East Village Shop Leaves A Lasting Impression

150326_StampShop_Local_0014New York is a city known for its shopping, but with all of the distractions caused by inferior pursuits such as clothing and food, you may have forgotten to look into the one thing that you really need: rubber stamps. Fortunately, Casey’s Rubber Stamps on 11th Street (between First and Second Avenues) has everything you could possibly need (as far as rubber stamps go).150326_StampShop_Local_0043The …

Hamilton To Inherit NYU’s Drama and Controversy

Hamilton_Andrew-225_tcm18-126745Professor Andrew Hamilton has been announced as NYU’s 16th president, and the Oxford head will take over our university in a tumultuous time, to say the least. Outgoing President John Sexton is the subject of much controversy, and the trajectory he has put the school on has received a great deal of scrutiny, not just on campus, but around the globe.Aggressive expansion policies, labor abuses, and high executive compensation have given NYU’s leadership a …

Twitter Proves To Be No Exception To Gender Discrimination In The Tech Industry

twitter-in-a-cage-300x300There have been countless moments in recent media when we’ve been inspired by a very necessary call to equality for women in our nation and around the world. Whether we’re referring to Patricia Arquette’s impassioned acceptance speech at this year’s Oscars ceremony or even Beyonce’s unexpected, powerful 2014 VMA statue-like pose in front of a 50 ft. “Feminist” jumbo-tron, it seems like (for the most part) the media has been on our …

So Long Zayn, And Thanks For All The Feels

zayn leaves 1DWhen I pitched this story last weekend, Zayn Malik was still a member–for many, the most important member–of our favorite group of young, nubile pop-princes, One Direction. As most of you know, he is no longer with us (read: the band).When I pitched this story last weekend, it was about Zayn’s taking a break mid-tour, about him citing “stress,” what the word “stress” might really mean, and how we’re glad he …

A Step By Step Guide To Getting Access To Your NYU Admissions Records

Vote ACCEPTEDWhen CAS Sophomore Hannah Weverka read an article on Buzzfeed by Stanford Students titled “Here’s How to See What College Admissions Officers Wrote About You” she decided there was no reason not to try it at NYU. She wrote about her experience and decided to write a guide for NYU which she originally published on her website. The method is simple but effective. By requesting access under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, …

The Debate To Raise The Legal Age For Buying Tobacco Products Is Back

2012_10$thumbimg105_Oct_2012_085925909-llIn the year 2015 forty-two millions of Americans are still smoking cigarettes. Although our country has improved smoking rates due to education programs, changed social attitudes, and added higher tobacco taxes, there is still large room for improvement. Recently, The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released an idea for a new approach on cracking down on tobacco. The IOM believes smoking rates will significantly decline in the future if the US raises …

Billions Of Dollars Needed To Repair Local Libraries

2014-10-20-GBB3-thumbStanding outside the George Bruce Library in Harlem at 10:55, locals wait patiently for the building doors to open. With no delay, a librarian greets visitors good morning as they march inside from the light drizzle of the Thursday morning.The George Bruce Library is a community center. The walls are decorated with drawings from the youngest readers; posters for upcoming poetry readings and talent shows can be found on all floors. By …

East Village Building Collapses, Causing NYU Evacuations [PHOTOS]

Screen Shot 2015-03-26 at 10.15.30 PMAn explosion on Second Avenue and 7th Street resulted in the collapse of two buildings and a fire in two others Thursday afternoon, leaving at least twelve people injured, three in critical condition.The blast occurred around 3:15 p.m. In a press conference Thursday evening, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that early evidence pointed to a “gas-related explosion.” The original explosion occurred at 121 Second Avenue, resulting in the fire that destroyed the building. …

The Gays’ Gaze: Jennifer Hudson, Courtney Love, and Raven-Symoné Walk Into a Bar

JamalEmpire2The Gays’ Gaze is queer entertainment column- the most NYU (but not the most Gallatin) thing to ever happen. In the first episode of Empire, one of the characters asks, “Is this King Lear?” He’s not far from the truth. The show opens with Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) receiving a medical diagnosis for ALS, and facing the fact that he will have to decide which of his children will become the new …

Subscription Boxes Are Cooler Than The Care Packages Your Mom Sends You

A-partial-group-of-subscription-boxes-weve-runYou can’t fit a square into a circle (fine wisdom via Hilary Duff) but you can fit it into a box. Read on.When you’re sent off to college it can be easy to disassociate from home. For some of us that can be a breath of fresh air, while for others, it’s terrifying. Truth be told, even the most independent feel the desire to indulge in a taste of home.If that taste is close …

Warm Waters Wash Sea Lion Pups Ashore

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAimrsUnfortunately for the ecosystem, sea lion population, and anyone with a heart, lion pups have hit a crisis point.Thousands of sea sion pups have been washing up on the shores of California from San Diego to San Francisco. Pups have been washing up in record numbers since 2013, but this years’ number is already five times greater than 2013’s final total.The pups …

NYU Faculty Demands Divestment From Fossil Fuels

shutterstock_226073734Yesterday morning, faculty members demanded NYU divest its fossil fuel holdings in a letter delivered to President Sexton. The letter, with 138 signatures, comes as the Fossil Fuel Divestment Working Group is set to present its findings at tomorrow’s University Senate meeting. The university has approximately four percent (or $139 million) of its $3.4 billion endowment invested in fossil fuels.The letter warns that the continued use of fossil fuels endangers the commitment made by …

The High Cost of NYU Sperm

nurse-gail1Nurse Gail Ingram is a graduate student and has been a practicing RN since 2005. She is NYU Local’s health columnist.Cash starts to run low near the end of the semester, but for some of us there’s an opportunity to make an extra buck. And by some of us, I mean those with sperm.NYU guys are heavily targeted by sperm banks to provide donations in exchange for cash.  In fact, NYU sperm …

The Sexiest Selfies of the 20th Century

Screen Shot 2015-03-25 at 8.17.24 AMFor the first time in an American institution, the Neue Galerie is exhibiting a show of Austrian artist Egon Schiele’s masterful portraits. Cited by the museum as “one of the twentieth century’s most important artists,” Schiele’s portraits will only be on display in NYC until April 20th, and is free to the public next Friday (April 3). Schiele was especially famous for his ahead-of-his-time sexually provocative depictions of …

Listen To This FKA Twigs/Biggie Smalls Mashup Mixtape Right TF Now

fka biggieHi. Kindly stop Tindering/Netflixing/studying right now and listen to this mixtape. Or listen to the mixtape while you Tinder/Netflix/study. I don’t mind, either way – just listen.If you’re a living, breathing human who metabolizes glucose and binds oxygen to hemoglobin, English musician FKA twigs’ LP1, gave you some kinda feels. Assuming you are still human, you know the late Biggie Smalls persists as a hip-hop legend. But if you don’t (know)/are …