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Tales from the Commute: NYU Commuters Share their Stories

Tales from the Commute: NYU Commuters Share their Stories

By VICTORIA FINNEGAN  It’s 7 a.m.; the sun is up, but just barely. It’s not quite raining, but there’s mist in the air. A man is quietly mumbling to his other personality. A woman shifts back and forth in her heels. A man in a suit checks his watch for […]

 
 

After Art School

After Art School

By VICTORIA FINNEGAN It was late May in Baltimore. The spring was beginning to feel like summer and the cherry blossoms had shed their flowers. At the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), classes and critiques were over. The campus in Baltimore’s Bolton Hill neighborhood was almost empty. Seniors in […]

 
 

Innovative Distance Learning Programs: Making the Cloud the Classroom

Innovative Distance Learning Programs: Making the Cloud the Classroom

By EMILY WOOD Elizabeth Steffel, a motivated student with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Development, knew that she wanted to attend a top-notch college to pursue her masters in social work. Married and in her late 20’s with a baby and a toddler, Steffel feared she would […]

 
 

Education for the “Other” Millennials

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BY KIRA HARADA-STONE Chris,* 20 was studying psychology at Colorado State University when his parents told him they could no longer afford it. After he left his dream school and enrolled in the University of Hawaii, where his parents could afford in-state tuition, Chris lost all motivation and stopped attending […]

 
 

The Hidden Costs of Parent PLUS Loans

The Hidden Costs of Parent PLUS Loans

By DANIELLE STROLIA When Komal Kazim was accepted into NYU and offered the opportunity to spend her freshman year in Paris, it was a dream come true. Yet her blissful stay on cloud nine was cut short with the gathering of the dark clouds of financial aid. The tuition for […]

 
 

Law School in Perspective: Where Does Rank Get You?

Law School in Perspective: Where Does Rank Get You?

By DIANA TAO A history major, a chemist, a test prep instructor, and a journalist appear to have very little in common yet all have sat in similar rooms, waiting on the same situation with a proctor, a test booklet and a 3.79 liter clear, ziplock bag holding their possessions. […]

 
 

Why are Millennials Going to Grad School?

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By KIRA HARADA-STONE Since starting Stony Brook University three years ago, Stacy, now a junior, has changed her major four different times. She has sampled majors in pharmacology, writing, nutrition and journalism. Perhaps one reason that she hasn’t felt pressured to decide on a major is that she’s always planned […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]