening notes and a subtle, uniform head rock takes...

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

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...

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