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...

Ending Afghanistan Starts at the University

Eighteen years ago, the United States began preparing for war. Supported by 88% of Americans at the time, the Bush administration rushed into a...

The US-China Trade War, Explained

At first glance, it is easy to miss just how far-reaching the negative impacts of the U.S.-China trade war are. What started off as...

Staff Rants & Raves: Textures

Staff Rants On Manicures By Lauren Gruber, Deputy Culture Editor Let me preface this by saying I love getting my nails done. I love not being able...

Off-Third: Dear Abby

Dear Abby, My name is Elizabeth, and I’m a first-year student in your CAS advising group. On Wednesday, my Texts and Ideas professor told me...

Building Jails and Barring Voices

In his quest to close New York City’s most infamous jail, Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed a four-borough jail plan to replace Rikers...

The Nuances of Donating Clothes

When we donate to Goodwill or Salvation Army, it is with good intentions — to help people in need and to be more sustainable...

Composting Isn’t a Waste

In a world of seven — soon to be eight — billion people, it’s easy to find comfort in the statement “I’m just one...

The Traces of Voluntourism in Project Outreach

When I applied to college, I sat at a desk for hours, crafting the most alluring answers for my application. I tried to emphasize...

Why We Don’t Understand the Democratic Debates

I get excited to watch the Democratic debates. I’m not totally sure why; nothing very exciting ever really happens unless it’s orchestrated by a...

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...

Why Is NYU Hiding Its Resources?

Most NYU students know the phone number of the Wellness Exchange, the successful result of an intense and consistent advertising campaign to make sure...
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