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Members of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance are on strike, protesting exploitative licensing regulations and calling for debt relief. The union began an indefinite hunger strike on Oct. 20 outside of City Hall. (Staff Photo by Sirui Wu)
‘Loss is not an option’: New York’s taxi drivers begin hunger strike
By Abby Wilson, Staff Writer • October 21, 2021
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded $750,000 to NYU and the University of Waikato. This grant funds a project that aims to protect the cultural knowledge and heritage of Native Americans, Māori and other First Nations communities. (Photo by Lauren Sanchez, Image via Wikimedia Commons)
Grant awarded to NYU-University of Waikato Indigenous studies project
By Lauren Ashe and Joyce Li October 21, 2021
Prominent NYU activists publicize sexual assault allegations against one another
Prominent NYU activists publicize sexual assault allegations against one another
By Rachel Cohen, Deputy News Editor • October 20, 2021
New York state RNC director Katie Bloodgood spoke about Republican students’ experience at NYU, a university with a generally liberal community. During the Oct. 13 event, she addressed controversial questions and said that Republicans are frequently misunderstood. (Photo by Anna Letson, Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)
College Republicans talk being conservative at NYU with state GOP director
By Kristian Burt, Staff Writer • October 19, 2021
Sunrise NYU held a rally in Washington Square Park on Oct. 15. The climate justice group relaunched its initiative pushing NYU to divest from fossil fuels and private prisons. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)
Sunrise NYU revives university divestment campaign
By Rachel Fadem, Deputy News Editor • October 18, 2021
181 Mercer St., NYU’s new building, is being built with special glass windows to reduce energy usage and help prevent bird collisions. Up to 230,000 birds die every year in New York City from these collisions. (Staff Photo and Illustration by Ryan Kawahara)
Bird-safe glass design at 181 Mercer saves wildlife and energy
By Alex Tey, Deputy Managing Editor • October 18, 2021
Champion Pizza is a renowned New York restaurant with locations in Soho and on 5th Avenue. Hazzi Akdeniz, its founder, wants to give back to the homeless community by donating money and pizza. (Photo by Kevin Wu)
Champion Pizza gives back to the community one slice at a time
By Juliana Guarracino, Staff Writer • October 21, 2021
Fourplay is a new dating app designed to match duos on double dates. The app’s group focus changes the dynamic of dates. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)
I tried Fourplay… and liked it
By Anyu Ching, Contributing Writer • October 20, 2021
Gallatin sophomore Tara Shear enjoys some quality time outside with her emotional support dog Dakota. NYU students who meet certain criteria are permitted to keep pets in dorms for emotional support. (Image courtesy of Tara Shear)
Emotional support animals offer students comfort
By Jules Roscoe, Contributing Writer • October 19, 2021
Crying just makes you all the more cinematic when you sit on one of these. (Staff Photo by Sirui Wu)
Ranked: Places to cry in NYC
By Sabrina Choudhary and Joey Hung October 18, 2021
The hustle and bustle of New York City is considered part of the NYU experience. NYU Berlin offers a welcome change of pace. (Photo by Hunter Alexis Martin)
Laid-back in Berlin: valuing the present
By Hunter Alexis Martin, Contributing Writer • October 15, 2021
The Villa La Pietra estate houses NYU Florence. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, NYU Florence has paused homestays for the fall 2021 semester. (Staff Photo by Roshni Raj)
Homestay closures disconnect students from Florence locals
By Aurora Russell, Staff Writer • October 14, 2021
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On Oct. 6, the Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball School celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The school is the first specialized high school in the nation that dedicates itself to preparing its students for different career paths in basketball. (Staff Photo by Mitesh Shrestha)
Knicks legend Earl Monroe headlines high school opening ceremony
By Mitesh Shrestha, Sports Editor • October 18, 2021
Tony Rocha is a midfielder with the New York City Football Club and Sean Davis is a midfielder with the New York Red Bulls. While seemingly different, there are many common parallels between the rivaling teams. (Images via Wikimedia Commons,  Staff Illustration by Ryan Kawahara)
New York’s soccer scene: a clash of corporate ownership
By Luca Richman , Contributing Writer • October 6, 2021
Expectations are high for the New York Giants, who have not made an appearance in the playoffs in four years. Managing players and strategy will be crucial for the team to find success this season. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)
Five priorities for the Giants this season
By Ethan Hourizadeh, Staff Writer • August 30, 2021
As sports resume following the pandemic suspension, NYU’s athletics programs have brought on new coaches and leadership. Teams with new coaches include women’s soccer, men’s basketball, cross country, and track and field. (Illustration by Deborah Alalade)
New faces in NYU athletics
By Mitesh Shrestha and Ethan Hourizadeh August 25, 2021
The Knicks proved their doubters wrong in the 2020-21 season, finishing 41-31 and making the playoffs. This offseason is key to continuing their success. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)
What's next for the Knicks?
By Ethan Hourizadeh, Staff Writer • June 30, 2021
NYU men’s and women’s golf teams have seen immense success in recent years. On April 28th, Katie Rudolph was formally introduced as the new head coach of the NYU men’s and women’s golf team. (Staff Illustration by Debbie Alalade)
Katie Rudolph hired as head coach of NYU men’s and women’s golf teams
By Mitesh Shrestha, Sports Editor • May 7, 2021
(Staff Photo by Brooke Nguyen)
Dear New York City
By Lorraine Olaya, Copy Chief • October 18, 2021
(Staff Photo by Taylor Knight)
How can NYC(U) be your personality if you’ve only been to Manhattan?
By Taylor Knight, Deputy Exposures Editor • October 4, 2021
(Illustration by Adelaide Miller)
Voicemail Message #2: Echoes
By Bianca de Ayala, Contributing Writer • September 27, 2021
Back to school: Food & Fun Guide 2021
Back to school: Food & Fun Guide 2021
September 24, 2021