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/ May 9, 2016 2:39 pm / Comment / Ultimate Distraction Post: Spring 2016

We’re napping on the Bobst couches, eating vending machine gummy bears for dinner, and crying outside Oren’s Daily Roast. It’s finals season again, somehow, and we’re woefully prepared. But if we’re going to tank these finals, we’re going to drag you down with us. This is the Spring 2016 Ultimate Distraction Post. All the words are links, and none of...

/ May 6, 2016 10:14 am / Comment / To Fee Or Not To Fee: Tips For The First Time Renter

Finding an apartment in New York City for the first time is a less than ideal and yet inaugural experience. Deciding amongst a plethora of neighborhoods, apartment styles, and roommate arrangements is a headache in itself. Brokers and property managers only add to the chaos, especially if it’s your first time signing onto a lease. We’ve all seen the advertisements for “No-Fee Rentals”...

/ May 6, 2016 9:20 am / Comment / Making The Most Of Your Freshmen Meal Plan

The 300-flex meal plan is a blessing and a curse. The plan is required for all freshman living on campus and it breaks down to about 19 meals a week, which allows for three meals a day Monday through Friday and two meals on the weekend. Add 150 dining dollars, redeemable for toiletries, snacks, and pre-packaged foods at NYU’s “restaurant” locations,...

/ May 5, 2016 3:15 pm / Comment / These Stern Students Want To Fix Your Finals Diet

As if we weren’t already busy with classes, internships, sleep, work, and social lives, we are now entering peak finals season. It’s no surprise that many students lack the time or money to eat a well balanced meal. We mainly sustain ourselves on unhealthy snacks, fast food, and Red Bull. But Stern students Danielle Soto and Sebastian Garcia think they have a solution...

/ May 2, 2016 1:10 pm / Comment / My Post-Graduation Plans (In Case You Wanted To Know)

In just a few weeks I’ll be graduating from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts. While this time has been often called stressful—for many it marks the end of 16 or so years of stability, of being cushioned with nine-ish months at school and three-ish months at a summer camp with a never-questionable Native American name, of having...

/ May 2, 2016 12:07 pm / Comment / Where Can I Cry On Campus?

Finals season is upon us, and this year we’re going in prepared. Not by studying, obviously, but by planning where we’re going to cry. Here are our staff’s top picks for sobbing spots on campus: “I like to cry in the basement classrooms below the campus Starbucks. They’re sort of secret and no one who hasn’t had a random recitation...

/ 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...