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The Pets Issue

The Pets Issue

By Natasha Roy, Assistant Managing Editor

December 4, 2017


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Many college students feel petsick when they leave home. This issue is an ode to all the animal pals we leave behind to go to school in this city — and the ones we bring into our lives when we get here.

Petsick at NYU

By Kaitlyn Wang, Features Editor

December 4, 2017


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I have lived without my dog, Tucker, by my side more than I have lived with seeing him every day. I know just how much to miss him without overwhelming myself with fondness and the same sort of aching usually reserved for when I go too long without my mom’s warmth and my dad’s laughter and my litt...

The Pet Prohibition

By Adryan Barlia, Deputy Opinion Editor

December 4, 2017


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It is frequently emphasized by our beloved university that we are only allowed to keep pet fish in our dorm rooms. However, some sneaky students bring illicit pets into their residence halls. We talked to a few of them under the condition of anonymity — for the safety of their pets, of course — a...

Aquatic Life in the Concrete Jungle

By Jemima McEvoy, Managing Editor

December 4, 2017


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My fish, Phineus, is beautiful and purple and resilient beyond belief. He has survived the countless goggling eyes of college students commenting on the tasteful architecture of the Roman Colosseum in his tank, outlived many companions without a single tear shed and most importantly, survived living w...

A Home Away From Home

By Natasha Roy, Assistant Managing Editor

December 4, 2017


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Unfortunately — or, fortunately, for some — students are not allowed to bring their dogs from home when they move into NYU’s residence halls. For us dog lovers, being away from our canine pals adds to our homesickness. Luckily, though, some of our beloved faculty fellows in residence bring the...

Cats vs. Dogs: The Debate

By Ryan Mikel and Emily Conklin

December 4, 2017


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We’re all familiar with debates over this vs. that, from favorite soda brand — Coke or Pepsi? — to the perceived colors of that optically confusing dress. But no feud has quite divided households as ferociously as the ultimate question –– cats or dogs? With New York City apartments averaging less...