New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

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Molly Koch, Opinion Editor

Molly Koch is a junior in Gallatin concentrating in journalism as an art form. They’re fascinated by classical literature and its influence on the power of the written word. When they are not writing, you can find them reading their way through their endless TBR, running along the Hudson or Facetiming their dog.

All content by Molly Koch
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Opinion: Dramatically increasing law enforcement in NYC subways is not the answer to safety concerns

Deploying the National Guard in New York City subway stations is a poor solution to a problem that requires systemic change.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor March 13, 2024

Following a recent crime spike in New York City's subway system — with transit crime up 16.7% compared to this time last year — Gov. Kathy Hochul made the contentious decision...

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Opinion: Spring break couldn’t have come at a worse time

The university’s spring break comes amid a heavy study period, making what is meant to be a relaxing time a stressful one.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor March 13, 2024

Breaks at NYU are usually welcomed by students, who are craving a pause in the never ending cycle of assignments, exams, work and classes they go through for weeks on end. But...

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Opinion: NYU Votes needs to take more initiative this election season

The university’s voter engagement program has been notably absent, and needs to be revived this presidential election season.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor March 11, 2024

With the presidential primaries currently running their entertaining albeit tedious course, there's one factor that has noticeably been missing in the eyes of the NYU community...

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Staff Rants: Springing in and out of spring

It’s the beginning of March, which means spring is just around the corner! WSN staff shares their thoughts about the changing season.

On climate change: Abi Rivera — Opinion Editor  Spring? I think you mean false spring. Climate change is real.   On heroes: Sebastian Cardena — Deputy Opinion...

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Opinion: All NYU schools should offer embedded internships

Integrating embedded internships across the university’s schools would bridge the gap between theory and practice, enhancing students' career prospects.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor March 5, 2024

Last semester, I had an embedded internship within my Gallatin School of Individualized Study’s seminar, “Coming Out Stories.” Not only was this my first internship opportunity,...

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Review: Corinne Bailey Rae’s artist residency brings kaleidoscopes with ‘Black Rainbows’

This year’s Artist-in-Residence at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music is showcasing new perspectives through her latest album.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor February 26, 2024

Two-time Grammy Award winner Corinne Bailey Rae recently began her first-ever artist residency at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, spotlighting her newest album,...

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Opinion: NYU must cut ties with Starbucks

The university needs to part ways with the coffee corporation amidst union-busting allegations and pressure from students.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor February 26, 2024

NYU’s partnership with Starbucks has recently become a target of on-campus protests, as student groups criticize the company's union violations. If the university is concerned...

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Opinion: NYU is neglecting students by delaying proposal on pro-Palestinian speech

The decision to postpone the Student Government Assembly resolution concerning pro-Palestinian speech and on-campus activity leaves students marginalized by university administration.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor February 23, 2024

Earlier this month, NYU leadership made the executive decision to postpone a resolution proposed by the Student Government Assembly to “reaffirm protection” of pro-Palestinian...

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Opinion: The case for renaming the Paulson Center

The building’s namesake, investor John Paulson, has a problematic history that NYU has yet to reckon with.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor February 21, 2024

The Paulson Center has faced no shortage of criticisms, from concerns over its contributions to gentrification and construction delays to worries over water leaks in its residential...

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Opinion: Renaming the Steinhardt school is long overdue

It’s about time the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development changed its name.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor February 16, 2024

Michael Steinhardt, the namesake for the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, was found with $70 million worth of antiquities after a four-year investigation...

A collage of four books. The top left is “Happy Hour” by Marlowe Granados. The top right is “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” by Gabrielle Zevin. The bottom left is “Okay, Cupid” by Mason Deaver. The bottom right is “Prep” by Curtis Sittenfeld.

Books beyond Bobst: A summer-set novel, an unconventional love story and more

Books beyond Bobst is a book-rec column highlighting what NYU students are reading now, outside of their classes. If you’re in need of a new read, look no further.

“Happy Hour” by Marlowe Granados — Alexa Donovan, Deputy Arts Editor New York in the summer has a particular feeling to it. The feeling may just be one of thick,...

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Opinion: Covering course fees is a necessary step toward affordability

If students are paying over $90,000 to attend the university, the least it can do is cover a few extra fees.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor February 8, 2024

My most anticipated class of the semester was my multimedia journalism class. As someone who is always writing for WSN, I was excited to delve into a different kind of journalistic...

