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School of Medicine Commencement ‘17

School of Medicine Commencement ‘17

May 19, 2017
NYU's School of Medicine graduates accepted their diplomas and their life-or-death career paths this Wednesday with relief and great happiness.
Silver School of Social Work Commencement 17

Silver School of Social Work Commencement ’17

May 18, 2017
The 2017 commencement ceremony for the Silver School of Social Work saw a mixture of social justice shoutouts and nostalgic remembrances as graduates received their diplomas.
The beauty world is increasingly seeing the use of cannabis infused everyday products. They have been featured in lotions, perfumes and face masks.

Photo: Take a Hit: Cannabis Beauty Products

Apr 10, 2017

The beauty world is increasingly seeing the use of cannabis infused everyday products. They have been featured in lotions, perfumes and face masks.

From travel magazines to comedic publications, there are many organizations that students can get involved in outside of the classroom to publish their work.  Some of these publications can be found on stands in GCASL.

Photo: Reading NYU: A Roundup of Student Publications

Mar 20, 2017

From travel magazines to comedic publications, there are many organizations that students can get involved in outside of the classroom to publish their work. Some of these publications can be found on...

NYU’s 2031 expansion plan is finally underway with the beginning of construction at 181 Mercer.  Many students are optimistic for the new facility, but some question its role in the gentrification of the neighbourhood.

Photo: 181 Mercer Street Construction Begins

Mar 8, 2017

NYU’s 2031 expansion plan is finally underway with the beginning of construction at 181 Mercer. Many students are optimistic for the new facility, but some question its role in the gentrification of...

We Need an Alternative to Alternative Breaks

We Need an Alternative to Alternative Breaks

Mar 6, 2017
Alternative Breaks are notable for sending undergraduate students all over the world to participate in volunteer activities. However, it's debatable if Alternative Breaks provides a glorified form of volunteer tourism or if the program actually benefits communities in need.
The Wasserman Center for Career Development in Palladium, NYU’s main resource for career guidance for students. WSN has compiled advice from current students to help you in your internship search.

Photo: How to Land Your Dream Summer Internship

Mar 2, 2017

The Wasserman Center for Career Development in Palladium, NYU’s main resource for career guidance for students. WSN has compiled advice from current students to help you in your internship search.

Liberals Must Focus on Civil Discourse

Liberals Must Focus on Civil Discourse

Feb 27, 2017
The conflict between NYU Anti-fascists and the NYU College Republicans has shown that there is an immense divide between left- and right-leaning political groups on campus. However, both sides of the political spectrum need to become more open to differing opinions and promote civil discourse.
Stuyvesant Town, a popular location for student living off campus.

Photo: When You Live in Housing — and an Apartment

Oct 2, 2018

Stuyvesant Town, a popular location for student living off campus.

Student athletes often have a hard time juggling their academics with their respective sports as traveling to and from practices and games can take more time than expected.  These two fencing students wait patiently for their bus to the Stevens Institute of Technology for a meet.

Photo: How Athletes Cope With Travel Time

Feb 22, 2017

Student athletes often have a hard time juggling their academics with their respective sports as traveling to and from practices and games can take more time than expected. These two fencing students...

People watching the live stream of the Rise Above Hate Rally from the Kimmel Commuter Lounge

Photo: MSA Fights Bigotry with #NotOnOurCampus

Nov 11, 2016

People watching the live stream of the Rise Above Hate Rally from the Kimmel Commuter Lounge

Junior Naomi Markman balances her Gallatin studies with shifts at the Trader Joe’s by Palladium, which happens to be the busiest in the country.

Photo: On the Job: Eight-Hour Shift at Trader Joe's

Oct 24, 2016

Junior Naomi Markman balances her Gallatin studies with shifts at the Trader Joe’s by Palladium, which happens to be the busiest in the country.

The Long Island Rail Road service resumed on Monday after a crash that injured over 30 people.

Photo: Commuter Students Talk NYC Transit Safety

Oct 12, 2016

The Long Island Rail Road service resumed on Monday after a crash that injured over 30 people.

Publicly Available Tax Returns Mean More Transparency

Publicly Available Tax Returns Mean More Transparency

Oct 10, 2016
Publicly available tax returns would keep those in power in check through the looming threat of their unethical dealings being made public.
One of many New York City rats in action.

Photo: Mischiefs of Rats Live in New York City

Oct 3, 2016

One of many New York City rats in action.

WEA System Highlights Underlying Racist Attitudes

WEA System Highlights Underlying Racist Attitudes

Sep 20, 2016
The limited technical capabilities of the WEA system make using it in manhunt like this one incredibly risky.
Solitary Confinement Reform a Time-Sensitive Issue

Solitary Confinement Reform a Time-Sensitive Issue

Sep 6, 2016
Over a year and a half after punitive segregation reforms were implemented, the Department of Corrections has yet to put them in place.
Many stores like Whole Foods are flooded into affluent neighborhoods, but remain hard to reach in minority demographics.

How Affluence Affects What Stores Carry Organics

Apr 25, 2016
NYU Food Studies professor Carolyn Dimitri published a study in the Journal of Food Products Marketing to determine what makes food truly "organic."
End Gender Barriers for Male Teachers

End Gender Barriers for Male Teachers

Apr 19, 2016
Fighting the outmoded stereotypes about male teachers will improve education for all students.
Discrimination in Tech Hampers Real Innovation

Discrimination in Tech Hampers Real Innovation

Apr 13, 2016
Non-white, non-male entrepreneurs still struggle to get any attention from investors, and unless the government can step in, this inequality threatens to stifle some of the most innovative participants in the tech scene today.
In an effort to support women in STEM majors, Tandon has created a club called WESTM.

