Articles written by: Laila Gad

Laila Gad is a senior in the Macaulay Honors Program at Hunter College. She is majoring in Journalism, with a minor in environmental science. Laila is passionate about all things climate, especially when it comes to rising heat and urban heat island effect. After graduation, Laila hopes to pursue an MD. When she's not writing, Laila loves listening to music and going on long drives.

Miss Teen America poses with their “Do You Want to Be In A Goth Band” posters, announcing the launch of their band in May 2023. (PC: Msteenamerica on Instagram)
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How One Flyer and a Singer’s Passion Created a Goth Band

  With lip piercings, purple eyeshadow and pitch-black hair, Tyler Jack Coffino tapped his mic briefly, rocking back and forth. Giving a small smile to the crowd that gathered at FirstLive, a studio space in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, he excitedly awaited his cue to sing the song he’s most proud […]

Made by Students for Students: How a Campus Advocacy Group Takes on Pressing Issues
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Made by Students for Students: How a Campus Advocacy Group Takes on Pressing Issues

Student’s names and posters can be seen all around the NYPIRG office, located at Thomas Hunter 115. Crumbling buildings, underpaid adjuncts, and canceled classes: the past year has proven to be a stressful one for all the colleges in the City University of New York system across the five boroughs.  […]

Hunter’s Silence on FAFSA Delays Leaves Students Uncertain
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Hunter’s Silence on FAFSA Delays Leaves Students Uncertain

Screens across Hunter showcase information about the FAFSA’s update and available filing workshops. (Photo by Laila Gad) A line trails out of the financial aid office, filled with students anxiously waiting to speak with a counselor about their tuition balances barring them from class registration. For almost half of CUNY […]

Creating Community: Hunter’s School of Education Raises Awareness on Black Maternal Mortality
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Creating Community: Hunter’s School of Education Raises Awareness on Black Maternal Mortality

As the government continues to encroach on women’s bodily autonomy, Hunter College’s School of Education held a forum last week to raise awareness on a population that is exceptionally vulnerable to these law changes: Black mothers.  Despite only making up 14% of the United States’ female population, Black women are […]

With Limited Options, Potential Renewal of PepsiCo Contract Places Even More Strain on Campus Food Access
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With Limited Options, Potential Renewal of PepsiCo Contract Places Even More Strain on Campus Food Access

Standing in front of a vending machine, Hunter students are greeted by unhealthy, sugar filled, high calorie options like flavored sodas, gatorades, chips, and candy bars. Many students are unaware that the reason behind this abundance of sugary beverages and junk food on campus is due to a contract signed […]