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An illustration of a Black woman in a green shirt and a white woman in a yellow shirt listening to music through wired headphones. The cord of the headphones spells out “Listen to This.”

Listen to this: Beyoncé releases new song ‘Be Alive’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Nilüfer Yanya, Beach House and more.
November 18, 2021

Honestly, we don’t have much to add here. Beyoncé pretty much speaks for herself. This week, we also review new songs by British artist Nilüfer Yanya, indie duo Beach House...

An illustration of a Black woman in a green shirt and a white woman in a yellow shirt listening to music through wired headphones. The cord of the headphones spells out “Listen to This.”

Listen to this: Mitski ends her hiatus with new song ‘Working for the Knife’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Gracie Abrams, Kali Uchis and more.
October 7, 2021

It seems Twitter is ablaze with Mitski memes since both the release of her latest single and the announcement of her 2022 tour. Therefore, it’s only natural that we would review...

An illustration of a Black woman in a green shirt and a white woman in a yellow shirt listening to music through wired headphones. The cord of the headphones spells out “Listen to This.”

Listen to this: Metallica covers growl alongside lush pop tunes

Read about the most notable singles this week by Mac DeMarco, Troye Sivan and more.
September 16, 2021

This week’s reviews range from covers of Metallica’s “The Black Album” to a slinky Big Thief song about certainty. They discuss Radiohead’s upcoming triple-album release...

404 Fitness serves as the popular gym for NYU students. With gyms still closed, students have become more creative with exercise routines during COVID-19. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

The student experience with exercise during COVID-19

Since NYU gyms are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, students are getting creative with their exercise routines to maintain their physical fitness and mental health.
April 14, 2021

When most gyms were closed, and people were stuck at home, the sedentary lifestyle had never been more prevalent. Since the start of the pandemic, 42% of American adults experienced...

The Bowery Mission is located at 227 Bowery St. This is one of the city’s largest homeless shelters and food pantries. (Staff Photo by Paul Kim)

How service organizations help New Yorkers in need during the pandemic

Now more than ever, many New Yorkers are struggling to find meals and shelter. Here’s how some service organizations are doing their part to help.
April 8, 2021

Over 1.5 million New Yorkers are currently struggling to find meals, a 38% increase from pre-pandemic times. Food pantries play a vital role in feeding these vulnerable people. The...

Astor Place Hairstylists is located at 2 Astor Pl. The shop has been bustling with barbers and customers of all ages for decades. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Astor Place Hairstylists: The former barber of Childish Gambino, Adam Sandler and more

Mike Savello, owner of Astor Place Hairstylists, talks about how his business survived during the pandemic and its long history of serving some of the world’s most recognized names.
April 1, 2021

New York City’s mom-and-pop stores are immortalized into historical institutions through tourism, movies and music. Even so, few businesses can encapsulate the word “iconic”...

Second Street Residence Hall is located at 1 E 2nd St. This is one of NYU’s isolation dorms for COVID-positive students.  (Photo by Gavin Paul Koepke)

Rushing into isolation: NYU’s hasty response to handling positive COVID cases

NYU’s method of handling COVID-19 treats students as protocols rather than individuals in caring for their health.
March 25, 2021

The New York City protocol for quarantining in your apartment bedroom is clear: monitor symptoms, stay away from others. But what happens when NYU students living in dorms contract...