In This Issue: APPLE FEST 2012, PAGES 8-9; GOOD EATS AT MMC, PAGE 10 The Monitor Get Your Griffin On! MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN COLLEGE’S STUDENT NEWSPAPER VOLUME 15, ISSUE 2, SEPTEMBER 17,2012 All photos courtesy of Reimy Gonzalez Game on, Griffins! Check out Pages 6 and 7 for Taylor Morgan’s inside scoop on this year’s Griffin Games and what it truly means to be Marymount Manhattan College’s favorite mythical creature! THE BEAT, PAGE 12; INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE, PAGE 3; STREET FAIRS, PAGE 4 PAGE 2 THE MONITOR SEPTEMBER 2012 The Monitor Staff EDITOR IN CHIEF Letter from the Editor Lindsey Sullivan I cannot believe we are already entering the third week of classes at our cozy college of the liberal arts in the Big Apple! My Griffin Guide is already full of chicken scratched and starred dates and times. While in the Commons and the Nugent Lounge, I have already heard various snippets of PRINT MANAGING EDITOR students exclaiming about how much reading they have to do within 24 hours or how little sleep they Erin Shanley were able to get within the past 2 days. To be sure, assimilating to a new schedule can be terrifying, and thinking about all the tasks ONLINE MANAGING EDITOR one has to perform in a matter of days can be mind numbing. Nevertheless, I encourage the MMC Sarina Bloodgood community in its entirety to remember the importance of taking care of the self. Take a night for yourself to eat Ben and Jerry’s and watch Jenna Marbles. Go see that ONLINE EDITOR Broadway show you’re been saving up for. Go for a run on the High Line. Remind yourself of who Taylor Morgan you are and what you love. If you wake up knowing you are literally going to be at school for 12 hours, wear your favorite shirt or hat. The smallest gestures can provoke the most effective attitude PRODUCTION EDITOR changes. K. Chaney Long Of course, one has to remember why we are attending Marymount Manhattan College. We are here first and foremost to receive an education at the collegiate level. Discipline yourself. NEWS EDITOR This does not mean turning one’s self into a work horse on auto-pilot. This can mean reading 5 Molly Ward pages per night before your next class as opposed to saving it all for the night before or morning of. Practice that song or routine for 15 minutes out of your day. Respect your friend’s inability to hang FEATURES EDITOR out during a stressful week. The littlest changes can provoke the most effective results. Juliann Lajeskie There has to be a perfect balance of the two: self love and self discipline. I’m not sure if I myself have found that balance, but giving one’s self time is the one of the best gifts one can give. COPY EDITOR Celebrate being a student or member of this community. We all did an excellent job of that Chelsea Gentile this past Wednesday. Apple Fest 2012 was alive and well with joy and school pride. Read Herbert Duran’s story about the event on Page 9 and be sure not to miss Savannah Devore’s photos on Page PHOTO MANAGER 8! Reimy Gonzalez I actually still haven’t taken off my wristband from the event. Though Apple Fest is over, the sense of unity and MMC pride is something I myself want to be reminded of for as long as pos- sible. PROMOTIONAL MANAGER Kelsey O’Brien Lindsey Sullivan FEATURED STAFF WRITERS Herbert Duran Nadia Shammas Where in the World? Alexis van Dijk FEATURED GUEST WRITERS Chris Calfa Joe Liner STAFF ADVISOR Melissa Benca The Monitor is the student newspaper of Mary- mount Manhattan College. It is published 7 times each semester, with the ex- ception of January and Summer sessions. The Moni- tor has a circulation of 700 and shared readership. Additional articles, a variety of multimedia, and the online PDF of this issue can be found and viewed at www.mmcthemonitor.com. Photo courtesy of Lindsey Sullivan Where in the world has your Monitor been? Send us a snapshot of your adventures read- The Monitor is funded through the Student Activity ing The Monitor to email@example.com! Whether you are caught reading your favorite Fee. Single copies are free to Marymount Manhat- student newspaper abroad, around Soho, or in the bathtub, our favorite pictures will be tan College students, faculty, staff, and community featured in this section of our next issue! members. SEPTEMBER 2012 STUDENT LIFE PAGE 3 Fashion’s One Night International Day of Peace By Alexis van Dijk Stands Staff Writer By Chris Calfa You are talented. Really. You have the Guest Writer power to contribute to movements in your own I was originally asked to write about special way —as a dancer, an athlete, an actor, or top 10 “must haves” in the closet for Fall a scientist. 