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Following President Vizcarra’s illegitimate impeachment, Peruvians took their fight for democracy to the streets of their country and the world.

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NYU Tisch alum Sofia Sam is not into protesting. But when she learned about the coup in her home country Peru, she couldn’t help but join dozens of fellow Peruvians opposing their new president Manuel Merino in front of the UN headquarters in Manhattan.

“I attended the protest alone but…

The NYU Ad Observer plugin enlisted more than 15,000 users to examine the political ads they were shown on Facebook.

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Facebook is pressing NYU researchers to stop collecting data on political ad targeting amid the presidential election, setting up a precedent to discourage independent investigations on Facebook without the company’s approval.

The controversy arose over Ad Observer, a web plugin that copies the political ads that users see on Facebook…

The Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences will be renamed after Purdue Pharma pled guilty on federal criminal charges.

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NYU Langone Medical Center will remove the family name Sackler from its biomedical institute after the Sackler’s company, Purdue Pharma, agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges for marketing the addictive painkiller OxyContin.

“In view of yesterday’s U.S. Department of Justice announcement of the settlement of federal criminal charges with…

After not finding enough diverse representation in the media, this Drama student launched her own online publication.

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As Black Lives Matter protests began to pop up everywhere, NYU Tisch senior Paula Leon felt the urgent need to go out and raise her voice against racial injustice. Yet, her condition as an international student put her at higher risk if detained while protesting. After feeling helpless for a…

Although it might be convenient to shop in big-chain stores, it’s time to support rising businesses with a purpose.

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Twenty-one cities around the country celebrated National Support Latino Business Day on September 14 thanks to a petition by Support Latino Biz, a nonprofit highlighting the contributions of Latinx entrepreneurs to the U.S. economy. Although it’s nice to have a special day to recognize the efforts of Latinx-owned businesses, we…

After the huge success of the program in its initial stage, thousands of restaurants and patrons will continue to benefit from it.

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As part of the city’s recovery efforts, restaurants can keep outdoor dining indefinitely, Mayor De Blasio announced on Friday.

The decision comes after several requests by the restaurant industry and city council to extend the outdoor dining experience through the rest of the year into the winter.

The Open Restaurants…

From history to makeup, these creators will become your new favorites.

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Let’s face it: we can’t stop scrolling on TikTok. Following Addison Rae and Charli D’Amelio is cute, but wouldn’t you love to see some other less-known yet insanely talented creators on your For You page? Here are five Latinx TikTokers that you’re probably not following, but you should.

  1. Fernanda (@fernandaa__cortes…

Despite the decline of coronavirus cases in LA, authorities fear there might be a post-holiday spike.

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After spending the summer planning how to reconvene for in-person classes at NYU Los Angeles this fall, the administration decided to move entirely online, based on LA County advisory regarding coronavirus.

“I am writing to you today with an update I truly thought we would not need to provide: The…

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