Author Archive: Nicole Rosenthal

Hello! My name is Nicole Rosenthal, and I am the Editor-in-Chief of the Roundup. I am currently a senior, and this is my third year as a member of the newspaper. I enjoy writing and the sciences, and I plan on pursing psychology and journalism in college.

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Hidden Juuls: E-Cigarette Use on the Rise Among Teens

| 06/02/2017 | 0 Comments
Hidden Juuls: E-Cigarette Use on the Rise Among Teens

While their parents’ generation were sneaking cigarette breaks, post millennial teens have found a new and unexplored way of ingesting nicotine: electronic cigarettes. Known by many as “vaping,” the use of electronic cigarette products has skyrocketed among the high school demographic in the past few years as an estimated 20 percent of students nationwide have […]

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Charly Bliss – Guppy (Album Review)

| 04/24/2017 | 0 Comments

Created out of childhood friendships that blossomed into bandhood, Charly Bliss brings something absolutely exhilarating and fun to the New York alternative scene with corrosive guitar licks, strange lyricism and tormented but downright charming vocals. The band absolutely radiates a vibrancy that is akin to 90’s goodies Superchunk and Veruca Salt, and brings underground rock […]

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The Courtneys – II (Album Review)

| 04/24/2017 | 0 Comments

Marrying the sounds of Vancouver’s coastal Pacific bliss and seamless power-pop, The Courtneys have successfully made a name for themselves in the alternative world. Their nostalgic, carefree vibes may lack in lyrical or sonic depth, but make up it in enthusiasm and melodic riffs. In fact, Even by barely changing their sound over the course […]

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The Flaming Lips Bring a Space-Age Spectacular to The Space at Westbury 3/11/17

| 04/24/2017 | 0 Comments

Flashing neon lights, clouds of smoke, and crowd-surfing unicorns: is this a scene from an imaginary planet, or a Flaming Lips show?   Following the release of their fourteenth studio album Oczy Mlody previously this year, psychedelic experimentalists The Flaming Lips took to the stage at The Space in Westbury, New York on a chilly […]

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Inauguration Sensation: Welcoming the 45th President of the United States

| 01/20/2017 | 0 Comments
Inauguration Sensation: Welcoming the 45th President of the United States

After almost two years of continuous campaigning during arguably one of the most atypical election cycles to date, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States today on the west front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. Serving as the formal transfer of power between President Barack […]

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Doorways to Community and Controversy

| 01/04/2017 | 0 Comments
Doorways to Community and Controversy

Soft, entrancing music could be heard exuding from the depths of the twinkling lights and decorations. The sense of wonderment and joy overflowed hallways as students passed each unique door. The holiday spirit, always working its magic, had clearly made its way into the halls of Hills West. Opportunities for each blank door seemed endless […]

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The Chainsmokers – Collage (Album Review)

| 11/08/2016 | 0 Comments

There is a downright abundance of EDM self-proclaimed “frat-bro” collectives producing beats that overlap pulsating synths decent enough to fist-bump to. However, no EDM collective has embraced this new niche and captured the essence of millennials quite as successfully as The Chainsmokers have. The American Electro-House duo shamelessly broke out into the mainstream Pop scene […]

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Conor Oberst “Ruminations” Album Review

| 11/01/2016 | 0 Comments

  Conor Oberst is now at the ripe old age of 36 with 13 albums in his impressive discography, including indie-folk smash hit I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning. Through Ruminations, his latest album, Oberst seems to be yet again the unreliable narrator on the outside looking in. However, the narrator here seems to feel more mature […]

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