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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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Are Social Smokers Actually Addicted?

Are Social Smokers Actually Addicted?

By LARSON BINZER After a few minutes of walking down 8th street in Greenwich Village, 21-year-old college student, Jason Hur, who refers to himself as a “social smoker,” finally finds a light. The light comes from a 20-something-year-old man in a small crowd of smokers huddled on the steps outside of a New York […]

 
 

East Village

East Village

In the last moments of a very close race for the presidency, every vote counts. A large weight has been put on the shoulders of GenY voters, which was the demographic that determined the 2008 election. On Election Day, many young millennials took their lunch and class breaks to go vote […]

 
 

Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn

Sandy didn’t stop Downtown Brooklyn’s millennials from letting their vote count today at Borough Hall. From bloggers to chefs to musicians to students, the majority of Metrotech’s 20-somethings checked off President Obama as their choice to lead the country for the next four years. Along with social issues and the […]

 
 

Millennials Keeping Faith

Millennials Keeping Faith

Hundreds of college students and young adults gather in a line that curves around the block in the early hours of a Sunday morning to jam out in Gramercy Theatre. The room is filled to capacity with young people and a line has already started outside for the next show. […]

 
 

GenMe in Reality TV Land

GenMe in Reality TV Land

The three pairs of eyes staring impatiently were the only ones that mattered to the young girl on stage, although in the audience at the show and at home, millions more waited. She began to sing and the shy exterior melted away to a spectacular singing voice much to the […]

 
 

GenY Burns a Hole in Their Pocket

GenY Burns a Hole in Their Pocket

Five days a week before she starts her shift as a retail salesclerk, Ashourrina Henshaw, 21, stops into her local Starbucks where the staff knows her so well that she doesn’t even have to place the order for her usual: a Trenta Iced Caramel Macchiato with a double shot of […]