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Comic Book Culture: The Influence of Superheroes

Comic Book Culture: The Influence of Superheroes

By Kelvin A. Hualpa Comic book culture has had a profound on adults andchildren alike. In ancient times, people told myths and folktales as a form of entertainment and as a way to build imaginations. However, in this new generation, what has taken the place of folklore and myths are comic books. There has been […]


Fashion Faux Pas

By: Darren Harris Staff Writer Summer is almost over and the season is beginning to change to fall, and along with the change of season, fashion seems to follow right along. The summer fashions have seen a tremendous outburst of color such as violet tulip, freesia, white, placid blue, sand and dazzling blue in
jeans, shorts, […]


Men’s Do’s and Don’ts

By: Jenifer Valmon Contributing Writer For those of you who enjoyed the hot days of summer, withdrawals are likely on the way. No need to break out the box of tissues or shed tears for your favorite summer shorts, because fall is around the corner, and I’ve got just the right tips that can help revamp […]


Souled Out Or Sold Out

By: Ryan Durning Staff Writer Jhené Aiko’s debut album “Souled Out” was released on Sept. 9th. The Def Jam signed songbird has slowly brought attention to this project through a mixtape, guest appearances, and last year’s “Sail Out” EP. Thankfully, Aiko doesn’t disappoint her fans, bringing introspective songwriting to this album in spades. The West […]


Jeezy Spits Fire

By: Ryan Durning Staff Writer Jeezy has been through a lot in the music industry in the decade since his first album, including a recent arrest for gun possession after a man was killed backstage at one of his concerts. On his latest LP, “Seen It All: The Autobiography,” he’s more concerned with his place […]


Know Thy Selfie

By:  Jose Oropeza Contributor If you have an Instagram or Facebook account, chances are you’ve seen one. Sometimes with more than one person, and often with a “#” symbol in the caption. The selfie, a trend that took social media by storm, rose to hashtag status shortly after the introduction of smartphones – specifically the […]


The Social Disconnect of Social Media

By: Orobosa Omede Contributor How many people do you know in this day and age who do not have a social media account? Everyday a new social media site is created. There are over 2 million social media outlets that currently exist. Whether it’s Facebook or Twitter, it seems like in today’s society, social networking […]


Th[Ink] About Your Future

Th[Ink] About Your Future

By: Rehana Sancho Contributor With celebrities like Lil Wayne, Rihanna, and Justin Bieber showing off their body art on places like their necks, arms, and faces, it is easy to see why young adults outside of Hollywood are increasingly turning towards the tattoo culture. However, students may be unaware of the long-term consequences of having […]


Prisons Become “The Grey Area”

By Marckincia Jean Contributor   On March 6, the documentary film, “The Grey Area: Feminism Behind Bars,” was screened in the Student Council conference room for students and faculty. The film addresses education, mental health, and the sentences of incarcerated women in the United States. The film, directed by Noga Ashkenazi, s the second out […]


Rap Album Erupts From Seedy Past

Rap Album Erupts From Seedy Past

By Ryan Durning Staff Writer Top Dawg Entertainment artist Schoolboy Q’s major label debut, OXYmoron, is his most progressive yet frustratingly ignorant record to date. In interviews he has stated that the theme of the album was documenting all the bad he has done in order to support his daughter. The former Hoover Crip/college football […]


Movie Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

Movie Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

By: Alex Guzmán Getting in the ring with Martin Scorsese always hits you with a knockout punch. And “The Wolf of Wall Street” is Scorsese at the top of his game. The film overcomes you like that third rail of pure cocaine. Your eyes widen, your jaw clenches, your knuckles turn white and you’re hooked instantly; […]


Is Violence Ever Justified?

