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Gallatin senior Ingrid Amelia Apgar is a circus artist training and performing at Circus Warehouse of NYC. Apgar shapes her studies around movement and physics, and works as a technician at the Labowitz theatre, taking interest in all aspects of her performing art. (Photo by Yechiel Michael Husarsky)

Gallatin Senior Defies Gravity and Expectations

Circus life and college life? Ingrid Amelia Apgar can do both.
March 30, 2020

College life is like walking on a tightrope: balance is everything. While many students are trying to find the perfect balance between their academics, social lives and career...

CAS junior Sabine Rizvi co-founded Dormzi to help students exchange services across a single platform.
(Photo by Li-Chun Pan)

CAS Junior Launches a Service-Exchange App

Task-completing app Dormzi is made for students, by students.
November 20, 2019

Making time to do laundry on top of every other responsibility that college students have can seem like an insurmountable burden. There’s lugging your load of dirty clothing...

Brenda Liang, Liberal Studies Sophomore, will soon launch her own brand Siren Basics to provide cute, comfortable but affordable underwear. (via Instagram)

With ‘Private’ Underwear Company, Sophomore Wants You to Feel Good

Brenda Liang was just online shopping — now she has her own brand.
November 11, 2019

It’s no secret that a good pair of underwear can be a confidence boost. It’s also no secret that finding cute, comfortable but affordable underwear is exhausting. LS sophomore...

Sosena Bekele, a Steinhardt sophomore and founder of Lash Fantasy. (Photo courtesy Sosena Bekele)

Sophomore Fosters Empowerment With Dorm Lash Business

Sosena Bekele has been doing lash extensions since high school, and now she’s making a profit out of her dorm.
September 30, 2019

Doesn’t everyone want big, full, bold lashes? While many turn to mascara daily to achieve the look, once makeup remover hits the eye, the effect disappears.  Steinhardt sophomore...

Gallatin 2015 alumna Jordan Scott created idk tonight, scheduled to release in October. (Photo by Li-Chun Pan)

Alumna Develops Couples’ Dating App for ‘Life After the Swipe’

With Jordan Scott’s idk tonight, you’ll never run out of date night ideas.
September 23, 2019

Swipe left, swipe right, swipe left. Online daters are more than familiar with this game. But what happens after you settle down with a right swipe? Jordan Scott, 2015 Gallatin...

After five years with Spoon University, Bite Club transitioned away from the organization into their own publishing and social media outlet. (Photo by Cecilia Chen)

Bite Club Gets a Taste of Independence

The first rule of Bite Club is: You talk about Bite Club.
September 9, 2019

Whether you’re planning your next food adventure or trying to stay on top of industry news, Bite Club is the new must-read since its official launch in May. Formerly known as...

NYU Stern alumna Caroline Tseng’s all-natural plant-based smoothie freezes from her store Sweet Nova located on 265 Canal Street. (Photo by Tomer Keysar)

Stern Alumna Reimagines Ice Cream With New Smoothie Company

Caroline Tseng, Stern ’09, combined entrepreneurship with healthy habits to create a superfood smoothie blend.
March 31, 2019

Fashion blogger, brand industrial strategist and food entrepreneur. Whether she’s blogging about the fashion scene at NYU and casually reaching 17,000 page views per month, overseeing...

The Fourth Wall Cinema Club after a screening, in the intermission before the beginning of its sister Club, The Witching Hour. (via Facebook)

Friday Night Movies on VHS at Tisch

Fourth Wall Cinema, a Tisch club, screens movies weekly — all on VHS.
March 24, 2019

The ideal Friday night usually consists of getting as far away from school as possible and enjoying time in the city with friends. The thought of spending a Friday night in an...

Recent Stern graduate Rachel Lee. (Staff Photo by Alina Patrick)

The Stern Student Who Chose Maui Over Wall Street

Rachel Lee is blazing her own path at a Hawaii cannabis distillery.
February 19, 2019

Bored of the traditional mindset that surrounds the Stern School of Business, Rachel Lee wanted to explore what lay outside the bubble of future finance workers. She took a semester...

Rachel Lee shows off her tattoo. (Courtesy of the writer)

A Lifelong Contract, Inked in Skin

Things to think of before you ink.
February 15, 2019

Tattoos are beautiful, highly personal parts of people’s identities, but traditionally, they have been considered unpresentable and unprofessional by the working world. People...

Taoray Wang F/W 2019

Taoray Wang F/W 2019

February 10, 2019

Designer Wang Tao celebrated female power with her reinventions of the classic power suit in Taoray’s Fall/Winter 2019 collection, “Eternity.” The suits’ feminine...

A view of NYU Florence campus from Villa Natalia. (WSN File Photo)

Maximizing Your Study Away Experience

February 1, 2019

The words “the city is your campus” were heard over and over at the Fall 2017 Presidential Welcome. This sentiment has become both a boast and a consolation for NYU students...

Baskya began Elliphs after being disappointed with the lack of options for vegan kefir. (Courtesy of Esin Baskya)

The NYU Student Bringing Vegan Kefir to the Market

Yes, they do have oat milk.
December 3, 2018

On Wednesday afternoon, I met with Esin Baskaya at Broken Coconut. She arrives wearing a white T-shirt with loose black pants and metallic black leather boots. While she orders...

(Graphic by Katie Peurrung; images via facebook.com)

Meet the New NYU Secrets Admins

Running the popular Facebook page is now a team effort.
November 5, 2018

In May, Carly Tennes didn’t just bid farewell to her university. Graduation marked her last day as the administrator of the popular Facebook page NYU Secrets, which accepts anonymous...


Oktoberfest: 16 Days of Beer in New York

September 20, 2018
Where should you celebrate this Oktoberfest?
The Burberry Bear in Astor Place.

The Short Life of Astor’s Burberry Bear

Burberry paid tens of thousands of dollars to place an inflatable bear in Astor Place.
September 12, 2018
Burberry paid tens of thousands of dollars to place an inflatable bear in Astor Place.