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I cry a lot–and if you don’t, you’re honestly missing out

Anxiety is something that many undergraduate college students experience in their lifetime. There are many things at this point in our young adult lives that we worry about, like, if we’re ever going to get that dream job, if we’re capable of maintaining the relationships we already have (along with the new ones we make along the way) or if we’re going to remember to drink water (because, for some reason, that’s extremely stressful). Nevertheless, there are strategies that I use to free myself from bouts of crippling anxiety. My number one method is crying.

The Gravitational Pull of Tattoos and Piercings: What University Students Have to Say

Generation Z has spent the past few years developing a tattoo and piercing aesthetic that no other generation has truly been able to duplicate. Ranging from a full sleeve of patchwork to a nasallang or bridge piercing, University students on the New York City campus have it all and share some advice on the do’s and don’ts of achieving the Gen Z body-mod art aesthetic.

The Pertinence of America’s Drug Crisis On Gen Z And Its Effect On Pace University

As Gen Z continues to take over aspects of American society and bring back trends from the ‘80s and ‘90s, so are they helping revive the American drug epidemic. From heroin to crack cocaine, the drug epidemic is reemerging, and with the recent legalization of marijuana in some states, drug manufacturing and utilization rates are higher than ever.

Why Is No One Talking About Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Children?

In the corridor of Highway 16 between Prince George and Prince Rupert in British Columbia, Canada is The Highway of Tears, a human trafficking site that holds the record for the most disappearances and murders of Indigenous women and girls since 1970. Over 80 Indigenous women and girls have been victims of the injustice, indifference and racism associated with this Canadian Highway.

Chinatown Is Not For Sale!: Chinatown Art Brigade ‘Degentrification Archives’ At Pace University

From Feb. 10 to March 25, the Pace University Art Gallery is presenting Degentrification Archives by the Chinatown Art Brigade. The art gallery’s degentrification exhibit is a form of education through art that is used to help others learn more about the effects of gentrification on people and the cities they live in. It is filled with paintings, photographs, archives, infographics, maps, and abolition campaigns, all of which are specific to highlighting the unfavorable effects of gentrification.

Black Mental Health Matters: Reviewing Pace University’s Black Student Union Mental Health Lecture

On Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, Pace University’s Black Student Union (BSU) members gathered to discuss the ongoing mental health effects on the university’s students and the black community at large. The assembly included a guest speaker who is a certified psychologist and therapist specializing in helping black men, and women of all ages acknowledge their culture to grow and develop healthily and mindfully.

Starting A Clothing Brand At 19 Years Old Is One Of The Hardest Things I’ve Ever Done

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? If you have, you’ll know it’s not easy. Let me tell you how my journey to developing a small business began. Around late November/early December of 2022, I became obsessed with the idea of creating my own clothing brand and starting a clothing business.

The Beauty and Precision of Miniature Art

The “Small is Beautiful” New York art exhibition is a unique miniature art universe that began in Paris and London with over 150,000 visitors and numerous positive reviews. It is said to be the biggest international exhibition entirely devoted to miniature art and the incredible journey of creating the pieces. The first international exhibition represented the work of 32 worldwide miniature artists, giving them an opportunity to present their creations to the general public. After its success, miniature art became a phenomenon on social media, thus unveiling some of the world’s greatest artists of the movement.

Super Bowl LVII: Rihanna’s 13-Minute Concert Featuring The Chiefs And The Eagles

What’s the Super Bowl without a memorable half-time show performance? In the past, we’ve had performances from famous singers ranging from Beyoncé and Bruno Mars to J.Lo, Michael Jackson, The Weeknd, Maroon 5, Missy Elliott, and many others. Still, this year was devoted to Rihanna, whose musical expertise and product quality are always on point and top-tier. Fans worldwide gathered in the State Farm Stadium in Arizona to watch the season’s biggest NFL (National Football League) game. This year, with RiRi’s performance, the crowd got what they were looking for and were even surprised with an additional pregnancy announcement!

