Articles written by: Michael Waxman

Michael Waxman is a senior at Hunter College, seeking a B.A. in political science and media studies. He just turned 21 years old this past July and is native to a small subsection of Coney Island called Sea Gate. While reporting for The Athenian, Michael is also interning at CUNY TV as well as hosting a radio program called “In My Bag” at WHCS Radio, Hunter College’s independent radio station. He is passionate about social commentary and is seeking a career where he can contribute to discourse as well as create content that can help guide others through societal and emotional confusion. In his spare time, Michael consumes hip-hop music and culture, goes to art-related events with his friends, and goes on the hunt for the best Trinidadian doubles and dairy-free chocolate desserts.

Got Spam? College IT department has some advice and ways to help
News

Got Spam? College IT department has some advice and ways to help

The IT Department has created a website to help students spot the recent scourge of spam emails that students have been receiving in their inboxes — before they get tricked. The department is hoping to stem the rash of scams that has caused hundreds of students to get their email accounts shut down within the past month alone.

Judge Díaz's new autobiography,
News

Judge and Puerto Rican activist discusses new autobiography at Glass Cafe

Introduced as a “living example of resistance to hate,” Judge Nelson A. Diaz recounted his path from public housing in Harlem to becoming a leading political activist for the Puerto Rican community in Philadelphia at a talk hosted last week by Centro, the college’s center for Puerto Rican studies.

Vinnie Sperrazza Apocryphal performs in the Black Box Theater last month.
Lifestyle

Sperrazza jazzes up Black Box Theater for “New Topologies” series

Vinnie Sperrazza Apocryphal, an experimental, free-jazz group native to Brooklyn and Manhattan, performed at the Black Box Theater last week as the second installment of the music department’s “New Topologies” series.

Hunter students jamming in preparation for an in-class recital.
Culture

Jammin’: Music students mix, mingle in impromptu improvs

To combat the challenges of socializing in Hunter’s commuter-school environment, music students are getting together and jamming whenever they can.

Edrick Leong hosting his show,
Culture / News

Upgrade U: WHCS Radio gets technical to improve listener experience

Thanks to a rollover from last year’s budget, WHCS Radio will be able to make some technical upgrades that will allow it to broadcast through a mobile app and make other adjustments to improve listener experience for this fall and beyond.