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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

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John Harnage, an inmate at Wallkill Correctional Facility, attends NYU's Prison Education Program graduation on Oct. 29. (Courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau)

Financial Independence at 25 Cents an Hour

By Omar Padilla November 18, 2019

In prison, you don’t meet a lot of subscribers to the Wall Street Journal. When you do, you take notice. John Harnage is one of the few. Harnage has a background in finance, and since being incarcerated...

A lot of students suffer from heavy debt burden for student loan. (Via Facebook)

NYU Students Don’t Know if the Degree Is Worth the Debt

By Aashna Agarwal, Contributing Writer November 11, 2019

Phillip Youmans was 17 when he started production of his feature film “Burning Cane,” 18 when he submitted it to Tribeca Film Festival as an NYU first-year and 19 when he became the first black director...

CAS junior Isay Acenas visits a falcon hospital in the United Arab Emirates in January. Isay has done research in the UAE, studied in Sydney and Buenos Aires and will study in Madrid next spring. (Staff Photo by Sam Klein)

This Junior Feels a Weight on her Shoulders — But She’d Never Tell You

By Sam Klein, Managing Editor September 30, 2019

Isay Acenas doesn’t want to talk about the entrepreneurship program she started in the Philippines as a sophomore. She doesn’t want to talk about how she’s in Buenos Aires for her second of four...

Shots were fired today near 6 MetroTech at Tandon. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Shots Fired Near Tandon, No Injuries Reported

By Victor Porcelli, News Editor September 26, 2019

Shots were fired near 6 MetroTech, which is on the campus of Tandon School of Engineering — no injuries have been reported, according to NYU Public Safety. Senior Vice President for Campus Services...

Afroseke is the dance team for NYU's African Student Union. CAS sophomore Naa Dei Ashie, the team's co-captain, called it a

Afroseke Can’t Wait to Burn the Stage

By Cloris Yang, Contributing Writer September 25, 2019

Bright dance costumes twirled to the booming beat of music at the African Student Union’s fashion show last semester. Dance team Afroseke is ready to start their weekly training next Monday and prepare...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

Students Show Affinity for Astrology

By Calais Watkins, Staff Writer April 22, 2019

“Good morning. I’m Ms. Stielau, and I’m an Aquarius.” At the start of the spring semester, Media, Culture, and Communications TA Anna Stielau introduced herself to a lecture hall of MCC students...

Cloisters Museum & Gardens (via Yelp)

Four Activities for When the Weather Gets Warm

By Calais Watkins, Staff Writer April 19, 2019

Lately, the stubborn clouds and wind have made sunny days a rare occasion. Staying inside on these bright days means missing an opportunity to finally soak up some vitamin D. Luckily for NYU students,...

Feminist signs rise among the crowds of the 2019 Women's March. (Marva Shi)

You Can Still Celebrate National Women’s Month in NYC

By Calais Watkins, Staff Writer March 24, 2019

If the flood of female power posts on social media didn’t already clue you in, National Women’s Day was celebrated by many on March 8. However, the celebration of women’s achievements over the years...

Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic. (via flickr.com)

NBA Teams to Watch Before the Playoffs

By Nico Davidoff, Contributing Writer February 25, 2019

With just over 25 games left in the NBA regular season, the competitive post-All-Star Game playoff push is must-see TV. Here are five teams and their storylines that you should look out for before April...

(via twitter.com)

Silver Releases Statement Addressing Racist Email

By Meghna Maharishi and Victor Porcelli February 15, 2019

After a first-year graduate student's racist experience went viral on Twitter, Silver School of Social Work sent out a statement acknowledging institutional racism at the school and describing broad measures...

Textbooks from CAS first-year Anna Nuratova's dorm. (Photo by Alina Patrick)

Do Students Have a Knack for Getting Textbook Money Back?

By Hanna McNeila, Staff Writer February 15, 2019

Tedious readings are an integral part of any NYU student’s college career, and where there are readings, there are textbooks. It leaves us at the end of the semester with a stack of unwanted and expensive...

Graduate students are raising concerns over taxation for being a member of GSOC. (WSN File Photo)

Letter In Support of Graduate Students Passes on Student Government Floor

By Victor Porcelli and Jared Peraglia February 15, 2019

A letter presented at the Student Senators Council last week in support of graduate students affected by NYU’s consolidation of healthcare plans passed before the Student Government Assembly on Thursday. Last...