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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.

The Evolution of the Disney Villain: Maleficent

Modern society has been changing the role of villains in film. Villains in early cinema fulfilled the archetype of evil in order to oppose the archetypes of good, the heroes. However, villains in film have been changing drastically over the past century including Disney villains. Although Disney hosts a myriad

Field & Experience – Pilot

Everyone keeps saying New York is SOOO great, but does that really hold water? Colton and Caulin investigate New York to find out if it does. Join them on this journey as they interview some people who really seem to hate it here, and try to pin down the story

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

Los mariscos

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

How the “typical family” has changed

Family TV shows have always been popular, and, whether audiences have known it or not, they have always sent a message through their portrayal of the "typical family." Leave it to Beaver is a TV show set in the late 1950s that portrays a functional, white, middle class family. The shows

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)

Concepts NYC

  Concepts NYC is an incredibly beautiful street wear and sneaker boutique on Hudson St. in New York City. Concepts was founded in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1996 by Tarek Hassan. This specific location in Tribeca has been a permanent brick and mortar store since November of 2015. This location didn’t open without

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

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

“Hitch” – A Hero Myth

Why do we all love the movie Hitch? Perhaps it is because we love seeing two people who never thought they'd find love find each other instead. Perhaps it is because we love seeing the nerdy, unattractive guy get the rich, beautiful girl (for once). Perhaps it is because we love seeing a humorous reenactment

Wowfulls

Wowfulls is a novelty Asia style waffles and ice cream shop located on Houston street on the lower east side of Manhattan. It has recently become a popular location due to promotion on Facebook's popular NYC Bucket List page. New York being Wowfull's only location, it is a treat that both

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

Keeping Up with the Bakers

The prominent UK lifestyle brand, Ted Baker, is taking the United States by storm with their quirky, progressive take on traditional British fashion. With three locations in New York City alone, I decided to analyze the storefront located in the up and coming neighborhood of the Meat Packing district. Through

Urban Outfitter’s Millennial “Hipster”

Urban Outfitters is the utopia of stores for the quintessential “hipster” and calls the attention of all Instagram-trendy millennials. Urban’s product packaging design attracts a target market of teens and those in their early twenties. Urban Outfitter’s use of product packaging creates an alternative, retro, and vintage style that contributes

Melt in your mouth not in your hand

Walking into the M&M store in Times Square, New York, is an experience in and of itself. With three floors and the smell of chocolate wafting through the air, it’s impossible to not be excited as you explore the different parts of the store. The store is set up in three

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