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The annual Tribeca film festival since 2002 hosted in Manhattan shows a wide variety of independent films. The festival has now been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Illustration by Cicek Erel)

Photo: Tribeca Film Festival Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Mar 12, 2020

The annual Tribeca film festival since 2002 hosted in Manhattan shows a wide variety of independent films. The festival has now been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Illustration by...

Classes With Notable Professors

Classes With Notable Professors

Kavish Harjai, Editor-at-Large Apr 4, 2016
NYU students have the unique opportunity to take classes with award-winning professors, so we've compiled a list of some notable ones to watch out for.

How do you tell a boy you like him?

Kavish Harjai, Editor-at-Large Nov 30, 2015

One time in elementary school, at the ripe age of 7 or 8, my girlfriend said she liked someone else. I didn’t really care about her, though, because I had a crush on the boy...

The Vices Issue

The “Vices” Issue

Kavish Harjai, Editor-at-Large Oct 26, 2015

Our generation does drugs. We make money in unorthodox ways. We are in unconventional relationships. We know this, but we hardly talk about our varied behaviors without sneering...

Using Vices to Make Money: Lexi Goes on Dates

Using Vices to Make Money: Lexi Goes on Dates

Kavish Harjai, Editor-at-Large Oct 26, 2015
Lexi*, a Gallatin senior, became a sugar baby to keep up with the NYU lifestyle.

Hidden gems in city of lights

Kavish Harjai, Staff Writer Feb 26, 2015

Paris, the city of love, can fulfill all of your romantic dreams. You can hold your significant other’s hand and walk along the Champ de Mars, looking at the glittering Eiffel...

Information via NYU Crime Reports and Statistics

Photo: Case by Case

Dec 4, 2014

Information via NYU Crime Reports and Statistics

[VIDEO] Op-Ed Live: Presidential Search

Nov 20, 2014
Emily Bell and Kavish Harjai discuss NYU's Presidential Search Committee and the Board of Trustees. The discussion is moderated by Omar Etman. Video produced by Christian Forte, Sam Bearzi and Shawn Paik.
A member of the EPA discussed the economic impacts of climate policy on Oct. 28.

Photo: EPA speaker discusses economic effects of climate policy

Oct 29, 2014

A member of the EPA discussed the economic impacts of climate policy on Oct. 28.

Mick Royale performs during the events first live set.

BowieBall features glitter, extravagant outfits

Cicek Erel, Web Managing Editor Oct 15, 2014
Blazing lightning bolts and vermilion mullets electrified the downtown underground for the ninth annual BowieBall on Oct. 12. Nightlife impresario and fashion designer Deryck Todd hosted the David Bowie-themed bash at local music and art venue Le Poisson Rouge. The charity event honored the glam rock legend and fashion icon by inviting guests to revel in their unique eccentricities amid glitter and glitz.
The Adventure Issue

The Adventure Issue

Cicek Erel, Web Managing Editor Oct 9, 2014

  In the four months I spent studying abroad in Florence, I visited 20 cities in eight countries. In the three years I’ve lived in New York City, I’ve barely...

Staff graphic by Cicek Erel

Photo: Weekend Wrap Up: Sept. 27-28

Sep 29, 2014

Staff graphic by Cicek Erel

NYU President John Sexton addresses a student at the town hall on Oct. 1.

Town hall heats up over NYU Abu Dhabi

Kavish Harjai and Nicole Brown Oct 2, 2014
NYU President John Sexton held the first town hall of the semester on Wednesday.
Lets Talk: Mental Health, Sex & Drugs

Let’s Talk: Mental Health, Sex & Drugs

Kavish Harjai, Web Managing Editor Sep 25, 2014

Dear Readers, Sometimes as I walk down the street, I’m thankful to be surrounded by the city’s energy. Other times, attending a demanding university in New York’s...

Weekly Recap Sept. 15-19

Sep 22, 2014
Here's a quick look at last week's top stories.
Firefighters stand behind caution tape outside of Strand Bookstore.

[UPDATE] Strand Bookstore evacuated

Kavish Harjai, Web Managing Editor Sep 16, 2014

UPDATE: Around 7 p.m., a spokesperson from the New York Fire Department confirmed the evacuation occurred because something was sprayed into the air, possibly pepper spray. — Original story...

Staff graphic by Cicek Erel

Photo: Once-trending foods fading, making room for new fads

Sep 16, 2014

Staff graphic by Cicek Erel

Staff graphic by Cicek Erel

Photo: Weekend Wrap Up

Sep 15, 2014

Staff graphic by Cicek Erel

Betsey Johnson Spring/Summer 2015

Betsey Johnson Spring/Summer 2015

Cicek Erel, Web Managing Editor Sep 10, 2014

When Betsey Johnson arrives at New York Fashion Week, she doesn’t just put on a runway show — she throws a party. For Spring/Summer 2015, Johnson celebrated marriage and equality...

