Category: Reviews

Get to know Utica: Ocean Blue

Michael Muon

Staff Writer

Ocean Blue Restaurant and Oyster Bar is a spectacular fine dining rooftop restaurant located in Downtown Utica. Utica has been mostly a dead zone in recent decades; it was not until a recent rebranding effort that brought in more businesses to the downtown area that the city started to experience a sort of rebirth. Ocean Blue is already proving to be widely popular and is a great addition to the downtown area.

Ocean Blue is a highly recommended restaurant, and all students should head over to the restaurant at least once during their four yearsatUticaCollege.Ithasa great atmosphere and dining experience. The rooftop setting makes it feel as if you are not in Utica anymore. To many locals around here who have dined at Ocean Blue, they definitely know this feeling.

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Play Review: Tried by Twelve or Carried by Six

Bria Hilliard

Asst. Features Editor

Written by students in the theater 300 class, Tried by Twelve or Carried by Six, attempts to tell the stories of police brutality. The play was impactful in the sense that real-life issues were being brought to the stage for the entire campus to witness and discuss. There was a wide range of characters in the play such as police officers, innocentbystanders,innocent victims and the occasional not-so innocent victim. While the play addresses recent cases of police brutality in the Unites States, it also brought to light the everyday race involved situations that people experience. Tried by Twelve or Carried by Six took the actual stories of police officers as well as African American men and women, and told them in a way that was either a hit or miss with the audience.

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International Students Day

Omar Renta

Staff Writer

America’s reputation as the melting pot of the world was apparent at International Students day in the Strebel Student Center Tuesday.

A display of 45 flags from countries around the world was displayed in the lounge at Strebel Student Center. From Finland to Bangladesh, these flags represent our international student body and the strides UC has made toward achieving cultural diversity on campus.

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Dr. Maura Cullen speaks on diversity

Bria Hilliard

Asst. Features Editor

Dr. Maura Cullen and students after her presentation. Photo by Issatou Fall
Dr. Maura Cullen and students after her presentation.
Photo by Issatou Fall

Diversity has become a part of our everyday lives. Every day that we have on this planet, we have the opportunity to meet new people, learn about new cultures or even adapt to new lifestyles.

Utica College recently invited a nationally recognized expert on social justice and diversity education, Dr. Maura Cullen, to speak to students about becoming more aware of the diversity that surrounds them. Dr. Cullen has spoken at over 500 colleges and universities and is also the author of the popular book “35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say: Surprising Things We Say That Widen the Diversity Gap”.

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Utica College welcomes students with new activities

Morgan Manfredo

Staff Writer

Utica College has been conducting activities all week to help students ease their way back into the semester. For some students, the new semester came way too soon. The campus has been holding activities every night for students, and is not stopping anytime soon.

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