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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...

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...

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