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Letter from the editor: On transition
By Alex Tey, Editor-in-Chief • January 24, 2022
181 Mercer St., located between Bleecker and West Houston streets, is NYUs new multi-use building. The building is expected to open in fall 2022. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)
SoHo/NoHo rezoning approval allows 181 Mercer to stand
By Carmo Moniz, Senior Staff Writer • January 27, 2022
The NYU community is experiencing a high number of COVID-19 cases. Students can access Binx saliva tests in NYU housing. (Staff Photo and Screenshot by Ryan Walker)
Explained: What to do if you test positive for COVID-19
By Gabriel Hawthorne, Deputy News Editor • January 26, 2022
NYU announced in a Jan. 12 email that the spring 2022 semester will be held in person. Senior leadership acknowledged that flexibility regarding in-person classes would only be offered temporarily at the start of the semester. (Staff Photo and Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)
Some faculty unwilling to allow remote learning, despite NYU guidance
By Lauren Ashe, Carmo Moniz, and Natalie Thomas January 25, 2022
All NYU athletic facilities will remain closed until further notice. (Staff Photo by Luca Richman)
A guide to NYU's spring 2022 reopening policies
By Abby Wilson, Deputy News Editor • January 24, 2022
The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and around New York City. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)
What to do this week: Jan. 24-30
By Kristian Burt and Rachel Cohen January 24, 2022
In a Jan. 12 email, NYU announced the spring 2022 semester will be held in person. More than 2,200 students concerned for their safety have since signed a petition demanding a permanent remote learning option at NYU. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)
Petition for remote learning option garners 2,200-plus signatures
By Maria Freyre, Staff Writer • January 24, 2022
While gin and tonics primarily consist of a balanced mix of gin and tonic water, they can be spiced up with citrus, syrups and bitter liqueurs. (Photos by Phoebe Goldman)
Neither shaken nor stirred: A foolproof guide to mastering the gin and tonic
By Phoebe Goldman, Contributing Writer • January 25, 2022
V Spot Express is located at 12 St. Marks Place. (Staff Photo by Sam Tu)
From chicharrón to cashew-based mac ‘n’ cheese: The ultimate list of vegan restaurants around NYU
By Juliana Guarracino and Gabby Lozano January 24, 2022
Zodiac Blacks is an all-women tattoo studio located on 68 Thompson Street in SoHo. Co-owners Britta Christiansen and Alex Sokolov opened Zodiac Black’s in 2020. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)
Zodiac Black’s: The all-women tattoo studio creating a safe space for art and ink
By Juliana Guarracino, Staff Writer • December 10, 2021
The holidays can be expensive. Here are some items that are worth the hefty price tag. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)
Sometimes, expensive gifts… are better
By Alexandra Chan, Alex Tey, and Alex Tran December 10, 2021
The Rita and Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing is located on the seventh floor in the Tisch building. Black students struggle with cultural appropriation and the lack of Black representation in their writing classes. (Staff Photo by Shaina Ahmed)
Make Black voices heard in NYU’s dramatic writing classes
By Ava Pauline Emilione, Staff Writer • December 9, 2021
As seniors look forward to an in-person spring commencement, fall 2021 graduates have been left in the dark. These students have not received adequate information regarding graduation. (Photo by Alana Beyer)
Dec. grads left confused about graduation plans
By Jules Roscoe, Contributing Writer • December 9, 2021
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NYU Women’s Volleyball celebrates their 2021 University Athletic Association Conference Championship victory over Emory University. This win was part of a historic season for the team. (Image courtesy of Abby Ausmus)
A first-year and a senior on NYU women’s volleyball’s historic season
By Mitesh Shrestha, Sports Editor • December 10, 2021
Oliver Kleban is a senior on the men’s soccer team. NYU’s student-athletes returned to practice and competitions after experiencing NYU and NCAA COVID-19 restrictions during the 2020-21 school year. (Image courtesy of NYU Athletics)
NYU soccer 2021 recap: rekindling the love of the game
By Luca Richman , Contributing Writer • December 10, 2021
Tom Thibodeau is the head coach for the New York Knicks. While Thibodeau has earned the 2020-21 NBA Coach of the Year Award, he has failed to maximize the talent on the roster. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)
Bing bong, Thibs is wrong for the Knicks
By Daniel Haas, Contributing Writer • December 9, 2021
The Park Slope Academy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of many martial arts training centers that offer lessons for children. Martial arts is becoming a popular after-school activity for kids. (Staff Photo by Ryan Walker)
The newest masters of MMA: Park Slope children
By Ryan Walker , Social Media Editor • December 6, 2021
The 2021-22 season has not only been full of drama, but it also brought a rule change on fouls. The new rule makes it harder for an offensive player to deliberately draw a foul. (Staff Illustration by Ryan Kawahara, Images via Wikimedia Commons)
New season, new rules, new era for the NBA?
By Daniel Haas, Contributing Writer • November 22, 2021
New York Knicks forward Julius Randle spoke at the Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball school gym in the Bronx to celebrate his #30 for 3! campaign. Through his partnership with the school, Randle plans to donate $500 for every three-pointer he makes in the season, which will assist the school in developing its academic programs. (Staff Photo by Mitesh Shrestha)
Knicks star Randle pledges support for Bronx basketball school
By Mitesh Shrestha, Sports Editor • November 16, 2021