Language Barriers
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Standing Up For Democracy: Elections in Hong Kong
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Standing Up For Democracy: Elections in Hong Kong

Beijing battles with pro-democracy political forces in Hong Kong. Ben Haller shares his analysis of…

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Home Un-Sweet Home: The Truth About Homestay
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Home Un-Sweet Home: The Truth About Homestay

Sarabi Eventide reports on NYU Shanghai's new homestay program and its progress so far.

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Why Care About the Paralympics?
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Why Care About the Paralympics?

The Paralympics, one of the biggest celebrations of diversity in sports, is notoriously treated like…

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Beyond Muslims, Trump’s America
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Beyond Muslims, Trump’s America

Trump's rhetoric has a negative effect on Muslims...but Baaria Chaudhary points out how his ideas…

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Feminism with Queens OnScreen
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Feminism with Queens OnScreen

Book Review: Girl in Translation
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Book Review: Girl in Translation

Stephanie Ulan reviews "Girl in Translation," an honest look at Chinese immigrant life.

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Settling Back in Shanghai: A Recap of the Study Away Re-Entry Conference
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Settling Back in Shanghai: A Recap of the Study Away Re-Entry Conference

Pramugdha Maheswari covers NYU Shanghai's Study Away Re-Entry Conference, the first of its kind on…

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Girl Gone International
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Girl Gone International

Sarah Tahir introduces Girls Gone International's Shanghai chapter, a free non-profit organization connecting female expats…

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(Fifth) First Impression of New York City
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(Fifth) First Impression of New York City

Kiril Bolotnikov is no stranger to New York City, but there are still plenty of…

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Netflix Alternatives
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Netflix Alternatives

Catt Kim reviews alternative sites and television shows to watch when faced with VPN troubles.

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How To: Chinese Nutritional Labels
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How To: Chinese Nutritional Labels

The Presidential Comedy 2016
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The Presidential Comedy 2016

The Presidential Debate 2016 brought its fair share of policies, controversy, and some really good…

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NYU Welcomes President Andrew Hamilton
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NYU Welcomes President Andrew Hamilton

Lost Everything Takes Over Julu
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Lost Everything Takes Over Julu

One of Shanghai's biggest restaurant chains has a new location with lots to offer.

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Opting Out
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Opting Out

Ben Haller responds to NYU Shanghai Professor Clay Shirky and makes a case for third-party…

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Your Weekly News Briefing
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Your Weekly News Briefing

The Lack of School Spirit at NYU Shanghai
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The Lack of School Spirit at NYU Shanghai

Emira Sabanovic discusses the lack of school spirit at NYU Shanghai and why it is…

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Let’s Talk Politics: Clay Shirky and the U.S. Elections
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Let’s Talk Politics: Clay Shirky and the U.S. Elections

Professor Clay Shirky discusses the controversy--and the importance--of this year's U.S. Presidential election cycle.

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The Hundred Dollar Rock
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The Hundred Dollar Rock

Ori De Angelis reports on the fascinating story of one rock's journey to fame.

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Alex Guo: Girls Who Lift
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Alex Guo: Girls Who Lift

OCA sits down for a chat with Alex Guo, who is breaking stereotypes and building…

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The Influence of Expat Teachers
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The Influence of Expat Teachers

在NYU Shanghai已经一年有余。这段时间当中,上了很多很有意思的课,也认识了很多很有意思的教授。

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A First Look at NYU Florence
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A First Look at NYU Florence

Allison Chesky shares her impression of NYU Florence after the first few weeks.

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War is Imminent?
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War is Imminent?

Headlines may claim that war with China is unavoidable, but should we really be worried?

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SMEC Assessment: Ambush or Opportunity?
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SMEC Assessment: Ambush or Opportunity?

What happened at the meeting between Shanghai government officials, NYU Shanghai leaders, and students? Richard…

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DURFing Around
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DURFing Around

Omer Cohen describes his experience researching DNA as a DURF grant recipient.

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Thoughts from A Re-Transfer Student
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Thoughts from A Re-Transfer Student

Any school comes with drawbacks and shortcomings and we, as students, have to pick which…

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Shanghai Food Shopping: Carrefour vs Wal-Mart
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Shanghai Food Shopping: Carrefour vs Wal-Mart

Carrefour and Wal-Mart are two mega-stores with plenty of options for the average student. Sabina…

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Tel Aviv Study Away: First Impressions
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Tel Aviv Study Away: First Impressions

Amy Zhao discusses what makes studying at NYU Tel Aviv so special, with its small…

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On Identity and Release
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On Identity and Release

"I realized that underneath society’s outer appearance — its insistence on hierarchy and all of…

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‘Rumors’ of NYU Shanghai Cancellation Untrue
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‘Rumors’ of NYU Shanghai Cancellation Untrue

Michael Margaritoff investigates what happened in the meeting between NYU Shanghai and the Shanghai Municipal…

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NYU Shanghai Welcomes NYU President Andrew Hamilton
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NYU Shanghai Welcomes NYU President Andrew Hamilton

NYU President Andrew Hamilton spoke at the NYU Shanghai Reality Show, and will be officially…

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Banning the Burkini: A Step Backwards
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Banning the Burkini: A Step Backwards

By enforcing the Burkini ban, officials are furthering the divide and exacerbating the discrimination French…

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How to Engineer a Major at NYU Shanghai
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How to Engineer a Major at NYU Shanghai

Major changes are occurring in NYU Shanghai's Engineering Program, and News Editor Baaria Chaudhary reports.

