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Gabby Lozano

Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor

Gabby Lozano is a senior studying Global Liberal Studies and minoring in food studies. After NYU, she aspires to work as a digital reporter or producer, but her dream is to become the next Anthony Bourdain. When she's not in school or at WSN, you can find her in the kitchen burning garlic or going for a run along the East River. Follow her latest eats on Instagram @gabriellalasagna.

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A Trump supporter holds a Trump Pence poster at a rally in midtown on election night 2020. Trump left a legacy in the Republican Party. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: OPINION: Post-Trump, Republicans don’t stand for anything

Apr 14, 2021

A Trump supporter holds a Trump Pence poster at a rally in midtown on election night 2020. Trump left a legacy in the Republican Party. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Harmonyc Movement poses in Times Square  for the thumbnail of their cover of HyunA’s I’m Not Cool. K-pop dance groups have managed to find ways to continue to develop their community and create content during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: How K-pop groups create community during COVID-19

Apr 12, 2021

Harmonyc Movement poses in Times Square for the thumbnail of their cover of HyunA’s I’m Not Cool. K-pop dance groups have managed to find ways to continue to develop their community and create content...

WSN interviewed 886 restaurant co-owner Andy Chuang. Like many restaurants, 886 suffered a blow from the COVID-19 pandemic, but the restaurant stepped up to support the community. (Staff Photo by Gabby Lozano)

Give back to 886: a Taiwanese restaurant that empowered the NYC community during COVID-19

NYU alum and 886 co-owner Andy Chuang speaks about the restaurant's decision to support other local restaurants and feed hospital workers during the height of the pandemic.
Apr 9, 2021

Taiwanese restaurant 886 is taking the New York restaurant scene by storm with its incredible service, food and devotion to its community. The St. Marks restaurant puts a New York...

Students held a memorial for Farbin Towhid Tuesday night. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Farbin Towhid, Tisch first-year beloved for kindness, passion and talent, dies at 19

Apr 7, 2021

Students held a memorial for Farbin Towhid Tuesday night. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Easter celebrations look fairly different for many people this year. This holiday, Dining Editor Gabby made tinga de pollo tacos. (Staff Photo by Gabby Lozano)

Renewing Easter traditions by cooking tacos

Dining Editor Gabby Lozano discussed how she traditionally celebrates Easter, and how the holiday changed for her this time around.
Apr 6, 2021

If you were to ask me about my Easter plans a month ago, I would’ve told you that I was planning on making kleicha, a swirled date cookie prepared by the Chaldean community in...

Cherry is a film for Tom Holland to stretch his acting muscles while offering nothing else. (Staff Photo and Illustration by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Tom Holland can’t stop ‘Cherry’ from going sour

Apr 5, 2021

"Cherry" is a film for Tom Holland to stretch his acting muscles while offering nothing else. (Staff Photo and Illustration by Jake Capriotti)

A year after COVID, how are students handling their second pandemic Easter? (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: How NYU students celebrate Easter during COVID-19

Apr 5, 2021

A year after COVID, how are students handling their second pandemic Easter? (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

NYU operates two campuses in Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi. With the normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE, a new chapter begins for the two schools. (Staff Illustration by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: What the normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE means for NYU

Apr 5, 2021

NYU operates two campuses in Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi. With the normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE, a new chapter begins for the two schools. (Staff Illustration by Jake Capriotti)

The Union Square farmers market is a familiar event to many in the NYU area. Local farmers are facing a lot of trouble in the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by George Papazov)

Supporting NYU’s local farmers at the Union Square Greenmarket

Among the global crises of COVID-19 and climate change, small farmers risk going out of business due to the government’s role in funding corporate farming.
Apr 2, 2021

It’s easy to become lost among the bustling crowds and rows of stands selling freshly baked pastries and seasonal produce that make up the vibrant Union Square Greenmarket. However,...

The Jasper Kane Cafe is a NYU Eats location in  Brooklyn. A SGA resolution to attempt to mitigate food insecurity among students is heading to the Financial Affairs Committee. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: University Senate to vote on Resolution to Mitigate Food Insecurity

Mar 31, 2021

The Jasper Kane Cafe is a NYU Eats location in Brooklyn. A SGA resolution to attempt to mitigate food insecurity among students is heading to the Financial Affairs Committee. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Grandmas Place, located on 84 West 120th Street in Harlem, is a childrens toy and bookstore. Founded by Dawn Crosby Harris-Martine, Grandmas Place has served the Harlem community since 1999. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Grandma’s Place: where you’re always welcomed home

Mar 29, 2021

Grandma's Place, located on 84 West 120th Street in Harlem, is a children's toy and bookstore. Founded by Dawn Crosby Harris-Martine, Grandma's Place has served the Harlem community since 1999. (Staff...

