Friday 5: Five ways to be a Better Friend

Today’s Friday 5 comes from Jessica Cohen, our  contributor and a senior at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where she double-majors in political science and Spanish. Jessica is an avid writer, and her poetry and essays focus on examinations of the human condition, the intricacies of life, and the fulfillment of human happiness. Through her […]

Friday 5: Pumpkin Fails

While fall doesn’t officially arrive until Sunday the consumer in us all has been awakened with the early arrival of a pumpkin infused fall. Yes, it’s that time of year again folks, get ready because pumpkin flavored everything is coming to town. Whether you’re obsessed, nauseated, or a little unsure as to who decided pumpkin and […]

Friday 5: Comic Relief + A FREE! copy of 7Upper: Writing from Riker’s Island

Need a good laugh? This Tuesday, June 4, you can get your chuckle on at Inside Jokes: A NYWC Benefit Comedy Show at Gotham Comedy Club.  All proceeds support NY Writers Coalition’s Justice Writing Program, which serves writers in New York City prisons and jails and those rebuilding their lives as they re-enter society. The show features […]

Tonight, tonight!

We made it! Let’s all give each other a big round of applause for making it to the most important day of the week, Friday. So, how will you be spending your reward for making it through the week in one piece? Worry not, it just so happens NYWC is throwing its Spring Fling! Here’s […]

Friday 5: Ways to be Thrifty and Fabulous this Spring!

Today’s Friday 5 comes from Jessica Cohen, our new contributor and a senior at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where she double-majors in political science and Spanish. Jessica is an avid writer, and her poetry and essays focus on examinations of the human condition, the intricacies of life, and the fulfillment of human happiness. Through […]

A Friday 5 to Make You Move!

Today’s Friday 5 comes from our newest contributor, Priya Arya. Currently a double major studying Neuroscience and Spanish, Priya enjoys exploring the barriers between people and their environments and how the two are connected. With a passion for dance and physical activity, she also enjoys writing poetry, which she began dabbling in at a young […]

Friday 5: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

There is a holiday to celebrate everything these days. From pancakes to Leif Erikson, no person, place, or thing goes unrecognized in today’s world.  And while pancakes are a welcomed part of mornings and life in general, there are some things that we really should be celebrating. Thankfully, in 1998 the National Education Association (NEA) […]

Friday 5: Till Death Did Them Part … 5 Couples Dangerously in Love

Contrary to Hallmark’s projection, the meaning of Valentine’s Day is not all chocolate covered strawberries, overpriced flowers and prefix menus to remind the ones who stick with us through thick and thin that we care for them. While the details of St. Valentine’s identity and the good deeds that earned him his sainthood are rather […]