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An illustration of an orange circle with a woman’s face inside. Over the woman’s face, the words “bare feet” are written with a pair of orange footprints. The words “Beyond N.Y.U.” are written above the circle. The background is dark purple with white sketches of planets and stars.

Beyond NYU: Dancing around the world won her an Emmy

Each week, WSN sits down with an NYU student, faculty member or alum who’s making change beyond NYU. Steinhardt alum Mickela Mallozzi shares how she created a travel television show that explores cultural dances from across the world.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor February 2, 2023

Emmy Award-winning Steinhardt alum Mickela Mallozzi is spotlighting traditional dance forms from around the world on her travel show “Bare Feet,” which airs on PBS. Despite...

Will NYU Improve the SHC Now?

Will NYU Improve the SHC Now?

NYU’s department of Counseling and Wellness Services has officially fallen below the national standard. Will this finally be the impetus for NYU to improve its mental health facilities?
Abby Hofstetter, Opinion Editor November 6, 2019

I felt pretty hopeless at the end of last semester. WSN reported in May that the wait times between appointments from NYU’s Counseling and Wellness Services are dangerously above...

Noams and Trafton at Pride Fest in 2019. They performed a remix of Trafton’s song Hyperreal. (Photo Courtesy of Alena Spalenska)

EDM, Beyond the Festival

Electronic Dance Music has exploded around the world into a genre that is prolific, diverse and welcoming. But confined by the physical restraints of New York City, NYU EDM enthusiasts and artists have had to rethink some of its traditions.
Ali Zimmerman, Contributing Writer October 7, 2019

If you attend a DJ Kali rave, you can expect to arrive at an unassuming warehouse somewhere in Brooklyn. Enter, and you’ll find yourself thrown into a crowd of 300 college...

Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo as U.S. Marshals in Shutter Island. (via facebook)

Staff Recs: Movies That Can Be Enjoyed Despite Knowing the Twist

Afraid you won’t enjoy a movie after someone spoils it? These recs will change your mind.

With the recent contention over spoilers in "Game of Thrones" and "Avengers: Endgame," the Arts Desk has decided to rebel against this paranoia and go all in on some great cinematic...

Anderson Paak (via facebook)

Anderson .Paak Releases an Ode to Old

The R&B musician’s latest album harkens back to his hazy soul roots.
Ethan Zack, Staff Writer April 15, 2019

In a turnaround so quick it might have given his fans whiplash, rhythm and blues artist Anderson .Paak released his fourth studio album “Ventura” just months after his third,...

Soundtrack for the movie Sing Street. (via Facebook)

Staff Recs: Best Albums for Spring

As spring progresses and you get increasingly unsure of what your new playlist should include, the Arts Desk is here to give you music recommendations.
Guru Ramanathan, Alex Cullina, Claire Fishman, Arts Desk April 5, 2019

Springtime is here, and with it comes the Arts Desk’s seasonal music recommendations so you know all the gems that you should be listening to once you get tired of listening...

The Broke People Play Festival, made up of original plays by NYU students, gives playwrights a unique chance to develop their scripts through performance. (Courtesy of Broke People Theatre)

Broke People Play Festival Prioritizes Process and Inclusivity

Placing writers at the forefront of the process, Broke People Theatre takes new and exciting work out of the classroom and onto the stage.
Julie Goldberg, Staff Writer March 31, 2019

“Mosaics.” “Pansies.” “Depression Flocks to Black Youths Much Like Moths to Flames.” “A Young Adult Novel by Some White Guy.” These are some of the titles of the...

The World According to Rachel: On the Real Deal

The World According to Rachel: On the Real Deal

Rachel Ruecker, Senior Editor April 20, 2017
Senior Editor Rachel Ruecker discusses how capitalism has grown from a free-market theory into a complicated and occasionally depressing paradox, but it's hard to see its complexities from inside the bubble.
The curator of the “Unnatural Election” exhibit, Andrea Arroyo. The exhibit reflects the artistic sentiment felt by a number of artists towards the election of Donald Trump.

Artists Responding to Election on Display at Kimmel

Anastasiya Shelest, Contributing Writer March 6, 2017
The Kimmel Galleries are currently home to one of the biggest exhibits they've ever hosted, both in terms of sheer size and scope. "Unnatural Election: Artists Respond to the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election” is exactly what it sounds like on a scale that will astound.
In the midst of political tension, the Sundance Film Festival is anticipated more than ever.

Politics Play Out at Sundance

Laura Tucciarone, Contributing Writer January 23, 2017
Amidst the politically divisive days of late, Sundance Film Festival faces its own controversies, from its founders to its participants.
“I, Daniel Blake” won the 2016 Palme D’or at the Cannes Film Festival.

A Film That Gives More Than We Asked

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor December 5, 2016
Ken Loach's "I, Daniel Blake" gives its audience more than it bargained for with parallels to the populist sentiments that drove Brexit and the working-class frustration riddling America.

VIDEO: A Trump Presidency in the Eyes of New Yorkers

November 13, 2016

NYU Journalism students interviewed New Yorkers on the streets in the wake of the election. Here are some of the things they had to say about his impending presidency.