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What’s Your Sign?

What’s Your Sign?

By EMMA RUDD This week, Lily Siskind’s hair is bright pink, a drastic change from last week’s slime green. It’s made even brighter next to her piercing black lipstick, which remains perfectly painted on her lips throughout the day as if by a magical force. Her softball-sized round spectacles, always […]

 
 

Still No Electricity: 6 Months After María

Still No Electricity: 6 Months After María

By PRISCILLA MALAVET ALVARADO Six months after Hurricane Maria, life for many of the rural town of Aibonito still feels like the immediate aftermath of the storm. College student Johanna Hernández Pérez and her parents are still without electricity. Powered by a small generator, energy is reserved for keeping the […]

 
 

Young Republicans Propose Climate Bill

BY MORGAN PHILLIPS February 26, 2015: The day Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) walked onto the floor of Congress, snowball in hand to demonstrate that because he wasable to make a snowball, climate change must not be real. Can you be a Republican and love the planet? The college-age generation of […]

 
 

Pulitzer Grant Takes Student Journalist To Sierra Leone

BY MORGAN PHILLIPS Hunter College journalism student Kadia Goba readily admits that she’s a political junkie. Hair neatly pinned back, press badge proudly worn around her neck, and reporter’s notebook at the ready, she looks ready to throw herself out in the field at a moment’s notice. On a recent […]

 
 

How IBM Watson Can Help You Get The Job

BY: MADISON L’INSALATA When we hear on the news “Sophia the humanoid robot gains citizenship in Saudi Arabia,” it doesn’t seem that far off. But, we shouldn’t write off all kinds of artificial intelligence before checking in to see what we might gain from it. Perhaps not all of it […]

 
 

Commercials: A Day Of Work, A Year Of Rent

Commercials: A Day Of Work, A Year Of Rent

BY: MADISON L’INSALATA It’s no secret in this performing arts business making money doing what we love can be hard, especially when you’re just starting out. Sometimes we say no to the jobs we really want to do and yes to the ones that aren’t so great because the former […]

 
 

Marijuana Delivery Comes With Baggage

By ABIGAIL WEINBERG Just about anything can be delivered 24/7 in New York City, and that includes marijuana. A few times a month, Emily, an NYU student, ordered a marijuana delivery to her East Village apartment from a service run by a man named Shaggy.* She soon developed a rapport […]

 
 

How Millennials Are Doing Mommyhood

How Millennials Are Doing Mommyhood

BY MORGAN PHILLIPS Rebecca Pietrocini was working full-time as a Real Estate broker in the D.C. area and also raising two children, John and Katie, ages 2 and 5, up until about a year ago. Rebecca had always dreamed of being a big-time career woman in an office and a […]

 
 

How To Make The Most Out of Your Amazon Alexa

How To Make The Most Out of Your Amazon Alexa

BY MORGAN PHILLIPS It’s almost two months after Christmas and you may be struggling to put your gifts to good use—especially the gift from  a loved one far techier than you: Alexa. All of a sudden we’re buying robots to use our electronics for us. Suddenly you do not even […]

 
 

Preserving World Heritage Amidst Conflict

A sampling of cultural heritage playing cards. CREDIT: Department of Defense

BY JENNA JARDINE In the halls of the NYU Anthropology building, Rita Wright, a professor of archaeology, points to a poster displaying a deck of Department of Defense cultural heritage playing cards. The playing cards were developed by archaeologist Laurie Rush to raise awareness about archaeological preservation among American troops […]