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....

The Long Way Home

After moving out of Manhattan as a high school senior, Nina Lehrecke has embraced her three-hour trek to school.

Trans Students Can’t Be Defined, Despite the Memo

Sweating and panting from a rehearsal with his dance crew, Keith walked over to his bag to dig out his phone. He had a five-minute break to check if he had missed anything from...

NYU Bought a Semester’s Worth of Sustainable Straws From This Student-Run Company

The university backs Seastraws, a student-run company seeking to reduce the amount of plastic in oceans, by providing their straws in select dining halls.

Cam Girl. Stripper. Student.

Lady Lola Lightning cams and strips to fund her entire tuition, living costs and more. No toys or tricks involved.

What Did NYU Look Like 25 Years Ago?

WSN pored over archives from 1993 and found that NYU life hasn't changed as much as you would think. 
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