NYU Local Considers Huffing Poppers, Part Two: A Straight Girl’s Take

What are poppers? Who does them? Should we try them? *sniffs* Ohhhh my God, it feels like I’m laughing while doing a headstand!… Okay, let’s investigate. Here’s another writer’s take on the weird little bottle that you sniff. Check out the previous article in our series here.Poppers came into my life as a matter of convenience. Christmas, 2012: I’d received multiple Amazon gift cards and, despite rampant book-buying, my total came up …

Celebrate Earth Day With NYU’s Clothing Swap

Add NYU’s Clothing Swap to the list of many ways to celebrate Earth Day this year in NYC. Now, move it to the top of your list.This is NYU Local’s favorite event yet that the Office of Sustainability’s Earth Week Committee has held. The Clothing Swap, planned by the Gallatin Greening Committee, is good for the earth and good for you. Why wouldn’t you spend your Monday night eating free food, …

Bobst Hawks Hatch Two Fledglings; Let’s Name ‘Em!

Bobby and Rosie, our feathered friends who, like so many NYU students, call Bobst their home, hatched two fledglings this weekend. After one month of suspense (the incubation period for hawk eggs is 28-35 days), the Hawk Cam is finally worth watching again.As we reported a couple of weeks back, the three eggs seen in the nest of Bobby and Rose were due to hatch in early April. As of Friday …

NYU Students Take Part In Zine Revival With The Fly By Night

We are in the midst of a zine revival, friends! Tavi Gevinson’s is on a mission to bring the zine to the young girls everywhere via the internet. Just last month, the Fales Collection at NYU acquired all of Sheila Heti’s zine from her youth, Brillantine. Now we have a new favorite zine coming out of NYU to share with you: The Fly By Night.One part blog, one part quarterly zine, The …

Violets Are Blue: The Best Places To Have Sex On Campus

How many times have you thought, “Wow! I am horny, but I live so far from campus! I want some sex with my loved one here and now. But wherever could I go?”Unfortunately, NYU seems to have designed its buildings to keep hormonal students from humping all over the place, since there are little-to-no private or unused parts of campus.Luckily, we at NYU Local spent some time getting down and dirty …

Hawk Cam Is Back For Another Season

Good news for hawk enthusiasts and procrastinators everywhere: the Hawk Cam is back for another season of 1/8 compelling tragicomedy and 7/8 shots of nothing. The senior you had a crush on may have moved home after graduation last spring, but these birds aren’t ready to part with NYU just yet.You might remember our coverage of the hawks in years past. It appears that the same pair from last year, Bobbie and Rosie, are …

[PHOTOS] We Made NYU’s DIY “Sports Drink” And It Could Use Some Improvement

NYU’s Student Health Center has invaded the privacy of Bobst bathroom stalls as of late with a poster encouraging students to “become and stay healthy.” Their suggestion for achieving this? A totally repulsive-sounding recipe for a “homemade sports drink.”We felt it was our duty at NYU Local to try this concoction and report back before any of you brought it along to yoga with you and something disastrous took place.Here goes …

Violets Are Blue: The Definitive Guide To Valentine’s Day

Are you sick of Valentine’s Day posts yet? We hope not, because this is the definitive guide for what to do on Valentine’s Day for any nebulous romantic situation you might be in. One of us is Ashley: a straight girl who acts boy crazy but also experiments as a LUG. The other is Alex: a gay boy who acts boy crazy but also experiments as a virgin forever.If you’re in …

Violets Are Blue: Closing In On Your First-Week Crush

Love stinks, yeah, yeah. And when you’re a student at NYU, not just love, but also like and lust all stink. Really bad. So here’s NYU Local’s newest column on dating: Violets Are Blue. Because we’re Violets. And we’re blue because we’re not getting any. Check in for regular updates on how to add a little romance in your life as an NYU Violet (just don’t tell Bobcat we’re cheating on …

In Which We Visit The Brooklyn Book Festival, See A Fight

Yesterday marked the seventh annual Brooklyn Book Festival and NYU Local was there. Our shoulders sinking under the weight of book-filled tote bags, we settled into the pack of literary-minded Brooklyners and waded between blue tents of publishing houses and literary magazines that surrounded South Brooklyn’s Borough Hall.Like many other friends we ran into at the festival, we ended up attending far fewer events than we planned. Specifically, we attended one …

Ex-NYU Professor Sues James Franco For Defamation

It’s been almost two weeks since we last mentioned James Franco, which is longer than we’re used to here at NYU Local. Luckily for us, Franco has gotten himself into some trouble, so we’ve got something to talk about again.We previously brought you news of Professor José Angel Santana’s suit against NYU, claiming that the university fired him for giving Franco a D. Now, Santana is targeting Franco directly. Last week, Santana filed …

Poet Mary Ruefle Visits NYU Tonight

The first day of school is the time-marker of youth. Our years so far are measured from fall to spring. Mary Ruefle’s essay “I Remember, I Remember” is a catalog of other such moments throughout her youth—intellectual, emotional, physical touchstones that compound to tell the story of an entire life.For a good cry (maybe the first day of school hasn’t quite pushed you over the edge), read “I Remember, I Remember” …

UPenn Dean, Also Former NYU Faculty Member, Fabricated Doctorate

This past week, Doug Lynch, vice dean of the graduate school of education at the University of Pennsylvania and a former member of the NYU faculty, quietly resigned following an investigation concerning the authenticity of his claimed doctoral degree. Following an article published by the Philadelphia Inquirer, the University of Pennsylvania launched an investigation about Lynch’s academic past and he was placed on leave. Soon after, he resigned.Lynch claimed to have …

Stern To Offer New Masters Degree In New York And Shanghai

If the Abu Dhabi campus is any indication, NYU’s newly established study abroad sites hold a lot of promise. So far, the only news of NYU’s next abroad venture, NYU Shanghai, was that it was being built—and this sort of news can begin to seem formulaic as NYU expands seemingly without limit. The first indication of what this site will look like came yesterday when it was released that Stern would …

Franco Premieres New Film, Explains Why He Skipped Classes At NYU

James Franco, the object of much affection and annoyance, is unsurprisingly in the midst of debuting another project. Unlike the gender-bending reboot of Three’s Company, or art that doesn’t exist, his new film The Broken Tower is relatively conventional. The B&W biopic of Hart Crane originated as Franco’s thesis in the Tisch M.F.A. program. During a Q&A following the premiere of The Broken Tower, Franco took the time to explain why he …