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BRIGITTE AYAZ, Features Editor Emerita

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Lauren Deckert ‘Does More’ with Models Doing More

February 13, 2014

She sat in Professor Papanikolaou’s Faith and Critical Reason class and rushed to attend editorial shoots after school. She appeared on the covers of Vogue Italia and billboards in Times Square. She...

Have a hobby or skill that just does not seem appropriate to place in a resume? Want to get paid? Try Fiverr! (Yuanxi Liu/The Observer)

Get Paid Five Dollars Everytime You Do Something You Love

October 17, 2013

As college students, we’ve all encountered the generic career advice: “Do what you love and you won’t have to work a day in your life,” at some point in time. Despite your cynicism, this ideology...

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New York Fashion Week First Timer at Carolina Herrera

September 23, 2013

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has come and gone by so quickly that I already felt serious nostalgia as I walked through Lincoln Center Plaza on day seven. When I received the invite to my first New York...

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Ready, Set, Go! Back to School Steals and Deals

September 9, 2013

Yes, it’s really that time again, and it did not sink in until the very first fall syllabus appeared in my inbox. Happy back to school, everyone! If you’ve begun to unpack your summer vacation bags,...

From left to right: A student sporting a bow tie; a Marc Jacobs perfume bracelet; an ear cuff. (Tavy/

Trend Report Summer 2013: Awesome Accessories to Spice Up Your Summer

May 1, 2013

Over the last few weeks strolling around Lincoln Center, I have seen some bizarre yet cutting-edge accessories worn by fellow neighbors walking their dogs and sipping on their first iced lattes of...

A crowd at the 2012 Brooklyn Zine Festival. (Courtesy of BrooklynZine/Photo by Eric Epstein)

Brooklyn Zine Fest 2013: Independent Publishers Unite

April 16, 2013

For people who enjoy creativity in the form of essays, comics and illustrations a festival dedicated to magazines approaches the neighborhoods. The second annual Brooklyn Zine Fest (pronounced Zeen)...

(Pedro Feria Pin/ Courtesy of Nitehawk Cinema)

Nitehawk Cinema: Movie Theater and Restaurant In One

March 27, 2013

Nitehawk Cinema, located in trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is a venue made up of vintage décor and eccentric elements that make other movie theaters seem just ordinary. Nitehawk provides their customers...

Christine Jones Named as Denzel Chair

March 6, 2013

Now in its third year, the Denzel Washington Chair in Theater has named its next interdisciplinary chair as set designer Christine Jones, who won the Tony Award for “American Idiot” and designed the...

Does Commuting Weaken A Student’s Academic Performance?

February 20, 2013

POINT: Yes, Commuting Hinders Learning By BRIGITTE AYAZ, Staff Writer Published: February 20, 2013 The life of a commuter is tiring and taxing. It takes a heavy toll on students mentally and...