Federal Data Indicates NYU Graduates Face Debt, Gender Wage Gap

According to a new analysis by ProPublica, released in tandem with the White House’s announcement of its new College Scorecard, data culled from the U.S. Department of Education indicates that NYU students from low-income families are often burdened with huge amounts of debt. This information will surprise few Violet alums, and illustrates a pervasive trend within institutions that promote astronomically... View Article

September 15, 2015 9:10 am
Boom Or Bust, Kristaps Porzingis Is Here And Ready To Roll

The New York Knicks have been a laughingstock in the NBA for a long time. Excluding a good season they had in 2012-13 when they grabbed the Eastern Conference’s second seed and got to the second round of the playoffs, there hasn’t been a whole lot to cheer for. The mid-season trade for Carmelo Anthony was supposed to launch the franchise... View Article

October 2, 2015 3:39 pm
Meow the Jewels Merges Cats and Hip-Hop

Until recently Meow the Jewels was just a thing of legend. When hip-hop duo, Run the Jewels, released their album, Run the Jewels II, last year they joked that a remix album featuring all instrumentation replaced with cat sounds would be available for the hefty sum of $40,000. Back then that was all Meow the Jewels was: a joke. But... View Article

October 2, 2015 11:37 am
NYU Love: Prioritizing Passion

Modern Love is so much more than the phone in your pocket; it’s about the choices available to us. Welcome to NYU Love, a new column exploring how the student body deals with love and sex. When she first came to NYU, Jillian, Steinhardt, ’16, was in a long-distance relationship with a boy from California, and focused on dating to marry. A... View Article

October 2, 2015 10:23 am
Rookie NYU Gym-Goers Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of The Weight Room

We get it: Palladium and Coles can be, and often are, terrifying mosh pits of sweaty, grunting, testosterone-fueled madness. At peak times, there’s barely any room to breathe—let alone get a good workout in. However, if you’re new to the gym or unfamiliar with the equipment, don’t panic! That guy in the Dri-Fits probably doesn’t know what he’s doing either.... View Article

October 1, 2015 3:30 pm
Pope Francis’ Mixtape is Dropping This November

Pope Francis has been a busy man lately. During his recent whirlwind visit to the United States he brought his holy self to three cities, where he met with President Obama, blessed citizens, and led an enormous mass in Madison Square Garden. But in addition to all of his papal duties, Pope Francis will soon add an unexpected title to... View Article

October 1, 2015 2:45 pm
President Of China Invades US For Six Day Tour

Forget Pope Francis, Uncle Xi’s in town. The President of China, Xi Jinping, was in the US last week for a six-day tour. In this time he met with the all the usual suspects: Obama, Biden etc. More interestingly, though, Microsoft also hosted President Xi in Seattle where Bill Gates and Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella sat with Xi’s chief of... View Article

October 1, 2015 1:53 pm
Weekend Concert Roundup: Kicking Off Rocktober 2K15

Welcome back! This week’s collection of indie rock bands is pretty packed! From all day events to couple hour shows, you’ll need to budget your time and budget your money to make them all. Just stick to our list and you’ll be one happy concert goer. Thursday Ought is playing at Mercury Lounge with Adult Mom. If you like The Cloud... View Article

October 1, 2015 1:15 pm
Revamped Seaport Cultural District Launched

On September 17, the Seaport Cultural District threw an open house for visitors to experience the revamped Seaport District. The Seaport District was originally a functioning port for trading vessels from the mid 17th century onward, later converted into a museum and shopping district from 1967 onward. The Seaport is currently undergoing a massive renovation to transform it from a commercial... View Article

October 1, 2015 10:16 am
Channel Your Inner Marina Abramovic At One of NYC’s Best Open Mic Nights

Open mic nights are among the many long-lost visions of NYC. Sure, “Smelly Cat” and that weird song about cows from Rent seemed like good ideas at the time, but the 90’s are over, right? Surely there are no future Elliot Smiths to be found in gritty East Village basement stages? The level of creative control in music scenes today is unprecedented,... View Article

October 1, 2015 9:29 am
NYU Horoscopes: Let’s Hope October Doesn’t Suck

  Whether you believe in horoscopes or not, they can be a great way to look at whatever sticky situation you’re in more objectively. It also can’t hurt to know that other NYUers are going through the same tribulations that you are. So if you’re feeling pretty lost, take a look at your reading, and get a little guidance from the... View Article

September 30, 2015 10:27 am
3 Great Happy Hour Lunch Specials Near Campus

Got a long lunch break? Just got out of class? Trying to ditch Writing the Essay? When in doubt, eat and drink. NYC is expensive, but there are still some nearby lunch deals that allow you to fill your stomach and get a buzz without wandering too far from NYU’s great halls of learning. Blockheads 60 Third Avenue (between 10th and 11th... View Article

September 30, 2015 10:20 am
Goodbye HopStop, Hello Third Rail

After competing with tech giants like Apple and Google to be the top navigation service the beloved app HopStop will be discontinued this coming month. The app was originally released in 2005 and provided mapping capabilities to over 100 metropolitan areas. According to Bloomberg, sources said that Apple acquired HopStop in 2013 with the intention of using its navigation technology to improve... View Article

September 30, 2015 10:15 am
NYU-Backed Startup Agrilyst Wins TechCrunch Disrupt Cup

When the highly anticipated TechCrunch Disrupt competition drew to a close last week in San Francisco, a New York City-based, NYU-backed startup came out on top. Agrilyst, an intelligence platform for indoor farms, was named the winner of TechCrunch Disrupt’s insanely competitive Startup Battlefield. Over one thousand startups applied for the chance to win the coveted Disrupt Cup, along with the $50,000 prize. The list... View Article

September 29, 2015 1:14 pm
Three NYU Student Athletes Earn ECAC and UUA Honors

NYU student athletes definitely don’t get the credit deserve for balancing their athletic commitments with everything else that comes with being a college student. Sure, NYU is not exactly known for its athletics, and students on campus are involved with many different activities that take up their time that aren’t athletics. However, we have a ton of respect for student... View Article

September 29, 2015 10:58 am
“Stonewall” Erases History, Tanks At Box Office

On June 28, 1969, the Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn was raided by New York City police officers. In a spontaneous protest, the LGBT community fought back, rioting for their rights. The impact of that night echoed across the country and acted as a turning point for the LGBT rights movement in the United States. Filmmaker Roland Emmerich (creator of Independence... View Article

September 29, 2015 9:30 am
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