All That Glitters: Gilded New York exhibit opens at Museum of The City of New York

The Museum of The City of New York unveiled the new Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery and it’s inaugural exhibit, titled Gilded New York. The exhibit, which focuses on the “city’s visual culture at the end of the 19th century,” will be open through November 30th, 2014. It features paintings, jewelry and accessories, chandeliers and dresses from the Gilded Age, primarily from 1865-1910. Display pieces were curated from private collections and the Tiffany & Co. archives, as well as loaned out by...

Where are the Republicans at MMC?

As the primary cycle enters its final stages, the conversation at Marymount Manhattan College has been heating up, with students debating between Senator Bernie Sanders or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But what about students on the other side of the aisle? What about students looking toward Republican candidates for the 2016 election? There must be registered Republicans on campus, so I set out to talk to them about their experiences here. They were harder to find than I expected...

Occupied By Anyone: Gender Neutral Bathrooms Proposed on Campus

For the second time in four years, the topic of gender-neutral bathrooms has been brought up on campus, the Monitor has learned exclusively. Alex-Quan Pham, the Student Government Association Vice President, and Jo Swenson, member of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Advisory Board, met with Dean Carol Jackson to discuss the submission of a proposal calling for the addition of a multi-person, gender-neutral bathroom on campus. Both Pham and Swenson identify as gender non-confirming and use they...

(Not) Looking the Part: Selena Gomez Opens Up about Illness

When Selena Gomez told the world she has lupus, I felt oddly relieved. Selena doesn’t look “sick,” by any measure of the world. She has clear skin, a thin waist, a big smile, and a huge voice. Instead of looking sick, she looks like the poster child for perfect health. Instead of looking sick, she looks like (and is!) a model. I don’t look sick either. Like Selena, I have an autoimmune disorder. Although our diagnoses are different (she has lupus, I have enteropathic arthritis), the concept is...

MMC Welcomes Elon University Students

For the second time, Marymount Manhattan College is opening its doors to students from Elon University as a part of their Study USA program. Elon University, which is a small private college located just outside of Greensboro, North Carolina, has partnerships with other colleges as well. Some other locations students can choose from include Alaska, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. Approximately 20 students have chosen to study at MMC this semester, and there is hope that the program will expand...

Cooper Square Residence Hall Opens To Students

Cooper Square Residence Hall Opens To Students Katie Kausch After a year of little information and high uncertainty, the Cooper Square Residence Hall began welcoming students on August 13. While general student move-in did not begin until August 28, student leaders, including Resident Advisors and Peer Leaders were granted early access. They were originally told that they might have to temporarily stay at the 55th Street Residence Hall when the new building was being finished up....

Chipping Away at Gel Manicures Perfection

It sounds too good to be true: a diamond hard, ever shiny and vibrant nail polish that lasts, on average, over two weeks. Unfortunately, gel manicures might actually be too good to be true. The nail polish, which traditionally consists of a base coat, two to three coats of colors, and a top coat, cured beneath a UV light between every coat, is rapidly gaining popularity in American salons thanks to advances in technology making them longer lasting, and the availability of more colors...

Zayn Malik Leaves 1D, Breaks Hearts Everywhere

Teenage hearts everywhere were simultaneously broken when Zayn Malik announced his official departure from One Direction. “My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band,” Zayn said in an official statement. The earth-shattering announcement came on the heels of his departure from the bands South Asian tour leg. This isn’t the first time Zayn has had seconds thoughts about the band...

Kanye West Concert Interrupts NYC Neighborhood

Yo, traffic, I’ma let you finish, but Kanye West did the best job of bothering New Yorkers ever. No stranger to controversy, the rapper provoked the ire of locals by shutting down the Flat Iron for his free NBA All-Star Weekend concert. Residents took to Twitter to complain about various aspects of the forty-five minute concert, including the expected crowd size (10,000 people), the length of stage set-up (three days straight) or expect concert volume (very loud)...

Ebola: What It Is And 6 Things More Likely To Happen Than Catching It

If you’ve opened a newspaper, watched television, or, you know, existed, at some point in the past two months, chances are you’ve heard someone talking about Ebola. But what exactly is it? Ebola is a hemorrhagic fever, which is a type of fever that damages blood vessels, causing them to leak blood. Because of how devastating symptoms can be, the mortality rate for the current outbreak (which began in February in West Africa) is around 70%. This is the largest outbreak Africa has ever seen...

“Natasha & Pierre” Blazes into Times Square

Following a sold out run in the Meatpacking District, Natasha, Pierre  & The Great Comet of 1812 opens today in its new Times Square home. The musical, set in a pop-up supper-club style theater called the Kazino ran from May to August before transferring to its new Theater District location. “It’s really nice to be in the Theater District,” said actor David Abeles, who currently stars as the titular character of Pierre. “The show is playing better to the audiences because its...
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