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Harvard University Is Wrong About Chelsea Manning

Harvard University Is Wrong About Chelsea Manning

WSN Editorial Board

September 20, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Douglas W. Elmendorf, the dean of the Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, disinvited Chelsea Manning after the initial reprehension towards the announcement of her fellowship at the university. Harvard's reaction, however, raised even more controversy, as Elmendorf affirmed that Manning's opinions could not be endorsed by the university.

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Second Language Proficiency Must Be Required

Second Language Proficiency Must Be Required

Jan Alex, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under OPINION

In order for American students to remain cultured in an increasingly interconnected world, the U.S. needs to take pro-active measures to increase the foreign language literacy of students. If we do not act fast, we will simply be left behind.

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ESPN Controversy Highlights Sexism and Racism

ESPN Controversy Highlights Sexism and Racism

Amelia Reardon, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under OPINION

The question whether Jemele Hill was entitled to her opinion or whether she had crossed a line presented itself to the public. An even bigger question that arose, however, is if the White House crossed a line requesting for her removal.

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There Is No Perfect Commentary on Race

There Is No Perfect Commentary on Race

J Metije, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under OPINION

In regards to actual writing, the many readers I've talked to suggest the book falls apart. This, I would argue, is where they are wrong.

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The Golden Age of TV Is Costing Our TV Writers

The Golden Age of TV Is Costing Our TV Writers

Mert Erenel, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under OPINION

There’s a reason people are calling this period the Golden Age of TV, as the TV experience has fundamentally changed. However, I would argue, not all of these changes are for the better.

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In Support of Michelle Jones

In Support of Michelle Jones

WSN Editorial Board

September 18, 2017


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

While the presence of someone who was convicted of such a gruesome crime may make some students feel uneasy, Jones served her time and undoubtedly deserves to be at NYU.

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Immigration from a Human Perspective

Immigration from a Human Perspective

Martine Duffy, Contributing Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under OPINION

People do not immigrate illegally for fun. It is dangerous, it is terrifying, it is traumatically disruptive to a person’s life.

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Locked in the Path of Danger

Locked in the Path of Danger

Amelia Reardon, Contriuting Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under OPINION

With the recent increase in disasters in the past months, the question arises of what happens to those who cannot assure their safety — inmates in the U.S. prison system — in the face of these devastating forces of nature.

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American Media Fails to Contextualize Climate-Intensified Disasters

American Media Fails to Contextualize Climate-Intensified Disasters

Theo Wayt, Contributing Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Most American news outlets, no matter their political leanings, seem currently to emulate our President’s erratic, unfocused, 140-characters-or-less style.

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The Merits and Shortcomings of Higher Education Rankings

The Merits and Shortcomings of Higher Education Rankings

Alex Domb, Contributing Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under OPINION

NYU jumped from a tie for 36th national research university last year to a tie for 30th this year

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New Talk Between President Trump and Democrats on DACA Reform In Progress

New Talk Between President Trump and Democrats on DACA Reform In Progress

WSN Editorial Board

September 15, 2017


Filed under OPINION

President Donald Trump's willingness to negotiate DACA policies with Democrats is a good sign.

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Failure of Traditional Alcohol Policies in a Non-Traditional School

Failure of Traditional Alcohol Policies in a Non-Traditional School

Michael Ellis, Contributing Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Shouldn't harsh punishments prevent underage students from consuming alcohol? The answer is no.

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