Selections from Humans of Macaulay: Part 3

See Part 1 here and Part 2 here. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name: Adam Hobbins Class: Freshman Campus: Hunter Major: Undecided “I really like film and the production aspects of it. I’m a member of Pied (Macaulay Filmmakers Club).” “Have you produced any films yet?” “Through them, yeah. I have assisted directed a bunch of their films. It was […]

So here’s the deal, kid…

This month, we asked Macaulay seniors to submit a couple of sentences that they would tell themselves before they started college knowing all that they know now. Thank you to everyone for their honest and thought-provoking responses. We wish all of the seniors the best of luck in the next chapter of their lives! 🙂 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Worry […]

Spanning Two Boroughs

I’ve lived in Brooklyn for close to 16 years, ever since I moved to the US from Baku, Azerbaijan in 1999. The Brooklyn that I know is blocks of six-story red- and yellow-brick apartment buildings filled with people of all colors. Mexicans, Jews from the former USSR, Pakistanis, African Americans, and anyone else you can […]


Selections from Humans of Macaulay: Part 2

See Part 1 here. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name: Cheyn Shah Class: Junior Campus: Queens College Major: Economics and Political Science “The day before my fifth birthday, I cut my own finger off.” “How?” “I was reaching through a window and the window fell on it (pinky finger), but they reattached it. So during the early hours of […]

Selections from Humans of Macaulay: Part 1

Last month, a group of freshman students (Mitasha Palha, Lehman ’18; Jemema Joya, Lehman ’18; and Udara Mendis, City ’18) launched Humans of Macaulay. They already have more than 400 likes on their Facebook page, so they’re off to a great start! The Macaulay Messenger is excited to collaborate with them by featuring three of their posts on our website […]

What’s in a name?

Although Shakespeare likes for us to think otherwise, names are important; they are an aspect of our identity that we had no control over but that we carry with us all of our lives. Besides learning how to say “Mom” and “Dad,” one of the first things that we learn to say is our own name. […]


I’m blue da ba dee da ba…

Disclaimer: This article is meant to offer ways to relieve stress and improve your mood if you’re feeling down on a particular day. However, if you’re having extended periods of sadness and have lost interest in things that you once enjoyed, please reach out to a professional for help. The semester always starts off with […]


Occupation: Student

I’m now in my senior year of college, which means that I’ve spent three quarters of my life in school, as have most of those who are reading this right now. Isn’t that just simply astounding? And yet even though we’ve spent all of these years in school, taking notes, doing homework, and stressing over […]