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Opinion: NYU needs to talk about its upcoming Tulsa program

If the university wants this study away initiative to succeed, it's time it starts talking more, a lot more.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor February 1, 2024

Nothing made me close an email faster than when I saw a headline that NYU would be establishing a new study away program in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It wasn't just the seemingly random...

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Staff Rants: New beginnings or old complaints?

WSN staff shares their thoughts on the beginning of the 2024 spring semester.

On time: Yezen Saadah — Deputy Managing Editor  It has only been a week, and yet I feel like I’m already halfway through the semester.   On course schedules: Molly...

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Opinion: NYU’s search committees are failing to get the student perspective

The engagement sessions the university has relied on to gather student input on the hiring of high-ranking administrators are not working. It’s time for a new approach.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor January 29, 2024

Like many other of NYU’s endless emails, a recent communication about the start of a search for the university’s new provost had been sitting in my inbox — unread. It probably...

An illustration of a screenshot of an Albert Grades and Transcripts page where the Midterm Grade column is covered by a sticky note. On the sticky note there are three checkboxes that say “strong progress,” “satisfactory progress” and “concern with progress.” The satisfactory progress box is checked with a green marker.

Opinion: Midterm progress reports are the change we needed

The university’s new reports for undergraduate courses might just be the solution to its low midterm grade submission problem.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor January 25, 2024

Rather than waiting weeks, or worse longer, for a midterm grade that might never come, students will now receive midterm progress reports for each of their courses. The new system...

Five people sit on a green couch in the lobby of Bobst Library. Two people stand behind them. The person in the center signs a paper document. Numerous circular blue signs with “U.A.W.” letters are on the couch.

Opinion: NYU’s approach to unionization is getting old

The university’s contract faculty union recently reached an agreement with NYU that will allow it to vote to be formally recognized, but the university’s interactions with other on-campus labor groups still leave something to be desired.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor January 24, 2024

NYU has had a somewhat rocky relationship with labor organizations on campus over the past few years. When its graduate student union demanded higher wages in 2021, the university...

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Staff Rants: Holiday Overload

It's the end of the term, which means it's the holiday season! WSN staff shares their thoughts about it — the good and the bad, but mostly the bad.

On giving gifts Krish Dev — Deputy News Editor  Whenever I have to buy gifts for the holidays, I feel like I am walking on a tightrope — it’s a delicate balance between...

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Opinion: NYU’s conduct policies do more to silence students than protect them

The university’s expectations on student conduct are restrictive and not worth the loss of free expression, even in the face of emerging safety concerns on campus due to the Israel-Hamas war.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor November 14, 2023

Earlier this month, in the wake of increased on-campus tensions following the Israel-Hamas war, NYU sent students an email informing them of student conduct and protest guidelines....

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Opinion: Root for your Violets — they deserve it

Our sports teams have been excelling lately, and it’s up to us to show them we appreciate it.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor November 8, 2023

As NYU students, it’s obvious that the majority of us didn’t come here for the robust athletics program or the extravagant school spirit. In fact, it’s pretty common...

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Opinion: Safe Ride struggles to support commuters — but it doesn’t have to

With a few small changes, the program could improve accessibility for thousands of off-campus students.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor November 3, 2023

Over the past weekend, one of my friends, who commutes to class every day from Long Island, spent the entire day with me. We were waiting in front of Alumni Hall for our other...

N.Y.U. president Linda Mills wearing a black gown with silver decorative patterning stands behind a podium. She is wearing a large silver medallion around her neck.

Opinion: The NYU Promise is not promising for all students

The university’s promise to cover tuition for low-income students is a start, but its limited scope makes it incomplete.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor October 30, 2023

During her inauguration last Tuesday, NYU president Linda Mills announced The NYU Promise, which will waive tuition costs for undergraduate students admitted to the New York campus...

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Staff Rants: Spooky season

Our staff shares their thoughts on Halloween.

On still having class Molly Koch — Opinion Editor It’s simple, wear your halloween costume to class.    On trick-or-treating — or the lack thereof Krish Dev —...

Empty stairs of Kimmel Center for University Life at N.Y.U. An N.Y.U. Campus Safety Officer in an all-black uniform walks down the main steps. A black tape rope blocks off the bottom of the staircase.

