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Rose Asaf

Rose Asaf

Jordan Reynolds, Arts Editor

December 7, 2017


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Rose Asaf shows up. Whether it’s NYU Against Fascism’s protest against an alt-right speaker hosted by the NYU College Republicans, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s surprise visit to Weinstein Residence Hall or the Student Labor Action Movement’s occupation of Elmer Holmes Bobst Library last year, Asaf ...

Grace Moon

Grace Moon

Abigail Weinberg, Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2017


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Grace Moon has the kind of adventurous spirit that leads someone to ride the subway to random stops and pop out to take photographs of whatever she finds. Her curiosity makes her a great reporter, and her passion for Asian-American rights inspires her to bring stories to fruition. Moon was born i...

Victor Leonard

Victor Leonard

Pamela Jew, Copy Chief

December 7, 2017


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With tiger-like eyes, in appearance and nature, Victor Leonard has a keen sense for two things: fashion and making connections. He does everything from designing and styling to making connections to giving a voice to underrepresented groups. Leonard might be humble when talking about his talents, but ...

Brittany Claybrooks

Brittany Claybrooks

Daniella Nichinson, Film Editor

December 7, 2017


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“Education was always like my sport,” Brittany Claybrooks said during a First Generation College Students panel hosted by NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service. Claybrooks, a second-year Master of Urban Planning and Development student at Wagner, grew up in Detroit and a small suburb o...

Jackson Tisi

Jackson Tisi

Miranda Levingston, News Editor

December 7, 2017


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As 450 people gathered in front of his camera, Jackson Tisi, in his signature way, focused his lens on others. Like he’d done many times before — as the media captain of the Welcome Week Student Leadership Team, as a freelance filmmaker and as a creative collaborator — he gave people the space to...

Cadence Daniels

Cadence Daniels

Maddie Howard, Sports Editor

December 7, 2017


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Cadence Daniels is iridescent. She is the definition of poise. When the students at the National Society of Black Engineers Executive Board meeting address their leadership, it is clear they’re looking directly at Daniels for approval. As their president, she listens attentively to their ideas and t...

Juan Calero

Juan Calero

Kaitlyn Wang, Features Editor

December 7, 2017


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Juan Manuel Calero Canaval will not take your bullshit. “If I feel like something is unjust or that someone is being unethical or that something is just not right in any capacity, I'll just tell you to your face in the moment,” Calero said. The fifth year CAS student, currently the chair of St...

RJ Khalaf

RJ Khalaf

Natasha Roy, Assistant Managing Editor

December 7, 2017


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Leadership. Faith. Football. RJ Khalaf’s passions are varied, but they all center around his desire to weave positivity into his surroundings. Though his passions don’t always mesh well together, being at NYU has helped the Global Liberal Studies senior get as close as possible to connecting t...

Ananditha Raghunath

Ananditha Raghunath

Sayer Devlin, News Editor

December 7, 2017


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Ananditha Raghunath works relentlessly to make STEM a more inviting place for women, and for anyone else who is interested in learning to code.

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Cam Mesinger

Cam Mesinger

Andrew Heying, Opinion Editor

December 7, 2017


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When asked if there is a particular comedian that Messinger looks up to, they hesitate. Messinger then goes on to explain that no one currently in comedy currently seems to understand how to write jokes that are not at the expense of other people. Messinger, on the other hand, is determined to change this.

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Amanda Lawson

Amanda Lawson

Jemima McEvoy, Managing Editor

December 7, 2017


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Very few students can say the organization they created has freed 65 people from one of the toughest detainment facilities in New York City. Amanda Lawson has done just that, and so much more for criminal justice reform both inside and outside of the NYU community.

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