Flux App Makes NYC Nightlife Easy, Simple

10473855_394826470693829_4986854769577134484_oIt’s an underrated struggle, getting to know the nightlife scene in New York City. Nevermind college kids trying to take on small campus’ “go-to” spots, imagine the impossibility of the challenge we 21+ NYU kiddies face: mastering night-outs in one of the densest cities in the world. Concert or club? Bar or speakeasy? Will there be a cover charge? Will the boys get in? Who’s playing tonight?Luckily though, as with most things in life, there’s …

Slavoj Žižek Gives Lecture At NYU On The Merits Of Syriza And The Radical Left

s_zizek1Slavoj Žižek, the Slovenian Marxist philosopher (and Global Distinguished Professor of German at NYU), seems like the kind of man who would try to sell you magic beans. He’s a squat, dishevelled, older gentleman with a pronounced foreign accent that convinces you that he might well come from some obscure land of giant beanstalks.But on Tuesday, he took time out from his lucrative vegetable produce career to give a talk at NYU …

TEDxNYU Conference Showcases University’s Diverse Talents

10860994_931070143584600_7730333708342800215_oOn Saturday, speakers came together in GCASL to give their TED talks at TEDxNYU’s fifth annual conference. This year’s theme was “roots,” or the celebration of our foundations. The event saw six speakers, each giving 10 to 15 minute talks. Two of the six presenters were undergraduates who won “pitch” contests earlier in the year.Here’s a summary of TEDxNYU 2015: Roots.Ben Mirin (Birder, Field Ornithologist, Professional Beatboxer): Making Music with Bird SongA …

NYU Yemeni Senior Talks Yemen And Its Future

San'a03_flickr  Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, is a beautiful city (see above picture for proof). It’s old city district is an UNESCO world heritage site, it is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and it’s on my top ten list of places to visit, just below Lake Bogoria in Kenya (it’s a volcanic caldera that fills with flamingos in the summer).Salah Ahmed is a first-generation Yemeni American who is …

Stop Street Harassment Campaign Comes To NYU

SSH_logo_horizontal_highres-webWhen I was seven years old, a friend and I were playing outside my house when three teenaged boys heckled at us from across the street, “Little pussyeaters!”Fourteen years later, I sat on the stoop of an NYU dorm and talked on the phone with my boyfriend. A man approached me. He told me I was drunk (I wasn’t) and I needed help (I didn’t). He tried to get me to follow him, …

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, …

Killer Mike Talks Oklahoma Fraternity, Systemic Racism

 443e8126On Monday, rapper and social activist, Michael Render, professionally known as Killer Mike, gave a lecture on Police Brutality, For-Profit Jailing Systems, and Racism in America at NYU to a packed auditorium.While Killer Mike is best known for his music, he is also a very outspoken activist fighting for social equality, especially in regard to the African-American community. He was recently interviewed on CNN where he talked about his reaction to the grand …

Do You Yak? Do You Want To?

img_3876.pngNope, the yak we speak of doesn’t concern your friday night boot and rally, we’re talking about one of the most recently popular social media apps, Yik Yak. Yik Yak was initially created by two students at Furman University, Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington, as a hyperlocal Twitter aimed at college students. The app was built with the intent of giving students an online platform where they’d have the opportunity to share …

Free Housing And Meal Plans For Student Senators Council Executives?

sscEach year, the Student Senators Council provides a set of financial recommendations for the University’s budgeting process.This year, Vice Chair of the Council, Michael Hengerer, submitted a proposal that members of his own agency, the SSC Executive Board, receive free housing and meal plans as a form of compensation for their work at the University.Hengerer explained in an email to NYU Local that the recommendation wasn’t made to reward himself and fellow executives, but rather to aid financially challenged …

A High School Student Hacked His Way To Better Grades

1280px-Typing_computer_screen_reflectionThe combination of teens, grades, and elementary-level computer hacking has always ended up as Hollywood gold: whether it’s a rag-tag group of high school seniors breaking into a testing center and trying to steal the answers to the SATs (The Perfect Score), a young protégé arrested by the Secret Service only to emerge years later engaged in a plot to unleash a deadly computer virus (Hackers), or popular students encouraging an unpopular student to take …

Canada Goose Makes Its Nest At NYU

Emma StoneAt one point or another, you’ve probably owned some type of parka and, like the rest of us, you’ve probably hated every unflattering second of it. Yes parkas keep us snuggly and warm during the harsh winter and throughout all the polar vortexes and treks to school in below freezing temperatures, but let’s be real, the bulky jackets of every suffocating mother’s dreams have never exactly screamed “trend setting.” If you’re …

Is Viagra For Women Any Closer To Becoming A Reality?

viagra?Sprout Pharmaceuticals announced last week that they will be resubmitting for FDA approval Flibanserin, their drug that is engineered to increase the female libido. The drug has been rejected twice previously, but third time’s a charm, right?The drug skips lighting your entire 10 square foot studio in Stuyvesant Town with pumpkin spice latte Yankee candles and playing Beyonce’s Fifty Shades of Grey “Crazy in Love” remix, and instead goes straight to messing with neurotransmitters …

There Are A Lot More Printers At NYU Than You Think!

110210nyu1CSThis is a PSA for all those times you’re trying to fit in printing, grabbing lunch and calling your mom on your twenty minute walk to class, and you know that waiting in those ridiculous lines at Bobst will make you late.Here’s where the Printers around campus are.Bobst:LL2, LL1, BLCCFloors 1, 4, 5, 6 & 9 southFloor 3, eastOther Places Around Campus:25 West 4th Street, C Level35 West 4th Street, 2nd Floor14 …

1950s NYU Was Apparently “Real Classy”

Screen Shot 2015-02-10 at 9.51.09 PMSince we’re sure you’ve always wondered what NYU was like when your grandpa was in college, these three videos will give you a pretty good idea.While browsing the Internet Archive, NYU Local stumbled upon some old footage of NYU in the 1950s. Here you can see students on their old University Heights stomping ground, hanging out in the park, chatting with professors, and looking “real classy, for classes.”In …

A Brief History Of NYU.edu

homeLWe decided to take a trip down memory lane and see what NYU.edu has looked like over the years. NYU.edu is not to be confused with NYUHome, which went live in 2000. Up until 1997, there was no Albert and NYU students had to register for classes by physically standing in line and using index cards to create their schedule. (But is that really worse than Albert in its current state?)The earliest archived …