‘No Two Latinxs Are the Same’: Afro-Latinx Academics Carve Out Their Space at NYU

“I was constantly told that I was too dark to be Latina,” Kim DePass said. DePass’ complexion makes others perceive her to be African-American. That isn’t a bad thing; it’s just that she isn’t...

Home is Where the Stomach Is

As Thanksgiving break nears, many NYU students will soon flock from their dorms to home, eagerly awaiting a weekend free of academic stress and filled with their parents’ cooking. For students who call East...

Tandon Transfers Discuss the Struggles of Leaving

The Tandon School of Engineering was founded in 1854, making it the second oldest private engineering school in the country. Previously named the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute, the school acquired a new name...
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EDM, Beyond the Festival

If you attend a DJ Kali rave, you can expect to arrive at an unassuming warehouse somewhere in Brooklyn. Enter, and you’ll find yourself thrown into a crowd of 300 college students, immersed in...

Ace-ing It in New York

Swipe right on Tinder, Badoo or Bumble. What’s next? Maybe meet them at a bar or ask them out through a text. You’ll make small talk once you arrive and awkwardly nibble on your...

A Class of Their Own: Defining the Stereotypes Surrounding NYU’s Programs

A Tisch student enigmatically takes a drag on her cigarette as she belts her latest solo with the accompaniment of 50 of her acting cohorts on the corner of Broadway. A Stern student dreams...

The First Year Away

I spent my first year abroad in Paris through the Liberal Studies First-Year Away program. I called it an adventure. My brother called it a glorified holding tank. Story by Natalie Chinn, Under the Arch...

Asian Students Get Inked and Break Barriers

Twenty-one-year-old singer and songwriter Leah Dou has an international fan base — and a face tattoo. While the design is simple — a single line running from her lower lip down her neck —...

Busting the Myth About NYU Recycling

Compost, landfill and recycling bins litter NYU’s Washington Square campus. Whether separated or joined, each is decorated with appropriate signage and coloring — green for compost, gray for landfill and blue for all recycling....

NY-YouTube

NYU can only control so much of its image — the rest is up to student YouTubers who fill in the gaps and spill the tea. Story by Joel Lee, Under the Arch Deputy Editor   It’s...

171 Years of Black History at NYU

From the graduation of the first black student from NYU in 1848 to the first black professor hired in 1934, the history of black students and faculty at NYU is rich and filled with...

Overcoming Inaccessibility

Brian Cheng’s decision to attend NYU was not based exclusively on his academic successes or the school’s reputation. When the time came to apply for college, Cheng’s main priority was finding a wheelchair-friendly campus....
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