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Q+A With Farhin Lilywala

You’re four years old and your parents tell you you’re going on a trip to America. Yay! At the age of nine, your friends are all going on cruises for summer vacation. You can’t, because you don’t have a green card. At the age of 16, your high school offers […]

 
 

From Caracas to NYC with Carlos Colmenares

From Caracas to NYC with Carlos Colmenares

BY SHELBY JORDAN Carlos Colmenares, a freshman at New York University, is no stranger to the city life. Having grown up in Venezuela’s largest – and most crime ridden – city, his transition to New York has been smooth and liberating.  In Caracas with constant robberies and kidnappings, Carlos, like […]

 
 

Young and Drag: Millennials and Drag Queen Culture

By EMILY WOOD A brief interview with Slater Stanley. Slater Stanley is a senior at New York University. He studies Chinese language and is an RA at NYU’s Lafayette Dorm, where he runs activities for the Rainbow Rosters Explorations, which teaches about LGBTQ issues. Stanley is passionate about issues relating […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

The Rise of Digital Activism Among Millennials

Photo by Yemisi Miller.

By KATE STARR A few days after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Yemisi Miller, a sophomore at Spellman University, posted a photo of herself to Twitter with the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown. The Twitter photo featured two images of the young Black woman, one in her high school graduation […]

 
 

The Fight is Not Over

The Fight is Not Over

By LILY STARBUCK Where one millennial stands on abortion rights. And why she’s still fighting. Sylvia Abdullah greeted shoppers at the entrance to a cramped, sun-filled pre-war apartment in the heart of Soho. She maneuvered her way past an overflowing coat rack and over boxes, bags, and piles of second […]

 
 

Facebook: A Breeding Ground for Social Comparison

Millenials tend to compare themselves to their Facebook friends and self-promote on their own social media profiles in an attempt to measure up.

By NATALIA GARCIA It is a Tuesday night and I am at the library browsing through Facebook between assignments when I come across a picture of a friend from high school holding a 3-liter bottle of Maison Perrier-Jouët at PHD, one of New York City’s most exclusive nightclubs. “$25,000,” the […]

 
 

Finding your Tinderfella: fairytale or reality?

Finding your Tinderfella: fairytale or reality?

By SARAH SKIRMONT   The melodic piano tune danced through Kayla Keegan’s ears as her voice synched with the words displayed on a TV screen to Elton John’s “Piano Man.” Even after a shot of whiskey and a beer, followed by an impromptu karaoke session, Kayla Keegan didn’t fully relax as […]

 
 

Students Confused by Affirmative Consent on Campus: What the Policy Really Means

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney of the US House of Representatives speaking at "The Epidemic of Sexual Abuse in our Schools and Universities," a panel discussion at New York University.

By EMILY WOOD Emma Sulkowicz—the mattress-toting student at Columbia University—has become a household name as photographs of her carrying her dorm room mattress around campus have flooded Facebook newsfeeds and even The New York Times. Sulkowicz uses her mattress as a creative protest of the lack of disciplinary action taken […]

 
 

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 […]