Opinion: NYU shouldn’t have closed the Kimmel stairs

Students have the right to peacefully demonstrate, and restricting university spaces against that purpose conflicts with NYU’s values.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor October 20, 2023

The Grand Staircase in the Kimmel Center for University Life is a center for student activism on campus. Whether it’s to hold protests like the Young Democratic Socialists of...

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Opinion: All-nighters are a midterm mistake

Just because Bobst is open 24/7 doesn't mean you need to be there 24/7.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor October 12, 2023

Ah, midterm season — the time of year when you can enter any study space and feel the test anxiety in the air. With Bobst Library being open 24 hours a day, students can conveniently...

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Opinion: NYU needs to update its severe weather policy

When emergency alerts are going out to all of New York City, NYU should not be holding classes.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor October 4, 2023

Whether you were in class, working on campus or just looking out your residence hall or apartment window on Friday, your phone likely lit up with an alert reading: “National...

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Staff Rants: School-life balance

As the semester starts to kick in, the WSN staff shares their experiences with balancing — or at least trying to balance — their academic and social lives.

On self-care Molly Koch — Opinion Editor Between going to class and working 20 hours a week, I never have time for myself. I have to pick and choose my battles between doing...

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Opinion: Swipe it Forward is taking a step backward

The program aimed at helping food-insecure students has always had its issues, but instead of resolving them, NYU has made the program even less accessible.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor September 29, 2023

The student government's Swipe it Forward program is one of the few resources for food-insecure students on campus, allowing those with meal plans to donate extra meal swipes to...

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Opinion: The case for extending the add/drop period

Two weeks is not enough time for students to determine if their courses are right for them.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor September 20, 2023

I remember thinking that I had a perfect schedule during course registration last semester, but I was plainly mistaken and found myself wanting to change course after the first...

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Opinion: Bobst’s construction is too disruptive for studying

Between taking away places to study and making it hard to focus in class, construction in the library is doing students more harm than good.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor September 13, 2023

The first week of classes is typically a favorite among students, as assignments tend to be lighter and exams are still months away. For the unlucky students who already have labs...

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Opinion: Dear NYU, upperclassmen are students too

Just because we’re no longer first-years, doesn't mean we don’t deserve support as the semester begins.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor September 5, 2023

As a peer mentor for a pre-orientation program, I had the privilege of moving in two weeks prior to regular move-in for upperclassmen students. I was so excited to be back on campus...

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Opinion: Final exams are weighted too high

These assessments should not be worth more than every other assignment done in a semester.
Molly Koch, Deputy Opinion Editor May 2, 2023

This semester, I tragically encountered every student's biggest fear: a final worth 50% of my grade. Meaning that this final, which also happened to be a lecture-style presentation...

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Opinion: Sick of misleading Rate My Professors reviews? Use NYU’s tool instead.

Save yourself from a 5.0 professor who is actually a 1.9.
Molly Koch, Deputy Opinion Editor April 25, 2023

With course registration season upon us, everyone’s scrambling to find classes that fit their schedules and major requirements, and doing their best to avoid being stuck with...

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Opinion: The 18-credit limit is a barrier to success

Extra tuition costs can bar students from pursuing additional course offerings, or even finishing their majors on time.
Molly Koch, Deputy Opinion Editor April 18, 2023

With course registration approaching, you’ll find many students looking through Albert multiple times a day, trying to craft the perfect schedule that will fulfill all of their...

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Opinion: NYU’s all-gender bathroom list is outdated and incomplete

Transgender, nonbinary and gender non-conforming students have been left in the dark about where they can find a safe restroom at NYU.
Molly Koch, Deputy Opinion Editor April 11, 2023

NYU prides itself on promoting diversity, but the university often falls short in putting its goals into practice. Despite its much-trumpeted commitment to inclusivity, by the...

Seven students wear masks while sitting at their desks in an NYU classroom. A professor sitting on a table listens to a student.

Opinion: Recitations shouldn’t be mandatory

NYU should allow students to take ownership of their learning.
Molly Koch, Deputy Opinion Editor April 4, 2023

NYU is a large university, with over 50,000 enrolled students, which means class sizes are not always going to be small. Unless you are like me and lucked out with small discussion-based...

