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The Bucket List Issue

The Bucket List Issue

Rachel Ruecker, Senior Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under SPECIAL EDITIONS, TOP STORY

NYU is a dream school. People flock from near and far to don the Violet — if only metaphorically — but once we’re here, we often get so caught up in the bureaucratic mess of it all. We become so bogged down with Writing the Essay and group projects that are not teaching us anything about collaboration t...

Fringe: Sartorial Sustainability

Fringe: Sartorial Sustainability

Sophie Shaw, Beauty and Style Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under SPECIAL EDITIONS, TOP STORY

While the fast pace of city life is invigorating and exciting, wasteful behaviors often get swept up in the hastiness. New York’s fashion industry is no exception — with Zara and other fast-fashion stores on what seems like every other block, there is an underlying reality of pollution and waste...

The Environmental Issue

The Environmental Issue

Jemima McEvoy, News Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under SPECIAL EDITIONS, TOP STORY

When I began working on the Environmental Issue, a scene from the movie Les Choristes, which I was forced to watch many many years ago in French class, came to mind. Whilst explaining his approach toward disciplining children in school, the teacher in the film coins the phrase “Action, Reaction”...

The Dining Issue

The Dining Issue

Yasmin Gulec, Dining Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under SPECIAL EDITIONS, TOP STORY, Uncategorized

Some people love fairy tales, but I personally love stories about food. Food and the way we consume it has evolved so rapidly — you can even see the changes in tastes and preferences by comparing a Washington Square News dining article from this year and another one from last year. But like any trend...

The Arts Issue: Venn Diagrams

The Arts Issue: Venn Diagrams

Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under SPECIAL EDITIONS, TOP STORY, Uncategorized

This issue is a love poem to Venn diagrams. It is an ode to intersectionality. It is a peace offering to partisanship. I’m a very graphic learner. At the age of nine, I learned how to waterski by watching my younger sister get dragged by the boat for what her arms must have felt like were ho...

The Research Issue

The Research Issue

Miranda Levingston, Deputy News Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under SPECIAL EDITIONS, TOP STORY, Uncategorized

Research is contemplation in action. Although it can involve extensive reading and long hours in the lab, it is not a passive activity — research is the pursuit of information to better the world we live in. At NYU, the title “research university” is taken seriously, as research initiatives exist...

The Alternatives Issue

The Alternatives Issue

WSN Management Team
March 27, 2017
Filed under SPECIAL EDITIONS, TOP STORIES

It’s easy to get stuck in routine: get up every morning, do the same things, think of things the same way. A routine is a routine, and it’s comforting. But sometimes getting off the beaten road — straying away from routine, trying something new or doing something that doesn’t always seem like...

Up-and-Comers 2017

Up-and-Comers 2017

Diamond Naga Siu, Editor-in-Chief
March 23, 2017
Filed under SPECIAL EDITIONS, TOP STORY

Turning to a random person at NYU and hearing what they’ve done always makes me marvel at how successful that student is: balancing a full credit load, maintaining a social life, leading extracurriculars and working one, two or even three jobs. If that’s not the epitome of doing well, I'm not quite su...

The Innovation Issue

The Innovation Issue

Polina Buchak, Senior Editor
March 20, 2017
Filed under SPECIAL EDITIONS, TOP STORY

While planning this issue, the goal was to spread the message that no matter what major you study, opportunities for great creations are endless. There are new ideas, new discoveries and new innovations every single day, which grow from the ambition of students. Enrolled in the Core Program at Liberal...

The Culture Shock Issue

The Culture Shock Issue

Kaitlyn Wang, Co-Managing Editor
March 6, 2017
Filed under SPECIAL EDITIONS, TOP STORY, Uncategorized

Moving to the big, scary city is a huge jump — New York City boasts a culture of its own that no one is really prepared for. But NYU students have to make more than the jump to the city. Adjusting to college, NYC and especially a new country can be tough — certainly so if you’re doing it all at...

The Health Issue

The Health Issue

Diamond Naga Siu, Editor-in-Chief
February 27, 2017
Filed under SPECIAL EDITIONS, TOP STORY

Health comes from the ethereal to very physical — whether a motivational quote gets you through the day or slipping on a condom gets you through the night, many factors help college students simply survive the day-to-day grind of school, work and everything in between. While neither the wide-eyed...

The 2017 Housing Guide

The 2017 Housing Guide

Diamond Naga Siu, Editor-in-Chief
February 23, 2017
Filed under Housing, Letter from the Editor, SPECIAL EDITIONS, TOP STORY

When the Housing Guide came out last year, I remember poring over it with my prospective roommate: grabbing a stack, ripping them up and ordering the dorms in various ways. We made pro and con lists, analyzed the possible room choices and Google Mapped the distances to our classes. Room tours, upperclassmen...

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