Chalamet’s ‘Beautiful Boy’ Scratches the Surface of Addiction

Based on memoirs by David and Nic Sheff, "Beautiful Boy" tackles the weighty topic of addiction, but fails to contribute anything new to the genre.

The Arts Issue | Fall 2018

Every semester, WSN produces superlative-like, special themed issues known as Influential and Up-and-Comers. These long-form profiles work to highlight students both at the center of the NYU community and the fore of their fields...

Acts of Kindness

photos and words by Nolan Trowe As a disabled man in NYC, the smallest acts of kindness go a long way to make my life easier. Whether it’s someone giving up their seat for me on...

How a Stern Senior Escaped His Burning Building

When Stern senior Ari Spitzer moved into his apartment in June, he wanted to install an AC unit in his window facing First Avenue. “You shouldn’t put it there because of the fire escape,”...

In the Wake of Tragedy, Why Does NYU Keep ‘Sweeping It Under the Rug?’

Emilio Torres opened up Instagram to mindlessly scroll through posts and unsolicited ads late Tuesday afternoon. But the Tisch first-year didn’t expect to see a post from NYU Memes for Slightly Bankrupt Teens —...

Recognizing the Bravery of Kurdistan’s Women

In the wake of Yazidi activist Nadia Murad's Nobel Peace Prize, Deputy Opinion Editor Hanna Khosravi argues for support and recognition of the Kurds in their current fight against ISIS.

Professor Wins Nobel Prize in Economics

Professor of Economics Paul Romer won the Nobel Prize in Economics on Monday — the first to win such an award in seven years.

Underage Nightlife and How NYC Welcome Week Pulled It Off

Women line 16th Street, decorated in their barely-there tight dresses and sky-high heels. They laugh glamorously at jokes made by the fresh-pressed, suit-and-tie men that accompany them. Bouncers smile at them while they slip...

While She’s at School, Her Aunt Battles Kavanaugh

Long before Christine Blasey Ford became a household name for accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, she was simply Aunt Chrissy to her niece, Haley Peters. “Chrissy was definitely the aunt I...

From Music Teacher to Gubernatorial Candidate: Hawaii’s Andria Tupola Speaks at NYU

Just a few years ago, Andria Tupola could be found teaching music at Leeward Community College in Honolulu, Hawaii. Now, she is busy on the campaign trail trying to become Hawaii’s third Republican governor...

With Its Contract Expiring, Student Activists Advocate for End to Aramark

Just one semester after Aramark found itself in the midst of a scandal for serving a Black History Month lunch that played into racist stereotypes, Kimmel Center for University Life reverberated with the sound...

Steinhardt Appoints 17-Time Grammy Nominee Rubén Blades as Scholar-In-Residence

Few can boast as many accomplishments as Panamanian artist Rubén Blades. With 17 Grammy nominations, including nine wins, and a stint as Panama’s minister for tourism from 2004 to 2009 already under his belt,...
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