We, The New School University Student Senate, declare our solidarity with the Students for a Free Cooper Union as they take action to preserve tuition-free education, the core value of their institution. We support their efforts to secure the indefinite continuation of Cooper Union’s commitment to free education, financial transparency, and student and faculty representation on the Board of Trustees. [...]
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When I first began working in a small, but well-known comedy club nearly eight years ago, I never imagined that it would lead me straight onto my career path.
Continuing the Fight Against Discrimination in the Military My father has served in the United States Armed Forces for 31 years. I have moved to different states and countries growing up and enjoyed the benefits of being a military “dependent.” This term applies to children and spouses of servicemembers. We are granted military identification cards, which give us access to [...]
Can Environmentalists Eat Meat With a Clear Conscience? I consider myself an environmentalist. I also consider myself a hypocrite. It’s a constant inner battle, and I do my best to suppress and ignore this turmoil. I try to enjoy my life while we still have a planet to enjoy it on. This sounds pretty defeatist coming from someone who is going into [...]
Why Intelligence is More Important Than the Color of Your Suspenders Oxford dictionary defines a nerd as “a foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious.” Nerds obsess over things like science, comic books and, the relatively new, manga and are constantly overlooked by glamorous people that don’t know their ass from their elbow. They are [...]
Four very annoying things some guys just don’t understand when dating an Asian girl Shows like “Sex and the City” and “Girls” capture the difficulties single girls face in the dating world, but certain experiences are omitted. When some guys notice me or ask me out, I always think: “Is it because I am Asian?” Many guys (especially those obsessed [...]
While riding the train to Union Square, one ad in particular caught my eye. A bank was sponsoring a major bike race to be held on May 5 in New York.
We may not have a quad, or engage in pep rallies or spirit weeks, but The New School is finally not too cool for all things school.
In 1994, R&B singer Aaliyah released one of her breakout jams entitled, “AgeAin’t Nothing but a Number.” Granted, she was probably referencing her underage relationship-turned-marriage with 90s R&B legend R. Kelly, but I think she had the right idea in mind.
Last week a student in his senior year noticed me in the Lang Café. He walked over to my table away from the lunch sounds of hurried eating and loud conversation. He seemed eager to chat. “If you have some time, sit down and join me.” He took one of the empty chairs and settled in. I was glad he did for [...]