Culture

The New Shabbat

By JESSICA WEINBERG Challah, wine, chicken soup, and some blessings. Those are the age-old ingredients for the typical Shabbat dinner, and tradition has gained following among some millennials, both observant and non-religious. In an era where Snapchat, FaceTime, and email exchanges have replaced in person interactions, Shabbat dinner has become […]

 
 

Smart Moves For the Stiff Mind

Smart Moves For the Stiff Mind

By MIA JACOBS On Wednesday nights, Joyce Tang, a junior in Media Culture and Communications, steps into the basement of Weinstein Residence Hall, past the cafeteria and the dirty bathrooms. She punches a multi-digit code into a keypad on a door plastered with stickers, locking herself in a dark, airless […]

 
 

Creating A Zine For A Media Void

Creating A Zine For A Media Void

By MIA JACOBS During her freshman year at NYU, Micah Pegues, now 20, had a realization. As she scanned the display shelves of magazine stands, she found a lack of diversity.  These magazines were created by white people, for white people. “I didn’t see any magazines that I related to […]

 
 

The Polaroid Generation

The Polaroid Generation

By PRISCILLA MALAVET ALVARADO For Alondra Rivera, a film and photography major student at NYU, taking her instant camera to gatherings always seems to end up in the same way; her friends fighting over who will get the only Instagram-worthy picture she has taken of them.

 
 

High Heels and Tight Dresses: Sexy or Sexist?

High Heels and Tight Dresses: Sexy or Sexist?

By PRISCILLA MALAVET ALVARDO Tight jeans, a crop top and sneakers could get you in at one of tighten opens the doors to hot clubs in my hometown of San Juan, but that’s not the case here in New York City if you want to be seen partying at one […]

 
 

A Supreme Queen Among The Hypebeasts

A Supreme Queen Among The Hypebeasts

In the boy’s world of buying and selling streetwear, a woman comes out on top. By MIA JACOBS With lawn chairs, sleeping bags, and blankets, the bundled up young men start lining up in the pre-dawn hours on Lafayette Street. By the time the sun comes up on Thursday mornings, […]

 
 

How to be a College Activist

How to be a College Activist

By EMMA RUDD This year has already been marked by the rising voice of intolerance, from the growing Times Up movement to the second national women’s march. As a college student, you may feel like now is the time to start voicing your own intolerances. You’ve scribbled your punchy one-liners […]

 
 

Finding Faith

Finding Faith

BY RILEY CARDOZA More than 100 millennials flock to the stage as the lights dim, squeezing past each other to get closer. When the song begins, they don’t look at the screens because they already know the words, and when the chorus comes, they run in circles, a swirling, chanting […]

 
 

“13 Reasons Why”: More Questions than Answers

“13 Reasons Why”: More Questions than Answers

BY SHELBY JORDAN Google “suicide.” The first link is to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, with a phone number and online chat option.  Just below is a gallery of the top stories on notable suicides, most recently dominated by Aaron Hernandez, former NFL star, and the fictional Hannah Baker, star […]

 
 

The Ultimate Bucket List Trip: How to African Safari in Style

The Ultimate Bucket List Trip: How to African Safari in Style

By SYDNEY BRASON A trip to Africa ranks at the top of many buckets lists, and many travelers assume that South Africa is the ideal safari spot. Instead, consider Kenya, which offers an immersion into tribal culture and easy access to some of the most prominent game parks, making it […]