Dining Editor Gabby made some dal last week. Midterms are a stressful time for students, but meals should not be skipped. (Staff Photo by Gabby Lozano)

Midterms aren’t an excuse to skip meals

The stress from midterms can sometimes cause us to prioritize our work over our health.
Mar 26, 2021

We’ve all been there. It’s 9 a.m. and you have an eight-page paper due in the afternoon. You haven’t started yet, but it’s okay. The time crunch gives you the rush of adrenaline...

NYU Law is located at 40 Washington Square South. Linda Lacewell, an adjunct professor of the school,  is one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aides accused of changing a state report to conceal the number of nursing home residents who died during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: NYU professor linked to Cuomo’s cover-up of nursing home deaths

Mar 24, 2021

NYU Law is located at 40 Washington Square South. Linda Lacewell, an adjunct professor of the school, is one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aides accused of changing a state report to conceal the number...

You know who had a bad day? Asian women

You know who had a bad day? Asian women

The killing of six Asian women in Atlanta is a hate crime informed by centuries of exoticization and dehumanization.
Mar 18, 2021

Yesterday morning, I awoke to frantic texts from relatives and friends back home in Georgia who were terrified by an act of senseless violence in a year fraught with hate crimes.  On...

Outdoor dining structures deck the sides of many New York City restaurants as they adjust to the pandemic and socially distanced services. However, many New Yorkers are still hesitant about eating at restaurants, despite the new developments in vaccinations and the decrease in COVID-19 cases. (Photo by Kaylah Haye)

The moral dilemma of dining in a pandemic

Despite new developments in vaccinations and a decrease in COVID-19 cases, some people remain hesitant about eating at restaurants.
Mar 17, 2021

New York City: the city that never sleeps — because all we do is eat. Home to over 8,000 restaurants across its five boroughs, New York City is a gastronomical hub that offers...

COVID policy signs are taped on the door of  Brooklyn dorm Othmer Hall’s lounge. NYU dorm lounges are reopening across campus and many are worried about the increased risk of COVID-19 spread. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Students share mixed feelings about reopening the university

Mar 12, 2021

COVID policy signs are taped on the door of Brooklyn dorm Othmer Hall’s lounge. NYU dorm lounges are reopening across campus and many are worried about the increased risk of COVID-19 spread. (Staff...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art used to be one of the many New York City museums where NYU students could patronise for free or a reduced price. The Museum Gateway program is now closed, during the same semester when tuition has gone up. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Museum Gateway program is suspended for the semester

Mar 12, 2021

The Metropolitan Museum of Art used to be one of the many New York City museums where NYU students could patronise for free or a reduced price. The Museum Gateway program is now closed, during the same...

March is Women’s History Month, and each week, WSNs Culture desk staff writers are taking turns to highlight influential women figures in their lives. (Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

Women’s History Month: An Ode to the Women in Our Lives

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Culture Desk staff writers are taking turns every week to highlight the important women figures in their lives.
Mar 10, 2021

I know it’s cliche, but I would not be where I am today without the wisdom and guidance of my mother. She was the one who introduced me to both the beauty of food and legacy...

American restaurateur David Chang is the founder of the Momofuku restaurant group. While David Changs Netflix special Ugly Delicious addresses the social and cultural nuances of many cuisines, Chang and other elite male chefs fail to acknowledge the dark realities of the kitchen space and its ties to women. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Reflecting on the Duality of the Kitchen Space

High-end male chefs should reflect on the dark realities of the kitchen space when crafting their menus and constructing their restaurants.
Mar 9, 2021

You know that feeling when you finish a show, movie or book and you have so much to say but nowhere to say it? Yeah, that was me after I watched New York City restaurateur, David...

