OP-ED Response to Ayah Aly:

FAY YANOFSKY On October 17th, I attended an interfaith event titled “Two Visions One Culture” hosted by Professor Robert Cherry. I experienced first-hand the way Professor Cherry uses his influence as a donor at Merchavim, a Non-Governmental Organization working to eliminate cultural barriers in Israel. Its Executive Director highlighted their five-year plan to integrate 500…

Sprinklers

With summer here, sprinklers can be a great way to get wet and cool off, whether you like it or not.

Adulting

By: Stephanie Farrier Life is tough and “adulting” is even tougher. There’s no way around it. By this time, you’ve discovered that Santa Clause and The Tooth Fairy aren’t real (I hate that you had to find out like this) but let’s face it, there haven’t been any shiny gold dollar coins under your pillow…

Write the Night

By: Paulette Gindi Candlelit evenings aren’t only for romantic dinner dates; they are also for writing workshops. Brooklyn College’s literary magazine, Stuck in the Library, hosts a free writing workshop every other Wednesday evening called Write the Night. The programming is directed by indie author and Brooklyn College alumni Algonquin Jones, and hosted by former…

One Mississippi: A Single State (of Mind)

By: Joshua Bergstein In recent years, many of the best shows on television have come not from television itself, but from the ever-burgeoning world of the Internet. Through its incredibly popular streaming service, Netflix has introduced the world to one amazing show after another, from prison drama Orange is the New Black to surreal animated…

The Importance of Dialogue

By: Ben Hollander One week, Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for the national anthem, stating, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” The following week, Kaepernick chose to kneel, where he was joined by teammate Eric Reid and…

First Steps, First College

Brooklyn College student Frederic Aurelie shares his first week experiences as a young freshman in a new environment. By: Nathaniel Butler As a freshman, the first week can always feel like the hardest when it comes to settling in, but that didn’t seem too much as the case for eighteen-year-old Frederic Aurelien,  who had quite…

Cut the Comedy

By: Joshua Bergstein A man walks down the sidewalk, his nose buried in a newspaper. He reaches the curb, yet doesn’t notice the red light. On he walks, out into the middle of the intersection. Cars swerve all around him as he obliviously continues to stroll on, his eyes never wavering from the paper. A…

Captain America: Civil War

By Joseph Beinhorn If you haven’t seen this film, no worries, I’ll be avoiding spoilers and just focusing on what we know before the movie was released. In the new hit film Captain America: Civil War, the heroes are posed with a substantial moral dilemma. The world is still dealing with the ramifications of the previous…

Underground: A True Period Thriller

By: Joshua Bergstein When it comes to entertaining television, one would not necessarily expect “slavery” to be an appreciably worthy topic. Certainly, filmic adaptations like Roots and 12 Years a Slave have vividly highlighted the horrors and brutality of 19th-century enslavement, but they were also designed as close-ended stories. A film or miniseries provides the…

A Night to Remember

By: Joseph Pudel Every now and again, the basketball gods torture even their most devout observers. Wednesday, April 13th, marked one of the most excruciating zero-sum-game basketball decisions in recent memory. Dubbed as one of the most intriguing regular season nights in NBA history, observers were forced to choose between the Golden State Warriors’ pursuit…

Finding Neverland: The Broadway Musical

By: Keren Goldberger The first act of Finding Neverland opens as a twinkle of light flutters across the stage. The violins swell as J.M. Barrie, played by Mathew Morrison, catches the light with a flourish. “What are you doing here?” he asks it. “I didn’t create you yet.” He releases Tinker Bell and the scene…