In today’s world of mass media, we are treated to views of the mess of the 2016 presidential election, new revamps of old, beloved TV shows and new, exciting products that promise to shed those pesky pounds that just don’t seem to come off. However, we are often forgetful of the problem that rules the […]

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Apparently, George Orwell foretold the future when he wrote “1984.” This time, however, the role of Big Brother is not played by one powerful person, but by the entire New York Police Department. A recent inquiry under the state’s Freedom of Information Law showed that the NYPD has been compulsively tracking cellphones between 2008 and […]

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In the wise words of The Notorious B.I.G., “mo’ money, mo’ problems” But alas, it seems there is finally a solution to this treachery, and it comes in the form of reality television star Jonathan Cheban. Jonathan Cheban, known for his role as Kimmy K’s and the rest of Kardashian clan’s snappy best friend, is […]

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Spotify unveiled its largest outdoor advertising campaign ever on Sunday, with large, hand-painted ads going up in ten cities around the world. In New York, personalized billboards can be seen in different neighborhoods. One ad shows that Justin Bieber was the most popular artist in Williamsburg while The Weeknd was most popular in the East […]

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“Why are there period ads everywhere?” reads the bold lettering on an ad developed by Thinx, a new company that has created underwear built to absorb period blood. “The better question is,” they also posit, “Why shouldn’t there be?” The salient question was originally aimed towards commuters on the New York subway system, but it […]

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Humans of New York, also known as HONY, has definitely made a name for itself. Surfacing in November 2010, photographer and founder Brandon Stanton started off by taking pictures of New York City dwellers, and including short snippets and quotes from their conversations. Stanton’s work has become a huge phenomenon, and rightly so. He finds […]

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Selfies may have existed in the past, but they really blew up in 2012. Everyone from my mother to Hillary Clinton was a part of the global phenomenon. In our defense, though, holding your phone above your eyes at a tilt really yields some of the most flattering photos. Moreover, taking your own photo puts […]

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The Background: A few weeks ago, on my monthly trip to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, I was blessed enough to have stumbled my way up the six pairs of escalators and into the contemporary painting show currently on view called, “The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World.” The show […]

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By Stacy Schoonover, Staff Writer@stacyscootover I spent this past weekend in New York, and while NYC is the “big apple” and the “largest city in the U.S.” I couldn’t help thinking how much I love Boston more. Don’t get me wrong, New York is amazing — but there is just something about Boston that makes […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer@beammeupkyra Have you ever walked by homeless people without actually looking at them? It’s okay to admit to it, I definitely have. Now, what if those people you were passing were actually your beloved relatives? Well, this video is going to shock you. People’s brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, and even wives […]

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