Why Self-Deprecating Humor Isn’t Healthy for Our Self-Esteem

I’ll be the first one to say that I love self-deprecating humor. I find making fun of myself hilarious. This type of self-hate-driven humor...

Staff Rants and Raves: New York City Sights

On Those Pigeon-Kicking Bastards By Yasmin Gulec, Under the Arch Editor As I approach the end of my third year living in New York City,...

When Climate Policy Isn’t Enough

Nearly 300 activists were arrested in London yesterday for taking part in the Extinction Rebellion, a movement dedicated to using nonviolent tactics to bring...

Dismantling the Stigma Surrounding Alcoholics Anonymous

Seeking help for alcohol use before I even had my first legal drink was a daunting task. What was my doctor going to think?...

The Subtleties of Victim-Blaming Language

Last week was International Anti-Street Harassment Week, which seeks to raise awareness about and put an end to gender-based street harassment, the weaponization of...
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Four Activities for When the Weather Gets Warm

Lately, the stubborn clouds and wind have made sunny days a rare occasion. Staying inside on these bright days means missing an opportunity to...

We Hunted the Easter Egg-vents for You

Whatever your beliefs, we and the Easter Bunny have you covered this weekend. The holiday falls on April 21 this year, and students only...

A Learning Moment in the Midst of a Chinese Restaurant’s Controversy

The history and perception of Chinese food in the United States is long, complex and deeply rooted in racism. Narratives of “Chinese restaurant syndrome,”...

Small Italian Eatery Is Big on Pasta

Some days you crave pasta. Not boxed pasta with thin marinara from a jar, but meaty, creamy goodness, which you do not have the...

Seniors Have Mixed Opinions on 2019 Commencement Speaker Elizabeth Alexander

Many seniors were surprised by the university’s announcement that Elizabeth Alexander will be the 2019 commencement speaker, especially in light of the last two...

From Annoying Coworkers to Unexpected Dog Sitting, NYU Students Recount Their Worst Internship Experiences

Overheard whispers of internships with Goldman Sachs and brands like Dior, Celine and Hermès stir an internal desperation within NYU students who just want...

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Small Italian Eatery Is Big on Pasta

Some days you crave pasta. Not boxed pasta with thin marinara from a jar, but meaty, creamy goodness, which you do not have the...

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: April 19 to 21

With 4/20, Easter and Earth Day all approaching back-to-back, I’m sure everyone’s weekend schedules are packed. But on the off chance you have some...

Staff Recs: Best Disney Channel Original Movies

We’ve talked about some of our favorite childhood Disney series, but let’s not forget how one of our favorite channels was churning out classic T.V. movies at this time as well.

Tisch Alum’s Film Shines New Light on Emily Dickinson

Everyone knows the story of the 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson: she was a spinster and a recluse, and she wrote her poems without...

Unpopular Opinion: A24 Films

Over the past few years, indie film studio A24 has taken over the independent movie zeitgeist, and certainly captured the love of the NYU...

Second Season of ‘Barry’ Promises a Steady Descent Into Darkness

When the main character isn’t shooting people full of lead, he’s making time to take an acting class and find some friends. It’s an...

‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere Trades Plot for Predictability

The following review contains spoilers of the April 14 episode of ‘‘Game of Thrones.” Sunday night’s “Game of Thrones” episode marked the beginning of the...

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