2012. I, being the stubborn bitch that I am, Or maybe you’re a writer, a musician, an complained and stated that half of the things entrepreneur, a good listener, a great friend, or a meant to be big in fashion, much like the compassionate volunteer. You are admired for Segway, non-Apple mp3 players, and Mariah your talents no matter what they are; they draw Carey’s career/personality, do not take off. attention to you. So what if that attention was used For example, last year, the big trend of Fall 2012 was supposed to be “colored denim” to promote a greater good, like peace? (If anyone can recall this, you get a Friend On Friday September 21st, people from Request). I’m the last person to be asked for around the world will be participating in the fashion advice. International Day of Peace. On that day, peace is I know I highly resemble George celebrated in hundreds of creative and entertaining Clooney and Channing Tatum, get it all the ways. Many people, however, are unaware of what time… but I have the fashion sense of Barney this day truly means. Stinson’s nerdy cousin from the state of Washington. I also cannot keep up with the This day is much more than a hippie times and what these crazy kids are doing gathering or an excuse to listen to jam bands and these days. I haven’t even seen Ted yet. wear rainbow colors. The International Day of Instead, I thought that it would be Peace is a program crafted by the United Nations: better to look back on all the horrendous trends “The Culture of Peace Initiative” (CIP). The that have been popular; those “staple pieces” that we still question as to why anybody ever UN strives to promote peace for the greater good thought they were socially acceptable to because it can touch on very important issues, wear. such as the end of armed wars. According to the UN, “Peace [also] enables development, which The Top 10 Trends I Believe Should is critical in providing opportunities for young Never Have Happened people, particularly those in emerging countries.” 10. Hipster Glasses Various events will take place across New I don’t care how ironic it is or how nerdy you York City, such as Free Yoga (Global Mala Yoga look. for Peace), all day celebrations of art performances Photo courtesy of en.wikipedia.org 9. Bell Bottom Pants in music and dance in Central Park, and free hugs They’re only good for hiding your kankles. for peace. Peace Day will also host a minute of are anything but short of talent. If you believe 8. Crocs silence, held at noon in each of the time zones in peace, be sure to spread the word. Share the ….Whoopi… around the globe. Many more events can be found date with a friend, write it on a board in your 7. G-String with Low rise Jeans online at Bethepeace.com. classroom, update your Facebook status, or go I’m sorry, are you Britney Spears? Oh no? big: log-on to materpeace.org and create an event Didn’t think so. Aside from these specific events, peace in your community (or at school) that will inspire 6. Silly Bandz organizations urge the public to celebrate peace in a peace. Bethepeace.com is also a great place to That was a good summer… personalized way. This can be as simple as forgiving 5. Turtle Neck Sweaters start. Natalie Tuero, a junior at MMC, explains the a friend, holding the door for a stranger, smiling, Jinkies, where’s Scooby? nature of peace well, “It starts with ONE person, writing a letter to thank our troops, making peace 4. Newsboy Caps then little by little you can see a change.” with yourself for a day, or utilizing your individual They won’t seize the day. If it feels as though there is not enough talents to create a masterpiece. Masterpeace.org 3. Fur Hats is a non-profit organization whose mission is to, time for events to be organized on such short notice No comment. “Inspire everyone to use his/her talent and energy before Peace Day and that it is too late to create 2. Abercrombie & Fitch If you’re not under the age of 12, you have for building peace and togetherness. This will your own “Masterpeace,” remember that Peace no excuse. lead to a more sustainable world with less armed Day is an annual event, and more importantly, it is 1.Grills conflict.” here to remind you that world peace should be the If you ever thought this was cool, you should norm. Marymount Manhattan College students go see Dr. Grayson on the 8th Floor. PAGE 4 STUDENT LIFE SEPTEMBER 2012 Fall Street Fair Guide 2012 By Sarina Bloodgood GreenFlea Market, on the other hand, has new harvest and Halloween than by picking up a all your vintage wants and desires. pumpkin at your local farmers market! Located on Columbus Avenue Feeling more artsy? Check out something between West 76th and 77th, this called Art in Odd Places the first week of October. flea market offers everything from All along 14th Street, artists create performance art antiques to one-of-a-kind jewelry in public places. Although it may seem a little out and household items. Both indoor of sorts to exit the subway only to find a random and outdoor fleas take place every man knitted from head-to-toe in yarn, this fun street Saturday and Sunday year round. art affair is surely one not to miss. This flea market also offers a Like art, but in the musical or film sense? wide variety of gourmet food as CMJ Music Marathon is your go-to spot this fall. well as GreenMarket across the From October 16th to the 20th, CMJ hosts over street, which has locally-grown, 1,300 music performances throughout the city. If fresh food for sale. These fleas you buy a pass, you have access to panels, seminars, are your go-to for bargains. special events, parties, mixers, and events. CMJ Besides, who can deny cheap will be headquartered at NYU’s Greenwich Village buys and great food? campus this year, which is only a few blocks away Speaking of food, who doesn’t from some of New York City’s greatest nightlife love farmers markets? Year hot spots. This music marathon