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Hear Her Roar: The Voices More Than Ambient Noise

Hear Her Roar: The Voices More Than Ambient Noise

In the professional world and on student-film sets, female-identifying Film and TV students at Tisch encounter the repercussions of an industry dominated by white men and continue to fight for change.
Chandler Crump, Staff Writer May 6, 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...

Illustrated by Alejandra Arevalo.

Encountering Trauma in the Classroom

Black students often view racially traumatic images, videos and readings for the sake of learning, and that exposure can take a lasting toll on their emotional and mental health.
Tatyana Tandanpolie, Contributing Writer Apr 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...

Illustration by Charlie Dodge.

Magic and Glitter in Brooklyn: Interpreting the World Through Drag

In this audio profile, Gallatin sophomore Milenka Bermanova discusses being a nonbinary drag performer while dealing with alopecia, a rare autoimmune disease and how it informs their art.
Mandie Montes, UTA Senior Editor Apr 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...

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

NYU commuters share how commuting affected their college experience socially, professionally and mentally, prior to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Rachel Lee, Staff Writer Apr 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...

(Staff Illustration by Sammy Tavassoli)

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

Students discuss the tools they use for self-acceptance when their queer identities clash with the cultural norms they associate with home.
Sammy Tavassoli, Under the Arch Deputy Editor Mar 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,...

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

At a secular institution like NYU, being a devout student of faith can be an isolating experience, but within religious centers, tight-knit student networks offer support and friendship.
Ali Zimmerman, Staff Writer Feb 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...

Illustration by Charlie Dodge.

This Should Have Never Happened To You

In these video-diaries, three survivors of sexual violence share their stories of experiencing assault and the way it affected their lives.

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...

Tandon graduate student and FCBR midfielder Abel Kumar (first row center) and his teammates after their game against World 9. (Photo by Alejandra Arevalo)

Pier 40 is a Soccer Oasis in a Concrete Desert

NYU soccer aficionados have found an international community in the worn-down fields of Pier 40.
Alejandra Arevalo, Contributing Writer Nov 27, 2019

Pier 40 is home to worn-down multi-purpose turf fields that serve the purposes of baseball, soccer or any other sport that players who descend on the fields want to play. Pieces...

NiNi Dongnier in rehearsal for Messiah with Robert Wilson. (Photo by Chloé Bellemère)

Field Work in Motion: NiNi Dongnier on Designing Interactive Spaces

A recent Tisch alumna continues her research with interactive material at The Watermill Center & The Movement Lab at Barnard College.
Maxine Flasher-Duzgunes, Under the Arch Voices Editor Nov 26, 2019

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...

First-year Kim DePass, bundled up on a cold day, enjoys the final days of fall in Washington Square Park on Saturday. “In any aspect of academics, I want to continue to learn history about my identity,” DePass said. (Photo by Mandie Montes)

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

Afro-Latinx students, peers and professors find community in academia and re-learning history.
Mandie Montes, Deputy Copy Chief Nov 25, 2019

“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;...

Home is Where the Stomach Is

Home is Where the Stomach Is

How culturally authentic food has become many students’ primary token of home and a way for them to reconnect with their native cultures.
Sammy Tavassoli, Staff Writer Nov 22, 2019

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....

Tandon Transfers Discuss the Struggles of Leaving

Tandon Transfers Discuss the Struggles of Leaving

Former Tandon students discuss their reasons for transferring out of Tandon and the struggles that came with the process.
Kiara Royce, Contributing Writer Nov 18, 2019

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...