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Celebrities Give False Hope

Celebrities Give False Hope

Mollie Yellin, Contributing Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Celebrities have such a strong influence over their followers that they could even convince people that they can code, even when logic says otherwise.

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Class of 2021 Diversity is a Great Step for President Hamilton

Class of 2021 Diversity is a Great Step for President Hamilton

WSN Editorial Board
April 13, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Heightened diversity advances the agenda of diversity repeatedly set out by Hamilton upon taking office at the beginning of 2016. This publication has been somewhat critical of Hamilton due to a lack of significant tangible actions to truly advance diversity, but this week’s news is an excellent step in the right direction.

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Social Progress Will Continue Thanks to Rise in Moviegoing

Social Progress Will Continue Thanks to Rise in Moviegoing

Andrew Heying, Deputy Opinion Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Movies like Disney's live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast" are setting a precedent and combatting Trump's vision for America by diversifying film with representations that more accurately reflect every day people.

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Improve Cybersecurity at NYU

Improve Cybersecurity at NYU

WSN Editorial Board
April 10, 2017
Filed under OPINION

NYU has an obligation to not only alert its students of potential cyber threats, but take more serious measures to assure attacks like these do not occur again.

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Student Senate Should Release Voting Records

Student Senate Should Release Voting Records

Emma Rudd, Deputy Opinion Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Because NYU's Student Senators Council lacks transparency in its voting process, the student body cannot hold its representatives accountable and make informed criticisms of the SSC’s actions.

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Walk the Wrong Way on Escalators

Walk the Wrong Way on Escalators

Henry Cohen, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Walking in the reverse direction intended on escalators — the so-called wrong way — is actually superior in many ways to conventional forms of escalator use, as it lends both a practical and a metaphorical function to a device that is otherwise purely a mode of transportation.

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People Will Still Walk on Escalators

People Will Still Walk on Escalators

Adryan Barlia, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Although studies show that standing rather than walking on escalators will decrease travel time, people will continue to focus on their own interests instead of the greater good.

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NYU Law Textbooks Should Go Digital

NYU Law Textbooks Should Go Digital

Sam Chaddha, Guest Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under OPINION

No student is realistically arguing that we do away completely with casebooks. However, some alternatives can be suggested that are already in place for some subjects, but not for all across the board.

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Democrats Have Shot Themselves in the Foot

Democrats Have Shot Themselves in the Foot

Louis Rodriguez, Contributing Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under OPINION

The Democratic filibuster, which intended to put Merrick Garland back in the running as a Supreme Court Justice, is directly responsible for the Senate Republicans going nuclear to push through Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

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Universities Should Require Human Development Course

Universities Should Require Human Development Course

WSN Editorial Board
April 6, 2017
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

An article recently published by the New York Times found that many high school seniors identify with traditional gender roles, which could be detrimental to feminism and female empowerment. The only way to combat this mentality is to educate youth on gender and sexuality.

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Staff Response: Time is Ticking

Staff Response: Time is Ticking

Washington Square News Staff
April 6, 2017
Filed under OPINION

EDITORS' NOTE: Washington Square News deeply apologizes to Dean Gabrielle Starr for any misrepresentation or harm this may have caused her. Putting her as the subject of the cartoon misconstrued its meaning and is not fair to her. Dear reader: We stand by our political cartoon Time is Ticking, which was publi...

Letter to the Editor: Time is Ticking

Letter to the Editor: Time is Ticking

John Beckman and Fred Schwarzbach
April 6, 2017
Filed under OPINION

To the editor, The editorial cartoon "Time is Ticking" is deeply offensive in its implication that Gabrielle Starr is a "token." It is an insult to NYU, but most especially to Dean Starr, who entered Emory University at age 15, has a Ph.D. from Harvard University, has received a Guggenheim Fellowsh...

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