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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

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All content by Amelia McBain
Spencer Peppet, a recent Tisch graduate and lyricist of the band The Ophelias. 
(Courtesy of Lauren Harper)

The Ophelias’ Lyricist Reflects on Tisch Graduation and Embraces Uncertainty

The frontwoman has just graduated Tisch and moved into the national spotlight — but she’s still carefully planning her next steps.
Amelia McBain, Contributing Writer January 28, 2019

Twenty-two-year-old Spencer Peppet, a 2018 Tisch graduate, was driving through her hometown of Cincinnati when her phone buzzed with The New York Times notification. She was with...

Rosalie Yu uses emerging photo and 3D technology to capture and experiment with intangible emotions and fleeting moments. Rosalie was one of the 15-16 research residents at NYU ITP.

Tech and Creativity Fuse in New Tisch Program

Amelia McBain, Staff Writer February 12, 2018
Tisch will offer an undergraduate degree in Interactive Media that will combine technology and art starting in the fall.
Concept Korea F/W 2018

Concept Korea F/W 2018

Amelia McBain, Staff Writer February 9, 2018

Concept Korea Fall/Winter 2018 presented two prominent Korean fashion houses, GREEDILOUS and LIE, as two very different but very haute halves of one show. GREEDILOUS, by Youn...

A group of students who participated in the Alternative Breaks service trip in Chicago, IL. These students worked with the Center for Advancing Domestic Peace, a nonprofit that seeks to combat domestic violence by helping to change the attitudes of those who have chosen to abuse.

Alternative Breaks Students Return from Illuminating Service Trips

Amelia McBain, Staff Writer February 1, 2018
Alternative Breaks sent three groups of students off to cities in the U.S. and Costa Rica to work with established community organizations on specific social justice issues.
Christmas gift ideas on a budget!

Holiday Gift Guide: Under $30

Amelia McBain, Staff Writer December 6, 2017
It can be hard to shop for gifts on a college student budget. Here are eight things you can buy under $30.
Aramark, NYU’s food service provider, is being urged to adhere to healthier and more responsible standards in their food and practices.

Real Food Challenges NYU Dining

Amelia McBain, Staff Writer December 4, 2017
Real Food Challenge is a national campaign that demands more transparency and greater responsibility in food sourcing from NYU Dining and Aramark
On Nov. 7 the Verbatim Performance Lab released a mock debate between Matt Lauer and Kellyanne Conway. The lab is famous for then switching the genders of the debaters.

Verbatim Performance Lab Interrogates Interview

Amelia McBain, Staff Writer December 1, 2017
Steinhardt professor Joe Salvatore created the Verbatim Performance Lab, which creates reenactments of scenarios like a presidential debate or an on-air interview with a twist: the lab switches the genders of the people involved.
Gucci decided to remove animal fur from all collections, beginning from Gucci Spring Summer 2018.

Do You Faux With Fur?

Amelia McBain, Staff Writer November 14, 2017
Major fashion houses are dropping real fur, should you?
Louis Vuitton has a new free exhibit in downtown New York City, Volez, Voguez, Voyagez. The collection guides visitors through the history of Louis Vuitton, from its beginnings as a luggage brand to today’s red carpet staple.

Vuitton’s Volez, Voguez, Voyagez

Amelia McBain, Staff Writer November 6, 2017
Louis Vuitton's exhibition recently opened in New York City, giving visitors a historical look on the fashion house's work.
Famous producer Harvey Weinstein has been accused of multiple occasions of abuse from multiple actresses. These stories started the trending #MeToo campaign, where women share their experiences of abuse.

Sexual Harassment in Fashion

Amelia McBain, Staff Writer October 30, 2017
Voices from fashion models are adding to the #metoo movement on social media, calling out men like photographer Terry Richardson for predatory behavior.
Brooklyn-based indie-pop duo Cults performed an intimate show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Oct. 17. The overall breathtaking performance featured gorgeous visuals and dreamy vocals.

Wagamama Opens Doors Next to Third North

Amelia McBain, Staff Writer October 23, 2017
A new Wagamama opened up next to Third North.
Comedian, LGBTQ+ activist and environmental rights advocate Peterson Toscano sat down with WSN staff to discuss his upcoming plans and routines for his lecture at NYU. His lecture will be at the Barasch Theater on Oct. 11 at 6:30pm.

Peterson Toscano Uses Comedy to Tackle Societal Issues

Amelia McBain, Contributing Writer October 16, 2017
Comedian Peterson Toscana speaks with WSN about his lecture and comedy routine at the Barasch Theater at NYU on Oct. 11.
&pizza just opened on Broadway and Astor Place and offers a number of personal pizzas, as well as a create your own option at an affordable price. (Photo by Polina Buchak)

&pizza Makes Its Mark

Amelia McBain, Contributing Writer October 2, 2017
&Pizza opened a new spot in Astor place on Oct. 3. The restaurant is not only minutes away from NYU, but also cares about sustainability, supporting local artists and giving you an unforgettable pizza experience.
A man slowly walks past Stonewall Inn, examining its front.

Welcome to the Gayborhood

Amelia McBain, Contributing Writer September 18, 2017
Welcome to the gayest neighborhood in New York City.
Jay Som writes about her struggles and hardships in her new album Everybody Works

Melina Duterte on Hardship and Hard Work

Amelia McBain, Contributing Writer September 15, 2017
An interview with Melina Duterte on her new pop album "Everybody Works".
There are a number of ways to spice up your bowl of ramen, like adding vegetables, meat or spices.

How to Dress up Your Ramen

Amelia McBain, Contributing Writer September 14, 2017
Ramen is the ultimate college food. To switch things up a little bit, try one of our writers' suggestions to make your ramen delicious and full of flavor!
Cindy Monteiro S/S 2018

Cindy Monteiro S/S 2018

Amelia McBain, Contributing Writer September 9, 2017

In Cindy Monteiro’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection — her first-ever show at New York Fashion Week — the Cape Verdean designer paired a range of bold, geometrically cut...