Follow Your Passions

Late last year, for The Macaulay Messenger’s November issue, I wrote a piece expressing gratitude for my journey in digital media. In retrospect, I realized that I made it sound like my journey in digital media was smooth. It most definitely was not. At many points, I was afraid when shifting between interests. Sometimes, I […]

A Brief Reflection on the Semester

In terms of writing for The Macaulay Messenger, I really enjoyed working with Lauren Hakimi this year on a more timely news story regarding Brookdale housing. I know several students contacted me about getting an article out there as soon as possible to help the cause. Even though the entire angle of the article changed last […]

Man versus God

A heated debate – the Big Bang or God’s creation of the world? The debate between scientific inquiry and religious debate has seemed to be grappling at the hands of many as we are approaching a generation of increasing scientific advancements – whether that be in quantum mechanics, genetic engineering (in which we are able […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: A Force to be Reckoned With

Who exactly is the woman behind the pristine white caped blazer, signature red lip, and unapologetically bold hoop earrings? How is she breaking social and political barriers in an attempt to address the deeply rooted issues inherent in our country’s government? The media frenzy around up-and-coming Congresswoman and Democratic politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is truly one […]

Promoting Inclusive Beauty Standards

A year ago, the makeup brand Tarte released their Shape Tape foundation and received immense backlash for their limited shade range from the beauty community. Media platforms like YouTube called out the company for releasing several variations of foundations for light skin tones, but only two options for darker skin tones. Recently, Tarte once again […]

Without Journalism, There Is No Democracy

We live in a strange time when journalism and democracy seem to be threatened everyday — despite protections from the First Amendment. Again and again, I hear: “We need journalism now more than ever,” and journalism is increasingly being tied to the concept of democracy. (Last year, for The Excelsior, I wrote about a graduate course that […]