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Posts published in “Issue 3: November 2021”

Wellness & Busyness in B-School

Ah, business and busyness. I have met many a friend or peer who didn’t know that busyness was an actual word, and in the realm of business school, it’s simply taken for granted that yes, we’re all busy. So what? We all get stressed and overwhelmed by all that we have to do, so beyond the occasional vent session to our friends, partners, or family, is there really anything we can do to grapple with it all and feel at peace? It also doesn’t help that Western society, in particular big cities, glorifies busyness, or at least the appearance of constant hustling.…

At long last, it’s Infrastructure Week

Week, month, maybe decade. Who knows? The point is after years of talking about America’s crumbling infrastructure, and talking, and talking, and talking, we might finally have gotten somewhere.

No promises, though.

The media would have you believe the start of Joe Biden’s presidency has been an unmitigated disaster, and while declaring that a whole 21% of the way through his first term is a bold choice, well, maybe it could be going better? I don’t know. Negotiating transformative legislation seems kind of hard when there’s one guy who is really into fossil fuels and the idea that you need bipartisan support to justify letting mothers stay home with their newborns.…

The 20s are back! Langone Roaring 20s Gala

After a hiatus in what we not so fondly remember as 2020, the roaring 20s are back in the form of the 2021 Langone Gala, aptly Gatsby themed. At the 74Wythe rooftop event space on waterfront Williamsburg, part-time Langone MBAs put on their finest fringe, tuxedos, and feathers. Congratulations and thank you to the Langone Student Government for putting on a stunning event, complete with Manhattan skyline views and endless champagne.

Special shout-out to Brian Wanee and Yanjka Regan of LSG for spearheading the planning!

Above: Langone Student Government

In between the photo booth, open bar, and hors d’oeuvres, we asked a few folks their thoughts on the event:

“Absolutely stunning, everybody looks gorgeous and it’s a great chance to mingle with other cohorts and dress up!”

The Boost to the Covid Vax

The air is brisk, the days are shorter, and the temperature is dropping, which can only mean one thing: It’s respiratory virus season. Or at least it’s a notable season for us health care workers, especially those of us who work in pediatrics. Respiratory viruses increase in prevalence during the winter months. This is because viruses can survive longer in colder temperatures and lower humidity and because people spend more time inside during the winter. But I’m not here to remind you of elementary science. I’m here to talk about the science behind the Covid vaccine and some of the uncertainties.…

Dear Oppy: November 2021

We are proud to continue our agony advice column, Dear Oppy: B-School Advice for the Everyday Sternie – “real questions, terrible advice.”

The Oppy can be quite Stern at times but is here to answer the queries and qualms of all MBA students so send them his/her/their way at [email protected] or fill this out, anonymously.

Dear Oppy,

Why are finals in person?



Dear Is this a serious question?

Are you for f*cking real? Eli Manning didn’t win two Super Bowls by sitting on his couch! That’s just how he earns tons of money and gets to be on TV.…

Chase the Chicken

By The Chicken

The premise of the Chase the Chicken Bar Crawl was simple: teams of MBA students would search different outside bars near Stern for two chickens. Every time they went to a wrong bar, the team members would each have to consume one drink. Once they found the bar with the chickens, they could join in on drinking from the open tab! However, there was a time limit – you only had as long as your fellow students didn’t close out that tab.

Originally, I signed up for the event because 1) it sounded super fun, and 2) affordable drinking.…

B-School Newspaper Coalition: November Roundup

Last semester, The Oppy reached out to other business school newspapers around the country to get a sense of how they’re running their papers. After meeting with several editors-in-chief from MBA programs, we decided to form a coalition with a small but growing group of top graduate business schools. We are going to share some of their best articles from their monthly issues.

For November, we have ChiBus, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Some of their more interesting reads:

Friendship in Business School: A Diversification Approach

Should you apply modern portfolio theory to your business school friendships?…

A Tale of the NYC Marathon

It was the perfect fall morning. I had only gotten four hours of sleep, despite daylight savings. But that’s to be expected. It’s rare to get a good night’s sleep the night before a big race. With marathons, you typically focus on getting a lot of sleep the week leading up to the race. I hadn’t managed that either, but I knew I’d survive.

I was supposed to be on the 5:45am ferry to Staten Island. Yeah, okay. There was no way I was going to be on that ferry. I had no intention of spending multiple hours hanging out in Staten Island before a 9:10 start.…

Stern Somebody Presents: Josue Gonzalez

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

​​Josue Gonzalez is an MBA2, Bronze Star Recipient in the U.S. Army and small business owner. He’s also going to McKinsey in the fall after a successful summer associate internship. What an underachiever. Joking aside, Josue is among the most genuine and helpful people at Stern, with an easy laugh and quick sense of humor. I had the pleasure of first meeting Josue through consulting prep. Despite my clear lack of experience and comfort with casing, he patiently guided me along and helped me work on my frameworks.

Stern Singles Presents: Khalil Romain

Meet our November’s pick for Stern Singles, Khalil Romain. Khalil is a MBA 2, the co-president of AHBBS, VP of Corporate Relations for SGov, VP of Corporate Relations for GMA, and VP of Club Partnerships for Canna Business. Not only is he an extremely active member of our community, he is one of the most genuine, optimistic people you can meet, as a group of MBA 2s puts it, “Khalil is the heart and soul of Stern, you would be lucky to have him.”

This interview has been edited for length and clarity. 

So as I told you earlier, I consulted with my group of girlfriends, you came very highly recommended.

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