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An illustration of an absentee ballot against a purple background. On the ballot it reads “OFFICIAL ABSENTEE BALLOT. BALLOT MUST BE ENCLOSED.”

Study away students frustrated with NYU Votes miscommunication

Students at NYU Buenos Aires and other study abroad sites did not receive information or resources from the university to request absentee ballots and vote in the recent U.S. midterm elections.
Dec 6, 2022

Students studying away at NYU Buenos Aires and other abroad sites, many of whom are eligible voters, said they were not informed by the university about how to vote in the U.S....

A crowd of protesters on the streets of Buenos Aires with the Obelisk to the left.

In Buenos Aires, NYU students drawn into a national reckoning

Discourse about the preservation of democracy and the necessity of student interventions abroad surfaced after a failed assassination attempt on the Argentine vice president.
Sep 16, 2022

On Sept. 1, a failed assassination attempt on Argentine vice president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner led to the prompt declaration of a national holiday by President Alberto...

Barbie Ferreira, who plays Kat Hernandez in HBO’s “Euphoria,” is often praised for her character’s representation of fat women. (Photo by Eddy Chen/HBO, courtesy of Warner Media)

Opinion: Kat Hernandez on ‘Euphoria’ reinforces fat stereotypes instead of breaking them

HBO’s hit show “Euphoria” has been praised for its representation of fat women in the character Kat Hernandez. It still falls short of a realistic conception of fat women — her depiction is deeply problematic.
Feb 4, 2022
HBO’s hit show “Euphoria” has been praised for its representation of fat women in the character Kat Hernandez. It still falls short of a realistic conception of fat women — her depiction is deeply problematic.
Squid Game, the popular South Korean survival drama, investigates the destruction done by debt behind its violence and gore. As millions of students struggle to pay off student debt, the series presents a visually exaggerated but ideologically effective parallel. (Image courtesy of Netflix)

Opinion: Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ is a hit among college students suffering under student debt

The Netflix series “Squid Game” starts a conversation on the debt that college students cannot afford to disregard.
Nov 9, 2021

In the seventh episode of the dystopian psychological thriller “Squid Game,” contestants are instructed to cross a bridge constructed with glass panels of varying durability....

First-year Gallatin student Ian Partman. Decolonization in art as a conversation. (Image courtesy of Ian Partman)

Rewriting the narrative: Conversations on decolonization in art

Contributing writer Sade Collier considers/explores what decolonization means for Black artists.
May 3, 2021

INTRODUCTION Against an orange oak-tinted backdrop, a Black revolutionary holds up a newspaper bearing a blunt message: “ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE.” There is a shout coming...