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Alternative Breaks Encourage Valuable Service and Growth

Alternative Breaks Encourage Valuable Service and Growth

Laura Shkouratoff, Creative Director
March 20
Filed under OPINION

The NYU Alternative Breaks program, provides countless benefits to both participants and the communities that student-volunteers serve.

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NYU Alums Make Volunteering Easy

NYU Alums Make Volunteering Easy

Sarah Jackson, Contributing Writer
March 20
Filed under FEATURES

CAS alums Deevee Kashi and Anthony Yoon designed an app to help students find community service opportunities that fit into busy schedules.

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We Need an Alternative to Alternative Breaks

We Need an Alternative to Alternative Breaks

Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer
March 7
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Alternative Breaks are notable for sending undergraduate students all over the world to participate in volunteer activities. However, it's debatable if Alternative Breaks provides a glorified form of volunteer tourism or if the program actually benefits communities in need.

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Paris: Students Volunteer at the Empty Calais Jungle

Paris: Students Volunteer at the Empty Calais Jungle

Audrey Deng, Contributing Writer
December 6
Filed under Abroad, FEATURES

Audrey Deng chopped wood at Calais and reflected on the self-congratulatory nature of volunteerism.

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Students Travel to Berlin to Volunteer With Refugees

Students Travel to Berlin to Volunteer With Refugees

Ankita Bhanot, Dining Editor
April 18
Filed under Uncategorized

Three NYU students traveling to Berlin as part of a spring break service trip share their experiences volunteering with Syrian refugees.

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Inside the Crisis: With a Student Who Lived in Syria

Inside the Crisis: With a Student Who Lived in Syria

Marita Vlachou, Special Editions Director
April 18
Filed under Uncategorized

CAS sophomore Selin Yurtsever who lived in Syria for five years shares her insight on the ongoing crisis.

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Rejuvenate Your Resume and Community by Volunteering

Rejuvenate Your Resume and Community by Volunteering

Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer
March 9
Filed under FEATURES

Give back to the community with these volunteer opportunities.

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Show your thankfulness around the city

Show your thankfulness around the city

Ankita Bhanot, Staff Writer
November 17
Filed under FEATURES

List of ways to show your thankfulness regardless of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

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Volunteers help Sandy victims on Day of Action

Volunteers help Sandy victims on Day of Action

Nicole Brown
November 19
Filed under NEWS

While life after Sandy is back to normal for the NYU community and much of lower Manhattan, hundreds of people are still without basic necessities. “It’s been very difficult,” said Alen Schlesinger, 62, a resident on 142nd Street in Rockaway, Queens, as he stood in his den, which was cluttered...

50 hours of pro bono required for aspiring lawyers

50 hours of pro bono required for aspiring lawyers

October 1
Filed under NEWS

Starting in 2015, a new state rule will require all New York state lawyers to perform 50 hours of pro bono work before receiving license to practice law in the state. The ruling, made by Jonathan Lippman, chief judge of the state of New York, will take effect for all first and second-year law students...

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