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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By: Ahtiya Liles
We all have moments when we’re feeling down and out, like the whole world is against us. Wallow in those moments for like ten minutes (or twenty-four hours if you’re feeling really extra), but then crank up the tunes and strut down the runway of life like it’s nobody’s business. Need some motivation? Here are fifteen songs that will help you slay everything.
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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.
Continue reading “The Magic Man | An Extraordinary Show”
By: Sophia Hadeshian
The birds and the bees. A conversation we dodge from our parents, pretty much all our lives. Imagine sitting down with Mom and Dad over family dinner, talking about who you’re dating these days, and the discussion then takes a lovely turn to which Dad starts describing what is what and what goes where. Now your appetite is ruined, your little brother can’t stop laughing, and, even though you’re 18, your mom still hits his arm and tells him it’s inappropriate to talk to the kids that way.
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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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By: Natalie Rodriguez
Growing up I was taught
That the hair on my head,
The one I was born with,
The pattern designed to fit my scalp
Was Not “OK”
Too many “Kinks,”
Too tight of a Curl,
Too much “Work.” Continue reading “Kinky Hair | A Poem”
By: Latyese McArthur
Most people look at video games as a pool for “deadbeat” guys or “wannabe gamer girls”. There are plenty of misconceptions, but my history with video games is my whole life, future, friends, and family. Kevin McArthur, my big brother, was the gamer of the family. We had every console released besides Atari. I played Donkey Kong 64, Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario World. You name it, I’ve most likely played it and my brother probably beat it. For my family, the Final Fantasy series has been one that sticks with us, Final Fantasy VII (FFVII) in particular, because everyone watched my brother go through the struggles of playing that game.
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By: Jared Wyatt
As summer comes to a halt, and red carpet season slowly begins, here comes the time for designers to showcase their latest collections for the Spring. Designers in New York are just now getting used to the fall weather, but are already preparing for the warmer weather ahead in 2017 during this election season. The same political context can be found in London, as designers came to terms with Brexit, with collections full of novelty prints, denim, and more. In Milan, the usual spectacle of distinctive Italian fashion, collections full of sportswear, disco ready sequins, and military jackets walks the runways, while pops of fuschsia, tulle, and mini handbags make their way through the streets at Paris Fashion Week.
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A popular misconception, and a rumor spread amongst middle and high school students about Adiba Khan.
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