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Last Friday marked the first of two spring break days granted by NYU in lieu of the traditional week-long break. While the university advertised the revised break as a time for relaxation, it fell short of providing students with the time needed to properly de-stress. (Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

How NYU students spent spring break — if you can even call it that

By Natalie Melendez, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

I wasn’t looking for an adventure-filled long weekend.  I was more hoping to spend a peaceful day curled up in my dorm room, watching the movie I started the week before but never finished. Maybe I’d...

Fusion dishes like chickpea tikka masala flatbread help form Sabrina Choudhary's

The importance of being “Indian-ish”

By Sabrina Choudhary, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

There’s nothing like the excitement of receiving a package notification. A few weeks ago, I was delighted to get that email and pick up the large cardboard box my mom sent me from home. I sliced it open...

A first-year NYU student created an anonymous Instagram confessions page, @nyuquarantineconf, during the Fall 2020 semester quarantine. This confessions page has allowed NYU’s Class of 2024 to find a sense of community in an unlikely time. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Behind the scenes of quarantine confessions

By Natalie Melendez, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

Any first-year student who found themselves quarantined in their NYU dorm room last fall surely remembers the rush of adrenaline that came from refreshing their Instagram feed and seeing a new batch of...

The COVID-19 restrictions implemented in resident halls have forced resident hall student governments to create a sense of community in their halls virtually.  They’ve held a variety of events, from cooking classes to trivia nights, all to foster a more tight-knit community. (Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

Residence hall councils must find new ways to adapt to a remote year

By Felicity Huang, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

COVID-19 restrictions implemented in residence halls have created a unique challenge for resident hall councils. During a time when students cannot meet one another in person, they must find a way to create...

Outdoor dining structures deck the sides of many New York City restaurants as they adjust to the pandemic and socially distanced services. However, many New Yorkers are still hesitant about eating at restaurants, despite the new developments in vaccinations and the decrease in COVID-19 cases. (Photo by Kaylah Haye)

The moral dilemma of dining in a pandemic

By Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor March 17, 2021

New York City: the city that never sleeps — because all we do is eat. Home to over 8,000 restaurants across its five boroughs, New York City is a gastronomical hub that offers tourists and residents...

March is Women’s History Month, and each week, WSN's Culture desk staff writers are taking turns to highlight influential women figures in their lives. (Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

Women’s history month: an ode to the women in our lives

By Natalie Melendez, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

Without a doubt, the most inspirational woman in my life is my mother. She has repeatedly taught me to never let circumstances define me.  My mother had an unconventional college education. She attended...

Despite the recent FDA-approved rollout of three coronavirus vaccines, vaccines are still highly limited to many New Yorkers. NYU Langone Medical Center offers vaccination eligibility to a limited number of its staff and students. (Illustration by Qashka Rulino)

Securing the coveted vaccine: How NYU fights back

By Sarah Gil, Staff Writer March 15, 2021

Despite the recent FDA-approved emergency rollout of three coronavirus vaccines, New Yorkers still deal with eligibility and limited appointments, making large-scale vaccination seem like something far...

Sweet Corner Bakeshop had a storefront located on Hudson Street. The Bakeshop has since closed but its desserts have left a lasting impression. (Staff Illustration by Debbie Alalade)

A Good Cake Is Hard to Find: R.I.P., Sweet Corner Bakeshop

By Sabrina Choudhary, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

As a wise tweet once said, “Once you realize that you don’t need a special occasion to buy a cake, the second part of your life begins.”  When I was younger, my parents found endless excuses...

Jajaja is located at 63 Carmine St. For a vegan Mexican-American like myself, Jajaja provides comfort and a sense of belonging, without the usual reliance on animal products. (Photo Courtesy of Kayla Haye)

Jajaja Plantas Mexicana: At the Crossroads of Mexican Cuisine and Veganism

By Natalie Melendez, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

If you’re in the mood for an authentic Mexican meal and the Tu Taco station at the Palladium Residence Hall food court just isn’t cutting it, then you’re in luck. A short 10-minute walk from Washington...

March is Women’s History Month, and each week, WSN's Culture desk staff writers are taking turns to highlight influential women figures in their lives. (Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

Women’s History Month: An Ode to the Women in Our Lives

By Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor March 10, 2021

I know it’s cliche, but I would not be where I am today without the wisdom and guidance of my mother. She was the one who introduced me to both the beauty of food and legacy of my grandmother — two...

American restaurateur David Chang is the founder of the Momofuku restaurant group. While David Chang's Netflix special

Reflecting on the Duality of the Kitchen Space

By Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor March 9, 2021

You know that feeling when you finish a show, movie or book and you have so much to say but nowhere to say it? Yeah, that was me after I watched New York City restaurateur, David Chang's Netflix special...

Helping out in the kitchen, having a  relaxing movie night, or writing to family members. Listen to the traditions that are keeping us sane in the middle of the pandemic. (Photo by Sammy Tavassoli, Alana Beyer and Alex Tran. Staff Illustration by Alex Tran)

Culture Desk Staff: The Traditions That Keep Us Grounded

  The Rhythm of Wontons Dana Sun, Culture Editor I’ve been wrapping wontons with my parents ever since I learned to walk. It’s usually just the three of us, standing around that wooden...