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Declassified: An NYU Survival Guide

Declassified: An NYU Survival Guide

Apr 18, 2022
So you got into NYU. Congratulations! Now what? Let us tell you all about the nitty gritty details of changing your major, navigating the Liberal Studies Core program, celebrating the weekend in NYC, and making lasting friendships.
A Tiffany-blue Fender Stratocaster, two slices of pepperoni, a disco ball and an old TV with antenna against a light-pink background.A tiffany-blue Fender Stratocaster, two slices of pepperoni, a disco ball and an old TV with antenna against a light pink background.

How NYU students spend their weekends

Students from various backgrounds share their Friday night activities: the highlights, the lowlights and everything in between.
Apr 18, 2022

Flashing lights It's what we prepare for all week. Friday afternoon, you can see me ready on the Palladium court playing volleyball. I break a quick sweat while I laugh with friends....

An illustration of a black-and-light-purple direction pole against a dark purple background. The pole has five different signs that individually read: “What is L.S?,” “G.L.S.?,” “Transfer?,” ‘Major?” and “r/nyu.”

The case for Liberal Studies

One Liberal Studies first-year on the program that so many newly accepted NYU students find themselves in.
Mellak Abduelal, Staff Writer Apr 18, 2022

On Dec. 15 of my senior year of high school, I opened an acceptance letter to the school of my dreams: NYU. “Congratulations” jumped out of the phone screen. I rejoiced, but...

A collage of icons symbolizing college social life (from top to bottom, left to right): a simple “what’s up” text message, a symbol for joining Greek organizations reading “I pledge ZTA”, a room plaque and notes.

How to win friends at NYU

Forming meaningful connections in the big city is no small task. Here are a few ways to meet people.
Nikkala Kovacevic, Staff Writer Apr 18, 2022

At some point on your NYU campus tour, your admissions ambassador probably uttered the words “the city is our campus” with an overly exaggerated gesture to the surrounding...

Illustrations representing different academic majors. A music note combined with a vinyl record in front of a line graph, a plant sprouting from a vial, math operations symbols, the silhouette of a human head combined with swirling leaves and a globe covered in electronic devices connected by wires.

The truth about changing your NYU major? It’s not that bad

WSN staff members explain the reasons they changed their major and whether they regret it.
Apr 18, 2022

I originally applied to NYU as a Psychology major. Instead, I got accepted into the Liberal Studies Core program, which meant I couldn’t officially declare a major until the...

The back of Mayee Yeh’s left arm as they rest their hand on her head. The focal point of the photo is the various red tattoos on their upper arm.

Re: Tattoos to honor

Mayee Yeh, Identity & Equity Editor Apr 8, 2022

The Arts Issue

The Arts Issue

Mar 11, 2022
The spring 2022 Arts Issue presents five New York City arts collectives — from jazz to skateboarding to magazines, we explore how art brings people together.