Doing the Tourist Thing

I’m from Baltimore, so I’ve long thought of DC as a place that’s pretty close to home. It’s close enough to drive down for dinner with family if we want to, or come down for an afternoon to see a museum exhibit, so I never thought of it as a tourist attraction, even though it definitely is one. Since I’m staying here this summer at the conveniently located NYU DC, I thought my family and I could take in some of the more traditionally touristy things together! Read More

Mishka’s Summer Bucket List

I’ve been incredibly busy lately. Of course, I’m not as busy as I am during the semester, but between two on campus-jobs, the occasional meeting with the Concrete Canoe Team, and preparation for my first year as a Resident Assistant (RA) at Founders Hall, I barely have time to breathe, let alone enjoy the summer. It’s the type of busy that leaves you drained at the end of the day, even though you’ve gotten “enough sleep” (is that possible?) and you’re doing nothing different from yesterday. It’s the busy that means you always have a task to complete, but leaves you feeling like you accomplished very little at the end of the day. That kind of busy. Read More

Zen & the Art of Bicycling

There are a lot of reasons to love Amsterdam. Beautiful houses lining streets bisected by canals, beautiful people from all around the world, a well-designed city that has a fantastic mixture of several hundred year old history and contemporary influences, and some of the best pancakes (even gluten free) that you will ever eat. One reason that I really like Amsterdam, however, is how bike friendly the city is. There are many, many more bikes on the street at any one time than cars, and it seems that everyone both rides and respects bikes. This way of life is healthy, self-conscious in a positive way, and efficient, but it can be hard for those of us that don’t ride bikes often. Read More

Our 2015 Application Goes Live….

…in 22 days.  On August 1, the Common Application will launch the 2015 first year and transfer applications.  We will then begin accepting applications for both spring (transfer students only) and fall (first year and transfer students) admission.

Prospective freshmen anxious about the application process can get a head start on the NYU Writing Supplement now.  This year’s NYU Writing Supplement will be as follows:

NYU is global, urban, inspired, smart, connected and bold.  What can NYU offer you, and what can you offer NYU?

Be creative, people!  Tell us what gets you up in the morning and what keeps you up at night.  Tell us how you would take advantage of a global network where more students study abroad than any other university.  Tell us about your ambitions and how they would impact the largest independent research university in America.  Tell us about how you would contribute to our campuses.  Tell us how you would improve life in the great cities of the world.

Don’t tell us what you think we want to hear.  Tell us who you are, what you will do, and how you would make us proud.

Show us what you’ve got and have some fun with this!

The Midnight Sun

If you had asked me six months ago if I thought I would be taking pictures of the sun at 1 in the morning in Iceland, I would have laughed at what I most definitely thought was a joke. However, two weeks ago, that’s exactly what I did. To kick off my two-month European adventure, two friends and I stopped through Iceland for a mere 36 hours to see what all the hype was about. After seeing some beautiful sights, enjoying some intense exploring, wrangling a very foreign language, and meeting people from more than just Iceland, I can see just why so many people visit Iceland every year. Its magic is too much for words, so I have decided to include some photos that I snapped during the trip to share what I got to experience. Read More

Public Transit: NYC vs DC

I wouldn’t consider myself a master of New York City public transportation, but I think I do pretty well. I can give tourists who stop me basic directions, and I can usually find my way from one place to another. Living near Union Square this past year definitely helped me with that, because it’s a hub for so many different subway lines. However, in New York, I never use the busses. Literally never. I kind of figured that my own experiences driving in New York have been crazy enough, so why would I want to go through that while on a bus with 30 other people? And so I usually stick to the subway, and that suits me just fine.
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This little civil went to market…

I’ve written about EG 1003 before (the general engineering class that all students at the School of Engineering must take) and, surprise, here I am writing about it again! Please bear with me—I know my poor attempt at a clever title is inexcusable. I thought it was funny though (“civil” as in “civil engineer” instead of “piggy” . . . get it?)! Read More

Exploring the Newseum

This summer, I’m staying at NYU DC while I intern at NPR in Washington. One of the things that I absolutely adore about DC (and one of the reasons I want to live here) is the plethora of museums. Whatever you’re in the mood to learn about in DC, there’s a museum related to that topic. I’ve been to the Air and Space Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Hirshorn, the Smithsonian, the National Museum of theAmericsn Indian and several others, but I had not yet been to the Newseum. At Trivia Night one Monday at NYU DC, I answered a question about the Newseum, so it was in the back of my mind but I wasn’t sure when I would be able to make the trip. Luckily for me, that very Friday a group of my coworkers suggested we visit the Newseum! I totally lucked out.

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