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The green spire and marble buttresses of the Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.

The best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in NYC

New York City has a rich Irish history, and you should explore it all on St. Patrick’s Day.
Kasey Goldenberg, Contributing Writer March 9, 2023

It’s the luck of the Irish that this year’s St. Patty’s Day falls on a Friday. Considering its strong Irish heritage and community, New York City is definitely one of the...

A movie still featuring a close-up profile of a woman looking to her left, with a sliver of sunlight hitting her face. She stands outdoors with a fence in the background.

Review: ‘Nanny’ offers a refreshing take on the worker-immigrant experience

Winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, NYU alum Nikyatu Jusu’s debut feature takes a new approach to portraying the immigrant experience. The film is playing in select theaters and will be made available for streaming on Amazon Prime starting on Dec. 16.
Madeline Kane, Staff Writer November 30, 2022

In American pop culture, the immigrant experience is typically portrayed with shaky camera movements, dull and colorless settings, and people who are physically, emotionally and...

NYU greets Little Amal

Little Amal, a puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee, visited NYU on Sept. 28.
Aria Young and Alisha Goel October 23, 2022

Little Amal, a 10-year-old Syrian refugee, walked around New York City. With her new friend, Little Amal walked through the streets of the East Village to Washington Square Park...

Martin Fritsche stands outside Bobst Library holding a white rose.

Q&A: Meet the guy behind the rose cart

The street florist who’s been selling roses outside of Bobst since September has much more to say than just “roses, roses.”
Alex Tran, Culture Editor February 22, 2022

If you’ve walked by Bobst Library this semester, or even down Washington Square South, chances are you have run into an old man selling roses, or have heard him softly saying...

Pamonha is a traditional Brazilian dish made from boiled corn husks and sugar or cheese. Food often serves as a cultural connection between older and younger generations. (Photo by Sarah Gil)

What food said that words couldn’t

As a child of an immigrant mother, connecting with my grandparents and foreign family members can be challenging at times. Here’s the story of how food bridged those gaps when I personally couldn’t.
Sarah Gil, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

At the age of three, my mother along with her parents and siblings made the permanent move from the small village of Poços de Caldas, Minas Gerais in the southeast region of Brazil...

March is Women’s History Month, and each week, WSNs Culture desk staff writers are taking turns to highlight influential women figures in their lives. (Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

Women’s History Month: An Ode to the Women in Our Lives

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Culture Desk staff writers are taking turns every week to highlight the important women figures in their lives.
Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor March 10, 2021

I know it’s cliche, but I would not be where I am today without the wisdom and guidance of my mother. She was the one who introduced me to both the beauty of food and legacy...

How Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Shapes the Supreme Court

How Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Shapes the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has repeatedly bolstered the Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant agenda. Last Thursday, the majority opinion’s language in Barton v. Barr reveals possible biases against immigrants.
Emily Dai, Deputy Opinion Editor April 28, 2020

Since launching his presidential campaign in 2015, the nation has been inundated with inflammatory, anti-immigrant rhetoric catalyzed by President Trump. Publically, Trump has...

NYC Public Schools Are Failing English Language Learners

NYC Public Schools Are Failing English Language Learners

As the New York City public school system has transitioned completely to remote learning, they have abandoned struggling English language learning students and immigrant families who lack digital literacy.
Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor April 24, 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, New York City public schools have transitioned to remote learning for the duration of the school year. For many students who are immigrants...

Alan Yang’s Netflix film “Tigertail” opens with a young boy running through a field. The film is based on the immigration story of Yang’s own parents. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Searching For Love and Finding Heartbreak in ‘Tigertail’

Alan Yang’s new Netflix movie is a touching, heartbreaking story of immigration, sacrifice, loneliness and communication.
Ben Linder, Contributing Writer April 20, 2020

“Tigertail” might not be the feel-good movie you’re yearning for right now, but it is perhaps exactly what’s needed. Written and directed by Alan Yang (“Master of None”...

Don’t Forget About Iraqi Women When War Occurs

Don’t Forget About Iraqi Women When War Occurs

Recent tensions sparked between the United States and Iran will threaten the mental and physical state of Iraqi women and girls.
Gabby Lozano, Deputy Opinion Editor January 29, 2020

Since the 1980s, the United States has continued to meddle in Iraq and Iran. The constant invasions, coup d’etats and forced instillations of Western principles of government...

Immigrants Don’t Need to Earn Human Decency

Immigrants Don’t Need to Earn Human Decency

Immigrants should not have to prove themselves worthy of being in this country.
Asha Ramachandran, Contributing Writer November 25, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority indicated on Nov. 12 that the body is leaning toward shutting down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA, an...