My Love Affair With Solitude

By: Nia Alavezos


I love my solitude. In fact, I enjoy it way more than I should. I yearn for those moments alone while I’m stuck in traffic so I can get a few extra minutes with my thoughts before jumping head first into the workday. I always find myself cancelling plans with friends because the thought of giving up my precious alone time on the weekends sends shivers through my soul. Am I weird? Is there some unrooted problem that needs to be investigated because I love being alone so much? Should I go see a shrink? Probably, I’m almost 99.9% sure. I might even be crazy. But do I care? Absolutely not. Continue reading “My Love Affair With Solitude”

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””

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”

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”

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”

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”

15 Songs To Get You Ready To Slay Everything

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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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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