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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...

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,...

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...

The Historical Accuracy of Elvis’ Rise to Fame in New ‘Elvis’ Biopic

The Historical Accuracy of Elvis’ Rise to Fame in New ‘Elvis’ Biopic

Najla Alexander, Features Editor, Crime Reporter August 8, 2022

The new Elvis (2022) biopic hit the theatres on June 24th making over $130 million dollars at box offices over just a few weeks. Played by, heart-throb The Carrie Diaries star, Austin Butler, the film...

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Nicki Minaj Calls out Fashion Industry

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer April 1, 2022

The music industry is a very male-dominated industry, but Black female artists like Lil’ Kim, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, and Doja Cat proved that it is not male-dominated anymore but...

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2021 IN REVIEW: Top 10 Albums of the Year

Maria Collins, Guest Writer December 31, 2021

Artistic exploration entered an entirely new terrain in 2021. After live music was ripped out of our hands for nearly two years, we were finally reunited with our favorite artists during the summer of...

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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,...

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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...

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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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