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‘Forbidden NYU’ Turns 18

‘Forbidden NYU’ Turns 18

By Julia Fields, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Forbidden NYU celebrated its 18th year with a "Barely Legal" edition, containing spoofs of many famous musicals tailored to the school's most common problems.

The Community College Transfer Opportunity Program Must Improve

The Community College Transfer Opportunity Program Must Improve

By WSN Editorial Board

September 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Chicago's Star Scholarship shows NYU should continue to grow its Community College Transfer Opportunity Program, encouraging prospective and transfer students, from all economic backgrounds, to be a part of its academic community.

Comedy is No Laughing Matter for NYU’s Dangerbox

Comedy is No Laughing Matter for NYU’s Dangerbox

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

NYU's longest-running improv group, Dangerbox, discusses their preparation for the College Improv Tournament, which took place on Feb. 25 in Chicago.

Love, Family and Baseball: The Cubs Say Goodbye to Someday

Love, Family and Baseball: The Cubs Say Goodbye to Someday

By Gabriella Bower, Beauty and Style Editor

November 4, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After a 108 years, the Chicago Cubs World Series win was one for the history books. For one WSN editor, it was a family affair.

PBS Documentary “All the Difference” Highlights Urban Education

PBS Documentary “All the Difference” Highlights Urban Education

By Natalie Whalen, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

PBS’s Point of View documentary series will feature the stirring “All the Difference” this Monday, Sept. 12. The film follows the respective paths of two Urban Prep high school students from the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago as they move from high school to four-year universities. Both raw and hea...

Alvarez Defeat Shows Millennial Activism is Alive and Well

Alvarez Defeat Shows Millennial Activism is Alive and Well

By Matthew Perry, Contributing Writer

March 31, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Young people, especially young people of color, are turning their political visions into reality in profound ways across the nation. Their advocacy is not constrained solely to social media and protesting chalked messages — it directly yields tangible political change.

Deep-dish pizza makes leap from Chicago to SoHo at Emmett’s

Deep-dish pizza makes leap from Chicago to SoHo at Emmett’s

March 4, 2014


Filed under Dining, Features

Emmett’s, a new pizzeria that recently opened in SoHo, specializes in its authentic Chicago deep-dish pizza, a daring move in New York City. The presence of deep-dish pizza within itself is a breath of fresh air to those who tire of the $1 late-night pizza dives and the high-class, Zagat-rat...

NYU-Poly keeps fire departments informed with ALIVE

NYU-Poly keeps fire departments informed with ALIVE

November 8, 2013


Filed under Features

To help protect the individuals who protect us, a team of researchers from the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, in conjunction with the New York City Fire Department, the Chicago Fire Department and the Bloomington Fire Department, has developed an interactive game-like training tool called Advanced Learning through Integrated Visual Environme...

Defeat for NYU soccer

Defeat for NYU soccer

November 4, 2013


Filed under Sports

Last weekend both NYU men’s and women’s soccer teams faced University Athletic Associations rivals University of Chicago Maroons and number one-ranked University of Washington in St. Louis Bears. On Friday at home in Gaelic Park, the men battled for 120 minutes in a thrilling double-overtime m...

Knicks threaten to make serious playoff run after hot streak

Knicks threaten to make serious playoff run after hot streak

February 7, 2013


Filed under Sports

The New York Knicks are in an interesting place in the NBA’s Eastern Conference as they prepare to enjoy their All- Star break. They’re fighting the Miami Heat for the Eastern Conference’s top seed, a major leap from last year’s finish as the No. 7 seed when they had to play Miami in the first...

Chicago teacher strike fails to consider consequences

September 19, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The city of Chicago and its children can breathe a sigh of relief, as the Teachers Union strike was brought to an end last night. Yesterday’s calamity of a democratic process prevented school from starting for approximately 350,000 students in the nation’s third largest school district for over a week. T...

Students First or ‘politics first’?

September 11, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

It’s become an accepted bipartisan fact, given the nature of political versus actual truth in our post-truth political system, that America’s schools are gravely broken. Broken almost beyond repair. The popular agitprop documentary “Waiting for Superman,” heavily praised by both political parties,...