Tag Archives: Hip-hop

Harlem’s Dave East & Yonkers’ Styles P. Team Up for a Beloved Collaboration

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By: Shale Briskin Photo By: Shale Briskin   Not many things in life are more complex than hip-hop, and few types of hip-hop, if any, are more complex than the gritty sound of New York street hip-hop. However, most New York rappers that fit this profile are longtime veterans from the 1990s and early 2000s. Since then, […]

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School’s (NOT) Out for the Summer

School's (NOT) Out for the Summer

A look at summer classes at CCNY by Rachel Mines CCNY student Don Gutierrez decided to switch his major from science to fine arts. In order to avoid falling behind and delaying his graduation, he took a couple of summer courses last year. He says he thoroughly enjoyed them. “The teachers were great,” says Gutierrez. […]

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The Making of Nas: Time Is Illmatic


Filmmakers of Nas documentary visit CCNY When it comes to their culture, students know what matters for their education. In early November 2014, the filmmakers of the documentary Nas: Time is Illmatic visited CCNY’s Shepard Hall. They offered insight into the making of Nas’s 1989 debut album Illmatic in a crowded auditorium. Like many new […]

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Financial Aid — The Music Video

Vega Tigarrius turned exasperation into inspiration

How one former student turned frustration into art. Vega Tigarrius knows the difficulty of dealing with financial aid. Like many students he got the runaround, and even dropped his classes while attending Middle Tennessee State University. But out of frustration came inspiration: He created a song and music video “Man They Playing with My Financial […]

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Why So Few Concerts at CCNY

Despite popular belief, our events manager says the P Diddy tragedy has no connection to concerts on at CCNY

Some believe a tragedy two decades ago is to blame for the lack of celebrity artist events by Taylor Coleman. From Diddy at Howard University, to J. Cole at Queens College, colleges all across the country throw big-name concerts for students to help them enjoy campus life more. Not so much at City College. Many […]

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Has Hip Hop Sold Out—and How to Bring the Politics Back

Is hip hop over? Or is it on the verge of a Renaissance?  These are some of the questions that hip-hop radicals, scholars, and activists discussed at CCNY’s 2nd Annual “Is Hip Hop History?” conference, which was held last month at the Center for Worker Education. The major debate both at our conference and around […]

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SJP and Supporters Protest SSI Event with Controversial Speaker


By: Brahmjot Kaur and Nate Izzo Photos By: Nate Izzo and Katie Herchenroeder On Thursday, November 15, 2018, StudentsSupporting Israel […]

“What do you want me to do, it’s decomposing in the walls.”


By: Makeda Viechweg The MCA computer room where no eating or drinking is allowed, smelled of a dead mouse.The two hour […]

CCNY and the Midterms: An In-Depth Look at the Midterm Election Results of 2018

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By: Sarah Logan Illustration By: Sarah Logan On November 6, Americans all over the country flooded to their local poll […]

A Collective Journey at CCNY

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By: Jaqueline Bautista Notes hang from purple string wrapped around the pillars of the Presidents Hall at The City College […]

Concerns Arise for Residents after a Flood at The Towers


By: Dustin Graziano Photos by: Dustin Graziano   The Flood On the evening of Saturday, October 27th, fire alarms sounded and residents […]

The R Word


By: Jada Gordon Illustrations By: Katie Herchenroeder   My uncle Kenny has rightfully assumed the role of an old man […]