New School News

Weekly Flashback, April 22-26

With spring flowers finally beginning to bloom, and winter coats hesitantly placed towards the back of closets, you may have missed out on what fellow New Schoolers were up to. Fear not, we’ve got you covered in this latest round of weekly roundups.

Jenna is a Girl’s (and boy’s!) Best Friend

Murmurings that J.Crew was fashion’s next big thing used to be confined to a few devotees, lurking in the shadows of the company’s once-nautical preppy closet. No longer. Four Fashion Week appearances and a fan base of icons like Michelle Obama and Anna Wintour have completed the company’s transformation. That’s all thanks to the mastermind behind those sequins, quirky glasses, and bobble jewelry—Jenna Lyons. This week, Fast Company details the New School alumna’s (’90) ascension within J.Crew…including her cult-like celebrity status. Read the review, and bare your ankles like all Jenna fanatics.

Dr. Phil, Meet Rachel Ray

It would seem that just about everyone has a YouTube channel these days. What are  today’s latest genre of viral videos? How-to-testimonial hybrids. Not to be left out of the genre, New School for Drama alumna Daliya Karnofsky has her own. A cooking show of sorts called “And She Bakes.” This week’s episode features a recipe for a “free yourself from personal slavery flourless chocolate cake.” The red-lipped actress and chef offers advice on how to quit that oppressive relationship…with chocolate, of course.

Pencils Ready

Prior to December, many of us assumed that a narwhal was in fact a mythical creature, perhaps similar to an aquatic unicorn with Nessie-like features. Perceptions changed after students voted for the (totally real) medium-sized whale as our new university mascot. Now, we need some attire that befits our semi-mythical mascot (once killed for their horns, which were passed off as formerly belonging to unicorns by shady traders). Intramural Sports and Recreation has been on the hunt this week for talented designers and artists to make our Narwhal costume. Email for information.

#Finals. What’s that?

Those large round seats in Sheila Johnson may not be the most conducive to study in the last few weeks before finals, but midday naps, gossip, and…furious text message exchanges—they hit the spot. Check out what we mean on our Instagram feed.

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