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All content by Josie Leach
A bowl of grains with tofu and lettuce, with a hand squeezing a lemon over it. The sauces next to the bowl are “APPLE CIDER VINEGAR,” “PESTO,” “HOT SAUCE” and “Mustard.

Grain bowls are the quick and tasty scheduling solution you need

As many NYU students struggle with busy schedules and consistent cooking, here’s a step-by-step guide to crafting the perfect grain bowl for quick and easy meal prep.
Josie Leach, Contributing Writer March 29, 2024

Going off of the meal plan this year has meant a lot of trial and error in my kitchen, and coming up with new recipe ideas that don’t require much time or complicated culinary...

A collage of four books. The top left is “Happy Hour” by Marlowe Granados. The top right is “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” by Gabrielle Zevin. The bottom left is “Okay, Cupid” by Mason Deaver. The bottom right is “Prep” by Curtis Sittenfeld.

Books beyond Bobst: A summer-set novel, an unconventional love story and more

Books beyond Bobst is a book-rec column highlighting what NYU students are reading now, outside of their classes. If you’re in need of a new read, look no further.

“Happy Hour” by Marlowe Granados — Alexa Donovan, Deputy Arts Editor New York in the summer has a particular feeling to it. The feeling may just be one of thick,...

A white and green sign on a white wall. It says, “Organics,” and has images of food items and utensils on it. Beneath it, there are two black garbage bins that have “Thank You,” written on them in white letters.

Opinion: NYU Residence halls need composting bins

While NYU dining halls allow students to compost their meals, these efforts are fruitless without bringing compost bins into dorms as well.
Josie Leach, Contributing Writer December 1, 2023

On the corner of my kitchen counter, next to my roommate’s fancy coffee maker, sits a small white bowl crammed with moldy food scraps. Though no one has explicitly said it, I...

(Illustration by Aaliya Luthra)

Ranked: Students who study abroad

If you haven’t met one of them, then you probably are one of them.
Josie Leach, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

As the school year comes to an end, it is time for study abroad kids to start making their way back to the United States. Whether they loved or hated their time abroad, those of...

A collage of two photos of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy from two different angles.

What NYU Doesn’t Tell You: Florence

Here is a comprehensive guide to help you master Florence during your semester abroad.
Josie Leach, Staff Writer April 26, 2023

“What NYU doesn’t tell you” is a series started by the Abroad desk meant to share advice on the ins and outs of the cities where NYU students study abroad. Welcome to...

An illustration of a person sitting on a suitcase holding her phone. Text on the phone reads “FLIGHT CANCELLED.”

Travel horror stories: What not to do

Three students studying at NYU Florence share their travel disasters, and offer tips for how to avoid making the same mistakes.
Josie Leach, Staff Writer March 21, 2023

One of the most appealing aspects of studying abroad is the ability to constantly travel. While some dislike the pressure to travel, weekend excursions and day trips make the average...