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A vial and syringe, used to administer vaccinations. (via Wikimedia Commons)

Researchers Combat Anti-Vax Myths After Measles Outbreak

The Vaccine Ethics Project aims to promote vaccine advocacy in the midst of an increasingly popular anti-vax movement that led to the latest measles outbreak in Brooklyn.
Marie-Louise Onga Nana, Contributing Writer Apr 15, 2019

After a months-long measles outbreak, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public emergency in Brooklyn and made vaccines mandatory last week. Of the 465 cases reported...

Ongoing construction on 181 Mercer St, on track to be used as student dormitories in 2022. (Photos by Euan Prentis)

Another $863 Million Toward NYU’s Expansion

NYU has faced criticism in the past for seeking to expand its boundaries through initiatives like the 2031 expansion plan — bonds recently received from a state agency will be used to continue these efforts.
Marie-Louise Onga Nana, Staff Writer Mar 12, 2019

NYU, like other universities, is constantly expanding. Unlike other universities, it recently borrowed almost $863 million in bonds through the Dormitory Authority of the State...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

Founder of Viral McMansions Blog Talks Sustainability, Architecture

Kate Wagner, the founder of the blog McMansion Hell, gave a talk in GCASL last week on the absurd nature of McMansions.
Marie-Louise Onga Nana, Contributing Writer Feb 26, 2019

McMansions are a staple of upper middle class suburbia. Notoriously built with a disregard for architectural consistency, the large houses have become the joke of the modern neighborhood. Kate...

A student swipes through the IGTV home. (Photo Illustration by Alana Beyer)

Work for Instagram — In Class

Real World classes give students the opportunity to show their projects to companies like Instagram and Facebook.
Marie-Louise Onga Nana, Contributing Writer Feb 25, 2019

A course called Instagram Real World might be one of the most NYU things ever written into the course guide. But there may be more than meets the eye about the class that uses...

Global liberal studies freshmen Marie-Louise Onga Nana wears colorful eyeshadow for a week.

I Wore Colorful Eyeshadow for Seven Days

Letting my true colors shine through makeup.
Marie-Louise Onga Nana, Contributing Writer Feb 20, 2019

Vivid pinks, yellows and neon greens were splashed across the BH Cosmetics Take Me To Brazil Palette inspired by Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. I bought it a year ago the with the...