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Pamela Jew

Pamela Jew, Under the Arch Managing Editor

Pamela Jew is the Managing Editor of WSN's magazine, Under the Arch, and a junior in Gallatin studying 'Community Through Commodity' with a Anthropology minor. For a hot conversation starter, ask her about the summer she spent watching over 200 hours of Jake Paul videos because it's every day bro. She's from a town in the suburban outskirts of Atlanta, lovingly referred to as 'The Bubble,' but to burst your bubble, she unfortunately (or fortunately) doesn't have a southern accent. You'll find her social media if you hunt.

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Pamela Jew

Pamela Jew

May 8, 2020

I remember telling my friend, who was editor-in-chief of our high school paper that I'd never join the newspaper. That changed when I got to college and saw an ad for New York...

An NYU graduate, wearing his violet gown and a 2019 commencement cap, talks on the phone and waves the commencement program which he has folded into a fan. (Photo by Julia McNeill)

NYU’s Class of 2019 Graduates With a Challenge to Foster Unity

May 22, 2019

A sea of violet gowns replaced the white and navy pinstripes that typically fill Yankee Stadium. On Wednesday morning, NYU held its 187th Commencement ceremony for the class of...

Up & Comers 2019

Up & Comers 2019

Mar 14, 2019

Staff Rants: Tech Edition

Staff Rants: Tech Edition

To quote Patrick from “Spongebob Squarepants”: we have technology! As the WSN staff will soon tell you, it’s an everyday part of our lives that ends up being more frustrating than not.
Feb 28, 2019

On Being Made Fun of for Owning AirPods By Sakshi Venkatraman, Editor-in-Chief I’ll just come out and say it. I own AirPods. I find it’s better to be forthright about it...

When You Hate Your Gallatin Concentration (And Everything Else, Too)

When You Hate Your Gallatin Concentration (And Everything Else, Too)

“Dad, I promise the $70,000 a year is worth it.”
Feb 25, 2019

Influential 2018

Influential 2018

Dec 6, 2018

(Photo by Katie Peurrung)

Eric Gelb | Almost Famous

Dec 6, 2018

How do you become popular at NYU? High school is over and there’s no homecoming to solidify your place in the social hierarchy. At a university with over 25,000 undergraduates,...

WINTER WONDERLAND? Frigid weather hit Washington Square Park in early December as temperatures dropped into the 20s and a light dusting of snow covered the ground during mid-afternoon. It might have been the last time the park became a winter wonderland for a while, as park renovations lasting two to three years were to start in the following months.

Exposure | Winter on the Square

A chilly trip through WSN’s archives
Nov 26, 2018

Winter is met with chattering teeth and migration to warmer lands. But for over 40 years, WSN photographers have braved the New York winter winds in search of the quintessential...

Tisch sophomore Brian Cheng (left) and Stern junior Dani Velasquez (right) sit back-to-back illuminated by phone and laptop screens, respectively. (Photo by Sam Klein)

In the wake of tragedy, why does NYU keep ‘sweeping it under the rug?’

Despite NYU’s notorious lack of community, students gather together online following the death of a student. The university has yet to make a public announcement.
Oct 9, 2018

Cafe Bari’s old location on Spring Street and Broadway is now occupied by a Nike Store.

Nike Just Did It to My Favorite Restaurant

Sep 17, 2018
Managing Editor Pamela Jew laments the loss of a beloved cafe to Nike's Soho location.
City of Dreams and Disillusionment

City of Dreams and Disillusionment

Sep 4, 2018
Our writers reflect on their first night at NYU, the build up to Welcome Week and its crushing reality, how New York didn’t go as planned and the reality of spending in one of the most expensive cities in the world.
How Money Dictates Your Welcome Week Experience

How Money Dictates Your Welcome Week Experience

During Welcome Week NYU kids spend money like New Yorkers use air conditioning: with liberty.
Sep 3, 2018
During Welcome Week NYU kids spend money like New Yorkers use air conditioning: with liberty
Panorama Day Two Brings Janet Jackson Super Fans and A Cappella Performances

Panorama Day Two Brings Janet Jackson Super Fans and A Cappella Performances

Jul 29, 2018

In a sea of Janet Jackson fans waiting for who they lovingly refer to as “mother,” the muddy, sinking ground below was the only reminder of yesterday’s midday cancelation....

Hundreds of people leaving Panorama Music Festival as security led them toward emergency exits.

Panorama Day One Flooded With Rain and Angry Festival Goers

Jul 29, 2018

With the headliner amounting to be Daniel Caesar, Panorama Music Festival was cut short on its first day due to incoming flooding. Randall’s Island, where the festival is held,...

