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Audrey Deng

Audrey Deng, Arts Editor

Audrey Deng joined WSN thinking it stood for Whoa, Snacks'n Naps. Alas, it turned out to be a newspaper organization, of which she now serves as Arts Editor. On weekends, she enjoys roaming art galleries and listening to Prairie Home Companion. On weekdays, she goes to classes for her English major and drinks lots of tea. On weak dais, she might stumble. You can follow her on Twitter @DengAudrey.

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Audrey Deng

Comparative Literature Deputy Managing Editor (Spring 2016)
May 3, 2018

I have found ways to rebel against May 16; methods of countering commencement. I am a future ex-student in denial. This is how my resistance toward the scheduled end has manifested...

Although volunteerism is great in its ability to allow people to both explore and better their communities, it can become just a pat on the back for the privileged.

Paris: Students Volunteer at the Empty Calais Jungle

December 6, 2016
Audrey Deng chopped wood at Calais and reflected on the self-congratulatory nature of volunteerism.
When the weather allows for it, students at NYU Paris, like local Parisians, hang their laundry outside their balconies to dry.

Paris: Laundry Is Part of the Picture

October 12, 2016
For the first week of my semester in Paris, all I could think about was laundry.
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development Commencement 16

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development Commencement ’16

May 17, 2016
Undergraduates from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development held their commencement ceremony on May 17 in the infamous Beacon Theatre.
Full-time undergraduate student enrollment in the past 10 years, by race and gender.

Photo: How NYU’s Student Demographics Have Changed

May 2, 2016

Full-time undergraduate student enrollment in the past 10 years, by race and gender.

Past, Present, Future: Generations of NYU

Past, Present, Future: Generations of NYU

May 2, 2016

There are two ways to interpret the word "generation:" as the collective of people born during a certain era, or as a production of something. As a university, NYU has experienced...

The taxi ran up onto the sidewalk due to brake failure, pinning a woman against the wall.

Photo: BREAKING: Taxi Hits Woman in Front of Weinstein

April 7, 2016

The taxi ran up onto the sidewalk due to brake failure, pinning a woman against the wall.

The new Metropolitan museum, the Met Breuer, opened to the public on March 18.

The Met Breuer Opens With Unfinished Art and Concepts

March 21, 2016
The Met Breuer museum opens with a Nasreen Mohamedi retrospective and an exhibition called "Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible".
The Quiet Issue

The Quiet Issue

February 29, 2016

It is the phenomenon that exists in empty elevators, darkened parks, odd Bobst nooks and penultimate subway stops: quiet. In a city where noise penetrates every wall and loudness...

Professor Tae Hong Park is currently working on an application that maps the sounds of various cities.

Don’t Ask for a Quiet City

February 29, 2016
However loud New York may be, a city that is too loud is better than one that's too quiet.

Senior House

February 25, 2016

Residency: Upperclassmen Estimated yearly cost: $13,048 - $15,884 Low-cost rooms available: Yes Commute to class: 15 minutes Nearby subways: A, C, E, L, N, Q, R, 4, 5,...

Staff Recs: David Bowie Songs

Staff Recs: David Bowie Songs

January 29, 2016
We'll miss you Ziggy Stardust.
Sana Mayat

Sana Mayat

December 10, 2015

The students of the University of Missouri protested on Nov. 9 over the lack of response addressing racism on campus. As a result, their president resigned. One week later, NYU...

WSN Staff recommends books to read over Thanksgiving break.

Staff Recs: What to read over Thanksgiving break

November 19, 2015
Take advantage of the five-day Thanksgiving break to curl up with some cozy books.
The WSN Staff recommends comedy shows and stand-up specials.

Staff Recs: Comedy Series

November 12, 2015
The WSN staff recommends their favorite stand-up comedy specials and TV shows.
The WSN staff recommends their favorite high school movies.

Staff Recs: High school films

November 5, 2015
Reminisce your high school memories with these staff-recommended high school movies like "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Heathers."
The recently-renamed indie-pop band, JR JR will be in town next Wednesday at Webster Hall.

Epstein of band JR JR talks New York, Detroit music scene

October 28, 2015
JR JR's latest album "JR JR" marks a minimalist watershed in the indie-pop band's career. Band member Joshua Epstein talks about Dale Earnhardt Jr., Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. and the band's upcoming performance at Webster Hall on Nov. 4.
Pharrell Williams is elusive campus icon

Pharrell Williams is elusive campus icon

October 27, 2015
NYU Tisch Artist-in-Residence Pharrell Williams participated in a retrospective discussion with NYU Clive David Professor Jason King about his prolific career in the music industry, from the 2003 hit "Milkshake" to Daft Punk's "Get Lucky." Despite all these hits, Williams revealed that he never viewed himself as an artist.
The Arts Issue: Race

The Arts Issue: Race

October 22, 2015

"La Haine," a film directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, has haunted me ever since I watched it in my French class at NYU. The film condenses 24 hours in the suburbs — the banlieues...

