January 20, 2017 | From USA to “Trumpland”

By: Elizabeth Colombini

So we are quickly approaching the final stretch of the most publicized train wreck known to man as we witness the new president elect bulldoze his way into the White House (soon to be known as Trump White House and Casino). So far he has given us a glimpse of what the next four years are probably going to look like. His petty, childish, unfiltered opinions typed out in 140 characters at 3:00 a.m. for all the world to see is not what I would call Presidential-esque. But by now, many have witnessed Mr. Trump’s very unqualified skills as leader of this country.   Continue reading “January 20, 2017 | From USA to “Trumpland””

Holiday DIY Project | Wreath Chandelier

By: Manfred Joa

Can you believe it? The Holiday season has long since begun to take full form and we’re only two weeks deep into December! If you know either Julia or I, you’ll know that Julia’s already enormous obsession with Target pales in comparison to my indestructible love for Michaels. You’ll also know that I am a huge sucker for DIY projects and spend a lot of my free time knitting and crafting in general. What better way to bundle up for the Holiday season than to play with glitter and create DIY projects!  Continue reading “Holiday DIY Project | Wreath Chandelier”

Why I Have Literally One Friend

By: Bryanna Nieves

Throughout high school, I was what you could politely call an introvert. I thought I had some friends, but looking back now they were what I consider these days as just acquaintances. My record of zero boyfriends didn’t change until I was sixteen, irrelevant middle school relationships included. And to top it all off, I moved from Queens, New York to Carmel, New York during November of my sophomore year of high school. It, as my fifteen year old self would put it, blew. Continue reading “Why I Have Literally One Friend”

Daydream | A Music Review

By: Julia A. Morales

Anneliese McCarthy, a student at SUNY Purchase, released her EP on December 1, 2016. The 5 song, acoustic album has the ability to bring a soft, meditative feeling over the bodies of listeners. The choral hall reverb pays homage to the title “Daydream” as it penetrates the ears.

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Dear Brown Girls | You Are Magical

By: Simone Ritchie

Do not panic when you show up to your first day of school and no one looks like you. You will be swallowed up in the sea of light hair and fair skin and be lost in a crowd of people that look like Disney princesses. You will take honors courses and become a part of the handful of fellow dark-skinned students who “don’t belong.” One day, you will take a non-honors course with one of your white friends. On the first day of class, he’ll turn to you and say, “We’re the only white people in this class.” You’ll laugh because this obviously isn’t true, but you won’t say anything because deep down, this anchors you, no matter how hard you try to fight it. Continue reading “Dear Brown Girls | You Are Magical”

Sexy Saxophone | A Newcomer to the Game

By: Julia A. Morales

Loughlan McLean, an 18-year-old economics major at SUNY Purchase, wowed Daily Moda Creators Julia Morales and Manfred Joa in his audition for the Daily Moda Showcase. Sporting a silver saxophone, the quiet young man played along to the tune of “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys. His soulful playing took him all the way to the Daily Moda Talent Show, where he was voted as the best act by the audience. 

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Thanksgiving Day | Recipes to Try

By: Julia A. Morales

Thanksgiving is by far one of my favorite holidays. We cook and eat with family and friends; everyone we love. What’s Thanksgiving without a mean feast? Here are some recipes to try out for your Thanksgiving day celebrations.  Continue reading “Thanksgiving Day | Recipes to Try”

Hemincuff | The Next Big Brand

By: Julia A. Morales

Noel Veloz is a 24-year-old entrepreneur, and the owner and creator of Hemincuff, a leather goods brand. A boy bred in the Bronx by Dominican immigrants, Noel was surrounded by creation, as his father sewed at home, and dabbled in leather goods himself. “The quality is always in the hem and cuff,” Noel’s father used to say. It was this saying, that also led to the creation of the brand, Hemincuff with partner Vadim Chinderjinschi.  Continue reading “Hemincuff | The Next Big Brand”

Take Care of Your Mind, Body and Spirit | Some Self-Care Tips

By: Lauren Wallen

It’s 2016 and we are more stressed out than ever. Whether it’s school or work, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with projects and assignments. A lot of the time we end up cutting out things like sleep, meals, exercise, and socialization to try and catch up on work; basically our self-care goes down the tubes and actually makes us more stressed out. It’s important to learn how to balance hard work with some self-care methods to help us regroup and reset.

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