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Recollections of a Young Lord

By Abrian De Luna Carlito Rovira, a former member of the Young Lords, appeared as a guest speaker in Professor Hank Williams’ Urban Writers class in October. The Young Lords started out as a street gang. According to Rovira, when they started in Chicago during 1960s, it was during a period of political upheaval in […]

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One of the multiple bullet filled cars by Lucien Smith displayed at “Macabre Suite.” Photo Credit: artruby.com

Bronx Pop-Up Art Show Prompts Questions About Gentrification in the Bronx

By Alivia Lopez   On October 29th, New York based artist Lucien Smith displayed some of his latest works at a controversial one-night pop-up art show held in the South Bronx at an abandoned piano factory on the bank of the Harlem River. In addition to Smith, the event was co-hosted by a number of […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Hand That Feeds’ and the Battle of Undocumented Immigrant Workers for Fair Salaries

                By Juan B. Garcia “They say we are criminals. But they are the real criminals because they are stealing our wages” says Margarito López, a Mexican middle-aged dishwasher at a Manhattan Hot & Crusty deli on second avenue and 63rd street where he makes minimum wage. He […]

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Countdown to Financial Success: The Top Six Myths Keeping College Students Broke

By Ayesha Depay   Commuter students often get left out of the conversation about how to manage money while in college. Financial advice for students tends to overlook those who are older, employed, or raising children. For these students, financial savvy includes not buying into the following misconceptions. Myth 5: College is a non-stop party […]

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Hip­-Hop Time and Other Unintended Consequences of Capitalism on Rap Music

By Christopher Morrow   The intersection of commercial product with underground art exemplifies one of the paradoxes of contemporary hip­hop, where protest and profit collide. The commodification of down time is a staple of the post­industrial era, and since the ‘90s, hip­hop has become another lucrative commodity. Of course, capitalism’s starkest influence is its effect […]

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Working Women Face Increasing Health Risks

By Ronal Cedano It is 5:01 p.m. on a Friday when Sabrina Morales, 23, reaches Lehman College campus after getting out of work. Her 40-hour work week might be over, but as a full-time student, she still has work to do. She is one of the increasing number of female students struggling to succeed or […]

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A Puerto Rican in the Empire Professor Teresita Levy and her book about Puerto Rican tobacco growers

Professor Teresita Levy discusses her book about Puerto Rican tobacco growers By Juan B. Garcia “My students at Lehman College have been a source of inspiration and intellectual renewal for the last seven years, and I thank them for joining me in the classroom,” says Teresita Levy, a Latin American History professor at Lehman College. She […]

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TV Review: American Horror Story: Hotel

By: Alivia Lopez First came a haunted house, then an asylum, followed by a coven of teen witches, and finally a freak show. Then just when one thought Ryan Murphy exploited all possible cliché horror backdrops, along comes American Horror Story: Hotel, which premiered on October 7, 2015. American Horror Story: Hotel centers around the […]

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Chibi-Robo Plugs Into the Second Dimension, Zip Lash Style

By Abrian De Luna The eponymous protagonist of the Chibi-Robo series has done many jobs in his video game series over the years to make people happy. First working as a cleaning bot at the Sanderson household (twice), then revitalizing a park by planting flowers, and helping a curator create exhibits for his NostalJunk museum. […]

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Mac Attack at Carman Cafe

By Abrian De Luna Is Mac Attack, a new food stand at Carman Café, great for students’ wallets, bad for their health, or both? Mac Attack serves macaroni and cheese, but also serves the same brand of pizza and sandwiches that can be found in the main cafeteria. The macaroni and cheese come in three […]

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