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The Ultimate Healthy Brownie
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The Ultimate Healthy Brownie

A heart-healthy, dorm-kitchen-friendly brownie recipe? Rae Dehal shares the ultimate brownie recipe with City Lights.

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如果我在中国传统大学
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如果我在中国传统大学

和朋友谈心聊天的时候,也偶尔谈及这个问题,如果当年没有选择上海纽约大学,而是走进一所传统的中国大学,现在的我会是怎样的呢。

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We Are Opening Up: To The Reality Show Audience
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We Are Opening Up: To The Reality Show Audience

Miki Bin, a member of the 2016 Reality Show Cast, talks about her "post Reality…

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2013 Fund Introduced at NYU Shanghai
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2013 Fund Introduced at NYU Shanghai

The 2013 Fund has just been introduced on campus, a fundraising campaign modeled after similar…

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The Market’s Grand Opening
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The Market’s Grand Opening

Jose Sanchez reviews the Grand Opening event of The Market , exploring what makes this…

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Having A Conversation About First Year Dialogue
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Having A Conversation About First Year Dialogue

Isabel Adler explores the purpose of First Year Dialogue (FYD), a new program mandatory for…

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Lessons Learned from Teaching in Chengdu
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Lessons Learned from Teaching in Chengdu

The Rewards that Followed the GPS Hassle
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The Rewards that Followed the GPS Hassle

Talk British To Me
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Talk British To Me

It’s not all tea and scones, when it’s brutality, suffering and aristocratic ancestors marching around…

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A Glimpse of NYU Florence: Video
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A Glimpse of NYU Florence: Video

Rae Dehal explores Florence and the experience of studying abroad there. Photo Credits: NYU Global…

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Speak from the Heart
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Speak from the Heart

Mengzhu Chen reflects on what makes a good speech and how to approach public speaking…

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NYU Shanghai is Starting to Feel Like Home
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NYU Shanghai is Starting to Feel Like Home

NYU Modifies THE BOX
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NYU Modifies THE BOX

What is THE BOX? OCA continues our coverage of the Incarceration to Education Coalition in…

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What Makes Good Tea?
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What Makes Good Tea?

Everyone agrees that China is the homeland of tea--but how exactly are the best teas…

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Your Weekly News Briefing
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Your Weekly News Briefing

列以声色
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列以声色

以色列,一个充满神秘色彩的国家,由于他所处地理位置的动荡,让人望而却步。

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Two Days in Rome
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Two Days in Rome

Want to visit Rome, but are short on time? Allison Chesky walks you through the…

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Illegal Tutoring in China
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Illegal Tutoring in China

Freshmen Find Their Way in GPS
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Freshmen Find Their Way in GPS

Freshman get a taste of NYU Shanghai's required course Global Perspectives on Society.

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From Shanghai to Paris: A Survival Guide
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From Shanghai to Paris: A Survival Guide

Do you catch yourself missing the familiar Pearl Tower silhouette even though you're exploring Paris?…

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Orientation: 我的看法
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Orientation: 我的看法

Out of Jinqiao: Finding Housing in Shanghai
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Out of Jinqiao: Finding Housing in Shanghai

So you want to live off campus? Ivan Marks offers advice through his own housing…

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NYU Shanghai’s CDC Hosts Grad School Blast
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NYU Shanghai’s CDC Hosts Grad School Blast

As the first senior class faces the future, NYU Shanghai's CDC hosts a forum to…

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Artivism For Social Change: An Interview with Kaanchi Chopra
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Artivism For Social Change: An Interview with Kaanchi Chopra

Indian "artivist" Kaanchi Chopra talks about how she pushes the boundaries of creativity and social…

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Sports Changes at NYU Shanghai
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Sports Changes at NYU Shanghai

Bishka Chand explores the effects of recent changes to the sports program at NYU Shanghai.

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Bowl’d Over
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Bowl’d Over

It's both healthy and delicious: City Lights co-editor Rae Dehal reviews one of Shanghai's best…

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Trump: Too Close to Home
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Trump: Too Close to Home

Trump always seemed like the cartoonish villain on TV - until he went to my…

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Step Into Tim Burton’s World
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Step Into Tim Burton’s World

An army of dark, fantastic, and strange creatures have invaded Shanghai! Take a trip to…

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