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Marina Zheng

Marina Zheng, Features Editor

Marina Zheng is the Features Editor and CAS junior majoring in journalism and art history. Born in Shanghai and raised in the U.S., she hopes to become a travel journalist some day after discovering the depth of her wanderlust during a semester abroad in Prague and a J-term abroad in Buenos Aires. When Marina is not in the office, in the classroom, or at her internship with the New York Observer’s online editorial team, she can be seen reading mystery novels, eating in Koreatown, or strolling through museums. Before the end of her college career, Marina is determined to solidify her Spanish speaking skills, finish War and Peace, and learn how to ride a bike.

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The Weekend: April 3-5

Marina Zheng, Features Editor Apr 2, 2015
Spice up this weekend with some of the best and cheapest events around the city.
Firefighters after an explosion by St. Marks Place. Soon firefighter may be trained for similar situations with ALIVE (Alex Bazeley)

Video: Green House, Tisch Dance Company evacuated during East Village fire

Alex Bazeley, Deputy News Editor Mar 26, 2015

NYU students were evacuated Thursday afternoon from Green House at Seventh Street Residence Hall and the Tisch Dance Company on Second Avenue following a massive explosion and...

Emma Spett is the vice-president of EarthMatters.

Emma Spett

Marina Zheng Mar 12, 2015

Three days before the People’s Climate March this past September, Emma Spett stood in a crowd of 400 NYU students at Kimmel to hear the event’s organizer Bill McKibben speak...

NYU researchers collaborated with East China Normal University to explore the effects of urban design on obesity in China.

Photo: Walmart wage hike too little, too late

Mar 2, 2015

NYU researchers collaborated with East China Normal University to explore the effects of urban design on obesity in China.

Buenos Aires after dark: Top 5 places to party

Marina Zheng, Features Editor Feb 26, 2015

Floreria Atlántico: Upon first glance, Floreria Atlántico looks like a flower shop. But little do passersby know, in the basement there is a dimly lit and intimately sized speakeasy...

Houghton Fall/Winter 2015

Houghton Fall/Winter 2015

Marina Zheng, Features Editor Feb 16, 2015
A review of the Houghton Fall/Winter 2015 collection.
NYU associate professor Jon Freeman, 28,
was recently named one of Forbes Magazines 30 Under 30 for his brain research.

Professor recognized for brain research

Marina Zheng, Features Editor Jan 26, 2015
Jonathan Freeman, an assistant professor in NYU's Department of Psychology, was named in Forbes magazine's "30 under 30" list. Freeman was recognized for his recent work regarding brain mechanisms.