Professor by Day, Stand-Up Comedian by Night?
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Professor by Day, Stand-Up Comedian by Night?

Simply put, Andrea Jones-Rooy, or Prof. JR is literally extra-ordinary. She’s a professional circus performer,…

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Fifty Shades of Grey
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Fifty Shades of Grey

Despite it’s controversial content, 50 Shades of Grey is good for women because it allows…

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Bienvenue à Paris
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Bienvenue à Paris

OCA had the pleasure of sitting down with François Wiedenmann, a portal student of NYU…

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This is Our Wall, Akwaaba
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This is Our Wall, Akwaaba

This is my wall. Free education. Each children to use as an office (…) All…

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Je ne suis pas Avijit Roy
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Je ne suis pas Avijit Roy

Avijit Roy’s death comes as no shock. He was an atheist advocating for secularism and…

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SGA Elections Overview: Meet Your Future Leaders
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SGA Elections Overview: Meet Your Future Leaders

The completion of second semester midterms signals the winding down of a second full year…

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CDC Hosts Inaugural Summer Internship Fair
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CDC Hosts Inaugural Summer Internship Fair

On Mar. 27, students, faculty, and representatives of businesses within the local community of NYU…

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Ally Week Set to Redefine Campus Spirit
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Ally Week Set to Redefine Campus Spirit

NYU Shanghai advertises itself as a conglomeration of cultures and people from around the planet.…

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Gallery Hopping: Former French Concession
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Gallery Hopping: Former French Concession

Rooftops and Terraces and Patios, Oh My!
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Rooftops and Terraces and Patios, Oh My!

  Spring is here and skies are clear! (At least, we’re hoping for low AQI…

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Shanghai Through the Lens of a Study-Away
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Shanghai Through the Lens of a Study-Away

As a portal student at NYU Shanghai, it might be easy to sometimes forget that…

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Welcome To Tel Aviv: Student Edition
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Welcome To Tel Aviv: Student Edition

I visited NYU Tel-Aviv in January 2014 when I went to Israel-Palestine with my Borders,…

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Who Let the Dogs Out? Review of Dog House
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Who Let the Dogs Out? Review of Dog House

Move over Bikini, there’s a new spot for gourmet hot dogs in town. While it…

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Summer Research Commences at NYU Shanghai
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Summer Research Commences at NYU Shanghai

Starting with the summer of 2015 the Deans’ Undergraduate Research Fund (DURF) is now available…

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Diversity of Thought vs. Freedom of Thought
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Diversity of Thought vs. Freedom of Thought

If NYU Shanghai prides itself on anything, it’s the diversity of the students. That’s diversity…

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Beware the Precipice
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Beware the Precipice

Introducing the Jinqiao (金桥) Dorms
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Introducing the Jinqiao (金桥) Dorms

As On Century Avenue continues conversations with the Student Life Department, we will be continuing…

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NYUSH Organizations Awarded President’s Service Awards
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NYUSH Organizations Awarded President’s Service Awards

One of the most prestigious recognitions offered by New York University, the President’s Service Award…

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What To Expect: Ally Week in NYU Shanghai
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What To Expect: Ally Week in NYU Shanghai

Ally Week is upon us once again. No doubt sophomores will still remember last year’s…

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Prospective Students Get Their First Taste of NYU Shanghai
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Prospective Students Get Their First Taste of NYU Shanghai

Over the course of four weekends, NYU Shanghai welcomed 500 of China’s most adventurous high…

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We Have a New President
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We Have a New President

NYU has a new President and his name is Andrew Hamilton. He’s a British Chemist,…

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Getting Down with DK
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Getting Down with DK

In addition to being a ghost-writer of novels, an entrepreneur of clothing and a former…

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Capitalizing on the D.C. Experience
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Capitalizing on the D.C. Experience

OCA had the pleasure of sitting down with Alexander Mayes, a portal student of NYU…

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Harvard Learns from NYU Shanghai
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Harvard Learns from NYU Shanghai

Harvard Learns from NYU: Harvard’s HAUSCR group talks on U.S-China Relations On Mar. 18, a…

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Reality Show 2015: Presenting Genuine Passion
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Reality Show 2015: Presenting Genuine Passion

As I sat in class, an email arrived in my inbox. Suddenly, I was terrified.…

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Keep Calm and Study On
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Keep Calm and Study On

Don’t let stress get the best of you during midterms week! Letting midterms take over…

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Surveying the Summit: An Insider’s Look into NYU’s Global Leadership Summit
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Surveying the Summit: An Insider’s Look into NYU’s Global Leadership Summit

  Last week, 5 students from NYU Shanghai attended the NYU Global Leadership Summit at…

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Freshman Year While It’s Still Fresh
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Freshman Year While It’s Still Fresh

I don’t use clichés often. I like original metaphors and ideas. However, this cliché I…

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“White Supremacy is Universal”
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“White Supremacy is Universal”

Last week, OCA had the opportunity to sit down with the NYU Assistant Vice President…

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How to be Insulting and Humorous (But Not Racist)
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How to be Insulting and Humorous (But Not Racist)

  Racism is bad. Like, really bad. I’m forced to write this article in less…

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Breaking Barriers: The Power of Fire
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Breaking Barriers: The Power of Fire

“Storytellers, musicians, artists, listeners, and viewers, come join us for marshmallows, great warm drinks and…

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Challenging China
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Challenging China

  How long has it been since China reopened the market, or let’s say, the…

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Igniting Conversation on Racism
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Igniting Conversation on Racism

On Mar 5., NYU Shanghai conducted a forum on the topic of racism, accompanied by…

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To Juice, or Not to Juice?
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To Juice, or Not to Juice?

