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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

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All content by Tessa Kilcline
Art print designed by Annalise Dragonetti, a CAS junior, who owns a successful business selling jewelry, home decor, art prints, and tarot cards. (Via Instagram @terrasoleil)

Written in the Stars: Student-Run Shop Curates Whimsical Pieces

For astrology and jewelry lovers, CAS junior Annalise Dragonetti’s shop Terra Soleil has it all.
Tessa Kilcline, Staff Writer November 25, 2019

A quick scroll through CAS junior Annalise Dragonetti’s Instagram is an inside look into her personal aesthetic as well as her business’ — moody, earthy tones with touches...

Students who have worked as promoters share their experiences.
(Via Wikimedia Jazz Guy)

Student Club Promoters Disillusioned by Party Industry

Getting paid to party isn’t all fun and games.
Tessa Kilcline, Staff Writer November 20, 2019

New York City is famous — or perhaps infamous — for its lively clubbing scene. Nights out filled with top-shelf liquor bottles and top-rated entertainment bring in billions...

The Backhouse family is close, eve if they dressed up as opposing heroes and villains from the Batman universe. (Photo by Tessa Kilcline)

From Little Mermaid to Horseman of the Apocalypse, New Yorkers Go All Out at Annual Halloween Parade

A look at the attendees who came out for the parade, which featured floats, puppets, bands and artists all decked out in their best spookiest costumes.
Tessa Kilcline, Contributing Writer November 1, 2019

The sidewalk along Sixth Avenue was packed with superheroes, witches, angels and more on Thursday evening for the 46th annual New York Village Halloween Parade. Floats, music...

Fruit display at the beginning of the day. (Photo by Tessa Kilcline)

The Case of Downstein’s Stolen Display Lemons

When life gives you lemons, steal them.
Tessa Kilcline, Staff Writer October 7, 2019

Once upon a time, a bowl of lemons sat outside the entrance to Downstein. One by one, the lemons vanished at the hands of hungry NYU students. Soon, a “for display only” sign...

Courtyard of the NYU Laws Vanderbilt Hall, which houses the Brennan Center for Justice. (WSN file photo)

Panelists Discuss Hate Speech, Free Speech at NYU

NYU students have protested and disrupted talks by Gavin McInnes, Milo Yiannopoulos and Henry Kissinger in the past, leading to discussions about free speech and hate speech.
Tessa Kilcline, Contributing Writer September 30, 2019

NYU students have both warmly invited and vehemently protested certain speakers slated to visit campus. The ones that draw the most attention are conservative pundits like Milo...

Customer walks out of the iconic Veniero’s Bakery store in the East Village with a bag of sweet treats in hand. (Photo by Li-Chun Pan)

Veniero’s Bakery in the East Village Celebrates 125 Years

Veniero’s celebration was complete with community and cannolis.
Tessa Kilcline, Staff Writer September 24, 2019

Jazz music spilled into the streets of the East Village on Monday afternoon as Veniero’s Bakery celebrated its 125th anniversary.  Veniero’s, located on East 11th Street,...

The Donut Pub, located on Broadway near the NYU Bookstore, features a variety of sweet treats and a retro dining style. (Staff photo by Marva Shi)

New Donut Pub Is a Hole in One

The newest location near Astor Place satisfies the sweet tooth and the Instagram feed.
Tessa Kilcline, Staff Writer September 16, 2019

Stepping into the trendy, Instagram-worthy interior of The Donut Pub is like entering a world where the past and present become one. The local donut shop sports a long, diner-style...

Braniacs, new video series that highlight NYU researchers. (Via NYU)

NYU Brainiacs Video Series Highlights University Research

In three-to-four-minute episodes, multiple studies are broken down into their most understandable components.
Tessa Kilcline, Staff Writer September 12, 2019

NYU launched a video series this summer to highlight and showcase university research in a viewer-friendly manner. The series, titled NYU Brainiacs, includes three-to-four-minute...