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Tribeca Film Festival Presents “Lost Bayou”

Eduardo Alfonzo, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

Louisiana is home to Mardi Gras, Cajuns, Voodoo, etc. In “Lost Bayou”, Louisiana is also home to an anxious journey of pain and and healing. A woman named Gal, who is trapped in a cycle of addiction, is estranged from her young child. One day, she receives a cryptic, yet troubling call from her father with al...

Tribeca Film Festival Presents “Low Tide”

Eduardo Alfonzo, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

When people think summer time, they usually think of spending time on the beach or going to an amusement park. But in “Low Tide,”  audiences saw that not all things are fun and happy in the summer. “Low Tide” tells the story of three teenagers: Alan, Red and Smitty, who instead havi...

Tribeca Film Festival Presents “Only”

Eduardo Alfonzo, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

Most couples would do anything for each other. In Takashi Doscher’s “Only”, the protagonists are willing to do anything they can to survive as they are forced to run for their lives. Leslie Odom Jr. and Freida Pinto, play the roles of Will and Eva respectively, a couple that is destined to spe...

Tribeca Film Festival Presents “Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men”

Jillian Ortiz, Chief Copy Editor Emeritus

May 17, 2019

“Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing Ta F’ Wit.” Perhaps one of the group’s most notable tracks off of their 1993 debut album, “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).” It’s been nearly 26 years since the original nine-piece pac...

“Ramy” Resonates with Audiences

Dayra Santana, Features Editor

May 1, 2019

Ramy Hassan is your average millennial. He works at a startup that creates dating apps, he’s got goofy friends that give him bad advice and a little sister who won’t get off his back. Sometimes, if he’s lucky, he e...

Shared Shelves: Dr. Amy Gansell –– Art History

Samantha DeNinno, Culture Editor Emeritus

May 1, 2019

“It’s not just about going to an art museum and being able to understand what you’re looking at or speak intelligently about the art. It’s literally about having art in your daily life and it is in our daily lives –– we just don’t always notice it. Once you see it, y...

“Let’s Try The After”

Renee King, Contributing Writer

April 17, 2019

The Canadian indie collective, Broken Social Scene, has been receiving acclaim for nearly 20 years. With critics and fans alike still swooning over their versatility, Broken Social Scene remains relevant. “We’ve never been into having one sound for one record; we always like to be as adventurous as we can,” frontman Ke...

Curated Collections: Earth Day Documentary Picks

Samantha DeNinno, Culture Editor Emeritus

April 17, 2019

Earth Day has continuously been a day that highlights the beauty that biodiversity offers and the current anthropogenic problems that face our environment. Established in the spring of 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day’s purpose has been to bring these issues to national attention –– a goal accomplished within the ...

Curated Collection: Stay Educated About Sexual Assault

Jewel Antoine, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an annual campaign that aims to raise public awareness about sexual assault and to educate individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. This week’s theme (April 15 - 21) is “Stay Educated”...

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