Letter from the Editor

October 22, 2015
A letter from the Arts Editor about this semester's Arts Issue focus, Race.
See what our staff recommends you add to your schedule next semester.

Staff Recommendations: NYU courses

October 20, 2015
The WSN Staff recommends NYU courses that most impacted us in preparation for course registration for the Spring 2016 semester.
Classical favorites such as Debussy’s “Clair de la Lune” are very popular study songs.

Staff Recommendations: Music to study by

October 15, 2015
Hunker down for midterm studying with these staff-recommended Spotify playlists.
Staff Recommendations: SNL skits

Staff Recommendations: SNL skits

October 7, 2015
SNL celebrates 41 seasons of late-night sketches, cold openings and Weekend Updates. Reminisce the many generations of actors with these sketch picks from the WSN staff.
Gallatin Art Gallery presents Lost to History, photojournalism exhibit.

Lost to History: Covering Conflict in the age of eternal protest

September 28, 2015
Gallatin-hosted gallery "Lost to History" uses photojournalism to recognize the lives of the unseen.
The 67th annual Emmy Awards took place on September 20th.

Staff Recommendations: Emmys

September 24, 2015
From hilarious to gory to sentimental, be sure to catch up on these Emmy-award winning TV shows before the next season starts.

Staff Recommendations: Back to School Songs

September 9, 2015
As we approach the end of summer and the start of autumn, listen to these WSN staff-recommended songs to start the semester on the right foot.
M. Night Shyamalan graduated from NYU.

Shyamalan makes his comeback in ‘The Visit’

September 9, 2015
"The Visit" is M. Night Shyamalan's artistic spin on a classic horror narrative.
Catch these museum exhibits while you can

Catch these museum exhibits while you can

August 28, 2015
Can't miss museum exhibits for early fall 2015.
Polytechnic School of Engineering Commencement

Polytechnic School of Engineering Commencement

May 22, 2015

The Barclays Center filled with the purple and silver-accented robes of Polytechnic School of Engineering students as their 160th Commencement Ceremony began on Thursday morning....

Preview of Parissah Lins piece, Mourning Weaver,” which is on display at the Gallatin Arts Festival until April 17.

Gallatin Arts Festival explores range of issues

April 16, 2015
The 2015 Gallatin Arts Festival launched this week, as a gallery that showcases NYU students' socially conscious interactive multimedia and photography.

Addressing prejudice with standup

April 8, 2015
LGBTQA standup comedians like Wanda Sykes and James Adomian use humor as a medium to discuss serious social issues.
Steve Buscemi, Tom McCarthy, Adam Sandler, Ellen Barkin and Method Man pose at a screening of “The Cobbler” on Feb. 14.

Sandler film creative but chaotic

March 10, 2015
The new Tom McCarthy-directed film, "The Cobbler" features Adam Sandler, is strengthened by its creativity, but is weakened by its racist undertones and ambiguous message.

Comedian mixes science with humor

March 5, 2015
The duo that hosts the U.K. radio show “The Infinite Monkey Cage” will be performing at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on March 5. Before the show, Robin Ince, of the pair, spoke with WSN.
Ariele Elia, assistant curator costumes and textiles at the Museum at FIT, speaks during a discussion at Pless Hall after the opening of Re[intent]ion: Adaption and Subversion of the Wearable.

Exhibit investigates clothing identities

January 29, 2015
The “Re[intent]ion: Adaption + Subversion of the Wearable” exhibit at NYU will be on view through Feb. 5. The 80WSE Gallery One exhibit aims to examine the socioeconomic implications of clothing.

Spring television premieres, farewells

January 26, 2015
A recap of the television shows premiering this spring.
Exhibit offers urban solutions

Exhibit offers urban solutions

December 2, 2014
This show at MoMA features many artists' models of futuristic urban design.
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Female-led comedies fail Bechdel Test

November 6, 2014
Female-led comedies are failing the Bechdel Test
For The Floral Ghost, a new show about art based on plants at Planthouse Gallery, artist Katia Santibañez, posing with her work, has created a colored-pencil drawing that will be erased when the show ends.

Gallery art inspired by flowers

October 30, 2014
"The Floral Ghost" showcases art that reflects the ephemerality of plants and flowers
Fred Tomasellis flower blooms are currently on view at Planthouse Gallery as part of The Floral Ghost, an exhibition of art based on plants. 

Photo: Show explores Matisse’s creative jolt

October 30, 2014

Fred Tomaselli's flower blooms are currently on view at Planthouse Gallery as part of "The Floral Ghost," an exhibition of art based on plants. 

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U2 album not invasion of privacy

September 18, 2014
Was Apple's surprise gift of U2's "Songs of Innocence" an invasion of privacy?