“Dream Acts” is about five undocumented teenagers who live in New York City under the radar.
Senior Pedro Maldonado will graduate at the end of this semester. He and four other students founded HiFashion Studios in the fall of 2010.
Freshman Jarvis Lu walked down the hallway in Hood Hall. It was late at night, so he wasn’t worried about anyone seeing him in shorts. Then, he caught a glimpse of himself in the full-length mirror in the hallway. He was taken back; he had forgotten how his legs looked without clothing to cover them.
On a Friday evening, sophomore Ben* gets ready to de-stress in a “perfect” night out with his friends. Nicki Minaj and Madonna blast in his apartment as he begins putting on his clothes. The evening, however, can’t begin without his heels. He remembers the lime green pair that he tried on as a child.…
The house was packed with strangers. Shy at the age of 16 and lacking in experience with alcohol, Star Daniels filled her cup with Jim Bean whiskey time and time again. When Daniels stumbled into another room, she found a mattress on the floor.
In April of her junior year of high school, Olivia Rowe brought a plastic bag into a hallway bathroom and tied it over her head to stop her breathing. She thought she wanted to kill herself.
It can’t be seen in the carved, wooden mask depicting a squashed human face. It isn’t evident in the contemporary painting that presents a woman in a brightly colored robe with wild criss-cross brushstrokes.
More than 50 years after he spent a summer working security detail at the White House during the Eisenhower administration, Don Mooney now swipes the ID cards of students entering Towers Dining Hall. He hums the tune of an old favorite song and greets each patron with an exuberant “Hello, hello!”