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.
Mother and Father may know best, but they don’t always make the wisest career mentors. Landing a first job in 2012, where the unemployment rate for Gen Y (aged 16-34) is 13.1 percent, requires a vastly different strategy than their Baby Boomer parents experienced decades ago. Hannah Orenstein, a sophomore […]
A good credit history is crucial when it comes time to take out loans or invest in big purchases such as homes and cars. To many creditors, a person with no credit history is just as unreliable as one with bad credit because there are too many unknown risks. Unfortunately, many […]
Like many college students Victoria Baptiste interned last summer; unlike many students she held two internships, alternating between a research internship at the NYU Law School’s Center of Human Rights and an internship at a computer software firm GCS Computers. And these were not first internships for the Princeton University […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
When a group of NYU Tisch students decided to produce their own version of the “An Enemy of the People” last spring, the group hit a few budgetary snags. The Tisch School of the Arts was supposed to pay for part of the production and help students fundraise the rest. […]
Last January, I founded BelittletheBullies, a blog for bully victims. I write about my own experiences with the hopes that bullied teens will take comfort that they are not alone, and others share their concerns and problems. Communication is always the first step.
On a recent mid-September night, James* sat at a New York City bar with a beer and cell phone on a table in front of him. After making small talk, he picked up his phone and opened the location-specific app for OkCupid, scrolling through girls’ pictures in the downtown area. Ignoring […]