The GSOC strike commenced earlier this week after 10 months of attempted negotiations between the union and university administration.

By Eli Yurman and Kashish Bhatia

Photo by Kashish Bhatia

NYU’s Graduate Student Organizing Committee (GSOC) began its strike on Monday, April 26, after 96.4% of its membership voted to authorize the strike on April 9. GSOC has been in contract negotiations with NYU for 10 months, and university administration has continued to refer to their demands, which include a living wage, child care, and parental leave, as “unreasonable”.

Each day of the strike, protestors have rallied in front of Bobst Library and organized songs, chants, and speeches, before marching up and down 4th Street in front of the library and the adjacent Gould…


We can do better than “We go together like GCASL and Kimmel.”

An envelope with a valentine coming out of it that reads, “I love you more than Tisch kids love vaping outside of Bobst. Will you be my valentine?”
An envelope with a valentine coming out of it that reads, “I love you more than Tisch kids love vaping outside of Bobst. Will you be my valentine?”
Graphic by authors.

By Morgan Pryor and Lau Guzmán

On Friday, I was tapping through my Instagram stories when I was met with the frankly horrifying image of a dancing Albert Gallatin, with the caption “Albie Yours.” Next up was Andy Hamilton’s floating, cartoon head with a chemistry textbook: “I love you more than Andie loves chemistry.” NYU’s e-valentines went downhill from there.


The paper’s editorial team officially resigned Monday, Sept. 28, citing the toxic work environment and new editorial advisor as reasons why.

Graphic by Eli Yurman

The editorial team of Washington Square News (WSN) resigned on Monday, Sept. 28, in response to toxic work conditions and an antagonistic new editorial advisor. The decision was made collectively by the team of 43 staff editors, and was announced in a public letter published on WSN’s website.

The letter details the editorial team’s mistreatment at the hands of Dr. Kenna Griffin, WSN’s new editorial advisor. …


Because the world is ending, what else are you going to listen to?

Graphic by Pierre-Philippe Falcone.

By Amanda Curtis and Pierre-Philippe Falcone

Quarantine has us all going through it; even Miss Swift. NYU Local’s resident fangirls, Amanda and Pierre-Philippe, came together and compiled the ultimate Taylor Swift quarantine playlist for all of your listening needs. Whether you need a good cry or a reminder of how powerful you are, Taylor Swift has your back.

A Place in this World (Taylor Swift)

This is the perfect song for when your quarantine first begins, just like Taylor’s discography with her self-titled album. You are hit with the reality that you are alone and “Oh, [you’re] just a [person]…


I live at the W Union Square Hotel.

Graphic by author

Towards the end of the summer, multiple NYU students were notified via email that they’d be temporarily placed in off-campus housing provided by the University in order to displace students to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The new housing was later revealed to be the W Union Square Hotel. The hotel is located in the northern part of Union Square, near the NYU dorm Carlyle Court, and is currently only occupied by NYU upperclassmen.

W Hotels Worldwide are contemporary hotels owned by Marriott International, with locations in 50+destinations worldwide. W New York — Union Square is best known as an…


Another dispatch from NYU’s Prison Education Program.

Arnoldo and Andy Lopez. Photo provided by Andy Lopez.

By Andy Lopez

It’s one of the most famous scenes in The Godfather Part II, but for me it has a special resonance. It’s the one where Michael Corleone makes the decision that his older brother Fredo has to die because he’s a rat. Even here in my cell at Wallkill Correctional Facility, I can close my eyes and picture Michael looking out the window of his home to the lake in the back of the house as Fredo sits in a rowboat with Michael’s bodyguard. You hear the shot ring out across the lake as Michael drops his head…


The Danish musician on art in these difficult times.

Image via Big Beat Records.

By Bridgette Kontner

Just about a month after dropping her album Powerslide, Danish artist Soleima talks about the creative process, writing in isolation, concert cancellations, and what she’s looking forward to once we get on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic.

That was “Hustlin’” that you just heard by Soleima, and she’s actually here, sitting down to chat. Soleima, thank you so much for being here! How are you doing today?

I’m so good! I’m so excited to be here!

Thank you so much for coming! This is a super exciting time for you because I know your new…


The bedroom pop phenomenon is back with her new EP.

Photo by Cesar Balcazar.

By Bridgette Kontner

19-year-old internet sensation, bedroom pop phenomenon mxmtoon is back with her first full-length project since her debut album the masquerade, that came out on September 17, 2019. She’s releasing dawn on April 22, which is the first release of the two-part EP project — the second being dusk later this year. She’s been teasing the EP by releasing a couple of singles, the first being “fever dream” on January 23 and most recently “lessons” on April 9. …


We don’t know what we’re doing.

Graphic by Andie Kanaras.

We’re in the midst of a pandemic, stuck in our homes, and maybe going a little stir-crazy during our first week back at school. I (Andie Kanaras) witnessed two people buying $300 worth of tea leaves right before I left the city. I also have been wanting to buy a Nintendo Switch but I know I should try to conserve cash right now. So, I thought if I was feeling this way, I know many Local staff members would, too. Read below to find out our most ridiculous purchases this week.

Anna Choi, Staff Writer: I dropped $35 on hot…


The decision comes as gatherings of more than 500 remain banned by New York state.

Graphic by John DiLillo.

By Sophie Grieser, Izzie Ramirez, and Eli Yurman

NYU’s 2020 commencement will be “postponed to a date still to be decided” as a result of the continuing spread of the coronavirus pandemic, an email from Andrew Hamilton announced Wednesday.

Commencement had previously been scheduled to take place in Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. The decision to postpone is yet another attempt to avoid group gatherings and prevent infection as COVID-19 continues to spread throughout New York City, now the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States. …

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