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All content by Faith Gates
For many, graduation and the prospect of beginning a career can be both exciting and terrifying. NYU graduates offer their perspective on the transition.

Hindsight: Recent NYU Graduates Give Advice for Seniors

Apr 26, 2017
With graduation season coming, NYU alum share some insight for soon-to-be-graduates.
Pop Pasta in New York created spaghetti donuts, a treat that’s also featured at Smorgsaburg, a food festival in Brooklyn. The spaghetti donut consists of regular pasta that is deep fried in the shape of a donut.

I Tried… Spaghetti Donuts

Apr 17, 2017
Have you ever wanted to eat pasta, but you were in a rush? Well luckily, Pop Pasta in New York has just the treat for you: spaghetti donuts.
Deja Brew: The difference in coffee drinks

Deja Brew: The difference in coffee drinks

Mar 22, 2017
Coffee comes in many different forms, but they all taste different. Read about the differences in coffee drinks to help you order the perfect coffee drink.
City Transplants

City Transplants

Mar 6, 2017

I remember seeing the event for free swag during Welcome Week — of course, as a broke college student, I went. The room was full of high-energy Welcome Week leaders handing all...

Broome Street

Broome Street

Feb 23, 2017

Residency: Upperclassmen Estimated yearly cost: $13,048 – $18,494 Low-cost rooms available: No Commute to class: 15-20 minute walk to WSP, 20-25 minute subway ride to...

NYUs Tisch School of the Arts, which introduced the Performance Studies major last year. WSN sat down with  junior Jeremy Swanton to discuss the ins and outs of the program.

Theoretical Theater: New Major Debuts in Tisch

Feb 23, 2017
Tisch's new major doesn't just teach about performing, but also redefines and studies the act of performance.

Video: Youth Political Influence Is an Uphill Battle

Feb 9, 2017
Members of different political clubs at NYU weighed in on young people's influence in their respective parties.
Sometimes its good to mix up your class list. Here are some class recommendations from NYU students and alumni.

Make the Most of Your Schedule With These Favorite Classes

Feb 1, 2017
With a plethora of classes available at NYU, it's hard to choose which ones to take. Some students talk about the favorite classes they've taken on campus.
Allie Rubeck spent her winter break in Abu Dhabi, as part of the Presidential Honors Program.

Global Breaks at a Global University

Jan 23, 2017
As school starts up and students see their classmates again, everyone will be asking, “So how was your break?” This month off school is used differently for many NYU students. Students may relax, travel, spend time with their family or take J-term classes.
Jain at his internship with Good Morning America.

On the Job: Two Schools and an Edge in the Entertainment Industry

Dec 7, 2016
Senior Shobhit Jain balances an intern with "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," a dual degree program in Stern and Tisch and an R.A. position at Hayden Hall. How does he do it?
Richard Orin, 89, attends history class at NYU after graduating from NYU Law over 60 years ago.

Meet the Man Taking Classes at NYU for 60 Years

Dec 6, 2016
Richard Orin may have graduated college — several times — but he sees no reason not to keep learning.

Professors Read Their Rate My Professors Reviews

Nov 16, 2016
What do real NYU professors actually think of the "Rate My Professors" website? Read on to find out!
NYU hands out grants to those who civically engage with the community.

Combining Engagement with Funds

Nov 16, 2016
NYU gives grants to people and groups who civically engage with their communities.
Ironically, as this photo was being taken, someone’s Tapingo drink was stolen.

The Tapingo Thieves

Nov 14, 2016

In a world where convenience is key, Tapingo gives students the opportunity to skip the lines and order food from anywhere to be ready by the time you get there. But for some NYU...

Students Find Community at Flurry

Nov 7, 2016
On one night each year, NYU students unite in their shared love for free ice skating.
Steinhardt freshman Oliver Wang tutors at University Neighborhood Middle School in Brooklyn.

On the Job: America Reads and Counts

Nov 3, 2016
Although NYU gives students many different opportunities to earn scholarship money through work study jobs, the most popular job for students is the America Reads program, which attracts more than 1,000 volunteers each year.
Faith Gates challenged herself to go a week without Netflix.

