Arts & Culture

A Girl Who Loves Her Island and a Girl Who Loves the Sea: Identity and Belonging in Moana


We can thank Disney for a long line of movies that deal with identity and coming of age. In fact, I’d say that all the best Disney movies do: The Lion King, Pocahontas, Hercules, Mulan, Frozen. But Moana is special, because it focuses on an aspect of growing up that hasn’t gotten the attention it […]

No Need To Say Hi to ‘Oh Hello’


John Mulaney, in my humble opinion, is a genius comedian. His stand-up leaves me on the floor. I have watched his ‘What’s New Pussycat’ routine so many times that I’m pretty sure I can recite it by heart (if you’ve never heard this bit, your life is not complete). He was a writer for Saturday […]

Clue: Behind the Scenes of A Staged Reading


On a dark and stormy evening, six wealthy guests walked into the mansion of an unknown host, never to be the same again. This very story unraveled before the students of Yeshiva University on Thursday night at 9 pm in Furst 501. It was here that the men and women of YCDS performed the staged […]

In Transit: The Show with the Rhythm of New York City


“I heard that this musical is about the subways of New York,” the lady standing in front of me said to her husband. “What makes this musical different than the other ones?” With In Transit, the newest Broadway musical, it’s not just about the “subways of New York.” It’s about the people that take the […]

Why By CHLOE is worth obsessing over


If you are a basic white girl and into eating food, then you’ve definitely heard of By Chloe. But if you’re not, let me introduce you to arguably the best kosher breakfast, brunch, lunch, linner, and dinner restaurant of all time. When one walks through the glass doors, they can immediately feel the freshness of […]

Santa At Selfridges


While walking down Oxford street in the cold of Mid-November, I suddenly found myself staring up in awe at a vast array of lights and greenery. As I approached the mass, I realized I was bearing witness to the legendary Selfridges Christmas window display. I began to look at each window with a mixture of […]

Controversy Through the Ages


Hamilton fans have been in an uproar ever since Mike Pence decided to attend the revolutionary themed Broadway musical. The second he entered the room, he was met with more boos than the cheers that he was expecting. At curtain call, as Pence was trying to slip out, the cast addressed a politely-worded letter beseeching […]

FINALLY Taking Advantage of Our City


This is my third year attending Stern, and so I’ve met most of the different types of people around here, and one thing I’ve realized about much of the student body is this: They do not take advantage of the excitement and adventures New York City has to offer. It’s no secret that every first […]

A Spellbound Ode to EDM


I’m cramped in between strangers in a small, dark venue by the name of Webster Hall. My face is shoved into random armpits as I desperately try to grasp my friends’ hands so they don’t slip away. Neon ensemble drenched in sweat, pushing my way to the the front as aggressively as a small female […]

Busted, Not the Band I Remember, But Better


As a child, I vaguely remember hearing about the British pop band Busted. Consisting of a trio of rowdy teenage boys, Charlie Simpson, Matt Willis and James Bourne burst onto the scene in 2002. Their agenda: to push the envelope with their music, while still expressing all the thoughts that go through a teenager’s mind. […]