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From left to right: a model walking down the runway in a purple dress holding a sign that is purple and reads in white font, “End Genocide in Burma”; a model walking down the runway in a black dress with gold details holding a sign that is black and reads in gold font “Justice for Burma”; and a model walking down the runway in an orange dress holding a sign that is orange and reads in white font “Fashion is Inherently Political”.

Ingjin San’s designs raise awareness of Myanmar’s civil war

Ingjin San pushes boundaries in fashion by raising awareness of the current civil war in her birth country, Myanmar.
Sofi Cisneros, Contributing Writer Oct 6, 2022

Fashion designer Ingjin San wants peace restored in her home country of Myanmar — and she’s making it known on the runway.  Awash with bold statements such as “End Genocide...

A hand holding a smartphone with the podcast “What is Good Sex @ NYU” playing on the screen, with the Washington Square Arch in the background.

NYU’s new sex-positive podcast tells you how to have ‘Good Sex @ NYU’

NYU’s Health Promotion Office dropped the first two episodes of its newest podcast, talking about what good sex means to the university community.
Aarna Dixit, Contributing Writer Sep 26, 2022

Growing up in India, I didn’t receive any sex education. Now, the world of sex and sexuality has been crucial to who I am today — I became a sex educator with Planned Parenthood...

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Finding belonging at the West Indian Day Parade

Also known as the Labor Day Parade, Brooklyn resumes West Indian Day festivities after a two year pause.
Alekah Laing, Contributing Writer Sep 8, 2022

As a Jamaican American who lives in Brooklyn, I grew up listening to classic reggae music and soca. The return of the West Indian Day Parade, also known as the Labor Day Parade,...

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The yasses and flops of Grindr, as told by its NYU users

NYU students share their experiences with looking for fun and more on the Grindr app.
Derek Kamakanaaloha Soong, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

Content warning: this article mentions sexual assault. Whether you’re using it to find love, lust or some much-needed validation, dating apps are a quintessential part of...

A boy and two girls stand side by side smiling at the camera. Each holds different styles of food shopping bags. Behind them, the green trees of Washington Square Park.

Gallatin first-years mobilize students to donate meal swipes to mutual aid

XR University NYC, revived in March, is challenging students to address issues ranging from climate change to food insecurity.
Tori Morales, Staff Writer May 2, 2022

It’s no secret that NYU has a food insecurity problem. The university’s Swipe it Forward program, which allows students to donate meal swipes that would otherwise go to waste,...

An illustration of two baskets on a blue background. The basket on the left has five Bibles and the basket on the right has chocolate Easter eggs.

Celebrating with unity and joy on one of the most sacred Christian holidays

The joys of Easter, from attending church to opening a Cadbury after an Easter egg hunt. 
Mika Chipana, Contributing Writer Apr 15, 2022

For as long as I can remember, Easter has always been the most significant Christian celebration of the year for my family. Although different denominations celebrate this holy...

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Chestita Baba Marta: The monthlong welcoming of Grandmother March

The Bulgarian holiday signifies the coming of springtime.
Jules Roscoe, Deputy Opinion Editor Mar 31, 2022

March brings a lot of things. We watch the snow give way to budding tree branches, get buffeted by the cold wind tunnels between tall buildings, and, this year, even got somewhat...

An illustration featuring a Cuban NYU student carrying the stories of her Cuban heritage with her. Behind her, a group of seagulls encircle a raft with Cuban asylum seekers, also known as balseros.

‘Patria y vida’: Cubans and Cuban Americans discuss differences in identity, expression

Cuban and Cuban American students weigh in on generational conflict, peer interactions and Cuban identity at NYU.
Bianca de Ayala, Contributing Writer Mar 3, 2022

Around 2.4 million Cuban immigrants have taken residence in the United States as of 2017. This diaspora consists of three generations, ranging from recent immigrants to third-generation...

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Reasons to rethink tropical travel — from the people who live there

While tropical locations might sound appealing for spring break, some students who live there have different takes on tourism, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Derek Kamakanaaloha Soong, Staff Writer Mar 2, 2022

Spring break is supposed to be a time for students to relax, a reprieve from the chaos of day-to-day school life. But for NYU students from tropical locations, this time of year...

Palm trees swaying in front of a beach with clouds and mountains in the background in Maui, Hawaii.

Reasons to rethink tropical travel — from the people who live there

While tropical locations might sound appealing for spring break, some students who live there have different takes on tourism, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Derek Kamakanaaloha Soong, Contributing Writer Mar 2, 2022

Spring break is supposed to be a time for students to relax, a reprieve from the chaos of day-to-day school life. But for NYU students from tropical locations, this time of year...

Forty-one percent of NYU students face food insecurity, according to Steinhardt alum Maura Puscheck. Food insecurity has become a dire issue across New York City amid pandemic. (Images courtesy of Alesha Gooden and Tera Nakata)

Food activism: taking food justice into your own hands

The "Zoom in on Food Activism" panel, part of NYU's MLK Week celebration, aimed to involve students in food activism.
Jules Roscoe, UTA Staff Writer Feb 18, 2022

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s words and ideas have spread far beyond the U.S. Civil Rights movement. NYU hosted its 17th annual MLK Week last week, theorizing what a changed world...