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9/11 Floating Lanterns To Heal The Heart

9/11 Floating Lanterns To Heal The Heart

  A group of Buddhist monks, Sikhs, reverends and Imams congregated on the lawn next to the West Side High Way on September 11, 2011 for the World Trade Center Memorial of the Floating Lanterns. The event commemorated the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001 and the 6-month […]

 
 

Peace of Heart Choir Brings Peace of Mind

Peace of Heart Choir Brings Peace of Mind

The heads of 2,652 meticulously folded origami cranes were among those in the audience when the songs of the Peace of Heart Choir trumpeted throughout Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan on the tenth anniversary of Sept. 11. The cranes – each with the name of a victim inscribed on its […]

 
 

Talking ‘Bout My Generation (But Not Quite Being Sure What to Say)

Talking ‘Bout My Generation (But Not Quite Being Sure What to Say)

The Who have never been more apropos. Over the past decade, the amount of new books (a quick Amazon search for Generation Y yielded over 7000 results) profiling Generation Y has soared, sparking a new industry of those who base their careers pontificating over Generation Y, explaining the feelings and […]

 
 

A Change of Faith

A Change of Faith

A Muslim named Kaivan and a Jew named Dylan are both typical members of Generation Y.  They both subscribe to a different religious belief, but neither is fighting over who is right.  For them, their religion is not about whose is the best, but which religion works best for them. […]

 
 

Hooked on Hooking Up

Hooked on Hooking Up

Laura Sessions Stepp, the author of “Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love and Lose at Both” asks audiences at her college-speaking engagements: Would you like to bring back dating? The answer is overwhelmingly “yes.” Students are dissatisfied by the college hook-up culture. Hooking up, defined as a sexual […]

 
 

The Future of Journalism

The Future of Journalism

Lucrative will probably never describe your journalism career–but will you at least be able to nab some sort of salary? Not paying for news is fine when you’re a student subsisting mainly on ramen noodles and cheap watery beer, but what is going to happen when budding journalists enter the […]

 
 

Tweeting with the Stars

Tweeting with the Stars

Generation Y Twitter users connect to their favorite celebrities by following their tweets. Lashing Out Against Kanye Jaws dropped and boos ensued when Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech at the Video Music Awards last month. From A-listers sitting in the audience to the millions of viewers […]

 
 

From Backyard Blogging to Front Row at Fashion Week

From Backyard Blogging to Front Row at Fashion Week

Fashion Bloggers Break Down Traditional Obstacles   Tavi Gevinson, from Illinois, describes herself as “a tiny 13-year-old dork that sits inside all day wearing awkward jackets and pretty hats.” Proud of her unique style, she instructs others to “dress however you please and embrace rude stares.” Last year Gevinson launched […]