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Zodiac Blacks is an all-women tattoo studio located on 68 Thompson Street in SoHo. Co-owners Britta Christiansen and Alex Sokolov opened Zodiac Black’s in 2020. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Zodiac Black’s: The all-women tattoo studio creating a safe space for art and ink

By Juliana Guarracino, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

Getting a tattoo can be an overwhelming and vulnerable experience. After all, you are trusting someone to ink something that will be on your body forever. At Zodiac Black’s Tattoo Studio, located at...

NYU’s new Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative aims to improve faculty diversity. However, it remains unclear how the university actually plans to revamp the hiring process. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

NYU’s cluster hiring initiative sure is a cluster

By Natalie Thomas, Contributing Writer December 8, 2021

According to Charlton McIlwain, NYU’s vice provost for faculty engagement and development, 2020 brought about “two pandemics” — COVID-19 and police violence. Though both were certainly aggravated...

RxHome set up installations in Columbus Park on Oct. 29 and in Astor Place Plaza from Nov. 3 to Nov. 7. RxHome seeks to end homelessness by drawing NYC voters’ attention to the current system that deprives homeless individuals of benefits and rights. (Image courtesy of RxHome)

Interactive maze exhibit at Astor Place educates on homeless issues

By Talia Barrington, Contributing Writer November 17, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated New York City’s problems with homelessness. As shelters shut down and income insecurity soared, homeless people became even more vulnerable. Because people living...

A break-in occurred at a room in Lafayette Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 3. The intruder claimed that her roommates had locked her out and she had nowhere else to go. (Photo by Mariana Trimble)

‘Can I lay in bed with you?’: How a stranger got into my dorm room

By Mariana Trimble, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Content warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual harassment.  When you live in on-campus housing, you’re afforded a sense of security not found anywhere else in the city. You know that...

Sanjana Bhambhani, a CAS senior, runs the trending TikTok account @womenofhistory. Many accomplished historical women are overlooked in K-12 education, but Bhambhani’s videos are giving these women the recognition that they deserve. (Image courtesy of Sanjana Bhambhani)

TikTok account @womenofhistory is the education you’ve been missing

By Emma Grimes, Contributing Writer November 9, 2021

At least once a week, I pull out Google Maps to make sure I’m going the right way. Each time, I silently thank the woman who devised the basis of GPS technology — actress Hedy Lamarr. I only know Lamarr...

Greenwich Village is home to many historic queer bars and restaurants, such as The Stonewall Inn in the West Village. Although the neighborhood’s history draws LGBTQ+ applicants to NYU every year, the university still needs to make improvements for its LGBTQ+ students. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

The complexities of being LGBTQ+ at NYU

By Aria Young, Contributing Writer November 4, 2021

Located in Greenwich Village, a historic hub of queer culture, NYU portrays its environment as diverse and accepting of LGBTQ+ students. Although the neighborhood’s history draws LGBTQ+ applicants every...

NYU has begun to acknowledge the Indigenous land that the campus occupies. However, only acknowledging these facts without taking action is counterproductive. (Staff Photo by Sirui Wu, Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

What are NYU’s land acknowledgments worth?

By Sabrina Choudhary, Culture Editor October 8, 2021

You may have heard a land acknowledgment for the first time in a history class, at a Student Government Assembly meeting, or at last week’s event for this year’s NYU Reads book: “Braiding Sweetgrass”...

Visitors crowd the Annual Feast of San Gennaro, held in Little Italy. Despite the name of the neighborhood, the Italian population in Little Italy has been decreasing and replaced by white collar workers. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

The Feast of San Gennaro bodes ill for Little Italy

By Alex Tran, Deputy Culture Editor September 21, 2021

As a student dorming at Broome Street Residential College, right by Little Italy, I felt obligated to join in the crowd for the Feast of San Gennaro. I’d walked home the previous night on Mulberry Street,...

Protestors gather outside the Met Gala. While many of the biggest names in pop culture gathered inside the gallery, police and protestors clashed outside the event. (Photo by Sarah Gil)

In America: A Lexicon of Irony

By Sarah Gil, Contributing Writer September 17, 2021

The theme for this year’s Met Gala was “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” for which attendees were encouraged to channel American culture and history into their exorbitant looks. Just outside the...