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 […]
A Long Intermission for New York Actors May Not Be Over Just Yet
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 […]
Usefulness Of The Useless
“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, […]
How the Planet is Affected By the Covid-19 Pandemic
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, […]
Beekeeping in Ohio
How did professional beekeepers in Ohio adapt to teaching their craft during the pandemic, and why is this hobby so important to maintain?
Meer’s Pies: A Pandemic Business
Meer’s Pies: A Pandemic Business Laura Measher Amira Daoud, like many, started “quarantine baking” during the COVID-19 pandemic. But then they took it a step further. In a time of economic struggle, particularly for small businesses, they opened Meer’s Pies, an Instagram-based pie shop for pick-up and delivery in NYC.
Post-Covid, Students Wrestle If Going Abroad or Staying Home is the Better Choice
A year ago, ninety, bleary-eyed New York University students living in Paris were told they had 48 hours to get on a flight home or risk being stuck in France as a deadly virus spread like wildfire. Fast asleep in their dorms, they were awakened at 3:00 a.m. with phone calls, furious knocks on dorm […]
College Students Face Yet Another Pandemic: Their Mental Health
Freshman Myles Clark remembers being at a fraternity party with a tight-knit group of friends at Santa Clara University last March. That day, he had no way of knowing his school would soon be disruptively shifting his college experience online. Like the millions of students around the country, Clark has experienced a massive disruption in […]
Promotors, DJs Leaving New York As Nightclubs Remain Closed One Year Later
The city that never sleeps has been sleeping for over a year, and for the thousands with jobs tied to the New York nightclub industry not much has changed since last March. From promoters to DJs to bartenders, nightclub workers have been left jobless for over a year through the health pandemic caused by Covid-19. […]
The Travel Industry Has Been Changed Forever. What Comes Next?
Since the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic a year ago, the $29 billion travel industry has dramatically altered how people move across cities and states due to new health regulations. Travelers today are prioritizing safety as a top consideration when evaluating their vacation plans. For the majority of Americans pre-pandemic, public health was […]