Navigating the First-Year Cultural Shift

Growing up Japanese-Brazilian, people always asked me, “What type of food do you eat?” I usually replied, “Imagine meat, rice and beans, except the...

SNL’s (Mis)Representation of Asian Americans

When Saturday Night Live announced its new cast members, I, along with many other Asian Americans, were proud to see Bowen Yang joining the...

Lauren Duca, Natalie Beach and Performative Activism

NYU’s administrators aren’t the only ones who get bad press. Yesterday, I read Buzzfeed News’ profile of Lauren Duca. Aside from being a “progressive...

Rupi Kaur Is Killing Poetry

Nowadays, Instagram poetry is seemingly everywhere. On social media, small aestheticized squares of text dominate the feeds of millions of people. These short confessional...

The Dangers of Love in the Age of Dating Apps

Out of all the events that occurred on my 18th birthday, one stands out: signing up for Tinder. While others may have bought a...

A Colony in Disguise: Puerto Rico’s Anthem

As a Puerto Rican, my elementary school principal would gather all students from kindergarten through fifth grade in the school yard. From the heat...

The Frustration of Racism On Board

Just two days ago, I began the exhausting 25-hour journey from home in Mumbai to New York City as my summer came to an...
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Extroversion Is Not the Only Way

No matter their school or origin, almost every college student will learn about isolation at the beginning of their college career. Starting college is...

Lizzo, I’m Crying Cuz I Love You

A less-than-quiet transformation is happening to the public’s relationship to fatness, especially fat women. Generation Z, specifically, has been privy to a body positivity...

Self-Care or Self-Sabotage?

On the surface, there’s a thin line between self-care and avoidance. Distinguishing between the two can be difficult as they manifest themselves in similar...

Black Women Are Human

New York is exhausting, college is distressing and life is heartbreaking. We all know this. Life’s highs and lows can bring you to the peak...

K-pop’s Corporate Greed

In the last couple of years, K-pop has expanded into the global cultural sphere, with groups like BTS, BLACKPINK and TWICE gaining massive followings...
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