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Grace Halio

Grace Halio, Editor-at-Large

Grace Halio has spent the past three years working at WSN because her job has an actual title, unlike her concentration in Gallatin. She's studying how journalism and public art can be narratives for social and climate injustice, but has a soft spot in her heart for New York Fashion Week and all things Features Desk. A Long Island native, she could likely live off of bagels. Grace spent her spring 2016 semester studying in Florence, Italy. Unfortunately, she did not turn into Lizzie McGuire; fortunately, she ate a lot of cheese. She looks forward to returning to the motherland. In the meantime, however, you can find her fighting for the necessity of the oxford comma and making pasta for dinner six nights a week. Follow her on Twitter to see her creative 140 character complaints or on Instagram to take a peek at how she spends her free time.

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Concept Korea S/S 2018

Concept Korea S/S 2018

September 8, 2017

Highlighting two emerging designers — LIE and Greedilous — Concept Korea’s Spring/Summer 2018 show at Skylight Clarkson Square buzzed with excitement before the lights...

Activism vs. Organizing and the Politics of Accountability

Activism vs. Organizing and the Politics of Accountability

April 6, 2017
Take a moment and ask yourself — who is your activism helping? Does it continue to effect change after you leave the room? Are you accountable?

Aneesh Ashutosh

From Clubs to Communities
March 23, 2017

On a busy day, you should consider yourself lucky if you can catch Aneesh Ashutosh, a CAS sophomore, on a midday coffee break — you’re more likely to find him in the Leslie...

A speaker talks at the Kimmel Center for University Life, as part of the Sanctuary Campus movement, Wednesday. Tension has been growing among students as NYU President Andrew Hamilton has failed to declare the university a sanctuary campus for undocumented students in response to the hard-line immigration policy being implemented by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Photo: Sanctuary Campus Movement Takes to the Kimmel Stairs

March 2, 2017

A speaker talks at the Kimmel Center for University Life, as part of the Sanctuary Campus movement, Wednesday. Tension has been growing among students as NYU President Andrew Hamilton has failed to declare...

Calvin Luo F/W 2017

Calvin Luo F/W 2017

February 13, 2017

At just 21 years old, Calvin Luo is the youngest person to ever show at NYFW. His “Asexual” collection for Fall/Winter 2017 featured monochromatic hues interspersed with...

Not Your Average Valentines Issue

Not Your Average Valentine’s Issue

February 13, 2017

Whether you believe Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday or the perfect excuse for a mushy date night, the holiday comes every 365 days without fail. But this year being...

These are WSNs top picks for dating apps. What are yours?

Photo: Love Apps for NYU Students

February 13, 2017

These are WSN's top picks for dating apps. What are yours?

Leanne Marshall Fall Winter 2017

Leanne Marshall F/W 2017

February 12, 2017

Leanne Marshall’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection opened with a series of soft gray gowns. The varying necklines — ranging from plunging V’s to halter necks, and one-shoulder...

NYMD Evening Presentation F/W 2017

January 31, 2017

David Naman A conglomerate of classic suiting and sportswear, David Naman’s collection was comprised of soothing earthtones and subtle patterns. Rich, mossy greens stood...

Michael Leonetti

Michael Leonetti

Re-humanizing the Refugee Crisis
December 8, 2016

On Michael Leonetti’s first day in Skala Sikaminias on the island of Lesvos, Greece, he rode around the sparkling Aegean Sea on a small dinghy, sitting atop bags of broken up...

Donald Trumps Twitter feed provides a look into his bubble of conservatism.

Photo: I Tried… Following Only People Donald Trump Follows on Twitter

November 30, 2016

Donald Trump's Twitter feed provides a look into his bubble of conservatism.

There’s more to just packing a passport and the usual items when preparing for studying abroad. Other items such as a travel diary come in handy too.

Photo: What to Pack for Your Semester Abroad

November 8, 2016

There’s more to just packing a passport and the usual items when preparing for studying abroad. Other items such as a travel diary come in handy too.

For some students, cold weather brings with it that all-too-familiar urge to find a significant other.

Photo: Fall Into a Relationship This Cuffing Season

November 1, 2016

For some students, cold weather brings with it that all-too-familiar urge to find a significant other.

A government-issued identification card, IDNYC grants New York City residents access to public libraries, schools, and city services.

Photo: IDNYC Offers Students Affordable Perks Across the City

October 18, 2016

A government-issued identification card, IDNYC grants New York City residents access to public libraries, schools, and city services.

The Galleries Issue

The Galleries Issue

October 17, 2016

NYC’s art scene is hard to miss. With galleries dotting practically every corner in Chelsea to the growing scene south of Houston, there are endless opportunities. Not too keen...

NYC Galleries

October 17, 2016
From the Lower East Side to 10th Ave., NYC is home to a host of galleries that you don't want to miss. Check out our picks!
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Photo: Brooklyn

October 3, 2016

Grace Halio on her little league softball team, the Muckdogs at age 6.

Sound Bites Taught Me Softball

October 3, 2016
Playing NYU intramural softball takes Deputy Managing Editor Grace Halio back to those sweet, sweet little league days.
Tinder Social? Not Social at All

Tinder Social? Not Social at All

September 19, 2016
When you create your own social group and preselect the other group that you’re meeting, it gets rid of the spontaneity in talking to new people.
Bibhu Mohapatra S/S 2017

Bibhu Mohapatra S/S 2017

September 14, 2016

The electronic beats of M.I.A.’s Bird Song resounded through The Dock at Skylight at Moynihan Station for Bibhu Mohapatra’s Spring/Summer 2017 show this afternoon. The...

