Last week, an NYU student took his life. While three news sources — including WSN — have reported on it, the university has not released an official statement addressing the loss. Before commenting on the role that NYU decided to take in light of this suicide, we must first recognize that suicide is extremely complex — it’s incredibly difficult to know precisely how best to provide for those in mourning, and for the community at large — especially because our predominant desire is simply to honor and commemorate this loss. With that in mind, we feel the need to acknowledge the socially isolating environment of NYU in which this student took his life and to discuss our desire to see the university balance concerns of suicide contagion and the loss experienced by the larger student body. In the wake of this tragedy, the newly established results of the [email protected] survey are perturbingly relevant. According to the survey of 695 respondents, over … [Read more...] about How Can NYU Mourn the Loss of a Student?
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Emilio Torres opened up Instagram to mindless scroll through posts and unsolicited ads late Tuesday afternoon. But the Tisch first-year didn’t expect to see a post from NYU Memes for Slightly Bankrupt Teens — just a screenshot of an iPhone note — which alluded to the passing of a fellow first-year. It read, “In light of recent news…” He paused his reading, overcome with disbelief and rendered speechless, before searching “NYU student” to find a New York Post article. “I was shocked, and didn’t believe it at first,” Torres wrote. “It was strange to me that the school hadn’t, and still hasn’t, said anything about it. When I told my roommate, he didn’t believe me at first for the same reason.” On Oct. 2 the Post reported that an NYU student jumped in front of an L train at the First Avenue and 14th Street station. The fatal tragedy caused the L to stop running in both directions temporarily. … [Read more...] about In the Wake of Tragedy, Why Does NYU Keep ‘Sweeping It Under the Rug’?
By Meghna Maharishi, Contributing Writer September 19, 2018 Editor’s note: Students quoted in this article were granted anonymity because they are under the age of 21, the legal age to purchase e-cigarettes in New York City. In response to the growing prevalence of vaping among teenagers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last Wednesday issued a warning requiring electronic cigarette manufacturers to prove within 60 days that their devices are not marketed toward minors. If manufacturers fail to do so, the FDA threatens to ban certain e-cigarettes, such as JUUL, from the market. A 2016 Surgeon General’s report first captured the rise in vaping among minors. Some experts worry that e-cigarettes companies are putting out flavors trying to appeal to a younger audience, such as mango and creme brulee, which can serve as a gateway to smoking tobacco products. E-cigarettes, particularly JUUL, are ubiquitous at NYU. Students can be found vaping while walking between … [Read more...] about JUUL-Addicted NYU Braces for Federal Crackdown
This column is written by the Staten Island Advance/SILive.com collegiate correspondent. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A very special concert took place recently at the iconic Feinstein/54 Below in Manhattan that married great performances by young musicians and a very worthy cause: Raising money for special needs patients at NYU Oral Health Center for People with Disabilities at New York University College of Dentistry. The event's program included vocal performances and amazing student jazz musicians -- many of them from Avenues The World School in NYC -- who delighted their families and friends, all who shared a commitment to raise funds to help young people with disabilities. The event was sponsored by the Russian-American Dental Society, under the direction of Dr. Rada Sumareva. and was co-emceed by Miss Richmond County's Outstanding Teen 2018, Tatiana Mroczek. The jazz brunch was also co-sponsored by Alpha Omega New York Chapter and 100 percent of proceeds were tax deductible … [Read more...] about Jazz concert benefits NYU Oral Health Center for people with disabilities
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Community leaders and officials celebrated the ribbon-cutting and opening of an expanded primary care and dental center in Stapleton on Wednesday. The Community Health Center of Richmond (CHCR) has expanded its medical office space to the second floor -- taking over Suite 200 -- at its location at 135 Canal St. "It will be my privilege to be a part of this grand opening celebration during National Health Center Week," said Anthony C. Ferreri, regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at Wednesday's event. "Especially here in Staten Island with the Community Health Center of Richmond, the perfect occasion to celebrate the delivery of high-quality and accessible primary health care services." CHCR, which refers to itself as a Stapleton-St. George facility, has been providing affordable and accessible health care for Staten Islanders since 2006. The primary care and dental center features three … [Read more...] about Expanded primary care, dental center opens on North Shore