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How Not to Visit Florence

How Not to Visit Florence

By Thomas Devlin, Staff Writer

March 31, 2016


Filed under Abroad, Features

WSN's resident straightforward-advice-giver tells you exactly what not to do when visiting Florence, Italy.

The Florentine secret

The Florentine secret

By Natsuko Saegusa, Contributing Writer

October 20, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

This article comes from the Global Desk, a collaboration between The Gazelle, WSN and On Century Avenue. Read more by searching ‘global.’ FLORENCE, Italy — I’m convinced that Florence has been set up purely to impress. Every time I pass by the Duomo, I feel its grandeur, presence and domi...

Restaurants abroad mirror city spots

Restaurants abroad mirror city spots

By Dhriti Tandon, Contributing Writer

September 9, 2014


Filed under Dining, Features

Students who studied abroad share their favorite restaurants.

On the Wire: Global

On the Wire: Global

April 7, 2014


Filed under News

Abu Dhabi There has been a 30 percent increase in children who are diagnosed with anxiety in Abu Dhabi.   Berlin Europe’s first lesbian-only burial ground opened on April 6 in a Lutheran graveyard in Berlin.   Florence A festival focusing on Middle Eastern art, cinema and food will be takin...

On the Wire: Global

On the Wire: Global

March 31, 2014


Filed under News

Accra Due to frequent economic hardships and increases in tariffs, Ghana has become an increasingly expensive nation to live in. — Citi FM London Artists, politicians and other influential figures have launched a campaign to save London's skyline from the addition of over 230 skyscrapers. — The...

On the Wire: Global

On the Wire: Global

February 24, 2014


Filed under News

Berlin A 76-year-old woman was arrested for distributing cocaine to guests at her birthday party in the private bar she owns. — The Independent Tel Aviv Lady Gaga will be performing in September, as reported on Feb. 19. This is the second time Lady Gaga has performed in Israel. — The Times o...

On the Wire: Global

On the Wire: Global

February 11, 2014


Filed under News

Florence Businesses are beginning to take advantage of the large number of foreign students in Florence by putting them to work in carefully structured and beneficial internships. — The Florentine London London’s plans to change its underground transportation are expected to cause a loss of 650 jobs. There was a strike last week that disrupted public transportation, and another strike is planned for...

Florence embraces historical prestige, offers modernity

Florence embraces historical prestige, offers modernity

October 10, 2012


Filed under Opinion

FLORENCE — The small city of Florence is well-known for being the birthplace of the Renaissance. To the outsider, it seems the city that once initiated a cultural movement is now a fossilized museum, destined to remain a showcase for tourists. And attract tourists it does — more than 900 million...

New Italian law brings mixed consequences to NYU profs

New Italian law brings mixed consequences to NYU profs

September 19, 2012


Filed under News

A recent legislation in Italy created new contracts for NYU Florence professors. The law is in response to complaints from foreign-born, Italy based professors who were previously required to work for an undetermined amount of time. They were also typically paid less and had a shorter contract than...

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