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Union Square: Prepare to Welcome a Tech Hub

Union Square: Prepare to Welcome a Tech Hub

By Sarah Jackson, News Editor

August 26, 2018


Filed under City News, News

A new high-rise tech hub was approved by City Council to be built in Union Square.

NYC Councilman Wants You to Have a Right to Disconnect From Work

NYC Councilman Wants You to Have a Right to Disconnect From Work

By Sunanda Gaskins, Staff Writer

April 3, 2018


Filed under City News, News

A New York City councilman has proposed a bill that would make it illegal for employers to contact employees after work hours.

Students Campaign for Change

Students Campaign for Change

By Chelsey Sanchez, Digital Director

November 6, 2017


Filed under Features

For some NYU students, working on a campaign for a local election means campaigning to affect citizens' daily life.

It’s Time to Bring Morality Back to the Ballot Box

It’s Time to Bring Morality Back to the Ballot Box

By Alison Zimmerman, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

But when deeds of aggression and crude misogyny aren’t enough to sway our vote, where can we turn to direct the moral conversation and condemn violence?

What Led Chetan Hebbur to Run for City Council?

What Led Chetan Hebbur to Run for City Council?

By Sayer Devlin, Deputy News Editor

April 3, 2017


Filed under City News, News, University News

WSN sat down with Chetan Hebbur, who is running for City Council, and Community Outreach Manager Alicia Findley.

CAS Senior is Running for New York City Council

CAS Senior is Running for New York City Council

By Sayer Devlin, Deputy News Editor

March 20, 2017


Filed under City News, News, University News

CAS senior Chetan Hebbur is running for City Council in New York City's Second District.

Affordable Housing Battles in the Backyard

Affordable Housing Battles in the Backyard

By Aaron Reuben, Contributing Writer

April 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Failing to create a pathway for legal ADUs will force the number of illegal, and often unsafe units to rise.

Study shows proposed bill could make childrens’ fast food options healthier

Study shows proposed bill could make childrens’ fast food options healthier

By Justine Morris, Deputy News Editor

September 8, 2015


Filed under City News, News, University News

NYU Langone published a study proving the effectiveness of making kid's meals healthier.

E-cigarette commercials for children must stop

E-cigarette commercials for children must stop

April 15, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

A new study by the Democratic members of Congress has demonstrated what many in the public health community feared about e-cigarettes: companies are now actively marketing to children and teenagers. E-cigarette companies are heavily promoting the new devices to teen non-smokers by introducing fruit fla...

New York City Council to vote on disposable grocery bag 10-cent fee

New York City Council to vote on disposable grocery bag 10-cent fee

April 4, 2014


Filed under News

The New York City Council has proposed a bill that would mandate a 10-cent fee on all disposable plastic and paper bags used at grocery stores, aiming to make the city more environmentally conscious by promoting the use of reusable bags. If passed, New York City will follow the example of Washington, D.C....

Bill protects interns from workplace harassment

Bill protects interns from workplace harassment

April 3, 2014


Filed under News

New York City Council voted unanimously to amend the New York City Human Rights Law to extend protection from sexual harassment to unpaid interns. The legislation, voted into law on March 26, is in response to a widely publicized case in 2013 when a Syracuse student and former Phoenix Satellite Tel...

Smoking bill muddles idea of adulthood

Smoking bill muddles idea of adulthood

By Christina Coleburn, Staff Columnist

November 11, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Nearly 18 months after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s infamous proposal to ban large sodas, New York City residents have been confronted with another controversial push for public health. Among other anti-cigarette provisions, the City Council voted to raise the tobacco-buying age from 18 to 21, ...

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