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/ November 28, 2016 2:58 pm / Comment / Hamilton Talks Divest, BDS, Coles, and the Board of Trustees

President Andrew Hamilton took strong stances against divesting the university’s holdings in fossil fuel and the boycott, divest, and sanction movement that aims to cut off international support for Israel—two activist causes that have gained relative traction at NYU—during a recent interview with NYU Local. Hamilton called the BDS movement “an affront to academic freedom,” and took a similarly strong...

/ November 28, 2016 12:01 pm / Comment / Democrats Need To Focus On How To Win—Not Ideology

There has been a lot of talk about identity politics in the wake of the election of President-elect Donald Trump, here at Local and elsewhere, and in those conversations it’s important to remember the realm of identity politics is certainly not solely confined to minorities fighting for civil rights. Trump’s own white reactionary identity politics comes to mind. Even class-based...

/ November 28, 2016 11:07 am / Comment / Does Failure Make You Less of a #Boss?

New York University doesn’t exist to produce forty thousand failures. The entire reason for admitting that many students is so that most of them become successful, bring a good name to the school, and bring back even more money. We don’t go here to fail. The four years we do spend at NYU, we look to alums like Amal Clooney as proof...

/ November 23, 2016 12:29 pm / Comment / A Disturbing New Website Is Cataloguing Liberal Professors

In what seems to be a never ending litany of disturbing news in the post election era, a new website has sprung up aimed to “expose and document college professors who discriminate against conservative students, promote anti-American values, and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.” The list so far features more than 50 schools and over 100 professors.  So far, only three...

/ November 23, 2016 10:52 am / Comment / Black Friday Deals for the Capitalist Soul

Black Friday is finally upon us. What’s not to love about fighting to the death with suburban moms for that overrated Instax camera everyone wants? We all like a good bargain. We’re broke college students, after all. For your convenience scourged the internet for the best deals. Here’s what we found: Adidas: New Yeezy sneakers are out and ready for...

/ November 23, 2016 8:16 am / Comment / A Brief Note To Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is bad. Thanksgiving is a holiday in the middle of Native American Heritage Month that celebrates white colonists taking advantage of and eventually perpetrating a genocide against Native Americans. It feels even more fucked up this year as the United States government and law enforcement is tear gassing and water cannoning peaceful Native American protesters for protecting their sacred...

/ November 23, 2016 7:48 am / Comment / Thanksgiving Playlists to Help You Escape Your Family

Despite how excited we all get for Thanksgiving holiday, being reunited with your entire extended family over the course of a week can be incredibly exhausting. On top of that, you’ve got post-midterms stress, and the thought of finals looming over you. The best way (that I know of) to get through it all, is to blast your music at...

/ November 22, 2016 1:40 pm / Comment / How to Deal with Your Trump Supporter Relatives This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is always a time for college students to put aside all the stresses that come with college life and just enjoy a nice meal at home with your family. Of course, Grandma will usually make at least one off-color, antiquated remark about your Asian girlfriend, but you’ve numbed to that. Plus, she makes a mean pumpkin pie! On Thanksgiving,...

/ November 22, 2016 1:12 pm / Comment / Three NYU Students Announced As Rhodes Scholars

Three students from NYU have been selected as Rhodes Scholars. Dubai Abulhoul of the UAE and Guillaume Sylvain of Canada, are seniors at NYU Abu Dhabi, and Melissa Godin, also of Canada, is currently a senior in NYU’s Global Liberal Studies Program. Abulhoul, a political science major, is researching the effects of gender roles and culture on political participation in the...

/ November 22, 2016 10:49 am / Comment / All Politics Are Identity Politics

There has been been a lot of talk about the democratic party and the modern left’s issues following Hillary Clinton’s recent defeat. One popular culprit to blame for Clinton’s loss is identity politics, which is supposedly a recent phenomenon and large part of what lead to the Democratic party’s ineffectiveness and electoral demise. Mark Lilla, a Columbia professor, is a...

/ November 22, 2016 10:15 am / Comment / New Grooves: 24K Magic

Bruno Mars released “24K Magic” this Friday; it’s the singer’s third album, and his most retro thus far.  Mars’ new album puts all the “luxury hip hop” of Kanye and Jay-Z to shame. Apparently, Bruno Mars is so rich he can afford a diamond-studded time machine. Mars has officially gone too far this time; “24K Magic” sounds like he might have legitimately...

/ November 21, 2016 4:56 pm / Comment / Drunk/Sober/High/Straight Man: Watching “Carol”

In celebration of the one year anniversary of the release of the movie “Carol,” our staff decided to sit down and watch the movie. As is tradition, one person on staff watched it drunk, one sober, and one high–we added the straight man category for a little insight into the few at Local, the white straight men on staff. Here...

/ November 21, 2016 2:02 pm / Comment / A Senior Reflects On Four Years of Soccer

As I finish the final games and practices of my soccer career, my mind is flooded with reflection. Playing soccer at NYU has brought me more consistent pain—physical and emotional—than almost any other prolonged activity I have taken part in. It is easy for me to now characterize my experience by the well that continues to be filled with self-loathing thought and...

/ November 21, 2016 1:33 pm / Comment / Drunk/Sober/High/Straight Man: Watching “Carol”

In celebration of the one year anniversary of the release of the movie “Carol,” our staff decided to sit down and watch the movie. As is tradition, one person on staff watched it drunk, one sober, and one high–we added the straight man category for a little insight into the few at Local, the white straight men on staff. These...

/ November 21, 2016 12:36 pm / Comment / Who’s Suing NYU: A Gender Discrimination Lawsuit From May

This week in “Who’s Suing NYU,” the university is going through litigation related to a claim of gender discrimination. After NYU released Dr. OraLee Branch, she filed a lawsuit against the school and a few of her superiors–David W. McLaughlin, Ph.D., Steven B. Abramson, M.D. and Claudio Basilico, M.D–for “among other things, gender discrimination, retaliation and breach of contract.” NYU...

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