Celebrating the Festival of Lights
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Celebrating the Festival of Lights

On Oct. 22, NYU Shanghai celebrated the Hindu festival Diwali. Organized by Food and Festivals…

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Eating with @loueatsmore
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Eating with @loueatsmore

Meet the lovely Louise Paulin, the foodie behind instagram account @loueatsmore: OCA got a chance…

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The Godless Child and Best Friend Siri®
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The Godless Child and Best Friend Siri®

—- A Voyage of Playful Parables for Thoughtful Theism —- plz “There’s the story of 5 monkeys…

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Photos of New York
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Photos of New York

This article comes from the Global Desk, a collaboration between On Century Avenue, The Gazelle…

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Shanghai Urban Legends
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Shanghai Urban Legends

The Dragon Pillar of Yan’an Elevated Highway Shanghai has a comprehensive network of elevated highways.…

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Subjectively Sustainable
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Subjectively Sustainable

At NYU Shanghai environmental concerns are well within our domain of unease. As the world’s…

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Being a Freshman at NYUSH
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Being a Freshman at NYUSH

On The Sophomore Class I would describe my relationship as “growing by the minute,” honestly.…

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Shanghai Maker’s Carnival: A Photo Essay
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Shanghai Maker’s Carnival: A Photo Essay

From Oct. 19 to 20, Shanghai witnessed its own Maker Carnival. On Century Avenue reporter…

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Culinary Delights in Hangzhou
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Culinary Delights in Hangzhou

Hangzhou, a peaceful oasis outside of Shanghai, boasts beautiful sceneries of mountains and lakes. You’re…

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My Lens Is Foggy: A Look Into Mental Dissociation
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My Lens Is Foggy: A Look Into Mental Dissociation

Experiencing the world through the lens of dissociation – or derealization in my case –…

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Biking Destinations: Around Pudong
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Biking Destinations: Around Pudong

Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting. This article was written by Richard Lewei Huang, Kadallah Burrowes,…

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Student Government Summit Succeeds
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Student Government Summit Succeeds

On Oct. 18, NYU Shanghai held its first ever Student Government Summit. Delegates from eight…

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(De)Politicizing Pollution
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(De)Politicizing Pollution

I typically associate the term ‘air pollution’ with China, famous for its smoggy skies and…

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Creme de la Global News: A Closer Look at the Ebola Epidemic
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Creme de la Global News: A Closer Look at the Ebola Epidemic

The world’s media has been awash with news on the Ebola epidemic for quite a…

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Extreme Makeover: Cafeteria Edition
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Extreme Makeover: Cafeteria Edition

From 11:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. every weekday, students of NYU Shanghai flood into the…

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Steve Schwarzman Discusses Schwarzman Scholars with NYU Shanghai Students
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Steve Schwarzman Discusses Schwarzman Scholars with NYU Shanghai Students

This spring, the New York University Shanghai Undergraduate Business Association concluded NYU Shanghai’s inaugural year…

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Sex in the City: Lubes For Thought
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Sex in the City: Lubes For Thought

I. Lube, which is short for lubricant, is used in sexual play to reduce friction.…

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Pollution: Past and Present
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Pollution: Past and Present

Let’s talk about… Air pollution Living in Shanghai, on a good day one checks his/her…

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Breathe Walk Die
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Breathe Walk Die

“Breathe Walk Die” by Ugo Rondinone is showing at the Rockbund Art Museum until Jan.…

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Residence Renovation: Changes to our Dorms
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Residence Renovation: Changes to our Dorms

Housing approximately 600 students under one roof was never going to be an easy task.…

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A Functioning Democracy Must Reflect Constituents
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A Functioning Democracy Must Reflect Constituents

This article comes from the Global Desk, a collaboration between On Century Avenue, The Gazelle…

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Happening This Week
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Happening This Week

October 28 Listening & Note-taking for College and the Workplace Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15…

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Rise of the New Fashion Capital?
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Rise of the New Fashion Capital?

Just a season ago, Shanghai Fashion Week positioned itself as a player in the fashion…

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Impressions: Chestnuts and Italian Festivals
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Impressions: Chestnuts and Italian Festivals

This article comes from the Global Desk, a collaboration between On Century Avenue, The Gazelle…

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Why Giving Up on a Global Climate Change Treaty Is A Good Idea
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Why Giving Up on a Global Climate Change Treaty Is A Good Idea

The Era of Two-Party Lending
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The Era of Two-Party Lending

The BRICS New Development Bank and the Contingent Reserve Agreement (CRA) are scheduled to start…

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没有钱: Questions answered by the Office of Financial Aid
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没有钱: Questions answered by the Office of Financial Aid

Note: This article is a followup to my first article, published near the start of…

