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Metaverse is Second Life on Steroids

Metaverse is Second Life on Steroids

Nicole Alarcon, Associate Editor January 24, 2022

Last fall Mark Zuckerberg released a video on the Metaverse with the primary vision to maintain Facebook’s mission, a mission as he quoted, “still about bringing people together.” Where is his credibility...

She Was The Angel of Hamburg

She Was The Angel of Hamburg

Nicole Alarcon, Associate Editor December 10, 2021

Aracy de Carvalho received the honorable title of “Angel of Hamburg,” De Carvalho is the only Brazilian woman mentioned in the Holocaust Museum, in Israel, among 18 other diplomats who helped save...

Twisted Fairytale From a Castle Employee

Twisted Fairytale From a Castle Employee

Nicole Alarcon, Associate Editor December 7, 2021

One of my first jobs in America, I was so thrilled. On the day of the interview, I was dressed for the occasion, with a silky button-down shirt and tailored pants. I walked through the large fortress...

A Close Encounter With Death

A Close Encounter With Death

Nicole Alarcon, Associate Editor November 23, 2021

I do not remember exactly how old I was, but I remember enough details of that night that will forever haunt me. My family and I would take a yearly trip to Praia Grande, Brazil, a break from the chaos...

Do Not Try This on Your Own – Part 2

Do Not Try This on Your Own – Part 2

Nicole Alarcon, Associate Editor October 14, 2021

“This sounds like a sex trafficking scheme.” My friend Katy texted me after I told her about the craigslist job. We had read scary stories about craigslist meetings gone terribly wrong, I was still...

Do Not Try This on Your Own - Part 1

Do Not Try This on Your Own – Part 1

Nicole Alarcon, Associate Editor September 30, 2021

Over the summer, I spend hours scrolling through craigslist looking for gigs that would supplement my income. I was always wary of possible craigslist dangers, speaking notably from a female point of view. After...

Netflix’s “The Present” shows realistic perspective on Palestinian Struggles

Netflix’s “The Present” shows realistic perspective on Palestinian Struggles

Nicole Alarcon, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

The short film depicts a day in the life of a Palestinian family living in the “Palestinian Enclaves,” the rather small designated areas for Palestinians in the West Bank. The 2020 short film directed...

Superwoman Is An Immigrant

Superwoman Is An Immigrant

Nicole Alarcon, Staff Writer March 29, 2021

My mother, Chilean born was only 6-years-old when my grandmother and grandfather moved to Brazil. They left her childhood home and the rest of the family in hopes to find a cheaper cost of living; my grandfather...

Running Away From New York

Running Away From New York

Nicole Alarcon, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

I fell out of love with New York, and I think a lot of people did during the pandemic.    Everything has changed drastically, and it seems like the idea of finding the American Dream in New York City...

Living With Impostor Syndrome

Living With Impostor Syndrome

Nicole Alarcon, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

I am a fraud... That’s what goes through my head every time I accomplish something, or any time I submit an assignment, or even when I speak to someone. That’s what’s in my head 24/7. It is...

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