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Lenny James
Lyle White: In Memoriam

Lyle White’s departure from our campus was a shock. He was bright, or so people told him. He was well-liked, and his innocent, baby face deflected any sense that he could be rude or mean. He was pretentious and consumed with the prospect of being pretentious, pleading for his friends to tell him whether or […]

Curse of a J-term in Abu Dhabi

So, what’s the meaning of Life? Have you figured it out yet? Are you going to find out what this life is all about? Questions like this pestered me for the majority of the time before, after and during January Term, having taken the J-term class in Abu Dhabi called Meaning of Life. In October, […]

Winter Break: The First Semester Hangover

The very first time my mother visited campus during Marhaba week, she stepped out of the taxi, looked around for a few seconds and then immediately turned to me and said, “Supriya, please don’t fall into the water fountains.” I think that’s when it hit me — the fact that this was not home. At […]

Turtle Green Tea Bar, A Letter of Recommendation

Cuddling in bed under my cozy blanket with a Warmly Yours cup of tea in my hands, I watch familiar faces walk across campus from my bedroom window. I can only think about the words everyone said to me before I came here: “Bring something that reminds you of home.” These Warmly Yours packs of […]

Sebastián Rojas Cabal
Sunday Sketches, XIII

Sebastián Rojas Cabal is managing editor. Email him at feedback@thegazelle.org.

J-Term: Making the Most Out of Location

This past September, when January Term classes went live, students were offered an unconventional option: a J-Term class in Oman taught on a boat. Even though the ship could not sail its intended route due to licensing issues, students found themselves splitting their time between the UAE, Oman and India. In its modified form, Science […]

Changes to the U.S. Visa Waiver Program Likely to Impact NYUAD Students

On Jan. 21, 2016, the U.S. Department of State announced the implementation of new changes to the Visa Waiver Program. The changes, enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, will impact individuals from countries that are part of the Visa Waiver Program. Individuals from the 38 countries, which were under the program, […]

Liza Tait-Bailey
Exhaustion and Study Abroad

Never have I hit a brick wall quite like the one that stood in my way the night before I left for Ghana. The prospect of living in a new country for five months, after barely 36 hours with my family, seemed impossible. I was exhausted: physically from unrelenting travel and emotionally from constant change […]

Shanghai Tips

The changes to the Engineering Study Abroad pathways for the Class of 2019 have increased discussion about studying at NYU Shanghai, the Global Network University’s newest degree-granting campus. This has opened a conversation about the overall experience of living in the financial and economic capital of China. Writing as a student who has now spent two […]