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Sadie Jeans debut single WYD Now? was released on Dec. 10, 2021. (Photo by Sofia Ziman)

Sadie Jean on her debut single “WYD Now” and her music ambitions

By Sydney Barragan, UTA Managing Editor December 10, 2021

Sadie Jean and I attended high school just 21 miles from each other, but it took going to a college 2,792 miles away from home for us to finally meet. Orange County, California is a bubble of suburbia...

As only a college student in her penultimate year of studies in Steinhardts Music Business program, Piper Page has already released four songs and a music video. (Photo by Anna E. Henderson)

Taking a ‘Risk’: Piper Page breaks into the music scene

By Sydney Barragan, UTA Managing Editor November 22, 2021

Piper Page emerges onscreen in a floor-length red dress that looks like it was plucked from a 1920s movie premiere. Her lips are painted a coordinated shade, her hair styled in finger waves and her forearms...

With two very important roles to fulfill, student parents face a difficult balance to maintain.

Unseen, overworked, underpaid: Student parents at NYU

By Ava Emilione, Contributing Writer November 8, 2021

With cutout paper hearts taped to the wall and a couple of mischievous cats climbing on her furniture, Jessica York’s Zoom background reveals a full house and a busy schedule. A third-year doctoral student...

A portrait of Dr. John Michael Halpin. (Photo courtesy of John Michael Halpin)

From Walter Reed to Ph.D.: How a motorcycle crash catalyzed an NYU professor’s chemistry career

By Ivy Zhu, Under the Arch Senior Editor August 30, 2021

With only six and a half months left of his time in the U.S. Army, John Michael Halpin woke up in a hospital bed at Walter Reed Medical Center with a shattered left wrist, fractured pelvis, broken shoulder,...

First-year Gallatin student Ian Partman. Decolonization in art as a conversation. (Image courtesy of Ian Partman)

Rewriting the narrative: Conversations on decolonization in art

By Sade Collier, Contributing Writer May 3, 2021

INTRODUCTION Against an orange oak-tinted backdrop, a Black revolutionary holds up a newspaper bearing a blunt message: “ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE.” There is a shout coming from their mouth and a...

Rising Tandon sophomore Alexis Williams posing for a photo in her backyard. Williams coded her website, pb-resources.com, as a tool to get people engaged in the Black Lives Matter movement. (Photo by Alexis Williams)

Tandon Student Speaks Out in Code Rather Than Words

By Mandie Montes, Under the Arch Managing Editor August 25, 2020

While everyone in the U.S. sleeps, rising Tandon sophomore Alexis Williams codes for 10 hours straight with a darklight in her room that projects an ocean, illuminating under the moonlight type of hue....

A lounge at John F. Kennedy International Airport. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

It Isn’t Over Yet: Eight Days of Mayhem and Misinformation

By Moosa Muzaffar Waraich, Contributing Writer July 22, 2020

Before July, the only stress-inducing item on Oishika Chaudhury’s agenda was figuring out how to impress her supervisor at her new job. Despite the nine-and-a-half hour time difference between her residence...

Illustration by Charlie Dodge.

How Students with Anxiety Disorders are Adjusting to Quarantine

By Caitlin Hsu, Contributing Writer May 10, 2020

During a time when people are being encouraged to stay at home and avoid interaction with others, Tisch first-year Charlie Anderson finds it difficult to avoid giving into their anxiety. For Anderson,...

Hear Her Roar: The Voices More Than Ambient Noise

Hear Her Roar: The Voices More Than Ambient Noise

By Chandler Crump, Staff Writer May 6, 2020

“I think we all deserve a place at the table.”  Words spoken by Maddie Schumacher, a Tisch Film and TV senior and rising independent producer, reflecting on her experience in Tisch and specifically...

Illustrated by Alejandra Arevalo.

Encountering Trauma in the Classroom

By Tatyana Tandanpolie, Contributing Writer April 20, 2020

Content Warning: This article contains mentions of racial trauma, slavery, violence against Black and Brown bodies and racial slurs that can be disturbing or triggering. Black Student Union co-President...

Illustration by Charlie Dodge.

Magic and Glitter in Brooklyn: Interpreting the World Through Drag

By Mandie Montes, UTA Senior Editor April 13, 2020

After coming out as nonbinary in 2018, Gallatin sophomore Milenka Bermanova realized that some of their talents such as applying expressive makeup on themselves and designing chainmail headpieces are skills...

Andrea Serrano lives with her family in Queens. The struggle to balance both the responsibility of being a student as well as caring for ones family can extract a toll on the mental health of a commuter. (Photo by Andrea Serrano. Staff Illustration by Rachel Lee.)

More Than Just Train Delays: What Being a Commuter Really Means

By Rachel Lee, Staff Writer April 6, 2020

Troy Kelley, a Tisch dance junior who also majors in computer science, spent strenuous hours on campus for his classes and rehearsals before campus shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak on March 11th....