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Tribeca Film Festival Presents: “Yellow is Forbidden”

Tribeca Film Festival Presents: “Yellow is Forbidden”

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


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The large trained yellow dress that Rihanna wore to the 2015 Met Gala Ball took two years and over one hundred workers to make. Guo Pei, who jokes about being the “slowest fashion designer in the business,” takes pride in the intricacies and delicate details of her work. Creating large pieces wit...

#MeToo, Now What?

#MeToo, Now What?

Rachel Johnson, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


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#MeToo recently became a popular tag on social media that sent a message: sexual harassment is extremely common, and it is not okay. The #MeToo movement started in 2006 by activist Tarana Burke, but last year it gained new momentum brought on by a wave of sexual harassment allegations. Hoping to...

Moments and Movements: The Era of Honest Pastiche

Moments and Movements: The Era of Honest Pastiche

Erin Sakalis, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


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Lately, pastiche pieces, or pieces that imitate different time periods, have trended around the late 70’s and 80’s time periods. Three popular television programs that have changed the pastiche game are “GLOW” (acronym for “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling”), “The Get Down” and “Stranger T...

WSJU Radio, Haraya and NAACP Host J. Cole Listening Party

WSJU Radio, Haraya and NAACP Host J. Cole Listening Party

Keyah James, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2018


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On Monday April 16, artist J. Cole announced a free event in New York City on his Twitter that exclaimed : “No Phones, No Cameras, No Bags, No Press List, No Guest List.” Within the next half hour, the line at the Gramercy Theatre grew by the hundreds. No one knew what they were in line for, but...

Top 5 Podcasts that will give you nightmares

Top 5 Podcasts that will give you nightmares

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


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Whether you have a long subway commute, or you want something else to listen to besides the same old playlist that Spotify recommends, check out these spooky and sinister podcasts on Spotify and iTunes. Be warned that some feature gore and explicit conversations. I wouldn’t listen to these podcasts at nig...

Coffee Conversation: Zoe Golden-Johnson on Influences, Nature and Emotion in Photography

Samantha DeNinno, Entertainment Editor

April 18, 2018


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The Poughkeepsie native wanders into the DAC Coffeehouse, holding a large portfolio of prints and the welcoming smile of someone who immensely enjoys what they do. Zoe Golden-Johnson, freshman photography major, gushes about her interests in the art field, bursting with an excitement for what’s to c...

Chelsea Hotel Doors Open Up Opportunity to Buy History

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

April 18, 2018


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On April 12, memorabilia hunters had the opportunity to purchase the doors of Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley and even Mark Twain at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery located on West 20th Street in Manhattan. The gallery has partnered with Guernsey’s to auction off the doors from the famous Chelsea Hotel a...

“Wonder Woman”: Screening and Discussion

Alessia Pisciotta, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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In honor of Women’s History Month, St. John’s Italian Society and the Otaku Brigade, the anime club of St. Johns, collaborated to host a discussion and movie viewing of “Wonder Woman” last week. They presented the ideas of feminism associated with Wonder Woman, and the story and character ori...

Movie Review: “Ready Player One”

Movie Review:  “Ready Player One”

Michael Ambrosino, Entertainment Editor

April 4, 2018


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Legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg makes a sensational return to blockbuster cinema with “Ready Player One,” a film that essentially celebrates the years of blockbuster cinema. “Ready Player One” is absolutely awesome. Spielberg, as we’ve seen through four decades, is a true visionary, ...

Interview with Leslie Odom, Jr: Hamilton star speaks about new book, “Failing Up”

Interview with Leslie Odom, Jr: Hamilton star speaks about new book, “Failing Up”

Andreina Rodriguez, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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After releasing two solo jazz albums, performing as Aaron Burr in the Broadway Musical, “Hamilton,” and winning a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, there’s no stopping for Leslie Odom, Jr. as he’s just released his first ever written book, “Failing Up.” His book provides personal insight not only ...

A Retrospective Look on Women’s Place in TV

A Retrospective Look on Women’s Place in TV

Erin Sakalis, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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Television is a relatively new form of entertainment. The female television protagonist is even newer. Early American television shows with female leads mostly centered around family life. Representation for women of color on television was even more sparse, especially considering that the Unite...

Curated Collection: Non-Disney Movies for Disney Fans

Curated Collection: Non-Disney Movies for Disney Fans

Rachel Johnson, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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I love Disney, and I love their movies. I’ve cried at the majority of them, especially Pixar. And if you’re like me, you could watch Disney movies over and over for the rest of your life. But, there are some amazing movies out there that aren’t from Disney, but feel like they could be, that are de...

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