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Opinion: You don’t need an internship this summer

Don’t let your imposter syndrome make you fill a three-month break from school with extra work.
Molly Koch, Deputy Opinion Editor March 31, 2023

As the end of the academic year approaches, it feels like every person I come into contact with asks me what my summer plans are. Excitedly, I tell them I'm studying away in Athens,...

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Opinion: Dear NYU Eats, keep more locations open over break

Downstein should not be the only dining hall open during spring break.
Molly Koch, Deputy Opinion Editor March 22, 2023

Many NYU students leave the city over spring break — some vacation with friends, others return home to spend time with family. For those who remain on campus, though, living...

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Opinion: A longer spring break is the simple solution to burnout

With travel, assignments and exams to study for, NYU’s one-week recess is hardly a break at all.
Molly Koch, Deputy Opinion Editor March 10, 2023

Next Monday, NYU students begin their highly-anticipated one-week spring break. The time off is too brief, leaving students feeling like they only have a few days to recover from...

An illustration of a college dorm room with two beds and posters hanging on the wall. The bed on the left is purple and a girl wearing a purple tank top and blue pants sits on top. The bed on the right has light blue bedding and a girl wearing a blue long-sleeved jersey and gray pants sits on top. Both of the girls are crossing their arms while turning away from each other, facing opposite walls.

Off-Third: NYU says farewell to randomized roommates

Gone is the delight of coming home to a stranger’s belongings strewn all over the floor of your shared bedroom.
Molly Koch, Deputy Opinion Editor March 3, 2023

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. In a disappointing turn of events, NYU will retire its beloved random roommate selection starting next year, according to a recent announcement...

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Opinion: NYU Admissions Ambassadors deserve more respect

Before you roll your eyes as you pass us on the street, try to understand the amount of effort NYU's student representatives put into their work.
Molly Koch, Deputy Opinion Editor February 24, 2023

Imagine this: You're a first-year student walking toward Bobst Library for your 12:30 p.m. class. On the way, you unsurprisingly see not one, not two, but three campus tours. Your...

This photo shows the brightly-lit exterior of N.Y.U’s Liberal Studies building. In the bottom right of the image, a pedestrian is walking by the building entrance, and a black car is parked in the foreground of the image. The shadows of the entrance are shown on the light beige walls, and a purple sign with white text that reads “Liberal Studies” is hung inside a big square window on the left of the image.

Opinion: Liberal Studies students need their own space on campus

The lack of representation for Liberal Studies and Global Liberal Studies compared to other schools is disappointing.
Molly Koch, Deputy Opinion Editor February 22, 2023

Maps of NYU are flooded with building markers, each representing a different academic building — most of which are assigned to a particular school. Zooming in on each marker...

A student dressed in a black t-shirt and black checkered sweatpants does laundry in the Coral Tower residence hall laundry room. The laundry room consists of two rows of white washers and dryers.

Opinion: Include laundry in the cost of tuition, please

Everyone’s had negative experiences doing their laundry on campus. There’s no reason NYU shouldn’t make it free.
Molly Koch, Deputy Opinion Editor February 14, 2023

Laundry day is the most dreaded day of the week. Whether it’s waking up early on a Sunday morning to get the first spot in the laundry room line, or staring at the timer you...

The southwest side of Washington Square Park covered in snow. People walk in the park.

Opinion: A shorter winter break would actually be better for you

Although students favor the long recess, having a shorter one has substantial benefits.
Molly Koch, Deputy Opinion Editor February 1, 2023

As students returned to campus this past weekend, two things I heard over and over again were “The break was too short” and “The break was way too long.” The majority of...

A student’s hand holding an N.Y.U. I.D. card up to a scanner at the entrance of a dining hall.

Opinion: I lost 112 meal swipes last semester. They should roll over.

Meals are going to waste. It’s time for the university to revisit how meal swipes are distributed. 
Molly Koch, Deputy Opinion Editor January 31, 2023

WSN’s Opinion section strives to publish ideas worth discussing. The views presented in the Opinion section are solely the views of the writer. NYU’s meal plans are confusing....

An illustration of two sheets of exam paper stacked on top of each other against a blue background with text “final exam” written on it. There is a red circle with a diagonal line through it drawn on top of the two papers.

