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Two Student Protestors Arrested at Rave for Israel’s 70th Birthday in WSP

Two Student Protestors Arrested at Rave for Israel’s 70th Birthday in WSP

By Sarah Jackson, Deputy News Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, Top Story, University News

What started as a celebration of Israel's 70th birthday in Washington Square Park ended with the arrests of two NYU students.

Activist Ravi Ragbir Granted Stay of Deportation Files First Amendment Lawsuit

Activist Ravi Ragbir Granted Stay of Deportation Files First Amendment Lawsuit

By Sarah Jackson, Deputy News Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under City News, News, Top Stories

Immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir has been granted a stay of deportation, which allows him to stay in the country at least until his next check-in with ICE on March 15. He has filed a lawsuit against the federal government, claiming ICE deports immigrants for speaking out against the agency.

An NYU Student’s Guide to Protesters’ Rights

An NYU Student’s Guide to Protesters’ Rights

By Riley Blake, Contributing Writer

April 24, 2017


Filed under Features

Knowing you have the right to protest and knowing specifically what those rights mean are two different things. Check out our simple guide to what protests are and aren't legally protected under the U.S. Constitution.

Q&A: NYU Protester Arrested

Q&A: NYU Protester Arrested

By Herman Lee, Staff Writer

February 6, 2017


Filed under 2016 Election, City News, Diversity at NYU, News, University News

Steinhardt sophomore Zane Kerr was arrested at a protest: WSN did a Q&A with him about his experience.

Flood Wall Street sets sights on capitalism, arrests made

Flood Wall Street sets sights on capitalism, arrests made

By Felipe De La Hoz, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2014


Filed under News

A man climbed a lamppost in the financial district and addressed the crowd in a symbolic moment on Sept. 22. Yelling that money was worthless, he reached into his pocket and threw a loose wad of cash at police officers below. The man was part of a crowd of protesters who gathered near the New York...

NYU student arrested for building air rifles in dorm

NYU student arrested for building air rifles in dorm

By Amy Zhang and Nicole Brown

April 23, 2013


Filed under News

  CAS junior Bernard Goal was arrested by the New York Police Department on Monday night for the possession of illegal weapons. Maintenance crew members found air rifles on his bed in room 1705 of Lafayette Street residence hall on Monday and contacted NYU Public Safety. Read More ...

Bloomberg proposes loosening marijuana posession policies

Bloomberg proposes loosening marijuana posession policies

February 22, 2013


Filed under News

Starting in March, Mayor Bloomberg’s new marijuana policy will decrease the level of punishment for those found in possession of small amounts of marijuana. City residents caught with a low-level of marijuana, less than 7/8 of an ounce, will no longer face any amount of overnight jail-time an...