Preeti Vasudevan is an Indian classical dancer in the genre of Bharatanatyam. Bharatanatyam is an ancient, and perhaps the most evolved form of Indian classical dance. Vasudevan was born in Madras in the Southern region of India. She took an interest in dancing when she was around four years old.
A great poet named Elizabeth Acevedo came to St. Joseph’s College and did a great performance of her poems. Students and some of the staff were in the auditorium to watch the performance. We all grabbed s
From all the poems, beautifully performed and written by the genius Elizabeth Acevedo, a Latin-American descendant poet, the one that really caught my attention was the poem tittled “Hair.” When one initially thinks about Latin American culture, it is difficult to take in to consideration the great role that hair has in this culture, and overall the
On Thursday, September 14th 2017, we observed an event during common hour, from 1p.m. to 2p.m. The event was organized by the Multicultural Student Life organization and Poder Latino as a kickoff for Hispanic Awareness month.
Have you ever asked yourself why women would wear white on their wedding day but black at a funeral? Have you asked yourself why white represents angels and black represents demons? Or even white representing “pure”, and black “dirty.”
On Thursday, October 19th, some of the ACES program students at St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn joined the Director of the Program, Professor Catherine Meehan and the Assistant Director, Professor Erica David to go see the much anticipated play “M. Butterfly” at the Cort Theatre on Broadway.
The way I see immigration in the United States is very complicated, which makes me feel all kinds of emotions. When I first came to the U.S, I was about 13 years old. I didn't know the meaning of the word “immigrant”, so I developed my own meaning based on people’s opinions on the issue.
Managing 4-6 classes per semester can be a little stressful sometimes. Midterms are approaching and on top of that, quizzes, exams and reading assignments may be close to each other. To get on top of your A game, you need to stay organized!
As a college student the two prevailing thoughts roaming around your head might be: How much does college cost and how do I pay for it? So finding employment must be rather high on your list of priorities.
Life in college is hard, especially when you’re a freshman. Life in college is even harder when you have no idea what classes to take or what professors will interest you the most. The majority of the time, you have a list of required classes that you have to take which have absolutely nothing to do with what you want to major in.
It’s Esha, the name I perfect and the other person I am more comfortable being and like being. When Esha is present, my laughter, my happiness, and my world comes into question about how genuine I actually I am or not.
Antlia pneumatica, the air pump, is a constellation of stars discovered by a French astronomer based on his unconventional perception, and it is also an unconventional play by Anne Washburn that begs us to seek meaning through unconventional means.
How difficult could it be to choose a restaurant? It is really hard to choose a restaurant when everyone has a different way of eating, has different food preferences, and, more specifically, has a different culture.
The ground beneath the fallen, stiff leaves is frozen. The cold, brisk air invades my lungs; I exhale my visible breath while sitting on an old wrinkled tree. The sound of soft droplets that echo on the firm ground can only be heard if one stops breathing for a few moments.
On October 29th, the ACES Family engaged in a cultural outing to witness Umusuna: Memories Before History. But first, let’s trace back our steps. Besides the odyssey that Professor Murtha endured trying to give back the deposits when all she had were twenty dollar bills, the first stop was from the ACES Center to Graziella’s.
My family moved to the United States, but I always missed how peaceful and joyful the village I grew up in was, and wished that one day I could go back to join them. Six years passed, and I finally had a chance this summer to go back to visit with my entire family. I was so excited.
Making a last minute decision is not always an enjoyable situation as this one was for me. Before I discuss the Chinatown dinner that I had the privilege of attending, I would like to point out that it was a very memorable experience that I enjoy telling people about again and again.
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” I whisper to myself as I’m about to sign my life away to some random employee at the Grand Bahia Principle Resort. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been terribly afraid of heights.
When I was eight years old, my mother and father suddenly left me behind. I did not even have time to react. And I just stood there, like a wooden figure, until their hazy silhouettes got farther and farther away from me. I started to run in the direction where they had gone.