Gen Y Profiles

Emily Witham

Emily Witham

      Emily Witham, a senior at NYU currently pursuing a double major in journalism and dramatic literature, is right from the get-go a burst of upbeat energy as she bounds into the Starbucks at Astor’s Place. Sipping on her sweetened passion tango ice tea lemonade, this auburn-haired, blue-eyed […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Student Profile: Louis Landas

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

The Career Path Less Travelled

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Kayla Zimmerman remembers freshman year of college as the year of all work and no play. The Ohio native was taking a full plate of biology and pre-med courses at New York University, with her mind set on a very stable career course as a heart surgeon. But halfway through […]

 
 

Spending for the Experience

Spending for the Experience

Most people don’t hang around the trendy coffee shop just for the skinny vanilla latte.  The under-30 crowd in particular, is there for the social experience, a fact shops are starting to recognize and contribute to, with mood music, comfy couches and a no-hassle-if –you-sit-there-for-three-hours policy.

 
 

Along For The Ride

Along For The Ride

In many ways, Maggie Lunn* and her boyfriend bear all the marks of a modern couple. They met in highschool and are now long-distance. He lives in Florida and she lives in New York, and they split their visiting time equally. They text and Skype every day. They forwent an […]

 
 

A Real Morning Person

A Real Morning Person

Weekday mornings, Arwa Gunja is up at 2:45 a.m. She jumps in the shower, gets dressed and by 2:55 a.m., she’s out the door. A short car ride later, she’s at the WNYC studios in downtown Manhattan — most days, she’s the first one there. Gunja, a 2007 NYU graduate, […]