Saskias elegant yet simple storefront invites visitors to see what handmade goods are available on Sept. 18, 2020. (Staff photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Local and Black-Owned Businesses

Sep 28, 2020

Saskia's elegant yet simple storefront invites visitors to see what handmade goods are available on Sept. 18, 2020. (Staff photo by Jake Capriotti)

An illustration of a megaphone with a red handle. Written in orange on the megaphone are the words “Staff Rants.”

Staff Rants and Raves: The Emmys

From Bad Bunny to COVID-19 precautions, our staff has a lot of thoughts on the Emmys.
Sep 23, 2020

Rants  On the “Friends” Reunion Helen Wajda, Opinion Editor I never watch the Emmys and this year was no exception, but that didn’t stop me from having to see some...

Protesters hold up signs calling for justice for Breonna Taylor and to abolish the police. Many across the country are calling to abolish the crime and punishment system currently in place. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Protests Demanding Justice For Breonna Taylor Sweep New York City

Sep 24, 2020

Protesters hold up signs calling for justice for Breonna Taylor and to abolish the police. Many across the country are calling to abolish the crime and punishment system currently in place. (Staff Photo...

If NYU Can Punish Violaters of COVID-19 Policies, Why Not Sexual Assault Perpetrators?

If NYU Can Punish Violaters of COVID-19 Policies, Why Not Sexual Assault Perpetrators?

NYU’s recent suspension of students demonstrates its power to hold students accountable for their actions. This level of accountability must set the precedent for cases of sexual assault in order to create a true zero-tolerance policy, instead of upholding an illusory idea of campus safety.
Sep 17, 2020

Note: This article contains mentions of sexual assault which may be triggering to some readers. Please proceed with caution. On Sept. 6, NYU made national headlines after suspending...

New Yorkers and NYU students take the subway for their commutes every day. The MTA released a new policy to fine patrons $50 if they do not wear a mask. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Going Maskless on MTA Transit Now Costs $50

Sep 16, 2020

New Yorkers and NYU students take the subway for their commutes every day. The MTA released a new policy to fine patrons $50 if they do not wear a mask. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Kaufman’s latest film “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” centers around a young woman visiting her boyfriend’s parents. While there, time seems to shift around her as the storyline becomes increasingly confusing and less linear. (Staff Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ Will Leave You Confounded

This movie will have you scouring Reddit for hidden meanings as soon as the credits roll.
Sep 13, 2020

In true Charlie Kaufman fashion, the director’s newest film, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” crafts a brilliant and rich narrative that makes very little sense. With a...

NYU Welcome 2020 signs deck the stairs at NYUs Kimmel Center for University Life during Welcome Week. Although all Welcome Week events have been virtual, Welcome Week leaders found ways to modify the traditional in-person events into a virtual experience for students. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: How the NYU Welcome Team Went Virtual

Sep 13, 2020

NYU Welcome 2020 signs deck the stairs at NYU's Kimmel Center for University Life during Welcome Week. Although all Welcome Week events have been virtual, Welcome Week leaders found ways to modify the...

Trump’s WeChat Ban Is Xenophobic

Trump’s WeChat Ban Is Xenophobic

The ban of the Chinese messaging app WeChat could have disastrous effects on the Chinese immigrant community.
Sep 10, 2020

After the news broke that President Donald Trump was set on banning TikTok in America, the app’s myriad of devoted followers spoke out against the injunction with semi-religious...

An illustration of a megaphone with a red handle. Written in orange on the megaphone are the words “Staff Rants.”

Staff Rants: Back To School

From the big workload to Zoom complaints, our staff has a lot of feelings about the first week of classes.
Sep 9, 2020

On the Lack of Anonymity  Alexandria Johnson, Deputy Managing Editor  Maybe it's just me, but why do I need to put my camera on for every class? I'm in my senior year juggling...

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development is located at 82 Washington Square East. In a school-wide email, the schools Dean Jack H. Knott announced the creation of the Office of Equity, Belonging, and Community Action at Steinhardt, which will be led by Vice Dean E. Kirkland. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Steinhardt Dean Reveals Creation of Office of Equity, Belonging and Community Action

Sep 8, 2020

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development is located at 82 Washington Square East. In a school-wide email, the school's Dean Jack H. Knott announced the creation of the Office of Equity,...

For years, Washington Square Park has acted as a hub for social gatherings. In light of social distancing precautions, the midnight rave earlier last weekend raised multiple concerns on students ignoring guidelines. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Rave at Washington Square Park Sparks Outrage and Confusion at NYU

Sep 7, 2020

For years, Washington Square Park has acted as a hub for social gatherings. In light of social distancing precautions, the midnight "rave" earlier last weekend raised multiple concerns on students ignoring...

