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What does it take to become a professional dancer in NYC? Four dance students at The New School describe the different e...
12/23/2019
“Hurting yourself is another cost of dancing in NYC": The Expenses of Four Aspiring Dancers - The New School Free Press

What does it take to become a professional dancer in NYC? Four dance students at The New School describe the different expenses of dancing, from having a full-time schedule to taking care of their health, and how it impacts their lives.

Broadway Dance Center: $22 per drop-in class, $95 for 5 classes Gibney Dance: $19 per drop-in class, $85 for 5 classes Peridance: $17 per drop-in class, $72.50 for 5 classes Movement Research: $60 for 5 classes Being a professional dancer requires being able to take dance classes of different styles...

Camillo Godoy is an artist who has excelled in many art forms: from dancing and performance art to cinematography and ph...
12/19/2019
Camillo Godoy: “Experimental Queen,” Art Teacher and Parsons Alum - The New School Free Press

Camillo Godoy is an artist who has excelled in many art forms: from dancing and performance art to cinematography and photography. A New School alum, Godoy talks about life after Parsons, how he built his career, along with his thoughts on The New School’s administration.

As an artist, teacher and New School graduate, Camilo Godoy has been hard at work these last few months. In May, he was involved in a group exhibition, entitled “Nobody Promised You Tomorrow:” Art 50 Years After Stonewall,” at the Brooklyn Museum. In September, Godoy had an installation and pe...

Open Studios at Parsons Fashion are presentations that give fashion design students the opportunity to showcase their wo...
12/19/2019
Open Studios at Parsons: Discussing the Work of Five Fashion Design Students - The New School Free Press

Open Studios at Parsons Fashion are presentations that give fashion design students the opportunity to showcase their work over the entire semester. From a love of food to inspired horror movies, here are five fashion design students featured in this year’s Open Studios.

Parsons School of Fashion held Open Students for Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) fashion students in their second and third years from Dec. 10 to 16. Open Studios are presentations that give fashion design students the opportunity to showcase their work over an entire semester. Jiayi Che is a second-ye...

As Barneys and Forever 21 shutter around the city, we asked the next generation of fashion leaders: who will replace the...
12/17/2019
The Future of Retail, According to the Future of Fashion - The New School Free Press

As Barneys and Forever 21 shutter around the city, we asked the next generation of fashion leaders: who will replace them? The Free Press talked to five fashion students about what stores, styles, or experiences embody the future of retail.

In the span of two months this fall, Barneys New York and Forever 21 declared bankruptcy and began the process of shuttering storefronts throughout the city. While the two retail mainstays could not be more different in both inventory and audience, their closure sent shockwaves through the fashion i...

“Secret parenting,” is a phenomenon where college students hide or never mention having children to their professors and...
12/17/2019
Students Who Are Parents Bear a Silent Burden - The New School Free Press

“Secret parenting,” is a phenomenon where college students hide or never mention having children to their professors and peers out of fear it will impact their studies. Tsuya Yee, the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at NSSR, noticed the trend in some of her PhD students and sought to build a community to bring them together. Click the link in bio to read more about the experiences of graduate students with children at The New School, and what they want for the future.

Over the course of several years, Tsuya Yee, the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at The New School For Social Research (NSSR), noticed a trend in some of her PhD students: after having children, they were dropping out. “Mostly in the after-coursework stage, once you get into the exams,” she s...

“Experience it first, before you take a picture!” As Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room ends, our reporter, Sadie Hechk...
12/15/2019
New Schoolers Explore Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room - The New School Free Press

“Experience it first, before you take a picture!” As Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room ends, our reporter, Sadie Hechkoff, went to check out the exhibit and asked New School students what they thought of the kaleidoscopic illusion.

The widely-acclaimed Infinity Mirror Room by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, which uses mirrors to create the effect of infinite space, was officially open from Nov. 9 to Dec. 14 for free at the David Zwirner Gallery in Manhattan. You might’ve seen it on Instagram back in its 2017 New York City debu...

