LETTERS FROM THE EDITOR
INSIDE THE ISSUE
Inside the Organization Mobilizing Students Across 1,500 Living Rooms to Support Hospital Workers
April 21st, 2020
¿Por qué necesito entrar?
The Desk in the Corner of My Room
April 20th, 2020
I hear a knock on my door—quiet at first, then growing louder. The doorknob twists, but I had locked it to prevent any unwanted intrusions.
Taking a Look at the World Through Takeout Menus
April 17th, 2020
In my living room sits a pile of takeout menus—about 7,000 of them—representing every cuisine I can think of. The average household probably only has a handful of takeout menus sitting around the kitchen, or maybe a few slapped on refrigerators for convenience, yet I have developed a bizarre fascination with these pieces of paper...
In 2015, Union Theological Seminary announced it would sell its air rights. Students feel it sold its values too.
May 8th, 2020
Think Globally, Act Locally: Luis Velasquez on Winning a National Medal and Youth in Politics
February 16th, 2020
Before speaking to Luis Velasquez, I never knew it was possible to be in Peru, China, Harlem, and on Wall Street all at once.
Mike Massimino, Renaissance Spaceman, On Coming Home
November 21st, 2019
The concrete halls of the mechanical engineering department are decked in dim grey blocks and starved of natural light, but Mike Massimino’s office feels lively. Inside, the walls are lined with tidy rows of memorabilia: photos of Massimino’s crew in their space station hailing from his two missions, a proper portrait of him beaming in his space suit, and awards written in dramatic typefaces, adorned in heavy golden frames. There are more eclectic objects too, like a plush Snoopy that grins at me from the corner of Massimino’s desk, donning a clear astronaut’s helmet. This space holds an entire universe—spanning from intimidating-looking official letters to objects like Snoopy that seem almost like inside jokes, winking at whomever ventures into this abode...
November 21st, 2019
Amid the trove of phone wallets, flash drives, club flyers, and other miscellaneous merch in my desk lie a collection of Broadway Playbills. Five, to be exact, amassed over the span of my first eight weeks in Morningside Heights. The special Sharpie used exclusively by Broadway enthusiasts cloaks two of my Playbills in a vast array of silver signatures...