2013 NYU-Poly Research Expo

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Graduates and undergraduates from NYU-Poly demonstrated their research this passed Monday to celebrate their innovations and a chance to win a tablet.

The research expo was held right in the heart of the Tech Triangle and Downtown Brooklyn. Students, parents, and children from different areas came out and supported the event. The expo featured varieties of projects from different departments such as robotic devices, software applications, and energy-efficient materials. During the festivity, the guests were able to participate in the expo by installing a QR scanner into their smart phones to vote for their favorite exhibits. Continue reading

Preview of Popular Live Frogs Exhibition at The American Museum of Natural History

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A group of children between the ages of four and five experienced a special preview of the exhibition Frogs: A Chorus of Colors on Thursday, at the American Museum of Natural History.

Children from the Goddard Riverside Head Start program were able to witness the showcase a few days before the public. Frogs: A Chorus of Colors was brought back by popular demand. This exhibition featured over two hundred live frogs, including ten species of colorful dart-poison frogs. The showcase included various sizes of frogs; the smallest one known as the Phantasmal dart poison frog to the largest, the African bullfrog. The highlight this year will be the Mexican dumpy frog and the tomato frog. Continue reading

New Public Amenity Opens Up to Lower East Side Neighborhood

Hudson Square Connection, the Business Improvement District, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey had its first grand opening of the new public,Freeman Plaza West, on Thursday morning.

Hudson Square Connection welcomed the community with free food and refreshments provided by EETnow and King Kava. To kick up the party, there was entertainment by the  dynamic group, Xylopholk. The group played 1920s ragtime music and appeared in furry animal costumes. The spaced was filled with people that lived around the neighborhood and workers who were on their lunch breaks. Continue reading

York Research Day: The Art of Video Games

After long hours of researching and writing papers throughout the semester, fellow York students were able to display presentations based on their topics and majors this passed Thursday.

There were various topics presented such as aviation, the art of video games, and business. I chose to explore the art of video games. This research was lead by three of York college students, Jonathan Serneo, Kimberly Sarmiento, and Bayo Fayemi, along with professors Tom Zlabinger and Sarah Kate Gillespie.

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ScHoolboy Q Takes Over The Stage

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New York City is the night life. With so many places such as restaurants, galleries, and venues, it can be a difficult decision to choose from. Well, what if your on a budget but still want to attend somewhere filled with energy and probably have the chance to run into your favorite artist? SOB’s is the place to go.

SOB’s, a live music venue located in Soho, consistently tends to have underground and mainstream artists host concerts. A few weeks ago, I was able to see one of my favorite artists, ScHoolboy Q, shut down the stage. He was promoting his upcoming album, Oxymoron. How much were the tickets? Only twenty five dollars! Continue reading

Todd Maisel’s Journey As A Photojournalist


Vice President of the National Press Photographers Association and current photojournalist at the New York Daily News, Todd Maisel, pays a visit to York College and enlightened students with a lesson on photography.

Through another day of online journalism, our class was able to experience a great guest speaker known in the newspaper industry. He had the chance to teach and takeover the class. His attitude seemed well invested and passionate about his career.

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