“It wasn’t a bunch of minds out there dancing and it wasn’t a bunch of mindless bodies out there dancing, it was an embo...
12/14/2019
The Lang Dance Fall Production Saw Emotion, Silence and Strength - The New School Free Press

“It wasn’t a bunch of minds out there dancing and it wasn’t a bunch of mindless bodies out there dancing, it was an embodied mind.” Through music, speech and silence, Lang dancers pushed the boundaries of common perceptions of dance in their Fall production. Click the link below to read more.

Each semester, students in the dance program at Lang perform the intense and avant-garde pieces they’ve worked to master all term. The three pieces in this semester’s show, held on Dec. 6 and 7 in the Tishman Auditorium, were choreographed by Lang Dance students and New York-based choreographers...

Whether you want to take a study break during finals week or have a fun winter break in the city, The New School Free Pr...
12/13/2019
9 Winter-Themed Activities: On and Off Campus - The New School Free Press

Whether you want to take a study break during finals week or have a fun winter break in the city, The New School Free Press rounded up 9 winter themed activities, on- and off- campus, suggested by fellow New School students.

Winter has arrived to New York City, meaning the streets are getting colder and the days are becoming shorter. While it can be fun to spend the holidays curled up and binge-watching Netflix, it can also be exhilarating to round up a group of friends, or simply to take yourself out to enjoy one of .....

A year after the most drastic fire in California’s history, the state is on fire again. While many students are busy wit...
12/10/2019
Will California’s Fire Season Ever End? - The New School Free Press

A year after the most drastic fire in California’s history, the state is on fire again. While many students are busy with classes, California natives are worried about the safety of their family and friends back home. Click the link below to read more about the fires and how New School students have been affected.

New School student Claire Coll has family in southern California. This October, her parents, brother and sister were evacuated from their home as fires engulfed their home and those of their neighbors. “The fires got more dangerous and specific areas of L.A. were forced to evacuate,” Coll, a sec...

“The World of Anna Sui” is an exhibition focused on the designs of fashion designer and Parsons alumni Anna Sui. Located...
12/09/2019
Anna Sui's World Turns at the Museum of Arts and Design - The New School Free Press

“The World of Anna Sui” is an exhibition focused on the designs of fashion designer and Parsons alumni Anna Sui. Located at the Museum of Arts and Design, students can view these assorted looks until Feb. 23, 2020. Click the link below to learn more about the exhibit.

Crushed velvet, billowed ruffles and graphic patterns from fashion designer Anna Sui are situated on the fourth and fifth floors of the Museum of Arts and Design. These collections are housed within their own displays alongside a backdrop related to their themes. The title of the exhibition, “The ...

In a recent op-ed, Maya Kass explores what it means for our generation, Gen-Z, to stack versus spend. Will Gen-Z’s conti...
12/07/2019
Can Gen-Z Take The Heat? Or Those Prada Flame Sandals? - The New School Free Press

In a recent op-ed, Maya Kass explores what it means for our generation, Gen-Z, to stack versus spend. Will Gen-Z’s continuous consumption of trends live up to their financial state? Click the link below to read more.

Our generation increasingly faces economically challenging issues including a college debt crisis, stagnant wages and a global slowdown. Simultaneously, studies show Generation Z is more financially literate — that is, has a basic understanding of their finances and financial systems as a whole .....

“My home is not a place that rapists, drug lords, and serial killers travel through to take over the United States.” In ...
12/06/2019
The Wall is Not the Border: The Reality of Border Towns - The New School Free Press

“My home is not a place that rapists, drug lords, and serial killers travel through to take over the United States.” In an opinion piece by Daniela Garcia-Arce, she explains how the media misrepresents the border, its culture of duo identity, and that the border is a home not to be disrespected.

My home is not a place that rapists, drug lords, and serial killers travel through to take over the United States. From my house to the border is a 15 minute drive, so I’m very familiar with the people who cross the border. The environment at the border has been deeply mischaracterized by the ma....

