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Posts published in “Issue 1: September 2020”

Rest in Power, RBG

On Friday night, we lost an American legacy: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, affectionately known as RBG. She served as the most senior member of the court’s liberal wing, consistently voting for more progressive rulings, including but not limited to, equal rights, same-sex marriage, health care, affirmative action, abortion, and voting rights. With six weeks to go before election day, her passing will inevitably lead to a political battle on the timing of a nomination for a future Supreme Court Justice. While the subject is guaranteed to dominate the airwaves and social media in the days to come, I want to focus this article on the life of RBG.…

Admin’s guide on how to navigate virtual MBA Events this fall

By Shannon O’Brien (OSE, Blue Block SP20) and Katie Malen-Gamely (OCD, Green Block F17)

For those of us in New York City, you can already feel some crisp fall weather sneaking into the morning air. All the while, this fall is looking far different than we’ve ever seen at Stern. While the NYU community takes on the challenge of operating in person, while mitigating the spread of COVID-19 at all costs, classes, clubs, and career events are now the focus of Google calendars and Zoom accounts. As we work to keep each other and NYC safe, Sternies are doing their best to go about life as normal as we can.…

Covid Journals: Reunited Down Under

During the Fall 2020 Semester, The Oppy will be publishing submissions from members of the Stern community about how the Covid-19 Pandemic has impacted their experience in and out of the program. If you wish to write about your own experience, please e-mail us at [email protected]

The following entry comes from Langone student Andy Garcia.

February 16th, 2020 was already slated to be a tough one. I was headed to the airport to drop off my wife Shenae for her flight to Australia, as she awaited the final step of her United States visa process: the in-person interview at the U.S.…

OppyArts Spotlight: Suhayb Zarroug

This article was written using excerpts from a recorded interview. To hear the interview in its entirety, please listen to the audio below.

Suhayb Zarroug is the modern embodiment of a Renaissance man. He coupled his experiences in art dealing, events, design, and creative consulting with strong marketing fundamentals and relationships. His latest venture is Novo Press, a publishing company that engages readers and supporters throughout the drafting process in an effort to connect networks of disparate freelance artists in the current landscape. 

This concept of purpose-driven publishing will be exhibited in Novo’s upcoming first edition featuring photography, poetry, and mixed media content focusing on personal encounters with climate change and “beautiful trash.”…

Introducing Novo Press & OppyArts Spotlight

This is an interesting year to be a grad student. We’re reworking how we study, network, and collaborate. A sense of purpose is hard to come by- many feel they’re just going through the motions until they either get their degree, or this nonsense finally ends. Personally, I refuse to let my MBA experience be anything less than a biopic-worthy epic, which is why I was so excited to speak with Suhayb Zarroug about Novo Press and to introduce the Oppy’s new series aimed to connect Sternies with writers and artists to help create art and explore meaning and purpose. …

I may never leave the couch again. I’m just doing my part.

If you’ve ever spoken to me in person, which, given that a pandemic struck four weeks after I began taking classes here, you probably haven’t, you might have picked up that I like sports.

A lot.

The logic follows that I like watching sports in person. A lot. In fact, in my 35 years, I’ve been to roughly 600 professional or major college sporting events across the planet. Baseball and a sumo tournament in Japan? Yup. Gaelic football in Ireland? You bet. English and American football in England? Sure, why not? The fact that I have a tendency to revolve travel plans around what sporting event I can see in whichever destination can be a bit irksome for my lovely and very understanding wife, but because I’m among the luckiest men I know, she generally humors me anyway. …

Stern Somebody Presents: Matthew C. Meade

The Oppy staff is proud to continue a new feature for the paper called “Stern Somebody”, telling the stories of remarkable classmates and how they became the exceptional people they are today.

Many people have stories to share of how they overcame life obstacles and achieved success, but they don’t all publish books with steps on how to get there. Then again, Matthew C. Meade is not the average MBA student. During the week, Meade is a VP at JP Morgan Chase & Company, where he leads a team that covers multiple trading desks across various industries. On the weekends, he is getting his Executive MBA here at Stern.…

How to Save Yourself from Becoming Hunched Over: Ergonomics in the Covid-19 Era

By Teresa Bruno

Have you ever heard of the Concept of Creep? I didn’t, until I was speaking to my physical therapist recently. It not only sounds scary, it is scary. In plain english, the concept follows: the hours we spend sitting in front of our computers or hunched over our iPhones can permanently deform us. 

Posture is more important than ever in the era of covid-19. We spend extended periods of time at home, attending school in front of our computers or worse, we work from home and then “go to class” in front of our computers. Without a commute or with a limited commute to work or school, we take less steps.…

Stern Singles Presents: Sarah Rothstein

Welcome back from summer break! The world is still a mess, but I’m here to bring some sunshine to your life and introduce you to September’s most eligible bachelorette, Sarah Rothstein.

Sternie Testimonials:

Her eyes shimmer like tequila sodas on a warm summer evening. If you want to impress her, simply say ‘Davai poydom na uzhen!’”

Wow, multicultural AND delicious. 

“Sarah’s got it all: she’s smart, she’s beautiful, and she somehow is able to make a gourmet meal on nothing but a hot plate.” 

My love language is hot plate mac & cheese.

The world looked a little different when Sarah joined Stern.…

Guide for MBA1s

MBA1s: Welcome to Stern! This semester is nothing any of us could have envisioned, but hopefully, the tips and life advice below help make your first semester a little easier. Here are a few things I wish I could go back and tell myself before my first semester. 

  1. Don’t be afraid to ask MBA2s for help

I can’t stress this one enough. Last year, I always felt like I was bugging the second years by asking them questions, but now that I’m on the other side, I love being asked questions. The second years will be the best resource for you because they were in your shoes just a few short months ago.…

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