is sure to keep you round, areas like Union Square, pumped up for five days of fun! South Village, and Hester Square host farmers Want to just relax and take it easy this New York City is specifically known for markets to promote locally grown fresh produce. In fall? Autumn is in the air; why not enjoy a street its unique festivities. While summer is the hype of the festival season, fall offers some equally good opportunities to get your chow and fun on. From flea markets to food festivals, there is plenty of street fair fun to experience this fall in the Big Apple. Looking to shop until you drop? The Brooklyn Flea or GreenFlea Market are your go- to! Brooklyn Flea, located in both Fort Greene and Williamsburg, offers copious amounts of goodies from clothing to artwork to jewelry. You’re bound to find a diamond in the rough at this little gem. There are plenty of vendors to check out, and the waterfront view isn’t so bad either. This festival operates every Saturday and the fall, these markets can offer fall vegetables like fair! On November 14th and 15th, autumn themed Sunday until November 18th. squash and pumpkins. No better way to celebrate a fairs are held on Times Square and Sixth Avenue between 34th & 42nd Street to get you ready for the upcoming holiday season. Food, fun, and games bring social merriment and entertainment to these two events. Make sure to wear your fall colors and get ready to delve into pumpkin dishes as well as stock-up on fall decorations for your apartment! Although summer has come and gone, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the last remaining months of nice weather. Suit up in your scarves and boots, and venture out into what the city has to offer. Whether it’s food, art, music, or just enjoying a social atmosphere, street festivals are the best option for city fun this fall! Photos courtesy of Lindsey Sullivan SEPTEMBER 2012 STUDENT LIFE PAGE 5 Joe Liner Takes the “Fun Pledge” By Joe Liner of mummies and marble. for $7. If you’re already skeptical of how that Guest Writer With that in mind, I have decided that turned out, don’t be. As a senior slated for graduation this this will be, for me, a year of new experiences, The portion sizes were great, and the upcoming spring, I often worry if I will be able and I am starting with leisure activities. A quick quality of the meal was worth far more than the to live in this city without housing assistance scan of the Internet will reveal I am definitely actual cost paid. I am compelled to replicate this or the support of my parents. I have concluded not the first one to come up with this plan. mind-blowing food deal again and again. that the bottom line is simply this: If I can’t find Now comes the hard part: sorting through At first, this goal of mine may not seem gainful, full-time employment after I graduate, I the seemingly endless options for things that are to be particularly remarkable, but one must keep will leave New York. a.) enjoyable, b.) affordable, and c.) things to in mind that for much of my life, I have been so It’s funny how endings - or the threat which I can drag at least one friend along with ridiculously lazy that it boggles the mind. While of them - tend to inspire a panicked sense of me since I’m not fond of solo activities (That’s I don’t believe that life is as short as some people shortcoming in many people, myself included. next year’s goal). like to say it is, at the same time, I don’t want the With the prospect of leaving sitting so heavily My target is at least one exciting new memories I had of when I was young to read like on the horizon, I can’t help but think that in activity per week. I already see myself focusing some horrible book entitled My Netflix Account the years since I came here for college, I have on culinary activities, for several reasons: first, and Me: An Anthology of Wasted Youth. not fully explored the rich, exciting options for part of being an adult is admitting that I have a It is the little things that can make an entertainment or experience New York City has less than satisfactory diet, and changing that. average day seem special, and that’s all I am to offer. Second, I’d like to not subsist wholly off really hoping to get out of this experiment; an Before recently, something within me of my meal plan, particularly on weekends and escape from the mundane, at little financial cost was simply too lazy or apathetic to even begin days that I don’t have class; I don’t think I can to myself. That’s not too much to ask for, is it? seeking out exciting activities that my friends bear the judging eyes of the delivery man after Aiming for less than total perfection in and I could do on the cheap. If it involved a train ordering from Midnight Express more than three the things one does is a great way to feel good or bus ride longer than twenty minutes, it was nights in a row! about one’s self. As far as my confidence is out of the question. There are only so many times Third, I refuse to believe that eating out concerned, I’m already halfway there! Phew! one can go to the Met before they’ve had their fill has to be expensive. This past week, I found a That was easy! Now, let’s get started! nice, sit-down Malaysian restaurant with entrees 1760: A Home Away from Home By Erin Shanley The building also