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Netflix’s ‘Iron Fist’ Has No Race Issue

Netflix’s ‘Iron Fist’ Has No Race Issue

Adryan Barlia, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Netflix's "Iron Fist" series cannot be considered whitewashing because it is an adaptation of the original comic and the show itself revolves around culture and not race.

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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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Dancing the Good Fight for Diversity

Dancing the Good Fight for Diversity

Ryan Mikel, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Entertainment

Ballet has long been a highly esteemed art form, but it's long past time for its participants to start taking diversity seriously.

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Cartoon: Time is Ticking

Cartoon: Time is Ticking

Aiden Bae, Cartoonist
April 3, 2017
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Time is ticking for Senior Vice President of Student Affairs Marc Wais, NYU President Andrew Hamilton and Board of Trustees Chairperson William Berkley (from left to right).

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Changing the Face of Fashion

Changing the Face of Fashion

Brina Jeffries, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Beauty & Style, FEATURES

Recently, the fashion industry has been criticized for cultural appropriation and insensitivity. The New York, London, Milan and Paris Fall/Winter 2017 runways have reflected the industry's struggle in the diversity — or lack thereof — on the runway.

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Oscars Are Still Problematic

Oscars Are Still Problematic

Drew Lederman, Contributing Writer
February 27, 2017
Filed under OPINION

While the Oscars may be more diverse this year, the award still has an immensely white-washed past to counter it's current progress.

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Outrage Over Vogue Cultural Appropriation Is Appropriate

Outrage Over Vogue Cultural Appropriation Is Appropriate

WSN Editorial Board
February 17, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Gallatin sophomore Karlie Kloss faced mass criticism after her photoshoot in yellow face for Vogue's March issue. However, she is not the only person at fault for this incident of cultural appropriation.

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A Passport to Diversity

A Passport to Diversity

Han Wang, Contributing Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under FEATURES

The Bronfman Center took 25 students of different backgrounds and beliefs to Israel in an attempt to encourage diversity at NYU.

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MLK Week to Provide Prospective Through Turmoil

MLK Week to Provide Prospective Through Turmoil

Han Wang, Contributing Writer
February 6, 2017
Filed under FEATURES

In the midst of weekly protests in Washington Square Park, NYU invites us to take a look back to a time even more tumultuous than our own — the 1960s. NYU's 12th annual Martin Luther King Week celebration — titled "Essence of a True Revolution" — stretches from today until Thursday.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates to Teach at NYU

Ta-Nehisi Coates to Teach at NYU

Natasha Roy and Diamond Naga Siu
January 31, 2017
Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES, University News

Acclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coates will be joining NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism school as a Professor.

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NYU Ranked Ninth Among Worst Schools for Jewish Students

NYU Ranked Ninth Among Worst Schools for Jewish Students

Jemima McEvoy, News Editor
January 24, 2017
Filed under Diversity at NYU, NEWS, TOP STORY, University News

NYU, the private university that boasts the largest Jewish population, ranked as the ninth worst higher education institution for Jewish students.

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