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Protestors gather outside the Met Gala. While many of the biggest names in pop culture gathered inside the gallery, police and protestors clashed outside the event. (Photo by Sarah Gil)

In America: A Lexicon of Irony

The 2021 Met Gala attendees wore designs meant to celebrate America. The protest outside painted a starkly different image.
Sarah Gil, Contributing Writer Sep 17, 2021

The theme for this year’s Met Gala was “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” for which attendees were encouraged to channel American culture and history into their exorbitant...

Pamonha is a traditional Brazilian dish made from boiled corn husks and sugar or cheese. Food often serves as a cultural connection between older and younger generations. (Photo by Sarah Gil)

What food said that words couldn’t

As a child of an immigrant mother, connecting with my grandparents and foreign family members can be challenging at times. Here’s the story of how food bridged those gaps when I personally couldn’t.
Sarah Gil, Staff Writer Apr 28, 2021

At the age of three, my mother along with her parents and siblings made the permanent move from the small village of Poços de Caldas, Minas Gerais in the southeast region of Brazil...

A year after COVID, how are students handling their second pandemic Easter? (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

How NYU students celebrate Easter during COVID-19

COVID-19 regulations prompt NYU students to reimagine the Easter holiday.
Sarah Gil , Staff Writer Apr 5, 2021

Easter Sunday, a day usually filled with chocolate bunnies, egg hunts and family meals will look quite different this year for NYU students. While the holiday carries a religious...

NYU Marriage Pact ran an algorithm in February. The team aimed to help students make connections during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

NYU Marriage Pact: Where Are They Now?

A group of NYU students created an algorithm in February, hoping to match students with potential dates. We look at whether some of the matches have been successful.
Sarah Gil , Staff Writer Mar 31, 2021

In a pandemic that has perpetuated isolation, genuine lasting connections are few and far between. This happens to coincide with the technological revolution of dating apps, like...

Grandmas Place, located on 84 West 120th Street in Harlem, is a childrens toy and bookstore. Founded by Dawn Crosby Harris-Martine, Grandmas Place has served the Harlem community since 1999. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Grandma’s Place: where you’re always welcomed home

For the last 22 years, Grandma’s Place has served the Harlem community with educational toys, books, dolls and more.
Sarah Gil, Staff Writer Mar 29, 2021

Grandma’s Place, a toy and bookstore for children located on Lenox Ave. and West 120th St., is a home for everyone in Harlem. The store has served the Harlem community since...

Despite the recent FDA-approved rollout of three coronavirus vaccines, vaccines are still highly limited to many New Yorkers. NYU Langone Medical Center offers vaccination eligibility to a limited number of its staff and students. (Illustration by Qashka Rulino)

Securing the coveted vaccine: How NYU fights back

After just over a year of the first confirmed COVID-19 death in New York City, vaccines are available, though access is limited. These are the stories of two fortunate NYU members who were able to secure the vaccine.
Sarah Gil, Staff Writer Mar 15, 2021

Despite the recent FDA-approved emergency rollout of three coronavirus vaccines, New Yorkers still deal with eligibility and limited appointments, making large-scale vaccination...