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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 23, 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 11, 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 7, 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....

(Staff Illustration by Sammy Tavassoli)

The Challenge of Navigating an Intersectional Identity as a Queer Student of Color

By Sammy Tavassoli, Under the Arch Deputy Editor March 30, 2020

After En Chyi Goh first came out as queer to her mother, they never spoke about it again.  For Goh, identifying as queer, a slur now broadly reclaimed by the LGBTQ+ community, meant being free to explore...

As commuter students, Sarah Elfarra (left) and Melanie Mohsen (right), spend their time between classes on the fourth floor of G-CASL to be close to the mosque prayer space. (Photo by Ali Zimmerman)

Making Space for Religion at Secular NYU

By Ali Zimmerman, Staff Writer February 3, 2020

The end of spring marks Melanie Mohsen’s favorite time of year. Beginning on April 23rd, she along with millions of other Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan. During this month, the CAS senior...

Illustration by Charlie Dodge.

This Should Have Never Happened To You

By Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Lu Limanowski, and Claire Feng January 27, 2020

Content warning: the introduction and each video include graphic descriptions of sexual violence. Proceed with caution if you find such content triggering or disturbing. At the beginning of the fall...