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No Assembly Required

On August 8, John Surico awoke abruptly to a 6 a.m. phone call from his editor at The Wall Street Journal. More than 250 demonstrators were protesting a Bronx grand jury’s refusal to indict a police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Ramarley Graham inside his home last year. “I had to ask the Graham…

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The Millennial Manager

When Lorey Giblin entered her first semester of college, she rocked pink hair, Converse designed a la Sharpie, and some low-hanging chains. Everyone else wore a suit at C.U.N.Y. Baruch, a school that prides itself on its business program and ambitious managerial-type students. Giblin was the first in her family to seek a college degree…

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Taking Time Off

Queens native and 22-year-old student Alexa Wolfe, went straight to college after graduating high school, attending the Borough of Manhattan Community College for one year before withdrawing. Tuition for full-time BMCC students runs $4,000 a year and during those first two semesters Wolfe’s parents paid all of her tuition. Things changed when her parents moved…

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Student Profile: Louis Landas

Born to a Bolivian mother and Filipino father who both grew up in the United States, the 21-year-old NYU Stern undergrad was always exposed to different cultures but feels the strongest connection to Singapore, where he grew up. Louis moved from Virginia when he was five after his father landed a job with Citibank there….

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Making her own luck

Sitting alone in a partitioned room in the middle of her Union Square office, Shu-Ying Chung, 27, manipulates audio clips in FinalCut Pro, the bread-and-butter tool of her editing trade. For hours, Chung focuses intently on the computer screen in front of her. The occasional sounds from the coffee grinder in the pantry, the rush…

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Going Greek Again

In a student’s off campus apartment in Union Square, Nicole Robison sits on the purple pullout couch that has become her temporary bed. Pocket-sized expense reports are scattered around her as she staples receipts to them with the miniature, pink stapler from her oversized tote bag. Two pink suitcases overflow onto the floor at the…

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Diversity Among Classes: Socio-economic Diversity Needed in Classrooms

The term diversity used to conjure up images of people of varying skin tones in photographs on the front of college brochures and motivational posters in offices promoting the benefits of diversity, but what does it actually mean? Diversity, as seen through the lens of ethnicity, doesn’t seem to help in institutions such as universities,…

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Moving for Movies

“Hold for art,” shouts Anna Paszkiewicz. And with her command, the filming for the independent film, “Dangerous Heels,” comes to a complete halt. On the film set at the tequila bar Mayahuel, the actresses set down their fake martinis. The bread rolls go back on their plate. Racing in with her dark hair in a…

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Studying without distractions

  During the 90 minutes spent studying for a French quiz, Brenda Lau, 19, a New York University Political Theory and Literature sophomore, has checked her cell phone’s social media applications at least 10 times.   Sounds familiar? This has become the Generation-Y mode of studying: the era where social media updates are far more…

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Ivie Ani

Ivie Ani’s family were all born in Nigeria, except for her but she carries the heritage in her name: Ivie means ‘jewel’ in the Edo language. A senior at NYU double majoring in Journalism and Africana Studies, Ivie has spent her entire life in New York City and lives in Yonkers with her mother and…

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