'SOS': SZA's Album Was The Best Thing To Happen This Year

SZA is back, people, and not just with her R&B hits! Let’s just start by thanking SZA for releasing this album this month and upping the game for all of the music that is yet to be released by other artists in the upcoming year. Since the release of her album, the singer has been flooded with positive reviews, and has gained thousands of new fans from her instantaneous popularity on Tiktok and Twitter. After a five-year hiatus, the singer has finally dropped her second album, SOS—the long-awaited follow-up to 2017’s Ctrl album.

Underrated Christmas Songs That Will Help You Get Through The Rest of The Semester

The holidays are upon us. It’s that time of year again. Christmas music can’t be escaped; whether you’re in your dorm room, grocery stores, or any public place, it’s playing 24/7. Other than duetting Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” at the top of your lungs with your best friends, many holiday songs can lift your spirit and keep you motivated until the end of the fall semester. Here are some underrated holiday classics and more modern Christmas covers that can be added to your playlist this year.

My Skincare Routine is Intense, But So Worth It

Let’s just say I have a pretty intense skincare routine, and although it’s not completely necessary at such a young age, it’s really enjoyable. Interestingly enough, I find myself to be easily swayed by Instagram and Pinterest advertisements pressuring me to buy products that are not necessarily worth the price. Of course, I don’t buy all of them, but I do my research and splurge on the skincare devices accordingly. For this article, I’m going to talk about the celebrity beauty products I use daily for a night-to-day glow-up.

Movie Review: Marvel's "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"

These past few weeks, there’s been a continuous buzz on both news sources and social media regarding the newest Marvel Studios movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Oftentimes, movie sequels don’t always live up to the hype of the first movie’s release, but this movie surpasses expectations with its highly emotional, tear-jerking, and action-packed storyline. Let me just say I was crying uncontrollably by the end of the movie.

Everything You Need to Know about NYC’s Newest Glossier Opening

The new Glossier store opened in Brooklyn on Nov. 5, finally giving New York residents access to a physical storefront in Williamsburg... and I waited four hours in line for it...

My Goals For The Spring 2023 Semester

This year is coming to a close after the somewhat back-to-normal lifestyle from the effects of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. While some people continue to live with the same motivations as the year’s progress, others hold fast to the motto “new year, new me,” setting new year resolutions, and only following those resolutions for the first month of the year. Personally, the idea of “new year, new me” doesn’t quite strike me as something that would help to improve my overall well-being and productivity, but there are a few goals that I’d like to reach in the upcoming spring semester...

A Southern Girl Discusses Her Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

As you might know, many aspects of southern culture are entirely different from the northern values that we know of. For example, the people, the clothing, and the culture, in general, differ. One of the most prominent differences between the two regions is the food...

The Decolonization of Thanksgiving

The First Thanksgiving (or “Thankstaking” ) was actually a period of genocide, thievery, and the start of the prolonged endangerment of Indigenous tribes. While records indicate that the three-day harvest celebration did happen, it was not in the kid-friendly way most people believe to know...

Would You Still Love Me If I Were A Worm?: The Top 5 Celebrity Halloween Costumes Of 2022

Let’s talk about Hollywood Halloween 2022. This Halloween, the spooky (and kooky) celebrity costumes were unmatched, as we saw ensembles ranging from Lizzo as Miss Piggy to Heidi Klum as a worm. This year we were given some of the most iconic costumes of the past five years...

Johnny Depp joins Savage x Fenty Show Amid Controversy

Discussing Johnny Depp's appearance in Rhianna's Savage X Fenty Show.

This past week, singer and businesswoman Rihanna released her newest Savage X Fenty collection on episode four of her annual Amazon Prime Video show Savage X Fenty Vol. 4. This fashion show presented an all-star cast lineup, classic hip-hop and R&B hits and extraordinarily choreographed dance numbers...

Disney’s ‘Reflect’ illuminates the hardships of the dance industry

It’s not new for Disney to develop meaningful and emotional short films that highlight specific problems within our society, but Reflect is a revolutionary twenty-first-century film. Directed by Hillary Bradfield, Reflect focuses on a story about a plus-size ballerina, Bianca, who struggles with self-image and learns to love herself, her body, and her reflection...

‘Just Above Midtown’ exhibition stuns at the MoMA

On the third floor of Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in The Edward Steichen Galleries is the liberating exhibition “Just Above Midtown: Changing Spaces” that focuses on displaying African American art and establishing the Black artists’ voices during the 1970s...