Tag Archive: NYU

/ September 9, 2016 2:35 pm / Comment / Facebook Groups To Hack Your NYU Experience

Welcome class of 2020! Have you seen the price of your textbooks yet? Have you checked your bank account after your fun first week? Did you suddenly get claustrophobic about living in the dorms for another year? Never fear. While the prices of NYU and New York are without a question daunting and the city can be awash with too...

/ September 6, 2016 10:08 am / Comment / How To Successfully Tinder While Abroad

Around 2008, in classic NYU fashion, NYU injected its Study Abroad program with steroids and began shipping off their young adults en masse to cities across the globe. Without even beginning to address the colonial and imperialist tones that come off when an American university inserts itself into other countries, let’s talk about the students doing a different type of inserting… via...

/ 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 21, 2016 9:57 am / Comment / Are Students Who Commute Less Happy?

Over time, I have become used to the sympathetic “oh” people say when I tell them that I spend over two hours a day, five days a week, commuting to school. NYU has a significant commuter/off-campus population, totaling around 53% of the student body, and I have some unfortunate news for that half of our school: commuters are reportedly “less happy” than non-commuters, at least...

/ March 25, 2016 11:59 am / Comment / Some History on St. Marks Place

Is St. Mark’s Place just the place you head for a tattoo or for karaoke or both at the same time? It’s a street with a unique reputation for its blunt weirdness. St Mark’s has had its fair share of publicity, with mentions in number of songs, as well as serving as a hangout for icons throughout the ages like Andy...

/ March 22, 2016 11:32 am / Comment / How Neuroeconomics Can Read Your Mind

Why did you buy that absurdly over-priced, worn-out shirt from Urban Outfitters today even though you’re broke? Why were you so immature when your mom called and asked about your spending? Why did you react to your roommate eating your food? Essentially, why do we make decisions the way that we do? That’s exactly the question the young field of...

/ March 10, 2016 1:40 pm / Comment / Meet the Editor-In-Chief of NYU’s Comp Lit Journal, Brio

When I met up with Nicole D’Alessio, a junior in CAS and Editor-in-Chief of the NYU Undergraduate Comparative Literature journal, Brio, she launched right into conversation. Coffee in hand, she told me all about reviving the publication after its previous editors had gone abroad. Throughout our conversation, she interrupted herself to make observations about overdressed passersby, broskies, the Venus de...

/ December 3, 2015 12:18 pm / Comment / Grad Union Holds “Walk Of Shame” Protest Around NYU Campus

Early Wednesday afternoon, NYU’s union of graduate employees (GSOC-UAW Local 2110) held an hour-long “Walk of Shame” around NYU’s campus, protesting limited work hours, layoffs and withheld pay. NYU’s graduate students and administration had previously agreed to a new contract back in March, just barely avoiding a strike. However, GSOC says that NYU isn’t holding up its end of the...

/ December 1, 2015 12:53 pm / Comment / NYU Dorm Guide 2016: Palladium

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 Palladium is nirvana. Palladium...

/ November 23, 2015 9:20 am / Comment / NYU White Student Union Page Probably A 4Chan Hoax

On Friday night, a page called “NYU White Student Union” was created on Facebook. The group describes itself on Facebook as, “a community for NYU students of European descent.” But the page, which has seen heavy backlash from the NYU community, is likely just a well-executed 4chan troll. Facebook users who have “liked” the page are hidden. The page had around 60 likes...

/ November 19, 2015 12:23 pm / Comment / NYU Dorm Guide 2016: Hayden

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 Hayden is that crusty hole-in-the-wall...

/ November 17, 2015 9:35 am / Comment / NYU Dorm Guide 2016: Rubin

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 Rubin is like...

/ November 13, 2015 3:24 pm / Comment / NYU Club Holds Bloody Good Event To Destigmatize Periods

Oh, periods. Though many have tried to shield the menstrual cycle’s existence from the public eye, there has been quite a fuss about it lately. There’s the controversy regarding ads for new period underwear Thinx, the taxing of tampons as a luxury item in the UK, possible carcinogens in major tampon brands… the whole thing can be bloody overwhelming. That’s why...

/ November 12, 2015 8:10 am / Comment / Hackers Steal NYU Employee Paychecks

Scammers have been stealing the paychecks of NYU employees by obtaining their Net ID and password information, according to an email from the Information Technology Department of the university sent out yesterday. Hackers use the logins to alter direct deposit information so that the paychecks never make it to the employee’s bank account and are instead routed elsewhere. According to...

/ November 11, 2015 3:08 pm / Comment / NYU Has A Cool Impersonator On Reddit

For those who don’t know, NYU has a small forum (AKA subreddit) dedicated to it on Reddit, the extremely popular online forum/bulletin board/neck-beard haven. Referred to as “New York City’s biggest college subreddit,” posts on /r/NYU typically center on college app advice, questions about classes, NYU in the news and the occasional bashing of NYU Local articles. With any luck, someone...