The Phrase ‘International Student’ Disguises Discrimination Against East Asians

It seems that as much as NYU likes to promote itself as a global institution, the students here can be just as closed-minded as...

Here’s a Tip, Don’t Tip Your Waiters

When many foreigners first receive their bill after eating at a New York City restaurant, two things will take them by surprise: the sky-high...

Why Self-Deprecating Humor Isn’t Healthy for Our Self-Esteem

I’ll be the first one to say that I love self-deprecating humor. I find making fun of myself hilarious. This type of self-hate-driven humor...

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...

Social Media Is Dying

I opened a Facebook account when I was 13 years old, following the dictated terms of service because my dad refused to let me...

Statistics Aren’t Everything, NYU

Two months ago, I stepped into Radio City Music Hall along with thousands of other first-years for the Presidential Welcome. As we all shuffled...

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...

NYU’s Lack of Consideration for Black Students

I’m grateful that I have the opportunity to attend a school as prestigious as NYU. I’ve received a lot of praise from friends back...

Facetune Is Poisonous for Our Self-Image

Almost all of us have retouched our photos at least once. I’m definitely guilty —  I’ve edited my fair share of pimples out of...

Girls’ Nights Out Turned Against Them By Club Promoters

Club promoters: everyone knows about them; many have had a personal encounter with them, but few shed light on the dark side of their...

Body Types Aren’t Fashion Trends

The first time I was told I had to change my body, I was 15. When I was 17, my best friend was so...

Will the Hudson Yards Shed Help or Hurt the City?

The Shed, a shape-shifting museum, gallery and performance space with a $500 million dollar price tag officially opened at the Hudson Yards on Friday....
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