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A portrait of Edoardo Marras with long wavy hair wearing a blue shirt and beige coat in front of the halal cart at Washington Square Park.

Eating around the world 

Sophomore Edoardo Marras is embarking on a journey to try cuisines from every country in the world.
Sydney Barragan, UTA Publishing Editor April 11, 2022

There are almost 200 countries in the world, and sophomore Edoardo Marras is determined to try food from each one. A benefit of living in a cultural hub like New York City is...

A portrait of Hesam Oveys wearing a black jacket layered over a beige hoodie and a red shirt. He is looking straight at the camera. Behind him is a brick building.

From “Mad Minute” to formulating magic and meaning in math

To NYU mathematics professor Hesam Oveys, teaching is like building a new home. 
Nandini Gupta, Features Staff April 4, 2022

Students trickle into a medium-sized, dimly lit classroom at 194 Mercer St. in Greenwich Village. Some confer with their peers to clarify last-minute doubts about Lagrange’s...

A portrait of Casey Hall-Landers posing in front of a red velvet curtain. They are wearing a beige jacket with orange embroidered flowers, a green checkered vest, and a purple collared shirt. Additionally, they have split dyed hair with blue on the left and pink on the right.

Casey Hall-Landers on disability, dance and the echoes of trauma

Tisch dance senior talks about dancing with disabilities and the culture of injury in athletics.
Allison Argueta Claros, Contributing Writer March 10, 2022

Casey Hall-Landers is a hodgepodge of a person — a vision in lilac and soft yellow, short hair split-dyed magenta and powder blue, and black-and-white checkered pants. Sock-clad...

A portrait of Stella Wunder in Washington Square Park. They are wearing an iridescent turquoise shirt with a black vest on top. She is also wearing pink eyeliner and gold star earrings.

Tisch student Stella Wunder is TikToking through the entertainment industry

Actor, model, filmmaker and makeup artist Stella Wunder adds influencing to their repertoire with a sudden plunge into the world of TikTok fame.
Nikkala Kovacevic, Contributing Writer March 7, 2022

One scroll through Tisch junior Stella Wunder’s TikTok reveals a vibrant, bubbly microcosm of the life of a young adult pursuing the arts in New York City. Their content ranges...

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

Hailing from Orange County, California, Sadie Jean talks TikTok fame and launching a musical career in New York City.
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...

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

Steinhardt junior Piper Page talks singing, songwriting, moving from town to city and her plans for the future.
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...

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

Unseen, overworked, underpaid: Student parents at NYU

Struggling with burnout, hectic schedules and financial adversity, NYU’s student parents call for increased representation and resources to help them balance college and raising children.
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 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

A motorcycle crash took John Michael Halpin out of the Army and led him toward becoming the first in his family to go to college. Five academic degrees later, Halpin is a distinguished chemistry professor at NYU and an inspiration to hundreds of students.
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...

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

Contributing writer Sade Collier considers/explores what decolonization means for Black artists.
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...

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

Tandon sophomore Alexis Williams’ website — pb-resources.com — is a guide to discuss the importance of Black Lives Matter and to engage in conversations surrounding systemic oppression and exercise accessible forms of activism.
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...

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

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

Over the last four months, international students in the United States have faced it all, from dorm evictions and frantic flights amid a global pandemic to the threat of deportation at the hands of ICE. While the directive was ultimately rescinded, international students remain fearful of what could happen.
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...

Illustration by Charlie Dodge.

How Students with Anxiety Disorders are Adjusting to Quarantine

Students discuss how COVID-19 has affected their mental health and why it is important to pay attention to their mental health during this time.
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...