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Give Silent Films a Chance

Give Silent Films a Chance

Laura Rubio, Contributing Writer
March 22
Filed under OPINION

Silent cinema is one of the most creative genres of film and should not be dismissed as a boring form of entertainment.

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The Oxford Comma Is a Must

The Oxford Comma Is a Must

Andrew Heying, Deputy Opinion Editor
March 20
Filed under OPINION

Recently, neglecting to use the oxford comma has sparked a lawsuit that could end up costing Maine $10 million, proving that the Oxford Comma is absolutely necessary.

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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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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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Small Victories in ACA Replacement Prove Protests Are Worth It

Small Victories in ACA Replacement Prove Protests Are Worth It

WSN Editorial Board
March 8
Filed under OPINION

While many on the right have called these protests pointless and a waste of time, the decision to keep young adults covered proves that the GOP is being influenced by the pressure coming from young protestors.

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Our Current Understanding of Sanctuary Campuses is Flawed

Our Current Understanding of Sanctuary Campuses is Flawed

Henry Cohen, Staff Writer
March 8
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

NYU does not have the authority to defy the federal government, and barring future court rulings regarding the deportations and the travel ban it is likely that it never will. Instead of trying to turn the university into a sovereign entity within the state of New York, these misguided protesters would be better off using their time and resources to combat unjust travel bans in a more informed, constructive context.

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De Blasio’s Plan to Manage the Homeless Crisis Is Complicated

De Blasio’s Plan to Manage the Homeless Crisis Is Complicated

John Barna, Contributing Writer
March 8
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

De Blasio’s tempered approach to seeking progress incrementally should be celebrated by liberals as something that could realistically make a difference, not criticized as insufficiently progressive. Progressivism should be about accomplishing progress, not about setting unachievable goals.

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No More LGBT Character Tragedies

No More LGBT Character Tragedies

Melanie Pineda, Staff Writer
March 6
Filed under OPINION

The media as a whole should be held accountable for enforcing stereotypical representation and must instead be pressured into inciting more fleshed out, accurate LGBTQ portrayals.

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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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Latest DeVos Gaffe Affirms Students’ Fears

Latest DeVos Gaffe Affirms Students’ Fears

WSN Editorial Board
March 1
Filed under OPINION

While NYU is a private institution, DeVos’ actions will affect the education system as a whole — including federal financial aid that many NYU students rely on. Therefore, it is imperative that we continue to represent reason and truth by speaking out against people like DeVos.

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