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

April 24, 2013 1:15 pm Published by 1 Comment

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... View Article


Celebrate Earth Day With NYU’s Clothing Swap

April 22, 2013 11:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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... View Article


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

March 28, 2013 1:15 pm Published by 2 Comments

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... View Article


Hawk Cam Is Back For Another Season

March 27, 2013 1:15 pm Published by 1 Comment

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... View Article


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

February 27, 2013 12:30 pm Published by 8 Comments

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... View Article


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

January 29, 2013 3:45 pm Published by 1 Comment

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... View Article


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

September 24, 2012 3:59 pm Published by 1 Comment

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... View Article


Ex-NYU Professor Sues James Franco For Defamation

September 10, 2012 2:17 pm Published by 1 Comment

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... View Article


Poet Mary Ruefle Visits NYU Tonight

September 4, 2012 12:29 pm Published by 1 Comment

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... View Article


UPenn Dean, Also Former NYU Faculty Member, Fabricated Doctorate

April 30, 2012 12:30 pm Published by 3 Comments

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... View Article


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

April 19, 2012 2:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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... View Article