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The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is a beacon in Shanghai’s Pudong district, peeking out from rows of local shops. With recent industrialization, however, it is no longer the tallest building on the skyline.
(Photo Credit: Sherwin Ker / Unsplash)

From Expression to Disquiet, Shanghai is Changing

Charlotte Zhou, Staff Reporter June 20, 2024

Between pages of Borges and Didion and Pamuk, I’ve always believed that one must be fixed to their homeland to write about it. Someone who has watched their city change alongside them, who finds themselves...

“It became clear that, since my arrival in the U.S, I’d felt invisible, and even as I entered middle age, that feelings hadn’t changed. Rather, it grew. I wrote memoirs so I could see myself,” said Esmeralda Santiago. (Photo Credit: David Shankbone, CC BY 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

From Memoir to Masterpiece: Esmeralda Santiago’s Literary Legacy

Ruby Moran, Staff Reporter June 20, 2024

I started my high school career with a book. It was the very first book I selected for Bronx Science’s summer reading assignment. I chose it because the girl on the cover looked like so many girls I’ve...

Pictured above is an image from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Celebration of Native American Heritage Month in 2023. While many steps have been taken to revitalize Native American culture, it is still increasingly important that their culture and language be recognized and supported. (Photo Credit: Office of the Secretary of Defense - Public Affair, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

A World Silenced: The Importance of Protecting Indigenous Languages

Bethany Karlinsky, Staff Reporter June 20, 2024

“Kiistónnoon aiitsí’poyio’pa” - We are speaking Blackfoot.  The Blackfoot tribe, native to lands throughout Montana and Alberta, is estimated to have a combined population of 60,000, yet...

Here, John Williams conducts at the 2009 Hollywood Bowl. (Photo Credit: Alec McNayr, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

The Modern Mozart: A Profile on the Composer John Williams

Isaiah Muniz, Staff Reporter June 20, 2024

“Without John Williams, bikes don’t really fly, nor do brooms in Quidditch matches, nor do men in red capes. There is no Force, dinosaurs do not walk the Earth, we do not wonder, we do not weep, we...

People are protesting for more awareness regarding the conflict in Myanmar and pushing for the military to stop killing their people. (Photo Credit: Gayatri Malhotra / Unsplash)

The Forgotten War in Myanmar

Sophia Nguyen, Staff Reporter June 20, 2024

Myanmar, a nation once praised and admired for its transition towards democracy, has been plunged into a devastating face of violence and political turmoil. Since a military coup on February 1st, 2021,...

Rachel Aviv is a writer for The New Yorker with two nominations for a National Magazine Award for Public Interest, one National Magazine Award for Profile Writing, and one Whiting Award for Creative Non-Fiction. Her book, Stranger to Ourselves: Unsettled Minds and the Stories That Make Us was named one of the ‘10 Best Books of 2022’ in The New York Times.’ (Photo by Rose Lichter-Marck; used by permission of Rachel Aviv)

New Yorker Writer Rachel Aviv’s Advice to Young Writers

Georgie Barth, Staff Writer June 19, 2024

When I discovered Rachel Aviv’s book Stranger to Ourselves: Unsettled Minds and the Stories That Make Us last year, I was captivated from beginning to end. The New York Times named it one of ‘The 10...

Tripp was started by Ray Goodman’s wife Daang Goodman. The brand is now sold in over 300 stores across the world.

Trash and Vaudeville: The Long-Lived Staple of East Village Punk Culture

Willa Huber, Staff Reporter May 13, 2024

In the 1960s, an artistic rejection of social norms, known as counterculture, hit New York City at full speed. As hippies and artists flooded into one of the world’s most vibrant and lively cities, they...

Here is Ernest Hemingway holding one of his cats, circa 1954. (Photo Credit: Nordic Museum, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

Hemingway’s Cats in Key West

Stefan Bieniasz, Staff Reporter May 13, 2024

When considering the greatest of American authors, one might think of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Others might think of Cormac McCarthy or Toni Morrison. Among them stands the name Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961),...

The front of Taqueria Lenchita shows the visible improvements of the restaurant made by Felix Lucero, in the less than five years since it opened.

A Hidden Gem: A Profile on the Restaurant Taqueria Lenchita

Anthony Ortega, Staff Reporter May 13, 2024

It was an unusually hot Saturday when my mom suggested we go to a new restaurant that had been recommended to her. She hadn’t cooked that day and my father was ready to eat hours ago, and as long as...

