Category: Published Stories

“So, How Were Your First Few Weeks at Hunter?”

Jamie Davis, a British student in her third semester of the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies program, popularly known as the CUNY BA program, said her first week of classes “was a bit hectic” due to a class registration problem. She was one of several people interviewed about their early weeks of the semester as part of a series of WORD stories about the campus starting its new academic year.

“If you learn and you focus and study many hours, you can achieve.”

Three students – Farhan Chowdery, 22, a senior and psychology major, Ummay Zahan Amina, 18, a freshman and fulltime biology major and Klodiana Shehu, 42, a junior majoring in Italian – were interviewed for their opinions and observations about the first few weeks of classes at Hunter, one of several WORD articles about the beginning of the semester.

Welcome Week 2017

From August 25 to September 6, the campus celebrated its longstanding Welcome Week tradition to usher in the start of a new academic school year. Coordinated by the Undergraduate Student Government, the week-long event offered students a chance to ease into a new semester.

Campus Kicking into Higher Gear for Start of Academic Year

The last traces of summer weather, writes the WORD’s Olivier Dumont, are diminishing, and with the school year kicking into third gear, six students interviewed for this story for their experiences and opinions about the early weeks of the semester said they were immersing themselves in their studies and campus life.

THE DEPARTURE Film Review

THE DEPARTURE aka ODEJSCIE is Director Lana Wilson’s sublime visual journal about a motorcycle-riding Rinzai Zen priest who is internationally known as a virtual, one-man, suicide prevention hotline in Japan.

SUPER DARK TIMES Film Review

The opening sequence for this viscerally stunning, allegorical tour de force about the millennials of a white, suburban Upstate New York town will make audiences shudder. A presage of the shuddering to follow.

Student Chess Club an Emerging Campus Presence

Article written by Vladimir Zark
Club members meet in the roaming expanse of the third floor of Hunter West, the main lobby area by the escalators. Club President Vladimir Zarkmake usually arrives there by 12 p.m. every day during the week.