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Abigail Weinberg, Editor-at-Large

All content by Abigail Weinberg
Influential 2017

Influential 2017

Dec 7, 2017
NYU is chock-full of talented, passionate students. We chose to profile 11 who make an impactful difference on campus.

Grace Moon

Writing the World into Words
Dec 7, 2017

Grace Moon has the kind of adventurous spirit that leads someone to ride the subway to random stops and pop out to take photographs of whatever she finds. Her curiosity makes her...

This bagel was purchased from Bagel Belly, located on Third Avenue.

Bagel Clash

Nov 16, 2017
Our Editor-in-Chief rated bagel spots from best to worst, so you do not have to go through the trouble of doing it yourself!

Sarah Portlock, who was editor-in-chief of WSN in 2006, died last Monday at the age of 32. Portlock was the day editor for The Wall Street Journal.

Former WSN Editor Dies at 32

Nov 13, 2017
Sarah Portlock, who was editor-in-chief of WSN in 2006, died last Monday at the age of 32.
New York governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a law that will prohibit the use of e-cigarettes of all forms in public spaces.

Photo: New York State Updates Vaping Law

Oct 30, 2017

New York governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a law that will prohibit the use of e-cigarettes of all forms in public spaces.

Religious Leaders Provide Guidance for Curious Students

Oct 23, 2017

Sometimes, students need guidance in their religious pursuits. Luckily, the 70 chaplain affiliates at the Office of Global Spiritual Life are available to help students practice...

The Meme Issue

The Meme Issue

Oct 16, 2017
Memes: those silly images that captivate internet users on all forms of social media. Meme culture is huge at NYU, and this is our attempt to characterize the fad.

Memetic Warfare at NYU

Oct 16, 2017
Meme pages have sprung up at elite colleges across the nation, and NYU Memes for Slightly Bankrupt Teens is NYU's iteration of the trend.
WSN staff talks about their best Halloween childhood costumes ranging from Tigger to being a washing machine.

Staff Recs: Best Childhood Halloween Costumes

Oct 12, 2017
WSN staff members choose their best childhood halloween costumes.
Madrid: Home Away from Home

Madrid: Home Away from Home

Feb 23, 2017

If you’re going abroad, you’ll hear it said time and time again: living with a host family is the best way to immerse yourself in a different culture while learning a new language....

The Cibele Palace in Madrid

Madrid: Silencio Sobre Trump?

Feb 3, 2017
Abigail Weinberg talks about adjusting to Madrid reflects on keeping silent in a harsh political climate.
Tyler Benjamin

Tyler Benjamin

Taking and Making Space for Collaboration
Dec 8, 2016

Tyler Benjamin can wear just about any hat you want him to. There’s the committed Tyler who acts as treasurer for both the Black Students Union and Gentlemen of Quality. There’s...

Harassment can come in many forms, in person or behind a screen, sexually or verbally, but you don’t have to stay silent about it.

How to Avoid Online Harassment

Nov 28, 2016
Don't let online harassment get you down. Read on to find out how to fight back.
Non-Voters Are Few at NYU

Non-Voters Are Few at NYU

Nov 9, 2016

NYU is such a politically-active campus that you’d be hard-pressed to find a student who has actively declined to take part in the political process (contrary to what Fox News’...

The shelves of JAM Paper and Envelope are piled high with paper of all colors of the rainbow.

Stationery Store Suggestions to Make Studying Fun

Oct 24, 2016
Need some stationery suggestions to spice up your midterm study sessions? Look no further.
Philip Kain and William Crow come together to make chocolate chip pancakes, which are devoured by hundreds of students.

Gram Residents Flip for Pancakes

Oct 16, 2016
Pancakes at Gramercy Green is a monthly event that has garnered a cult following among students.
The pill is 99% effective and a popular choice among birth control users.

Here’s the Lowdown on Birth Control

Sep 16, 2016
Read on for some helpful tips on practicing safe sex!
Searching For Spirit

Searching For Spirit

Sep 6, 2016

NYU kicked off the new school year with a pep rally in which more than 300 Welcome Week leaders paraded through the Washington Square Park fountain with beach balls and inflatable...

Headphones are a universal “don’t talk to me,” not a welcome sign.

Headphones Should Still Be a Safe Haven

Sep 6, 2016
Tired of being harassed in Washington Square Park? Use these tips to make sure that nobody bothers you while you're wearing headphones.
NYC is the Safest It’s Ever Been, But NYU Isnt Satisfied

NYC is the Safest It’s Ever Been, But NYU Isn’t Satisfied

Aug 28, 2016
With a new Vice President of Global Campus Safety and a number of safety resources, NYU students are safer than the average city resident.
Our Coolest Tips to Beat the Heat

Our Coolest Tips to Beat the Heat

Aug 28, 2016

NYU students arriving at Washington Square for the new school year get to take part in one of New York’s most popular rituals: complaining about the heat. And this isn't just...

