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The Labor of Student Loans

The Labor of Student Loans

By Dyshere Logan, Columnist

September 20, 2018


Filed under Education, Opinion, Top Stories, University Life

The story of a drama student and her overwhelming debt gives insight into the lack of economic diversity at NYU and the insidious effects of money on the pursuit of higher education.

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.

Temporary Housing Dulls Shine of NYU Experience

Temporary Housing Dulls Shine of NYU Experience

By Sima Doctoroff and Sarah John, Contributing Writers

September 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories, University Life

Though temporary housing may be a necessary accommodation, it inevitably impacts the experience of first-years negatively.

It’s About Time Rubin Cooled Down

It’s About Time Rubin Cooled Down

By WSN Editorial Board

September 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, University Life

In light of the announcement that Rubin Hall will finally be equipped with air-conditioning three years from now, the Editorial Board explores why the lack of air-conditioning in university housing can prove to go beyond a simple inconvenience.

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.

An International Student’s Perspective on NYU Greek Life

An International Student’s Perspective on NYU Greek Life

By Sarah Gotfredsen, Contributing Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion, University Life

Surprisingly, Greek Life has nothing to do with Greece.

Writing Never Gets Easier — That’s the Point

Writing Never Gets Easier — That’s the Point

By Melanie Pineda, Deputy Opinion Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, University Life

This article explores the value, difficulty, and rigor of what it means to write for a college class - and why writing in college matters.

The Hopeful Legacy of Elmer Bobst

The Hopeful Legacy of Elmer Bobst

By Mitch Bedows, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized, University Life

Bobst Library doesn't need to be renamed because the irony of Elmer Holmes Bobst's anti-Semitic beliefs represents progress.

Frats Banning Alcohol Won’t Stop Its Abuse

Frats Banning Alcohol Won’t Stop Its Abuse

By WSN Editorial Board

September 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, University Life

The WSN Editorial Board reflects on the effects of drinking bans and fraternity culture at NYU.

Learning to Thank My Parents, One Phone Call at a Time

Learning to Thank My Parents, One Phone Call at a Time

By Janice Lee, Opinion Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, University Life

Calling your parents may be a small gesture, but can express your gratitude to them in more ways than you would think.

How Service Became My Community

How Service Became My Community

By Maren Naegele, Contributing Writer

September 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, University Life

A freshman contributing writer reflects on her experience during Welcome Week.

Returning to New York for the First Time

Returning to New York for the First Time

By Hanna Khosravi, Deputy Opinion Editor

September 3, 2018


Filed under University Life

A compare and contrast of returning to NYU sophomore year versus the (somewhat disorienting) experience of going through Welcome Week as a freshman.

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