In the tragic event all over the news we all know what recently happened in Paris. Paris is in a state of emergency amid a deadly shooting, hostage situation and scary explosion that has left at least 127 dead.It has confirmed by France that this is an act of terrorism, as multiple shocking tragedies took place on Nov. 13. Several people were dead and wounded after a shooting at a restaurant in central Paris, and around the same time, an explosion allegedly occurred, which disrupted a soccer match between France and Germany. A second shooting took place at Paris Bataclan concert hall, where more than 100 were held hostage and a shootout took place between police and a target on the roof.
At this time in our community I send my prayers out to everyone, students, faculty, loved ones, family, friends. Regardless what your beliefs are I ask you all who are reading this to keep all these people in your thoughts and prayers. For those suffering at this time FIT has a lot of different services to help you, and many councilors for you to speak to.
It’s that time! What we have all been waiting for…. FITSA’s DRAG PAGEANT! If you are interested in participating in the fierce competition make sure to audition in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre on November 18th or 24th and be prepared with your headshot, resume, and rehearsed lip sync dance!
The Drag Pageant is known to be a highlight of the school year! Don’t miss out if you are interested in participating! Please contact Karina Grosssman (email@example.com) or Ashleigh Bagnata (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or to reserve an audition time slot!
As the middle of the school year approaches, those who are thinking about applying to FIT should really consider taking courses that are transferable to reduce costs and time! As an avid AP student in high school, I was determined to pass my Advanced Placement tests.
Hard work now… pays off in the future!
During my academic advisement before registration for next semester, I was told that I will be able to graduate with a BS in Advertising and Marketing Communications due to the surplus of transfer credits I had from passing so many AP tests! (not to sound like a snob, it’s hard work!) If you are in highschool, I sugguest taking as many AP courses that FIT accepts in order to save you money and time! This goes out to all transfer students as well! Utilizing transfer credits will really make a difference and have motivated myself to push harder until the end that is near!
Find out more information on transfer credits at FIT here!
With the semester in high gear as we finish up the last couple of weeks, there are many exhibitions, displays, and events taking place across many of the art and design majors. Being a junior photography major, I am a part of the BFA Photo Exhibit titled, “Lines of Sight.” The show displays some of our work from the semester. The opening reception is on Wednesday, November 18th from 6-8 pm in the lobby of the Feldman Center. The work is up until December 11th. Our entire semester as photography students have revolved around this show so any support is greatly appreciated! More information is below!
If you are reading this as a prospective student, I highly recommend coming to see student work. It is a great source of inspiration as well as a chance to see what you could be creating and doing as a student at FIT! Supporting other students as a student is incredibly important. We are all trying to make it in this industry and as cheesy as it sounds, we can’t always be comparing ourselves to the next person or be in constant competition with one another. At the end of the day, a fellow student could be hiring you for a job or you could be hiring someone else. There are so many different lines of work within each major and you never know where you’ll end up. So with that, be kind, support one another, and focus on your goals.
Today, I finally headed over to the brand new UrbanSpace Vanderbilt located at East 45th St and Vanderbilt Avenue. UrbanSpace Vanderbilt is a permanent food hall with all your favorite restaurants that you usually see at the temporary food events from UrbanSpace Madison Sq. Eats and Broadway Bites. It is conveniently located right near Grand Central which is perfect for all of you Metro North commuters! The open space and abundance of options is perfect for a casual date spot, lunch or dinner on the go, or a nice place to unwind with some grub.
Some of the vendors include the classic New York City food icons such as Dough, Roberta’s, Ovenly, Sigmunds, and my favorite, Two Tablespoons. The endless options and menu items are perfect for picky eaters. UrbanSpace Vanderbilt is one of the first markets of its kind to give you so much variety in a condensed space. The vastness of markets like Chelsea Market can be overwhelming, with each store having their own seating and “store.” With UrbanSpace Vanderbilt, you get the feel of each individual vendor within a small market. If you would like to check out more information, visit in person or check out http://urbanspacevanderbilt.com/.