Arts & Culture

The Serenity of Being Alone in NYC

Serenity of NYC

Shia LaBeouf said it best: Just do it. Thinking back over my three years spent at Stern, I realized that there were a lot of opportunities missed. And the opportunities that I was lucky to experience are what my favorite memories consist of. Then why were there so many moments where I just spent in […]

13 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Watch “13 Reasons Why”

13 Reasons Why

Earlier this month, a friend’s 12-year-old sister told me about an “amazing” new show that she had just binge watched. I was intrigued, assuming it was something predictable for her age.  When she said “13 Reasons Why,” my jaw dropped. I knew this show was gaining a following, but I never would have imagined it […]

Daybreaker NYC: A Morning Worth Waking Up For


When given the opportunity for a couple of extra hours of sleep, the average college student would take it in a heartbeat. Normally, we would embrace those extra hours of sleep, but on this particular glorious morning of April 5th, Daybreaker NYC was in town, and that was an unforgettable experience we just couldn’t pass […]

Independence Day at YU

Yom Haatzmaut

The hype of an impending Independence Day grew and inflated like a balloon, nearly erupting while classes were still in session. The phrase “No school on Tuesday” marched through the minds of many students, creating a frenzy even a week before the holiday. A sense of euphoria settled like fog as the day approached. A […]

Real Talk: Body Image, Beauty & Hollywood

Hollywood beauty

I’m a huge fan of the entertainment industry. I love the concept of taking an idea off the top of your head and translating it into some form of media. Within recent years, the world of Hollywood has aimed to tackle an important issue for women—body image and the perception of beauty. We all know […]

Ice Patches Across the Danube River


Exactly two weeks before the start of winter break, with the heavy anticipation of upcoming finals and papers, I sent a spontaneous text to a fellow Stern friend, Rosie, half joking when I asked if she want to go to Europe with me. To my utter surprise, she enthusiastically said yes and we agreed to […]

Heck Yeah, Stern Can Dance!

Stern Dance

If you’re still wondering if Stern students can dance, then you definitely haven’t seen the show. As someone who has participated in the show as both a dancer and a choreographer the past couple of years, I may be a biased source, but let’s be real—I’m just stating the facts. So You Think Stern Can […]

Science, Sin, and Censorship. A Review of SCDS Production Inherit the Wind

Inherit the Wind SCDS

I had no idea what to expect as I waited in the ticket line to see my first Stern College Dramatics Society (SCDS) production. All I knew was that the play revolved around the theme of every person’s freedom to teach and to learn—that was all it took to get my full attention. I come […]

The Movie Musical with a Country Twang A Review of Country Crush

Country Crush

For the past few years, the film industry has been digging the musical genre. With movie hits like La La Land and the recent release of Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast, people flock to movie theaters to get a glimpse of good music, direction and performances. But with all the blockbusters, we sometimes forget […]

A New Take on the Tale as Old as Time A Review of the Live-Action Beauty and the Beast


The theater sits in awed silence as a huge, ornate castle appears on screen and a voiceover begins to tell the story that, for most growing up in the 90’s and 2000’s, was a staple of their childhood. This is the new, live-action film adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. When going to see the […]