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Posts published in “Issue 3: April 2020”

Running to Combat Food Insecurity in the Bronx

The charitable nature of the Stern community has become more evident than ever during this crisis. Sternies have gotten involved with nonprofits that raise money for PPE and feed our healthcare workers. Classmates have been checking in on me and other frontline Langoners to make sure we are doing okay. Friends have ensured that my coworkers and I are being fed during shifts with gift cards and food donations. Professors have been incredibly understanding of hospital on-call scheduling and flexible with attendance and assignment deadlines. Although we are apart, we are more unified than ever. 

I cannot gloss over that these are scary and uncertain times.…

Donald Trump is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known

In one scene of the 1962 film The Manchurian Candidate, Frank Sinatra’s character Bennett Marco tells the U.S. Secretary of Defense, “Mister Secretary, I’m kind of new at this job, but I don’t think it’s good public relations to speak that way to a U.S. Senator, even if he is an idiot.”

We often err on the side of politically palatable as opposed to morally expedient. In recent weeks, I’ve pondered this as I’ve tried best to articulate my feelings on the current administration and its response to the greatest public health crisis to hit the United States in a century.…

Playing Hooky is Hard Work

By Maxine Rusbasan

Playing hooky has taken on a whole new meaning lately.  Not just about how schools and businesses across the globe have gone remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but also about the newly formed MGM/United Artists Television and its first deal with Play Hooky Productions, founded by the Oscar-winning actor, Sam Rockwell, and NYU Stern’s own Mark Berger. 

You may know Sam Rockwell from his roles that definitely stole my heart as the dastardly villain, Eric Knox in Charlie’s Angels (2000), the Southern cop, Dixon, in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017,) for which he won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, or, most recently, as the endearing Nazi, Captain Klenzendorf in this year’s Oscar-winner, Jojo Rabbit (2019).…

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