In a line of pom poms extended toward the sky, a swinging towel suddenly breaks the uniformity of a sideline performance. Once a sea of short skirts and long hair, professional cheerleading is no longer one-size-fits-all. “I always thought to cheer in the NFL you had to be a woman. Tall, skinny, blonde hair, brown […]
The Yang Gang Just May Be Behind Yang’s Success
Andrew Yang’s fresh face and bold ideas struck a chord with voters around the U.S during the Democratic presidential primary. Now the original members of the “Yang Gang” are ushering in his success in the New York City mayoral race. The Yang for New York campaign conducted a poll of 824 likely Democratic primary voters […]
With Markle’s Interview, Decades of Colorism Finally Gains Notice
Aggressive. Ghetto. Welfare Queen. Poverty. Angry. These are just a handful of stereotypes that 50-year-old Memphis-native Olliette Drobot has heard about dark-skinned black women. Since the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle revealed in her March 7 interview with Oprah conversations the royal family had about how dark her son’s skin would be, colorism has been […]
Industry Standards – A Look Into the World of Fashion, Fame, and Pressure
by Celia Tewey Hear from models about the fashion world and the pressures within. New modeling agencies aim to diversify and broaden ideas of what models should and could be.
Rise in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
Made By: Calen Razor, Bry LeBerthon, Nathan Chizen, and Elizabeth Marquis This story covers the rise in hate crimes against Asians following the pandemic, looking through the lens of New Yorkers.
Holy Cow: CowParade returns to NYC for first time in 21 years
The world’s largest public art event is back in New York City and, as always, it’s brought cows along with it. This year’s post-Covid return of the annual CowParade fundraiser showcases 78 fiberglass cow sculptures. Scattered across all five boroughs from August 18 through September 30, 2021, the cows represent a slew of artists, companies […]
Filipino Pop Up Stand Serves New Yorkers Nostalgia On a Stick
Last Saturday, crowds gathered on Allen Street to taste a facet of Filipino cuisine New Yorkers rarely get to experience: street food. Filipino pop-up So Sarap served food on a stick and played classic Filipino hits while people laughed and chatted—an energy reminiscent of the streets in the Philippines. “We wanted to bring something nostalgic […]
Laughing Yourself to Happiness: Inside a Laughter Yoga Class
Yoga with no poses, stretching or exercise? Laughter yoga is a relatively new concept of yoga where participants go to a class to laugh. No jokes are told, no one performs comedy, the goal is to simply laugh. As weird as it sounds, many yoga studios and groups in New York City are offering classes […]
Ghana’s Rutted, Pothole Dotted, Spine Jarring Roadway to Success Needs Paving
ACCRA, Ghana- Jagged orange holes polka dot the N5 highway between the Asikuma area and the town of Ho where vehicles and sub-saharan weather gnawed away at the asphalt. They widen and multiply with time like some splotchy rash. Cars and motorcycles erratically dance around these yawning chasms which are ready to swallow rubber and […]
Is NYU’s Brazil Program Prepared to Protect Students Against Violence and Discrimination?
In the fall of 2013, Nicole Phillip decided to take a break from studying at New York University’s Florence site to take a tour of Cinque Terre—a picturesque coastal region in northern Italy. The tour group, made up of mostly college students, spent a couple of hours at the beach and Phillip spent most of […]