Talking to climate skeptics can be an aggravating experience. But staying calm and fully explaining your argument goes m...
11/26/2019
A Beginner's Guide: Getting Your Parents to Believe in Climate Change - The New School Free Press

Talking to climate skeptics can be an aggravating experience. But staying calm and fully explaining your argument goes much further than just calling them stupid. In an opinion piece by Sam Ford, she explains how to discuss climate change to those who do not believe in it. Link below and the print version can be found in our November issue.

My coming of age involved two fathers—one biological and one step-father. They’re business-minded guys with moderate takes on politics (they don’t support Trump yet wouldn’t vote for Bernie either), but both are on the fence about climate change being a man-made phenomenon. The debates I hav...

Despite all of the associations with family and gratitude, Thanksgiving's grim history still haunts dining rooms across ...
11/26/2019
How to Decolonize Your Diet, Just in Time for Thanksgiving - The New School Free Press

Despite all of the associations with family and gratitude, Thanksgiving's grim history still haunts dining rooms across America. What if there was a way to keep the tradition of gratitude alive, while subverting colonialist practices and history? The New School Free Press rounded up a series of decolonized diet recipes in time for Thanksgiving.

This article appears in our November print issue. You can pick up a copy on newsstands around campus, or at our newsroom in room 520 in the University Center. Every Thanksgiving season, children in the U.S. are taught the same story in their classrooms, nationwide. A group of pilgrims landed on Pl.....

“We definitely want to create a club that is inclusive of everyone. Any sports, including cheerleading, are involved in ...
11/26/2019
The New School Cheer Squad: The First in New School History - The New School Free Press

“We definitely want to create a club that is inclusive of everyone. Any sports, including cheerleading, are involved in exclusivity and we wanted to make something where there are no tryouts,” co-founder and choreographer of The New School Cheer Squad, Keaton Bullen, said. Click the link below to read more on The New School’s first cheerleading team and the print version of this story can be found in our November issue.

This article appears in our November print issue. You can pick up a copy on newsstands around campus, or at our newsroom in room 520 in the University Center. There was stomping, clapping and swaying on Oct. 31 as students danced along to the vibrant beats of Lizzo and Missy Elliott’s “Tempo.....

“Where was the discussion of what constitutes a healthy relationship — of how to respect and treat one another?” In an o...
11/25/2019
How Sex-Ed Contributes to Toxic Relationships - The New School Free Press

“Where was the discussion of what constitutes a healthy relationship — of how to respect and treat one another?” In an opinion piece by Sadie Hechkoff, she shares what real people feel they had missed out on and wished they had learned in sex ed, from consent to mental health.

This article appears in our November print issue. You can pick up a copy on newsstands around campus, or at our newsroom in room 520 in the University Center. ______________________________________________________________________________ I was in 8th grade when my homeroom teacher rolled out a prehi...

The once underground ballroom scene has finally opened its doors to the world and they’re not planning on closing them a...
11/25/2019
House Lives Matter: Walking Their Way Into a Bigger and Brighter Future - The New School Free Press

The once underground ballroom scene has finally opened its doors to the world and they’re not planning on closing them anytime soon. House Lives Matter, created for and by the house-ballroom community, is coming out with a 2020 calendar that features a different ballroom icon showcasing their best look of 2019. Each month has a significant ballroom theme in order to raise money for HIV awareness for the community this holiday season. Click the link below to read more and the print version of this story can be found in our November issue.

“Ride Wit Me” by Nelly blasted through the speakers of a lively studio in Brooklyn filled with ballroom stars in shiny wigs getting their makeup done and singing along to the lyrics of the song. The reason for this studio take-over? House Lives Matter is producing a calendar for 2020, which will...

“My name and past roles dubbed me a diversity card; an Asian masquerading as other Asians in cartoon format.” In an opin...
11/24/2019
I Don’t Even Sound Chinese - The New School Free Press

“My name and past roles dubbed me a diversity card; an Asian masquerading as other Asians in cartoon format.” In an opinion piece written by Michaela Zee, she addresses her personal endeavors with typecasting in animation and this ongoing issue within the industry.

