Students

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 […]

 
 

Smart Moves For the Stiff Mind

Smart Moves For the Stiff Mind

By MIA JACOBS On Wednesday nights, Joyce Tang, a junior in Media Culture and Communications, steps into the basement of Weinstein Residence Hall, past the cafeteria and the dirty bathrooms. She punches a multi-digit code into a keypad on a door plastered with stickers, locking herself in a dark, airless […]

 
 

The Polaroid Generation

The Polaroid Generation

By PRISCILLA MALAVET ALVARADO For Alondra Rivera, a film and photography major student at NYU, taking her instant camera to gatherings always seems to end up in the same way; her friends fighting over who will get the only Instagram-worthy picture she has taken of them.

 
 

High Heels and Tight Dresses: Sexy or Sexist?

High Heels and Tight Dresses: Sexy or Sexist?

By PRISCILLA MALAVET ALVARDO Tight jeans, a crop top and sneakers could get you in at one of tighten opens the doors to hot clubs in my hometown of San Juan, but that’s not the case here in New York City if you want to be seen partying at one […]

 
 

Student Profile: Abigail Weinberg

Student Profile: Abigail Weinberg

By MIA JACOBS Composed and confident Abigail Weinberg, 20, seems like she has belonged in New York City her entire life. She’s the type to speak up, to sit in the front of the class– a real New York move. But unlike many city-dwellers, she’s both easygoing and friendly. Decked […]

 
 

Roommate Problems? Tips to make them disappear

Roommate Problems? Tips to make them disappear

By PRISCILLA MALAVET ALVARADO Whether you are a freshman or an upperclassman in one of NYU’s residence hall, you know how tedious it can be to fill out the roommate agreement every semester. As the roommate agreement’s due date approaches (February 28th, for those who’ve forgotten!), RA, Rosa Swarby will […]

 
 

Emma Rudd

Emma Rudd

By PRISCILLA MALAVET ALVARADO The Journey song lyrics, “She is a small-town girl”, aptly describe Emma Rudd. Although her ambition is much bigger. Attending NYU was a no-brainer for the 20-year-old Memphis native. As we drank coffee in Think Coffee down at Bowery and Bleecker, her edgy vibe and the […]

 
 

6 Ways to Stay Fit While on a Budget

6 Ways to Stay Fit While on a Budget

By JESSICA WEINBERG When it comes to working out many of us head to SoulCycle, Barry’s Bootcamp, and Rumble to work up a sweat with dimmed lights and music blasting. Let’s be honest: it doesn’t hurt that you can post an Instagram of your new workout outfit and Snapchats of […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]