(Costa Rica) — For native Costa Ricans, the phrase “Pura Vida” loosely translates to “living life to the fullest” in English. However, Costa Ricans with African ancestry have been subjected to a far darker experience because of their hidden history, advocates say. For more than a century, the Afro-Costa Rican population has been subjected to […]
After decades of immigration from the former Soviet Union, the ballroom dance world in the United States was predominantly Slavic in origin. But in February 2022, everything changed, as Putin’s war in Ukraine divided dancers living in New York City. Complicated allegiances and an interwoven heritage have now put a tight-knit community on uncertain ground.
Meet Emma Donelly-Higgins, a junior at the New School. She hates when people misspell her last name, loves Starbucks ice matcha lattes (with oat milk and two extra scoops of matcha), and recently got a puppy: Sybil, or Sybbie for short, a 10 week old mini golden doodle. Sybbie loves tearing up paper napkins, pees […]
Mitali Sapra is a junior at NYU, an avid matcha drinker, a big Bollywood fan, and a lover of all things romance, specifically romance books. She adores reading love stories. Who cares if they’re not her own? She once went through 21 books in a month. But how has this infatuation with romance books affected […]
Adora Dayani is an NYU student who is extremely fond of her Jewish heritage. So much so that she interns for a Jewish meme account, called @oldjewishmen, that plays on the comical stereotypes of an eldery Jewish man today. After hearing more about her background, we get a sense of where she finds herself in […]
On the morning of March 11, 2020, the headline story was expected to be Harvey Weinstein’s sentencing. However, what followed turned out to be the most hectic days of the coronavirus yet. On that Wednesday, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus to be a global pandemic, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive, which […]
March is Women’s History Month. It’s also the anniversary of the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in 1911 that killed almost 200 people, mostly young women, and girls. It inspired a massive strike for better working conditions. On March 27th, 2021, protesters gathered around the very same place, which is NYU’s Brown building on […]
If this pandemic has brought anything good, it’s the rebirth of hobbies. With the extra time and empty parks, skateboarding is a perfect match for quarantine restrictions, as the once male-dominated world of skating is seeing more women pounding the pavement.
“Forbidden NYU”, or “FNYU“, the musical parody put on by the CAS theatre club, was canceled this year. Last year’s director and current senior at NYU, Maxine McCormick, gives us a low down on what the show was all about.
A new pipeline is set to carry fracked gas under Brownsville, Bed-Stuy, Bushwick, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint, ending at a National Grid Depot on Newton Creek. Opponents are calling to end the construction immediately, concerned for the safety of their communities and the nearly 200 million price tag for ratepayers. Izzy McMahon and Jack Peterson caught […]