Lulls And LOL’s: The 25 Best Things To Do Between Finals And Graduation

Graduation is fast approaching! But never fear—there are still six full days before D-Day. So, seniors, this is your moment to fully bask in your NYU-ness, enjoying all the best things about our little slice of the Village, without the worst – homework, tests, pesky professors. We here at NYU Local want you to enjoy your weeklong lull before graduation as a carefree millennial with days to fill and drinks to imbibe. …

Senior Bucket List: Drunk In Class

Here at NYU Local, we have a long history of going places that we are not invited to. We also have a long history of substance abuse. At 3:30 pm on Thursday afternoon, we combined both of these things.Two intrepid reporters went where no one has ever gone willingly before: a Natural Science II class. This one, however– called “Molecules of Life”– has gotten rave reviews, and so has the professor, …

Hurricane Sandy Filled New York City’s Waterways With Poop, Report Says

After Hurricane Sandy walloped the northeast last fall, we saw some of the worst environmental impacts the New York City has ever experienced. There were threats of water-borne illnesses, garbage floating in plain sight, and even rumors of “super-rats” roaming the trash-strewn streets.Now, a new study from the research group Climate Central has announced what may be the grossest aftereffect of them all: 10 billion gallons of raw and partially treated …

Don’t Sell Your Graduation Tickets

As graduation approaches, we seniors are feeling a lot of emotions. We’re feeling excited to start a new chapter (with or without a job). We’re feeling liberated at the thought of no homework, no deadlines, and no stumbling out of Bobst as the sun rises, bleary eyed and confused about why the morning is attacking your exhausted, baggy eyeballs. We’re also feeling nervous about adulthood, joblessness, and that horrible, horrible place: the …

Students For Economic Justice Stage *NSYNC Flash Mob In Bobst

Yesterday afternoon, members of the campus group Students For Economic Justice (SEJ) staged a mini-flash mob in Bobst. Singing a modified version of *NSYNC’s ‘Bye Bye Bye,” the group tailored the song’s lyrics to fit their demand that NYU cut ties with JP Morgan Chase bank. While their dance moves were somewhat lacking (sorry SEJ), they certainly caused a stir in the middle of the library’s massive lobby.

Senior Bucket List: Big Kids Like The Zoo, Too

When tourists come to the Big Apple (because only tourists would refer to New York City as such), one of the major attractions they must visit is the Bronx Zoo. But, a 45-minute subway ride away (or, an hour and a half if you’re directionally challenged like this reporter), many people who’ve lived in this city for four long years have never even seen it. Until yesterday, I was one of those …

Local Went There: Stevens Institute Of Technology

Here at NYU, we straight females know that the odds are not in our favor. Last Saturday, NYU Local went to a land where the men outnumber women four to one, sports teams reign supreme and Keystone Light flows like the raging waters of the Hudson. For this installation of Local Went There, we’re taking you to the vodka-soaked, bar-crammed world of Stevens Institute of Technology, Lax Bros and all.What was a …

Beyond The Village: Astoria

If you’re like many NYU students, the only times you’ve ventured across the Queensboro Bridge to that foreign land where Kevin James reigns supreme (and his devil-wife, Leah Remini, reigns as a Queen Of Nothing) was to visit MOMA PS1 or to get ripped at the Chili’s in LaGuardia. But Queens, it turns out, is so much more than the place you pass through to catch a plane home. Queens, the largest of …

New York Could Be First Energy Independent State

New York could be entirely reliant on renewable energy within the next seventeen years, according to a new study released by researchers from Cornell and Stanford universities. The report gives a map of the path by which New Yorkers could become energy independent within the next decade and a half. With long-tem investments in solar energy, wind turbines, and solar panels, the study has delegated 2030 as a goal year for …

[PHOTOS] Students Demand Sexton, Trustees Cut Ties With Major Banking Empire

Yesterday, NYU group Students for Economic Justice (SEJ) held a demonstration on the steps of Kimmel to protest the university’s connection with JP Morgan Chase Bank. Called “Evict Chase,” the group’s campaign has pointed to the NYU’s close ties with the bank, along with the company’s lack of “respect for human right to housing.”“Basically, Chase Bank is the worst bank in the New York City area for foreclosures on homeowners,” Lucy Parks, Gallatin …

How Big Oil Really Fracked Up Last Week

It’s been a rough week for energy companies. From a huge spill that deposited oil onto suburban streets in Arkansas, to the announcement of a dangerous new fracking threat, to earthquakes (earthquakes!), the oil and natural gas industries really took a beating this week. So in case you’re not up to slogging through the oil-slicked reports of corporate mischief, NYULocal has rounded up the highlights of this week’s most extraordinary energy …

This Week In Geek: NYU Student Creates Gel To Instantly Heal Wounds

Just in case midterms were making you feel stressed, frustrated, insignificant, or—dare we say it—potentially jobless in the coming months, meet Joe Landolina, NYU Poly junior and start-up founder. In April 2011, Landolina and fellow student Kenny Mai beat out 123 other entrants to win first place in Poly’s Time Warner Cable Inno/Vention Competition, a contest that challenges young inventors to “change the world for the better through technology.” Shortly after, …

Keystone XL Pipeline Gets Giant Fist Bump From Senate

The controversial Keystone XL pipeline inched closer up the political ladder last week. And with a big victory in the Senate, it seems the controversial project is headed straight for the Oval Office. The Senate endorsed the polemic oil pipeline last Friday for the first time, approving an amendment proposed by Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.), which passed by a margin of 62 to 37.Seventeen Democrats and all 45 Republicans voted yes …

Where To Have The Most (Un)Memorable St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday steeped in Irish tradition, from the rich history of Irish immigration in New York City, to the cultural bloom of modern Irish-American culture that’s flourishing now in our city. And St. Patrick’s Day is a time to celebrate just that over a few (or many) pints…whether they be dark as Guinness, light as Kilkenny, or bright, neon green. We at NYU Local know that, along …