An illustration of a megaphone with a red handle. Written in orange on the megaphone are the words “Staff Rants.”

Staff Rants: Coronavirus

From the loss of indoor seating to general annoyance, our staff has a lot to say about the coronavirus.
Sep 2, 2020

On The Loss of Public Seating  Helen Wajda, Opinion Editor One thing living through a pandemic has taught me is that I rely entirely too much on public seating to get me...

Transfers’ Journal

Transfers’ Journal

A collection of short narratives that give an insight into the lives of transfer students, discussing the concepts of transferring from another university or another school within NYU, where it is often difficult to situate in.
May 7, 2020

Journal Entry #1 By Ashley Wu Admitting that I was lonely felt like defeat. When I transferred to NYU in the fall of my sophomore year, I ignored all the warnings from my friends...

Staff Rants and Raves: The Last of the Semester

Staff Rants and Raves: The Last of the Semester

Here's our staff’s random thoughts before we finish the end of the semester.
May 6, 2020

Rants On Apartment Heating Abby Hofstetter, Managing Editor Contrary to popular belief, I’m generally an agreeable person. I don’t really complain when things aren’t...

Congress Needs to Provide Stimulus Checks for Mixed-Status Families

Congress Needs to Provide Stimulus Checks for Mixed-Status Families

Congress needs to expand aid packages to include American citizens that make up mixed-status families.
May 5, 2020

By now, it is common knowledge that the CARES Act discriminates against undocumented immigrants. A few weeks ago, Secretary of Education Besty DeVos cut funding for DACA recipients...

Teachers Deserve Better Pay in Crisis

Teachers Deserve Better Pay in Crisis

The chaos of transitioning to online learning calls for state and federal governments to reevaluate — and subsequently raise — teachers’ salaries.
May 3, 2020

Since the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic, many schools across the United States have responded by closing their doors for the remainder of the academic year. As a result,...

Many universities have placed their campuses in NYC. College students from NYC schools recently spoke with local and state officials about various issues they currently face. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Elected Officials Address NYC College Students’ Pandemic Concerns

May 4, 2020

Many universities have placed their campuses in NYC. College students from NYC schools recently spoke with local and state officials about various issues they currently face. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Staff Rants: Books

Staff Rants: Books

From John Green to “Little House on the Prairie” — here’s our staff’s takes on books.
Apr 29, 2020

On John Green Jake Capriotti, Photo Editor Why is it that between late 2013 and mid-2015 it seemed the internet had a collective crush on John Green? I will admit that I...

DACA Recipients Deserve Aid

DACA Recipients Deserve Aid

Congress must reverse Betsy DeVos’s decision to ban DACA recipients from receiving financial aid during the pandemic.
Apr 28, 2020

Fearing deportation from federal agencies like the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and failing to distribute protection to immigrant workers are just two of other examples...

A student prepares for another week of online classes. As Zoom has become the new platform for online classes, students continue to struggle with the lack of a classroom environment. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Online Classes Find Difficulties in Engagement

Apr 26, 2020

A student prepares for another week of online classes. As Zoom has become the new platform for online classes, students continue to struggle with the lack of a classroom environment. (Staff Photo by Jake...

The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon is a highly sought after internship by NYU students. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the way students are looking for summer internships. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: The Uncertain Future of Summer Internships

Apr 26, 2020

The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon is a highly sought after internship by NYU students. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the way students are looking for summer internships. (Staff Photo...

Staff Rants: Drinks

Staff Rants: Drinks

From milk to kombucha — here’s our staff’s hot takes on drinks.
Apr 23, 2020

On Black Coffee Helen Wajda, Deputy Opinion Editor I love coffee as much as the next person, but I will never understand how anyone can drink it black. Maybe I’m drinking...

The Moscow Rules is a 2019 novel about the Cold War written by Antonio and Jonna Mendez, two of the most decorated CIA officers. Through their command of language and compelling narratives, Jonna and Tony Mendez capture the innovation of CIA operations that occurred at the core of America’s adversary. (Staff Photo by Nicole Chiarella)

‘The Moscow Rules’: A Subtle and Declassified Account of the CIA

Written by two decorated CIA officers, “The Moscow Rules” provides insight into the tactics carried out by the CIA during the Cold War.
Apr 21, 2020

Editor’s Note: The facts presented in “The Moscow Rules” were not independently verified by WSN. The following is a review of the book as it is presented. In the chaos...

