In light of World Aids Day on Thursday, December 1, many peer-health advocates from The New School and the greater community of New York City participated in creation of “An Art Exhibit of Transformation.”
According to a The New School university survey conducted earlier this year in conjunction with the National College Health Association, roughly four percent of students reported being clinically treated with ADHD medications such as Ritalin and Adderall. However, another 11 percent admitted to using these drugs without a prescription, a 2 percent rise since 2009.
On Wednesday, November 30, and Thursday, December 1, Eugene Lang College’s Student Theatre Collective held its annual One-Act Play Festival at The Tank, a volunteer-run visual and performing arts theatre on W. 46th Street.
With Eugene Lang College’s undergraduate literary journal, Release, transitioning into 11 and ½, literary publications within the New School community continue to be relevant. 12th Street functions as a journal for work happening in the The New School's Riggio Honors writing program. It also holds web and print launches bi-annually at Barnes and Noble. Lit, run by the New School MFA creative writing program, has featured pieces from many well-respected poets and writers such as Rosmarie Waldrop, K. Silem Mohammad, and Graham Foust.
On a chilly Thursday evening a group of young people stood smoking outside a church on West 22nd Street. They were taking a break from the Alcoholics Anonymous meeting “Never Had a Legal Drink.” Inside the church, after grabbing a cup of coffee and passing on the Oreos, the group found their seats and listened to a story by a young woman about her struggles with addiction. For a moment, the atmosphere felt almost too enjoyable. This was, after all, an AA meeting.
A woman covered in can lids danced down 14th Street between Avenue D and First Avenue; the aluminum tops clicking and clacking connected to her clothes could be heard from a block away. When a passerby noticed her, she would gradually move closer and dance suggestively towards them. Art in Odd Places had officially returned to New York City.
Between music theory classes and rehearsals, Mannes students can be found in the fifth floor lounge of the Mannes building on 150 W. 85th St. They might be studying sheet music, taking a nap on a couch, or eating pasta from Tupperware.
Now in its sixth year, Sisters on the Runway is currently in the process of organizing and producing two fashion shows within the next month. On October 15 the organization will host a show at the Theresa Lang Center, the entire proceeds of which will be donated to Safe Horizon, a local women’s shelter.
The festival is the celebration of goodness triumphing evil and light concurring darkness. The festival lasts five days during which Hindus pray to Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth, light, prosperity and wisdom and as well as to Ganesha the “Remover of Obstacles.”
BookCrossing is like a game of hide-and-seek for readers. If a user wants a specific book in his area, he has to hunt the area described online until he finds it. People can also stumble upon the books by chance.