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/ April 20, 2016 9:01 am / Comment / NYU Divest Occupies Bobst Executive Elevator for 33 Hours

Eighteen members of NYU Divest concluded a two-day demonstration in Bobst Library on Tuesday evening, after NYU administrators threatened to suspend participating students. Divest, a student activist group focused on ending NYU’s investment in fossil fuels, had spend 33 hours occupying Bobst Library’s executive elevator—the only elevator that is capable of accessing the university’s administrative offices, located on the library’s 11th and 12th floors. Divest members began...

/ August 22, 2016 4:07 pm / Comment / Our Eulogy For Gawker

After 14 years, our favorite (and/or least favorite blog) has been shut down. Thanks for never pulling punches or mincing words — especially about us. We’ll kinda miss you, depending on who you ask. RIP Gawker, long live Gawker.     [photo via]

/ August 1, 2016 1:02 pm / Comment / Coming Soon to a Venue Near You: Mystery Concert

While this long, hard, and generally depressing summer hasn’t ended yet, it’s time to start looking forward to school. At NYU, the beginning of school means one thing — other than lanyards, lost freshman, and questionable ethical decisions by the administration — Mystery Concert! It’s no secret that we here at Local love us some Mystery Concert. The annual free-for-students concert thrown by...

/ May 10, 2016 1:41 pm / Comment / Four Requests I Have For Captain America: Civil War

There are some things in this world about which I care deeply: 90s rom-coms set in London, subway etiquette, Chris Evans. There are also some things in this world about which I deeply do not care about: the winter olympics, nuts in baked goods, the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This makes the recent release of Captain America: Civil War a hot topic of debate between...

/ May 9, 2016 2:39 pm / Comment / Ultimate Distraction Post: Spring 2016

We’re napping on the Bobst couches, eating vending machine gummy bears for dinner, and crying outside Oren’s Daily Roast. It’s finals season again, somehow, and we’re woefully prepared. But if we’re going to tank these finals, we’re going to drag you down with us. This is the Spring 2016 Ultimate Distraction Post. All the words are links, and none of...

/ May 6, 2016 12:56 pm / Comment / Cardi B Is The Queen You Didn’t Know You Needed

There’s a fantastic vine that gets circulated on Twitter every time the temperature gets below 40 degrees. In it, a woman in a tight skirt and one of those bralet-type tops with a bunch of straps struts down what appears to be a hotel hallway. As she’s walking, she pronounces, “It’s cold outside but I’m still dressing like a thottie,”...

/ May 6, 2016 10:14 am / Comment / To Fee Or Not To Fee: Tips For The First Time Renter

Finding an apartment in New York City for the first time is a less than ideal and yet inaugural experience. Deciding amongst a plethora of neighborhoods, apartment styles, and roommate arrangements is a headache in itself. Brokers and property managers only add to the chaos, especially if it’s your first time signing onto a lease. We’ve all seen the advertisements for “No-Fee Rentals”...

/ May 6, 2016 9:20 am / Comment / Making The Most Of Your Freshmen Meal Plan

The 300-flex meal plan is a blessing and a curse. The plan is required for all freshman living on campus and it breaks down to about 19 meals a week, which allows for three meals a day Monday through Friday and two meals on the weekend. Add 150 dining dollars, redeemable for toiletries, snacks, and pre-packaged foods at NYU’s “restaurant” locations,...

/ May 5, 2016 3:15 pm / Comment / These Stern Students Want To Fix Your Finals Diet

As if we weren’t already busy with classes, internships, sleep, work, and social lives, we are now entering peak finals season. It’s no surprise that many students lack the time or money to eat a well balanced meal. We mainly sustain ourselves on unhealthy snacks, fast food, and Red Bull. But Stern students Danielle Soto and Sebastian Garcia think they have a solution...

/ May 4, 2016 11:23 am / Comment / Drake Is The King Of Middlebrow Rap

Drake makes people want to get deep. The Pitchfork review of his most recent album, Views, opens with a Socrates quote, then a Benjamin Franklin quote, then a Drake lyric. Now, whether or not that’s just run of the mill Pitchfork absurdity is up for debate. However, the review does reveal an interesting insight as to how we look at Drake. In this...

/ May 3, 2016 10:57 am / Comment / M Train Repairs To Provide Preview of L Train Shutdown

Brooklyn transportation has really been taking a hit recently. Lost in the looming  L train shutdown news, the MTA also mentioned that they’d be increasing M train service as one of the means to help pick up the slack. However, come summer 2017, this means the MTA is going to start repairing the M train, because without a functioning M line, they can’t...

/ May 2, 2016 1:10 pm / Comment / My Post-Graduation Plans (In Case You Wanted To Know)

In just a few weeks I’ll be graduating from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts. While this time has been often called stressful—for many it marks the end of 16 or so years of stability, of being cushioned with nine-ish months at school and three-ish months at a summer camp with a never-questionable Native American name, of having...

/ May 2, 2016 12:07 pm / Comment / Where Can I Cry On Campus?

Finals season is upon us, and this year we’re going in prepared. Not by studying, obviously, but by planning where we’re going to cry. Here are our staff’s top picks for sobbing spots on campus: “I like to cry in the basement classrooms below the campus Starbucks. They’re sort of secret and no one who hasn’t had a random recitation...

/ April 29, 2016 11:46 am / Comment / The Coachella Producers Are Trying To Make NYC Coachella A Thing

With all the Coachella hype these recently, some of us New Yorkers may feel a little left out of the whole carefree, bohemian, weekend-escape-in-the-desert thing. Personally, I’d rather not be surrounded by teenage girls in flower crowns while breathing in desert dust for 72 hours straight, and for anyone who does feel that way, you’re in luck! Early this year I...

/ April 29, 2016 10:46 am / Comment / Does The Internet Propagate Bigotry?

This month, SNL came out with a comical skit alluding to the clash between religious practices and homosexuality that have motivated states like Mississippi to pass religious freedom laws allowing businesses to deny service or employment to customers or potential staff if it would violate their religious beliefs. The bill, which will go into effect this July, is exceptionally harsh. Private...

/ April 29, 2016 9:55 am / Comment / Do We Need An App To See Each Other In Person?

Down to Lunch,  a new social networking app, has just one function in mind: Hanging out with your friends—in person. The way the app works is simple. Through the app, you’re able to let your friends know that you’re “down” for lunch. This notifies friends that you are free, and those that care to join you respond that they, too,...

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