has a large laundry room with 1760 resident, says that what his room lacks in Print Managing Editor an extensive amount of machines, a fitness center, size is made up for in other areas, “My bedroom Studying meets comfort this year for which is included in the housing deposit, and is really small, but there are a few upsides. I have Marymount Manhattan College students living study rooms for students to do homework in. A a really big shower, so there is a balance.” at 1760, the new dorm on 97th Street and game room with a pool and hockey table is also Although some of the rooms may be Third Avenue. Although school has only been available for students to meet up in with friends small, students feel that they have an adequate in session for a couple of weeks, 1760 already or just relax in front of a flat screen TV. amount of space to store their belongings. Morel makes students feel at home. From the hotel- Jailenn Morel, a sophomore at MMC says she “Love[s] all the storage space for all of like amenities to the community areas, the and current resident of 1760, loves what the [her] stuff.” convenience that these dorms offer makes the new building has to offer, “We have really great Overall, most students seem to be process of settling back into school much easier. amenities this year.” enjoying the new building. “I really like it,” says The rooms in MMC’s newly acquired The best part of 1760 is the warm sense D’Agostino. “It’s super nice. Well, at least my dorm building fall nothing short of high quality of community. The building offers many common room is.” living. In addition to the standard bed, desk, and areas where students can socialize, and since the wardrobe that one would expect, each room also building is not exclusively owned by MMC, its includes a full refrigerator, a microwave, and a students have the opportunity to interact with flat screen cable TV with a built-in DVD player. students from other schools in the area, including Each room is equipped with a personal Hunter, LIM, and Baruch. bathroom for roommates to share, as opposed to One concern that students have raised, traditional community bathrooms that often serve however, is the size of the bedrooms. The an entire floor. bedrooms come in a variety of sizes, ranging With six elevators, there is hardly ever from comfortably spacious to slightly cramped. an exasperating wait to travel to different floors. Tad D’Agostino, another sophomore and Photo courtesy of studenthousing.org PAGE 6 GET YOUR GRIFFIN ON! SEPTEMBER 2012 By Taylor Morgan “I think the whole idea of the Games is to attendance will be a great tool for clubs and Online Editor encourage collaboration and organizations to promote themselves, get new To state healthy competition and to student involvement, and generate excitement the obvious, the promote school spirit among around school.” school year has incoming students. Thus far, In total, there are 33 Learning and begun. Thankfully, there has been a positive buzz Transfer Communities on campus. MMC’s new that moment of among the incoming class,” and improved Blackboard tracks scores to make being in the wrong said Michael Salmon, Dean students aware of the competition’s progression classroom during of Academic Advisement and – and their competitors. the first or second Student Retention. “Some Prizes per individual include a Kindle day of classes is activities involve wearing Fire, dining card vouchers, and movie tickets. over. On the flip school apparel to class. That Prizes per group include lunch with President side, this means the should help to promote a Shaver and priority registration come spring. syllabus days of good feeling for the College Individual certificates to students from introductions have among students. In addition, winning Learning Communities or Transfer also come and the winners will have their Communities will be awarded during the gone. names placed on a plaque – so Homecoming Flag Football Game on Saturday, Just when we could be starting a new October 20th. This event will be referred to as students finally tradition with Griffin Games.” “the Closing Ceremonies.” start to recover Ways to receive points Most importantly, the winners of the from last year’s include the following: signing- Griffin Games will represent the life and heart h o m e w o r k up for an individual membership of the MMC community; they will represent the wounds, planners in an existing student club; very best of what a Griffin is and should be. are suddenly attending a meeting of such a “Marymount students embrace bombarded with club or student organization; diversity, take initiative to promote acceptance, chicken scratch about wearing MMC apparel to your and have a very high sense and appreciation of papers and exams on the horizon. Bank accounts LC or TC class session; attending an MMC event in the multitude of personalities the school and aren’t looking so hot thanks to Shakespeare & the Theresa Lang Theatre; meeting and introducing city around them has to offer,” said junior and Company, and everyone is nervously awaiting that yourself to your assigned faculty advisor during Peer Leader Sarah Peterson. “A Griffin isn’t the Amazon.com delivery. his/her office hours; submitting an 80- student who wins the most points But for the Class of 2016, as