I’ve worked as a minority actor in television since the age of 10. Being a woman of Chinese descent, I am proud of my Asian ethnicity. However, a pattern ensued within my characters’ physical attributes, and no one could even see my face. Top cable scripted roles only represented 3 percent of As...

BAFA Student Andrés Volkov sits down with The Free Press to discuss his growing career as an independent musician, thoug...
11/23/2019
Andrés Volkov: The New Schooler Taking on the Music Industry One Single at a Time - The New School Free Press

BAFA Student Andrés Volkov sits down with The Free Press to discuss his growing career as an independent musician, thoughts on streaming services and the ever-changing music industry, and balancing his schoolwork with his personal artistic practice. Click the link below for the full story and the print version can be found in our November issue.

From balancing an independent music career to completing schoolwork as a CoPA and Lang student, singer-songwriter Andrés Volkov is immersed in almost every creative facet of The New School. At 22 years old, Volkov is working towards a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology at Lang and a fine arts de....

InQluded is an online publication that focuses on illuminating the voices of queer people of color through art and writi...
11/23/2019
Safe Spaces and inQlusivity - The New School Free Press

InQluded is an online publication that focuses on illuminating the voices of queer people of color through art and writing. Created by MFA Creative Writing candidate medina, inQluded “exists to normalize our queerness, our blackness or brownness and showcase fabulous work from our queer family”. Click the link below to read more and a print version of this story can be found in our November issue.

This article appears in our November print issue. You can pick up a copy on newsstands around campus, or at our newsroom in room 520 in the University Center. Creating a safe space can be a challenge. Being the creator of that space is even more challenging. medina, who does not use a last name, has...

Medium Rare, an innovative online platform where emerging young artists can sell their work, was founded by Parsons Scho...
11/22/2019
Medium Rare: A Student-run Selling Platform for Emerging Artists - The New School Free Press

Medium Rare, an innovative online platform where emerging young artists can sell their work, was founded by Parsons School of Design seniors Samantha Ratiner and Charles Royle. In an interview with the Free Press, the pair shared their inspirations, motivations and future plans.

This article appears in our November print issue.You can pick up a copy on newsstands around campus, or at our newsroom in room 520 in the University Center. For the starving artist, selling work is a sign of success, but getting into a brick and mortar gallery isn’t as achievable as it may seem....

The Free Press sat down with David Van Zandt for an exit interview, where he looked back on his ten years, spoke about w...
11/22/2019
David Van Zandt Looks Back On Ten Years - The New School Free Press

The Free Press sat down with David Van Zandt for an exit interview, where he looked back on his ten years, spoke about what sets The New School apart from other colleges and his advice for students. This story is also found in our November issue.

David Van Zandt started as president in 2011, serving as The New School’s eighth president, after Senator Bob Kerrey. The university was scattered around Manhattan when he came into office, with Mannes School of Music on 80th Street, Parsons in the Garment District on 40th Street, and the School o...

The New School announced last June a change in health insurance providers from Aetna to UnitedHealthcare, using third-pa...
11/21/2019
“If I Miss Treatment, I Could Die” - The New School Free Press

The New School announced last June a change in health insurance providers from Aetna to UnitedHealthcare, using third-party insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher to process insurance waiver applications. As a result, countless students have found themselves in sticky situations: potential loss of Medicaid, denial of insurance waiver without explanation, and confusion about how exactly Gallagher is making their decisions. This has resulted in stress, fear, and most of all a call for transparency from the students to the University. Click the link below to read more and this story can be found in our November Issue, out today.

Katie Gruszecki was diagnosed with breast cancer in August of 2018. Ten months later, The New School announced that they would be switching health insurance providers from Aetna to UnitedHealthcare. The New School selected a third party brokerage firm, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co,  to process student ...

Our November Issue is out now! This month, our stories range from the student health insurance crisis to The New School'...
11/21/2019

Our November Issue is out now! This month, our stories range from the student health insurance crisis to The New School's first cheer squad. Grab a copy around campus today or head to room 520 of the UC.

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