Quinn XCII Discusses Who Story of Us Is About

Quinn XCII Discusses Who ‘Story of Us’ Is About

Jun 18, 2018

WSN: Is this your first time playing Governors Ball? Quinn XCII: It is, yeah. WSN: How do think today’s set is going to go? Quinn: I hope it goes well. It’s colder than...

VHS Collection Talks Upcoming Album and Favorite New York Hot Spots

VHS Collection Talks Upcoming Album and Favorite New York Hot Spots

Jun 16, 2018

WSN: How do you guys think your set went? James: Pretty good. Nils: Well. WSN: How long have you guys been working on your on-stage chemistry? Nils: It’s been about three...

Sign from this years Governors Ball

Governors Ball 2018

Jun 16, 2018

Comprised of city slickers, suburban dreamers and teenage music lovers from all over, Governors Ball rang in its eighth year on Randall's Island. Governors Ball, more lovingly...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waves to the graduates as he makes his way to the stage.

NYU’s Class of 2018 Shines Through the Showers at 186th Commencement

May 16, 2018
The Class of 2018 wouldn't the rain stop them from graduating in Yankee Stadium. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and NYU President Andrew Hamilton rounded out the ceremony with remarks of promise for the graduating class.
A house is right in front of Jamaris Martinez-Lugos grandparents house, the house is supposed to be on top of the blue columns on the right side but there was a flood and the river knocked it down.

Returning Puerto Rican Students Face Uncertainty

Apr 29, 2018
Students who came to NYU for a semester with the Hurricane Maria Assistance program reflect on their semester and talk about the upcoming storm season, Puerto Rican politics and the possibility of staying.
NYU President Hamilton speaking at the welcome reception for the students from Puerto Rico on January 25th, 2018. A number of these students are now asking Hamilton to extend the program.

Visiting Students from Puerto Rico Ask Hamilton to Extend Program

Apr 27, 2018
HMAP Students Initiative published a letter early this morning calling for President Andrew Hamilton to extend the Hurricane Maria Assistance Program for an additional semester.
Silver Steel Band performs “Under the Sea” from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” at the Maker Faire in Westport, Connecticut.

Westport, Connecticut

Apr 23, 2018
Westport, CT is a polished picture of home.
The crowd at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Chicago.

Best Festival Lineups

Apr 20, 2018
From New York to Spain and even Alabama, WSN staff has compiled a list of the best festival lineups this summer.
Former NYU student Sophia Goldstein, is a full-time instructor at the SoulCycle studio.

Sweat with Sophia Goldstein of SoulCycle

Mar 26, 2018
NYU alumnus Sophia Goldstein who went straight out of NYU and into the SoulCycle studio to be a full-time instructor.
The cast of Seinfeld.

Staff Recs: Best Shows to Binge on a Snow Day

Mar 23, 2018
Whether summer lethargy or winter blizzards are responsible for your next binge-watching stint, WSN is here with a few of our favorite television shows to get the job done.
Gallatin Business Club’s Women in Business panel.

A Woman’s Place Is at the Top

Mar 19, 2018
A Gallatin alum and the Gallatin Business Club teamed up for the Women’s Professional Leadership Panel, which showcased six women succeeding up in the ranks of their respective fields.
The Intersectionality Feature

The Intersectionality Feature

Mar 19, 2018

As we become more aware of issues related to identity, it is increasingly evident that intersectionality is a must when addressing how to tackle these. Given that intersectionality,...

Nina Haines

Getting Off on Feminism
Mar 8, 2018

For the past few months, Nina Haines has been conducting a social experiment: when she walks down the streets of Manhattan, she won’t step aside for anyone — not because she’s...

A variety of leafy greens and other salad ingredients.

Staff Recs: Best Leafy Green

Feb 23, 2018
The WSN Staff has compiled a list of the best leafy green for your next salad. Lettuce begin!
Antonella Cotilletta

Antonella Cotilletta

President of IRHC
Feb 22, 2018

Kyle Haynes

Kyle Haynes

IRHC Co-Vice President of Events
Feb 22, 2018

Kyle Haynes makes sure working on Inter-Residence Hall Council isn’t a drag. The co-Vice President of Events and Steinhardt sophomore wants to help curate memories that will...

Tom Fogle

Tom Fogle

IRHC Vice President of Training and Development
Feb 22, 2018

Duncan Lemieux

Duncan Lemieux

IRHC Vice President of Communications
Feb 22, 2018

Upon first meeting Duncan Lemieux, you might think he’s off to dinner with his parents or coming home from a productive day at work based on his prim and ironed-out appearance....

