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A graphic of a purple pie chart on a black background. At the top a title that reads “S.G.A.’s Violet 100 budget allocation.” The category “Violet Ball” takes up more than half of the pie chart, with “Violet 100 Concert” the next-largest, though less than half the size. Most of the remaining space is budgeted toward “All-University Games” and “Merchandise, Giveaways and Tabling.” The “Violet 100 Service Events” category is so small the text doesn’t fit.

SGA increases Violet 100 budget to $335,000

NYU’s Student Government Assembly raised its operating budget for the spring spirit week event Violet 100 by around $37,000 this year. The event will use up most of the student government’s $500,000 budget.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor February 26, 2024

Violets or Bobcats? A dilemma that has plagued the minds of NYU students for decades.  The Student Government Assembly increased its Violet 100 budget by around $37,000 this...

A man in a gray sweatshirt with the hood pulled up holds a microphone to his mouth under dim red, yellow and blue lights. Behind him is a man at a table with D.J. equipment.

Doechii and Earl Sweatshirt bring the heat to V100

Earl Sweatshirt, Doechii and NYU student artists put on an unforgettable show at Terminal 5.
Lea Filidore, Staff Writer February 28, 2023

NYU often lacks the fervent school spirit of other large universities. That is, until Violet 100 rolls around. Every February, NYU students bleed purple and praise the university...

A group of concert attendees holding their phones up high in the foreground, and a performer clouded by orange mist in the background.

V100 return headlined by Baby Keem

Kendrick Lamar’s protege performs for the university where nobody sleeps.
Moriah Reibman, Contributing Writer May 4, 2022

Violet100 is an annual concert hosted by the NYU Program Board, a student-run organization that co-sponsors events. After a grueling hiatus from live music, V100 is back after...

A boy and two girls stand side by side smiling at the camera. Each holds different styles of food shopping bags. Behind them, the green trees of Washington Square Park.

Gallatin first-years mobilize students to donate meal swipes to mutual aid

XR University NYC, revived in March, is challenging students to address issues ranging from climate change to food insecurity.
Tori Morales, Staff Writer May 2, 2022

It’s no secret that NYU has a food insecurity problem. The university’s Swipe it Forward program, which allows students to donate meal swipes that would otherwise go to waste,...

A bird’s-eye view of the Bobst atrium: a DJ and dance pool to the left; the entrance to Bobst and an ice sculpture to the right

Violet Gala and Ball bring back high school prom nostalgia

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Violet Gala and Ball are back, Bobst transformation and all.
Mayee Yeh, Identity & Equity Editor April 25, 2022

Nearly 300 students were seated inside a tent in the middle of Gould Plaza on Saturday night. Most were dressed in their best suits, cocktail dresses or floor-length gowns....

Three gala attendees in blazers and turtlenecks chatting under the purple lights of the V100 Gala event.

V100 is a better spirit week than your high school’s

If you didn’t know what V100 was before, here’s your quick guide to NYU’s spirit week events.
Mayee Yeh, Identity & Equity Editor April 18, 2022

I’ve never had school pride. My high school’s name was synonymous with its top Science Olympiad team, much like NYU is known for its Sternies and Tischies. Never falling into...

Chief Keef and Roddy Ricch performed at V100s latest event. The duo filled students with fun and chaos in a uniquely cathartic concert. (Staff photo by Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer)

Chief Keef and Roddy Ricch Orchestrate Chaos for Happiness’ Sake

The Chief Keef and Roddy Ricch combination at V100 created chaos and fun for everyone.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Music Editor February 26, 2020

To mosh means to dance violently to harsh noise. Chief Keef and Roddy Ricch’s performance at V100 made students mosh. Hard. It became clear from the beginning that V100’s...