Graduate employees voted in favor of having the UAW represent them as a bargaining unit.Read More
There’s nothing quite like winter break to spend binge-watching on classic TV online.Read More
“You have to take the first step,” CAS junior Nischala Meni said. “Making students take that first step is sometimes difficult, especially when [they] have to take a two-hour train ride home.” Meni uses her commute from Edison, N.J., to her advantage. Even with the constant back and forth, Meni has put down roots in [...]Read More
In the breaking of bread, Asma Imam stumbled upon a community like she had never experienced before at the Islamic Center at NYU. Ramadan coincided with the start of her freshman year, and although it was the first time she was away from family during the holiday, she found a new, lasting family. “For the [...]Read More
Organic Chemistry means three things to NYU-Poly senior John Keshecki — it’s the study of the most basic structures of life, a class for which many students dread the workload and one of the best courses he has taken so far. Part of his love comes from the professor who taught it, Mark Green. Along [...]Read More
“Hey sweetie,” he said, exclaiming. CAS senior Antonio Duran greeted every resident assistant with his catchphrase as they stepped through the double doors into a meeting for the National Residence Hall Honorary. With eyes focused and wide open, he stopped a resident to ask about the test he took last week. He greeted another girl [...]Read More
There is no such thing as a casual chat with Shafeka Hashash. The CAS junior is too intense for casual. Expect your conversation to last twice its allotted time. Expect to feel antsy. Expect to feel a heavy responsibility for aspects of the world that weren’t previously on your radar. “There is the oppressor, and [...]Read More
When Trisha Goyal ran against 10 other freshmen for underclassmen liaison of the Stern Inter-Club Council, she was the only one not wearing a suit. The Stern junior didn’t see herself as a “Sternie,” she said, the stereotypical Stern student working toward their next banking offer, with dreams of becoming a CEO. At the lectern, [...]Read More
Some figures, however influential, are difficult to catch in their element — in those moments that set them apart from the rest. In the case of Stern senior Daniel Kao, there is no such difficulty. He is always in his element. At a Stern Student Council meeting, while engaged in an entirely separate conversation, a [...]Read More
JD Samson uses a different facet of her personality on “Labor.”Read More
Jaewon, a CAS senior double-majoring in journalism and comparative literature, has been working at WSN since freshman year. She was formerly the managing editor and the university editor. She loves notepads, magazines and iced coffee. When Jaewon is not reading the news or listening to podcasts, she can probably be found eating.
Formerly City/State Editor, Deputy Managing Editor and Editor-at-Large, Emily was convinced to stay at WSN for her fourth year because she absolutely loves it. She is an econ-journalism double major who hopes to put her reporting and quantitative skills to use in the financial sector, and she aspires to be someone like Sloan Sabbith from The Newsroom (professionally, of course). Please contact her if you have a brilliant idea for an economics thesis. She would also really like a cat.
Daniel started at the Features desk of WSN last Spring, writing restaurant reviews whilst indulging on free food and consequently getting fat. This Fall, he starts his new position as the dining editor. Daniel recently transferred to Gallatin (living the dream) to study Food & Travel Narratives, incorporating aspects of Food Studies, Journalism, and Media, Culture, and Communication. A mixology enthusiast, Daniel is a bartender at Palà, a charming Italian restaurant in the Lower East Side. He loves food more than life itself.
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