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 …

Michelle And Malia Obama Spotted On A Tour Of NYU

ad1a8cc0959a944e1e28927e1da8e03dAn anonymous tipster spotted Michelle and Malia Obama on a private tour of NYU this morning..Our tipster accidentally entered the elevator with the Obamas, who were joined by an admission ambassador and several members of the Secret Service for a private tour of Goddard Hall.They also reportedly visited Weinstein Hall. .“Apparently everyone was told that the elevators were ‘shut down’ for the 10 minutes they were in the building… but I knew the truth!” …

Behind NYU’s Undercover Hookah Bar Sting

2952294_151680_22027ad316_p-1You might have been too busy stumbling out of Sahara Citi last weekend to care, but that puff of Baja Blue could be your last — and you only have your classmates to blame. The New York City Health Department has been working with NYU Steinhardt professor Diana Silver and a select group of students to crack down on the sale and consumption of tobacco in the city’s hookah bars, with those …

CHANCE THE RAPPER IS COMING TO NYU

downloadA couple of geniuses working on behalf of NYU’s Student Government council have gone and landed CHANCE THE RAPPER & The Social Experiment, as well as NY-based trap producer Sweater Beats, for the second Violet 100 Spirit Week concert on Tuesday, February 24th at Webster Hall. In case you’ve been living under an extremely dense rock, the Chicagoan busted into the scene in 2011 with his 10 Day mixtape, blew everyone’s mind in …

Two Dead After Shooting In 23rd Street Home Depot

http---o.aolcdn.com-hss-storage-midas-3fece0b586a8ba76d6a2e5d60c2a88-201448843-150125_instagram_home_depot_shooting_originalAt around 2:30 on Sunday, January 25th, an employee of Home Depot shot and killed a coworker and shortly after committed suicide in a crowded store on West 23rd Street. The 31 year old employee exchanged a few words with his fellow coworker before firing on him several times and then turned the gun to his own head. The shooter has since been identified as Calvin Esdaile Jr; his victim, whom a co-worker identified as Moctar …

NYU Grapples with Question of Rape On Campus

When Rolling Stone first released their story on the alleged fraternity gang-rape at the University of Virginia, a shockwave of awareness and repercussion was felt throughout the country’s universities — fraternities suspended, federal investigation launched, and a national debate undergone on the subject of sexual safety throughout our institutions of education.That conversation has taken a sharp turn after Rolling Stone announced last Friday that their story “A Rape on Campus” contained serious discrepancies, citing a “mistrust” in the story’s victim, Jackie, and …