Elbia Vidal Castillo

Elbia Vidal Castillo

Bio: Elbia Vidal Castillo is a third-year undergraduate student from Peru studying Digital and Print Journalism and Sociology. She has a deep passion for writing and story-telling, such as reading classic Latin American literature and international news. Both her love for writing and reading built her career path in journalism. As a journalist, she is excited to narrate different perspectives and provide a voice. Elbia is excited to participate in NYC Tastemakers to improve her abilities and learn more. In addition to pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a better writer and editor, she sees this opportunity as a way to hone her storytelling skills and learn more about the stories that impact our world.
Theater

Even though he is everywhere, Lin Manuel Miranda is an excellent songwriter (Op-Ed)

It would seem that Lin-Manuel Miranda is now omnipresent. From his iconic role in the revolutionary musical “Hamilton” to his cameos in popular TV shows like “Percy Jackson,” his impact on mainstream culture is immense. But Miranda’s skill is most on display in the world of musical theater. “Hamilton,” a …

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Sports

Broadcasters shape the narrative of athletic events (Op-Ed)

Radio has had and continues to impact sports broadcasting, and few other channels can compare. Radio has been a mainstay for many years, transmitting information, feelings, sentiments, and the heart-pounding excitement of sporting events. The capacity to craft narratives and inject meaning and creativity into conversation lies with broadcasters in …

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Latest News

Biden Administration Implements Regulation to Address ‘Gun Show Loophole’ in Effort to Tackle Gun Violence

On Thursday, the Biden administration made a major stride towards enforcing a rule that would require those selling guns at gun fairs and online to do background checks on prospective purchasers. This final rule aims to stop what gun control advocates call the “gun show loophole” by making it harder …

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Movies

The most popular comfort films follow a specific formula (Op-Ed)

Some movies have a way of enveloping us in their warm embrace, taking us to a place where all our troubles melt away and happiness is the rule rather than the exception. These films are like a warm blanket and a mug of hot chocolate on a dreary day; they …

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Beauty

Makeup should be considered a form of art (Op-Ed)

Makeup, which is too often seen as a boring necessity or an empty accessory, is really deserving of more respect as an art form. Like more conventional forms of art like painting or sculpture, cosmetics has many uses beyond just improving one’s appearance.  The ability of cosmetics to express and …

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Fashion

High fashion is for showing creative explorations in clothing, not for actual wearing (Op-Ed)

The phrase “fast fashion” has become ubiquitous in modern discourse about the fashion business. The concept of fast fashion is based on the idea that trends come and go as quickly as they come onto the runways, which caters to our need for quick fixes and ever-changing looks. But below …

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Sports

The thin line between passion and misconduct in sports fans (Op-Ed)

The line between passionate support and possible wrongdoing is finely drawn in the world of sports fandom. There is sometimes a fine line between enthusiastic support and inappropriate conduct due to the extreme emotional reactions that fans might have. The process of depersonalization, in which people give up their separate …

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Latest News

New York state and city officials urge caution if traveling during solar eclipse

New York state and city authorities are advising caution for those planning to travel during the solar eclipse event. On Monday afternoon, both Empire State and New York City officials are highlighting the potential challenges associated with traveling amidst the celestial phenomenon. Although the greater New York City area will …

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Sports

The influence of sports on identity and national pride (Op-Ed)

One of the many reasons sports are considered a global language is the profound impact they can have on people’s sense of themselves and their country. When countries from all over the world gather to celebrate athleticism, rivalry, and solidarity, this phenomenon is on full display during events like the …

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Politics

Trump getting special treatment from the supreme court (Op-Ed)

The recent Supreme Court rulings on former President Donald Trump’s legal immunity requests have sparked concerns about the court’s impartiality in a country where justice is supposed to be impartial. These decisions, which have shown a reluctance to tolerate pretrial delays in criminal cases, raise questions about fairness in the …

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Latest News

Over 400 lawmakers and more sign letter demanding Biden’s support on racial equity

More than 400 people, including politicians, activists, civil rights leaders, artists, and actors, have sent a letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to support reparative justice and racial equality. The letter, which was seen exclusively by ABC News, begs the president to back a collection of proposals in Congress that …

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Food

How there can be an emotional connection to eating (Op-Ed)

In addition to providing energy, food may trigger a flood of feelings, thoughts, and recollections. Eating is more than just fueling our bodies; it can also be a window into our history, a trigger for fond memories, and a way to reconnect with loved ones. We humans have an emotional …

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