Cheap(er) Theater in NYC

By: Samantha Baugh Campus Sherpa Blog Contributor, New York University If you are like me, you love going to see shows. Now, Broadway is probably your first thought but it can often be very difficult to find affordable seats to go see a show. If you are on a tighter budget, there are plenty of other exciting and affordable opportunities to see innovative and professional theatre. Location wise, East Village is a great place to look. The Kraine Theatre hosts play festivals throughout the year. They also have regular companies use their space. For example, New York Neo-Futurists hold a weekly show that is only ten dollars. The New York Theatre Wing is more expensive but they turn out a lot of incredible shows that sometimes even make the jump to Broadway. You have the chance to see some future Tony Award winning shows/actors/writers before they make their jump. The key is to keep an eye out for pop up productions around the cities. Often enough, a show will rent out spaces, sometimes even homes, to perform their work. I once went to an immersive production where I walked around the home as a play was going on. Comedy shows …

College Feature: How to Tell If You Can Live at NYU: A Touring Guide

By: Samantha Baugh Campus Sherpa Blog Contributor, NYU  Most college tours are pretty straight-forward, even the self guided ones. You want to check out the dorms, the dining halls, the facilities of your intended area of study. If you have extra time it is always good to look at the main social areas: quad, student center, and library. The same is true for New York University. However, like our unofficial motto says, we are “in and of the city.” To tell if you really like the NYU campus vibe, you have to like the New York City vibe. Of course, no one has time to tour the entire city, let alone just Manhattan. However, the Greenwich Village area is a great place to start. I would suggest looking for restaurants with cheap menus and good food in your area. Also, look out for spots that hold your favorite types of environments I personally spent the majority of my first semester looking for the ideal movie theatre. It is now my favorite place to get away from the non-stop feeling of the city. By the end of the first month you will have a favorite off-campus study spot or relaxation destination. …

The Do’s and Dont’s of New Cities

By: Marisa Borreggine Campus Sherpa Staff Writer, University of Washington If you’ve just begun college, or transferred to a new school from a previous university or community college, you are all too familiar with the confusion and wonder that comes with moving to a new city. The feelings that meet you aren’t exactly the same as they were in your childhood, moving to a new town and immediately making friends just because you were the same age. It takes a bit more effort to make this new town home, and to make those friends all over again. DO: Introduce yourself! Chances are, everyone at the bar/party/event you’re at is just as nervous about meeting people as you are. It does help to have a classic ice breaker (my favorite is asking if someone was in my [insert most interesting class I’ve taken] class, and when they weren’t just talk about that class!), but sometimes just saying “Hi!” is all it takes! Don’t: Introduce yourself to everyone… One of the more unfortunate parts of being in a new town is the idea that not every stranger is trustworthy, even at the local bar. Make sure to be aware of who you’re …