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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...

/ 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,...

/ April 27, 2016 4:29 pm / Comment / Did Anyone Ever Use UberEats Anyway?

Last week, transportation giant Uber announced to its users that UberEats Instant—not to be confused with UberEats—would be discontinued after only a month in service. A quick breakdown: UberEats was basically like Seamless, Grubhub, or Delivery.com but only in app form. You order from a participating restaurant via your trusty smartphone and the food comes straight to your door. Whereas...

/ April 27, 2016 3:21 pm / Comment / Clear Your Outstanding Warrants at the DA’s “Clean Slate” Event

Great news, low-level offenders! This Saturday, April 30, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office will be holding their second “Clean Slate” warrant forgiveness event, meaning you can finally clear your good name of that summons you got (and probably forgot to pay, because life is short and post office lines are long) for paper-bagging a 40 on your way to a...

/ April 26, 2016 1:09 pm / Comment / Last Manhattan Gas Station Below 23rd St. Shuts Down

Last Thursday, the BP gas station in SoHo (you know the one, on the corner of East Houston and Lafayette) closed down to make way for a luxury high rise office building. It may not seem like a big deal, but this means that on the east side of Manhattan, there are zero gas stations from the very south of the island...

/ April 26, 2016 12:22 pm / Comment / Is Veep Really That Far Off From Reality?

“Two great Greek contributions to American society: democracy and getting fucked in the ass.” “I’ve tried both and they’re overrated, like jazz.” And with that, Veep is back. The HBO comedy premiered its fifth season on Sunday and things in the Meyer White House are just as wacky as they’ve always been. Selina is locked in an electoral college tie...

/ April 26, 2016 11:39 am / Comment / Which Campaigns Do NYU Administrators Support?

New York’s presidential primary race has come and gone, but political campaign contributions are forever. NYU Local sorted through Federal Election Commission filings to find out where NYU’s power players are donating their money. Former NYU president John Sexton is a Hillary Clinton fan, donating the maximum-allowed $2,700 to her presidential in 2016. He also contributed $1,000 to Clinton’s campaign...

/ April 25, 2016 1:55 pm / Comment / Lemonade And The Cult Of Fandom

On Saturday night, Beyoncé released her sixth album, Lemonade, as a visual album on HBO. The hour-long special plays through the album as a series of music videos plays. It was an event big enough that HBO made its HBOGo services free for the weekend. Critics are already hailing the album as one of her best yet, praising it for its captivating...

/ April 25, 2016 12:33 pm / Comment / Is Game of Thrones Starting To Fix Its Woman Problem?

Game of Thrones’ rape problem has been pretty well–documented, to the point that many fans have written the show off completely because of it. In particular, last season’s depiction of Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) being raped by her new captor/husband Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) was a pretty difficult scene to endure. Thankfully, Sunday night’s season six premiere “The Red Woman”...

/ April 25, 2016 11:51 am / Comment / NYU Local Dorm Guide 2016: Founders

Confused and frightened by your housing options for next year? Fear not, we got you. We’ll be covering important details on every dorm that’ll help you choose, first focusing on the Freshman dorms for the babies that will be the NYU class of 2020. You can click here to see all the rest of our other 2016 Dorm Guides, too Founders is the Gretchen...

/ April 25, 2016 10:53 am / Comment / NYU Frees Up Extra Commencement Tickets… If You Donate To NYU!

If you’ve been on the NYU Class of 2016 Facebook group lately (or really been on Facebook lately period), you’ve probably seen desperate students clamoring for extra tickets to graduation. If you’re one of those frantic ticket-seekers, fear not. Our friends at NYU’s alumni relations department have freed up extra tickets to commencement at Yankee Stadium! The catch? You have give NYU...

/ April 22, 2016 3:18 pm / Comment / AMC Loews-Key Takes Back Their New Texting Rule

You may have heard that AMC chief executive Adam Aron proposed that movie theaters allow texting during movies. You also may have heard that he quickly withdrew this idea when the internet rose up to tell him just how terrible that idea was: This AMC theaters allowing texting is just one reason why I would *happily* pay $50 to watch...

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