What's New? Weekly Events and Happenings at The New School

If you’re like me, and podcasts are your life, add this little weekly segment to your list. It’s short and you may hear something that interests you. Every week I’ll list off a few notable events going on within The New School, and mostly the Lang, community as well as bring on a special guest each week to discuss a significant event in detail.

This week we're joined by Margot Bouman to talk about a new Gender Studies event series.

What's New? Weekly Events and Happenings at The New School

Every week, WNSR's Aja Simpson curates a list of Lang College and other New School events for you to attend!

If you’re like me, and podcasts are your life, add this little weekly segment to your list. It’s short and you may hear something that interests you. Every week I’ll list off a few notable events going on within The New School, and mostly the Lang, community as well as bring on a special guest each week to discuss a significant event in detail.

Every week, WNSR's Aja Simpson curates a list of Lang College and other New School events for you to attend!

If you’re like me, and podcasts are your life, add this little weekly segment to your list. It’s short and you may hear something that interests you. Every week I’ll list off a few notable events going on within The New School, and mostly the Lang, community as well as bring on a special guest each week to discuss a significant event in detail.

Every week, WNSR's Aja Simpson curates a list of Lang College and other New School events for you to attend!

If you’re like me, and podcasts are your life, add this little weekly segment to your list. It’s short and you may hear something that interests you. Every week I’ll list off a few notable events going on within The New School, and mostly the Lang, community as well as bring on a special guest each week to discuss a significant event in detail.

What's New? Your Weekly Lang Events Guide!

Every week, WNSR's Aja Simpson curates a list of Lang College and other New School events for you to attend!

If you’re like me, and podcasts are your life, add this little weekly segment to your list. It’s short and you may hear something that interests you. Every week I’ll list off a few notable events going on within The New School, and mostly the Lang, community as well as bring on a special guest each week to discuss a significant event in detail.

Graceful Black Women and Their Hair

Hair is considered an expression of both culture, and identity. While there are black women who choose to wear their hair natural to embrace their blackness, there are also black women who choose to wear weaves or straighten their hair. New School students Mecca Withers Russell and Tatiana Glover discuss why wearing a weave or straightening one's hair does not limit one's black pride.

The Beauty Industry's Breakthrough

An issue in the makeup and beauty industry for many years has been the under representation of darker skin tones and black women. Recently, Rihanna's beauty line titled Fenty has sparked conversation and possible change regarding this issue. Cosmetic chemist Erica Douglas, writer and activist Kayal Swaminathan, youtuber and beauty blogger Ms. Deb, and Sephora makeup specialist Emma Matlock share their thoughts about the new line, and the current state of representation in the beauty industry.

Education and Health Care Under Betsy DeVos

In this WNSR piece, we evaluate the position of Betsy Devos through collegiate lenses. Students, Professors, and even government officials voice their opinion about Devos and her assumed power through the Trump Administration. We discuss loans, disabilities, and the future of health and education under Devos and the Trump Administration.

Open House New York Exhibition 2017

For one weekend each year, non profit cultural organization Open House New York unlocks the doors to over 140 spaces and buildings across the city, that are usually kept off-limits or restricted to visitors.

We visited three of these extraordinary locations to find out what significance their evolving natures carry as part of New York City’s vast history.

Narr: Merey Saudabay
Prod: Christian Scutt

Play Gymnasium

What would classes be like if they were as enjoyable as games? This is a question no-one can answer better than Roger Manix, who teaches “The Play Gymnasium” class at The New School. Roger proposes Embodied Practice and Somatic learning; he encourages a sense of play within the classroom, which results in his students developing a richer sense of what it means to be human, communicating more effectively, and cultivating empathy.

Disruption as History

The New School undertook a university-wide exercise in Curriculum Disruption between October 12th through October 18th. WNSR spoke with two of the faculty organizers, Maya Wiley and Robert Sember, about the initiative, which looks towards the 400th anniversary, in 2019, of the first enslavement of African Americans in this country.

Zines and the People Who Make Them

Zines may seem like a thing of the past, but there is a thriving community in NYC intent on keeping the community alive. We talked to students at the New School, zine-maker and illustrator and NYC-legend Fly and Marc Fisher, the mastermind behind Hardcore Architecture.

by Tyler Elmore, Kathleen Flaherty, Charlie Innis and Julia Purcell

Smartphones as Self

Students at WNSR dive in to the interaction between people and their smartphones. While these devices are fairly new to the market, it seems smartphones are becoming more and more a part of the way people interact with the world around them, and may even be considered a part of them.

Produced by: Scott Tatsuta, Chloe Bowden, and Nolan Gardner
Music Provided by: Foliage. (@foliag3)

Elevator Culture at the New School

At the New School, getting to class on time can be just as much of a pain as registering for classes or battling loads of work. Here's why the elevators at the New School have become a unifying cultural artifact.

Produced by Arie Pramono, Angela Difede, Freya Dobson and Juno Roome.
Written by Arie Pramono, Angela Difede, and Freya Dobson.
Mixed by Arie Pramono and Juno Roome.
Mastered by Juno Roome.

A Meditation on Death

A personal narrative that explores the pain that follows great tragedy. My hope is to guide the listener through a dialogue with death, how can we find light in the darkness?

Special thanks to my friends who provided me with the beautiful music, Woodson Black and Eli Zevin.

Song Info:
Haux - Sister
Sea of Love cover - Eli Zevin

Smalls is big with musicians

Smalls, a jazz club in the West Village may be small, but it's always crammed with audiences eager to hear established and new jazz musicians. It's a New School student favorite, and in this short feature, we look at the role it plays in the lives of young jazz musicians.