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Superorganism Plugs into Brooklyn Steel

Superorganism Plugs into Brooklyn Steel

Renee King, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Culture

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...

CPTG’s “Wizard of Oz” keeps an old story feeling fresh

CPTG’s “Wizard of Oz” keeps an old story feeling fresh

Ariana Ortiz, Assistant News Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Culture, Home Scroll

This past Thursday and Saturday, the Chappell Players Theatre Group (CPTG) staged their own version of “The Wizard of Oz” in The Little Theatre. The show, directed by Anthony Pound, successfully prevented a classic story from feeling too familiar. Its Saturday showing at 2 p.m. was heavily attended...

Review: “Goat” is electrifying

Reza Moreno, Features Editor

September 29, 2016


Filed under Culture, Movies & Television

“I feel like I’m a p----.” “Maybe you should just quit.” “I can’t quit.” “Why not.”.... “Goat” depicts the dark side of Greek life. Whether people would like to admit it or not, most colleges have stories about hazing; stories of shirtless “overly masculine” boys...

“Snowden” falls short of its own lofty ambitions

David Rosario, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Culture, Movies & Television

Making films about the lives of complicated men isn’t exactly uncharted territory for director Oliver Stone. After chronicling former presidents John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon and George W.  Bush throughout the course of his career, Stone returns to direct a film that attempts to shed some light on ...

Fresh food for a fresh outlook

Diana Colapietro, Photo Editor

January 27, 2016


Filed under Features, Home Scroll

Om. Om. Om. Om. When you think of dining at a local café, meditation may not be the first thing that comes to your mind (certainly not in the daily hustle and bustle of Queens). However, there is one particular place that will, without a doubt, nourish both your body and soul. The Panorama of...

Caribbean warmth amidst the NY cold

Livia Paula, Features Editor

January 27, 2016


Filed under Features

Heading for a night-out in NYC sounds fun and exciting. I mean, let’s not forget that there are people from all over the country paying large amounts of money to spend only a few days here. Whether you are a native New Yorker or have lived in the city for a while, you might find yourself a bit discouraged...

Treat your sweet tooth at Levain Bakery

Lauren Eden, Staff Writer

December 2, 2015


Filed under Features

The holidays are the perfect time to relax with your loved ones and to celebrate health and happiness. However, it’s also become a season where we pack on those extra pounds and put on our “winter coats.” You can either refuse to face this fact and pass up that second piece of cake, or fully commit...

Amazon: The fresh prince

Cheyanne Gonzales, General Manager

November 18, 2015


Filed under Features

Tired of having to commute to the grocery store every week and spend time trying to plan out a week worth of meals? Check out AmazonFresh and you can get same-day or next-day delivery. Amazon launched their home grocery delivery service back in 2007 to select zip codes in the Seattle area.  By 2014,...

Take a tour where art meets modernity

Victoria Lohwasser, Staff Writer

November 11, 2015


Filed under Features

It’s hard to find a little peace and quiet in New York City, but the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) accomplishes it. With six levels of historic artwork covering the walls, it makes for a great day filled with travelling from floor to floor. The Museum is located in midtown Manhattan at 11 West 53rd...

A taste of Queens’ own piece of Greece

Lauren Eden, Staff Writer

November 11, 2015


Filed under Features

Although Astoria, Queens, has a mix of different races and ethnicities, one of the most prominent cultures present is Greek. This means there’s a plethora of Greek bakeries that have homemade baklava and Greek restaurants that offer the freshest seafood. There is, however, one eatery in particular...

Savor great music and tasty food at B.B. King’s

Savor great music and tasty food at B.B. King’s

Victoria Lohwasser, Staff Writer

November 5, 2015


Filed under Features

Interested in a night out on the town? Dinner and a show, maybe? If so, B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill is the place for you! The club opened in 2000, and some of music’s greatest legends have performed on its stage. Some notable performers include Aretha Franklin, the Allman Brothers, Alicia Keys, ZZ Top an...

Appetizing Korean food is a subway ride away

Evelyn Miller, Staff Writer

November 5, 2015


Filed under Features

Between 32nd St. and Broadway, there’s a cafeteria catering some of the yummiest Korean food in Manhattan. By taking a quick ride on the E or the F train to Harold Square, you can try many dishes that satisfy a variety of interests and tastes. Although the place might be a little hard to find since ...

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