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From Homeless to Rory Meyers Scholar, Gavin Arneson Tells His Story

From Homeless to Rory Meyers Scholar, Gavin Arneson Tells His Story

By Paul Kim, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under Features, News, University News

Davin Arnerson battled homelessness and the loss of his father in high school. His dream was to attend NYU, and now through the Rory Meyers Scholarship, he can.

Don’t Ignore the Homeless

Don’t Ignore the Homeless

By Ignangeli Salinas-Muñiz

February 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Homelessness around the NYU campus is too often ignored and stigmatized.

De Blasio’s Plan to Manage the Homeless Crisis Is Complicated

De Blasio’s Plan to Manage the Homeless Crisis Is Complicated

By John Barna, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

De Blasio’s tempered approach to seeking progress incrementally should be celebrated by liberals as something that could realistically make a difference, not criticized as insufficiently progressive. Progressivism should be about accomplishing progress, not about setting unachievable goals.

Spread Love This Thanksgiving

Spread Love This Thanksgiving

By Liv Chai, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016


Filed under Dining, Features

As the weather gets colder and food for the homeless becomes even more scarce, the holidays should be a time for all of us to not only be thankful for all that we have but to consider the less fortunate and give back.

Hakook Helps Students Pay It Forward

Hakook Helps Students Pay It Forward

By Connor Borden, Staff Writer

September 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Becoming a conscious citizen, attentive to the needs of the community around us, should be the goal of every NYU student.

Cities on Both Coasts Mishandle Homelessness

Cities on Both Coasts Mishandle Homelessness

By Emily Fong, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As tensions and tempers flare between the encroaching walls of gentrification and those who find themselves forced out of their old homes, the parallels between San Francisco’s issues with homelessness and New York’s are clear.

Cuomo Can’t Order Homelessness Off the Street

Cuomo Can’t Order Homelessness Off the Street

January 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The governor should take care not to pat himself on the back for this singular effort, which does not address the main causes of homelessness and only forces the most underprivileged and neglected into bad conditions.

De Blasio must tackle NYC homelessness problem

De Blasio must tackle NYC homelessness problem

By Patrick Seaman, Staff Writer

November 3, 2015


Filed under Opinion

De Blasio must keep his promise on tackling homelessness in NYC.

De Blasio fails to deliver on homelessness

De Blasio fails to deliver on homelessness

By Johnpaul Baratta, Contributing Columnist

September 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

De Blasio criticized the former administration for not properly addressing the homeless issue. Now, he is continuing previous policies and the homelessness rate has increased.

Tisch freshman Nichols presents original work at Third North

Tisch freshman Nichols presents original work at Third North

April 8, 2014


Filed under Arts

Among the many well-known plays and musicals performed by NYU theater groups, it is easy to forget that some students on campus are producing their own works. One such project is the upcoming immersive theater piece “Shadows in the Streets,” conceived and directed by Tisch freshman Sarah Nichols. ...

New York City must strengthen efforts against homelessness

New York City must strengthen efforts against homelessness

February 26, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last Friday that his administration will transfer over 400 children from two city-owned homeless shelters that have been continuously cited for inadequate living conditions over the past decade. De Blasio and his administrators said the children and their fam...

Homeless complain about sprinklers used at Strand Bookstore

Homeless complain about sprinklers used at Strand Bookstore

November 20, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, News

Some homeless New Yorkers said the Strand Bookstore on Broadway is allegedly using the sprinkler system under its awning to prevent the city’s homeless from sleeping in front of the store. Jason Williams, a 35-year-old homeless man, said he was under the awning when the sprinklers turned on. ...

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