well as for 100-word summary by attending a plethora of Theresa a number of new transfer students, it’s much less on This is Your Lang Theatre events, or wears bland. This is the era of the 2012 Griffin Games. Brain on Music 9; their MMC apparel to Learning Learning Communities have long been a visiting the Museum Community class weekly. part of the curriculum at Marymount Manhattan of Natural History A Griffin is the student who College. Along the way, different aspects of or the Metropolitan recognizes the reasoning behind the LCs were tweaked within the program. Peer Museum of Art the Games and understands Leaders gave advice to Dean Salmon, Ben Selznik, with a group of five the necessity to build a strong and Suzanne Sorrentino and in time and with or more LC or TC harmony among the school.” creativity, the Griffin Games came to life. classmates; walking Game on, new Griffins! And to While freshmen have always been required across the Brooklyn the returning students, definitely to participate, the Games used to be optional for Bridge with a group take a chance to get in on the transfer students. Now, both freshmen and transfers of five or more LC positive vibes these Games have the opportunity to partake in these events. or TC classmates and promote. Involving one’s self The overall purpose of Learning Communities and taking a group picture around campus, creating a Transfer Communities is, and has always been, to on the Brooklyn side community amongst friends, create a sense of community amongst students, of the bridge. The list and taking advantage of all develop a familiarity with both school resources goes on. New York City has to offer and faculty, and help navigate the big bad city. “I think it are all great ways to celebrate The Games began during Orientation Week is a great way to get being a Griffin. and will continue throughout the next six weeks of members of the LC “A Griffin is not just a school. A bow and arrow is not necessary for this involved on campus,” combination between an insightful eagle one, and there is no such thing as every man for said senior and Peer Leader Matt Corridoni. and a strong lion,” said junior and Peer Leader themselves. On the contrary, teamwork is required “Also, it is a great way to promote events around Reimy Gonzalez. “It represents the uniqueness for success in these Games. campus. In the future, I think offering points for of self.” SEPTEMBER 2012 GET YOUR GRIFFIN ON! PAGE 7 All photos courtesy of Reimy Gonzalez PAGE 8 APPLE FEST 2012 SEPTEMBER 2012 Welcome to the Concrete Jungle! All photos courtesy of Savannah Devore. Check our mmcthemonitor.com for more pics! SEPTEMBER 2012 APPLE FEST 2012 PAGE 9 United by the Big Apple By Herbert Duran permits and parking with a life-size griffin, while you’re waiting for Staff Writer signs was very your funnel cake to be ready on a Wednesday The light important to Apple afternoon?” autumnal breeze and Fest’s existence, This year’s Apple Fest felt fresh, shiny, warm sun set the Wallen was more and crisp for new students, but returning students tone for Marymount concerned about the had a “more of the same” feeling. Manhattan College’s outcome, “start[ing] This year marked a fourth Apple Fest Apple Fest 2012. the year off with a for senior Raghib Allie Brennan. “If you’re a 71st Street between bang,” and getting people person, go. If not, I’ll meet you at Dallas 2nd and 3rd Avenues everyone excited BBQ.” was blocked off, and for the school year Senior Patty Diez signed up for three an onslaught of tables to attend. clubs at Apple Fest, but also thought “the clubs decorated the streets “It’s a got overshadowed by the free food, candy apples, as MMC’s campus great way to unify and rides.” clubs and activity groups promoted their goals for the school in the beginning of a new year,” said Technology was also at the forefront this school year and did their best to try and gain Wallen. of this year’s Apple Fest. Austin Nelson, the new members. CAB President Hannah Hashmi loved the newly appointed head of social media at MMC, A giant blow-up slide peered over the free club involvement this year and was in awe of the revealed his involvement in MMC’s Internet candy apples and sand art booths, whilst students “three performances from two dance clubs [the presence. He runs the college’s Twitter (@ and faculty alike basked in a much-needed break Monkey Masters Crew and Soldiers of from academic concentration. Hip Hop] and a flash mob by the cast SGA President Matt Corridoni, MMC of All Shook Up!” Event Coordinator Diana Zambrotta, CAB Vice CAB Treasurer Sofija Gligorov President Megan Mirsch, and CAB’s Events Chair adored the “atmosphere” during Apple Erica Wallen spearheaded the organization and Fest, which she hopes “will always execution of Apple Fest. remain full of laughter, chatter, and Corridoni was responsible for reaching excited freshmen accompanied with out to clubs and asking them what activities they good weather.” would like to do. Apple Fest is the first “After activities and raffles were finalized, opportunity where the entire student I was responsible for purchasing the supplies clubs body is united on the same street. Since needed and working with Diana Zambrotta to it’s not class, major, or club specific, schedule specific events and