Washington Square News

Staff Rants: Faltering Quality of Music, Avenue A and Cantor Film Center

Staff Rants: Faltering Quality of Music, Avenue A and Cantor Film Center

By WSN Staff

September 20, 2018


Filed under City, Culture, Opinion, University Life

For our first Staff Rants of the semester, WSN weighs in on the rapid pace of music production, Serial’s new season, Avenue A, NYU’s poor organizational skills and the rain.

Giving Up My Voting Rights in My Home State

Giving Up My Voting Rights in My Home State

By Yasmin Patel, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2018


Filed under City, Opinion, Politics, University Life

Read one writer's argument for why fear of giving up voter registration in their home-state should not dissuade college students from voter registration and from heading to the polls this November.

The Lost Voice of Journalism

The Lost Voice of Journalism

By Mitch Bedows, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2018


Filed under City, Opinion

A take on the closure of the Village Voice — a downtown New York institution — and what the implications are for local papers around the country and for journalism in the United States within the current political landscape.

The Line Between Convenience and Gentrification

The Line Between Convenience and Gentrification

By Maren Naegele, Contributing Writer

September 7, 2018


Filed under City, Opinion

The chainstore we all know and love may not necessarily be positive for the village.

The Dollar Slice is Undervalued

The Dollar Slice is Undervalued

By Jasem Alzaabi, Contributing Writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under City, Opinion

The once essential dollar slice in New York City is quickly disappearing, and with it goes a unifying standard in New York dining.

Finding School Spirit at a College With None

Finding School Spirit at a College With None

By Andrea Pineda-Salgado, Contributing Writer

August 26, 2018


Filed under City, Opinion, University Life

Sometimes it can feel like NYU lacks school spirit. Here is how you find your way — and place — in a university unlike any other.

Right to Disconnect Bill Needs Reworking

Right to Disconnect Bill Needs Reworking

By Tyler Crews, Opinion Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under City, Opinion, Politics, Technology

I would love to see a separation between work and home life; however Councilman Rafael L. Espinal Jr.'s bill, if passed, has potential to be ineffective due to its ambiguity.

What Does Gothamist Reopening Mean for Local News

What Does Gothamist Reopening Mean for Local News

By Diego Maguina Razuri, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018


Filed under City, Opinion

Gothamist is resuming publication and fans are thrilled. However, the Gotahmist's reopening also raises questions around the future of local journalism.

Turnstile Stops Disproportionately Affect Minorities

Turnstile Stops Disproportionately Affect Minorities

By Bix Willis Komita Moussa, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under City, Opinion

The NYPD believes that arresting turnstile jumpers allows for the capture of greater criminals, however, the District Attorney's decision to reduce the consequences of turnstile jumping aids low-income and minority residents, for whom the consequences of jail time and an arrest record can be catastrophic.