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/ April 29, 2016 10:46 am / Comment / Does The Internet Propagate Bigotry?

This month, SNL came out with a comical skit alluding to the clash between religious practices and homosexuality that have motivated states like Mississippi to pass religious freedom laws allowing businesses to deny service or employment to customers or potential staff if it would violate their religious beliefs. The bill, which will go into effect this July, is exceptionally harsh. Private...

/ April 26, 2016 11:39 am / Comment / Which Campaigns Do NYU Administrators Support?

New York’s presidential primary race has come and gone, but political campaign contributions are forever. NYU Local sorted through Federal Election Commission filings to find out where NYU’s power players are donating their money. Former NYU president John Sexton is a Hillary Clinton fan, donating the maximum-allowed $2,700 to her presidential in 2016. He also contributed $1,000 to Clinton’s campaign...

/ April 25, 2016 11:51 am / Comment / NYU Local Dorm Guide 2016: Founders

Confused and frightened by your housing options for next year? Fear not, we got you. We’ll be covering important details on every dorm that’ll help you choose, first focusing on the Freshman dorms for the babies that will be the NYU class of 2020. You can click here to see all the rest of our other 2016 Dorm Guides, too Founders is the Gretchen...

/ April 25, 2016 10:53 am / Comment / NYU Frees Up Extra Commencement Tickets… If You Donate To NYU!

If you’ve been on the NYU Class of 2016 Facebook group lately (or really been on Facebook lately period), you’ve probably seen desperate students clamoring for extra tickets to graduation. If you’re one of those frantic ticket-seekers, fear not. Our friends at NYU’s alumni relations department have freed up extra tickets to commencement at Yankee Stadium! The catch? You have give NYU...

/ April 20, 2016 9:33 am / Comment / NYU’s Bernie And Hillary Duel In College Dems-Sponsored Debate

  Monday—on the eve of the suddenly-very-important New York primaries—the NYU College Democrats hosted a debate between NYU Students for Hillary and NYU Students for Bernie. Each organization was represented by three student debaters, who fielded questions about topics ranging from immigration to net neutrality to foreign policy. The questions were asked by representatives from seven student-led advocacy groups, including...

/ April 20, 2016 9:01 am / Comment / NYU Divest Occupies Bobst Executive Elevator for 33 Hours

Eighteen members of NYU Divest concluded a two-day demonstration in Bobst Library on Tuesday evening, after NYU administrators threatened to suspend participating students. Divest, a student activist group focused on ending NYU’s investment in fossil fuels, had spend 33 hours occupying Bobst Library’s executive elevator—the only elevator that is capable of accessing the university’s administrative offices, located on the library’s 11th and 12th floors. Divest members began...

/ April 15, 2016 2:24 pm / Comment / Not Just Fucking and Flowers: Nadya Tolokonnikova Of Pussy Riot

Additional reporting by Opheli Garcia Lawler. Four years ago, feminist punk protest group Pussy Riot grabbed the world’s attention after their infamous “Punk Prayer: Mother of God, Chase Putin Away” performance went viral. Band members Maria Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova served two years in jail for their public protest against the President of Russia and his government, but they continue to fight what Tolokonnikova...

/ April 15, 2016 11:08 am / Comment / Smoothies Around NYU Are Way Too Expensive

The other day I was around Palladium and I was craving a smoothie. I thought it would be a cheap and healthy alternative for a quick snack, but I was very wrong. In some chain stores, smoothies ranged from $7.00 to $9.00: I don’t care how many fruits a smoothie has, it should never be $9.00. If you go to...

/ April 15, 2016 9:34 am / Comment / Bernie Sanders Rally Draws 27,000 To Washington Square Park

For a detailed look into what it was like at the rally, check out our Storify of NYU Local’s tweets from the night. On Wednesday night, the pseudo-quad of our beloved school was overtaken by a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. In a move similar to that of President Obama in the lead-up to the 2008 election, Sanders filled the park...

/ April 14, 2016 3:30 pm / Comment / “Rap Year Book” Author Shea Serrano Tells Us How To Be Good On The Internet

Shea Serrano is the New York Times Bestselling author who wrote The Rap Year Book, and before that one of the creators of the Rap Coloring Book. He was formerly a staff writer for Grantland and has just unveiled an illustrated newsletter called Basketball (And Other Things) which you can subscribe to here. On top of being a successful author...

/ April 13, 2016 10:24 am / Comment / Forget Hayden Cookies, Just Give Us Our Tazo

Freshman year can be a stressful transition. The graduation from domesticate familiarity to collegiate independence brings with it a distinct uncertainty about one’s place in the world. What kind of college kid will I be? Can I pull off bangs? Is it appropriate for my mom to ship me toilet paper? Questions like these lead freshman to aggressively reject their former high school identities...

/ April 12, 2016 12:41 pm / Comment / NYU Local Dorm Guide 2016

Confused and frightened by your housing options for next year? Fear not, we got you. We’ll be covering important details on every dorm that’ll help you choose the best dorm for YOUR NEEDS. Behold, NYU Local’s Dorm Guide 2016. Brittany Founders Hayden Palladium Rubin Third North UHall Weinstein          

/ April 11, 2016 11:14 am / Comment / Tisch Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Star-Studded Gala

Last Monday, April 4, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts celebrated it’s 50th anniversary with student performances, celebrity guests and a crowded event at Lincoln Center’s Frederick Rose Hall. NYU alumni Alec Baldwin (Tisch ’94) and Spike Lee (Tisch ’82) hosted the event, and both men ran the show with a general vibe of pride and humility. Steinhardt grad Martin Scorsese and Tisch grad Billy...

/ April 5, 2016 9:35 am / Comment / Bernie To Hold Rally In Washington Square Park

Bernie Sanders, everyone’s favorite socialist grandpa, has announced his campaign will hold a massive rally in Washington Square Park on April 13, DNAinfo reports. This is the latest in a series of New York City-based events for the Sanders campaign, which opened its NYC headquarters in Gowanus a little over a week ago and held two volunteer registration events hosted by the literal Ben...

/ April 4, 2016 1:57 pm / Comment / Tisch New Theatre Stages Fresh Rendition of ‘Hairspray’

This past weekend, Skirball was full of excited theatre-goers ready to see “Hairspray,” student club Tisch New Theatre‘s fifth production. I was one of them, but I didn’t quite know what to expect or how to feel. Full disclosure: I’m a person who generally likes theatre, and I obviously like music (I’m not a monster), but I rarely like the two...