performances,” said Apple Fest forces “elbow-to-elbow” Corridoni. proximity communication. Transfer student Jamie Deuell NYCMARYMOUNT), Facebook (Facebook. thought that Apple Fest was “fun and Com/MarymountManhattan), and YouTube everyone seemed happy,” and he also (Youtube.com/MarymountManhattan) pages. said it made him feel “one with the Nelson also noted the success of the school.” hash tags, #MMC2016 and #MMCAppleFest, Sophomore Johnny Reinhart which “[left] a big mark on both Instagram & exclaimed, “I love Apple Fest!,” citing Twitter and allow[ed] us to showcase how much “free food” and “hanging out with best students do enjoy being at MMC.” friends” as the two main reasons for Nelson also shared the use of a new his declaration. Reinhart called Apple social media outlet called Storify, “which allows Fest “rad because the whole MMC us to create a ‘story’ from events and post them community comes together and has a on our pages [storify.com/mmc].” Like any fun time before we get too deep into Communication Arts student could tell you, classes.” Nelson believes that, ”social media is a new way Wallen was responsible for more behind Junior Jessica Kent raved about the to connect.” the scenes aspects of the event, such as, “getting spontaneity of the event. Whether you went, tweeted about it or the sound permit and no parking signs from the “Apple Fest is such a clear example of hated it, Apple Fest serves as one of the few precinct.” what makes Marymount such a special school. moments during the school year that allows the While attaining frivolous things like I mean, where else can you have a dance party entire student body to come together as one. PAGE 10 MMC NEWS SEPTEMBER 2012 Election 2012: SGA Promotes the Vote By Kelsey O’Brien will be in the Commons from 12 p.m. and Citizenship Day. the issues and to learn more about Promotional Manager to 4 p.m. On Thursday, September the major and minor parties. Voting 2012 is a big year. There will also be two special 20th, at 7 p.m., SGA will be hosting helps people become more politically Aside from the impending events during this time. On Monday, an alumni guest speaker in Regina minded; in other words, and a Mayan Apocalypse scheduled for September 17th at 5:30 p.m. in the Peruggi. Dotty Lynch was an election politically minded community is less the end of the year, the United States Commons, SGA is teaming up with news reporter for CBS for over 20 likely to devolve into an ‘idiocracy’ of America is faced with a rather the Political Science Department for years. than an apathetic one.” pressing decision: to re-elect our a film screening of Idiocracy. “Dotty will be presenting It is also important for current Commander-in-Chief or to According to Political research she is doing for a new book students to keep up-to-date on elect a new leader. Science Professor Kenton Worcester, on press coverage in the 2012 election the issues that effect them most. However, in order to be a Idiocracy is “a 2006 science fiction cycle,” explained SGA President Corridoni suggests focusing on part of this decision, the community comedy starring Luke Wilson and Matthew Corridoni. the cost of education—especially at Marymount Manhattan College Maya Rudolph that was written Both Worcester and because the candidates have very needs to register to vote. Student and directed by Mike Judge. Luke Corridoni agree that it is important different views on the subject. Government Association (SGA) Wilson plays a befuddled modern- for students to vote in the upcoming “Students should decide is gearing up for a week of events day American who wakes up 500 election. for themselves which issues matter promoting voter registration. years in the future and discovers that “As the generation who most, and whether there are issues The week of September he’s the smartest man on Earth...The will be inheriting the problems of that aren’t being talked about that are 17th, SGA will have tables set up comedy lies not so much in Wilson’s tomorrow, we should care deeply just as important as the issues listed,” throughout the school asking students performance as in Judge’s portrait of about the leaders who make decisions said Professor Worcester. to register as a new voter and change a thoroughly brainwashed and brain- today,“ said Corridoni. Keep an open eye out for the their registry to a New York State one. dead society that can’t address its Professor Worcester echoes table. If anyone is unable to register On Monday through Wednesday, they most basic problems.” a similar tone: “The act of registering during time, he or she can check his will be stationed in Peet’s from 12 This event will be followed and voting is valuable in part because or her MMC e-mail regarding how to p.m. to 4 p.m. On Thursday, the table by a discussion on the Constitution it encourages people to think about do so. Bon Appétit: Good Eats at MMC By Nadia Shammas Ve g e t a b l e While this and others like minimum of a $10 order. Staff Writer S o u p , it are good deals, with prices on The service staff is reportedly As college students, there is are now the pizzeria styled combos, such a mixed bunch in terms of friendliness, an issue that weighs heavily on our available for as two slices and a soda for $6.50, but service is consistently fast and