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Mayee Yeh, Deputy Managing Editor

Mayee Yeh is a senior studying linguistics and applied psychology. When not writing, they're probably trying to finish their thesis, listening to not-BDSM podcasts, or just trying their best.

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Review: Romance is dead, but ‘Romantic Killer’ brought it back

In an absurd subversion of the high school love story, “Romantic Killer” brings a refreshing take on the shōjo protagonist archetype.
Nov 16, 2022

The Netflix manga-to-streaming adaptation, “Romantic Killer,” embodies the charming fuzzies of a romantic comedy without forcibly shoving that gooey love down your throat.  During...

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Culture’s cult choices: H Mart

The best items to buy at H Mart, according to the most refined taste buds at WSN.
Oct 18, 2022

Whether we’re on our way to the WSN office or grabbing dinner on the way home, H Mart is the go-to place for food for the culture desk. H Mart is a New York City staple grocery...

Three people stand on top of a white van which has the text “BIRDS AREN’T REAL” pasted on its side, parked near the Washington Square Arch. A crowd of protestors holds up signs behind the van. Four New York City police officers stand on the other side facing the protesters.

Birds Aren’t Real protest flocks to Washington Square Park

Conspiracy group Birds Aren’t Real held its largest protest to date to prove an avian surveillance state on Saturday, Oct. 15.
Oct 17, 2022

Tisch first-year Thomas Powderly started following the Birds Aren’t Real movement in 2020, around the beginning of the pandemic. He had seen the group’s demonstrations —...

The Falafel Bowl and the Chicken Shawarma held up in front of a counter at fresh&co

8 Too Good To Go options near NYU for your next meal

When you’re getting a bit tired of dining hall food, here’s some places to save a few dollars while also saving the planet.
Sep 9, 2022

I honestly don’t remember how or when I downloaded Too Good To Go, but the app has saved my stomach while saving food waste. Users can buy “surprise bags” of surplus food...

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How to make friends as an introvert

When talking to people is tiring, but the fear of missing out can ache more, here’s how to socialize without expending too much energy.
Sep 6, 2022

Trying to put the effort into interpersonal relationships can be draining for many people. If your idea of a fun weekend is wrapping yourself in blankets, putting on some noise...

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A senior’s guide to starting the new semester

Whether you’ve never been in the Big Apple or you’ve perfected your campus routine, here’s how to shake off those first week frazzles.
Sep 2, 2022

With yesterday being my last first day of college, I think I’ve collected enough knowledge to hone in on my pre-semester preparations. I remember being an all-too-excited first-year...

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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.
Apr 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...

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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.
Apr 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....

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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. 
Apr 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...

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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.
Apr 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...

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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.
Mar 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...

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From classmates to friends to lovers

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

Feb 7, 2022

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