Experience a Different Time: The Cloisters Museum

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I wrote this article for a college journalism class. 

Stepping into Fort Tryon Park with The Cloisters Museum looming in the distance is like stepping out of twenty-first century America and into medieval Europe. The sheer vastness of the park engulfs the senses with things almost foreign to modern city life- an unobstructed view of the local beauty, the Hudson River; countless brightly colored, fragrant flowers of several species; boundless stretches of green grass. There are people here, too, but there’s no jostling for a prime subway seat or a hard earned spot in a long line. It’s difficult to believe that such a place exists in the middle of Manhattan.

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“Saving Tigers” Final Lecture of Purchase College Series

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Photo courtesy of images.nationalgeographic.com

 

Article I wrote for a SUNY Purchase College newspaper. 

Joe Walston, Executive Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Asia Program, gave an impassioned, educational lecture on the current struggle to bring tigers back from the brink of extinction. He spoke in front of a large audience made up of faculty, science majors and others interested in the subject. The talk was held on campus in the Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m.

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NY State Budget Leaves College Students Out

NY State Legislature- photo courtesy of Blog.Syracuse.com

NY State Legislature- photo courtesy of Blog.Syracuse.com

 

Article I wrote for a SUNY Purchase College newspaper.

In March, the 2013-14 NY State budget was passed by legislature in Albany. Of its many components, it increases the minimum wage to $9 an hour over three years and gives local businesses several tax breaks including one to encourage the hiring of recent veterans, according to CBS New York’s website. The full list of services and agencies granted continued or increased funding is long, but according to education reform activists there is a glaring omission — funds to improve conditions for students of state colleges and universities.

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Culture Shock Music Festival at Purchase College

No One and the Somebodys- photo courtesy of Facebook

“No One and the Somebodys” band- photo courtesy of Facebook

 

Article I wrote for a SUNY Purchase College newspaper.

This article was written about “Culture Shock,” a big music festival held every year at SUNY Purchase College, NY. It was written as a preview of the performers in the days leading up to the festival. 

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Purchase College Alumni Discuss Current Job Market

Article I wrote for a SUNY Purchase College newspaper.

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Photo courtesy of IEBusinessnews.com

Parties and dinners, business and social events, endless networking opportunities. That’s what Audrey Cozzarin, Class of ’79 of SUNY Purchase, remembers about the 1980’s after graduation. “I made so much money I didn’t know what to do with it all,” she said. Although that wasn’t everyone’s experience, many in the field of visual arts were enjoying the generous amount of work available at that time.

In those days, Cozzarin had found a full-time position running a graphics department, as well as doing side projects for clients like NYNEX (the phone company), IBM, PepsiCo, and other elite companies. “I was buying beautiful clothes, a car, traveling, and going into the city for the ballet,” she said. She even opened up IRA accounts for retirement- all this while still in her 20’s.

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