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Julia Musto
Julia Musto is a Bay Area native with a New York City heart. She is currently studying Journalism and English at New York University (NYU) and reports for NYU Local.

Entries by Julia Musto

Learning From Marlene

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 2:09 PM

On Wednesday my mentor and hero Marlene Sanders died of cancer at 84 years old. Since then, I've been trying to elicit the right words so I could honor her in a way that she would find meaningful and appropriate. I don't even know if these are them, but I'm...

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Everything You Need to Know About Japanese Whaling

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 3:24 PM

In the early 1970s, American marine bio-acoustrian Roger Payne recorded and produced a flexidisc of humpback whale song recorded off the coast of Bermuda. The flexidisc was then given to National Geographic magazine for mass production. The song of the humpback whale reached approximately ten and a...

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Spring Cleaning for the Lazy College Student

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 3:59 AM

Cleaning up your space is one of those things that you never want to start doing. It means work, dust, old vitaminwater bottles, finding pants you can't fit into anymore, and books you haven't started and absolutely cannot give away. It means that you have to take responsibility for your...

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Mountain Climbing On a Whim

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 3:46 AM

I used to be a collegiate athlete. I spent hours every day at practice, working out, and trying to stay in shape. At peak physical performance, I fractured some bones and tore some ligaments in my left ankle. A year and a half later and I'm going to the gym,...

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Advice I've Received Before Studying Abroad

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 9:41 AM

Studying abroad can seem like a scary prospect, especially for those of us who've never left home. Later this month I will be leaving the United States for the first time since I was seven years old to attend my school's study abroad program in Sydney, Australia. Past all of...

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A Little Too Big

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2013 | 12:40 PM

I've always just been a little too big for things. A little too big for the airplane seats on JetBlue, a little too big for the desks at school, a little too big for the flat-chested shirts and dresses at Forever 21, and a little too big for overcrowded subway...

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Breaking Dishes: A Lifetime With a Lesser-known Disability

(5) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 12:15 PM

When we inevitably meet at some point, you will say, "Julia, are you okay? You're shaking." I'll reply with something like that's just what I do, but eventually I get around to telling you the whole story. I was born with Essential Tremor: a condition that makes you shake all...

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