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Everything You Think You Know About Spain Is Wrong

Everything You Think You Know About Spain Is Wrong

January 29, 2018
We all have some expectations before setting foot on a foreign country, but we must learn to set them free to truly fall in love with our abroad sites.

First Generation Americans’ Double Lives

September 5, 2017
First generation American students face different challenges than their fellow students.
Although the percentages of students of color at NYU have increased over the past few years, the university maintains that it does not create a quota for students of color accepted.

It’s Affirmative, Your Race Isn’t Why You Got Into NYU

September 5, 2017
Recent debates about Affirmative Action may have caused you to question NYU's admission policies.
NYU Law will be opening a State Energy and Environmental Impact Center to aid attorneys in response to Trumps environmental protection rollbacks.

Q&A: NYU Law Opens Center to Help AGs Fight EPA Rollbacks

August 28, 2017
In response to Trump's move to rollback the EPA budget, NYU Law has opened a new center to aid US attorneys.
NYUs proposed budget for the 2018-2019 academic year shows a 3.1 percent increase from the 2017-2018 budget.

What You Missed This Summer

August 28, 2017
Although students may have been on vacation this summer, the news at NYU did not take a break. Here is an update of what you missed this summer.
CAS sophomore and NYU College Democrats Treasurer Ryan Trumbauer is campaigning for Vice President of the College Democrats of New York. He hopes to increase communication between the organization’s different branches.

CAS Sophomore Elected VP of College Democrats of NY

May 1, 2017
CAS sophomore Ryan Trumbauer has just been elected Vice President of the New York state chapter of the College Democrats.
The Hudson River is a great outdoor study spot for students in New York City.

Staff Recs: Best Outdoor Study Spots

April 20, 2017
It's nearly time for finals, but the sun beckons — the only rational solution? Study outside.
Steinhardt music technology professor and musician Svjetlana Bukvich-Nichols. Bukvich-Nichols believes that music is not just a language, but an evolutionary tool that is changing how people express emotion.

Evolving With Your Favorite Song

April 10, 2017
NYU Music Technology professor Svjetlana Bukvich-Nichols is looking to expand our musical lexicon beyond the standards of Western composition and into other styles — giving both our music and our emotional understanding deeper nuance.
SPS sophomore Ashley Mains had a two-run triple in the March 29 game against Stevens Institute of Technology.

Weekly Sports Update: March 27 to April 2

April 3, 2017
NYU's track team had a great showing at the Roadrunner Invitational, with several Violets placing well in their races.
Say Hello to the New, Not Goodbye to the Old

Say Hello to the New, Not Goodbye to the Old

March 27, 2017

Dalton Corr wants his listeners to twist and shout to a Beatles-inspired sound. The Steinhardt senior enjoys pairing 1960s songwriting styles with electronic and pop music in an...

Eli Nachmany

The Man in the "MAGA" Hat
March 23, 2017

On the night of the most suspenseful event in U.S. politics, SPS senior Eli Nachmany — buried amongst a sea of red hats and matching ties — screamed in celebration at President...

Senior House

Senior House

February 23, 2017

Residency: Undergraduate Seniors Estimated yearly cost: $13,048 – $15,884 Low-cost rooms available: Yes Commute to class: 10-15 minute walk to WSP, 20-25 minute subway...

Founders Hall, 120 E 12th St

Founders Hall

February 23, 2017

Residency: Freshmen Estimated yearly cost: $14,040 Low-cost rooms available: No Commute to class: 10-15 minute walk to WSP, 15-20 minute subway ride to Tandon Nearby subways:...

WSN’s weekly roundup of the best classes you can take at NYU is here.

Photo: Week 5: Make the Most of Your Schedule With These Favorite Classes

March 2, 2017

WSN’s weekly roundup of the best classes you can take at NYU is here.

WSN has advice for those stuck in a bad class.

Photo: How to Handle a Bad Class

January 24, 2017

WSN has advice for those stuck in a bad class.

When 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem, he started a controversial discussion on the intersection of politics and sports.

Politics Belong In Sports

January 23, 2017
Sports are growing incredibly political, and the intersection between many major sports league and hot button issues is coming to to the forefront.
Despite univeristy efforts to prevent sexual assault, it is still a common occurrence on college campuses. NYU’s sexual assault policy is full of ambiguity surrounding the idea of affirmative consent, leaving a lot of grey area regarding proper procedures.

Affirmative Consent Causes Confusion

November 28, 2016
An in-depth look into NYU's policies regarding sexual assault on campus.
NYU commuters are moving into residence halls for the spring semester to save themselves time and stress.

A Senior Citizen As Your New Roommate

October 17, 2016
As part of its plan to make NYU more affordable, the Affordability Steering Committee plans to match students with senior citizens who have a spare bedroom by the fall of 2017.
In a busy city like New York, safety is a biker’s biggest concern. In hopes of a good solution, many NYU students anticipate Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new plans for biker safety.

De Blasio Announces Bike Lanes Extension

September 26, 2016
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to extend the current bike lanes to 8th St., from Astor Place to 6th Ave on Sept. 13. Many NYU students believe that biking, skateboarding and skating save both time and money compared to traveling by subway, cab or bus.