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Educators Should Encourage a More Empathetic Understanding of History

Educators Should Encourage a More Empathetic Understanding of History

Henry Cohen, Staff Writer
March 22
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

On the contrary, in seeing these historical figures as only names in a textbook we forget that they were real flesh-and-blood people with fears and aspirations, and knowing this can only enhance our understanding of the past.

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Smartphones Are The Newest Drug For Students

Smartphones Are The Newest Drug For Students

Adryan Barlia, Contributing Writer
March 20
Filed under OPINION

Almost all NYU students can agree that being on their smartphones is perhaps a more appealing option than sitting on a desk working on assignments for hours on end, which is similar mentality that comes into play with drugs.

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Stop Using the Oxford Comma

Stop Using the Oxford Comma

Emma Rudd, Deputy Opinion Editor
March 20
Filed under OPINION

The Oxford Comma is an unnecessary embellishment and should only be required when the original message of the text is already ambiguous.

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Alternative Breaks Encourage Valuable Service and Growth

Alternative Breaks Encourage Valuable Service and Growth

Laura Shkouratoff, Creative Director
March 20
Filed under OPINION

The NYU Alternative Breaks program, provides countless benefits to both participants and the communities that student-volunteers serve.

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Universities Need to Work to Reduce Climate Change

Universities Need to Work to Reduce Climate Change

WSN Editorial Board
March 9
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

With climate change's effects becoming more apparent and E.P.A. Chief Scott Pruitt's denying that climate change is tied to carbon dioxide emissions, it is now more important than ever that NYU students continue their efforts to fight climate change in any way they can.

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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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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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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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