Flour Power— Diane’s Bakery has the ability to put a smile on many people’s faces. Not only do the delicious sweets make you feel content, but the amazing staff also fulfills orders accurately and briskly. The pleasant atmosphere of the bakery makes everything worth the stay. Photo by Moeh Hayakawa

Delighted by Diane’s Bakery

Moeh Hayakawa Sure, you can walk over to your neighborhood bakery and order the same generic sweets. The staple danish dessert made by some nameless, nondescript bakery in Manhattan, shipped to your neighborhood to be frozen for weeks. The usual five-layer cake soaked from the defrosted condensation that’s made the cake into a tasteless, insipid[…]

Chicken Kothu—a Sri Lankan dish consisting of finely chopping roti with chicken, peppers, and dry spices, is a staple of Sri Lankan cooking and a popular dish at Spicy Lanka. Photo taken by Noah Sheidlower

A Food Tour of Queens

By Noah Sheidlower The United States was built on the premise that people of all backgrounds can coexist within society; however, in the last few month, discrimination, racism, and prejudice have all run rampant. But if you go just a few miles west of Great Neck, America’s initial values can readily be seen. While popular[…]

Lights, Camera, Live-action!—Seniors Mollie Falchook and Lauren Reiss (right to left) saw the new 3D live-action film Beauty and the Beast on opening night, March 16.  Photo reproduced by permission of Lauren Reiss and Mollie Falchook

A Tale as Old as Time is New Again

By Lauren Reiss On the day that the new, live-action, adult-version of Beauty and the Beast (starring Emma Watson as Belle) was finally released to theatres, my best friend texted me, “Wanna go to Beauty and the Beast tonight?! PLEASE.” And I laughed. We are eighteen years old—it didn’t seem age-appropriate to be this excited[…]

Lights, Camera, Live-action!—Seniors Mollie Falchook and Lauren Reiss (right to left) saw the new 3D live-action film Beauty and the Beast on opening night, March 16.
Photo reproduced by permission of Lauren Reiss

A Tale as Old as Time is New Again

By Lauren Reiss On the day that the new, live-action, adult-version of Beauty and the Beast (starring Emma Watson as Belle) was finally released to theatres, my best friend texted me, “Wanna go to Beauty and the Beast tonight?! PLEASE.” And I laughed. We are eighteen years old—it didn’t seem age-appropriate to be this excited[…]

Catch of the Day—Senior Elizabeth Smith photographed her customized Taiyaki. Taiyaki is a traditional Japanese dessert, which this NYC ice cream parlor has put their tasty twist on.Photo by Elizabeth Smith

Taiyaki NYC: Tastebud and Insta-Worthy

By Jessica Boico and Elizabeth Smith With temperatures dropping, it may seem like ice cream season is coming to a close. However, at Taiyaki NYC, ice cream season is just getting started. Located on Baxter Street between Little Italy and Chinatown, Taiyaki NYC is one of the newest food crazes in Manhattan. At almost any[…]

A Sweet End to a Sweet Summer: The Museum of Ice Cream Pop-Up in NYC

Photos taken by Lauren Reiss By Lauren Reiss While the walls were not edible and there was, admittedly, no melted chocolate river, I felt as close to the magical, interactive, sweet fantasy world of Willy Wonka as it gets. The Museum of Ice Cream popped up this summer in New York City’s Meatpacking District, and[…]

It’s a Jungle out There­­—Mowgli and Baloo float down the river in a scene depicted in this official movie posterAren Kalash

I Wanna Be Like New: Disney’s Jungle Book Remake

By Aren Kalash From its lush artificially created environments to its frighteningly realistic anthropomorphic animals, Disney’s live-action, computer-generated imagery (CGI) remake of the 1967 classic animated film and adaptation of the 1894 novel by Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book, succeeds in captivating viewers of all ages. Its wondrously detailed backgrounds and lifelike creatures in addition[…]