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All content by Juliana Guarracino
Blue crates filled with various fruits and vegetables sit in front of a French grocery store.

Navigating the Paris food scene with dietary restrictions

Students following vegetarian, vegan and halal diets share their experiences and recommendations for finding options at restaurants and grocery stores around Paris.
May 7, 2022

From eclairs to escargots, France is known for its food. For many NYU Paris students, food is a great opportunity to experience French culture. In Parisian fashion, many students...

Students are seen walking down a street by the NYU Paris site in the evening against the backdrop of Parisian architecture.

Students note a lack of support and resources at global sites

For study abroad students to make the world their campus, some students feel NYU needs to provide the proper resources and communication to better ensure their safety, education and mental health abroad.
April 13, 2022

PARIS — NYU promotes its three degree-granting campuses and 12 study away sites to students by claiming that the world is their campus. But as much as NYU seeks to make its global...

A close-up image of a blue-and-yellow Ukrainian flag. In the blue part, the word “Ukraine” is written in Ukrainian in yellow text. In the yellow part, the country’s name is written in English in blue text. On the right, a person’s arm extends into the frame. They are wearing a red-and-black flannel.

NYU Paris students respond to Ukraine war and refugee crisis

Far closer to the war than their New York counterparts, NYU Paris students have been able to get involved more directly with humanitarian efforts than they could have at home.
March 31, 2022

PARIS — Like students around the world, NYU Paris students awoke on Feb. 24 to the startling reality of war in Europe. However, different from New York City, the war in Ukraine...

V Spot Express is located at 12 St. Marks Place. (Staff Photo by Sam Tu)

From chicharrón to cashew-based mac ‘n’ cheese: The ultimate list of vegan restaurants around NYU

Here are some of the best places on or near campus for delicious vegan food to celebrate the start of the semester.
January 24, 2022

If you have ever gone out to eat with a vegan, chances are you have seen them order multiple side dishes, alter a dish until it’s unrecognizable, or settle for the dreaded house...

Zodiac Blacks is an all-women tattoo studio located on 68 Thompson Street in SoHo. Co-owners Britta Christiansen and Alex Sokolov opened Zodiac Black’s in 2020. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Zodiac Black’s: The all-women tattoo studio creating a safe space for art and ink

Watercolor tattoo artist Britta Christiansen and her partner Alex Sokolov opened an inclusive tattoo studio where clients can feel comfortable.
December 10, 2021

Getting a tattoo can be an overwhelming and vulnerable experience. After all, you are trusting someone to ink something that will be on your body forever. At Zodiac Black’s Tattoo...

After NYU sophomore Meghana Kakubal took up baking during the pandemic, she founded Hamsa Cakes, an online baking business. For her desserts, Kakubal blends Indian flavors with popular American baked goods. (Photo by Meghana Kakubal)

Hamsa Cakes: An NYU student’s quarantine baking obsession turned business

CAS sophomore Meghana Kakubal didn’t know how to bake before quarantine. Now, she has a baking business inspired by Indian flavors and art that serves her community and those in need. 
November 3, 2021

You probably remember the baking craze that came with the beginning of quarantine. You might have baked banana bread or a sourdough loaf if you were looking for a challenge. Many...

Pumpkin is known for being versatile with many different recipes. NYU students dish on their favorite pumpkin-based recipes. (Photos by Juliana Guarracino)

NYU students’ go-to pumpkin recipes

NYU students share their favorite pumpkin recipes and what these festive dishes mean to them.
October 29, 2021

The leaves are crunchy, the weather is cool and everything is pumpkin-flavored. Every year, fall ushers in its annual wave of pumpkin-flavored goods. So why not embrace the theme...

Champion Pizza is a renowned New York restaurant with locations in Soho and on 5th Avenue. Hazzi Akdeniz, its founder, wants to give back to the homeless community by donating money and pizza. (Photo by Kevin Wu)

Champion Pizza gives back to the community one slice at a time

Champion Pizza’s founder Hakki Akdeniz serves the homeless by donating money and boxes of pizza.
October 21, 2021

October is National Pizza Month, and no one loves pizza as much as Hakki Akdeniz, founder of Champion Pizza. For him, pizza is more than a meal — it is his passion and his way...

Blossom is a vegan restaurant previously located in Chelsea, NYC. Blossom recently relocated to 72 University Pl. in Greenwich Village. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavlli)

Blossom: For Vegans & Foodies Alike

The Blossom in Chelsea relocated in mid-August, bringing its entirely vegan menu to University Place. Its outpost on Columbus Avenue is still kicking.
September 24, 2020

When I first dined at Blossom four years ago, it seemed too good to be true. I had only recently become vegan, but I had, for the most part, already conquered the challenge of...

NYU students sit distantly around Washington Square Park to complete classwork and to talk to friends. While physically distanced, students have found ways to socialize online. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

First-Years Face a New Social Scene

First-year students share their experiences adapting to new safety protocols while trying to meet their peers.
September 14, 2020

Zoom screens, Netflix parties and numerous group chats may not be how many first year students at NYU envisioned their first few days of college, but they are making the best of...