minds, stomachs, and wallets: Food. p u r c h a s e . and slightly higher than average easy. The Achilles heel of this newly We generally focus on where to get T h e prices on snacks and bottled beloved establishment is how pricey it, where it’s cheap, and occasionally, Commons drinks, prudence is suggested as to it is. Student and 1760 resident Harris where it’s good. The ever evolving k i t c h e n not overdraw on one’s meal plan or Davon remarked that if not careful, meal plan, as well as our continuously has also bank account. one could easily spend $100 a week expanding college menu, gives expanded This can be difficult with due to overuse of Midnight Express’s Marymount Manhattan College its menu, which now the recent addition of the Midnight services. students a good foothold to survive includes cinnamon sticks and newly Express, an Americana style diner The College continues to during long breaks between classes. designed garlic cheesy sticks. that is open 24 hours every day, to expand the choices and the deals When strapped for time, we The Commons also now the MMC Meal Plan. available to students. However, while find our savior in the conveniently features a fine assortment of Seattle’s Sophomore and 1760 location and fast service might be located Commons Café and at Peet’s Best Coffee, in flavors such as Classic, resident Leisa Loan recommended hospitable to our hectic New York Coffee. A recent addition to the Peet’s Hazelnut, and French Vanilla, as well “the most awesome chocolate chip City lives, the choices given might not menu includes Hale and Hearty soups, as iced tea and iced coffee. Various waffles,” while fellow sophomore always be hospitable to our budgets. priced at $5 dollars for a container. back-to-school combos are being and friend Kyla Bowe recounted Yet, with vigilant rationing, a student Hale and Hearty’s famous favorites, offered, such as a burger, soda, and the penne a la vodka. The Midnight could enjoy the constantly developing such as Chicken Noodle Soup, fries for $5 (plus tax for those who Express has both a sit-in dining myriad of options without breaking Tomato Basil Soup with Rice, and Ten pay with cash.) area and offers delivery with a the bank. Photo courtesy of Nadia Shammas SEPTEMBER 2012 MMC NEWS PAGE 11 A New Routine: Martha Graham Dance Center By Lindsey Sullivan before the start of the semester.” while classes are in session, and the 12:50 p.m., and that class is located Editor-in-Chief As a result of the new space, institution of this new building into on the seventh floor in the Main Do not let their sleek buns the Dance Department was also able the Dance Department’s “repertoire” Building. To get to my 1:00 p.m. and seemingly effortless leaps in the to add six sections of classes and is sure to challenge dancers further. class at the Graham Building, I have Black and White Hallway fool you. additional rehearsal spots. “It’s nice having more space to to get down to the Front Lobby. That Marymount Manhattan College’s “The Dance Department work with,” said Reid. “Also, because takes about five minutes, depending dancers work it, and this semester, would have been completely there are now two buildings worth of on the elevator traffic,” explained Ballet and Modern classes in the maxed out to capacity without room, classes are smaller than Scott. “It’s about an eight minute Great Hall are not going to be the the incorporation of the new walk to the new building, and that only places where these students doesn’t even take into account the will sweat. time it takes to change back into MMC’s Dance my dance shoes after I’m done Department has incorporated walking.” the Martha Graham Center Getting to classes ten of Contemporary Dance into minutes apart from each other is their students’ “routines.” hectic enough at MMC; traveling Located at 63rd Street between the eight blocks from the 1st and 2nd Avenues, the College to the Graham Building Graham building is currently has students like Scott feeling serving as an extra space for “stressed” and “rushed.” MMC dancers to attend classes, MMC’s dancers are live their passions, and build sure to take advantage of the their craft. new Graham Building, but In addition, the perhaps they should also incorporation of the building take note of situations like was necessary because the Dance Scott’s. For instance, many Department has significantly dancers have reported to find expanded with such a large it helpful to pack a snack or incoming class this fall. two with them in case they have to “Once all the deposits were they would be with everyone head between buildings during lunch in for the incoming 2012 class, it building,” said sophomore cramped in the Great Hall. This means hours. became apparent that the Dance and Dance major Cindy Reid. “The there are more opportunities for The long walk aside, one and Theatre Departments could no Graham Building gives students the individual attention and for rehearsal cannot deny the advantages of the longer continue to house the student attention they deserve.” space, which will definitely be a huge Graham Building, many of which body in the space currently used. Since the site is literally plus during DAW [Dancers at Work] extend beyond an increase of space. More space would be needed,” separate from the College, MMC