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Battling The Creative Crisis

Battling The Creative Crisis

Diannah Plaisir, Managing Editor January 25, 2023

Am I really creative? One of my professors gave multiple prompts to the class and asked us to free write. “To me, creativity means…” “If I were really creative, I could…” “If...

Thanksgiving At Mercy College A Hit

Diannah Plaisir, Associate Editor December 1, 2022

Mercy returned this holiday season with its annual Thanksgiving feast, this year hosted across all three campuses: Bronx Campus, Nov. 15, Dobbs Ferry Campus, Nov. 16, and the Manhattan Campus, Nov....

21 Thoughts About Turning 21

21 Thoughts About Turning 21

Diannah Plaisir, Associate Editor November 30, 2022

Last Monday, on Nov. 21, I officially turned 21. 21 on 21. Upon reaching this milestone, I realized that I have a lot to think about now. So here’s my list. 21 thoughts about turning 21.  1....

My Interest Does Not Define Me

My Interest Does Not Define Me

Diannah Plaisir, Associate Editor November 30, 2022

Some time in fourth or fifth grade, I came across this song that altered my emotional development. I was a semi-shy girl with zero knowledge of the love department. I had a crush on a classmate whose name...

1899 – A Hidden Viewing Masterpiece

Diannah Plaisir, Assoicate Editer November 30, 2022

Four years ago Netflix released “The Haunting of Hill House,” which absolutely destroyed me emotionally. I immediately added it to my top ten tv show list and even wrote an essay-long column about...

The Soundtracks of Diannahs Life

The Soundtracks of Diannah’s Life

Diannah Plaisir, Associate Editor November 17, 2022

Music is a lot of things to me. A warm hug after a long day. A green light for waterworks. An outlet for all the occasional anger that builds inside. Sometimes it’s the set list to my first world tour...

The Haunting of Hill House — A Modern Masterpiece

The Haunting of Hill House — A Modern Masterpiece

Diannah Plaisir, Associate Editor November 10, 2022

This year, Halloween would have been a drag had I not chosen to rewatch what I’ve now decided is one of the greatest shows ever created: The Haunting of Hill House. Originally a book written in...

The Weapon of Knowledge

The Weapon of Knowledge

Diannah Plaisir, Associate Editor November 4, 2022

For centuries now, Africa has been looked at as a source of extraction and exportation of natural resources. But recently, there’s been a powerful shift and perceptions have changed. People are starting...

OP/ED: Oh No! Black People are Elves!

OP/ED: Oh No! Black People are Elves!

Diannah Plaisir, Associate Editor October 13, 2022

As a longtime fan of the fantasy genre, I’m hyper-aware of the current wave of fantasy projects coming out right now. Growing up with a mother who is a huge Lord of the Rings fan, I was more than prepared...

Beyoncé Once Again Regins Supreme

Beyoncé Once Again Regins Supreme

Diannah Plaisir, Associate Editor October 13, 2022

After six long agonizing years of desperate whining and wailing, Beyoncé finally released her highly anticipated seventh studio album, Renaissance. Additionally, for the first time since she revolutionized...

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