Rhino Poaching in South Africa

Rhino Poaching in South Africa

In the early twentieth century, rhino populations in Africa and Asia had an approximate worldwide population of 500,000. By 2011, the Western black rhino had been declared extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and only 29,000 rhinos exist in the wild in total.

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Kruger National Park, South Africa (videos)

The Ranger from our visits in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve of Kruger National Park suggested that I use my GoPro to film footage of dangerous, predatory species by sticking my hand out of the safety of the vehicle close to the eye-level of the animal. This is what happened. (Surprisingly neither the leopard nor the lions even ate me).

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Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa and covers an area of 7,523 sq. mi. The park is part of the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere, an area designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as an International Man and Biosphere Reserve.

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So What Are You Studying Exactly?


Everyone who is in university or knows someone in university knows that one of the first questions asked is “What are you studying?” Everyone majoring in Metropolitan Studies at New York University knows that the response is a complicated yet rehearsed one. Instead of the straightforward response many have such as Politics, Math, Literature, or the sciences, I believe that Metropolitan Studies was designed to strike a conversation. Read more

Go Greek with ZTA


With only a few weeks left until Fall 2015 sorority recruitment begins, I started thinking about all the reasons I am glad I went through the recruitment process at NYU just one year ago. I decided to rush my sophomore year and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made. It not only made a large school a little bit smaller, but allowed me to meet my best friends at NYU and get involved with my school, community, and numerous organizations.  Read more

Always Dress to Impress

As a wise person once said, “Wearing sweatpants is a sign of giving up.”

Okay actually nobody ever said that, except for probably me, but it still works right? We’re constantly being told that it’s what is on the inside that counts, but I’m going to be the honest, seemingly superficial person to say no it’s actually both the inside and outside. Read more