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...

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...

‘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...

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....

Cam Girl. Stripper. Student.

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

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...

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...
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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...

Field Work in Motion: NiNi Dongnier on Designing Interactive Spaces

At the Tisch Jack Crystal Theater in the East Village, dancers enter a stage with pulled wings to a score excerpted from Igor Stravinsky’s orchestral concert score, “The Rite of Spring.” They catch and...

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....

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...

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...
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