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9/11 Memorial

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Gabrielle Fiorella, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2020

Yesterday, 19 years ago, the iconic Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City were tragically destroyed when two planes, hijacked by terrorists, were flown into the two buildings. The lives lost and heroism shown that day, and the days following will never be forgotten. I grew up in an...

Decolonize This Place

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Neil Gunnion, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

On January 31st, 2020 around 500 protestors gathered in Grand Central Terminal to protest recent increases in hiring for the MTA Police; an action which is part of a larger effort by the governor to crack down on fare evasion. The Grand Central Protest, called “J31” was organized by a coalition of...

A New Exhibit at The Guggenheim

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Cross Nelson, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

The Guggenheim Museum in New York City has a team of visionary curators who continuously wow museum visitors with captivating art exhibitions and installations year after year. But this year, the curators decided that they wanted some assistance in curating an exhibition, and they passed their curatoria...

A New Glossier Location

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Rayiah Ross, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

Glossier is coming to Nordstrom, but not in the way you’d think. From December 3rd to February 16th, Glossier pop-up shops will be located in Nordstrom stores in Seattle, New York City, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Washington D.C. and Santa Anita. This is the fifth temporary retail space that Glossier has ...

Reopening of the MOMA

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Cross Nelson, Staff Writer

December 7, 2019

On the brink of a new decade in history, the Museum of Modern Art has just reopened its doors to reveal a renovation fit for a modern age. In June of this year, the MoMA closed its doors and began a five-month-long, $450 million dollar renovation that has made the modern museum even more modern. For de...

Reveal of the Next Met Gala Theme

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Gwen Attridge, Staff Writer

December 7, 2019

The Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute has been bathed in the luscious pink of Camp: Notes on Fashion for the past five months. The Met Gala this past May churned out some of the best looks the event has ever seen. While we are still taking in all of the amazing content that Camp had to o...

Artistic Value Questioned with Practice of Graffiti

Artistic Value Questioned with Practice of Graffiti

Rayiah Ross, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

Graffiti is an artistic concept that is constantly being scrutinized by neighborhoods and businesses. While many people consider it vandalism by law, others consider it a form of artistic expression and art. From a legal standpoint, the only distinction between street art and graffiti is permission....

Mount Vernon Museum Entices Attendees with Murder Mystery

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Aryana Lee, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

Halloween is just around the corner and many places have already begun to set the scene for the spookiest and most candy-filled holiday. Living in New York, it can be extremely difficult to find fun and safe activities to do for the holiday, especially while also living on a strict budget.  Many p...

Gentrification Continues to Impose On New York Locals

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Gabrielle Fiorella, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

Gentrification has been an ongoing issue in the city for quite a few years now. By definition, gentrification is “the process of renovating and improving a house or district so that it conforms to middle-class taste.” Gentrification is happening as you’re reading this, in most areas of the city...

Kennedy’s Top Five Halloween Events

Kennedy's Top Five Halloween Events

Kennedy Blankenship, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

There is no better place to be for the spooky season than the city that never sleeps. This year there are many events that will leave you shrieking in terror and joy. Whether you are in the mood for a trick or a treat, the city has plenty to offer... 1) The 29th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog ...

San Gennaro Celebrates Italian Culture

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Gwen Attridge, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

The first few weeks of September in New York City: the last drops of the summer sun, the introduction of temperate fall, back to school shopping, New York Fashion Week, and the list goes on and on. However, while most are mourning the end of beach days and relaxing, the party is just getting started f...

Climate Strike Unites Thousands

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Neil Gunnion, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

A massive crowd packed Manhattan’s Foley Square and its surrounding streets Friday afternoon, many holding signs and chanting phrases like “Stop denying, the Earth is dying!”This crowd, at a size estimated to be anywhere from 60,000-250,000, gathered as part of the Global Climate Strike, a w...

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