My lifestyle in Shanghai often revolves around street food and alcohol, so I wanted to…

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Music and Theatre: Spring 2015 Preview
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Music and Theatre: Spring 2015 Preview

Many of us will be somewhere else in the world next semester. For me, it’s…

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The Class of 2017’s Next Endeavors
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The Class of 2017’s Next Endeavors

“Congratulations! You have been accepted to study at NYU Skopje, General curriculum for the Fall…

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“Harm is harm, hello”
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“Harm is harm, hello”

Leading scholar in the field of gender equality, women’s rights, and law reform surrounding prostitution…

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Nine Masters Defamed on Chinese Social Media (点评)
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Nine Masters Defamed on Chinese Social Media (点评)

Despite continuing efforts by the school management and the cafeteria contracting company, NineMasters, many students…

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NYUSH Celebrates the Arts
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NYUSH Celebrates the Arts

  Last Friday, NYU Shanghai opened up its doors to the arts. Over three days,…

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Beginning at Opposite Ends
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Beginning at Opposite Ends

Look, I’ll admit it – I forgot I applied. I took Chinese in high school…

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Calling for New Club Leaders
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Calling for New Club Leaders

Over the past couple of weeks, the clubs at NYU Shanghai have started holding elections…

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Spring in Shanghai
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Spring in Shanghai

Hawai’i: Behind the Scenes of the Pacific Paradise
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Hawai’i: Behind the Scenes of the Pacific Paradise

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: How to Conquer Yongkang Lu
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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: How to Conquer Yongkang Lu

  Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo… Deciding on where to drink on Yongkang Lu (永康路) is…

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Freshmen To Step Up To Leadership Roles
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Freshmen To Step Up To Leadership Roles

As of Mar. 8, all the applications for NYU Shanghai’s Resident Assistant and Leadership Internships…

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The Power of Failure
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The Power of Failure

Just like we are given the opportunity to succeed, we should also be given the…

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Air Surveillance: Monitoring Pollution Levels
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Air Surveillance: Monitoring Pollution Levels

What You Need to Know About Pollution: In China, the morning routine of many individuals,…

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Central Problems in Education
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Central Problems in Education

You Will Never Be One of Us
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You Will Never Be One of Us

Long hair, mono-lidded eyes, pale skin, big eyes and dark skin – these characteristics all…

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A First Glance at the Class of 2019
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A First Glance at the Class of 2019

  Last Friday evening, Feb. 27, marked the start of the 2015 Candidate Weekends. While…

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Shanghai Biennale Fails to Impress
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Shanghai Biennale Fails to Impress

Where’s the dislike button? For what’s supposedly the biggest arts event in the city with…

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President’s Address to the Union
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President’s Address to the Union

With the exponential growth projected for NYU Shanghai in its first years, no one will…

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The Alien and the Madman
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The Alien and the Madman

The first quarter of Rajkumar Hirani’s PK is set aside for a fairly straightforward exposition…

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On Equal Footing
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On Equal Footing

Converting Catholicism
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Converting Catholicism

Ever since assuming his identity as Pope Francis in 2013, Argentine-born Jorge Mario Bergoglio has…

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The Box
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The Box

Spread the Love: Review of Spread the Bagel
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Spread the Love: Review of Spread the Bagel

Formerly found in cafes around the city and via delivery-service, Spread the Bagel’s outstanding selection…

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Say Cheese: Review of Co. Cheese Melt Bar
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Say Cheese: Review of Co. Cheese Melt Bar

As its name would suggest, Co. Cheese Melt Bar specializes in, you guessed it, grilled…

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Qingming (清明节) Travel Guide
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Qingming (清明节) Travel Guide

Moganshan (莫干山) In April, the Huzhou region typically has pleasant spring weather, making it an…

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GNU Student Government Summit: Results and Discussions
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GNU Student Government Summit: Results and Discussions

The annual Student Government Summit is a conference that brings together the Student Governments of…

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LSY: Representating Shanghai at the SSC
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LSY: Representating Shanghai at the SSC

  Last year saw the election of NYU Shanghai’s first ever student Senator, Li Siyao.…

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NYUSH Students Attend Duke-UNC Leadership Summit
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NYUSH Students Attend Duke-UNC Leadership Summit

  From Feb 20. to Feb 22., seven NYU Shanghai students attended the Duke-UNC China…

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