and Mainstage.” “What is so great about said Dance Administrator Kelly dancers feel that the the Graham To be sure, the increased the new studios is the history McCormack. Building allows them the opportunity amount of dance space is going to that precedes us there,” said According to McCormack, to truly focus on their major. be advantageous to the department; McCormack. “The Martha Graham Katie Langan, the Chair of the “The facilities are very nice,” nevertheless, some MMC dancers are Center of Contemporary Dance is Dance Department, brought the continued Reid. “It’s definitely a unhappy with the distance between not the original place where Martha Graham space to the administration’s much more quiet environment. It’s the Great Hall at 71st and the Graham made her famous works, but there attention when trying to solve the not that we mind being at the College Building at 63rd. is definitely some rich history left space problem. with other students, but the Graham “The Graham Building is nice behind by the company. The Dance “It was a summer long Building definitely provides a more once you get there,” voiced freshman and Theatre students will still share project of negotiations and finally, focused environment for us. We and Dance major Jordaan Scott. “It’s the space with Graham II, the second a sprucing up of the space to make don’t hear the elevators dinging or getting there that’s the problem.” company. It will be a great learning it ‘Marymount’ ready,” continued the constant chatter in the Black and According to Scott, it takes experience for the students to see McCormack. “In terms of being able White [hallway].” about ten minutes to get from MMC to professionals working in the same to occupy the space, Marymount MMC dancers work their the Graham Building. space.” moved in just a little over a week minds, spirits, and bodies each day “I have a class that ends at Photo courtesy of Lindsey Sullivan PAGE 12 THE BEAT SEPTEMBER 2012 President’s Welcome Matthew Corridoni, SGA President It is hard to believe that summer has come to a close, and we are back at school. Apple Fest has made the beginning of the school year “official,” and if the energy of Wednesday’s festivities is a precursor to the rest of the year, I believe we are going to have a great one. To those of you returning, I offer a warm welcome back to our academic routine. Though some aspects may reflect years past, it is important to remember that each year brings new and unique opportunities. To those of you joining the MMC community, I offer you a warm welcome to a wonderful and vibrant academic institution. As president of the Student Government Association, I want all of you to know that the door of the Student Organization Suite is always open. SGA’s purpose is to serve you, and I am committed to making sure we live up to our obligation of student representation and service during the 2012-2013 academic year. I hope that all of you will have the opportunity to join us at one of our open meetings, which take place at 1:00 p.m. on Monday’s in Main 700. I also hope to see all of around campus at events sponsored by us, or by one of the other fantastic Marymount organizations. I am excited to work with all of you over the course of this year and gain exposure to the wonderful qualities you possess and bring to the MMC community. Upcoming Events Voter Registration Drive Constitution and Dotty Lynch: Media, Politics, and Citizenship Day Press Where: The Nudge and Com- Coverage in the 2012 Presidential mons Where: Commons West Election When: Monday, September 17th When: Monday, September 17th Where: Regina Peruggi Room - Thursday, September 20th from at 5:30 p.m. 12:00-4:00 p.m. When: Thursday, September 20th at Celebrate Constitutionand Citi- 7:00 p.m. SGA will have a table located in zenship Day with a film screening The Nudge from 12:00-4:00 p.m. of the movie Idiocracy from the Dotty Lynch is an alumnus of Mary- Mon-Wed and in the Commons creators of The Office. Attending mount Manhattan College and cur- on Thursday which will have this event will earn Griffin Game rently an Executive in Residence voter registration cards. Anyone Points, and refreshments will be at American University, where she wishing to become a new regis- provided. A brief discussion of founded and teaches in their dual tered voter or switch their regis- Constitution and Citizenship Day political communications masters tration to New York should stop as well as themes in the movie will program. Lynch spent over 20 years by the table. We will also have be provided by Social Science Fac- serving as an editor at the election information about voting absen- ulty. Co-sponsored by SGA & The desk at CBS News in addition to tee. Division of Social Sciences working as an independent political consultant and pollster. Lynch will Contact: Matt Corridoni Contact: Matt Corridoni be presenting a lecture based on re- (firstname.lastname@example.org) (email@example.com) search she is doing for a new book about press coverage in the 2012 election cycle. Attending this event will earn Griffin Game Points. *Disclaimer: This is an SGA publication and is in no way related to the work done by The Monitor. Any questions or concerns please contact SGA at SGA@mmm.edu.
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