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Tens of high school students march across a sidewalk in front of a building with a NYU banner on an overcast day. Two people are draped in the transgender flag, wearing it like a cape

Teenagers push for trans rights at Union Square vigil

A vigil-turned-march in Union Square on Friday commemorated the life of Brianna Ghey, a transgender teenager who was killed in England last week, before rallying for increased protections for transgender youth.
Griffin Eckstein, Contributing Writer Feb 20, 2023

Dozens gathered in Union Square on Friday, Feb. 17 to mourn the death of 16-year-old Brianna Ghey, a transgender girl who died in England earlier this month after being stabbed...

Dozens of cookies laid out on a white table. In the background is a white and brown bottle of low fat milk, a black-and-white can of ice cream, and a pink piece of merchandise. (Jennifer Ren for WSN)

Insomnia Cookies college monopoly may Crumbl

Crumbl Cookies has recently opened its first New York City location, but the popular franchise may not survive in the saturated Manhattan cookie market.
Griffin Eckstein, Contributing Writer Nov 11, 2022

Almost three months after I had my last Crumbl cookie, I heard the news that the dessert chain would be expanding into New York City. The announcement brought me right back to...

An illustration of the landing page of Reddit. The logo and the name “Reddit” is on the left.. Underneath that, it says “New York University.” Beneath this, there are multiple threads, including titles like “Best Freshman Advice” and other N.Y.U. related forums.

The most helpful posts on r/nyu

The NYU subreddit offers a look into university student life, along with some great advice.
Griffin Eckstein, Contributing Writer Nov 3, 2022

The NYU subreddit, an online forum of students and community members, can be a great place to learn helpful tips from upperclassmen, find new spots around campus and bond with...

An illustration of a COVID-19 vaccination card in the background. In the foreground is a half-full syringe on the left and a bottle of COVID-19 vaccine on the right.

Updated COVID booster soon available at NYU, but not yet required

While NYU is preparing to offer the new COVID-19 booster shot soon, it has not yet decided whether to require the shot for students, faculty or staff.
Allison Chow and Griffin Eckstein Sep 12, 2022

Starting this week, all members of the NYU community are eligible for an updated booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. The new boosters from Moderna and Pfizer, which were approved...