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The White Symbol Behind Captain America’s Shield

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

The new Marvel show “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” that debuted on Disney+ discusses a lot of issues surrounding racism and race like where the symbol behind Captain America’s shield intersects...

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The World’s Outlaws

Rayiah Ross, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

Outlaws, bandits, fugitives and social pariahs. We often look through the lens of historic cowboy roots fighting against the influence of European settlers. We think of white men with their blue jeans,...

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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...

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No More “Black Pain” Movies

Rayiah Ross and Najla Alexander May 4, 2021

Mostly, all you ever see from streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime is the portrayal of Black men and women in America and the horrors of what they live through every single day. The fear of...

Newscast on Ginny and Georgia: The Problem with All-White Writing Rooms

April 30, 2021

The Monitor presents the second newscast of "The Marymount Newscast" collaboration with Mount Studios. This newscast is centered on the article "Ginny and Georgia: The Problem with All-White Writing Rooms,"...

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The Whiteness of True Crime

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer April 21, 2021

True Crime is a genre loved by many.  Spanning from documentaries to podcasts to novels and TV shows, the True Crime genre showcases the overly motivated investigator and the family who didn’t want...

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Music and Film Industries Hit Hard During Pandemic

Gabrielle Fiorella, Staff Writer May 14, 2020

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, various industries and companies have been hit hard, among those in the film and music industries. Movies have had to push back their releases in theaters, such...

Anne of Green Gables: Part I Review

Meg Masseron, Features Editor February 25, 2019

Last month, the off-Broadway company Royal Family Productions debuted the first installment of a new two-part, one-woman play based on the classic story of Anne of Green Gables. From the size of the theatre...

Broadway Flea Market Brings Change One Playbill At A Time

Broadway Flea Market Brings Change One Playbill At A Time

Meg Masseron, Features Editor October 29, 2018

For the past 32 years, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDs (BCEFA) has put together a massive event known as the Broadway Flea Market every autumn. The Broadway Flea Market provides theatre fans opportunities...

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Everything Wrong With Netflix’s “Insatiable” (…There’s A Lot.)

Meg Masseron, Features Editor September 24, 2018

Multiple shows created, produced or endorsed by Netflix in the past few years have been excellent champions for diversity, and beacons of hope in a society where, despite some improvement in recent years,...

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