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Sam Brinton

Sam Brinton, Beauty & Style Editor

Sam Brinton is a junior studying Journalism and Metropolitan Studies. She loves New York Times crossword puzzles, clarinet and playing Nintendo games to avoid her problems. A native North Carolinian, she will say "y'all" without shame, and has dreams about Cook-Out when she's away. Don't follow her on twitter @sumanthuhbee because it's embarrassing.

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Mini-Fringe 2021

Beauty & Style Editor Sam Brinton and videographer Shaina Ahmed took to Washington Square Park to get a sense of NYU students’ spring style in this year’s mini-edition of Fringe.
Sam Brinton, Beauty & Style Editor May 7, 2021

The weather’s getting warmer, vaccination numbers are climbing and Washington Square Park is more bustling than ever. Students have emerged from their bedrooms and shed their...

Sustainability has become a marketing tool. Greenwashing tricks customers into spending money on unsustainable products under false pretenses. (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

Greenwashing: How companies are putting up an eco-friendly front

Greenwashing dupes consumers into spending their hard-earned green on unsustainable and unethical products.
Sam Brinton, Beauty & Style Editor May 6, 2021

This past Earth Day, I opened my email expecting the usual obnoxious junk and spam. What I received was something that annoyed me even more: Earth Day marketing emails. Why were...

The Evolution Store, founded in 1993, is a museum-style shop located on 687 Broadway. This family-owned business carries science & natural history-related items. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

The weird and wonderful world of The Evolution Store

The Evolution Store is a local family-owned business with an eclectic collection that makes it feel less like a shop and more like a museum. This article is part of WSN’s small business series.
Sam Brinton , Beauty & Style Editor Mar 30, 2021

In a glass case rests a rainbow of brilliant crystals cut into points, pyramids and glittering orbs. Art pieces with swirling patterns made out of pinned butterflies and beetles...

Staff Rants & Raves: Textures

Staff Rants & Raves: Textures

Some things are fun to touch, and some things aren’t — it’s not too complicated. Let our staff tell you why.

Staff Rants On Manicures By Lauren Gruber, Deputy Culture Editor Let me preface this by saying I love getting my nails done. I love not being able to use my phone for thirty...

Staff Rants & Raves: Welcome Week Edition

Staff Rants & Raves: Welcome Week Edition

Welcome Week might technically be over, but it lives on forever in the hearts of our staff. Here’s why.

Staff Rants On Getting Rejected from Events By Sam Brinton, Copy Chief My Welcome Week experience can be summed up by long waits and longer-lasting disappointments. For...