Video: Weekly Recap Sept. 1-7

Matthew Tessler, Host Sep 8, 2014
A wrap-up of the most popular stories from the past week. 
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[UPDATE] SLAM, other groups bring JanSport protest to Welcome Center

Kavish Harjai, News Editor May 2, 2014
SLAM anticipates victory in its fight to have NYU cut ties with JanSport.
Spring semester news recap

Spring semester news recap

A timeline of some of the semester's biggest stories.
courtesy of Masik Collegiate Fragrances

Perfume line modeled after colleges

Cicek Erel, Creative Director Apr 30, 2014
Would you want to smell like your college? Perfume brand, Masik, thinks so, and has created a line of fragrances representing universities across America.
Felipe De La Hoz/WSN

Petitions circulate after flyer scandal

Kavish Harjai, News Editor Apr 28, 2014
Both the Students for Justice in Palestine and TorchPAC have created petitions to support their positions regarding the eviction flyer controversy.
via nyu.edu

President before Sexton leaves legacy

Kavish Harjai, News Editor Apr 21, 2014
L. Jay Oliva, 14th president of NYU, played an integral role in developing the NYU community.
via facebook.com

Non-tenured faculty make case for greater representation at Senate meeting

Kavish Harjai, News Editor Apr 18, 2014
Effective Sept. 1, 27 full time contract/non-tenure track faculty will be added to the University Senate.
Erotic gay art, once hidden, on display in SoHo

Erotic gay art, once hidden, on display in SoHo

Kavish Harjai, News Editor Apr 7, 2014
A new SoHo museum exhibit features erotic gay art never before seen on display in public.
Graphic by Cicek Erel and Lyanne Natividad

Photo: Latinos in New York

Apr 2, 2014

Graphic by Cicek Erel and Lyanne Natividad

New York State public schools suffer from segregation

New York State public schools suffer from segregation

Kavish Harjai, News Editor Apr 2, 2014
A recent report found the New York state has the highest number of segregated public schools in the country.
Felipe De La Hoz/WSN

Up-and-Comer | Jesse Wheaton

Kavish Harjai, News Editor Mar 27, 2014
Gallatin sophomore Jesse Wheaton's art can be found in his book, "Open Me."
Jonathan Tan/WSN

Memorial honors Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire victims

Kavish Harjai, News Editor Mar 26, 2014
Workers United and the Service Employees International Union sponsored an event to remember the 103rd anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.
Shawn Paik/WSN

Dropbox to open office in NYC

Kavish Harjai, News Editor Mar 24, 2014
Dropbox is opening a new office in New York City near NYU's campus, which will bring career and internship opportunities to students.
Water Week to make first splash at NYU

Water Week to make first splash at NYU

Kavish Harjai, News Editor Mar 13, 2014
UNICEF@NYU and the Gallatin Resource Fund are teaming up for the events.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen to address class of 2014 at Yankee Stadium

Fed Chair Janet Yellen to address class of 2014 at Yankee Stadium

Kavish Harjai, News Editor Mar 12, 2014
Janet Yellen became the first female chair of the Federal Reserve earlier this year.
Dept. of Ed. releases guidelines for protecting transgender students

Dept. of Ed. releases guidelines for protecting transgender students

Kavish Harjai, News Editor Mar 12, 2014
Marge Feinberg, deputy press secretary of the DOE, said they will provide guidance to schools to support transgender youth.
[UPDATE] Space Priorities Working Group finalizes NYU 2031 proposals

[UPDATE] Space Priorities Working Group finalizes NYU 2031 proposals

Kavish Harjai, News Editor Mar 5, 2014
The University Space Priorities Working Group has issued their final report regarding their opinion on how the university should designate space.
[VIDEO] WSN interviews Jeff Dachis at NYUEF

[VIDEO] WSN interviews Jeff Dachis at NYUEF

Kavish Harjai, News Editor Mar 4, 2014
Dachis discusses his time at NYU and the success of his company.
Proposed bill plans paid state tuition

Proposed bill plans paid state tuition

Ann Schmidt and Kavish Harjai Mar 4, 2014
James Skoufis, a member of the New York State Assembly, has proposed a bill that would eliminate tuition at all SUNY and CUNY schools.
via Facebook.com

ASA conference draws criticism from pro-Israel groups

Kavish Harjai, News Editor Mar 3, 2014
The American Studies Association’s annual conference generated controversy following its boycott of Israeli academic institutions.
Entrepreneurs Festival celebrates student work, provides industry advice