Generations on Generations

May 2, 2016
How do the generations really perceive each other?
DJ Khaled and Elliott Wilson spoke at the Skirball Center on April 19 as part of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Musics CRWN interview series.

DJ Khaled Brings the Keys to Skirball

Apr 21, 2016
The Snapchat superstar came to Skirball this past Tuesday to give a motivational talk and spread more Khaled-isms.
To many people’s suprise, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is one of the many locations around Manhattan that are Kosher.

Authentic Jewish Cuisine in NYC

Apr 11, 2016
Find out where to get the most authentic and delicious Jewish food around campus!
The P-Patch on LaGuardia Place is home to a variety of vibrant flowers and plants.

In the Concrete Jungle, NYU Gardens Thrive

Apr 11, 2016
NYU maintains over 700 outdoor green spaces across Lower Manhattan.
The Registration Issue

The Registration Issue

Apr 4, 2016

We know trying to navigate Albert to pick your classes for next semester can be a bit daunting. That's why we've compiled a few of our top choices to make your decisions a little...

New York bagels are a cheap and delicious snack that can be found almost anywhere.

The Good, the Bad, the Doughy

Mar 7, 2016
Find out where to get the best and worst bagels around campus.
Sara D. Roosevelt Park is a nice place to get some quiet around the city.

New York’s Breath of Fresh Air

Feb 29, 2016
To escape the chaos of New York, explore these quiet outdoor sanctuaries near campus.


Feb 25, 2016

Residency: Upperclassmen, Freshmen Estimated yearly cost: $15,884 Low-cost rooms available: No Commute to class: 10 minutes Nearby subways: N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6, L Shuttle:...

Andrea LeClerc showed of her prowess as a pianist/vocalist last year in the UVL preliminary rounds.

What You Need to Know about UltraViolet Live

Feb 3, 2016
IRHC's 13th annual talent competition will be held Feb. 25.
Theres Actually Something in the Water: Science Proves NYC Pizza Superior

There’s Actually Something in the Water: Science Proves NYC Pizza Superior

Jan 29, 2016
Turns out that New York pizza really is the best, and because of only one secret ingredient: water.

6 Ways to Avoid Braving the Cold

Jan 25, 2016
Brave the cold with these warming activities.
Top 5 holiday window displays in NYC

Top 5 holiday window displays in NYC

Dec 7, 2015
From Herald Square to Fifth Avenue, don't miss this holiday season's best decorated store displays.
Washington Square Diner is located at 150 West Fourth Street. It is conveniently around the corner of NYU’s Hayden Hall and Washington Square Park.

Diners for when you just need food

Nov 30, 2015
All of the best diners to satisfy your 4 a.m. pancake cravings.
Stressbusters volunteer, Catherine Kim, offers free back rubs at Take a Break Tuesday in the Kimmel Center for University Life on Nov. 24, 2015.

5 ways to beat stress this semester

Nov 30, 2015
Here are some free and easy ways to relieve stress on campus and around the city.
Lights and garland hang in the windows at The Strand, spreading holiday cheer to those just passing by.

Avoid the ‘Christmas creep’ around the city

Nov 17, 2015
Avoid these places decked out in Christmas decorations to take it one holiday at a time.
The Inter-Residence Hall Council hosted the 8th annual Flurry at Central Parks Wollman Rink on Nov. 4th.

NYU ice-skating event creates Flurry of fun

Nov 5, 2015
A look back at the IRHC's eighth annual Flurry.
Biking with Friends Founder Jonathan Yuan and members, Lilly Clew, Colin Brett and Maximilian Waldman participated in the 2015 Tour De Bronx on October 25.

Never bike alone in Biking with Friends club

Nov 2, 2015
Gallatin senior Jonathan Yuan created the Biking with Friends club to form a community of bikers.
Founder of Picit and NYU Stern Alumni, Dan Hefter, presents his new iPhone application in an interview on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015.

Crowdsource your wardrobe with Picit

Oct 26, 2015
NYU Stern alumnus Dan Hefter talks about his latest app Picit where friends can communicate to keep their personal styles on point.
NYU Steinhardts Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Sessions bring music icons to engage in a conversation about their careers and how to get started.

Rosanne Cash talks songwriting

Oct 13, 2015
Songwriter Rosanne Cash was the latest guest of NYU Steinhardt's Songwriters Hall of Fame series
ICP hosted a discussion on the evolution of journalism in today’s digital age.

Neo-photojournalism: storytelling through the lens of a smartphone

Oct 7, 2015
The International Center of Photography hosted "The Representation of War—From Capa to Instagram," a panel that explored how the digital age is affecting journalism.