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/ September 18, 2016 4:08 pm / Comment / NYU College Republicans President Steps Down After Trump Campaign Promotion

Eli Nachmany, the chair of the New York State Federation of College Republicans and NYU’s College Republicans, is stepping down from his roles, the Federation announced Friday in a Facebook post. Nachmany works on the campaign for Republican nominee Donald Trump and was recently promoted. The Federation’s treasurer, Paulo Coelho, released statement Friday, which read in part, “Today, at the...

/ September 16, 2016 4:30 pm / Comment / How to Stop Listening to Trash Rap: Diversification Edition

If you’re reading this, it is definitely not too late. You’ve been given an incredible opportunity to expand your horizons and experience rap in all its glory and, for once, hear music from outside of the US and Canada. Here are 5 hip-hop destinations you should explore outside of North America, and some rappers you should be listening to instead...

/ September 16, 2016 3:20 pm / Comment / Bye, Bye Bohemia: Reflecting On The Village’s Past

The bohemian origins of Greenwich village have faded away. In the 50s and the 60s, the Village was home to artists, writers, musicians, all attracted to the area because of its low rents. It served as a sanctuary for free-thinkers and radicals. In “The Village,” a complete history of Greenwich Village, author John Strausbaugh describes it as “a magnet for non-conformists.” In her memoir, “A...

/ September 16, 2016 12:46 pm / Comment / Trump Is Causing Drama Among NYU’s College Republicans

New York State’s College Republicans were in the news last week after The New York Federation of College Republicans, chaired by NYU College Republicans’ own Eli Nachmany, revoked Cornell College Republican’s credentials after the club endorsed Gary Johnson for president. The statement explaining their decision said, “Clubs are within their right not to endorse certain candidates within the party and...

/ September 16, 2016 5:23 am / Comment / An Open Letter to New York Film Sets

Dear New York Film Sets, Please stop filming on our campus. I’m serious. Sure, NYU may not have a campus in the traditional sense of the word. But every Manhattan resident knows that the area surrounding Washington Square Park and Union Square is home to thousands of NYU students. And when you film in those areas, you’re taking away our...

/ September 15, 2016 3:55 pm / Comment / 5 TV Shows to Lighten Up Your Semester

So a new school year has started which means that a new season of television is right around the corner (it officially starts next week after the Emmys). Before you get wrapped up in the newest seasons of your reliable favorites, take the time to try out one of the shows listed below. They may not be popular, but they...

/ September 15, 2016 12:40 pm / Comment / The LIU Lockout Shows Higher Education Isn’t Your Friend

It can be easy in the meet-your-new-professor haze that engulfs the first few weeks of class to get stuck inside the NYU bubble. Classes are starting, syllabi are being handed out, and students are trying to gauge how lenient their professors will be with due dates, not just at NYU but across the nation. At Long Island University, things were...

/ September 15, 2016 11:17 am / Comment / Donald Glover is Back on TV

Following his departure from NBC’s Community and hiatus from his rap career, Donald Glover (AKA Childish Gambino) premiered his new series Atlanta last week on FX. Glover stars as Earnest Marks, a young manager trying to get his cousin Paper Boi (played by Book of Mormon alum Brian Tyree Henry)’s rap career off the ground. Straight Outta Compton‘s Lakeith Stanfield and breakout actress Zazie Beetz round out the main cast....

/ September 15, 2016 10:32 am / Comment / This Lower East Side Art Gallery Transcends Time and Space

Nestled right in between a bar and a dry cleaner, on a quiet-ish street on the Lower East Side, the Vector Gallery isn’t what you’d call inconspicuous. In fact, it’s what you’d call literally the exact opposite of inconspicuous. So… conspicuous, I guess. It’s a flashy, tin foiled hellscape, full of pictures of crosses and colored lights and littered with...

/ September 15, 2016 10:13 am / Comment / An NYU Student Walked Into A Trump Rally…

It felt like a mistake. As I pulled into the parking lot of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, I was second guessing the decision I made. I had to be reassured that this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by my traveling companion, Omar — Easy for him to say. He doesn’t live here. He had traveled from New York to...

/ September 14, 2016 4:55 pm / Comment / Starbucks Opens Where Brad’s Used To Be :/

  About a year ago, NYU students were reeling from the loss of the beloved neighborhood bar and sandwich shop, Brad’s, which was once a premier destination for underage drinking and bad decisions. Today, a Starbucks will open its doors on 10 Waverly Place, where poor Brad’s laid to rest. In an interview with NYU Local, Starbucks regional vice president...

/ September 14, 2016 3:20 pm / Comment / Expanding On the Affordability of NYC’s Public Transit

There is no denying the fact that people are reliant on New York’s subway system—over 4.3 million people ride the subway every day. With the MTA’s expected fare raise from $2.75 to $3.00 in 2017, this poses a huge problem for low-income New Yorkers; as it turns out, many struggle to finance their commutes. The Community Service Society, a New York City advocacy group...

/ September 14, 2016 1:26 pm / Comment / Turns Out Toilets Are Great Oyster Homes

If your pooping anxiety has gotten to the point where you don’t even want to see a toilet, have no fear. The NYC Department of Environmental Protection will be collecting 5,000 toilets from public school restrooms across New York City to repopulate oysters in the city’s waters. There was a time when the waters of New York City was home...

/ September 14, 2016 11:02 am / Comment / TV Killed the Movie Star

Meryl Streep is going to be on a TV show. Yeah. If you want to get specific she will be in a ‘limited series’ released on a yet unknown network at a yet unknown date, but still. Just take a moment and let that sink in. The Devil in Prada/ The Sophie who had to make a choice, herself is...

/ September 14, 2016 10:46 am / Comment / The Long Road To The Don

Why did Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump win the nominations? Over the next two weeks, we’ll outline their paths from the 100-mile view, explaining why these particular candidates won their party’s nominations this particular year. This week: Trump. “..don’t forget, this is called the Republican Party. It’s not called the Conservative Party.” Donald Trump said in May. The Republican Party...

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