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Chinatown munchies that are Mott Street Girls approved

Chowing down in Manhattan’s Chinatown? Here are tips and tricks from the Mott Street Girls for whenever you travel south of West Fourth Street.
Sasha DuBose, Dining Editor Sep 29, 2022

I am a longtime secret admirer of the Mott Street Girls, a group that works to highlight the stories and small businesses of Manhattan’s Chinatown. I’ll scroll through their...

An illustrated portrait of author Calum McCann in a black shirt and blue blazer against a light orange background.

Q&A: Colum McCann says ‘storytelling is the most democratic thing that we have’

In his novel “Apeirogon,” National Book Award winner Colum McCann writes about Palestine, and Irish literature beyond Ireland.
Natasha Roy, Contributing Writer Sep 29, 2022

Spoiler warning: This article may include spoilers for “Apeirogon.” Colum McCann is an Irish writer based in New York City. In 2009, he won the National Book Award for his...

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To critics of ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’: Let movies be stupid again, please

Described as “Euphoria With Knives” by New York Times critic Lena Wilson, Halina Reijn’s spirited Gen Z slasher “Bodies Bodies Bodies” garnered some negative first impressions from viewers who either didn’t realize it was satire or hate fun.
Lorena Campes, Deputy Under The Arch Editor Sep 27, 2022

Spoiler warning: This article contains spoilers for “Bodies Bodies Bodies.” In a laughably ironic display of a writer entirely missing the point, New York Times critic Lena...

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Remembering Godard: Formal innovator and revolutionary poet

In a career that spanned over sixty years of film history, Jean-Luc Godard revolutionized the art innumerable times. In light of his sudden passing, WSN revisits his life’s work and the indelible imprint he left on cinema.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor Sep 21, 2022

In the week since his sudden passing, much has been done to remember French Swiss filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard. As critics worldwide pay him tribute, amateur archivists resurrect...

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NYU bias hotline ensnared in war on ‘wokeness’

Former NYU student Rikki Schlott, a New York Post columnist, criticized NYU’s bias response line for hindering free speech. NYU and its students are confused as to why.
Connor Patton, Contributing Writer Sep 9, 2022

During her appearance on the HBO talk show “Real Time” last month, former NYU student Rikki Schlott conversed with host Bill Maher about the political leanings of her generation...

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A love letter to Kimmel’s farmers market

You read that right. Here’s the ins and outs of the most underrated way to use your NYU meal plan.
Sasha DuBose, Dining Editor Sep 7, 2022

I grew up in Delaware, a state many of you probably drive through to get to more exciting places. However, for me, Delaware’s abundance of farmers markets made me the number...

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Inside NYU’s troubled Campus Safety department

Abby Wilson and Maria Freyre May 17, 2022
NYU Campus Safety officers speak out about their frustrations toward their leadership, and how an accreditation system and the university’s COVID-19 protocols have impacted their work.
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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...

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Ranked: Quintessential NYU experiences

Because they do exist!
Joey Hung and Sabrina Choudhary May 2, 2022

Our Managing Editor did not believe we could make a list of quintessential NYU experiences  — he’s a philosophy bro. We’ll leave it for you to decide. 11. Listening to...

Will Wood wants to be authentic, whatever it takes

Avant-pop musician Will Wood talked with WSN about the perils of social media, his upcoming album, “In Case I Make It,” and how his mental health has shaped his music.
Caitlin Hsu, UTA Publishing Editor Apr 29, 2022

Songwriting inspiration can come from odd places — even from trapping and poisoning a mouse in one’s kitchen. When musician and artist Will Wood first found the creature last...

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Playing pays: An inside look at how NYU students make money walking dogs

Some NYU students find dog walking to be the perfect side job as they tackle the rising costs of city living.
Derek Kamakanaaloha Soong, Staff Writer Apr 26, 2022

Part-time jobs are plentiful in New York City, from the endless cafes and shops in Greenwich Village to on-campus employment at NYU. But if being an office assistant or working...

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Guest Essay: Campus Safety dept. ‘a ship without a captain,’ officer says

An officer describes arrogant, disrespectful leadership and low morale among staff in NYU’s Department of Campus Safety.
an anonymous Campus Safety officer, Guest Contributor Apr 25, 2022

The author is an NYU Campus Safety officer. Their identity has been verified by WSN. As a longtime employee of the Department of Campus Safety, I am disheartened to see what...