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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

The Hidden Secret of American Politics: Satire

From gladiator battles in the Roman coliseum, to Shakespearean plays in the Globe theatre, humans have always been enthralled by entertainment. With the turn of the century, a new form of entertainment was on the rise. John Logie Baird invented the television in 1927, which brought visual entertainment into every home. Since

What is the New York Field Experience?

Brigham Young University Communication students explore New York City for 6 weeks. Through their studies they expand their knowledge and experiences in the concrete jungle. By: Rebecca Smith and Madison Harman  

Two witches, a broomstick, and a bubble

https://youtu.be/bFocWj48wu4 For hundreds of years, witches have been known as a representation of evil and darkness. They have been used to convey messages of wickedness throughout all points in time, from old witch hunts, to the image of witches on Halloween decorations. However, in the last century, this image has begun

Coming to NYC? Here’s some advice!

Over the last 6 weeks, I've developed a great love for the "city that never sleeps", and I highly recommend taking the time to come and visit! This last week, I went out and found some locals close to where I live and asked them for advice or tips on

Dancing the Conga on Broadway

Romance, drama, deception, and plenty of dance moves. On Your Feet combines the elements of a typical Broadway musical with a latin twist. On Your Feet, written by Alexander Dinelaris, is a musical production based around the lives and careers of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. This typical 'jukebox musical' is more than implementing popular music

Los mariscos

A look into the healing power of the fish tacos of Los Mariscos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEDM2bPPVQg

Donuts + ice cream = Holey Cream

Gabby and I ventured out and found ourselves the best ice cream treat, smashed right between two slices of a donut. Give it a try! https://youtu.be/7Vu6ObbseJA (Video by Lindsey Jergensen and Gabriella Davis)

Aladdin: a magical, glittering Arabia

Aladdin was everything I expected my first Broadway show to be. From the very beginning, the show captured all of my attention. As a fashion enthusiast, one of my favorite aspects of this show was the costumes. In two of the most elaborate numbers, Friend Like Me and Prince Ali, there

Crepes & wine, minus the wine

Located on the corner of Lexington Avenue and 94th street in New York City, Bonjour Crepes and Wine offers a great option for all meals of the day. While they have more than just crepes, the crepes are what they are known for. In the last week alone, I have gone

DŌ: Cookie Dough Heaven

“Let’s go to that cookie dough place!” Since arriving in New York, this has been a common request among the people around me. DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections is a gourmet shop in Greenwich Village serving up edible cookie dough since 2016. The cookie dough is made with pasteurized eggs and heat-treated

The Rise of the Anti-Hero

From super villains to criminal lawbreakers to the high school bully, our society seems to become more and more fixated by antiheroes in modern media. Take a glance at just a few of the top TV shows prevalent in popular culture today like Breaking Bad or Mad Men. What these

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

An Analysis of Inception

Few films have gained such a stranglehold upon the public's imagination that even the very name of the movie has come to be used as a descriptive noun.  A winner of four Academy Awards and grossing $800 million world-wide, Inception is one of these films. Through his clever usage of alternate realities within people's dreams,

A Break down of the Hero’s Myth: Guardians of the Galaxy

From Luke Skywalker to Frodo Baggins, across galaxies and supernatural universes, Joseph Campbell’s Hero Journey myth is used throughout Hollywood's blockbusters. In 2014 when Disney released Guardian's of the Galaxy, it took the audience by storm for the use of satire throughout the Guardians journey in space. Within the introduction, the audience encounters Peter Quill,

A wickedly good… and bad hero

In most stories, the main character or hero tends to go through what is known as the “Hero’s Journey”. This journey was originally outlined by Joseph Campbell as the internal path that a character follows as they move through their lives and through the plot or storyline of their story,

You’ve Never Seen ‘MOTHER’? An Analysis Of Why It’s So Great

Albert Brooks’ Mother (1996) may seem like an odd movie to measure up against a “Hero’s Journey-esque” archetype, but hear me out. This movie, while being fairly old and hilarious, is quite an artful mix of common mythologies, as well as multifaceted archetypical characters. Mother’s story follows the combination of different

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

Selling Beauty

I've been in a great number of Sephoras, but this was my first time inside the 5th Avenue store. Sephora doesn't sell beauty products; they sell beauty, especially in the large downtown stores. Luxurious packaging and branding leaves consumers feeling pampered and confident as they purchase products and walk back into

MoMA Design Store: Innovation for the ages!

The MoMA Design Store sits in the heart of Soho amidst neighboring boutiques and trending art shops. Included in this store’s collections are items that are produced by the renowned Museum of Modern Art located in Midtown Manhattan, ranging from textiles, canvases, and home décor, however, the MoMA Design Store

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

The Sweetest Store in NYC: Dylan’s Candy Bar

Dylan’s Candy Bar is a store full of colorful candies and rich chocolates. Targeting young children and their parents, Dylan’s Candy Bar is full of colorfully packaged treats that go perfectly with the bright patterned walls. Dylan’s creates a Willy Wonka feel to bring in consumers and entice them to

In the lush lap of eco-friendly luxury

Lush specializes in organic, humane, and unique skin and haircare products. Individuality is the strength of the brand. Lush is cosmetic heaven for those who want original, earth-conscious products. The floors and counters are made of rough-hewn, unstained wood. Handwriting on chalkboards is used to identify the name and price of

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