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​​Vitamin D Deficiency: The Silent Ongoing Pandemic

​​Vitamin D Deficiency: The Silent Ongoing Pandemic

Nowreen Sarwar September 21, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic had many degradations in the quality of human life: we were collectively deprived of proper nutrition, human connection, conventional education, employment opportunities, travel,...

The Abrasive Phenomenon of Slamming Doors and Pissing Off Your Neighbors

The Abrasive Phenomenon of Slamming Doors and Pissing Off Your Neighbors

Emma Knight September 16, 2021

Just like Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”, the sound of the beating heart (in this case constant door slams) are enough to drive even the most sane person mad. No matter the hour of day,...

Billie Holiday (left) and Lester Young (right)

Fine and Mellow

Khulan Erdenechimeg September 13, 2021

Today’s piece by Khulan Erdenechimeg recounts the fine and mellow musical romance between two of the best jazz artists of the past century, Billie Holiday and Lester Young. The Lady Day’s voice...

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Listen to this: the ten best albums of the decade (according to me)

Mat Diana , Managing Editor December 6, 2019

To mark an incredible decade for music, this is a special edition of “Listen to This” listing my ten favorite albums from the 2010’s. As a few disclaimers: this list is only in alphabetical order,...

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Listen to this: ‘Thank U, Next’

Mat Diana '20, Opinion Editor March 25, 2019

Ariana Grande should have one of the easiest jobs in popular music. Her celebrity status, matched with the breadth of her vocal talent, should let her release chart-topping hits however often she wants....

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Listen to this: ‘Some Rap Songs’

Mat Diana '20, Opinion Editor February 21, 2019

I know I am late to the party by reviewing this album more than two months after it was released. I could blame it on Winter Break, or the slowdown of album releases at the end of the year giving me less...

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Record reviews: ‘Master of the Sun’

Mat Diana '20, Opinion Editor November 13, 2018

I was on the fence about starting this music column until I heard about the new Black Eyed Peas album. They are the lowest hanging fruit of the hip-hop scene, giving me the chance to start the column strong...

Advice from Alexandra: Balancing school work and social life

Advice from Alexandra: Balancing school work and social life

Alexandra Greenberg '20, Columnist October 30, 2018

Anonymous Advice seeker:” I have been having a really hard time balancing school work and my social life. I feel like I have to pick between doing school work or being social. I don’t want to lose...

Advice from Alexandra: Getting out of toxic relationships

Advice from Alexandra: Getting out of toxic relationships

Alexandra Greenberg '20, Columnist October 4, 2018

Anonymous advice seeker: “I feel like I currently have a lot of unhealthy relationships in my life and I’m not sure what to do. I want to make things better, but I also don’t want to lose the majority...

Advice from Alexandra: Keeping in touch with your old friends

Advice from Alexandra: Keeping in touch with your old friends

Alexandra Greenberg '20, Columnist September 26, 2018

Anonymous Advice seeker:” A lot of my friends who lived in my building last year I don’t live by anymore and I don’t want to lose my friends because I love them but it’s hard to see them and I...

Advice from Alexandra: Finding your significant other

Advice from Alexandra: Finding your significant other

Alexandra Greenberg '20, Columnist September 26, 2018

Anonymous Advice Seeker: “How do I find a man outside of tinder or dating apps… all the boys I meet on tinder are trash and don’t want a relationship but I want a relationship and catch feels pretty...

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