By: Joseph M. Gomez   On a bright, crisp October afternoon in New Jersey, the heated rivalry between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots resumed for the 2013 NFL season.  There was no drama unfolding on the football field. However, an unscheduled event that took place in the MetLife stadium corridors that became […]


Movie Review: 12 Years a Slave

By Alex Guzman “Days ago I was with my family, in my home. Now you’re telling me all that’s lost? Tell no one who I am, that’s the way to survive? Well, I don’t want to survive. I want to live.” Solomon Northup, “12 Years a Slave” Only for a portion of 134 minutes is […]


Video Game Review: Batman Arkham Origins

By Ruben Etienne Oct. 25 saw the release of “Batman: Arkham Origins”, the prequel to Rocksteady’s critically acclaimed “Batman: Arkham Asylum” and “Batman: Arkham City” worldwide. The video game was developed by Warner Bros. Montreal and was written by Corey May and Dooma Wendschuch, who between them have written games like “Assasin’s Creed” and “Prince […]


A Truly Good Album

By Din Gjidija Staff Writer Swedish-born D.J. Avicii, otherwise known as Tim Bergling, has always been known for his synth-sounding, electronic dance tracks.  His latest album “TRUE“ released through PRMD/Island Def Jam, is the 24 year old’s first studio album. It moves away from Electronic Dance Music and more toward a newly found folk and dance style. Right before […]


RUSH Movie Review: Racecar Film Falters on the Way to the Finish Line.

RUSH Movie Review: Racecar Film Falters on the Way to the Finish Line.

  By Stephen Amato Contributing Writer When I first heard that Ron Howard was directing a race car film like “Rush,” I was curious. Wow. Ron Howard I thought. He has been directing good, solid films for years. But then I tried to think of one great film from his resume. Sure, he directed “Cocoon,” […]


World Wrestling Fan Base at a Crossroads

World Wrestling Fan Base at a Crossroads

BY ALBERT ALBANESE April 7, 2013 marks World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) biggest event of the year, Wrestlemania 29. To be held in Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, fans from around the world will descend upon the home of the New York Giants and New York Jets for the hard-hitting, fast-paced, exciting action the WWE […]


Teaching Us How They Dress

By Sharlene Joesph Have you ever mistaken your professor for a student on the first day of class? Fashion is not John Jay’s number one priority, academics and education are. But, without enforcing a set dress code, does this mean that professors can dress as casual as they want? The back of the graduate and […]


Outfit of the Day

Outfit of the Day

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Mixed Martial Arts Fights Its Way Into Pop Culture

By Jason Chester. On a Friday evening, in Carmine Zocchi’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu academy located in Maspeth, Queens. It’s open mat night. From 6pm to 9pm, guys from other gyms as well seasoned fighters are sparring with each other, practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu which is a form of grappling and Mixed Martial Arts, which mixes various styles […]


Korean Pop Invades America

Korean Pop Invades America

By Marisol Rueda Visuals Editor Korean pop is becoming a fast growing industry for an American audience. “Korea is different, you train to entertain your viewers,” Sc Chung said. Chung is a representative of an organization that was created to cater to America’s new taste. Hallyu Idol Training Services New York (HITSNY) is a new […]


Green Fashion Costs More Green

Green Fashion Costs More Green

By Zina Paschal                                   “Everything we do has an impact on the environment, so developing chemicals and materials that don’t produce negative discharge is definitely worth it,” said Clem Von Holstein, a sales employee at Patagonia. With the rise […]


Green Fashion Costs More Green

By Zina Paschal Staff Writer “Everything we do has an impact on the environment, so developing chemicals and materials that don’t produce negative discharge is definitely worth it,” said Clem Von Holstein, a sales employee at Patagonia. With the rise of environmental groups and green awareness, many clothing companies have adopted the idea of producing […]


We’re Kind Of “Psycho”

We're Kind Of "Psycho"

In 1991, the demented mind of Bret Easton Ellis wrote the novel American Psycho, a psychological thriller that brought about much criticism and praise since its inception. The book was adapted into the 2000 movie “American Psycho” starring Christian Bale and directed by Mary Harron. The novel, through the mind of Patrick Bateman, played by […]