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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

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Jonathan Mak

Jonathan Mak, Deputy Sports Editor

Jonathan Mak is a sophomore studying Journalism and Psychology at CAS. His mood depends on the Manchester United results, and he can be found obsessing over his fantasy Premier League team, trying to find authentic Southeast Asian food or watching "How I Met Your Mother." Send fantasy PL tips or invites to pick-up football games to @_jonmak on Instagram and @_jonathanmak_ on X, formerly Twitter.

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Men’s volleyball heading to conference playoffs, baseball splits UAA matchup and other news

Here’s what you need to know from the past week in NYU athletics. This week: April 1 - 7.
Honor Culpepper and Jonathan Mak April 8, 2024

Baseball NYU’s baseball team won two and lost two games in its second UAA four-game matchup against Emory University this weekend, April 5-7, in Staten Island, New York.  On...

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Men’s volleyball honors seniors, track and field win multiple meets and other news

Here’s what you need to know from the past week in NYU athletics. This week: March 25 - 31.
Jonathan Mak, Deputy Sports Editor April 1, 2024

Baseball NYU’s baseball team lost its first UAA matchup this past weekend in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Violets lost the quadruple-header 1-3 against Washington University...

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Women’s basketball wins national championship, men’s swimming completes season with highest-ever finish and other news

Here’s what you need to know from the past two weeks in NYU athletics. This week: March 18 - 24.
Jonathan Mak, Deputy Sports Editor March 25, 2024

Basketball The women’s basketball team is returning home as the NCAA Division III champions, marking the second time it has earned the title in its history.  The Violets...

A man in a maroon shirt with white graphics leans on the plastic rope-like border of a boxing ring. He wears a wrapped, black, velcro glove on his right hand, with his hands laced together in front of him.

From Bobst to boxing: NYU’s up-and-coming student-athlete

A look into the life of NYC’s No. 1 Light Heavyweight Champion, NYU student Sean O’Bradaigh.
Jonathan Mak, Deputy Sports Editor March 1, 2024

NYU real estate student Sean O’Bradaigh is one of the country’s top light heavyweight amateur boxers. His record, currently at 19-7, earned him a membership with the New York...

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NYU Athletics unveils new indoor baseball training facility

The new facility “helps level out the playing field” for NYU’s baseball team, removing the need for multi-hour commutes.
Jonathan Mak, Deputy Sports Editor March 1, 2024

NYU opened the new Branca Family Baseball Facility in the Palladium Hall Athletic Facility on Thursday, Feb. 29. The indoor training facility includes two batting cages fitted...

A girl in a white jersey that says “Violets” and the number 13 is jumping and hitting a volleyball over the net. Two women from the opposing team with red jerseys are jumping and trying to block the ball on the other side of the net.

Violets volleyball win second UAA title in three years

The NYU women’s volleyball team beat first seed Emory University in a tense UAA championship game.
Jonathan Mak, Staff Writer November 21, 2023

The NYU women’s volleyball team clinched their second UAA title in the last three years on Nov. 11 in Atlanta, Georgia. They faced off against previous winners and host Emory...

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NYU women’s basketball looking for NCAA redemption

After making the Elite Eight two years in a row, the Violets set their sights on a national championship.
Jonathan Mak, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

The NYU women’s basketball team won their second consecutive UAA title last season and made the Elite Eight — the final eight teams in the NCAA — for the second year. They...

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NYU women’s volleyball dominates in start of the season

The Violets have impressed in early plays, but conference games might prove to be a different challenge.
Jonathan Mak, Staff Writer October 5, 2023

The NYU women’s volleyball team has made an impressive start to the season with a 15-2 record overall, an even better start than its roughly 10-3 record at the same stage last...

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NYU men’s volleyball falls at first hurdle in UVC quarterfinals

The Violets were unable to break their three-game losing streak, going 2-3 in the opening round of the tournament.
Jonathan Mak, Staff Writer April 21, 2023

The NYU men’s volleyball team finished its season with a loss against St. John Fisher University in the quarterfinals of the United Volleyball Conference Championship on Friday,...

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NYU men’s volleyball hopes to end regular season on a positive note

After a string of tough losses throughout the season, the Violets look to bounce back in the regular season finale.
Jonathan Mak, Staff Writer April 4, 2023

The NYU men’s volleyball team is looking to redeem itself at Springfield College following a loss to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in which the Engineers overcame their...

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Six places that take the d(airy) out of desserts

Forget the Lactaid. With these delicious desserts, you will never suffer again.
Jonathan Mak, Contributing Writer March 2, 2023

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NYU women’s basketball ready for a deep NCAA tournament run

Having gained a share of the UAA title, the Violets are looking to go the distance and bring home a championship.
Jonathan Mak, Staff Writer February 20, 2023

Down to just one game left in the regular season, NYU’s women’s basketball has already secured its place in the NCAA Division III tournament. After a close 64-60 win over Emory...

Five doughnuts from Dunkin’ rest in an orange box on a light brown wooden table. Out of the four doughnuts, two are glazed with white icing and sprinkles, one is glazed with pink frosting and sprinkles, one is glazed with brown frosting and sprinkles, and the last one is plain glazed. A book can be seen in the distant background towards the right corner of the image.

Do-nut say no to these doughnuts

Tired of running on Dunkin’? Here are some new places to fill the doughnut-shaped hole in your stomach.
Jonathan Mak, Contributing Writer December 15, 2022

New York City is famous for the bagels, while its brother, the doughnut, has been cast aside. Whether they’re jelly-filled or classic glazed, doughnuts are a go-to for any occasion....

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