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Don’t Censor Lil Yachty

Don’t Censor Lil Yachty

By Victor Porcelli, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

While in the Palladium gym, I noticed peculiar censorship of Lil' Yachty lyrics in D.R.A.M.'s "Broccoli," and pondered the implications of such a practice.

NYU Was Right To Cancel Watson Talk

NYU Was Right To Cancel Watson Talk

By Connor Borden, Staff Writer

September 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It is time to end our glorification of famous and important people in science and other fields in light of their derogatory and backwards ideas.

Twitter’s Censorship Policy Too Inconsistent

Twitter’s Censorship Policy Too Inconsistent

By Rachel Salisbury, Contributing Writer

March 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Twitter's choice to censor the hashtag #StopIslam from its trending topics could be a foreboding glimpse at how Twitter’s attempt to curtail what the company deems hateful conduct could change how Twitter is used as a platform for political dialogue.

MPAA Shapes Unhealthy Film-Watching Habits

MPAA Shapes Unhealthy Film-Watching Habits

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Staff Writer

February 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Without proactive reform, this backwards, “mommy-like” system dictating cinema will harm children, the very group it is in place to protect.

Political meddling is real threat to free speech

Political meddling is real threat to free speech

By Richard Shu, Deputy Copy Chief

March 25, 2015


Filed under Opinion

While trigger warnings are often attacked for being the antithesis of free speech, politicians meddling in education issues is much more serious.

NYU free speech stance online deserves credit

NYU free speech stance online deserves credit

By Tommy Collison, Staff Writer

November 5, 2014


Filed under Opinion

NYU should be commended for allowing its study away students to access the internet without being restrained by local censorship.

Debate over trigger warnings in classrooms hits campus

Debate over trigger warnings in classrooms hits campus

By Monica Millay

October 20, 2014


Filed under Features

Trigger warnings have recently come under fire in the realm of academia as to whether or not professors should include them in their syllabi.

Omar’s Oration: Satirist must not forgo his role in Egyptian revolution

Omar’s Oration: Satirist must not forgo his role in Egyptian revolution

March 24, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef is one of the most prominent opponents of Egypt’s government. His steely green eyes belie his Arab roots, and his English suggests a Westernness uncommon among most Egyptians. It is unsurprising, then, that viewers and readers give so much weight to his opinion. Youss...

Police arrest over instagram photo represents overreaction

Police arrest over instagram photo represents overreaction

April 15, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last Wednesday, Jennifer Pawluck, a 20-year-old student, was arrested in Montreal for posting a picture on Instagram of a graffiti painting that depicted the city’s police commander, Ian Lafreniere, with a bullet hole in his forehead. Pawluck did not draw the anti-cop graffiti, which was plastered...

‘Fotogramas’ exhibit displays Spanish magazine

‘Fotogramas’ exhibit displays Spanish magazine

February 14, 2013


Filed under Features

For people living in Spain in the’40s and ’50s, cinema quickly became much more than a few hours of leisurely fun. The “Fotogramas” exhibit on display at the King Juan Carlos I Center, which opened Tuesday, explores the significance of cinema for Spaniards who lived in a decade under a severely oppressive Franco dictatorship at the end of a b...