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All content by Valentina Plevisani
An illustration of three people standing in a doorway next to a red sign that reads “Access Denied.” Below the sign, a hand holds a passport that reads “República del Peru.”

Opinion: The precarious path to employment for international students

Job prospects are too narrow for international students, especially those who are pursuing careers within the United States.
Dec 9, 2022

As an international student, coming to study in the United States involves navigating a never-ending obstacle course. You must apply for and attain a student visa. You are restricted...

A black facade that reads “Carbone” in white font. Inside, there is dim red lighting. A female is visible sitting down alone at a table in the restaurant.

Carbone alone: The subtle beauty of solo dining

Dining alone is the best way to beat long reservation lists and recharge.
Dec 8, 2022

Many say New York City is the place for people who aren't afraid to do things on their own, and my social anxiety of being alone has significantly subsided since moving here. I...

An illustration of a purple world map with four circles of club logos overlaying it. The top left circle has text “the French club” with the French flag drawn inside the letter “F” against a blue background. The top right circle has the tip of the Empire State Building lit with green, white and red lights and text “ITALIAN CLUB AT N.Y.U.” against a light blue background. The bottom left circle has text “C.M.S” in red and a red flower icon. The bottom right circle has text “Russian Club at N.Y.U” in red against a white background.

Opinion: NYU should promote more conversation clubs

Since NYU has a language requirement, it should promote conversation clubs, which are some of the best ways to practice a new language.
Nov 21, 2022

Every Friday at 2 p.m., students from all levels of Italian conversational skill gather at NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo to talk, hang out and enjoy complimentary snacks....

Text “USE YOUR VOICE” and seven stars in purple color on top of text “NYU SHOULD VOTE” with “NYU” and “VOTE” in blue color and “SHOULD” in red color.

Opinion: NYU urges you to vote, and so do I

As an international student, I applaud the NYU Votes campaign, but it’s up to you to go vote.
Oct 7, 2022

The midterm elections are approaching, and if you’re an American citizen, this Nov. 8 it’s time for you to vote. Now is your time to elect who will make decisions on your behalf...

Protesters walk down University Place holding a large sign that reads “NYU owes adjuncts.” A police officer on a moped directs traffic in front of the marching protesters.

Opinion: Adjuncts need better pay now, but NYU is dragging its feet

NYU should meet the proposals of the adjunct union, ACT-UAW Local 7902 — if not in support of worker's rights, then in the name of its students.
Sep 19, 2022

The current contract between NYU and the adjunct union ACT-UAW Local 7902 expires at midnight on Sept. 30. In negotiating the next four-year contract, the union is demanding better...

An illustration with a coral background of a calendar opened to a page of the month of March. Under the months name, it reads “Women’s History Month” in blue letters.

Opinion: NYU’s Women’s History Month isn’t enough

The university’s underwhelming commemoration of Women’s History Month underscores the necessity for more substantive yearlong efforts highlighting women’s achievements and struggles.
Mar 29, 2022

I come from Latin America, where International Women's Day has become a big deal in recent years. It is a day for women of all backgrounds to rally against the patriarchy and protest...

An illustration of a black car with an NYU Safe Ride logo on the hood and side.

Opinion: NYU’s Safe Ride service needs reform

The Safe Ride service is unreliable and puts students at risk. NYU needs to address student concerns if it truly wants to prioritize safety on campus.
Mar 3, 2022

It's past midnight. I’m huddled in front of Palladium and I need to get to Lipton. I can’t walk, it’s far too late, and I’m down to my last $20 before my paycheck hits...

“The Joe Rogan Experience” is a podcast that debuted in December 2009, hosted by Joe Rogan, comedian and UFC color commentator. (Staff Illustration by Camila Ceballos)

Opinion: Is Joe Rogan really worth it, Spotify?

Following Joe Rogan’s controversial episode about the COVID-19 vaccination, Spotify should remove his podcast from its platform.
Feb 17, 2022

Let's imagine you are the cofounder and CEO of one of the largest music and podcast streaming platforms in the world. You sign a more than $100 million deal with a podcaster. By...