/ February 4, 2016 1:47 pm / Andrew Hamilton Talks Diversity, Divestment, And His Hug Aversion

New NYU President Andrew Hamilton does not want to be the new John Sexton. “My concern is NYU in 2016, not NYU in 2013,” Hamilton said during a Thursday morning meeting with student reporters. “My eyes are very firmly focused forward.” But assuming NYU’s presidency — as Hamilton did on January 1 — means inheriting the faculty revolt, the accusations...

/ February 5, 2016 2:45 pm / How To Succeed In Theater Without Really Having Any Money

When asked what his musical is about, Tisch senior Anderson Cook told me, “it’s about a scientist in the 50s with an inferiority complex to Jonas Salk who reanimates a human hand to make a name for himself, but it escapes the lab and goes on a rampage at a local fraternity house.” If you goad him a little further,...

/ February 5, 2016 2:02 pm / Kurrent Music Dorm Sessions Will Kickstart Your DIY Career

Oh, college musicians―we recognize the many factors that contribute to your struggle: the challenge of booking gigs, promoting your music and competing with the thousands of other hopefuls working just as hard to achieve the same (fleeting, near-impossible) goal. Trying to establish yourself in NYC’s crowded music scene on your own is an extremely arduous and time-consuming task, especially when adding...

/ February 5, 2016 1:14 pm / Dorm Cooking Doesn’t Have To Suck

Cooking in the NYU dorms is hard. You’re sharing a space with a bunch of people you hardly know, the sink is probably always full of dirty dishes, and the kitchen you’re working with isn’t exactly from an episode of Chopped. Despite these drawbacks, you still can cook more than frozen meals. Seriously! Where to Shop: You can find all...

/ February 5, 2016 12:25 pm / Building Your Own DIY Rooftop Greenhouse Is Hard

New York City may seem like one of the least arable places on earth, but for companies like Gotham Greens, opportunities for agricultural development are endless. Organically grown produce is trendy and has been in high demand in the past few years, with people are starting to question the “freshness” of fruits and vegetables sold in markets. “Farm to table”...

/ February 4, 2016 10:53 am / Stop Drinking And Volunteer On Weekends Instead

Completely hypothetical question: what does one do when a mean, mean Floridian bouncer man takes away one’s crappy fake ID? The answer is grow the hell up. If you’ve had a fake ID in NYC then you’ve probably lost a fake ID in NYC. The only long-term solution to this problem is turning 21. It can take a long time...

/ February 3, 2016 11:03 am / In Chinatown, Gentrification Drives Out Tradition

New York’s Chinatown is the largest in the United States, home to over 150,000 residents. Since the mid-1850’s, it has attracted many Chinese immigrants, who have successfully built a community in which the traditional Chinese culture and ideals are strongly present. I love Chinatown because of the cheap authentic meals and lively markets stocked with specialty foods that remind me...

/ February 3, 2016 10:00 am / Louis CK Surprises The Internet With The Super Dark “Horace And Pete”

On Monday, Louis CK went all Beyoncé on us and decided to surprise self-release an hour-long episode of the most depressing workplace sitcom of all time, Horace and Pete. With Full House set to make its comeback on Netflix, and shows like Fresh Off the Boat, Blackish, and The Goldbergs on TV, Traditional sitcoms seem to be thriving in today’s complex television...

/ February 2, 2016 1:36 pm / Who Is The Giants’ New Coach Ben McAdoo?

Since they won the Super Bowl in 2011, things just have not gone the New York Giants’ way. They’ve finished the regular season with records of 9-7, 7-9, 6-10 and 6-10. Despite playing in the one of the poorest divisions in the league, New York has failed to qualify for the playoffs in each of the past few years. Everything...

/ February 2, 2016 12:35 pm / Iowa Caucus Results Distilled

If campaign season seems to have been going on for ages, that’s because it has. Since the first Republican debate in August, Americans have been tuned into their televisions, phones, and computers monitoring what Trump will say next, how Sanders is gaining on Clinton, and keeping tabs on the surreal buffet that is the Republican Candidate roster. So when the...

/ February 2, 2016 11:23 am / TV Revivals Aren’t Always A Good Idea

After months of speculation, this past Friday it was officially announced that Gilmore Girls would be returning to our screens. For fans of the show, the entity to thank for this revival is Netflix, which will be producing four ninety-minute episodes of the series. Immediately upon hearing the news I had some questions: Will the show feel the same as...

/ February 2, 2016 10:28 am / Where To Eat Before Restaurant Week Ends

Ok, so we’re not sure NYC restaurant week’s “deals” are really worth it. Still, the week still offers the opportunity for experimental diners to dip their tongues into something a little bit more high end for cheap(ish). For those who don’t know, restaurant week entails a plethora of restaurants offering a prix fixe menu at $25 for lunch and $38 for dinner,...

/ February 1, 2016 3:42 pm / 10 Things To Know About Tonight’s Iowa Caucuses

1.) A caucus and a primary are two very different things with the same end goal. A primary works like any regular vote: Voters show up sometime throughout the day, they cast secret ballots, and then they go on their way. A caucus, on the other hand, is a little (a lot) more complicated. It’s more public and sticks to a...

/ February 1, 2016 2:52 pm / Local Sounds 2k16: Calling All Musicians

Are you an up and coming musician? Is your ukulele-pop-hip-hop-acid-jazz band the next big thing? NYU Local wants to hear from you. This semester we’re reintroducing Local Sounds, our biennial showcase of NYU’s best musicians and bands. We’ll run profiles of our favorite artists all semester, and send it off with a concert in May. Want us to feature your...

/ February 1, 2016 1:01 pm / What Should Hamilton’s Nickname Be?

While former university president John Sexton was an undeniably divisive character among students and faculty alike, one thing was unanimous: his nickname. Referring to our baseball-loving leader as “J Sex” united us during divided times and fostered a community spirit at a school that sometimes lacked that kind of collegiate closeness. As of this month, J-Sex is pres no more....

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