Melissa Chiarella wears an old T-shirt that she repurposed into a face mask. As the scarcity of PPE persists, this quick craft could be a helpful addition to your list of quarantine activities. (Photo by Melissa Chiarella)

How to Make Face Masks Out of T-Shirts

To combat the national shortage of face masks, people got creative with making their own gear. After just a few steps, you’ll learn how to make a face mask from a t-shirt.
Apr 16, 2020

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, face masks carried a different meaning: when someone suggested making one, it was typically from dark chocolate or honey, not a t-shirt. However,...

Staff Rants and Raves: Movies

Staff Rants and Raves: Movies

From Lizzie McGuire to Lady Bird — here’s what our staff thinks about movies.
Apr 15, 2020

Rants On Issues With “Blue Is The Warmest Color” Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Deputy Managing Editor When I was younger, closeted and in total denial about my own queerness,...

Washington Square Park is a centerpiece of on campus student life. Students have begun to worry about the possibility of a virtual fall semester and not returning to campus. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Students Concerned Over Possibility of a Remote Fall Semester

Apr 15, 2020

Washington Square Park is a centerpiece of on campus student life. Students have begun to worry about the possibility of a virtual fall semester and not returning to campus. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Necessity of Ensuring Safety of Essential Workers

Necessity of Ensuring Safety of Essential Workers

The federal government needs to distribute hazard pay to essential employees who are sacrificing their health during the pandemic.
Apr 14, 2020

Millions of essential workers have continued to work during the pandemic and have kept the country running day after day. But by doing so, many are putting themselves and their...

Staff Rants and Raves: Fruit

Staff Rants and Raves: Fruit

From durians to watermelon — here’s what our staff thinks about fruit.
Apr 8, 2020

Rants On Eaten Fruits Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Deputy Managing Editor This is going to be an opinion as unpopular as my previous hot take on apples, however, this needs to...

The Pandemic Calls for More Mental Health Care

The Pandemic Calls for More Mental Health Care

As social isolation measures persist, there needs to be more access to mental health resources to help individuals grapple with the challenges presented by COVID-19.
Apr 7, 2020

Just weeks ago, NYU asked many of us to leave our dorms. COVID-19 was spreading rapidly and soon transformed the city into the next epicenter. Many students, myself included, reacted...

Its title can be deceiving. 5 Seconds of Summer dropped their latest studio album last Friday. (Staff Illustration by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: 5 Seconds of Summer’s “CALM” Is Anything But

Apr 1, 2020

Its title can be deceiving. 5 Seconds of Summer dropped their latest studio album last Friday. (Staff Illustration by Jake Capriotti)

Restaurants Need More Relief

Restaurants Need More Relief

If small restaurants are going to survive the pandemic, they’ll need more financial relief from the federal and state governments.
Mar 31, 2020

Because of the spread of COVID-19, government leaders like New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo have enacted social distancing measures to protect people from contracting the virus....

On Sunday, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo extended New York State On PAUSE, a policy mandating non-essential workers remain at home until at least April 15. Small business owners wonder about the future of their livelihoods and many are concerned about the strain on their income. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: New Yorkers Reflect on the PAUSE

Mar 29, 2020

On Sunday, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo extended New York State On PAUSE, a policy mandating non-essential workers remain at home until at least April 15. Small business owners wonder about the...

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many institutions including NYU, have turned to Zoom, the video conferencing platform for the transition to online learning. Zoom’s suspicious privacy policies have come under scrutiny. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Zoom Updates Privacy Policy After Criticism

Apr 2, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many institutions including NYU, have turned to Zoom, the video conferencing platform for the transition to online learning. Zoom’s suspicious privacy policies have come...

Staff Rants and Raves: Self-Quarantine

Staff Rants and Raves: Self-Quarantine

Here’s our staff’s struggles and joys while in isolation.
Mar 25, 2020

Rants On Parents Jake Capriotti, Photo Editor Being home in Arizona under quarantine has me worried. Not only am I not allowed to leave the house because of quarantine,...

