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Prague: Why Leaving New York Was the Best Thing I’ve Done for My Mental Health

Prague: Why Leaving New York Was the Best Thing I’ve Done for My Mental Health

By Gabby Brooks, Contributing Writer

February 17, 2016


Filed under Abroad, Features

The Big Apple is a lot to deal with, and sometimes you just need to clear your head.

Prague: Studying Abroad With Social Anxiety

Prague: Studying Abroad With Social Anxiety

By Mariah Melendez, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2016


Filed under Abroad, Features

Studying abroad may be a refreshing experience for those struggling with social anxiety and depression.

The Study Away Issue

The Study Away Issue

By Hannah Treasure, Digital Director

February 26, 2015


Filed under Special Editions, Special Issues

  With cuisine from nearly every country available on Seamless, cultural festivals with everything from the dragons of Chinese New Year to the blaring bagpipes of St. Patrick’s Day and museums with artifacts from all over the world, New York City seems to have it all. But there is ...

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

March 24, 2014


Filed under News

Berlin  Germany has announced a goal to supply the majority of the country’s power from renewable sources by the year 2050. The crisis in Ukraine and sanctions in Russia have threatened Germany’s access to natural gas from Russia, adding importance to this goal. Prague An unknown act...

Students at NYU Prague respond to Ukrainian conflict

Students at NYU Prague respond to Ukrainian conflict

By Emily Bell and Jordan Melendrez

March 3, 2014


Filed under News

Czech Republic President Milo Zeman expressed his disapproval of Russian military action in Ukraine on March 1, comparing the potential consequences of troop mobilization to the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia by Soviet and Warsaw Pact troops. Despite warnings from U.S. government officials, Russia...

On the Wire: Global

On the Wire: Global

February 26, 2014


Filed under News

Abu Dhabi The annual Abu Dhabi Festival, slated to begin on March 2, will include programs aimed at drawing attention to underprivileged groups, particularly impoverished women and children. London The London Fire Brigade has reported that intentionally started fires in London have dropped ...

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


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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...

Exploring Prague’s most captivating landmarks

November 29, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Features

PRAGUE — Film students studying abroad in the Czech Republic often travel through the city and countryside scouting locations for their shoots. As a result, they often find unique places that ordinary tourists won’t find in guidebooks. Here are the top five hidden cinematic gems in Prague. Milovice Milovice is a seemingly b...

Top sights in Prague’s Old Town Square

Top sights in Prague’s Old Town Square

October 25, 2012


Filed under Features

The Old Town Square, or Staroměstské náměstí, is one of the first things NYU students see when they arrive in Prague. It is like the equivalent of the Empire State Building in New York City or the Eiffel Tower in Paris — you need to take a picture proving you have been there before you continue...

Tips for eating out with dietary restrictions in Prague

Tips for eating out with dietary restrictions in Prague

October 24, 2012


Filed under Features

Piping hot potato dumplings, freshly roasted pork neck decorated with creamy gravy, and sweet, dark red cabbage depict the classic Czech meal. Good, old-fashioned meat and potatoes plates such as this one can be found at any restaurant in Prague. Mixed grills — plates with several types of pork, chicken,...

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