Opinion: Traditional final exams are impractical

With increasingly negative stigma surrounding the final exam period, it’s time to bid farewell to traditional final exams.
Molly Koch, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

As I said goodbye to my mother at the train station, heading back to New York City after a cozy Thanksgiving break, I remembered the intense stress that shows up right around finals...

An white weekly calendar with colored chunks blocked that read “8 a.m.” and a title that reads “Ideal Schedule.”

Opinion: You should love 8 a.m. classes

Whether you willingly chose an 8 a.m. or got stuck with one, these classes are not as bad as you think.
Molly Koch, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

One of the most dreaded weeks of the semester has officially passed us: spring course registration. Maybe you were lucky and got all your top choices. Maybe you’re still scrambling...

Students studying inside N.Y.U.’s Bobst Library in a large room on the ground floor. Several rows of desks with computers are visible.

Opinion: NYU needs more quiet spaces for students

At prestigious universities, student mental health concerns abound. The university must provide students with more quiet spaces to combat this.
Molly Koch, Contributing Writer November 14, 2022

At each Presidential Welcome and Reality Show, there is an interesting approach to mental health awareness. In song, students were told the different resources available from wellness...

The dark blue silhouettes of two women are set against a light blue, denim-patterned background. A speech bubble that reads “Thank you!” comes out from the figure on the right.

Opinion: NYU students should appreciate professors more

NYU students are lucky to have dedicated and driven professors. It’s time for us to show we care about them.
Molly Koch, Contributing Writer November 1, 2022

NYU is one of the most prestigious universities in the country, ranked in the top 25 schools. That’s due to not only its rigorous academic courses, but its driven and determined...

Andrew Hamilton speaks from behind a podium on a black stage wearing a black suit and purple tie in front of alumni and parents.

Opinion: NYU should have more than one parents weekend

NYU's Alumni and Parents Weekend is a time to reconnect with family. Students deserve more than one opportunity to do that.
Molly Koch, Contributing Writer October 25, 2022

In case you missed it, this past weekend was NYU’s annual Alumni and Parents Weekend. From Oct. 20-23, NYU welcomed student families to campus and celebrated its extensive alumni...

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Opinion: It’s time to embrace midterm exams

As much as you may hate them, your midterm exams can help you in the long run.
Molly Koch, Contributing Writer October 18, 2022

It’s your first year at college, and wow, this is easy. A five-question problem set here, a discussion board post there — you’ve just been breezing through your classes,...

An image of two levels of Bobst Library, with students studying at tables on both floors.

Opinion: There are better study spots than Bobst

NYU’s beloved library is not all that it is hyped up to be.
Molly Koch, Contributing Writer October 4, 2022

Many new and prospective NYU students are drawn to one particular building on campus: Bobst Library. Known for its 12-story-high ceilings and geometric aluminum guardrails, the...

A crowd of protesters standing under Washington Square Arch holding the Iranian flag and signs with a person holding a wood stick with a strand of black hair hanging by the end of it.

Opinion: NYU should speak up about the violence in Iran

As an institution that prides itself in global diversity, NYU should be actively supporting Iranian women and students.
Molly Koch, Contributing Writer October 3, 2022

NYU prides itself on its diversity. The class of 2026 represents 107 countries — five more than the previous year. When a major crisis happens in one of those countries, then,...

A person sits in bed and cries while holding a family photo. They are sitting in their college dorm bedroom, and a New York University flag hangs on the wall. The text “FAKE NEWS” is written across the image in red.

Off-Third: Homesickness is not real

Everything is so great here, why would you miss home? This is better than home!
Molly Koch, Contributing Writer September 21, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. We are now entering week three of the semester. You’re finally getting used to your schedule and settling in. You’re so happy and everything...

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Opinion: Handshake is not letting NYU students shake any hands

The highly promoted Handshake has incredibly low response rates. NYU students should abandon the site and start applying to jobs elsewhere.
Molly Koch, Contributing Writer September 20, 2022

New York City is known to be one of the most expensive places to live. That factor, plus being a college student, makes money run low for many faster than expected. What’s the...

A New York City street in the winter. A pile of garbage covered in snow on the side of the street.

Opinion: Get involved with community service around New York City

Don’t continue romanticizing what the city offers without contributing to making it a better place to live.
Molly Koch, Contributing Writer September 12, 2022