Audre Lorde: A Powerful Woman and Her Poetry

In celebration of Women’s History Month, it is important to look back at the female pioneers who have paved the way in fields such as science, mathematics, literature, engineering, medicine, etc. They have pried open previously locked doors of opportunities that are now available to young girls aspiring to do great things. Last semester, in […]

April Sports Recap!

April Sports Friday, April 1st, Men’s Volleyball LOSES to Springfield College Score: 0-3 Men’s Tennis LOSES to Yeshiva University Score: 1-8 Saturday, April 2nd,   Men’s Tennis WINS against Pratt Institute Score: 8-1 Tuesday, April 5th    Men’s Baseball LOSES to John Jay College Score: 0-9 Men’s Tennis WINS against John Jay College Score: 9-0 Men’s Volleyball WINS […]


Quiz: How Well Do You Know CUNY?      

(Note: The questions on this quiz concern the major senior CUNY colleges – Baruch College, Brooklyn College, The City College of New York, College of Staten Island, Hunter College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Lehman College, and Queens College.) Which CUNY has the most undergraduate students enrolled? Baruch College Queens College Hunter College College […]


There aren’t many words one can use to describe TEDxCUNY 2014 that don’t have the same connotation as “raving success.” There was an inundation of requests to attend and for good reason. The speakers, who spoke on the theme of “access,” presented at the Macaulay Honors College building on a Sunday afternoon in November. The speakers included actresses, astronomers, […]

Letter from the Editor — Onward

I am terrible at saying goodbye. Yet, the time has come. Congratulations and a big thank you to four of my section editors who have graduated with me today: Jemi Jacob (Hunter ’13), Simmi Kaur (Hunter ’13), Ayelet Parness (Hunter ’13), and Stefanie Tozzi (Staten Island ’13). I would like to introduce the Messenger’s newest […]

Salted Wounds

Conflicted. That’s how I’ve felt since the discussion about General Petraeus began last month. But not for an obvious reason. Once again, I’ve found myself at the crossroads of two very important elements of my life: namely, my activism and my academics. To be honest, I still haven’t crafted an informed perspective that can help […]