Author Archive: Sydney Brason

A Westernized Egyptian at Heart

By SYDNEY BRASON Although she faced certain challenges, Maya* left her life in Egypt to attend New York University. With graduation next month, she has no plans to return to Cairo because living in America has changed her in ways not possible back home. As a gay, Arab Muslim, she […]

 
 

Finding Faith

Finding Faith

BY RILEY CARDOZA More than 100 millennials flock to the stage as the lights dim, squeezing past each other to get closer. When the song begins, they don’t look at the screens because they already know the words, and when the chorus comes, they run in circles, a swirling, chanting […]

 
 

Pink Isn’t Just for Girls

Pink Isn’t Just for Girls

By SYDNEY BRASON “Millennial pink” is all around me. On my feet, the dusty rose-colored Fenty X Puma by Rihanna fur slides, and on my coffee table, my rose-gold circular RayBans. The web browser tabs on my MacBook contain online shopping bags featuring a pale-pink bomber jacket and a pair of […]

 
 

The Ultimate Bucket List Trip: How to African Safari in Style

The Ultimate Bucket List Trip: How to African Safari in Style

By SYDNEY BRASON A trip to Africa ranks at the top of many buckets lists, and many travelers assume that South Africa is the ideal safari spot. Instead, consider Kenya, which offers an immersion into tribal culture and easy access to some of the most prominent game parks, making it […]

 
 

Millennials Are Changing the Fitness Industry as We Know It

Millennials Are Changing the Fitness Industry as We Know It

 By SYDNEY BRASON All around the city, dimly lit studios featuring upbeat, high-intensity workouts offer classes that leave customers energized and feeling good about their physical health in just 45 minutes. But there’s a price to pay, often $35 per class.

 
 

Alternatives to Staying In and Being Lazy: Weekend Tips For the Socially Stressed Millennial

Millennials are the most stressed generation, according to the American Psychological Association (APA.) While some stress is motivating, too much can be overwhelming, and “it’s going to ultimately be paralyzing,” says Carolyn Gregoire, a psychology and mental health expert. That explains why at the end of a stress-filled week, you […]

 
 

Alana Al-Hatlani

Alana Al-Hatlani

By SYDNEY BRASON Alana Al-Hatlani, 21, was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, where she never quite felt like she belonged. She discovered that she had a passion for cooking at a young age, and in the 8th grade, inspired by the TLC hit show “Cake Boss,” decided to bake a […]