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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

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A barista at Coffee Buffs filters coffee. With more than 7,000 coffee shops, Shanghai is the city with the most coffee shops in the world. (Photo by Claire Yao)

Shanghai’s experimental, fast-paced coffee culture

By Claire Yao, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

SHANGHAI — Coffeehouses became popular in the Middle East and Europe during the 16th century after coffee was supposedly discovered by a caffeinated goatherd in Ethiopia. Regardless of its origin, the...

Daunt Books is an independent bookstore in London known for its architecture and book selection. London has a wide range of independent bookstores for locals and visitors to explore. (Photo by Saige Gipson)

The joy of being a bookworm at NYU London

By Saige Gipson, Contributing Writer October 22, 2021

Like many, I used reading to survive the depths of quarantine. It was comforting to sit down with a new book to distract myself from the world’s problems. London’s many unique independent bookstores...

The hustle and bustle of New York City is considered part of the NYU experience. NYU Berlin offers a welcome change of pace. (Photo by Hunter Alexis Martin)

Laid-back in Berlin: valuing the present

By Hunter Alexis Martin, Contributing Writer October 15, 2021

BERLIN — As “Aquaman” played with English subtitles on the Lufthansa airplane monitor, I reflected on leaving my home country, the United States, for the first time in my life. With my suitcases,...

The Villa La Pietra estate houses NYU Florence. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, NYU Florence has paused homestays for the fall 2021 semester. (Staff Photo by Roshni Raj)

Homestay closures disconnect students from Florence locals

By Aurora Russell, Staff Writer October 14, 2021

FLORENCE, Italy —  NYU’s historic, 57-acre Villa La Pietra estate gives students a glimpse of the Tuscan countryside — the expansive olive groves, historic villas and an aerial view of the city...

NYU has a global study site in Florence, Italy. GLS students traditionally spend their junior year abroad at one of NYUs global study sites but are unable to do so this semester. (Photo by Sofia Bates)

Where Are the GLS Juniors Now?

By Dana Sun, Deputy Culture Editor September 20, 2020

Global Liberal Studies junior Madison Trpisovsky should be spending her school year in Paris. It’s a year that she should have spent living out her life as a true local Parisian. Instead, she is spending...

NYU London does its best to prepare for the UK leaving the EU.  NYUL Assistant Director for Student Life Nigel Freeman talks about the plans for Brexit. (Via NYU)

NYU London Holds Its Breath as U.K. Approaches Brexit Deadline

By Paul Kim, Abroad Correspondent November 25, 2019

As the U.K. government extends its Brexit deadline from Oct. 31 to Jan. 31 of next year, many potential ramifications of the U.K.’s separation from the European Union remain unknown. The ambiguity of...

NYU Florence campus. Student talks about homesickness while studying abroad. (Photo by Zixuan Gao)

A Tale of Two Cities, but One Without Dollar Pizza

By Anna Cuciurean-Zapan, Contributing Writer November 4, 2019

Three roller bags crashing onto the cobblestone ground, my arms flailing and me, drenched in sweat: this was my arrival at NYU Florence at the start of this semester, the fall of my sophomore year. After...

The London Eye. (Courtesy of ajagendorf25 via Flickr)

Spring Break at NYU London: Seas the Day! Where My Beaches At?

By Kala Herh, Contributing Writer March 14, 2019

If I had to describe London weather in one word, it would be dreary. The climate in the British capital is very much what you’d expect: rainy, cloudy and moody. As a result, the student body at NYU London...

Jamon from Mueso de Jamón, a ham shop in Madrid. (Photo by Ben Land)

The Prize Pig: Madrid’s Infatuation With Jamón

By Ben Land, Staff Writer February 27, 2019

Spain’s food culture can be described as one of tradition and loyalty to a style of eating that accommodates Iberians across the peninsula. One foodstuff commonly found in a Spanish diet, and sampled...

The Old Town Square in Prague, one of NYUs study abroad destinations. (via NYU Tisch)

Study Abroad Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank

By Paola Nagovitch, Contributing Writer February 8, 2019

Studying abroad is transformative, but it can also be financially stressful. If you are planning to go abroad for a semester or a whole year, you have probably chosen your location partially because you...

The streets of Madrid where NYU students have a chance to study abroad. (Photo by Jemima McEvoy)

NYU Madrid Students Express Early Concerns About Scheduling

By Ben Land, Staff Writer February 6, 2019

All the students living in Claraval, the NYU student residence in Madrid, trudged to the newly-acquired academic building for orientation at 9 a.m. Central European Time. They were all supposed to arrive...

A view of NYU Florence campus from Villa Natalia. (WSN File Photo)

Maximizing Your Study Away Experience

By Elif Kesikbas, Staff Writer February 1, 2019

The words “the city is your campus” were heard over and over at the Fall 2017 Presidential Welcome. This sentiment has become both a boast and a consolation for NYU students in New York City regarding...