Entrepreneurs Festival celebrates student work, provides industry advice

Kavish Harjai, Kavish Harjai Mar 3, 2014
The festival featured a number of speakers, panels and workshops geared towards celebrating entrepreneurship.
Felipe De La Hoz/WSN

Mary Jane reeks havoc in residence halls

Kavish Harjai, News Editor Feb 27, 2014
NYU Housing is addressing complaints regarding marijuana use in dorms.
Felipe De La Hoz/WSN

Think tank analyzes Instagram future

Kavish Harjai, News Editor Feb 26, 2014
L2 ThinkTank and Olapic released their 2014 Instagram intelligence report which analyzed brand advertising on Instagram.
via wikipedia

NYU Reacts: Protests persist in Venezuela

Kavish Harjai, News Editor Feb 24, 2014
NYU students react to the increase in demonstrations against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government.
NYU 2031 still sparks protest on campus

NYU 2031 still sparks protest on campus

Kavish Harjai, News Editor Feb 10, 2014
SLAM and FASP protest at the Coles Sports Center against the construction of the Zipper building.
Felipe De La Hoz/WSN

On coping: Floormates reflect on Titan Lee-Hai

Kavish Harjai, News Editor Feb 7, 2014
News Editor Kavish Harjai's personal account of the week after the tragedy at Third North.
David Yu for WSN

ØDD Fall/Winter 2014

Kavish Harjai, News Editor Feb 6, 2014
Judson Harmon harnessed space-like sounds and water-textured visuals in order to perpetuate his theme of “Water on the Moon” for his ØDD line.
Felipe De La Hoz/WSN

University grapples with student safety, wellness

Kavish Harjai, News Editor Feb 5, 2014
NYU offers many services to students to maintain their well-being.
via Abhinay Ashutosh

Classes made portable with app redesign

Kavish Harjai, News Editor Feb 3, 2014
NYU SCPS may conduct a trial of the app.
Courtesy of American Studies Association

American Studies Association boycotts Israeli academic institutions

Kavish Harjai, News Editors Jan 27, 2014
NYU President John Sexton sent a letter to the ASA opposing their boycott.
Friends, students reflect on professor Samuel Maratecks passing

Friends, students reflect on professor Samuel Marateck’s passing

Kavish Harjai, News Editor Jan 15, 2014
Marateck taught at NYU for decades, receiving plaudits for his teaching.
UCSL meeting includes announcements on Hayden

UCSL meeting includes announcements on Hayden

Kavish Harjai, Staff Writer Dec 6, 2013
At the last UCSL meeting of the year, announcements regarding student housing were made, as well as reflections on the past semester.
via nyu.edu

Naftali to begin LGBTQ, activist archives at Tamiment

Kavish Harjai, News Editor Nov 25, 2013
Tim Naftali will serve as the co-director of the Tamiment Library.
Alumni demonstrate in Washington Square Park, question value of higher education

Alumni demonstrate in Washington Square Park, question value of higher education

Kavish Harjai, Staff Writer Nov 22, 2013
Alumni from multiple universities gathered in Washington Square Park to protest the expensive cost of liberal arts education.
Daniel Cole/WSN

Public Safety reassesses safety measures in wake of assault incidents

Kavish Harjai, Staff Writer Nov 14, 2013
Following recent incidents on campus, Public Safety has increased patrols and is undergoing a review.
Jonathan Tan/WSN

Insomnia Cookies expands delivery route, includes Carlyle Court

Kavish Harjai, Staff Writer Nov 12, 2013
Students dissatisfaction spurs initiative.
Courtesy of Pier Kids: The Life

Queer Union hosts ‘Pier Kids’ documentary, raises funds for Kickstarter campaign

Kavish Harjai, Staff Writer Nov 11, 2013
On Friday, Queer Union hosted a screening of a documentary about LGBT youth's homelessness.
via facebook.com

Red and blue clashed in NYU political party debate

Kavish Harjai, Staff Writer Nov 8, 2013
NYU Democrats and Republicans sparred on fracking and affordable care act
Panelists discuss crisis pregnancy centers, Planned Parenthood

Panelists discuss crisis pregnancy centers, Planned Parenthood

Kavish Harjai, Staff Writer Nov 6, 2013
Crisis pregnancy centers came under fire at an event at the law school last night.
Jonathan Tan/WSN

Annual Pumpkin Fest attracts crowds to Central Park

Kavish Harjai, Staff Writer Oct 27, 2013
Central Park saw the annual Pumpkin Fest draw throngs of people on Saturday.
via csgsnyu.org

Discussion questions meaning of queer across borders

Kavish Harjai, Staff Writer Oct 23, 2013
Queer Japan was one of a series of discussions about the different meanings of the world queer in different countries.

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