Let’s Appreciate History

In celebration of Black History Month, I figured it’d be fitting to write an appreciation post about history. But, rather than focusing on specifically black history, I’m here to make a case for history as a whole.“History” gets a bad rap because of what we’re accustomed to as students (assuming like me, you’re not a […]

Macaulay Takes on Madama Butterfly at Metropolitan Opera

As a part of the Macaulay Honors core curriculum, students participate in four special seminar courses that help them understand New York City through unique perspectives involving arts, the sciences, and unique trips. According to the Macaulay Honors website, these seminars “feature primary research, classroom learning and hands-on experiences that use New York City as […]

Gallery Sightings: Asia through a Frenchman’s Lens

What: Witness at a Crossroads: Photographer Marc Riboud in Asia When: Through March 23rd, 2015 Where: The Rubin Museum of Art (W17th St.) Admission:  Students: $10 General Admission: $15 FREE on Friday evenings from 6 p.m.–10 p.m. After climbing three flights up the Rubin Museum’s central spiral staircase and passing two floors of Himalayan scroll paintings […]

The Forgotten

I recently heard on the radio how the Japanese industry minister resigned over his inappropriate “town of death” comment. That was the first time in months I had heard any slight mention of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. What was regaled as the worst nuclear fallout since Chernobyl seemed to fizz in away in the Western […]