Provide Resources for Undocumented Immigrants

Provide Resources for Undocumented Immigrants

During this pandemic, it’s essential that undocumented immigrants aren’t left behind.
Mar 24, 2020

The recent pandemic has not only sent medical experts and doctors scrambling to find solutions, but has also hit undocumented immigrants in the U.S. with overwhelming burden. During...

Online gift cards, donations, live streams and more are still viable options during this time. The WSN Arts desk lists some ways you can still support independent artists from a safe social distance. (Staff Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

How to Support New York’s Vibrant Independent Arts Scene

Even though New York is on pause, that doesn’t mean you still can’t support your favorite local bookstore or movie theater from home.
Mar 23, 2020

One week ago, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered New York City movie theaters to shut down as part of many initiatives to hopefully “flatten the curve.” Earlier in...

A student packs up their belongings in Clark Hall, a residence hall in Brooklyn Heights. NYU dorm halls are reportedly to be used to remedy hospital bed shortages. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: NYU Dorms May House Coronavirus Patients

Mar 18, 2020

A student packs up their belongings in Clark Hall, a residence hall in Brooklyn Heights. NYU dorm halls are reportedly to be used to remedy hospital bed shortages. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Staff Rants: Online Classes

Staff Rants: Online Classes

NYU students have been taking classes online since Wednesday, March 11. Hear our staff’s experiences on the situation.
Mar 12, 2020

On Arriving Early Helen Wajda, Deputy Opinion Editor I’ve never been more uncomfortable than the five minutes before class started where it was just me, my professor and...

The NYC skyline is one of the many recognizable icons of the city. Mayor Bill de Blasio stated today that NYC will not go under quarantine in response to rumors floating around amidst increasing COVID-19 cases in the city. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Despite Rumors, New York City Will Not Be Quarantined

Mar 12, 2020

The NYC skyline is one of the many recognizable icons of the city. Mayor Bill de Blasio stated today that NYC will not go under quarantine in response to rumors floating around amidst increasing COVID-19...

The Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway hosts the award-winning musical Hamilton created by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Since a Broadway usher has reported testing positive for COVID-19, Broadway is now shutting down.(Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Coronavirus Closes the Curtains on Broadway

Mar 12, 2020

The Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway hosts the award-winning musical Hamilton created by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Since a Broadway usher has reported testing positive for COVID-19, Broadway is now shutting...

Stop Diet Eurocentrism

Stop Diet Eurocentrism

As dietitians and public health officials constantly search for solutions to fix America’s health, they need to include more dishes from a variety of cuisines, rather than solely promoting the Eurocentric diet.
Mar 10, 2020

Growing up with a mother as a dietitian, my relationship with food was different than most. The daily spoonful of flaxseed (not in a smoothie or muffin but straight up ground fiber)...

Gallatin senior Lily Hitelman and CAS junior Alexandra Daley are co-captains of the NYU equestrian team. The team had four riders qualify for their regionals. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Yes, NYU Has an Equestrian Team

Mar 8, 2020

Gallatin senior Lily Hitelman and CAS junior Alexandra Daley are co-captains of the NYU equestrian team. The team had four riders qualify for their regionals. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week.(Illustration by Rachel Buigas-Lopez)

Weekly Radio Roundup: Feb. 29 – March 6

The most exciting singles that came out over the course of the week.
Mar 6, 2020

The transition to March and change in weather beckons a sonic shift. Thus, this edition of Weekly Radio Roundup showcases musical experimentation on behalf of well-known artists...

Staff Rants and Raves: Food

Staff Rants and Raves: Food

From under-portioned grains to juice cleanses, our staff has a lot of strong feelings about food.
Mar 5, 2020

Rants On Lack of Grains Emily Dai, Deputy Opinion Editor How come whenever I go to any establishment that sells make your own bowls, the server gives the person in front...

Student loan applications are a common experience faced by many university students worrying about tuition costs.  A recent report comparing NYU, Howard University, and New Mexico State has shown that students attending predominantly black or hispanic-serving institutions face higher costs from private companies determining creditworthiness. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Report Reveals Discriminatory Practices on Students’ Loans

Mar 2, 2020

Student loan applications are a common experience faced by many university students worrying about tuition costs. A recent report comparing NYU, Howard University, and New Mexico State has shown that...