Tandon Continues to Take Stab at Combatting Gender Inequality in STEM

Apr 11, 2016
A Tandon initiative aims to keep women from abandoning STEM majors.
Women’s Soccer Demands Equal Pay for Superior Work

Women’s Soccer Demands Equal Pay for Superior Work

Apr 4, 2016
Our women’s soccer team should be an inspiration for the next generation of female athletes. But we as a society fail in giving young girls incentive to pursue soccer when they earn for their excellence only a fraction of what their male counterparts make for mediocrity.
Chris Christie Poisons New Jersey with Lead, Self

Chris Christie Poisons New Jersey with Lead, Self

Mar 28, 2016

Failed presidential candidate and reviled governor Chris Christie made an inglorious return to New Jersey without a single delegate in favor of his campaign. Back in the Garden...

NYU offers the Petey Greene Club which allows students to tutor high school students and students in prison.

Rejuvenate Your Resume and Community by Volunteering

Mar 9, 2016
Give back to the community with these volunteer opportunities.
Even New Jersey Is Too Good for Chris Christie

Even New Jersey Is Too Good for Chris Christie

Mar 7, 2016
Governor Chris Christie's neglect of his home-state constituents has gone on long enough.
Food Stamps Arent Enough for SNAP Beneficiaries

Food Stamps Aren’t Enough for SNAP Beneficiaries

Mar 3, 2016
This upcoming deadline for SNAP benefits is just another indignity forced upon people who need public assistance.
The fifth annual Zine Fest was held at Barnard College on Sunday afternoon as part of its 2016 Feminist Weekend where zine makers shared their feminist-focused works.

Barnard Hosts Feminist Zine Fest

Feb 29, 2016

Barnard College put on its fifth annual Feminist Zine Fest on Sunday afternoon as part of its 2016 Feminist Weekend. The array of zine makers shared their feminist-focused work...

Anti-Semitic remarks made by Elmer Bobst have prompted calls for the renaming of NYU’s library.

The Names Behind NYU’s Buildings

Feb 29, 2016
A look at the namesakes behind some of NYU's most well-known buildings and programs.
Elizabeth Fisher started a mentoring program through the College of Arts and Sciences Women in Science initiative.

Women In Science Pilots Mentor Program for Freshman Entering STEM Fields

Feb 23, 2016
A new effort from CAS aims to keep women from dropping out of science and technology majors.
The Perils of Technological Gentrification

The Perils of Technological Gentrification

Feb 23, 2016
Irresponsible expansion of the tech community has the potential to make the city unlivable for thousands, particularly if both the natives and the transplants establish lives entirely disconnected from one another.
Employees Get the Short End of the Share Economy

Employees Get the Short End of the Share Economy

Feb 16, 2016
Yet for workers at these companies the end results are not as idyllic. In the share economy, workers often bear costs which more traditional businesses normally would.
A vegetable-only diet can help an individual lose weight and feel healthier.

Strive for Health, Not Quick Fixes

Feb 8, 2016
What is the real secret to losing weight? Examining whether there is really any scientific proof behind today's fad diets.
NYC Area Median Income Figures Must Discount Suburbs

NYC Area Median Income Figures Must Discount Suburbs

Feb 8, 2016
A proper city-wide Area Median Income would be relevant and useful figure for evaluating and not just a guise for gentrification.
Presidential Debates Favor Squabbles over Substance

Presidential Debates Favor Squabbles over Substance

Feb 2, 2016
Only through vigorous and substantive debate can we gain the information necessary to make informed decisions. However, the excessive showmanship in the debates have forced policy discussions to take a back seat as candidates try to throw the best zinger against one another.
Christie Cold-Shoulders Constituency During Winter Storm Jonas

Christie Cold-Shoulders Constituency During Winter Storm Jonas

Jan 29, 2016
Even as the snowstorm raged, governor Chris Christie used his bully pulpit to campaign for president continuing a long pattern of him put his presidential aspiration ahead of New Jersey.
Modern families need a push for paternity leave

Modern families need a push for paternity leave

Nov 29, 2015
True gender equality is unattainable until the stigma against men taking on traditionally feminine roles stops.
Criminal record is not the end of the world

Criminal record is not the end of the world

Oct 26, 2015
Someone's criminal record should not derail their entire life.
NYU should divest from private prisons

NYU should divest from private prisons

Oct 19, 2015
NYU must follow Columbia's lead and divest from private prison corporations. Between their abysmal human rights records and their effect in exacerbating the prison state, private prisons are ethically indefensible.
Biden shouldn’t run for president

Biden shouldn’t run for president

Oct 13, 2015
The call for Biden to run for POTUS in 2016 is heartening, but is he different enough from Clinton?
Recent prescription drug price hike isnt new, but still must end

Recent prescription drug price hike isn’t new, but still must end

Sep 30, 2015
Without policy measures that regulate how much drug companies can charge for their drugs or stricter patent laws that prevent companies from re-copyrighting old drugs, there is little to avert drug price hikes.