For Three Days Only, 29Rooms Dazzles: Heres What You Missed

For Three Days Only, 29Rooms Dazzles: Here’s What You Missed

September 14, 2016
Couldn't make it to the second annual, highly Instagrammable 29Rooms this year? Here's what you missed.
Homesick at NYU

Homesick at NYU

September 12, 2016

Homesickness is hard to quantify. They say 21 days is all the time the body needs to adjust to a new routine. Maybe this applies for vegetarianism or a new sleep cycle — but...

Claudia Li S/S 2017

Claudia Li S/S 2017

September 7, 2016

If you’ve ever wondered how to pull off the boxy-but-cute menswear look, take a few cues from Claudia Li’s SS17 collection. The up and coming designer debuted her fourth...

Street Style: A Saturated Market

Street Style: A Saturated Market

September 6, 2016
While street style used to be a place that made fashion more accessible, the streets have quickly become an oversaturated market of similar styles.
Florence: Mercato Centrale, a Mirror of New York

Florence: Mercato Centrale, a Mirror of New York

April 29, 2016
Studying abroad in Florence can make you miss New York, even if you're reluctant to admit it.
A view of the Duomo in Florence on a clear day.

Photo: How Not to Visit Florence

March 31, 2016

A view of the Duomo in Florence on a clear day.

Abroad in Europe

Abroad in Europe

March 21, 2016

NYU’s 13 campuses across the globe span oceans and allow students to hop across continents from one country to the next. It goes without saying that our global network is huge....

A view of the courtyard on the NYU Florence campus where LS first-year Zoe Ozochiawaeze, is currently studying abroad. (Photo by Grace Halio)

‘Eat, Pray, Love’ or Don’t

March 21, 2016

Before I left for Florence, I embraced the idea of the “Eat, Pray, Love” lifestyle a little too much, hanging onto the premise that traveling was all about finding yourself...

Spice Up Those Dorm Decorations!

February 25, 2016
Dorms can get kind of stifling. Use these tips to make them worth coming home to after a long day of class.
Florence: A Photo Gallery of Hiking the Cinque Terre

Florence: A Photo Gallery of Hiking the Cinque Terre

February 23, 2016
A set of photos taken on a trail in Cinque Terre, Italy.

Introducing the WSN Abroad Desk

February 11, 2016
WSN's Abroad Desk goes live. Our newest desk showcases students' experiences studying abroad at NYU's global sites, from personal narratives to video stories.
Arielle Andrews

Arielle Andrews

December 10, 2015

NYU saw the largest public demonstration in its history taking place at the steps of the Kimmel lobby on Nov. 16. Arielle Andrews, CAS senior and president of the Black Student...

What is the box and why are NYU students in such vehement opposition to it?

Photo: The Box: Unboxed

March 28, 2016

What is the box and why are NYU students in such vehement opposition to it?

So what are we?

So what are we?

November 30, 2015

“So what are we?” It’s the question that defines our generation’s attitude toward love and relationships. We ask it of ourselves, our significant others, our hookup buddies:...

Interview with Modern Love editor Dan Jones

November 30, 2015

Dan Jones is the editor of Modern Love, a weekly New York Times column that features personal narratives from people grappling with the concept of love. WSN chatted with Jones...

Graphic by Alexa Wong

Political involvement at NYU

November 2, 2015
Survey shows that most NYU students take to the polls to voice their political positions.
The Zika virus is transmitted to people through mosquito bites.

Photo: NYUAD students win award for shocking mosquito-killing development

October 30, 2015

The Zika virus is transmitted to people through mosquito bites.

The One and Not-Quite-Done Generation

The One and Not-Quite-Done Generation

October 26, 2015
An account of ambiguous relationships, hooking up and the dreaded "catching feelings."
New York Times covered the story of NYU students living in $300 a night hotels.

Life in Affinias is bittersuite at best

October 22, 2015
WSN speaks to Gallatin Sophomore Victor Leonard who lives in NYU housing at the Affinia Hotel to set the record straight about the accommodations.
NYU didnt completely ban the box this past August, and students with previous violations of rape and sexual assault are still allowed to attend the university.

Where to bring the ‘rents during Parents Day

October 22, 2015
A guide to NYC actives after NYU's Alumni and Parent's Day festivities are end.
Classical favorites such as Debussy’s “Clair de la Lune” are very popular study songs.

Staff Recommendations: Music to study by

October 15, 2015
Hunker down for midterm studying with these staff-recommended Spotify playlists.
Staff Recommendations: SNL skits

Staff Recommendations: SNL skits

October 7, 2015
SNL celebrates 41 seasons of late-night sketches, cold openings and Weekend Updates. Reminisce the many generations of actors with these sketch picks from the WSN staff.

The Human Rights Symposium

September 27, 2015
The Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights hosted a symposium on Thursday, September 24.
The future without Yogi aint what it used to be

The future without Yogi ‘ain’t what it used to be’

September 24, 2015
"Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too" --Yogi Berra (1925-2015)
Tenby Spring/Summer 2016

Tenby Spring/Summer 2016

September 15, 2015
Tenby Spring/Summer 2016
Libertine Spring/Summer 2016

Libertine Spring/Summer 2016

September 15, 2015
Libertine Spring/Summer 2016
NYC Syrian refugee solidarity rally in Union Square.

Photo: NYC rally calls on US to support refugees

September 14, 2015

NYC Syrian refugee solidarity rally in Union Square.