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From left to right: a man wearing a green hoodie, a woman wearing a black puffer jacket, a man wearing a black leather jacket and a woman wearing a red puffer jacket dancing in a room. There is a tripod with a camera in front of them.

Barbershop by day, dance club by night: Astor Place Hairstylists

Astor Place Hairstylists, a New York City institution, recently broke into the party scene with help from NYU sophomore Quincy Davis.
Julia Diorio, Staff Writer Dec 12, 2022

I walk past Astor Place Hairstylists on my way to class every week, and I have always admired their sign: “We speak Italian, Russian, Greek, Spanish, French, Polish, Uzbek, Farsi,...

A red and white rocket launching off the ground in a wheat field.

Rocket science isn’t rocket science

Tandon students at Rogue Aerospace showcase the start to finish of a rocket launch.
Samson Tu, Multimedia Editor Dec 12, 2022

A man wearing a gray shirt, a pair of black pants and glasses sitting in a chair while smiling at the camera. Behind him is a desk with a laptop, plant and a lamp, as well as a shelf lit up by a lamp with various memorabilia such as books, picture frames and enamel pins displayed on it.

Q&A: Craigslist founder talks pigeons and saving democracy

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark sat down with WSN to talk about his philanthropic work in supporting the press.
Charles Roth-Douquet, Contributing Writer Dec 12, 2022

Craig Newmark is a man of many trades. He’s the founder of Craigslist, a philanthropist and an avid birder. Newmark has a long history with philanthropy and has been supporting...

An illustration of Washington Square Park with the Washington Square Arch in the background. Couples sit on the ground or on seats in the park. Above the Park is white text that reads “Sex on the Square.”

Sex on the Square: Sex-positive media to consume over break

If you find yourself with some spare time over winter break, check out these TV shows, movies, podcasts and books to learn more about sex and sexuality.
Rachel Fadem and Shreya Tomar Dec 9, 2022

Winter break is approaching, and for those not taking January classes, it can be a great time to catch up on all of the things you want to do — including consuming sex-positive...

A black facade that reads “Carbone” in white font. Inside, there is dim red lighting. A female is visible sitting down alone at a table in the restaurant.

Carbone alone: The subtle beauty of solo dining

Dining alone is the best way to beat long reservation lists and recharge.
Valentina Plevisani, Staff Writer Dec 8, 2022

Many say New York City is the place for people who aren't afraid to do things on their own, and my social anxiety of being alone has significantly subsided since moving here. I...

A physical installment of a cup of light milk boba tea with orange bobas.

The art of milk tea literacy

A guide to bobanatomy, so your milk tea orders can be informed and elegant.
Linsey Liao, Staff Writer Dec 7, 2022

If you’ve ever walked into a boba or bubble tea cafe and felt completely bewildered by the overflowing menu plastered on the wall, you’re not alone. As students living in a...

The Mauna Loa erupts against a dark sky. The lava in bright red and orange lights up the volcano and tints the color of smoke shooting out from the crater.

What Mauna Loa’s eruption means as a Native Hawaiian

The recent eruption of the world's largest active volcano on Hawaiʻi Island has spurred celebration among Hawaiʻi’s residents and its visitors.
Derek Kamakanaaloha Soong, Identity & Equity Editor Dec 6, 2022

E heluhelu i kēia moʻolelo ma o ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi | Read this article in Hawaiian Hulihia ka mauna, wela i ke ahi. The mountain is overturned, hot with fire.  When...

Hū ʻo Mauna Loa i ka pō uliuli. ʻO ka pele i ka ʻulaʻula a me ka ʻalani e hoʻomālamalama i ka lua pele a e hoʻolulu i ka uahi e hū mai ka lua.

He aha ka manaʻo nui o Pele ma Mauna Loa ma ke ʻano he Kanaka Maoli

ʻO ka hū ʻana o ka lua pele nui loa o ka honua nei ma ka mokupuni ʻo Hawaiʻi ka hoʻolauleʻa no nā Hawaiʻi a me nā malihini nō hoʻi.
Derek Kamakanaaloha Soong, Identity & Equity Editor Dec 6, 2022

Read this article in English. Hulihia ka mauna, wela i ke ahi. I ka luaʻi pele hope ʻana o Mauna Loa i ka makahiki 1984, aia koʻu makuahine i ke kula haʻahaʻa. ʻAʻole...

A female with black curly hair wears a long red coat and is looking toward the left.

Encounters: NYU professors

Heartwarming short stories that highlight the encounters between professors and students at NYU.
Camila Ceballos, Multimedia Editor Dec 5, 2022

An illustration of three people. On the left is a dark-haired female wearing blue sunglasses, a red shirt with patterns, blue pants and a red tote bag. In the center is a red-haired female wearing a light brown suit, a black top and a burgundy bag. On the right is a dark-haired female wearing a black sweater, a white dress with a cherry pattern, fishnet stockings and a pink tote bag.

Bella Hadid, Matilda Djerf, Devon Lee Carlson and basic fashion cults

Dress like your favorite internet style icon by joining one of these three cults.
Nicole Llopis-Martell Moros, Contributing Writer Dec 5, 2022

You probably know at least one person who calls themselves an influencer. They might have a few thousand followers, religiously post their discount codes for obscure bikini brands,...

A road sign that reads “the letter E 22 Street” and “Third Avenue” is hung on a wall filled with Christmas decorations.

Rolf’s NYC: Christmas sleigh or neigh?

Relatively ignored during the off-season, Rolf’s is packed until closing from November to January. Do the reviews and social media exposure live up to they hype at this German bar?
Julia Diorio, Staff Writer Dec 5, 2022

Christmas in New York is famous for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular show, its Rockefeller Center decorations and window displays galore. As a born and raised New Yorker, even...

An illustration of Washington Square Park with the Washington Square Arch in the background. Couples sit on the ground or on seats in the park. Above the Park is white text that reads “Sex on the Square.”

Sex on the Square: Negotiating non-monogamy

When healthy boundaries are established early on, non-monogamous relationships can offer an alternative to seemingly one-size-fits-all romantic norms.
Shreya Tomar, Contributing Writer Dec 2, 2022

One of the first lessons we learn about romance is that the perfect relationship comes in one shape and one size — with one person. But healthy romantic and sexual relationships...