If you ask NYU students what the best part of living in the city is, it’s very possible you might hear something like this: the city never stops. At the same time, that can also be one of the worst things about living in a city like this — it’s limitless. The only thing standing in the way of the endless potential for success is the endless potential to get lost in the mix.
In this issue, we sought to highlight students who are up-and-coming in the NYU community, but we weren’t just looking for the students who were doing the textbook definition of “the best.” Instead, we looked at 10 students who are taking their unique set of skills and amplifying them with all the resources that both NYU and NYC have to offer — students who are thriving in their niche, touching the communities around them and leaving their mark in the best way possible.
It’s not just the student who got the killer internship or who aces every Micro exam (although you might find a couple of those people in here). The Up-and-Comers Issue is comprised of the student who doesn’t care if their brush strokes go outside the lines, who fails nine times just to connect on the tenth — because when they do connect, they make it count.
We would be remiss if we did not thank our lovely deputy managing editor Audrey Deng, who stayed up with us at all hours of the night to make this happen; our steadfast multimedia editor Hannah Shulman, who smoothly coordinated the beautiful visual component to this issue; and our insightful themed issue directors Valentina Bojanini and Marita Vlachou, who provided us with guidance whenever we asked it of them.
We would also like to thank Easton Self and Wen Ni, our magisterial creative design team, without whom this beautiful issue would have been made on Microsoft Word in 12 pt. Times New Roman font. Last but not least, we must thank Sam Bearzi, Calvin Falk, Polina Buchak and the rest of the multimedia team, who led the photo and video charge and generally saved our butts more times than we can count. This truly was a team effort.
We hope you enjoy and that you genuinely take the time to celebrate the accomplishments of these incredible individuals. We certainly did.