Pictured are Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope, two paleontologist friends turned enemies.  (Photo Credit: Frederick Gutekunst, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

Unearthing the Feud of Marsh and Cope: The Bone Wars

Eilidh Ince, Staff Reporter May 13, 2024

Unless you live 100 feet under the largest rock on planet Earth, you’ve heard of dinosaurs. You’re probably familiar with the Triceratops and the Stegosaurus, and if you’re a dinosaur fanatic, the...

Here is a photo of Zora Neale Hurston taken in 1930. Hurston is considered one of the stars of the Harlem Renaissance. (Photo Credit: https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/17243, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Past, Present, and Future: The Life and Legacy of Zora Neale Hurston

Nehla Chowdhury, Staff Reporter May 13, 2024

It was August 15th, 1973, and it was hot. Not fever hot, or arid desert hot. But still, hot. A murky, moist hot engulfed the landscape, from the mangroves and the sand, to the scrub pine and most importantly,...

Sylvia Plath, the revered poet, found herself amid polarizing ends of joy and melancholy throughout her life. (Photo Credit: Giovanni Giovannetti/Grazia Neri, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

Beyond Death: The Sylvia Plath Narrative

Katherine Han, Staff Reporter May 13, 2024

In a therapy session with her psychiatrist Dr. Ruth Beuscher, Sylvia Plath reached a state of catharsis after Beuscher granted her permission to hate her mother. “Better than shock treatment,” the...

Here is a photo of two penguins in Antarctica, with a cruise ship in the background. (Photo Credit: Derek Oyen / Unsplash)

The Icy Mysteries of Antarctica and the Arctic

Amanda Ro, Staff Reporter May 9, 2024
We must preserve the fragile beauty and biodiversity of these remarkable places for future generations.
Here is a simple yet unique eye look done with the Huda Beauty Topaz Obsessions palette. (Photo Credit: Kelin2333, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

Huda Beauty: A Beauty Empire

Saziea Biva, Staff Reporter May 9, 2024

The makeup industry is constantly changing and evolving at a rapid speed. One of the most influential brands is Huda Beauty, founded by Huda Kattan. Kattan has transcended the conventional standards of...

Jin Ramen in Hamilton Heights on 148th & Broadway in Manhattan is known for its ramen and rice bowl dishes. (Photo Credit: Diego Lozano / Unsplash)

Restaurant Review: Jin Ramen in Hamilton Heights

Gabriela Tejeda, Staff Reporter May 8, 2024
Ramen does in fact seem to have gone from “instant” to authentic. 
Nestled in the depths of the Bronx, Fers Grill Deli appears as a tiny emporium of Latin-American food and snacks.

The Individuality of a Bodega: A Profile of Fer’s Grill Deli

Lucas Benjamin, Staff Reporter April 19, 2024

Walking into a bodega is like stepping into a time capsule of New York's history and heritage – the old meets the new in a blend of tradition and innovation. Here, amidst the rows of canned goods and...

Deep in Manhattan, Fraunces Tavern is a clear landmark of the Revolutionary-era, inviting curious passersby into its historical archives.

The Birch Trials: Exploring Revolutionary-Era Emancipation and Black Participation in the American War of Independence

Rossitsa Mina Petrova, Staff Reporter April 17, 2024

High on the list of the oldest and most historic buildings in the United States, Fraunces Tavern’s rustic walls and rich artifacts transport passersby back to the Revolutionary era. Standing proudly...

Here is a shoe of the Ed Hardy brand showing the unique style that Ed Hardy devoted his life to mastering and which has since gone mainstream. (Photo Credit: karindalziel, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

The Life and Fashion of Don Ed Hardy

Carlos Martinez, Staff Reporter April 15, 2024

What comes to mind when you think of the name Don Ed Hardy? Is it the fashionable, Japanese-style tattoos that are hard not to be amazed by, an expensive brand that has become a symbol of modern-day celebrity...

Cherry Blossoms loom over a pathway in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo Credit: Crystal Kay / Unsplash)

The Blooms of Life: Cherry Blossoms and Their History

Marley Lee-Kang, Staff Reporter April 15, 2024

The pink and white petals float on the surface of the water, after they have flowed down like rain. From humans appreciating the beauty of the falling petals to the use of them for motivations of war,...

A large group of women gather in Reykjavik on October 24th, 2005, to protest against the gender wage gap in Iceland. While they marched, they chanted a slogan, “Women, lets be loud!” to emphasize how their voices on the issue had been silenced for decades. (Photo Credit: Johannes Jansson/norden.org, CC BY 2.5 DK , via Wikimedia Commons)

October 24th in Iceland is the Real Women’s Day

Abigael Sidi, Staff Reporter April 14, 2024

You’re in Reykjavík, walking along the streets of the beautiful capital city of Iceland. There are mountains to your left and family businesses to your right. You hear the sounds of small talk and children’s...

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