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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 […]

 
 

Millennials Challenge Uber and Other Companies Via Boycott

BY ANNE CRUZ The L train isn’t running and you need to get home. What do you do? Up until a few weeks ago, most people would have responded: you call an Uber. But, now, the answer to “How are you getting home?” is no longer immediately clear: for the […]

 
 

Invisible on the Wall: Minorities in Rock Climbing

Ryan Edwards clips protection in Rumney, New Hampshire.

BY ANNE CRUZ On a sticky afternoon in Rumney, New Hampshire, standing at the base of a 70-foot cliff, Ryan Edwards selects his next project. He settles on “Flying Hawaiian,” which is one of area’s the less demanding climbs but is by no means easy. The route requires strength and […]

 
 

Student Activists Tackle Criminal Justice

Student Activists Tackle Criminal Justice

BY JENNA JARDINE Running down the steps of Canal Street station, you hurry to catch the six train to get to work on time. You swipe your monthly unlimited metro pass only to receive the dreaded “swipe again at this turnstile” message. Your train pulls into the station and desperate […]

 
 

New York Nature Escapes

New York Nature Escapes

BY ANNE CRUZ The Big Apple doesn’t advertise itself as a naturalist’s playground. But as spring beckons the city offers a many outdoor spots for those who want to enjoy the fresh air and the sights.  An added bonus, no car required.

 
 

Adulting: Nostalgic Style

  Living in the grown-up world can be tough sometimes. Between working all day, paying rent, and dealing with difficult roommates, you might wish life could be a bit simpler, like it was as a kid. Sometimes we need to just take a break from out hectic, yet beautiful lives, […]

 
 

How to Choose Which Music Festival is Right For You

How to Choose Which Music Festival is Right For You

By RAYNE H. ELLIS Spring initiates the start of music festival season, from small venues like Piedmont Park in Atlanta, to huge ones like a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee. With 32 million people going to at least one music festival a year, “music festivals are becoming one of young American’s […]

 
 

Be the Generation of Change

Be the Generation of Change

By JENNA JARDINE An activist fervor has taken over the nation. Americans are turning to the streets, the internet, grassroots organizations and each other in an effort to make change. People are rallying behind the issues they care about, unsure if they will have an impact. Such feelings even cross party […]

 
 

Alternative “Reads” During The Trump Presidency

Alternative “Reads” During The Trump Presidency

By ALANA AL-HATLANI The Trump presidency has converted some Americans into ravenous readers of the dystopian classic, 1984 by George Orwell, sending it to the top of Amazon’s best-seller list last week and out of stock. The novel’s renewed popularity coincides with the rise of fake news and “alternative facts,” […]

 
 

The Millennial Republican Stigma

The Millennial Republican Stigma

Isolated in a sea of fervent Sanders’ supporters at an April rally in Washington Square Park,  Ivan Teo, an NYU College Republican, made his way around the crowded college campus. Streets surrounding the usually serene park were cordoned off and filled with protesters, college students, and people proudly donning Bernie […]