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Mayee Yeh

Mayee Yeh, Identity & Equity Editor

Mayee Yeh is a junior studying linguistics and applied psychology. When not writing, they're probably trying to catch up on the Wordle archive or listening to not-BDSM podcasts. You can find them on Instagram @mayeeyeh.

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An anterior view of a lot the size of a New York City house filled with racks of clothes and tables for jewelry and other smaller items with graffiti on the wall in the background.

Ludlow Flea Market offers unique, sustainable pieces at affordable prices

Stories from a vibrant community of upcyclers and secondhand fashion enthusiasts who've set up shop in the Lower East Side.
April 29, 2022

The Ludlow Flea Market at 159 Ludlow St., a 20-minute walk from NYU’s Washington Square Park campus, was my first secondhand shopping experience. I had absolutely no idea what...

A bird’s-eye view of the Bobst atrium: a DJ and dance pool to the left; the entrance to Bobst and an ice sculpture to the right

Violet Gala and Ball bring back high school prom nostalgia

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Violet Gala and Ball are back, Bobst transformation and all.
April 25, 2022

Nearly 300 students were seated inside a tent in the middle of Gould Plaza on Saturday night. Most were dressed in their best suits, cocktail dresses or floor-length gowns....

An illustration of the homepage of Albert, NYU’s online class registration portal. A purple horizontal box with white text reading “NYU” is at the top. Under this it reads “Albert,” and there is a purple shopping cart to the right side of the illustration.

How to survive course registration season

A guide to not being miserable next semester if your dream class fills up or you simply forget to register for classes. 
April 25, 2022

Stowed away in my Google Drive is a document titled “Life Plans.” While admittedly a bit dramatic for its contents, it used to contain four combinations of classes for four...

Three gala attendees in blazers and turtlenecks chatting under the purple lights of the V100 Gala event.

V100 is a better spirit week than your high school’s

If you didn’t know what V100 was before, here’s your quick guide to NYU’s spirit week events.
April 18, 2022

I’ve never had school pride. My high school’s name was synonymous with its top Science Olympiad team, much like NYU is known for its Sternies and Tischies. Never falling into...

An illustration of two characters from Disney’s “Turning Red” hugging one another. On the left, Mei Lee as a Red Panda and on the right Mei Lee as a human.

Review: More than fluff, ‘Turning Red’ is a soft look at growing up and generational struggles

Pixar’s “Turning Red” explores the delicate balance between Asian family legacy and discovering one’s own identity, especially when that journey doesn’t fit into traditional ideas of success.
March 30, 2022

Spoiler warning: This article includes spoilers for “Turning Red.” From parental standards to the wonders of puberty, “Turning Red'” presents a relatable story about...

(Staff Illustration by Natalia Palacino Camargo)

From classmates to friends to lovers

Getting in a relationship wasn’t on my 2021 bingo card, but here we are.
February 14, 2022

My boyfriend and I like to constantly ask one another how we ended up as we did: Dating right before finals were in full swing, with what is currently half of our relationship...

First floor, Heights Lounge at Silver Center. (Staff Photo by Mayee Yeh)

Photo: Your guide to NYU’s Quick Stops

February 7, 2022

First floor, Heights Lounge at Silver Center. (Staff Photo by Mayee Yeh)