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Oscars Are Still Problematic

Oscars Are Still Problematic

Drew Lederman, Contributing Writer
February 27
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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There’s More to Cynicism Than Just Being Obnoxious

There’s More to Cynicism Than Just Being Obnoxious

Henry Cohen, Staff Writer
February 27
Filed under OPINION

Many people falsely believe that being cynical equates to being dismissive and obnoxious. However, cynicism is a mentality and lifestyle that can fill one's life with individual happiness.

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Letter to the Editor: ‘NYU Should Reevaluate the LS Program’

Letter to the Editor: ‘NYU Should Reevaluate the LS Program’

LS Student Council
February 27
Filed under OPINION

The Liberal Studies Student Council argues that NYU's Liberal Studies program does in fact prepare students for their majors and their future careers, while also providing them with a thorough liberal arts education.

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NYU’s Menstrual Hygiene Products Program Is a Step in the Right Direction

NYU’s Menstrual Hygiene Products Program Is a Step in the Right Direction

Carine Zambrano, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under OPINION

The university’s initiative to provide free menstrual hygiene products in restrooms brings NYU one step closer to creating a more inclusive academic environment. This intiative should be mimicked by other institutions.

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NYU Should Offer Alternative Platform for Controversial Speakers

NYU Should Offer Alternative Platform for Controversial Speakers

WSN Editorial Board
February 24
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Rather than completely disregarding controversial speakers, it is possible to offer them an alternative platform that would allow for conversation and the sharing of ideas.

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Letter to the Editor: ‘John Sexton Should Not Be Speaking at NYU’

Letter to the Editor: ‘John Sexton Should Not Be Speaking at NYU’

John Beckman, NYU Spokesperson
February 24
Filed under OPINION

University spokesperson John Beckman responds to a recent Washington Square News editorial titled "John Sexton Should Not Be Speaking at NYU."

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John Sexton Should Not Be Speaking at NYU

John Sexton Should Not Be Speaking at NYU

WSN Editorial Board
February 22
Filed under OPINION

While Sexton has been recognized for his skillful debating, free speech has never been a center of his platform, making the choice to have Sexton headline this particular event confusing. Furthermore, Sexton’s tenure at NYU was filled with inexcusable mistakes, and he should never be an honoree at this university.

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Corporations Shouldn’t Have Opinions

Corporations Shouldn’t Have Opinions

Henry Cohen, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under OPINION

The attempts of corporate marketing teams to cash in on social issues underscores the core deceit of advertising. Obviously organisations like Audi are not uniformly committed to gender pay parity as they proudly proclaim in their cringe-worthy Super Bowl ad.

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Patriots Should Boycott Trump

Patriots Should Boycott Trump

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor
February 21
Filed under OPINION

It makes perfect sense to boycott visiting Trump as protest, yet players can take it a step further. Instead of merely hanging back, players should take a visit to Barack Obama — who will be setting up camp in D.C. in the near future — on the same day of the official White House trip.

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Gorsuch’s View on Regulatory Agencies Serves College Students Well

Gorsuch’s View on Regulatory Agencies Serves College Students Well

Eli Nachmany, Guest Writer
February 21
Filed under OPINION

In Judge Gorsuch, the American people get an individual who believes strongly in the independence of the court. He walks the fine line between the “judicial activism” against which Justice Scalia routinely railed and an overbearing amount of judicial restraint that threatens our nation’s economic prowess as regulators grab for power.

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Better Education Responsible for Political Correctness

Better Education Responsible for Political Correctness

Andrew Heying, Deputy Opinion Editor
February 21
Filed under OPINION

Just as a doctor learns to call what is often called the funny bone the ulnar nerve, educated people learn that the veil often worn by Muslim women is a hijab, not a funny scarf.

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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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