Front row from left: Shawn Kshatriya, Shriya Khonde, Kyle Haynes;
Middle row from left: Tayler Everts, Antonella Cotilletta, Shraddah Jajal, Duncan Lemieux; Back row: Tom Fogle

The Hidden Student Figures of Residential Life

Feb 22, 2018

There are a handful of students with exclusive insight into the world of NYU residential life. They live among us, but appear to be just like the rest of us. These are the nine...

The Housing Guide 2018

The Housing Guide 2018

Feb 22, 2018

Before coming to NYU, I spent countless hours watching YouTube videos and reading forums about NYU residence halls before making the sacred choice. With unknown, random roommates...

Clark Street

Clark Street

Feb 22, 2018

Address: 55 Clark St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 Cost per semester: $5,611-$9,364 Low cost: Available Rooms available: Singles, Doubles, Triples Nearby subways: A, C,...

Tayler Everts

Tayler Everts

IRHC Co-Vice President of Advocacy
Feb 22, 2018

Tayler Everts might seem like the type to hide behind her small, gold wire-frame glasses and vintage floral maxi skirts, but the Tisch sophomore is more of a show-don’t-tell...

NYU Fully Loaded

NYU Fully Loaded

The Expensive Fashion Scene
Feb 5, 2018

In front of Elmer Holmes Bobst Library on a cold January day, the flock is out. That is, the flock of Canada Goose jackets among an assortment of fur jackets — real and faux,...

Hidden Art

Hidden Art

Jan 29, 2018

Many of New York City’s best kept secrets are hidden in plain sight. You could be passing them on your everyday commute to class or see them but not think twice about the history...

School Superlatives 2018

School Superlatives 2018

Jan 22, 2018

Ah, the superlatives section of the yearbook brings back the greatest memories of high school heirarchy. The final days of senior year I flipped through the massive brick that...

Victor Leonard

Styling Connections
Dec 7, 2017

With tiger-like eyes, in appearance and nature, Victor Leonard has a keen sense for two things: fashion and making connections. He does everything from designing and styling to...

This week WSN staff discuss their favorite seasonal beverages like drinking hot chocolate for Christmas season.

Staff Recs: Seasonal Beverages

Nov 17, 2017
WSN staff members give their takes of the best seasonal beverages.
Exposure | How Ya Like Me Now?

Exposure | How Ya Like Me Now?

Nov 13, 2017
Double tap, scroll, double tap, scroll.
WSN staff chooses their favorite place to get Mac and Cheese ranging from places like S’MAC to Panera Bread to even Annie’s microwaveable plate.

Staff Recs: Best Mac and Cheese

Nov 10, 2017
The WSN staff gives their takes on the best mac and cheese.
Dragged Out With Malcolm Lewis

Dragged Out With Malcolm Lewis

Nov 9, 2017
This Tandon student enlists his friends to beat the face, transforming him into Malcom the Not So Well Known Drag Queen.

Paper Therapy

Nov 6, 2017

Journaling — a self-indulgent practice of divulging our innermost thoughts onto paper. I like to think of a journal itself as a paper therapist, a place to ink my thoughts with...

Ghosting Haunted NYU Rumors

Oct 30, 2017

Every Halloween season at NYU, there’s freshman small talk in elevators across campus about an impromptu ghost hunt to put all the newly acquired ghost rumors to rest. But it...

The Thin Line Between Culture and Religion

Oct 23, 2017

The lines between culture and religion are often blurred as the two become synonymous with one another. Through the yearly holidays and daily practices, religion becomes an integral...

A Walk Down Memeory Lane

Oct 16, 2017
Bella Hamid may be the latest meme, but where did the meme phenomenon begin?
Now that it’s officially October, WSN staff members talk about the best Halloween songs you should listen to

Staff Recs: Best Halloween Songs

Sep 29, 2017
The WSN staff recommends their favorite halloween songs to get them in the mood for the best season.
Visvim Fall 2018 Pop Up

Visvim Fall 2018 Pop Up

Sep 14, 2017

Through a canvas cascade of red, white and blue, you enter one of the closing events of New York Fashion Week — the Visvim Pop Up opening reception to celebrate their new...

Naeem Khan S/S 2018

Naeem Khan S/S 2018

Sep 13, 2017

Dressing the likes of Beyoncé, Katy Perry and former First Lady Michelle Obama, Naeem Khan’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection is fit to dress a queen. The 40 piece assembly...

Torrid Spring 2018

Torrid Spring 2018

Sep 13, 2017

Torrid made headlines as the first plus-size brand to showcase its collection at New York Fashion Week. Although other designers, such as Christian Siriano, have used plus-sized...