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Best Two-Credit Electives to Take Next Semester

Best Two-Credit Electives to Take Next Semester

By Sherry Yan, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Features

Fall 2018 registration is approaching. Here are some fun 2-credit courses you can take.

Magic of NYU Quidditch, Explained

Magic of NYU Quidditch, Explained

By Tori Bianco, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

An inside look at the NYU Quidditch team.

Should Books Be Adapted Into Films?

Should Books Be Adapted Into Films?

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Cinematic adaptations of books have become more prevalent over the last decade than seemingly ever before — so what exactly does that translation between mediums mean, and is this trend a good thing?

Risk and Reward in Film Adaptations

Risk and Reward in Film Adaptations

By Caroline Zemsky, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Books

What makes a great book doesn't always make a great movie. The transition from a book to its film adaptation can be a tricky one — with creative liberties taken that divert greatly from the source material, resulting in fans who aren't always pleased.

Brooms, Beaters and Bludgers: NYU Quidditch Makes Magic on the Field

Brooms, Beaters and Bludgers: NYU Quidditch Makes Magic on the Field

By Jash Babla, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

WSN caught up with one of NYU's most successful club sports — the quidditch team — to see how their quest to catch the golden snitch has been going.

PUFFS Is Bringing Potter Back

PUFFS Is Bringing Potter Back

By Arimeta Diop, Staff Writer

October 17, 2016


Filed under Arts, Theater

The passion and love inspired by the Harry Potter series will never die - and more importantly, it will never stop being perfect fodder for parodies.

London’s Historical Highlights, from 1 A.D. to the 21st Century

London’s Historical Highlights, from 1 A.D. to the 21st Century

By Thomas Devlin, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Abroad, Features

To be a Londoner, you've got to at least be conversational about some of the city's history. Here are a few historical highlights from the capital of the United Kingdom.

Fanfiction: Literature’s Frenemy

By Emma Gordon, Contributing Writer

April 7, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

The presence of fanfiction shakes up the literary world as well as provides opportunities for blossoming writers.

Public schools must not sacrifice literature

Public schools must not sacrifice literature

By Zahra Haque, Contributing Columnist

September 10, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Literature might not make you a better employee, but it sure can make you a better person.

J.K. Rowling uses new media to promote ‘Harry Potter’ series

J.K. Rowling uses new media to promote ‘Harry Potter’ series

May 1, 2014


Filed under Arts

As any true sports fan knows, the 2014 Quidditch World Cup is currently underway. While this is an event most closely followed by the wizarding community, it also has the muggle world abuzz because it means there is more writing from J.K. Rowling. These wizarding sports stories appear on Pottermore...

Arts Issue: J.K. Rowling journeys from anonymity to fame

Arts Issue: J.K. Rowling journeys from anonymity to fame

April 10, 2014


Filed under Arts

From her first creation — an abused, magically gifted orphan — to her most recent — a broken but capable detective — J.K. Rowling has come a long way in mainstream fiction writing. She penned her first novel over two decades ago when the charm of books was quickly fading from people’s min...

Changes behind camera promise fresh direction

Changes behind camera promise fresh direction

November 20, 2013


Filed under Arts, Exclude From Homepage List

When “The Hunger Games” was released last year to critical acclaim and box office success, it was clear Katniss Everdeen and the world of Panem connected with audiences. But with sequel “Catching Fire” being released this week, audiences should be prepared to see a film different from its pre...