This past weekend, I had the privilige of attending my very first Global Citizen Festival and first music festival ever actually. I went with a group of six and was very lucky that my friend won a bunch of tickets for this. Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna and Metaliica were one of the main performances for the night and although Kendrick and Rihanna were the last to perform it was worth the 13 hour wait and being pushed and being way too close to 60,000 other people. Yes you read that correctly, 13 hours! The whole festival didn’t technically start till 4 pm however we had to stand on this massively line starting from 9 AM with everything ending only around 11 pm. However, It was definitly worth it sitting through all those random speeches, and little performances here and there by other artists I was not there for. Seeing Kendrick Lamar’s one hour set and Rihanna’s performance at the end, made the entire day’s wait and my whole body’s soreness worth it. Especially seeing Kendrick whom I was supposed to see 3 years ago in concert but had to miss due to an exam. Seeing Kendrick Lamar’s set and him performing songs from his latest album as well as all his old ones, was amazing. As I was jumping up and down screaming like a little girl and obnoxiously belting out all the lyrics to his songs, I truly felt being at this festival with my friends and seeing two of my favorite artists was a memory I would never forget and was why living in NYC and being in college and young is something to never take for granted especially to look forward to moments like the one I was having during that whole experience. After it was over I of course was dying to go home and fall asleep on my bed but the memory of it all and going to be able to laugh about and look back on the experience with my friends was the reason why any of us young people do these things.
Ever since video games have been created, there have been Star Wars games. Last year, the Star Wars Battlefront reboot was released the Xbox One and Playstation 4. There has been previous editions of Star Wars Battlefront from Lucas Arts in the past. However, because Disney shut down Lucas Arts in 2013, Electronic Arts (EA) received the rights to produce Star Wars video games. Although it seemed bad when Lucas Arts was shut down, after EA and DICE released Battlefront, most gamers, including myself, were glad it was.
When I started playing Battlefront, I felt like I was playing a Battlefield game in the Star Wars universe, essentially, thats what Battlefront is. The game developer DICE is the producer of the Battlefield series, so if you like Battlefield, your love this game.
Within minutes of starting the game, I was hooked by all the action that was going on at once. In multiplayer, you play on the Rebel Alliance or the Imperials. You can choose from a list of weapons that were featured in Star Wars. The battlefields were different planets that were in the star wars movies and in the game, they look fantastic. Overall, all the graphics in the game look spectacular.
You also have the ability to use various vehicles from the series such as speed bikes and AT-ATs. I myself don’t use these vary often because I preferred to be on the ground capturing bases and shooting enemies. Also, you can play as heroes or villains from Star Wars depending what team your on. If your on the Rebels team, you can play as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, or Princess Leia. If your on the Imperials team, you can play as Darth Vader, Boba Fett, or Emperor Palpatine. This is by far my favorite part of the game. It was so much fun to fight as these characters, especially Han Solo who can rapid fire his blaster so you can shoot numerous enemies within seconds.
One thing I didn’t like when I started playing Battlefront were the servers. When it was released, it’s servers only worked when your connection was great. Rather than just slow down like most other games do, your character would literally stop moving until the signal improved. Which in most cases cause you to be killed because your stopped. This was one of the worst ideas in a video game I had every seen. Thankfully, this was later fixed for the most part in an update to the game about a month after it was released. Another thing I didn’t like was weapon aiming. Sometimes, if the weapon has the heat sink, it takes about a second to aim at an enemy and shoot. However, the aimer is often faulty by losing the aim even if the enemy is still in position or sometimes shoots the wrong target.
Overall, I felt Star Wars Battlefront was a great game that was almost like getting a new Battlefield game. It was fun and exciting and EA and DICE were definitely the perfect studios to give the Star Wars video game rights too. There have been mixed reviews about Battlefront with the average score being a seven out of ten. However I felt the game deserves an eight out of ten.
If you attend NYIT in Manhattan, it is likely that you have seen the breakfast food cart outside of the school on 60th street every single day. I know some people do not want to get food from a cart because they feel it is not as clean or the food is not made with as much care, but I assure you this is not the case.
The breakfast cart on 60th is owned and operated by a good friend of mine named Moe Tharwat, who is honestly one of the best people that I have come to know. Moe is out there every morning at 5am and continues to stand out there and make everyone who stops in either a quality cup of coffee of a quality breakfast sandwich basically until he runs out of stuff. He keeps his cart clean and has fresh ingredients every day.