Tisch sophomore Christian Corpening gives tarot card readings for other students. He was introduced to the practice last year in Washington Square Park. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Student Tarot Card Readers Unveil Their Supernatural Beliefs

Mar 2, 2020

Tisch sophomore Christian Corpening gives tarot card readings for other students. He was introduced to the practice last year in Washington Square Park. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

The Fried Chicken Sandwich and Phat See Eiw are both served by Uncle Boons. This new Asian-fusion restaurant is located in Little Italy. (Photo by Ria Mittal)

Photo: Doesn’t Get Finer Than Thai Diner

Mar 2, 2020

The Fried Chicken Sandwich and Phat See Eiw are both served by Uncle Boons. This new Asian-fusion restaurant is located in Little Italy. (Photo by Ria Mittal)

Tandon senior Riley Demps dribbles the ball, looking for a chance to pass during practice. The mens basketball team ended a tough but rewarding season. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: NYU Men’s Basketball's Disappointing End

Mar 2, 2020

Tandon senior Riley Demps dribbles the ball, looking for a chance to pass during practice. The men's basketball team ended a tough but rewarding season. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week.(Illustration by Rachel Buigas-Lopez)

Weekly Radio Roundup: Feb. 22 – Feb. 28

The most exciting singles that came out over the course of the week.
Feb 28, 2020

A wave of lovely strangeness prevails in this week’s edition of Weekly Radio Roundup. From The Weeknd’s latest late-night atmospheric melody to the airy sounds of The 1975’s...

Staff Rants and Raves: Language

Staff Rants and Raves: Language

From the unnecessary and stupid rules to the struggles of learning and speaking, here’s what our staff has to say on languages.
Feb 27, 2020

Rants On Creative Use of Punctuation Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Deputy Managing Editor Dear Creative Writing student, please, pretty please (!), stop NOT putting punctuation...

A distinct sign labels a Tandon building. Tandon was recently awarded for advancing womens participation in computer science industries. (Via NYU Tandon)

Photo: Tandon Receives Award for Increasing Women’s Role in Computing Fields

Feb 28, 2020

A distinct sign labels a Tandon building. Tandon was recently awarded for advancing women's participation in computer science industries. (Via NYU Tandon)

The famous Washington Square Park arch is a must-see sight on NYU’s no-wall campus. Not walking under it has also been the one tradition the university shares for years. (Staff photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Walking Under the Arch: Fact or Fiction?

Feb 24, 2020

The famous Washington Square Park arch is a must-see sight on NYU’s no-wall campus. Not walking under it has also been the one tradition the university shares for years. (Staff photo by Jake Capriotti)

Marriage is a central theme in the Canadian singer’s newest album. However, despite promising an epic project to fans, Bieber’s “Changes” falls short of expectations.
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Photo: Justin Bieber Reached His Apex, It’s Not ‘Changes’

Feb 24, 2020

Marriage is a central theme in the Canadian singer’s newest album. However, despite promising an epic project to fans, Bieber’s “Changes” falls short of expectations. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Staff Rants: TV Shows

Staff Rants: TV Shows

We’ve all binged a show, even though we know we shouldn’t. Here’s what our staff has to say about the Golden Age of TV — or so they say.
Feb 21, 2020

On Netflix-Induced Pain Jake Capriotti, Photo Editor As a young boy growing up in Arizona, I was not fond of many television shows. One show that I was emotionally invested...

The Etiquette of Satire

The Etiquette of Satire

Comedians need to be aware of the potential harm that ridiculing an event can have on their viewers.
Feb 19, 2020

With loads of homework, popcorn, pancakes and no motivation to do anything, cajoled my friends into watching the Academy Award nominated film, "Jojo Rabbit". For those who haven’t...

Liberal Studies sophomore Victoria Abraham runs an Instagram page called @fat_fab_feminist. She aims to encourage the acceptance of all body types. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Meet the LS Sophomore Calling For Fat Liberation

Feb 18, 2020

Liberal Studies sophomore Victoria Abraham runs an Instagram page called @fat_fab_feminist. She aims to encourage the acceptance of all body types. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Now in their 30th year, Mercer St. Books & Records carries new and used books, as well as LPs. Local bookstores like this one are small businesses that are often overlooked in the city. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Photo: Support Your OG Bookstores

Feb 18, 2020

Now in their 30th year, Mercer St. Books & Records carries new and used books, as well as LPs. Local bookstores like this one are small businesses that are often overlooked in the city. (Staff Photo by...