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Alternative Breaks Students Return from Illuminating Service Trips

Alternative Breaks Students Return from Illuminating Service Trips

By Amelia McBain, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Features

Alternative Breaks sent three groups of students off to cities in the U.S. and Costa Rica to work with established community organizations on specific social justice issues.

The Community Service Issue

The Community Service Issue

By Veronica Liow, Multimedia Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under Special Issues, Top Story

Before I came to NYU, I remember hearing about students and alumni and their achievements. One Tisch alum wins an Oscar. A Gallatin student has a published book and is working on her second. Some Stern students' startups have effectively impacted the local community. It is clear that ambition runs in...

Caitlyn Corradino

Caitlyn Corradino

By Jessica Martinez, Editor-at-Large

March 23, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

In a Williamsburg fitness studio with “Straight Up” by Paula Abdul blaring overhead, Caitlyn Corradino encourages her students. “Keep that energy up,” Corradino shouts over the music. Corradino has more energy than most people — one day last month, she interviewed a potential new member...

Alternative Breaks Encourage Valuable Service and Growth

Alternative Breaks Encourage Valuable Service and Growth

By Laura Shkouratoff, Creative Director

March 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

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

We Need an Alternative to Alternative Breaks

We Need an Alternative to Alternative Breaks

By Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017


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.

Service Initiatives Abroad Offer NYU Students Chance to Make an Impact

Service Initiatives Abroad Offer NYU Students Chance to Make an Impact

By Natasha Roy, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2016


Filed under News, University News

NYU encourages students to serve their communities from the start of their university careers by offering many programs to provide students exactly what they are looking for when they search for service initiatives. Students are encouraged to make an impact in their immediate communities, but NYU a...

Alternative breaks provide students with unique opportunities

Alternative breaks provide students with unique opportunities

March 28, 2014


Filed under Features

Over spring break, Dennis Keselman helped further the steps of the building of a hospital. Fanny He helped reinforce the value of education to children in low-income communities. Keselman and He, both CAS juniors, participated with other NYU students on Alternative Break trips. Through the Alter...