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New York Memories

BYU's school of Communications New York Field Experience was unforgettable. Between the places, food and people, 6 weeks flew by leaving behind great memories. Check out this video to see what we did during the New York Field Experience.

Hamilton: An All-Inclusive Musical

Broadway has been around for decades and is still a very prominent part of American entertainment today. Each year, shows on Broadway, located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, attract millions of people from all over the world, last year’s attendance reaching an all time high of over 13,270,343 people. Even with

The Meaning of Victory

Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, is the inspiration behind the most iconic athletic brand in the world. The infamous swoosh has branded athletes for years. What appears to be a simple swoosh mark, is actually an icon worth billions. The worth of the Nike swoosh isn’t due to an

Silver linings playbook: an artist’s rendition of mental illness

The critically-acclaimed film Silver Linings Playbook respectfully portrays life with a mood disorder. Numerous misconceptions surround mood disorders, but accurate artistic depictions help erase stigmas. Writer and director David O. Russell illustrates the challenges of mood disorders with such complex, diverse, and passionate characters that it helps humanize an otherwise

Blurred Lines Between Good and Evil

Dorothy and her beloved dog Toto in the Wizard of Oz became a pop culture icon for decades. This light-hearted heroic story included a lovable protagonist as well as a stereotypical antagonist, the Wicked Witch of the West. Decades later, the Broadway Musical, Wicked, recounts this old tale from a

The Mecca for Book Worms in Manhattan

Strand Bookstore is the soul survivor of 19th Century's Book Row in Greenwich Village. This personalized, modern bookstore creates a distinct ambiance than the generic Books-a-Million, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon e-books. Strand Bookstore represents the strength and power of independent stores in New York City and throughout the rest of the country. "So many

Palace Skateboards’ First U.S. Store – Here In NYC

London UK based skate-shop Palace, now has its first ever U.S. flagship store in the heart of lower Manhattan. Tucked neatly into the New York Streets of SOHO, with popular brand stores such as Supreme, KITH, NikeLAB, and the like, Palace fits right in. We’ll get into the review of

My Take: Share a Coke

This advertisement comes from the Coca Cola Company, and it promotes their product as well as their “Share a Coke” campaign. This campaign allows consumers to personalize their coke bottles to include their own name, and it encourages it’s audience to share on social media using the hashtag #shareacoke. This

Seal of Approval

Advertisements, pictures and signs are plastered all over New York. As I was coming up from the subway on 86th, I walked past a store and saw this painting in the window. I cracked up and kept walking. I then stopped and went back to take a picture. In a

Samsung ad signifies the wonder of the new Galaxy S8

Samsung’s latest advertising campaign for the Galaxy S8 plasters the subway station at Canal Street. The campaign, “Unbox your phone,” underscores the benefits of the new product through the signified meanings present in the photograph of the ad. To understand the deeper meanings of the ad, it is necessary to

You Are Beautiful No Matter What They Say

Cool-Spa is a spa that performs a procedure known as Cool Sculpting. Cool Sculpting is claimed to reduce the volume of a fatty area on the body. This ad makes this same claim, while also playing into several appeals advertisers overuse. Cool- Spa uses both fear and sex appeal within the

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