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Liberal Students Must End Their Hypocrisy

Liberal Students Must End Their Hypocrisy

Calvin Tran, Guest Writer
February 14
Filed under OPINION

To deem an entire class of speech as illegitimate, and not only illegitimate, but should be expectant of punishment, violence, and even the threat of ‘shutdown,’ as urged in multiple opinion articles published by WSN, is entirely antithetical to who we are as members of a university.

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Censorship of @antipcnyuprof is Problematic

Censorship of @antipcnyuprof is Problematic

WSN Editorial Board
October 31
Filed under OPINION

Rectenwald’s conduct was inappropriate, but the school’s rash decision to put him on ice has potentially far-reaching consequences.

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Yiannopoulos Visit Has Every Right to Happen

Yiannopoulos Visit Has Every Right to Happen

WSN Editorial Board
October 10
Filed under OPINION

In the interest of free speech on campus, the College Republicans should be free to host Yiannopoulous. Whether someone wants to take him seriously as a political voice or dismiss him as a clownish caricature should be up to that individual.

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NYU Was Right To Cancel Watson Talk

NYU Was Right To Cancel Watson Talk

Connor Borden, Staff Writer
September 19
Filed under OPINION

It is time to end our glorification of famous and important people in science and other fields in light of their derogatory and backwards ideas.

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NYU Needs to Address Its Hostility Towards Trump Supporters

NYU Needs to Address Its Hostility Towards Trump Supporters

Aaron Reuben, Contributing Writer
April 14
Filed under OPINION

Regardless of whether or not these feelings of hostility have been embellished or exaggerated, strict labeling and rejection of Trump supporters and the swirl of media that has ensued is detrimental to NYU, an institution renowned for its free speech, social movements and debate.

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Removal of Anti-Vaccine Film Triumph for Science

Removal of Anti-Vaccine Film Triumph for Science

Emily Fong, Deputy Opinion Editor
March 29
Filed under OPINION

There is no defensible reason to prop up the ravings of a discredited hack as a pillar of free speech.

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Tribeca is Not the Steward of Scientific Truth

Tribeca is Not the Steward of Scientific Truth

Abraham Gross, Deputy Opinion Editor
March 29
Filed under OPINION

While the anti-vaccination movement is without merit, the removal of the controversial film "Vaxxed" undermines the integrity of the Tribeca Film Festival, and does little to prevent the spread of the anti-vaccination movement.

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Trump Attacks First Amendment Rights

Trump Attacks First Amendment Rights

Paris Martineau, Contributing Writer
March 7
Filed under OPINION

If Trump can attack the basis by which we define ourselves as a nation without even the slightest drop in polls, it is terrifying to imagine where the American people will draw the line, if they ever do.

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Free Speech Under Siege by University Admins in Mount St. Mary’s

Free Speech Under Siege by University Admins in Mount St. Mary’s

WSN Editorial Board
February 11
Filed under OPINION

By publishing the retention story and the drowning bunnies quote, the Mountain Echo has done its part in bringing justice to the university. With any luck, the administration will now hold itself accountable to the university community like it was always supposed to.

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Racial conversations on NYU Facebook groups need understanding

Racial conversations on NYU Facebook groups need understanding

Matthew Perry, Contributing Writer
December 1
Filed under OPINION

Disagreements on the Class of 2019 Facebook page are not free speech disputes.

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Proposed policy undermines free speech at UC

Proposed policy undermines free speech at UC

Elizabeth Moore, Contributing Writer
September 21
Filed under OPINION

University of California backtracking on proposed policy to limit intolerant speech after igniting a firestorm of criticism

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Protests against speakers contrary to university ideals

Protests against speakers contrary to university ideals

WSN Editorial Board
February 4
Filed under OPINION

Efforts by faculty and students to disinvite speakers on college campuses is a net loss for learning, since college is a time for hearing opposing viewpoints.

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