From the Editor:
Presenting the final edition of this semester’s Bedford Square News is a bittersweet matter. As the editor I’d like to thank all our contributors, especially the ones who’ve been with us in both editions, for all they have done.
Featuring prominently in this edition is the highly anticipated Spring 2019 Student Photography Contest. We received plenty of fantastic shots from all sorts of adventures the students have taken on, as well as many spectacular sights from all around, that left the judges indecisive. There were plenty of tough calls, but we’ve finally made our decisions. Entries “Musée du Louvre” by Jenny Jiang, “Mountain Cave” by Haisong Mao, and “Scottish Spring” by Alex Kelso have been chosen as our three Feature Photos of 2019, and are exhibited in the newsletter with several runner-ups. A collection of these photos will also be featured in print on the Travel Board in the Student Affairs Office, as travel inspirations for future semesters of NYUL students.
The literary portion of this edition is made up of the many musings of cultural and theatrical experiences from our writers. At the start of the semester, NYU London promoted HOST UK, a program that arranges for international students and residents of Britain to meet each other for cultural exchange. Olivia, a writer of ours, shares her experience of this program that took her all the way to Belfast.
From our writer who brought us last edition’s review of Company, Alice shares her thoughts on the National Theatre’s Downstate, a new play with the spotlight on the limits of human compassion. Julia, another returning writer, compares her experiences of seeing a favorite artist of her’s perform back at Manhattan’s Terminal 5 and now at London’s O2.
Of course, this April a bunch of us saw the Avengers’ climactic finale, Endgame, and have been trying hard to keep our thoughts to ourselves out of courtesy to those who haven’t yet seen it. Keeping such courtesy in mind, our writer Sonali who gave us the Captain Marvel review returns to share her spoiler-free thoughts on Endgame, a movie she trekked out to Swiss Cottage (it has an IMAX screen) to see.
And finally, our artists Sruti and Mahika teamed up once more for this edition to bring us this lovely cover featuring the NYUL site’s entrance on 6 Bedford Square––a sight that is no doubt a fixture in many of our lives by now, and one that will recall fond memories of London for us in the years to come. Now we’ll keep a little piece of the Square with us wherever we’re headed next.
All my best,
Editor, Spring 2019