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Spacey’s Dangerous False Equivalency

Spacey’s Dangerous False Equivalency

By Andrew Heying, Opinion Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Spacey released a statement in which he took full responsibility for the sexual harassment before quickly using the statement as a platform to formally come out as gay. Not only is this a pathetic public relations strategy, but it creates an extremely dangerous equivalency between being gay and being a pedophile.

In Music, Forgiveness is Tricky

By Tye Musante, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music

The music industry can be unforgiving, but often at varying levels. With allegations of abuse and crime, fanbases take different approaches in self-policing measures.

NYUAD’s Continual Issues Are Troubling

NYUAD’s Continual Issues Are Troubling

By WSN Editorial Board

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

NYU must decide whether they want to be the university of diversity, equity, and inclusion, that it claims to be. The days of turning a blind eye are over.

Music Fans May Listen Mindfully

Music Fans May Listen Mindfully

By Patrick Seaman, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Separating the person from the music they make is a dangerous way to desensitize ourselves to their often destructive behaviors.

“Goat” Illuminates Hazing But Fails to Account for Greater Issues

“Goat” Illuminates Hazing But Fails to Account for Greater Issues

By Zach Martin, Editor-at-Large

September 23, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Andrew Neel's new film "Goat" brilliantly addresses the issue of hazing within university Greek life, but falls shorts in more than a few other ways.

UPDATE: Report issued on NYUAD labor conditions

UPDATE: Report issued on NYUAD labor conditions

By Alanna Bayarin and Marita Vlachou

April 19, 2015


Filed under News

An update to the recently released report on the labor violations at the NYU Abu Dhabi campus.

Students fight sexual assault with awareness

Students fight sexual assault with awareness

By Amanda Morris, Contributing Writer

April 14, 2015


Filed under News

Students for Sexual Respect at NYU has planned a slate of events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Reform of Rikers Island long overdue

Reform of Rikers Island long overdue

By WSN Editorial Board

February 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The abuse of vulnerable populations at Rikers Island needs to be systematically addressed with training reform.

Athletic administration corruption requires top-down morality check

Athletic administration corruption requires top-down morality check

April 9, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last week Rutgers University coach Mike Rice was fired after ESPN’s “Outside The Lines” aired a video of him physically and verbally abusing the players of his Scarlet Knights men’s basketball team. The footage showed Rice pegging a basketball at multiple players’ heads, kicking them and screaming...