According to a The New School university survey conducted earlier this year in conjunction with the National College Health Association, roughly four percent of students reported being clinically treated with ADHD medications such as Ritalin and Adderall. However, another 11 percent admitted to using these drugs without a prescription, a 2 percent rise since 2009.
With Eugene Lang College’s undergraduate literary journal, Release, transitioning into 11 and ½, literary publications within the New School community continue to be relevant. 12th Street functions as a journal for work happening in the The New School's Riggio Honors writing program. It also holds web and print launches bi-annually at Barnes and Noble. Lit, run by the New School MFA creative writing program, has featured pieces from many well-respected poets and writers such as Rosmarie Waldrop, K. Silem Mohammad, and Graham Foust.
On October 27, Eugene Lang College’s Skybridge Art & Sound Space became home to Artifix Mori, a new exhibit that brings together the arts and the sciences with help from members of the New School community.
On a chilly Thursday evening a group of young people stood smoking outside a church on West 22nd Street. They were taking a break from the Alcoholics Anonymous meeting “Never Had a Legal Drink.” Inside the church, after grabbing a cup of coffee and passing on the Oreos, the group found their seats and listened to a story by a young woman about her struggles with addiction. For a moment, the atmosphere felt almost too enjoyable. This was, after all, an AA meeting.
Despite the risks of unprotected sex and the resources made available at Student Health Services, many students feel that it still doesn’t seem to be enough motivation for young adults to act responsibly.
The Art Work Talk series, a forum in which theatre professor Bonnie Marancha invites experimental performing artists to speak at The New School, presented Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, artistic directors of Big Dance Theater, to Wollman Hall on October 25.