Student work: Spring 2016

Vinyl: A (Re)Issue by Thom Leavy

  A "vinyl revival" has emerged after black wax records waned behind the CD, the MP3, and music streaming. Can we call it a comeback? They're selling, but not like they did, and capturing music and listeners anew, but not like you've heard. Old record stores are...

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Bonds of Friendship by Suzanna Masih

A Morroco-born French Muslim and Jewish woman from Israel have joined hands to fight Islamophobia and anti-Semitism by holding interfaith cultural events across the city https://vimeo.com/166493059   Nabil Ezzarhouni and Michelle Koch took over the newly-formed...

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Life After Prison: Starting Over – EDWARDS

After 19 years behind bars, Sharon Mabry, 60, is slowly readjusting to civilian life after spending 19 years in jail for a crime she said she didn’t commit – killing and burglarizing her boyfriend “Blackie.” After 19 years behind bars she is working to readjust to...

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In The Garden by Emily Holzknecht

For underserved communities throughout New York, community gardens help feed and nurture everyone in the neighborhood. But they're in danger of disappearing. Brook Park, a community garden in the South Bronx, is almost never...

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The Woman Who Cares for Abandoned Cemeteries by Emily Siegel

When cemeteries become full, they stop having enough money for upkeep. Many cemetery owners end up abandoning them when there is no longer an income. Enter Lynn Rogers: Executive Director of Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries. She takes care of 13 of these cemeteries in...

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Kung Fu Wu Su by Josh Futtersak

Last month UFC has become legal in NY. As the fastest growing sport, it was only a matter of time before it came to NY. UFC is the antithesis of traditional martial arts, yet former students flock to it. It offers quick results and fast paced action. Traditional...

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Going the Distance by Tiffany Moustakas

Short summary: 250 characters https://vimeo.com/161913392 Long summary Even though we're in this relationship and we are married, we basically live single lives. I'm not chasing tail or anything. My name's Chinam Tomeda. I'm in a long-distance marriage. My wife's name...

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Alexa by Daniela Castro

Alexa: A Story of a Homeless Youth with a Dog in NYC Lack of employment, unaffordable education and family problems are some of the issues that 1,7 million teens have to face, throwing them into the streets. Finding a shelter...

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Islamophobia in USA

There is a real fear in the Muslim communities in United States https://vimeo.com/167287934 This is summery about our story, If you like it. see whole our story.... this is Islamophobia By: Issam Khoury   https://vimeo.com/165447849 you can see more Video web ...

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Living With Autism By Carlotta Mohamed

Jacob Sanchez, is an active 12-year-old diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, who loves playing baseball. But Autism has not stopped Jacob from excelling in his academics in school, and playing sports. He's a part of the Bronxchester Challenger League, where he...

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Saving Lives in the Bronx by Kara Chin

Karen Sweeney, 71, is a volunteer at New Beginning Animal Shelter. She helps care for the 16 small dogs at the only no-kill shelter in the Bronx that is in danger of closing in two months. Saving Lives in the Bronx Learn more: New Beginning Animal Rescue, the only...

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Exile by Jane Sasseen

Russian gays and lesbians have suffered a wave of violence and discrimination since a 2013 law was passed banning “gay propaganda”. Fearing for their safety, many have sought asylum in the US. Lyosha Gorshkov is one of them. This is his story....

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The bilingual mind by Camila Cibils

  https://vimeo.com/166299922 Learn more: A neurolinguistics study wants to probe how bilinguals process language and how the second language affects the native one. The results could change the way second languages are taught and how language skills are tested...

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Women Read Comics by Christopher L. Inoa

Rachel Merrill has been reading comics since she was a kid. Starting from Japanese manga and moving onwards to classics like Neil Gaiman's "Sandman"; Merrill has always found inspiration for her art through comics. She plans on making more in the future, but sees and...

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A Cyclist’s Diary by Suman Bhattacharyya

Against the backdrop of rustling of the trees and the thousands of people who walk, ride or play sports in Central Park, a small number of people are riding their bikes in the dark. Hashim Kirkland is one of them. ...

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Rebel With A Cause by Sumeja Tulic

Hannah Zimmerman (16) is a passionate supporter of Bernie Sanders. She heads the High Schooler for Bernie Sanders and volunteers for the official Sanders campaign. She is also the only person in her family who supports Bernie Sanders—her mother and stepmother are avid...

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No Sex in the City by Samantha Lee

Amidst New York City’s hypersexualized culture and frenetic nightlife, a small community of asexuals – people who do not experience sexual attraction – is growing. Aces NYC, a social meet-up group, brings them together. NO...

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Yasmin’s Choice by George Goss

  Trump and Clinton haven’t even started debating, but the ever-divisive issue of abortion is sure to be a topic of contention. So what makes Yasmin Neil, a registered Democrat and Bronx girl, break ranks and work at a “pro-life” crisis pregnancy center? This...

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Puppy Party: Getting Your Bark On – By Victoria Edwards

Brief: David Dietz has always been involved in the pet business -- he took over a dog grooming and pet store from his brother in law years ago. But 15 years ago he went from being involved strictly in the pet business to marrying it with the entertainment business...

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For the love of taste by Suzanna Masih

Brief: Forced to eat boxed food every night, Rachel Philibert grew up hating her parents’ cooking. To fill that childhood desire for good food, Rachel has taken to finding the best coffee and food that she can create. 250...

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Busting Gum in New York City

Anthony Mule, a former transit worker realized that gum plagues the streets of NYC and decided to capitalize on it. The CEO of his now 16-year old company, Gum Busters, thinks that there is a gum pollution problem. The company works out of a warehouse in the East New...

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Not Your Typical Reader By Lisa Thomson

Brief: Veronica Moya is an intuitive consultant who uses tarot cards to give readings. Originally from Argentina, Moya moved to New York 15 years ago in search of a career on Broadway. Instead, she’s created a varied career....

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Shungaboy: a nude artist and his men’s naked drawing group

Every other week, a group of men get together to draw each other in New York -- with no clothes. Shungaboy is a nude artist based in New York and founder of the Men's Naked Drawing Group. Every two weeks, professional and amateur artists gather at a studio in SoHo to...

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Shungaboy: Exposed and Unafraid By Josh Futtersak

Brief- Shungaboy wants to be a star, but even more so, he wants to be naked. As a nudist and nude artist, Shungaboy enjoys painting the male figure. He enjoys it so much that he started a group for it. The Men’s Naked Drawing...

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Handle With Care by Emily Siegel

Brief: Ana Casas owns the Secaucus Doll and Teddy Bear Hospital in Secaucus, New Jersey. She repairs dolls and teddy bears from all over the world, returning them to their former glory and helping preserve tangible memories for their owners. Long: At the Secaucus Doll...

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Solving Your Love Life by Lisa Thompson

Veronica Moya is an intuitive consultant who uses tarot cards to give readings. Originally from Argentina, Moya moved to New York 15 years ago in search of a career on Broadway. Instead, she’s created a varied career. In this video, Moya discusses her relationship...

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