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Eli Nachmany

Sierra Jackson, Managing Editor
March 23
Filed under Uncategorized

On the night of the most suspenseful event in U.S. politics, SPS senior Eli Nachmany — buried amongst a sea of red hats and matching ties — screamed in celebration at President Donald Trump’s victory party at the New York Hilton Midtown. But working for the winning candidate’s campaign isn’t...

We Reject Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban

We Reject Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban

NYU Syrian Refugee Awareness, Guest Editorial
March 20
Filed under OPINION

President Donald Trump's Muslim ban is a discriminatory act of hate, which infringes on human rights and breaks international refugee laws.

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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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Artists Responding to Election on Display at Kimmel

Artists Responding to Election on Display at Kimmel

Anastasiya Shelest, Contributing Writer
March 6
Filed under ARTS, Entertainment, TOP STORIES

The Kimmel Galleries are currently home to one of the biggest exhibits they've ever hosted, both in terms of sheer size and scope. "Unnatural Election: Artists Respond to the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election” is exactly what it sounds like on a scale that will astound.

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As Tempers Among Democrats Flare, Party Unity is Imperative

As Tempers Among Democrats Flare, Party Unity is Imperative

Nate Torto, Contributing Writer
March 2
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

As the Republicans ready their legislative offensive, it is vital that Democrats remain focused on the real opposition and not allow in fighting to hinder the ultimate goal of electoral victories.

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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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NYU Must Double-Down on Trans Protections

NYU Must Double-Down on Trans Protections

John Barna, Contributing Writer
March 1
Filed under OPINION

But now more than ever, NYU must reaffirm its commitment to respecting and defending the dignity of its transgender students. Since the Trump administration has outright refused to do so, NYU has an obligation to continue leading the way in protecting some of the most vulnerable students in its academic community.

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‘The Settlers’ Discusses Israel

‘The Settlers’ Discusses Israel

Ali Hassan, Contributing Writer
February 27
Filed under ARTS, Film

NYU professor Shimon Dotan's new documentary "The Settlers" brings the virulent controversy of settlements along the West Bank between Israel and Palestine to light, finding hope and moderation in a world often cast as radical and irreconcilable.

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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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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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Pervasive Politics Are Straining Energized Activism

Pervasive Politics Are Straining Energized Activism

Nate Torto, Contributing Writer
February 16
Filed under OPINION

The internet and social media have promoted a frenetic news cycle that does not allows us to mentally recover or devote our energy to desperately needed activism.

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Liberal Students Must End Their Hypocrisy

Liberal Students Must End Their Hypocrisy

Calvin Tran, Guest Writer
February 15
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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