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From NYUAD Student to NYUSH GAF: An Interview with Nishant Mohanchandra
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From NYUAD Student to NYUSH GAF: An Interview with Nishant Mohanchandra

Nishant Mohanchandra, a Computer Science GAF at NYU Shanghai’s Academic Resource Center (ARC), recently graduated…

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Trick or Treat 2014
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Trick or Treat 2014

It’s almost that time of the year again! No, wait, not that one, it’s Halloween!…

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A Look Into The Artist Studio of Maya Kramer and Jin Shan
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A Look Into The Artist Studio of Maya Kramer and Jin Shan

Nestled in Hero Pen Factory, an electrifying collective of art studios, is the workspace of…

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Falling in Love with the Maker Carnival
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Falling in Love with the Maker Carnival

Technology exhibition, innovation forum, DIY heaven, and nerd playground are just some phrases used to…

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Transnational Economic Alliances: A Brief Contemporary History
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Transnational Economic Alliances: A Brief Contemporary History

This July, most of the global media had its eyes fixed on Brazil, where the…

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Let’s Cut to the Chase: Circumcision
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Let’s Cut to the Chase: Circumcision

When talking about health issues with some American friends a few weeks ago, I was…

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The Vacant Streets of Shanghai
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The Vacant Streets of Shanghai

Advocating Street Vending (Part 2) I have been enjoying the convenience of buying from street…

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Student Government’s State of the Union
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Student Government’s State of the Union

Student Life and Residence Committee (SLR) Improvements in Progress: Improving the process of obtaining doctor’s…

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Banking on Change
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Banking on Change

Through no ill-intent, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank – also known as…

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Horror, Gore, Lights and More
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Horror, Gore, Lights and More

Fun Ways to Spend Halloween in Shanghai All Hallows Eve, or Halloween as we now…

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Street Fashion II: The Hallway is Our Runway
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Street Fashion II: The Hallway is Our Runway

The hallways are our streets, and just as much our runways. But being a relatively…

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Sex In The City: On Consent
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Sex In The City: On Consent

Weekly Updates from the Career Development Center
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Weekly Updates from the Career Development Center

Event Description Time Date Location Acing English Interviews Knowing how to ace an interview is…

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Happening This Week
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Happening This Week

October 21 Introduction to Raspberry Pi Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM…

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99 Problems but an Itch Ain’t One
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99 Problems but an Itch Ain’t One

Just before October 1st, NYU Shanghai had yet another first: the first case of Chickenpox.…

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Creme de la Global News: Of The Pope’s Stance on Homosexuality
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Creme de la Global News: Of The Pope’s Stance on Homosexuality

Remember when, a few months into his papacy, His Holiness Pope Francis uttered the statement;…

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I Killed Michael Brown
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I Killed Michael Brown

Over the past two months, the town of Ferguson, Missouri, has been a battlefield. Images…

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The Dent in My Identity
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The Dent in My Identity

Earlier this year, I was trying to convince my friend Kate to visit Pakistan over…

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Pimp My Taxi: London Taxis Take Shanghai
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Pimp My Taxi: London Taxis Take Shanghai

London taxis hit the streets of Shanghai last Saturday, and I was lucky enough to…

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Alternative Spring Break Gets A Reboot
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Alternative Spring Break Gets A Reboot

By the end of today, all students that applied for the Deans’ Service Scholars (DSS)…

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One Year Later with NYU
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One Year Later with NYU

Under the Acropolis
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Under the Acropolis

You are wandering along the street. Countless little shops and colorful signs for souvlaki are…

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U.S. Ambassador Delivers First University Talk at NYU Shanghai
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U.S. Ambassador Delivers First University Talk at NYU Shanghai

On Tuesday Oct. 7th, in an auditorium filled with students, the newly appointed U.S. Ambassador…

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Sex In The City
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Sex In The City

Disclaimer: This article covers sexual content – reader discretion is advised. How to Balance Homework…

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Quick & Easy Halloween Costumes
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Quick & Easy Halloween Costumes

Halloween is coming, but if you’re like me, you’re overwhelmed by midterms and short on…

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The Foreign Fright
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The Foreign Fright

At NYU Shanghai, I am unquestionably in the minority. It is the first time in…

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Happening This Week
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Happening This Week

Finding the Right Witch Hat
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Finding the Right Witch Hat

A Guide to Costume Shopping As we leave behind the days of beaming suns and…

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Making Friends, Breaking Barriers
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Making Friends, Breaking Barriers

On Sept. 19th, 2014, NYU Shanghai’s student-led project Breaking Barriers Initiative hosted its inaugural event,…

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TedxLive Brings Brazil to Shanghai
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TedxLive Brings Brazil to Shanghai

