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Our Current Understanding of Sanctuary Campuses is Flawed

Our Current Understanding of Sanctuary Campuses is Flawed

Henry Cohen, Staff Writer
March 8
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

NYU does not have the authority to defy the federal government, and barring future court rulings regarding the deportations and the travel ban it is likely that it never will. Instead of trying to turn the university into a sovereign entity within the state of New York, these misguided protesters would be better off using their time and resources to combat unjust travel bans in a more informed, constructive context.

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De Blasio’s Plan to Manage the Homeless Crisis Is Complicated

De Blasio’s Plan to Manage the Homeless Crisis Is Complicated

John Barna, Contributing Writer
March 8
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

De Blasio’s tempered approach to seeking progress incrementally should be celebrated by liberals as something that could realistically make a difference, not criticized as insufficiently progressive. Progressivism should be about accomplishing progress, not about setting unachievable goals.

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We Need an Alternative to Alternative Breaks

We Need an Alternative to Alternative Breaks

Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer
March 7
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Alternative Breaks are notable for sending undergraduate students all over the world to participate in volunteer activities. However, it's debatable if Alternative Breaks provides a glorified form of volunteer tourism or if the program actually benefits communities in need.

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Staff Rants March 1-7

Staff Rants March 1-7

WSN Staff
March 7
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

As we move along in our unrelenting march towards death, our lovely staff has a lot to say about pizza and bagels!

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Board Representation Needed for Students

Board Representation Needed for Students

WSN Editorial Board
March 6
Filed under OPINION

Students should participate in civil discourse that pertains to issues that will the university.

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Having Opinions First Step To Change

Having Opinions First Step To Change

Thomas Price, Opinion Editor
March 6
Filed under OPINION

Staying informed and opinionated on the issues that directly affect the university is something worth investing the time into.

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No More LGBT Character Tragedies

No More LGBT Character Tragedies

Melanie Pineda, Staff Writer
March 6
Filed under OPINION

The media as a whole should be held accountable for enforcing stereotypical representation and must instead be pressured into inciting more fleshed out, accurate LGBTQ portrayals.

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Everyone Should Learn a Foreign Language in College

Everyone Should Learn a Foreign Language in College

Tommy Collison, Staff Writer
March 6
Filed under OPINION

Given the unique environment that is a student’s four years at university, and the huge benefits of being bilingual or even trilingual, students ought to take as many foreign language classes as their four-year plan allows.

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NYU Should Weed Out Harsher Marijuana Penalties

NYU Should Weed Out Harsher Marijuana Penalties

Emma Rudd, Deputy Opinion Editor
March 6
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

In light of the decriminalization of marijuana in New York, NYU should lessen several of its policies against its use to liken those against alcohol use on campus and set an example for other colleges with harsher penalties.

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Tapingo Must Improve Service at Kimmel Marketplace

Tapingo Must Improve Service at Kimmel Marketplace

Carine Zambrano, Staff Writer
March 3
Filed under OPINION

With the recent addition of the pasta station at The Kimmel Marketplace, Tapingo has demonstrated that it must go through intense improvements in order to fully operate as its meant to.

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NYU Students Should Boycott Uber

NYU Students Should Boycott Uber

WSN Editorial Board
March 2
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Students should boycott Uber to condemn sexual harassment in the company's workplace and to encourage the increase of gender diversity within Silicon Valley companies.

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Despite Valid Frustrations, Hijacking Events Is Not the Answer

Despite Valid Frustrations, Hijacking Events Is Not the Answer

Thomas Price, Opinion Editor
March 2
Filed under OPINION

While what students' concerns are extremely important, hijacking an event meant to help address another very large issue on campus is not a smart way to create a constructive dialogue.

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