Articles by Abby Adler

Lost at Sea: Winter Break with Royal Caribbean

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On January 15th, 2017, five young college students, worn out from the previous semester and desperately seeking refuge and adventure, embarked on a journey known as the Royal Caribbean 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise. The Navigator of the Seas is the large, trusty steed that was responsible for steering them through the deep waters to […]

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 […]

South Park’s Take on the Presidential Election.


South Park has always been a refreshingly hilarious take on reality and current events, and they continued that ability, managing to present the ridiculous narrative of presidential election for viewers while remaining bipartisan. Mr. Garrison, previously the third-grade teacher at South Park Elementary School, steps up to the plate as Trump. However, when he reaches […]

Consequences of the Little Mistakes: A Review of ‘Indignation’


Indignation, an adaptation of the novel by Philip Roth, delivers. The film begins with two seemingly unrelated scenes: soldiers in the midst of the Korean War, and an elderly woman staring emptily at a floral-patterned wall while receiving her medications at a nursing home. The opening voiceover of both scenes recounts the “little” mistakes people […]

Post-Finals: A Compact Guide to Fun in the Sun

In a mere couple of weeks, finals will be history: can I get an ayyy-men?! Some of us will be leaving the big, bad city behind for our hometowns, while others are sticking around. Those of us lucky enough to stick around (myself included) have the opportunity to utilize NYC as our very own playground. […]

A Review of the Sixth Season of Shameless


The 6th season of Shameless was a wild ride for the viewers, and it’s going to be tough to find another show to quench our thirst until it comes back for its 7th season. For those that don’t watch the show, the focus is the dysfunctional Gallagher family that lives in the projects of Chicago. […]

The Art of Blogging


The first blog I became familiar with was a fictional blog; meaning, the author behind it was Jenna, the main character on the MTV show Awkward. The blog, “I Am Jenna”, essentially served as the narration of the show and pushed the plot forward. It was a personal blog filled with all her awkward anecdotes, […]

When Miami Gives You Rain, Dance in the Puddles

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I’ve never been that person who chooses Miami Beach—the classic Jewish destination—for winter break. Usually, I enjoy escaping the Jewish Bubble for a while. I hadn’t been back since the elementary school days, but this year, my heritage finally lured me back to where I belonged. Like everyone else, my friends and I longed to […]

From Herald Square to Fifth Avenue: The Biggest Holiday Window Displays

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Right after Halloween leaves our midst, New York City transforms into a magical winter wonderland. As the city gets decked out in snowflakes and sparkling Christmas lights, New Yorkers are enveloped in the urban winter atmosphere. While I wandered through Bryant Park’s Winter Village, I couldn’t help but sing that classic Christmas jingle to myself: […]

Fat Cat Jazz Bar: A Review By an Under-ager

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Immediately after settling down in the Brookdale dorms in Midtown, I set out to explore what incredible adventures the City That Never Sleeps had to offer me. I created a bucket list for myself: the MOMA, Upright Citizens Brigade, Sugar Factory, Radio City, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, Student Rush Broadway shows and more. I managed […]