This past Wednesday, October 8, 2014, NYU Shanghai had yet another big first—the first ever…

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The Importance of Educational Alliances – Chinese Universities’ Challenge
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The Importance of Educational Alliances – Chinese Universities’ Challenge

Recently, there has been a growing anxiety among Chinese citizens regarding college education. Among students,…

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The Islam that I Believe In
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The Islam that I Believe In

Growing up as an American Muslim, I’ve always been hyper aware of my religion. I…

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Under the Same Roof: How to Live with Each Other
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Under the Same Roof: How to Live with Each Other

Being an NYU Shanghai student is a really cool thing. Words often fail me when…

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Creme de la Global News
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Creme de la Global News

What(什么)? Who’s 17 and just became the youngest person to ever win the Nobel Peace…

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Street Vendors in Exile
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Street Vendors in Exile

Advocating Street Vending (Part 1) Shanghai at night is a different place. If you go…

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Student Government Election Results
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Student Government Election Results

Results for the Fall 2014 Student Government elections were announced at 6:00pm on October 8,…

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The Discriminatory Nature of GPC
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The Discriminatory Nature of GPC

Almost two years ago, I, like many of my fellow students here at NYU Shanghai,…

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Why College Should Not Be a Privilege for the Privileged
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Why College Should Not Be a Privilege for the Privileged

I spent the summer after my freshman year in college lying face down on the…

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What’s Black and Orange and Going to Harvard?
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What’s Black and Orange and Going to Harvard?

The Censorship Dilemma
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The Censorship Dilemma

The word censor comes from the Latin censure, which means ‘to appraise, value, judge’; its…

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Through the Infrared Lens
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Through the Infrared Lens

A friend of mine posted a video on Facebook released by the U.S. military. The…

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Maya Williams on the Hong Kong Protests
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Maya Williams on the Hong Kong Protests

This article comes from the Global Desk, a collaboration between On Century Avenue, The Gazelle…

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Street Style I: Chanel & Taobao
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Street Style I: Chanel & Taobao

A day roaming the streets of Shanghai is bound to lead to interesting encounters, including…

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Green Avenue
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Green Avenue

Living sustainably is no chore. Disposing litter properly is ritual. Having grown up in Sugar…

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Student Government’s State of the Union
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Student Government’s State of the Union

Student Life and Residence Committee (SLR) Improvements in Progress: Better water filtration program for Motel…

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The Sun Has Set on British Brunch: A review of glo London
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The Sun Has Set on British Brunch: A review of glo London

For a British multi-story, multi-concept restaurant including a bakery, gastro grill, and rooftop, glo London…

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DIY Cheese in a Moroccan Medina
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DIY Cheese in a Moroccan Medina

This article comes from the Global Desk, a collaboration between On Century Avenue, The Gazelle…

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Student Government Approving New Clubs
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Student Government Approving New Clubs

On September 22nd, the Student Government’s Clubs Committee held a meeting for those interested in…

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Banned and Burned
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Banned and Burned

Banned Books Week is typically held during the last full week of September. This year,…

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We Need to Discuss Mental Health in Abu Dhabi
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We Need to Discuss Mental Health in Abu Dhabi

This article comes from the Global Desk, a collaboration between On Century Avenue, The Gazelle…

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Beating Homesickness in Shanghai
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Beating Homesickness in Shanghai

This question is a bit difficult to answer because I don’t get homesick. I miss…

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Happening This Week
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Happening This Week

U.S. Ambassador Max Baucus Oct 7th 5:30pm (Auditorium): The U.S. Ambassador to China, Max Baucus…

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Letter from the Global Desk
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Letter from the Global Desk

As the public relations offices draft, redraft and rebrand the NYU Global Network University, students…

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Sex In The City
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Sex In The City

Disclaimer: This article covers sexual content – reader discretion is advised. What is Safe Sex ……

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What it Means to be Human
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What it Means to be Human

Today the air is clean in Shanghai; the brown of the buildings beyond my window…

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A Temple of Atheists
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A Temple of Atheists

When I lived in Shanghai’s city center, it was a tradition for my family to…

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Building a University
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Building a University

Introduction During the summer after my graduation as part of the inaugural class, I was…

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Events in Shanghai
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Events in Shanghai

October 6-12, 2014 2014 Eason Chan “Eason’s life” Tour Shanghai 2014陈奕迅Eason’s life演唱会上海站 19:30-22:00, Oct 11…

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Gentrification At Its Prime: Zhong Plaza
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Gentrification At Its Prime: Zhong Plaza

I happened upon this enchanting plaza about three months ago when wandering around a lillong…

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Florence’s Secret Bakery
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Florence’s Secret Bakery

This article comes from the Global Desk, a collaboration between On Century Avenue, The Gazelle…

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