The birth of a child has always been extremely consuming for the parents, not to mention going into labor amid a global pandemic. What are the concerns parents had for their infants growing up under quarantine? This piece explores how the lockdown has physically and mentally influenced both parents and their babies.
What’s so special about pixels? These squares of color are miniscule — at 0.26 mm, they’re about the same thickness as standard cardstock — and put together into grids, they form digital images or displays on phones, computers, tablets, and the multitudes of other devices we use on a daily basis. We consume millions day […]
The summer of 2020 changed Andrea Acevedo’s art. The murder of George Floyd stirred something deep within her – standing amongst a crowd of hundreds of protesters in New York City, defending Black lives, surrounded by people dedicated to equality and the liberation of all oppressed people, she asked herself, “How can I help?” And […]
Underneath the surface of the Covid-19 pandemic lies a “shadow pandemic”: domestic violence. With lockdowns forcing people to stay inside their homes, violence against women has skyrocketed while victims have been silenced more than ever. But social media has helped give them a voice in isolation. High rates of domestic violence reports and Covid […]
Online Music Education by Laura Measher Students and teachers share their experiences of learning and teaching music in a virtual setting.
With only one blended class in her five-course schedule, New York University sophomore Andrea Contreras has spent most of her spring semester inside her bedroom. “This semester is the closest I have come to a full Zoom education,” said 20-year old Contreras, who is studying finance and computing and data science at the Stern School […]
The Covid-19 health pandemic created a new set of hurdles for international students at New York University from travel restriction to securing visas, leaving many bewildered about what to do next and causing enrollment rates to drop. As student lives were abruptly uprooted across the United States last March, more than a million international students […]
New York City’s actors have been on a year long intermission and consensus holds that this summer promises more of the same. After a year defined by dark stages and unemployed actors, a handful of New York City theaters have announced goals to reopen this summer. Among them is the Public Theater, which plans to […]
“Nothing beautiful is indispensable to life.” – Theophile Gautier, Mademoiselle de Maupin. On the 21st of May 2005, David Foster Wallace, an American novelist, gave a speech to graduate students at Kenyon College. “There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way,” said Wallace, […]
It’s no secret that landfills and oceans have long been overrun with single-use plastic and manmade pollution. So with March 13 marking one year since Covid-19 shut down New York City, it’s worth considering just how much damage the pandemic has caused, not only to us but also to our planet. As it turns out, […]