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”

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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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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Dungeons and DRAGons | A Transformation of Oneself

By: Manfred Joa

It never takes long for new students to learn about the enormous drag culture that exists at SUNY Purchase. Chase Andrzejewski, a junior Studio Composition major and Reid Kirtley, a junior Playwriting & Screenwriting major, look like the typical artsy students you find among the Purchase community; it’s pretty self-explanatory by their majors alone. However, on dragtastical nights like Fall Ball and Zombie Prom, you can find them completely transformed into Naomi Applebottom and Lindsay Blowhan.

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You’re a Gem | Hailstone Handcrafted

by: Julia A. Morales

Hailey Marino, 21, started her career at SUNY Purchase as a sociology and gender studies double major. In high school, her interest in the fine arts grew, along with her spiritual side, sparking an interest in healing crystals. In March of 2015, Hailey started crafting handmade jewelry using pieces she’d collected as part of a stone and crystal collecting hobby of hers. “I found an intersection between art and spirituality,” she says. Hailey became interested in crystals, and due to connection with her spiritual side, she decided to make a business out of it.  Continue reading “You’re a Gem | Hailstone Handcrafted”

Soul Searching | Dianna Lopez

by: Manfred Joa

She’s a Theatre & Performance major. Back then, most people knew her as the beautiful girl whose outfits were always on point. Little did anyone know that, by senior year, she would be on the road to stardom with the release of her first EP, “Soul Searching.”

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The Magic Man | An Extraordinary Show

by: Julia A. Morales

SUNY Purchase is well-known for its outstanding music program, one-of-a-kind dance program, their professional acting program, and their abundance of successful biology, psychology, economics and theatre majors. Arts Management is one program among over 50 majors and minors the liberal arts college has to offer. Students like Alejandro Torres, a 23-year-old senior arts management major, are taking full advantage of the business skills students acquire at Purchase.

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Peace of Mind

By: Natalie Rodriguez


“He takes all my energy. Trapped in my memory.” It’s okay if things don’t work out. It’s okay to delete those messages that show a thread of 6000. To delete those “goodnight baby” and “wake up sweetheart” texts. To erase the words he once told you; the pretty pictures of the future he painted. The emotions he once brought you. Leave it? Walk away? Stay?

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