I may just be writing this because it is morning time and I haven’t had my bacon, egg and cheese on a croissant from Moe’s cart but I do, genuinely, think that his food cart is the best place to get breakfast while at NYIT. If you’re anything like me, you know it is brutal to sit through a class without having eaten, but food in the city is so expensive. Take Melissa’s for example, the deli on broadway next to NYIT. It is a nice place and you may be more comfortable going there because it is a store instead of a cart but I don’t know who in their right mind would buy a breakfast sandwich for $
8 for a sandwich and coffee and not feel like they just overpaid. Moe charges $5 for an equally good sandwich and coffee, I don’t think you could beat that price anywhere near columbus circle.
So next time you get to school and you haven’t eaten or just need coffee, stop by Moe’s breakfast cart. I promise you will not be disappointed.
Ever since the summer came to an end, my life has been completely different. Any one that knows me knows how strict I am with my religion so it’s been very appalling that I have been dibbing and dabbing with horoscopes. Every time you meet a person wether it’s a potential lover or just a new friend the question “what’s your sign?” Always pops up… I always found it lame and will respond with a sarcastic answer but noticing people’s reaction made me start saying okay I’m a Gemini, followed by a “but I don’t believe in horoscopes” ending. For some weird reason Gemini’s have this bad reputation in the horoscope. So the curious side of me obviously wanted to read up on it and see why. As I started learning more and more about Gemini’s and who I’m compatible with and who I am not I realized I was hooked. It got to the point where I will actually read my horoscope every day and will spark conversation about the topic with friends. Just earlier this week a couple of friends and I went to Employees Only, it was my first time since I usually opt for the more smaller, low key restaurants. But I was so distraught by the fact that inside of the venue there was also a psychic reader, we were by the bar since there was a little wait to get seated and I noticed everyone who was in the restaurant was getting their palm read. I freaked out just because of the way I was raised and my beliefs so we decided to go elsewhere. After that weird experience I decided that ignorance is bliss and I will no longer satisfy my curiosity for horoscopes.
Before I even started college my childhood would consist of me dreaming of making television shows, films and even anime. I first realized what my passion was in middle school one day when I was sitting at the table and fantasizing about actually making content. I was daydreaming and brainstorming ideas and one idea came to me and it was so good that up until this day it’s still the best thing I’ve ever come up with. It’s also the idea that made me one hundred percent positive what i wanted to be when I grow up.
After that day I started to see things differently. Everyday i would start daydreaming about my super amazing idea that no one knows about. Up until this day no one knows about it. It’s been the one of the motivating factors for me in college and has helped me get through a lot of stuff. When I got to high school the idea had definitely went through some changes but then it’s only natural for things to change over time.
However regardless of how sure I was about what i wanted to be When I went to college the idea was on and off at times. Sometimes I would love the idea and sometimes i would think it’s stupid and never work but when I finally got to college the idea was solid and finalized. Today I am now looking for a career/internship in my field to get my stuff out there. It will most likely be a long process but if you knew what i knew you would be the most confident/ happiest person in the world.
I’ve been recently looking for work. This was a result of many different factors building up to this moment in time. One of theses factors was My mom/family. This semester we found it difficult to pay our tuition and after my freshman year at New York Institute of Technology we came to the realization that i have to find work to help with the situation. Now this is not to say I wasn’t looking for work before this year it’s just back then we actually had to capability to pay the tuition.
Another one of these reasons is me personally. Besides needing to provide for my mom and pay tuition i’ve personally always wanted a job but in my field/major. This is another main reason I don’t look for work often because my mom always wanted me to work remedial jobs such as a bank teller or at a grocery store. She would always say i can’t be picky, take what I can get, you have to work your way up, etc. Now it isn’t my intention to insult those who do have those jobs or to insinuate that those jobs are for lesser people. It’s just for me those jobs weren’t right.
I had thought that these jobs would be emotionally draining for someone like me who has so many ideas and revolutionary concepts for communication arts (film and television). However just yesterday i went to career services for an appointment and after half ab hour of instruction I know know how to make a proper resume. I am know in the process of making one and hopefully it will lead to something great.
Brunch noun \ˈbrənch\ : a meal usually taken late in the morning that combines a late breakfast and an early lunch