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Faith Marnecheck

Faith Marnecheck, Culture Editor

Faith is a sophomore in CAS double majoring in Journalism and the cross-departmental major of Spanish and Linguistics. She is minoring in Animal Studies, which she is especially excited about because she is vegan and very passionate about animal's rights. She is proudly from Cleveland, where most of her family still lives. She lives with her beagle-mix Roxie, who is the official staff dog of WSN. Roxie is nine and also moved from Cleveland. Whenever Faith is editing, Roxie can be found wandering the newsroom in a cute doggie backpack looking for food and to be pet.

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Gallatin first-year Madeline DeJong poses in a color block dress that she designed for the Annual Gallatin Fashion Show. Her designs closed out this years show. (Photo by Katie Peurrung)

Serving on the Court and the Runway

As a student-athlete and designer, Madeline DeJong has one hand sewing her original line and the other serving a volleyball.
April 25, 2019

The former storefront for Shiina (Staff Photo by Joel Lee)

Shiina Slips Away Without Notice

Shiina, a boutique specializing in Asian items, has vacated its storefront beneath Third North, and residents of the dorm have mixed reactions.
April 12, 2019

When the Gotham Pizza across from Third Avenue North Residence Hall suddenly closed last year, the student body suffered a deep loss. Now, the NYU community has lost another store...

A fur coat in a SoHo clothing store window. (Photo by Jorene He)

San Francisco Sheds All Fur, New York City Might Be Next

San Francisco banned real fur, indicative of a trend of fur bans that may be coming to New York City as well.
January 28, 2019

You’ve seen the documentaries. Helpless animals with big eyes shivering in cramped cages with sad music echoing in the background. All for the purpose of making someone look...

Photo by Rachel Buigas-Lopez

Go Forth and Eat Vegan

Sick of Salads? These are the Best Vegan Spots
October 25, 2018

Finding places with delicious and filling vegan options can sometimes be a huge struggle. Every vegan has had a meal made entirely of sides, a salad that was basically just...

Two pairs of hands exchange a Venmo card for a cup of coffee. (Alana Beyer)

Venmo Coming to a Card Near You

October 8, 2018

“I’ll Venmo you” has become a common phrase around NYU and beyond as people take advantage of the app’s capacity to directly and effortlessly pay people. Venmo allows people...

Parents enjoy sending their kids little trinkets and snacks to remind them of home.

Sending Love From Home

It's care package season — what are your loved ones sending you?
October 1, 2018
It's care package season — what are your loved ones sending you?
Fans enjoying music by the stage at the Meadows on Sept 15, 2017. The Meadows festival will not be returning this year

Students Mourn the Meadows — And Its Free Tickets

September 25, 2018
The Meadows isn't happening this year. Hear what students have to say about it.
The MakerSpaces mechanical workshop area, also known as the Tool Zone.

Tandon’s Best Kept Secret: Free 3-D Printers and Tech Training at the Makerspace

Tandon's MakerSpace is open to all NYU students who are in the mood to create.
September 21, 2018
Did you know Tandon's MakerSpace lets NYU students use equipment like 3D printers and laser cutters for free? Head on over to Brooklyn to make something awesome.
The New Tech that Could Help Stop Campus Sexual Assault

The New Tech that Could Help Stop Campus Sexual Assault

May 2, 2018
Callisto is an app aiming to decrease sexual assault in college campuses.
A dog and her owner pose with coffee in the dog-friendly section of Boris & Horton, where dogs and people can sit together indoors.

A Place for Pups and Coffee: Boris and Horton

April 26, 2018
Miss your dog? Check out Boris and Horton, NYC's only dog cafe, for some puppy love.

Streetwear: Youth and Rebellion

April 19, 2018
Kids love Supreme — it's confirmed. But how exactly has modern streetwear adapted to keep up with the ever changing culture of youth?
The third Annual Veterans Ball took place on April 7 in Kimmel Rosenthal.

Comradery and Honor at NYU’s Veterans Ball

April 11, 2018
The The Veterans Ball is organized each year by the NYU Military Alliance took place in Kimmel’s Rosenthal Pavilion on Saturday, April 7
Sweet and sour chicken with white rice, spaghetti and meatballs with garlic toast, and sausage sliders with French fries.

One Vegan Restaurant vs. Three Diverse Palates

April 10, 2018
A vegan, omnivore and picky eater enter vegan restaurant Red Bamboo, is it possible all three will be satisfied?
Teen Vogue on display at Barnes and Noble.

Politics Are Now En Vogue in ‘Vogue’

March 26, 2018
Fashion magazines have taken a turn for the political.
The Instagram page for Shit Model Management (@shitmodelmgmt).

Fashion’s Dark Underbelly Sees the Light

March 19, 2018

The fashion industry is following suit of other industries with a moral reckoning caused by an unlikely source: the Instagram meme account @shitmodelmgmt. The account’s anonymous...

Cara Delevingne walking the runway for Burberry’s spring 2018 ready-to-wear collection.

London Fashion Week Makes a Splash Across the Pond

February 26, 2018
Check out WSN's London Fashion Week runway recap.
Ennyluap F/W 2018

Ennyluap F/W 2018

February 11, 2018

Ennyluap’s 2018 New York Fashion Week show came in with a literal bang that signaled a new direction for the brand as the loud and thumping techno-club music subsided to...

Woman with a septum piercing. Staff writer Faith Marnecheck got a similar piercing recently.

From the Inside Out: Holier’ Than Thou

A perennial trend within the world of beauty, tattoos and piercings have been in vogue since some of the earliest civilizations. Arguably one of the most personal forms of of self expression, tattoos and piercings serve not only an aesthetic decoration but also an internal and intimate function as well. WSN will be profiling students who choose to alter their bodies in the name of beauty, and learn about their experience getting pierced or tattooed.
February 7, 2018
Mutilate Me is a series all about tattoos and piercings. This week our writer talks about getting her septum pierced.