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Sunny Sequeira

Sunny Sequeira, Under the Arch Editor

Sunny Sequeira is a junior at CAS majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing. They’ve recently discovered the joys of reading, painting and crocheting in parks. You’ll also find them playing board games with friends and trying to watch as many romantic comedies as they can. Email them at [email protected]

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An interior view of the Bluestocking bookstore. In the foreground are shelves of comic books. On the wall is a painting of Julia de Burgos in brown. On the wall is text that reads “Soy La vida, La Fuerza, La Mujer,” which translates in English to “I am Life, Force and Woman.”

Finding comfort and community at Bluestockings Cooperative Bookstore

This queer, trans, and sex worker run bookstore moonlights as a cafe, free store and activist space.
Nov 7, 2022

When I walked into Bluestockings Cooperative Bookstore, a radical bookstore in the Lower East Side, a couple Saturdays ago, I didn’t expect to leave with two pairs of trousers...

A bowl of rice and Sinigang, a Filipino soup made of fish and vegetables, sit in a bowl on a counter with a mug in the background.

Cooking Your Way Home

A look at how memories and connections with food never leave us.
Oct 20, 2022

Mandala-style wooden blinds decorated with floral designs and short notes in the foreground and a poster saying “Grief Garden” in the background.

Reflecting on life and love at the ‘Grief Garden’

Artist-in-Residence Khaty Xiong’s poetry installation at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute offers those grieving a place of solace and comfort.
Apr 29, 2022

Grief arrives differently for everyone. It’s sometimes expected, other times sudden, but never without impact. Whether it strikes, constricts or swallows, loss produces all-consuming...

Actor Taika Waititi has black and gray hair, a long beard and a black jacket. His left hand is holding actor Rhys Darby by the neck. Darby has blonde hair and has his mouth opened in a panicked expression.

Review: ‘Our Flag Means Death’ revives piracy with a queer twist

The HBO Max show combines romantic comedy and historical drama to create absurd shenanigans and campy gore that are sure to entertain.
Apr 18, 2022

Spoiler warning: This article includes spoilers for “Our Flag Means Death.” Pirates most often evoke images of skulls, swords and scurvy. Rarely are impassioned singers,...

A child wearing a green dress and shoes with a purple backpack is walking next to a red brick wall on a brown floor while a hand with pink nails holds a gray cell phone camera that records the childs walk. On the cell phone is a distorted and glitchy image of the child walking. The text Like, Comment, Subscribe appears chalked on the top right corner of the wall.

Opinion: Adults must prioritize the well-being and safety of children over social media’s profitability

The rise of social media platforms like YouTube, Instagram and TikTok has resulted in the exploitation of children. Parents, companies, schools and the government must act to protect children from this detrimental exposure to the internet.
Apr 11, 2022

Content warning: This article contains descriptions of child exploitation and abuse.  Children are an extremely vulnerable population. Easily impressionable and the targets...

A still from the ABC sitcom “Abbott Elementary.” Pictured are actors Tyler James Williams, Quinta Brunson, Chris Perfetti, Lisa Ann Walter, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Janelle James, William Stanford Davis.

‘Abbott Elementary’ is a reminder of the importance of comedies

The new ABC sitcom “Abbott Elementary” has set records for the network and already been renewed for a second season. The show’s lovable characters, refreshing humor and original plot make it a must-watch.
Mar 29, 2022

Spoiler warning: This article includes potential spoilers for “Abbott Elementary.” Quinta Brunson is a name that may ring familiar. Many will remember her from Buzzfeed’s...

An illustration of a Black woman in a green shirt and a white woman in a yellow shirt listening to music through wired headphones. The cord of the headphones spells out “Listen to This.”

Listen to This: Jack Harlow exudes confidence on ‘Nail Tech’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Sabrina Carpenter, Porridge Radio and more.
Feb 24, 2022

After the music video for “INDUSTRY BABY” dropped, one thing became clear: Jack Harlow is hot — like, really hot — but he can also spit bars. Seven months later, Kanye...

An illustration of characters from famous romantic comedies. On the right, the couple from “Crazy Rich Asians” shares a kiss. In the middle, Lara Jean Covey from “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.” On the right, Jenna from “13 Going on 30” hangs off a street light pole.

Romantic comedies deserve to make a much-awaited comeback

The fun and hijinks of romantic comedies is needed now, more than ever.
Feb 24, 2022

For years, romantic comedies have comforted viewers, defined romance and provided a nice way to spend a Saturday night. But while the ’90s and 2000s were saturated with iconic...

On the left, a person’s hand writing a letter with a pencil. On the right, an illustration of a pedestal sink and mirror.

Finding solace again

Two poems I should send you but never will.
Feb 22, 2022

i forgot your number and it shames me  grief chugging up my throat  whenever i think of you — i still haven’t returned your last call.    we spent...

Season two, episode six of “Euphoria” premiered on HBO and HBO Max on Feb. 13. New episodes air on Sundays at 9 p.m. (Photo by Eddy Chen/HBO, courtesy of WarnerMedia)

Opinion: ‘Euphoria’ is emblematic of the exploitation of teens in media

HBO’s “Euphoria” capitalizes on teenage sexuality under the pretense of empowerment.
Feb 17, 2022

Content warning: This article contains descriptions of pedophilia and child pornography.  After premiering over two years ago, “Euphoria” returned early last month with...