10 Years Of Youtube

UnknownWe’ve come a long way from a crucial video of Youtube cofounder Jawed Karim visiting the zoo, groundbreaking launches of multimillion dollar careers (T-Swift & J-Biebs #4ever), and a little boy named Charlie biting a certain (800,000,000+ view strong) finger. From Gangnam reaching over two billion viewers to endless evidence of this platform being used for political and revolutionary purposes, youtube is revolutionary itself.Youtube is a tech monster in the game of …

NYU Local’s Guide To Your Terrible New York Summer

unnamedFor those who don’t have the privilege of using “summer” as a verb, the months between May and September can be especially painful—most likely spent bussing tables and dodging stray air conditioner liquid while that girl you know is off jet-setting through Aruba. And then there are the truly unfortunate, those souls-that-summer-forgot, who won’t be leaving New York at all this year. So to all of you who aren’t going to be …

The Gays’ Gaze Summer Cheat Sheet

gaykstewbeachparty_updatedThe Gays’ Gaze is queer entertainment column–the most NYU (but not the most Gallatin) thing to ever happen.Dear Queers,It’s so nice of you to finally stop looking up Cate Blanchett’s exes and take a peak at our article!It is with heavy hearts and tiny queer tears in our tiny queers eyes, that we must tell you: this is the final Gays’ Gaze of the semester. We know, we know, no one is …

Fresh Out Of Clive Davis: Ambler The Band

unnamedAmbler, the newest band out of Tisch’s Clive Davis institute for Recorded Music will hearken back to a mid-2000s coming of age. You yearn for the sordidly struggly days spent by the lockers, but in a good, warm way.“If that’s how you feel, that’s totally fine. You’re entitled to it,” frontman and creator Ben Lapidus stops me. The Clive Davis senior isn’t quick to attach any reminiscence to his sound. “For me, …

Why “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” Was Almost A Good Movie

avengers_age_of_ultron_2015_movie-wideThis article contains spoilersThere are moments in the film Avengers 2 where it has the potential to actually be an interesting and thought provoking. But just as quickly as these ideas appear in the story, they are substituted or cast aside for character development that is lazier and easier for the audience to consume. This might sound like a typical intellectualist, New Yorker type attack on a mega blockbuster like The Avengers …

NYU FASP Releases Report On University Exploitation

o-NEW-YORK-UNIVERSITY-CAMPUS-facebook-704x318The NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan (FASP) released a lengthy 14,000 word report on Monday detailing the ways in which NYU has exploited its students to fund administrative pay and to its real estate ambitions. The three part report, entitled “The art of the gouge: How NYU squeezes billions from our students—and where that money goes,” takes a close look at various NYU controversies including tuition hikes, extensive (oftentimes hidden) fees, …

Ask NYU: Creative Procrastination Techniques

There are a lucky few of us who are already finished with finals. Then there is everyone else. For those less fortunate NYU students who have still not reached the Spring 2015 finish line, here are some unique tactics for procrastination, brought to you by fellow students.unnamed“I watch early 90’s videos of french chefs.”-Chris, CAS ’16unnamed-3“Cleaning, I vacuumed for one of the first times this …

Here’s Your Summer Anthem: Saint Ballantine’s “Fashionably Late”

SongoftheSummerHow many Tinder dates are you going on in the weeks following finals? Search your heart–don’t lie. I’m guessing it’s between three and five, if my roommates’ recent exploits are any indication. We all get a little debauched around Reading Day–if you’re anything like me, you start losing your mind a good month ahead of finals, and by the time you’re here, it’s already over. Thus, in turning your thoughts to those Tinder …

These NBA Playoffs Have Been Weird

deandre-jordan-dunk-faceWe’re currently looked at the absolute weirdest NBA playoffs in the longest time. In the Eastern Conference, both series are tied at 2-2 with the Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers looking rickety and failing to instill confidence in anybody. Out west, Golden State has managed to tie up its series at 2 apiece with a strong road win against Memphis last night, and the Clippers (up 3-1 on the Rockets) are looking …

Which Game Of Thrones Kingdom Should Your Neighborhood Be In?

gotIt’s that time of year again. No, I’m not talking about finals.Or graduation. I’m talking about the glorious stretch of weeks each spring where Sunday night is no longer just a hideous bastion of dread and foreboding looming before Monday classes: Game of Thrones is back again.For those of you not in the know, Game of Thrones is currently about halfway through airing its fifth season on HBO, and although its stories …

Kim Kardashian Is More Important Than Finals Week

spl1018466_014-e1430926317573Here at NYU, it’s finals week. If this is breaking news to you, then by all means please get off your computer and go start studying, or crying, or both. But, if you’re like the rest of us who have banished ourselves to the LL’s of Bobst, selling our poor souls to finals week all in pursuit for those sweet, sweet A’s, then I invite you to procrastinate as we update you …

Cameron’s Britain, Fam

 david-cameron2The UK general election happened last week, as many had threatened it would.In the end, the most surprising and also, the most boring result,occurred (and to some, the most upsetting).All the polls predicted that the two biggest parties, Labour and Conservative, would be neck and neck come voting day. This would have meant a hung parliament which would have been followed by weeks of negotiations as all the parties sorted out a …

NYU SLAM Protests The Student Debt Crisis

11182236_880277262034561_8987007477540351870_nOn Friday afternoon, as many students were celebrating the sunny weather and/or typing away at Bobst, the Student & Labor Action Movement, (SLAM) organized a day of protest. The aim of the day of action was to de-stigmatize student debt, and galvanize student action to put pressure on President John Sexton and the administration to focus on the debt crisis.The group organized a “debt closet” in Washington Square Park, where students were …

Prince’s “Rally 4 Peace” And A New Venue For Protest Music

b3a411fbJust one week after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lifted the city’s 10pm to 5pm curfew, Prince held a benefit concert in Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena. The event, entitled Rally 4 Peace, honored victims of police brutality. Prince encouraged attendees to “wear something gray” in memory of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man who died in police custody last April, after suffering a severed spine.Prince has already shown support for the Black Lives Matter movement, stating …

Forget Those Fad Diets

498418-eating-healthy-food-1The number of dietary myths circulating around the nutrition world has increased more than ever today with the influx of marketing, biased research, and more importantly, a growing obsession to lose weight among college students between the ages of 18-25. Consequently, fad diets that border on starvation have become one of the most widespread trends among our nation’s youth.According to the Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA), 15% of women between the ages …