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Is Sierra Burgess Really a Loser?

Is Sierra Burgess Really a Loser?

Cecelia Germain, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2018


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After browsing endlessly through Netflix categories; trying to find something to indulge my interest, I finally came across the perfect movie: “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser.” This piqued my interest because it is about two girls who use their strengths to help allure their crushes. One girl, Si...

The Dragon Prince, a charming yet beautiful addition to Netflix

The Dragon Prince, a charming yet beautiful addition to Netflix

Eduardo Alfonzo, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2018


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At first, “The Dragon Prince” seems like a typical fantasy show that had taken cues from the worlds of “Lord of the Rings” and “Game of Thrones” with an unique art style. However, through great voice acting, good pacing and a handful of memorable scenes, “The Dragon Prince” is another wel...

Superorganism Plugs into Brooklyn Steel

Superorganism Plugs into Brooklyn Steel

Renee King, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2018


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Indie pop band, Superorganism, have upgraded a number of times over the past few years, from exchanging demos with each other on Facebook, to moving into a London penthouse , to releasing a successful debut album, to nearly selling out their second New York City concert at Brooklyn Steel on Monday, Se...

African Student Association Hosts 2018 Annual Fashion Show

African Student Association Hosts 2018 Annual Fashion Show

Judith Fortunova-Russell, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


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There was nothing and everything expected from the cold Thursday night in Jamaica, Queens on April 19, 2018. But at 8 P.M., loud drums roared with African pride and beauty from Carnesecca Arena. It was the annual OSHUN fashion show, hosted by the African Student Association, in collaboration with Haraya an...

The Return of the Fist Pump

The Return of the Fist Pump

Angela Kellett, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


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2018 has been the year of revivals from “American Idol,” “Roseanne,’ “TRL” and more. Although I find it highly unlikely that anyone had Jersey Shore on the top of their list for revivals, the show not only returned, but was also renewed for a second season before the first season even ai...

Tribeca Film Festival Announcement

Tribeca Film Festival Announcement

Samantha DeNinno, Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2018


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Tribeca Film Festival first started in 2001, by founders Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in order to “spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan to a gathering place for filmmakers, artists, innovators and the global creative community,” after 9/11, according to the Tr...

Tribeca Film Festival Presents “Braid”

Tribeca Film Festival Presents “Braid”

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


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Do you remember when you were younger and would play house with your friends or maybe even act as the occasional doctor where you’d take your dolls to get a checkup? Mitzi Peirone brings this well-known imagination based game to life in “Braid.” What appears to be two mid-twenties friend...

Tribeca Film Festival Presents “Jellyfish”

Tribeca Film Festival Presents “Jellyfish”

Samantha DeNinno, Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2018


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“Jellyfish” had its world premiere at the Tribeca Festival’s Viewpoints selection this year. Starring Liv Hill, Sinead Matthews, Cyril Nri and Angus Barnett and directed by first time feature filmmaker James Gardner, “Jellyfish” offers an introspective look into growing up too fast and the apa...

Tribeca Film Festival Presents “Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable”

Tribeca Film Festival Presents “Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable”

Alessia Pisciotta, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


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After years in the making, the world premiere of “Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable” took place at Spring Studios under Tribeca’s spotlight documentary category. It’s a film that takes people along for her journey of being a fearless athlete, wife and mother. In 2003 at 13 years old, Betha...

Tribeca Film Festival Presents “Nico, 1988”

Tribeca Film Festival Presents “Nico, 1988”

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


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Director and writer Susanna Nicchiarelli takes a raw look at the last few years of the life of Christa Paffgen, better known as Nico, and her time on the road with her band, son and crippling heroin addiction. Often remembered for her time with Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground noted as a Wa...

Tribeca Film Festival Presents “Phantom Cowboys”

Tribeca Film Festival Presents “Phantom Cowboys”

Samantha DeNinno, Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2018


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As described, Nick Reyes, Larry Young, and Tyler Carpenter are “products of their environment” in director Daniel Patrick Carbone’s feature documentary “Phantom Cowboys.” Narrated by the boys’ own words from the heady days of their youth to the harsher realities of their young adult ye...

Tribeca Film Festival Presents “Tanzania Transit”

Tribeca Film Festival Presents “Tanzania Transit”

Samantha DeNinno, Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2018


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“Tanzania Transit” offers an intimate view into a life many of us will never know. Director Jeroen van Velzen tells three stories of survival in a world that by its nature, works against Isaya, Rukia and Peter. Comprising the lower, middle and upper class, respectively, on the train leaving Dar...

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