I Tried… Giving Up Netflix for a Week

Nov 3, 2016
Netflix is often a comfort for students at the end of a long day. But what happens if you had to give it up for a week? Read on to find out!
Public Safety is updating its old blue light locations to make them more visible.

Blue Lights Aim to Improve Campus Safety

Nov 3, 2016
NYU has implemented a new blue light system as part of its safety measures.
No Plans On Halloweekend? Try These Haunted Houses

No Plans On Halloweekend? Try These Haunted Houses

Oct 27, 2016
Ready to get spooked this Halloween? Check out these five haunted houses to scare your socks off.
NYU College Republicans feel that it was unfair of the university to cancel the Milo Yiannopoulos talk. They are trying again to have the event, successfully this time.

College Republicans Continue Fight for Milo

Oct 24, 2016
Students had mixed reactions after the Milo Yiannopoulos speech the College Republicans had planned was cancelled.
YikYak allows users to post anonymous “Yaks” that others nearby can view on the app, but Professor Keith Ross found a way to strip away the anonymity.

Yik Yak Could Lose Anonymity

Oct 24, 2016
A team of NYU professors discovered how to find the exact location of Yik Yak users.
The sunny beaches of Atlantic City, New Jersey make the three hour bus ride worthwhile.

Day Trips to Get You Beyond the Walls of NYC

Oct 17, 2016
Are the skyscrapers starting to get on your nerves? Here are some easy ways to get out of the city for a day.
Poet and rapper Cellus Hamilton, performs at an NYU poetry slam event held by the IEC in collaboration with Slam! at NYU

NYU’s Slam Team Welcomes All Poets

Oct 17, 2016
NYU's Slam Poetry club meets every week to talk about poetry, listen to other people’s stories and even share and critique their own writing.
NYU’s Catholic Centre, just one of the religious hubs housed in GCASL, contains a comfortable common room and chapel, each adorned with statues and portraits.

Faith Leaders Praise NYU’s Religious Diversity Efforts

Oct 12, 2016
Faith leaders on campus praise NYU for its religious diversity.
NYU’s College of Nursing student, Nicole Hayashi, interns at the NYU Hospital.

On the Job: Nursing Edition

Oct 4, 2016
Read about the lives of students in the College of Nursing, who get hands-on experience working at local NYC hospitals!
Despite the limitations of her space, sophomore Agne Numaviciute managed to create a sense of home in her small, one-room apartment.

Living in a Shoebox: A Guide to Off Campus Housing

Oct 3, 2016
It can be extremely hard to navigate the confusing world of New York City housing. How do NYU students manage? Here are some students with exceptionally unique living situations.
Some may see Philo as an alternative to Netflix or HBO Go, offering users a way to both watch shows live as well as record them to watch on their own time.

Philo Could Take Netflix and Chill To a New Level

Sep 26, 2016
Students in two of NYU's residence halls experiment with Philo, a new streaming service.
Gallatin junior Casey Whyland performing in the Reality Show during the Presidential Welcome for the Class of 2020.

School or a Career? An NYU Dilemma

Sep 26, 2016
Many NYU drama students have to decide whether to prioritize studying for classes or auditioning roles outside of school to further their career. How do they balance it?

Tails of Washington Square Park

Sep 26, 2016
Squirrels are running all around New York City, but what do we really know about them? Read on for some fun facts on these little animals!
May 16th, Washington Square Park. A beautiful sunny day where several tables were occupied by chess players, concentration and focus is the key to win.

Chess Club Draws Social Players

Sep 19, 2016
NYU's Chess Club offers a casual way to play the game and meet new people.
The new Starbucks is located on Waverly Place and Mercer St, only a few blocks from the Starbucks at Fayes.

New Campus Starbucks Raises Concern

Sep 12, 2016
While the line at Starbucks at Faye’s always seems to get longer, students can soon get their pumpkin spice lattes a little quicker with a new Starbucks opening up just around the block.
Gramercy Green is known as one of the best NYU dorms, but with segregation, not everyone would have the opportunity to live there.

Are Segregated Dorms the Answer?

Sep 12, 2016
NYU students discuss the possibly of organizing residence halls by race after CSULA's Black Student Union asked for segregated dorms to avoid microagressions.