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drink

That Will Make You Drink Responsibly

  MENTALITY Embedded in the minds of rising college students is an image of university life that is oriented around alcohol consumption. Whether covertly snuck into dorm rooms, a bar located in close proximity to campus, or in a fraternity house, our students have incorporated weekend binge drinking into their...

Greek Orthodox Easter

Here Are The Most Basic Greek Orthodox Easter Differences

  This past Sunday, most Christian denominations celebrated Easter, the commemoration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Protestant and Roman Catholics, who makeup the majority of Christians worldwide, follow the Gregorian calendar method. Growing up, Greek Orthodox Easter diferrences meant bemused looks from my peers who didn’t understand why my...

the times

The Times They Are A-Changin’ In The World

  GEORGE ORWELL ON LANGUAGE Language provides us the rewarding ability to communicate. We form words and sentences to convey our ideas and emotions emphatically and simply, yet proper language has now become nearly archaic. Words are abbreviated for lack of patience, grammar is sheer nuisance, and emojis replace our true emotional...

skin

What Happened To Loving the Skin You’re In?

  Skin Cleaning – Not Spring Cleaning You get off the train, feeling half yourself and half zombie, circles under your eyes, runny makeup, and a growling stomach. The days are long, but the evenings not long enough. There is simply not a sufficient amount of time to properly establish...

positive changes

How To Make The Most Positive Changes

  POSITIVE CHANGES Kalo mhna! Greeks use this expression, which literally means ‘good month,’ to wish their friends and family positivity for the new month ahead. So, still at the beginning of a new season, which we hope will usher in warmer weather, it’s important that we take steps to live...

millenials

What Happens When Millennials Change the World?

  MILLENNIALS OF NYC “Don’t become too narrow. Live fully. Meet all kinds of people. You’ll learn something from everyone. Follow what you feel in your heart,” – Civil Rights activist Yuri Kochiyama.   As the Millennials of New York City, we encounter all sorts of people, images, ideas, and movements daily. It...

music

Maria Chimes In: Episode 12 – We Are Made of Music

    MUSIC AS A UNIFYING FORCE This week on Maria Chimes In, co-host Kathryn Tam and I delved into a topic that is intrinsic to our spirits, but one we have yet to thoroughly examine: music. We believe whole-heartedly that music of all types transcends differences and is a universal, unifying force....

Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago at the Brooklyn Museum of Art

  How often is it that we absorb an exhibition, relishing in its beauty, while understanding its ideological undertones? Do we ever engage in genuine critical analysis of a piece, seeing beyond the obvious images displayed to us? Looking beyond can often become the precursor for controversy, as observers delve...

Bartleby

Why Occupy was Bartleby in the 21st Century

  September 17, 2011 marked a critical moment in the history of protest movements in the United States. Unity, passion, and voices refusing to be silenced came together in Zuccotti Park to oppose the face of inequality. “We are the 99%” has come be to recognized as a statement of refusal,...

A Brazen Figure: Angelina Jolie Pitt

  We all choose our own cognitive definition for bravery. In some ways, our personal experiences and observations predetermine our perception of it meaning there is never one clear cut definition.   Courage as a child is jumping from a swing as it nears its apex, or cannon-balling into the ‘deep-end’ of a pool...