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Vivian Stockley, Deputy Abroad Editor

Vivian Stockley is a junior majoring in journalism and international relations with a minor in Russian. She is currently based in Prague, Czech Republic, for the fall 2022 semester. When she's not editing abroad articles, she loves watching old movies, learning languages, and trying new food. She is also a proud mom to her cats, frogs and lizards. Find her on Instagram or send her cute penguin and seal videos at @vivianfarrellstockley.

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An illustration of a map of the world with six purple N.Y.U. logo pins placed in each inhabited continent.

Staff Rants: Our time abroad

Members of WSN’s staff who have studied away during their time at NYU reflect on their experiences and discuss what they’d do differently.

When I studied in Paris last semester,  I traveled quite a bit — sometimes impulsively — and my classes started to feel trivial. Does my homework really matter when I could...

(Photo by Celia Tewey)

Claudia Li brings another quirky, playful collection to Fashion Week

The New Zealand-born designer breaks convention with a Fall/Winter 2022 collection featuring fresh springy floral prints.
Vivian Stockley, Beauty & Style Editor February 17, 2022

Claudia Li isn’t afraid to break a few rules. Founded in 2015, her brand CLAUDIA LI is known for playful prints, quirky silhouettes and unexpected fabric and cut combinations...

After seeing his first drag show in New York, Gary began performing in drag himself as a creative outlet. (Photo by Sofia Lopez Arredondo)

From the fringes to the spotlight: The art of NYC drag

NYU students explore their identities through drag performance.
Vivian Stockley, Contributing Writer November 24, 2021

Drag queens were some of Andy Warhol’s favorite muses. According to him, drag queens used to be “on the fringes” of heteronormative American society, but when the sexual...

The Brooklyn Museum’s newest exhibit “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams,” opened on Sept. 10. The current collections preserve the essence of Dior by balancing history with modernity. (Photo by Vivian Stockley)

Dior’s legacy is alive and well at the Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum’s “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams” exhibit is a well-curated look back on the iconic fashion house and the influences that have shaped it over the years.
Vivian Stockley, Contributing Writer October 7, 2021

Dior. The name evokes mid-century elegance and the dramatic nipped waists and flared skirts of the New Look silhouette that founder Christian Dior pioneered in the '40s and '50s.  Since...

An illustration of a Black woman in a green shirt and a white woman in a yellow shirt listening to music through wired headphones. The cord of the headphones spells out “Listen to This.”

Listen to this: As Lady Gaga goes jazz, Enrique Iglesias plays it safe

Read about the most notable singles this week by Lukas Graham, Will Wood and more.

This week’s reviews sprawl across a range of genres. From Kehlani’s popcorn butter-smooth R&B to Snail Mail’s electrified indie-rock, these singles will spice up your...