A study commissioned by Planet Fitness in 2022 found that health and fitness ranked high on the list of New Year Resolutions. How high? Ninety-one percent of those surveyed. Reporter Kirby Inot decided to follow up that report. He visited the Wall Street Planet Fitness gym during the pandemic in search of stories to tell. – Article by Kirby Inot
Category: Features 2023
Damn the Pandemic, Full Speed Ahead
A True Gent
I pick up on the incessant buzzing of clippers as soon as I walked into Staten Island’s TrueGents Barbershop at 2035 Victory Boulevard. A movie plays on the big TV screen as barbers worked their magic. Seems like tons of hair are collecting on the floor and barbers continually sweep them aside to keep the luxurious shop clean. “I can fix you up after this guy, boss, just sit tight!” says Rohaiz Dar. Feature Story by Kirby Inot.
They Didn’t Freeze … But They Sure Were Cold
“Our religion class basically froze over,” said Joshua Gibaja, 20, a senior majoring in accounting. “Even our professor was wearing [his] coat.” Story by Ircania Aybar.
What Was It Like for Students on the Coldest Day of One of the Warmest Winters in Recent Memory?
The abnormally warm winter has been perplexing this spring semester and is one of the reasons the early February arctic blast that passed through the Tri-State Area Friday, February 3rd, and Saturday, the 4th, surprised students interviewed for this article. Story by Kira Scott.
One of several stories about Hunter students interviewed about braving really cold weather to get to campus to keep up with their studies. This article by Sabrina Rosado.